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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Soul Survivors - Take Another Look (1969 us, great funky groovy psych. 2013 japan remaster)

The Soul Survivors flamed out quite quickly, but their second album was a superb slice of blue-eyed R'n'B. They could do effective hard-driving dance tunes or decent ballads, and while Gamble and Huff hadn't yet become legends, they provided workmanlike production and arrangements. 

Even though they generate great songs like "Expressway To Your Heart" or "Mama Soul", soon after their second release "Take Another Look" band broke up in 1970.

Although the Ingui brothers eventually performed under the name again, as well as with other groups. Gamble and Huff went on to great fame, producing massive hits by the O’Jays, Billy Paul, Lou Rawls, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes and many others, and building their label and studio into one of the most important of the era.

1. Funky Way To Treat Somebody (Calvin Arnold) - 2:49
2. Baby, Please Don't Stop (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Mikki Farrow) - 2:28
3. Jesse - 3:18
4. Mama Soul - 2:39
5. Darkness - 2:57
6. We Got A Job To Do - 2:32
7. Keep Your Faith, Brother - 3:01
8. Tell Daddy (Clarence Carter, Marcus Daniel, Wilbur Terrell) - 2:31
9. Got Down On Saturday (Mickey Newbury) - 3:10
10.(Why Don't You) Go Out Walking - 2:19
11.Turn Out My Fire (Kenneth Gamble, Mikki Farrow, Theresa Bell, Thom Bell) - 2:49
All compositions by Charles Ingui, Richard Ingui except where indicated

The Soul Survivors
*Richard Ingui - Vocals
*Charles Ingui - Vocals
*Kenny Jeremiah - Vocals
*Edward Leonetti - Guitar
*Joey Fongioni - Drums
*Ronnie Vance - Bass
*Paul Ventunni - Keyboards
*Tony Radicello "Tony Alexander" - Organ, Bass, Vocals

1967  The Soul Survivors - Expressway To Your Heart 
Related Act
1970  Steeplechase - Lady Bright (2006 remaster) 

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