Wednesday, July 2, 2008

23 comments:

Doctor Okeh said...

Windy City - Let Me Ride
1977

A wonderful album by one of the last great vocal groups to come out of Chicago -- a harmony quintet to rival the greatness of any the east coast had to offer! Although recorded for the smoother-sounding Chi-Soul label, the album's got an approach that's quite similar to some of the best east coast indie work of the same period -- a spare, open quality on the heartbreaking ballads, mixed with a fuller, more dynamic range on the uptempo groovers! The group's harmonies are tremendous -- really well-crafted and personal, and never falling into any sort of cliche. Carl Davis produced, and kicks off the album with the strong groover "Windy City Theme" -- done here in a vocal version that's as perfect an anthem to our hometown as we could ever hope for! Other cuts include the sublime slow track "Let Me Ride", plus versions of Sam Dees' wonderful "Good Guys Don't Always Win" and "Fool Or Your Man".

1. Windy City Theme
2. Something's Missing
3. Win Or Lose
4. Gimmie Some
5. Feeling Like I Don't Belong
6. Let Me Ride
7. Learnin'
8. Good Guys Don't Always Win
9. Fool, Or Your Man
10. I've Got Mine
11. If By Chance
http://www.mediafire.com/?0jcs9fdottt
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ENJOY!!!

Paul Kersey said...

thanks again....gonna rock this one tonite!

ceethechef said...

hey i think i had this at one time. its funny how you hear things again and can think somethin totally different of it! thanks!

horneygoat23 said...

Thanx for uploads man i appreciate

Heatrox Productionz said...

thanx....never heard this one before.

Dr. Johnny Fever said...

Love that Chi-town sound!! Thanks for this slice of goodness.

ChadYeezy said...

Thanks DOC..cant wait to hear this

cboogie said...

Thanks for putting me on this album (and all the others...I love your site!!!)."Let Me Ride", "Win Or Lose", and "If By Chance" are absolute beasts! Thanks again!

tswift98 said...

Thanks for this joint

BoogieGoodness said...

Coolness. Thanks for this!

lyn.holland1 said...

thanx for this,bless you

mmd said...

mad props doc, i've been lookin' for this one for quiet some time now.

wiljello said...

thank you!

les18e said...

Thanks Doc

jerome green said...

Hi Doctor Okeh,

What a beautiful record! Thank you so much for bringing it back to us.

Peace, Jerome

mendosa said...

many thanks!!!

Ryhad said...

Thank you for this post.

soulcontrollah said...

Thanks for all of your hard work, I love what you post!

Gianni said...

thanks

hooch said...

Many thanks Doc - Lovely Lp!

Apani said...

Thanks again Doc for the windy city treat!

dlett03 said...

Thanks Doc for this nice treat, I'm enjoying it.

dlett03 said...

Thanks Doc, good job