Blended as only "The Maestro" could do!
Reginald D. Garrard | Camilla, GA USA | 01/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Surprisingly, this should have been the one that catapulted White back into the forefront of R & B. That honor would be bestowed, however, to the follow-up release "The Icon is Love."Regardless, though, "Put Me in Your Mix" is characteristically Barry: heavy on the sexual connotations and heavy background orchestral arrangements featuring the patented sultry strings that so permeate his music. The first cut "Let's Get Busy" sets the tone for the delights to follow. And there are many!! From the throbbing "For Real Chill" to the reworking of the classic "Volare'" to the title cut with its classic line "I can make your toenails curl," White captivates like no other vocalist.A double pleasure is the pairing of White with fellow bass Isaac Hayes on the ten-minute plus "Dark and Lovely (You Over There)".
WARNING: DO NOT PLAY THAT ONE WHERE PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS PROMOTED!"