20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Eddie Kendricks

20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Eddie Kendricks

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by Eddie Kendricks
     
 
Recommended for easily satisfied casual fans only, diehard Eddie Kendricks janissaries won't find much satisfaction with this scanty run-down of Kendricks' solo career, which found the ex-Temptation constantly on the R&B charts and no stranger to pop chart success. Sadly, his two biggest pop darts ("Keep on Truckin'" and "Boogie Down") are

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Recommended for easily satisfied casual fans only, diehard Eddie Kendricks janissaries won't find much satisfaction with this scanty run-down of Kendricks' solo career, which found the ex-Temptation constantly on the R&B charts and no stranger to pop chart success. Sadly, his two biggest pop darts ("Keep on Truckin'" and "Boogie Down") are not the lengthy album tracks but the short radio edits. Just when "Keep on Truckin'" starts kicking you're rollin' into "Boogie Down," which turns out to be a shortie too. Miraculously, his disco thumper "Girl You Need a Change of Mind" runs its full 7:33. A saving point is the inclusion of both title tracks from his overlooked albums done in Philadelphia under Norman Harris; you usually get "He's a Friend of Mine" in compilations but almost never "Going up in Smoke." The beautiful "Tell Her Love Has Felt the Need" is a majestically executed weeper. "Can I," the ballad most identified with Kendricks (other than "Just My Imagination"), didn't make the cut -- another bummer.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/10/2000
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0601215950021
catalogNumber:
159500
Rank:
27365

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eddie Kendricks   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Daryl Hall   Producer
Bob Clearmountain   Producer
Allan Felder   Vocal Arrangements
Norman Harris   Arranger,Producer
Jimmie Haskell   Arranger
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Producer
Eddie Kendricks   Producer
Paul Leka   Composer
Jerry Long   Arranger
John Oates   Producer
David Van De Pitte   Arranger
A. Scott Galloway   Liner Notes
Vartan   Art Direction
Frank Wilson   Arranger
Sanford Shire   Arranger
Jason Pastori   Photo Coordination
Shelley Pinz   Composer

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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Eddie Kendricks 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A nice collection, but not much here that has not appeared on previous compilations. We are still waiting on a true ANTHOLOGY of Eddie's music.