Dance the Cool Jerk/We Got a Thing That's in the Groove

Dance the Cool Jerk/We Got a Thing That's in the Groove

by The Capitols
     
 

The Capitols were a middling soul group who got very lucky with "Cool Jerk." A listen to the Collectables two-fer pairing their 1966 albums Dance the Cool Jerk and We Got a Thing That's in the Groove shows a group with more enthusiasm than talent. Dance the Cool Jerk contains "Cool Jerk," a bunch of self-penned attempts to re-create the sound andSee more details below

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The Capitols were a middling soul group who got very lucky with "Cool Jerk." A listen to the Collectables two-fer pairing their 1966 albums Dance the Cool Jerk and We Got a Thing That's in the Groove shows a group with more enthusiasm than talent. Dance the Cool Jerk contains "Cool Jerk," a bunch of self-penned attempts to re-create the sound and feel of "Cool Jerk," and remakes of soul classics like "Good Lovin'," "My Girl," "Please Please Please," and "Love Makes the World Go Round." Their versions of these songs are pretty pointless; much better are the originals like "Zig Zaggin'" and "Tired of Running From You." While the vocals, especially Donald Norman Storballs' leads, are ragged and not very tuneful, at least these songs have some spark of life. We Got a Thing That's in the Groove is almost all covers. The only track they wrote themselves is the title track, a peppy attempt to redo "Cool Jerk" that was a flop. The covers range from the silly ("Wild Thing") to facile ("Knock on Wood," "Hold On, I'm Comin'") to misguided ("When a Man Loves a Woman") to pointless ("Working in a Coal Mine"), leading one to believe that the Capitols weren't much of a group at all. Collectables probably should have left these two albums sealed in the vault.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2004
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431748725
catalogNumber:
7487
Rank:
96181

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Capitols   Primary Artist
Andrew "Mike" Terry   Conductor

Technical Credits

Steve Cropper   Composer
Lee Dorsey   Composer
Eddie Floyd   Composer
Deon Jackson   Composer
Barbara Lewis   Composer
Wilson Pickett   Composer
Johnny Griffith   Composer
Chip Taylor   Composer
Nick Ashford   Composer
Bob d'Orleans   Engineer
Riley Hampton   Composer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
David Porter   Composer
Bob Rolontz   Liner Notes
Valerie Simpson   Composer
Andrew "Mike" Terry   Arranger
Mike Terry   Composer
Allen Toussaint   Composer
Andrew Wright   Composer
William Robinson   Composer
Ollie McLaughlin   Producer
Johnny Terry   Composer
Donald Storball   Composer
Cooley   Engineer
Ronald White   Composer
Loring Eutemey   Cover Art
Calvin Lewis   Composer
Joseph Armstead   Composer
Arthur Resnick   Composer
Bill Beltz   Engineer

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