Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The rare Silk group
Terrence D. Hillman | Colorado, USA | 08/13/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is some rare soul from Prelude Records. I bought this CD not really knowing who they were, but I wasn't disappointed by no means. This was from a time when they knew how to make music, noted, an album produced by the one and only David Porter (Isaac Hayes' right-hand man.) This version of Silk, I believe, hail from Chicago and it sounds like it! I wish Amazon would update these pages, especially for imports and out-of-print CDs because more people should know more about the rare grooves like this and should be able to hear soundclips. Just my opinion, but people are missing out, big time! If I wasn't price-checking on Texas' Silk (Lil' G and them,) I still wouldn't know about this classic. Not to mention, Unidisc put the pedal to the metal and found the master tapes for this remastered reissue onto CD! The highlights of this album are "I Know I Didn't Do You Wrong," "Give Yourself To Me," and my favorite song here, "Let Him Go." That song means a lot to me. The hook goes, "Let him go baby, he's standing in the way of our happiness." I had a girl like that I was interested in, but all she could talk about was how this fool put her through so many things and wasn't trying to be a part of her life. She had one kid (for sure) by him, but he wasn't doing what he was supposed to after knocking her up. Well, you get the idea. She was crazy anyway - lol!
On a brighter note, I hope that this group's first album gets the same treatment, if the master tapes can be found, because It's almost as good as this album I'm reviewing. If you catch this review after stumbling across this goldmine, take heed and feel "Smooth As Silk" and get ready for some old school true slow jams because it's time to bring the love back to music.
(Check pics for track listings that I've supplied)
BTW, R.I.P. to one of the greats of the old school and we were blessed with 62 years of his presence in music, film and television, Mr. Isaac Hayes. Saddend with the sudden loss, He'll be remembered as the co-creator of Hot-Buttered Soul (think SHAFT,) Truck Turner, and Chef from South Park."