Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The Very Best of the Softones
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Superb but sadly underrated.
Justo Roteta | Los Angeles, California United States | 10/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Based on the power and sheer beauty of these songs it's difficult to understand why The Softones' recordings never matched the popularity of those of The Delfonics, The Stylistics, The Dramatics or The Dells. This group's singers were just as good as those of the above-mentioned groups and this fine CD is an excellent compilation of their best songs. No "Sweet Soul" fan should be without this CD."
Bob Johnson | Houston, TX United States | 03/07/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As one of the songwriter's of "I Played the Fool" and "Sweet Dreamer," I can tell you from personal experience that the Softones are a very talented and great group of guys. Working with them at H&L Records was a pleasure. These songs only represent the tip-of-the-iceberg of their talent, and, believe me, I know. I think you'll find this CD very enjoyable.
The dynamic Softones
Gilbert H. Richards | 07/21/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Being a Balimore boy I particularly remember the early Softones' hits like Silly Billy, My Dream and I'm Gonna Prove It. They were untouchable. You can stand those songs against any of the '70s soul groups--Delfonics, Blue Magic , Dramatics, the Moments and the like.
Marvin Brown's falsetto is the most dynamic voice I heard prior to Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire. And they are still performing , sounding just as great.
I gave it four stars instead of five because of the disco and show tunes. But understand--the body of work is what counts. Then the bonus live cut came "You Go Your Way" and I shouted "Now that's the Softones I remember."
Surely, to say the Softones were underrated was an understatement.
And like everyone else noted, "Carla My Love" would have been icing on the cake!"