Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Timmy Thomas, Brighter Side of Darkness, The Chi-Lites|
Soul Hits 70's 10
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop, R&B
A Good Way to Remember the Early 1970's! :)
Robert J. Schneider | Tacoma, WA USA | 04/30/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the only one in the series that I own right now, although looking at some of the other CDs in this collection, that may not be the case for much longer. I bought this CD about 7 years ago, mainly for two of my favorite R&B songs of the early-70's period, First Choice's "Armed and Extremely Dangerous" and "I'm Doin' Fine Now" by New York City (where I was born and raised). In fact, I had bought the single of the latter song way back when I was 6 years old, one of my very first music purchases! :)"Love Jones" and "Superfly" are such classics, although I'm more fond of "Love Jones." War's "The World Is A Ghetto" is so brilliant with the harmonizing vocals, as well as being really catchy and funky. Johnny Nash's "Stir It Up" is catchy reggae-pop, and The Four Tops' "Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)" is a classic (Although it could also be called a relic, as Levi Stubbs sings the line "Cause it's my word, my WORD she'll obey.")The most risque song on this CD is easily "Pillow Talk" by Sylvia (Robinson, of "Mickey & Sylvia" fame from the late 50's) in which she simulates an orgasm at the end of the song. Although she was not the first one to do that in a song (that honor, so to speak, would go to the Chakachas for their extremely randy "Jungle Fever" a year earlier, as the wonderful and informative liner notes point out), this song raised quite a stir in 1972 (in more ways than one!). It still never fails to turn heads, if you know what I mean! ;) After all, it WAS put out during the height of the sexual revolution!This is a really good CD for those of us who wax nostalgic for some of that great early '70's music every once in a while!"
Great installment in a Great series
Robert J. Schneider | 07/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Vol. 10 of the Didn't it Blow Your Mind series is outstanding featuring such classics as "Superfly" and "Ain't No Woman" to more underrated and forgotten gems like "Leaving Me" by the Independents. Highly recommended."