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|Mcfadden & Whitehead|
Mcfadden & Whitehead
Genres: Pop, R&B
Gene McFadden and John Whitehead had years of experience as cowriters and -producers of some of Philadelphia International's most indelible hits (the O'Jays' "Back Stabbers" among them) by the time they got their shot as r... more »
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Gene McFadden and John Whitehead had years of experience as cowriters and -producers of some of Philadelphia International's most indelible hits (the O'Jays' "Back Stabbers" among them) by the time they got their shot as recording artists in 1979. While their career as hit-making performers burned short, the light was bright. This album, their first, contained a propulsive multipurpose anthem in "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"; while nothing else here is quite as exciting as that, up-tempo Pendergrass-style cuts such as "Just Wanna Love You Baby" and "I Got the Love" are examples of label talent cruising at a peak just before the commercial, er, bottom fell out of disco. --Rickey Wright
RIP : Gene McFadden 1/27/06 and John Whitehead 5/11/04
. | Chicago, IL USA | 01/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Two irreplaceable musicmakers."
Pieter | Johannesburg | 12/25/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In 1979 the famous Sound of Philadelphia of Sigma Sound Studios threw up this delicious album of funky disco. The big hit was Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now, a mid tempo dance number with lovely interplay between the male and female vocals. Mr Music is another slab of bubbly party funk, whilst Just Wanna Love You Baby is somewhat heavier. I Got The Love is a strong piece with passionate vocals and full bodied instrumentation. There are slow soulful ballads like I've Been Pushed Aside and You're My Someone To Love whilst the romantic dance number Do You Want To Dance, an extended workout with rhythm breaks and urgent vocals, concludes the album. McFadden and Whitehead's music operated in a niche somewhere between the Philly sound of MFSB and the heavier funk of artists like Rick James and Parliament or Funkadelic. It still sounds good after all these years and is a good showcase of the funkier side of the famous Philly Sound.