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The Spinners* - The Original Spinners
posted a review of The Spinners* - The Original Spinners. about 1 month ago
I have been chewing at the bit to FINALLY getting to the ONE and ONLY "Spinners"!!!!!! I know that I have various groups that I have said I love...Believe me when I say that "The Spinners" are right near THE TOP of the list!!!!! In fact, I think (In... See full review
Commodores - XX No Tricks
posted a review of Commodores - XX No Tricks. 8 months ago
Well, it seems that our journey with "The Commodores" ends with "XX No Tricks"....

Celebrating 20 years at that moment (now just down to "Walter Orange", "William King" and "J.D. Nicholas"), the group found themselves just like most of the aging... See full review
Commodores - Heroes
posted a review of Commodores - Heroes. 9 months ago
Album Revolution #6:

Yes, "The Commodores" was one of the MOST popular groups by 1980....Even so, most folks in the "R&B" community started complaining that the group was becoming more POP....

With that, the group tried to go back to "R&B" with the... See full review
Commodores - Midnight Magic
posted a review of Commodores - Midnight Magic. 9 months ago
Album Revolution #5:

After "The Commodores" passed over the TOP of the POP World with the MASSIVE #1 HIT, "Three Time A Lady", the group went back into the studio and released "Midnight Magic".....

Remember the PUSH and PULL situation I mentioned?... See full review
Commodores - Natural High
posted a review of Commodores - Natural High. 9 months ago
Album Revolution #4:

Ever since 1974, "The Commodores" were steadily becoming a FORCE in the World of Music....By 1977, they walked through the door of Super Stardom, being accompanied, and being in the same breath of such groups like, "Earth, Wind... See full review
Commodores - Live!
posted a review of Commodores - Live!. 9 months ago
Album Revolution #3:

After making the World fall in love with them (with the MASSIVE HITS "Brick House" and "Easy"), The Commodores went on an extensive Tour....As always, even in doing so, Record Companies still want new albums from you...

Seeing... See full review
Commodores - Commodores
posted a review of Commodores - Commodores. 10 months ago
Album Revolution #2:

After the FANTASTIC "Hot On The Tracks" album, "The Commodores" was starting to be ADORED by EVERYONE!!!! The groups take on FUNK was gratifying, but at the same time, because of songs like, "This Is Your Life", "Sweet Love" and... See full review
Commodores - Hot On The Tracks
posted a review of Commodores - Hot On The Tracks. 10 months ago
Album Revolution #1:

For the last 4 years, "The Commodores" have paid some very serious dues....But at the same time, with 3 albums under their belts, the group was starting to get noticed (especially with the Songwriting of one "Lionel... See full review
Commodores - Movin' On
posted a review of Commodores - Movin' On. 10 months ago
"Movin' On" (Dad Joke, and "The Commodores" third LP).....

After the group started really getting noticed because of "Caught In The Act", this "Movin' On" album helped "The Commodores" to continue to reach their next step....

The album started a... See full review
Commodores - Caught In The Act
posted a review of Commodores - Caught In The Act. 10 months ago
After "The Commodores" BLASTED through with their debut album in "Machine Gun", the group was ready to see what was the next step......That next step was "Caught In The Act", which still qualifies as "The Commodores" at their FUNKY best!!!!!!

Yes,... See full review
Commodores - Machine Gun
posted a review of Commodores - Machine Gun. 10 months ago
It's time, It's time!!!! I debated for some time of reviewing the 6 Brothers from Tuskegee, Alabama known as "The Commodores"....

Meeting each other as freshmen at "Tuskegee University", "Milan Williams" (Keyboards), "Ronald LaPread" (Bass and... See full review
Raphael Saadiq - Jimmy Lee
posted a review of Raphael Saadiq - Jimmy Lee. 10 months ago
Album Revolution #6:

As I continue my Music Affair with "Tony Toni Tone'" and "Raphael Saadiq" these days, I continue to reflect on the MASSIVE amounts of Music that came out of that community....Especially with "Raphael"....

Being that he... See full review
Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin'
posted a review of Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin'. 10 months ago
Album Revolution #5:

I just had to revamp my review, so here it goes!!!!

I am a lost of words here....In fact I really don't know what to say about this Masterful album in "Stone Rollin'"!!!!!

While others from his era have faded and gone (or... See full review
Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It
posted a review of Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It. 10 months ago
Album Revolution #4:

Ever since 1988, whether it was with "Tony Toni Tone'", "Lucy Pearl", or any artists that was graced with one of his Productions, "Raphael Saadiq", has been a MAINSTAY in Music....Problem was, even though he was well known, MOST... See full review
Raphael Saadiq - Ray Ray
posted a review of Raphael Saadiq - Ray Ray. 11 months ago
Album Revolution #3:

Getting a pretty good response from his "All Hits At The House Of Blues" Live album, "Raphael Saadiq" was able to have the gumption to release his next offering "Ray Ray"....

I LOVE the album cover!!!!! It is set up like a... See full review
Raphael Saadiq - All Hits At The House Of Blues
posted a review of Raphael Saadiq - All Hits At The House Of Blues. 11 months ago
Album Revolution #2:

Even dealing with the fact that "Universal Records" dropped him like a bad habit, "Raphael Saadiq" refused to keep his head down...

As the solder that he is, "Raphael" continued to Produce great Music for various artists like... See full review
Raphael Saadiq - Instant Vintage
posted a review of Raphael Saadiq - Instant Vintage. 11 months ago
Album Revolution #1:

It has been 6 years since "Tony Toni Tone's'" last album, and 2 years since "Lucy Pearl" dropped that Classic album in 2000....Well, "Raphael Saadiq" finally decided to go for broke and "Officially" become a Solo Artist....

By... See full review
Lucy Pearl - Lucy Pearl
posted a review of Lucy Pearl - Lucy Pearl. 11 months ago
After the so called dissolving of "Tony Toni Tone'" (or even before it), "Raphael Saddiq" was making his way as a Producer and Solo Artist....After finding success in such classics as "Ask Of You" (from "Higher Learning") and "Get Involved (from "The... See full review
Dwayne Wiggins - Eyes Never Lie
posted a review of Dwayne Wiggins - Eyes Never Lie. 11 months ago
In the wake of finishing the story of "Tony Toni Tone'" (well, as it seemed at the time), members of the group went their seperate ways to pursue other avenues....

"Raphael Saddiq" was building his stock as a Producer and Artist....

"Timothy... See full review
Art N' Soul - Touch Of Soul
posted a review of Art N' Soul - Touch Of Soul. 11 months ago
Since I am on this "Tony Toni Tone'" kick, I also had to review albums that were directly or indirectly associated with the group...

Well, at this time the group was in limbo, with "Raphael Saddiq" doing Solo work, and "D'Wayne Wiggins" Producing... See full review
Tony! Toni! Toné! - House Of Music
posted a review of Tony! Toni! Toné! - House Of Music. 11 months ago
Album Revolution #3:

Ok...I am going to warn you guys right now....This one is going to be VERY VERY LONG!!!!! Not only with the review, but I will have A LOT to get off MY CHEST!!!!

So, even before "The Sons Of Soul" album being the Astronomical... See full review
Tony Toni Toné* - Sons Of Soul
posted a review of Tony Toni Toné* - Sons Of Soul. 11 months ago
Album Revolution #2:

After making the world fall in love with them, "Tony! Toni! Toné!" conituned to build on their Musical ambitions...That led the group to release their most creative and most popular album ever in, "Sons Of Soul"....

On "The... See full review
Tony! Toni! Toné! - The Revival
posted a review of Tony! Toni! Toné! - The Revival. 11 months ago
Album Revolution #1:

After coming on the scene with their debut album in "Who?", "Tony! Toni! Toné!" was ready to go to the next level...

After complaining that the first album was kind of "Bubblegum Music" (at least that's how "Raphael Wiggins... See full review
Tony! Toni! Toné! - Who?
posted a review of Tony! Toni! Toné! - Who?. 11 months ago
"Tony! Toni! Toné!"

"Who?"....

"Tony! Toni! Toné!"!!!!!!!

Yes, I know you guys are so used to me reviewing the Super-Old-School (you know, the artists from the '60's to the '80's), but with the group touring together for real since the '90's, I... See full review
Lamont Dozier - Inside Seduction
posted a review of Lamont Dozier - Inside Seduction. 11 months ago
By the year 1991, Music had drastically changed!!!! "Hip-Hop", "House Music", "Heavy Metal", and especially the "New Jack Swing" dominated the airwaves, and no one was excepting anything else....

After taking some time off, "Lamont Dozier" felt the... See full review
Lamont Dozier - Bigger Than Life
posted a review of Lamont Dozier - Bigger Than Life. 11 months ago
Album Revolution #8:

Even though it seemed like "Lamont Dozier" was struggling in the industry, it didn't stop the Music!!!! He always found a way to continue to bring us music...That was the case with "Bigger Than Life"....

Reaching out to the... See full review
Lamont Dozier - Lamont
posted a review of Lamont Dozier - Lamont. 12 months ago
Album Revolution #7:

You would think that after just having one album with "Columbia Records", "Lamont Dozier" would have called it quits....He must have had a strong resolve, because just in one year (on the small "M&M Records" label), "Lamont"... See full review
Lamont Dozier - Working On You
posted a review of Lamont Dozier - Working On You. 12 months ago
Album Revolution #6:

I had a severe fear about "Lamont Dozier"....My fear was that after the '70's were over, that he would not be able to make a seriously good album....I am glad to see that my fears was put to rest with "Working On You"....

Now... See full review
The New Birth* - Birth Day
posted a review of The New Birth* - Birth Day. 12 months ago
Yes, I totally AGREE!!!!!!! Thanks "daddyacey for the kind words......
Lamont Dozier - Bittersweet
posted a review of Lamont Dozier - Bittersweet. 12 months ago
Album Revolution #5:

Ever since 1973, "Lamont Dozier" has established himself as an Solo Artist after so many years as a Producer (as part of the "Holland-Dozier-Holland" trio)....Even though he wasn't a massive success chart wise, he was able to... See full review
Lamont Dozier - Peddlin' Music On The Side
posted a review of Lamont Dozier - Peddlin' Music On The Side. 12 months ago
Album Revolution #4:

I have no idea why I can't let go of the fact that "ABC Records" made the biggest mistake of not keeping "Lamont Dozier" on their roster....It just defies all reasoning to me!!!! But anyway, "Warner Bros." was smart, and in... See full review
Lamont Dozier - Right There
posted a review of Lamont Dozier - Right There. 12 months ago
Album Revolution #3:

For the life of me, I just didn't understand why in the heck "Lamont Dozier" only released two albums on "ABC Records"!!!!! It didn't make any sense, and in my mind "ABC" was going to miss out!!!!

With that, "Lamont" (just... See full review
Lamont Dozier - Black Bach
posted a review of Lamont Dozier - Black Bach. about 1 year ago
Album Revolution #2:

After the masterful REAL debut album of "Out There On My Own", "Lamont Dozier" released an equally creative album in "Black Bach"....

Now, for those who know me by now, I am about to make you shake your heads again....Again,... See full review
Lamont Dozier - Out Here On My Own
posted a review of Lamont Dozier - Out Here On My Own. about 1 year ago
Album Revolution #1:

As I expressed on the ACTUAL first album from "Lamont Dozier" (even though they tried to fool the public with that 1974 album, comprising actually of earlier singles), I was encouraged to start reviewing this "Unsung" artist... See full review
Lamont Dozier - The New Lamont Dozier Album - Love And Beauty
posted a review of Lamont Dozier - The New Lamont Dozier Album - Love And Beauty. about 1 year ago
My continued quest in me reviewing albums on this site has been so gratifying!!!! In fact, recently I received a very nice email from someone about how they enjoy my reviews....As usual I thank you Guys for ALWAYS encouraging me to continue to write... See full review
Billy Paul - First Class
posted a review of Billy Paul - First Class. about 1 year ago
For at least 11 years, whether People want to acknowledge it or not, "Billy Paul" was a staple in Music (and not just for "Me And Mrs. Jones")....But honestly, "Billy's" stock in Music had demished considerably....

With that being said, with... See full review
Billy Paul - Only The Strong Survive
posted a review of Billy Paul - Only The Strong Survive. about 1 year ago
After "Billy Paul's" last album in "Let 'Em In", failed to really raise "Billy's" stock with the Public, his next album "Only The Strong Survive" was released....

Once again, this didn't really help....But there were bright moments...

Still trying... See full review
Billy Paul - Let 'Em In
posted a review of Billy Paul - Let 'Em In. about 1 year ago
By 1976, "Billy Paul's" stock in the Music World was severely compromised....

I blame this on this on two factors...One: "Kenny Gamble" and "Leon Huff" (along with Philadelphia International Records), were accused of not promoting "Billy" right (it's... See full review
Billy Paul - When Love Is New
posted a review of Billy Paul - When Love Is New. about 1 year ago
Album Revolution #5:

It's been several years, and even though "Billy Paul" had some nice albums, people were still hanging on to "Me And Mrs. Jones".....That is crazy to me, because "Billy" had some very good songs since then....But in the public... See full review
Billy Paul - Got My Head On Straight
posted a review of Billy Paul - Got My Head On Straight. about 1 year ago
Album Revolution #4:

Continuing his title of "Prophet" of the "Philadelphia International Records", "Billy Paul" continued to lend his distinct Vocals to the world with "Got My Head On Straight"....

Now I will admit, that some of the songs are less... See full review
Billy Paul - Live In Europe
posted a review of Billy Paul - Live In Europe. about 1 year ago
Album Revolution #3:

After several artists from the "Philadelphia International Records" camp have earned a mountain of success, artist like "The O'Jays", "The Three Degrees", and "Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes featuring Teddy Pendergrass", were... See full review
Billy Paul - War Of The Gods
posted a review of Billy Paul - War Of The Gods. about 1 year ago
Album Revolution #2:

After years of some serious dues paying (since 1968 to be exact), "Billy Paul" finally found success with his Multi-Platlium Hit, "Me And Mrs. Jones"...As a result, his album, "360 Degrees Of Billy Paul", established him as a... See full review
Billy Paul - 360 Degrees Of Billy Paul
posted a review of Billy Paul - 360 Degrees Of Billy Paul. about 1 year ago
Album Revolution #1:

1972 saw some massive success for "Kenny Gamble", "Leon Huff" and the "Philadelphia International Records" label...."The O'Jays" hit it BIG with "Love Train" and "Back Stabbers", while "Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes featuring... See full review
Billy Paul - Going East
posted a review of Billy Paul - Going East. about 1 year ago
"Kenny Gamble" and "Leon Huff", in the last 4 years of the '60's, have shown the world how "Soul" and "Dance" Music was supposed to sound like....Artists like, "The Intruders", "The Soul Survivors" and "Archie Bell & The Drells", were the true... See full review
Billy Paul - Ebony Woman
posted a review of Billy Paul - Ebony Woman. about 1 year ago
After introducing "Philadelphia" to "Billy Paul" with his Live "LP", "Feelin' Good At The Cadillac Club", "Kenny Gamble" and "Leon Huff", brought this man back into the studio to record his second album, "Ebony Woman"....

Under the "Gamble & Huff"... See full review
Billy Paul - Feelin' Good At The Cadillac Club
posted a review of Billy Paul - Feelin' Good At The Cadillac Club. about 1 year ago
As I continue to review artists that I love, I constantly have to debate things with myself...I am now questioning myself now though, only because I don't know why in the world it took me so long to get to the one and only "Mr. Billy Paul"!!!!!... See full review
Teddy Pendergrass - You And I
posted a review of Teddy Pendergrass - You And I. about 1 year ago
By 1997, a good portion of "R&B" was returing to the RIGHTFUL sound of "Soul"....In fact artists like "Maxwell", "Mint Condition", and of course, "Tony Toni Tone'", was bringing the world the kind of "Soul Music" that was sorely missed (even calling... See full review
Teddy Pendergrass - A Little More Magic
posted a review of Teddy Pendergrass - A Little More Magic. about 1 year ago
I have to admit that by 1993, a lot of "R&B" sounded very manufactured to me....Between the "New Jack Swing" and "Hip-Hop", in my eyes, made me feel like the "Soul" of "R&B" got lost....At times though, some artists could get away with it...With other... See full review
Teddy Pendergrass - Truly Blessed
posted a review of Teddy Pendergrass - Truly Blessed. about 1 year ago
Taking a much deserved rest from releasing his best album in years in "Joy", "Teddy Pendergrass" reappeared to the music world, and released "Truly Blessed"....

Now, in opinion, this is not a strong as "Joy", but there are some very nice... See full review
Teddy Pendergrass - Joy
posted a review of Teddy Pendergrass - Joy. about 1 year ago
Ever since his tragic automobile accident, "Teddy Pendergrass" was determined to make ajustments due to his lot in life....With that being said, even though his first two albums for "Elektra Records" in "Love Language" and "Workin' It Back" wasn't as... See full review