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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The new jack-meets-gospel production style of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis helped Sounds of Blackness place three singles "Optimistic," "The Pressure," "Testify" from 1991's Evolution of Gospel high on the pop charts, and truthfully, that album still stands as the best introduction to the Sounds of Blackness collective. Which is not meant to disparage anthologies such as this one, which collects all three of the big hits as well as interesting revisits to Sly Stone's "You Can Make It if You Try" and Gamble & Huff's "Love Train," but as a group dedicated to presenting the full spectrum of African-American music, Sounds of Blackness got it exactly right on Evolution of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The new jack-meets-gospel production style of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis helped Sounds of Blackness place three singles "Optimistic," "The Pressure," "Testify" from 1991's Evolution of Gospel high on the pop charts, and truthfully, that album still stands as the best introduction to the Sounds of Blackness collective. Which is not meant to disparage anthologies such as this one, which collects all three of the big hits as well as interesting revisits to Sly Stone's "You Can Make It if You Try" and Gamble & Huff's "Love Train," but as a group dedicated to presenting the full spectrum of African-American music, Sounds of Blackness got it exactly right on Evolution of Gospel. Start there.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2003
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 606949372125
  • Catalog Number: 493721
  • Sales rank: 80,669

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sounds of Blackness Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Burt Bacharach Composer
Walter "Junie" Morrison Composer
Craig Mack Composer
Jamecia Bennett Composer
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner Composer
Hal David Composer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Leon Huff Composer
David Hughes Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Marshall "Rock" Jones Composer
Terry Lewis Composer
Ralph "Pee Wee" Middlebrooks Composer
Billy Steele Composer
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart Composer
Gary Hines Composer
Aaron Lewis Composer
Andrew Noland Composer
Carrie Harrington Composer
Ann Bennett-Nesby Composer
Patricia Lacy Composer
Daryl Easlea Liner Notes
Gregory Webster Composer
Erica Wright Composer
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