Alfie/Be Yourself

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Funky Town Grooves combines Alfie Silas' first two albums, both of which were issued on RCA: Alfie, released in 1982, and Be Yourself, released in 1983. The first album features Silas' biggest solo hit, the ballad "There I Go," along with "A Puppet to You," which, in terms of early-'80s pop-R&B, is almost -- almost -- on the level of anything produced by Kashif or the System. Be Yourself was produced by Larry Graham and is led by "You Put the L in Love." Silas is known more for her extensive background vocal work, but serious fans of R&B from this era will appreciate the re-circulation of these otherwise neglected albums, as well ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Funky Town Grooves combines Alfie Silas' first two albums, both of which were issued on RCA: Alfie, released in 1982, and Be Yourself, released in 1983. The first album features Silas' biggest solo hit, the ballad "There I Go," along with "A Puppet to You," which, in terms of early-'80s pop-R&B, is almost -- almost -- on the level of anything produced by Kashif or the System. Be Yourself was produced by Larry Graham and is led by "You Put the L in Love." Silas is known more for her extensive background vocal work, but serious fans of R&B from this era will appreciate the re-circulation of these otherwise neglected albums, as well as the inclusion of the 12" mixes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/16/2013
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • UPC: 851903003854
  • Catalog Number: 300385
  • Sales rank: 257,182

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Puppet to You (5:46)
  2. 2 Put the Freeze On (3:59)
  3. 3 You're a Star (4:43)
  4. 4 Body Heat (4:59)
  5. 5 There I Go (4:41)
  6. 6 Communicate (5:15)
  7. 7 Let Me Be the Love (4:03)
  8. 8 Can't We Do It Again (4:00)
  9. 9 A Puppet to You (6:33)
  10. 10 A Puppet to You (5:50)
  11. 11 Just A Little Bit (3:39)
  12. 12 Be Yourself (3:50)
  13. 13 You Put the L in Love (4:00)
  14. 14 Stay With Me (3:46)
  15. 15 I'm Available (3:42)
  16. 16 Never Thought to Fall in Love Again (4:11)
  17. 17 You Put the L in Love (4:50)
  18. 18 You Put the L in Love
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alfie Silas Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Larry Graham Composer, Producer, String Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Steve Kipner Composer
Benny Golson rhythm arrangement
Dean Grant Composer
Len Ron Hanks Composer
Tony Maiden Composer
Brian Potter Composer, Producer
Alfie Silas Composer
John Lewis Parker Composer, rhythm arrangement
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington rhythm arrangement
Alex Henderson Liner Notes
John Lewis Producer
Freddie Washington Composer
Benjamin Wright rhythm arrangement
Tony Calvert Reissue Producer
Robert Wright Composer
Sean Brennan Mastering
Michael Durio Composer
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