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Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes*Wake Up Everybody

Label:Philadelphia International Records – PZ 33808
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Terre Haute Press
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Soul, Disco

Tracklist

A1Wake Up Everybody
Arranged ByBobby Martin
7:30
A2Keep On Lovin' You
Arranged ByBobby Martin
3:40
A3You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good
Arranged ByBobby Martin
Vocals [Female Vocalist]Sharon Paige
Written-ByK. Gamble, L. Huff*
5:17
B1Don't Leave Me This Way
Arranged ByNorman Harris
Written-ByC. Gilbert*, K. Gamble*, L. Huff*
6:08
B2Tell The World How I Feel About 'Cha Baby
Arranged ByBobby Martin
5:54
B3To Be Free To Be Who We Are
Arranged ByRonnie Baker*
5:09
B4I'm Searching For A Love
Arranged ByNorman Harris
Vocals [Female Vocalist]Sharon Paige
Written-ByK. Gamble, L. Huff*
5:23
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Notes

Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute pressing denoted by "T1" or "T2" etch in runouts.
Issued with stiff-paper lyric inner sleeve.

"o" and "MASTERED BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE PHILA." are stamped in runouts.

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  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): AL 33808
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): BL 33808
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 1): o T1 P.I.R. AL-33808-1E MASTERED BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE PHILA. NS C8
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 1): o T1 P.I.R. AL-33808-1D MASTERED BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE PHILA. NS H11
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 2): o T 2 P.I.R. AL-33808-1D MASTERED BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE PHILA. NS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 2): o T 2 P.I.R. AL-33808-1E MASTERED BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE PHILA. NS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 3): o T 2 P.I.R. AL-33808-1D MASTERED BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE PHILA. NS A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 3): o T 1 P.I.R. AL-33808-1E MASTERED BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE PHILA. NS E21
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 4): T2 P.I.R. AL-33808-1D MASTERED BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE PHILA. NS B7
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 4): T1 P.I.R. AL-33808-1D MASTERED BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE PHILA. NS G

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Wake Up Everybody (LP, Album, Stereo)Philadelphia International Records, Philadelphia International RecordsPIR 69193, S PIR 69193UK1975
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Wake Up Everybody (LP, Album, Stereo)Philadelphia International Records, Philadelphia International RecordsPIR 69193, PZ 33808Europe1975
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Wake Up Everybody (LP, Album)Columbia, Philadelphia International RecordsKZ 33808Canada1975
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Wake Up Everybody (LP, Album)Philadelphia International RecordsZX 33808US1975
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Wake Up Everybody (LP, Album, Promo)Philadelphia International RecordsPZ 33808US1975

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  • jeanjac's avatar
    jeanjac
    Another example that reveals the innate ability of some Italian DJs (and the blindness of record companies). As soon as this album came out in autumn 1975 the DJs immediately chose the track 'Don't Leave Me This Way' as the best. Certainly others were just as good (like the title track) but that one hit the mark right away. The record was obviously an American import (very normal at the time, there were thousands of copies on sale) and Radio Milano International played it continuously making it a no. 1 in their chart. And the single 45 rpm didn't even exist! So much so that, the following year, when Thelma Houston's version came out, people already knew that song well, indeed some considered it a slightly inferior version. We already knew.
    • isaacmusicman's avatar
      isaacmusicman
      Edited 3 months ago
      Album Revolution #4:

      It was almost time, and everyone knew it....Even the success of "True Be True" couldn't derail the fact that "Teddy Pendergrass" was getting ready to go Solo, and it would eventually be a disaster for "Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes"....But, before that happen, the group released "Wake Up Everybody"....

      This wonderful wonderful, wonderful, Ultimate, Ultimate. Ultimate, Ultimate, Ultimate, Ultimate Crown Jewel, was my favorite, favorite, favorite album by them!!!!

      The "Title Track" is the Ultimate call to action song.....The Lyrics and Music blended hand in hand....As powerful as it is, it is a shame that no one ever took it's advise!!!! The only thing that seemed a little off is that, it felt like a "Teddy Pendergrass" Solo Record...

      "Keep On Lovin' You" is a very nice and Groovy joint, that highlights "Teddy's" Vocals to the tee....

      "You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good" featuring "Sharon Paige", once again have "Harold", "Teddy" and "Sharon" trading Vocals on a beautiful sultry track.....

      "Don't Leave Me This Way" is a perfect song for "Teddy's" Vocals.....I don't care what anyone says....I know that "Thelma Houston's" version was a World Wide #1 Hit, but this version is the BEST version!!!!!

      "Tell The World How I Feel About 'Cha Baby" is another Groovy joint, that would light up the Dance Floor.....

      "To Be Free To Be Who We Are" was one of those perfect songs to make the album flow (it is also self explanatory) .....

      The closing track, "I'm Searching For A Love" featuring "Sharon Paige" singing Lead Vocals rounds out the album nicely, even though I never understood why it was on here.....

      This is where "Teddy" took his exit...He would go on to become one of the most Dynamic entertainers of our time!!! But, once again, that spelled some doom for the group, even though "Harold" and "The Blue Notes" were able to survive....

      Even though it was an end of an era (and their Album Revolution), "Wake Up Everybody" is a true treasure…
      • RhythmicBliss's avatar
        RhythmicBliss
        Edited 6 years ago
        Probably the best HM&BN album out there in my opinion. Serious soul sounds here with smooth jams both up beat funky and laid back style. This album opened up an area of sound and continues to influence many artist today. This is an absolute must for your HM&BN collection if not your 70's soul collection.

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