I Love to Sing the Songs I Sing
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD in 1981; at that time, it was actually an 8-track tape, and I played it until it fell apart. Granted, it's not as sensual or passionate as the music BW has written for lovers, etc., but the album still stands as a testimony to the fact that BW is perhaps, in my opinion, one of the top 2 or 3 black musicians/songwriters of all time, if not thee all-time greatest. I have always loved music, and when I listen to the clips from this album, I am whisked away to the first time I listened to these songs, and I am reminded of how original they were then and still are--it's not that garbage you hear on the radio now or days that all sounds the same, regardless of whether the artist is black or white. BW has always had a distinctive sound and style and I am glad that he has kept his own place in musical history instead of making music just to make money or to be popular. I still think his best work was produced and created during the 70's and 80's; that was the first time I ever heard any of it--I was a teenager at the time--and it is still stuck in my head. If you are looking for funk, this is not it; if you are looking for music strictly for lovers, this is also not what you are looking for, but if you just like to listen to music--good music--with a little bit of this and a little bit of that, buy this CD!!!"
Fair Barry is Better than No Barry at All!
Reginald D. Garrard | Camilla, GA USA | 05/28/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Released by 20th Century Records after White left the label, I Love to Sing the Songs I Sing" is not one of White's best. Most of the songs are of average quality, but White is such a master musician that even his non-hit stuff is infinitely better than most of his contemporaries and predecessors."