Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Maze, Frankie Beverly|
Joy & Pain
Genres: Pop, R&B
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Really tight Album
email@example.com | usa | 10/17/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"this Album just never dates.it sounds as soulful&Full of Groove as it did when it first came out. the title cut alone is that Jam that sets off any Maze Concert."Southern Girl" is Da Jam.it's a Crying shame these Brothers don't get no Love.Frankie Beverly&Maze would run the Rolling Stones&some of these Other bands off the stage."
It's All One And The Same!
Andre' S Grindle | Bangor,ME. | 08/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hands down this is a brilliant album!In the emmediate post
disco era Frankie Beverly & Maze had been swinging the musical
tide in the opposit direction for five years before this album
was released in 1980.The opening cut "Changing Times" swirls
around with a light guitar solo,then goes into blasts of bass
before going full throttle into soulful funkiness,matched only
to a plaintive guitar and Beverly's gurgling,soulful voice.
Then there is the title cut and I only have one word to say about that-ALL TIME SOUL AND POP CLASSIC!It's up there with
the finest of Stevie,Marvin,Isaac,The O'jays and EWF but sadly
is little known outside the R&B community!"Southern Girl" is
a fine funk romp but throughout 'Joy And Pain' tempo's are always changing,the musica always evolving and the organ/vocal/
guitar interplay has a rather folksy approch to soul that few
of the period's urban contemporary artists could replicate.Not
that Maze with their hard driving sound were ever an urban band at all.And that's what gives this album it's charm-it's unlike
anything else in R&B at that point and hasn't aged one day!The
entire neo soul movement of today stems directly from albums
like this one so fans of 'Innervisions','What's Going On',
'Hot Buttered Soul' or even 'A Quiet Storm' should go right out
and purchase 'Joy And Pain'-it's a definitive soul classic
and will transport you to another musical world!"
James A. Hicks | 06/09/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I fist heard, the Joy and Pain album, I was 14yrs. old. I listened to it over an over!
That was 1979. I still listen to it, over and over! Frankie Beverly and Maze embodies dance, jazz, and soulful lyrics, that make you feel so good, it hurts! I highly recommend this album(c.d.,) as well as all, of Maze's other miusic.