Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, R&B, Christian, Gospel
A classic sleeper
Kent Browning | SPRINGFIELD, OHIO United States | 09/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When you think of girl groups of the 70's u think of First Choice, The Emotions, Three Degrees, or even The Honey Cone. A group that made several strong showings in the late 60's and early 70's is the Sweet Inspirations! Minus Cissy Houston(mother of Whitney) on this 1973 release on STAX records the Sweet Inspirations manage to put together a winner of an album. With lush ballads("Wishes & Dishes", & "The whole world is out") and groovy blues tinged singles("Slipped & Tripped" and "Pity Yourself") this group deserved a better showing from the southern label. The sweet inspirations also lay it down on the hauting "You roam when you dont get it at home!". The notorious bass-line groove of "All it takes is you & me" is pure soul. Their harmonies could have only been rivaled by LABELLE in their hey-day. Check out the lovey-dovey "Why marry?" and you wont ask why they were the most in demand background vocalists for two decades........just listen to ELVIS PRESLEY, VAN MORRISON, ARETHA FRANKLIN, DUSTY SPRINGFIELD, AND OTHERS AND SEE IF YOU DONT HEAR THIS GROUP ON THE LPS??? Any fan of 70's soul should pick up this release. Essential!!!"
Stephen Z. Stein | 01/25/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album was recorded at Stax records three years after founding Sweet Inspiration member, Cissy Houston, left the group for a solo career. The other three girls Estelle, Myrna, and Sylvia was able to carry on. These girls was mainly employed as Elvis Presley background singers for the rest of his life and career. The album itself is great. You roam the second song is my favorite. Call me when all else fails is a slow bluesy staxy song. Also on this cd is their signature song Sweet Inspiration featuring Cissy Houston."
The real thing
Stephen Z. Stein | Acton, MA USA | 03/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like the girl-group music featured on "Ally McBeal" or "Boston Public", you'll love the Sweet Inspirations - this is music from the source.This disc has wonderful examples of 60's soul as well as 70's funk. The harmonies will melt your heart, and the rhythm will move your feet."