13 Blue Magic Lane

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
The third Blue Magic LP continues to subtly refine and expand the group's approach. While their gossamer harmonies remain squarely at the forefront, 13 Blue Magic Lane features more pronounced club grooves than on their previous records, bowing to the inexorable shift from classic Philly soul to disco. Arranged by Norman Harris and Ron Kersey, several songs feature electronic textures that add surprisingly complementary muscle to Blue Magic's delicate vocals. In fact, despite the presence of sumptuous ballads like "Chasing Rainbows" and "Loneliest House on the Block," up-tempo fare like "We're on the Right Track" is even better. The times would later pass Blue Magic by, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
The third Blue Magic LP continues to subtly refine and expand the group's approach. While their gossamer harmonies remain squarely at the forefront, 13 Blue Magic Lane features more pronounced club grooves than on their previous records, bowing to the inexorable shift from classic Philly soul to disco. Arranged by Norman Harris and Ron Kersey, several songs feature electronic textures that add surprisingly complementary muscle to Blue Magic's delicate vocals. In fact, despite the presence of sumptuous ballads like "Chasing Rainbows" and "Loneliest House on the Block," up-tempo fare like "We're on the Right Track" is even better. The times would later pass Blue Magic by, but for this glorious album, they were not only in lockstep with the prevailing attitudes but further ahead of the curve than any of their contemporaries.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/17/2006
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431773925
  • Catalog Number: 7739
  • Sales rank: 59,824

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Blue Magic Primary Artist
Dexter Wansel Keyboards
Ronald Baker Bass
Keith Beaton Vocals, Group Member
Roland Chambers Guitar
Robert Cupit Percussion
Don Renaldo Accompaniment
Bobby Eli Guitar
Bunny Harris Percussion
Carlton "Cotton" Kent Keyboards
Ron Kersey Keyboards
Larry LaBes Bass
Ted Mills Keyboards
Vince Montana Vibes
Richard Pratt Vocals
Vernon Sawyer Group Member
Wendall Sawyer Bass
Earl Young Drums
Charlie Collins Drums
Ted "Wizard" Mills Keyboards, Group Member
Michael "Sugar Bear" Foreman Bass
Technical Credits
Pat Cooper Composer
Allan Felder Composer
Norman Harris Composer, Producer
Bruce Hawes Composer
Ron Kersey Arranger, Producer
Jay Mark Engineer
Kenny Present Engineer
Richard Rome Arranger
Alan Rubens Executive Producer
Ron Tyson Composer
Carl Paruolo Engineer
Edward Soyka Cover Art
Steven Bernstein Executive Producer
Bruce Gable Executive Producer
Dede Dabney Liner Notes
Ted "Wizard" Mills Composer, rhythm arrangement
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