Drowning in the Sea of Love

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All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
There's an old saying "You can take a person out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the person." Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff surrounded Joe Simon with M.F.S.B., hot songs, and Bobby Martin's arrangements, and Simon still comes off sounding country, but in a positive vein. "Drowning in the Sea of Love" shot up the charts, settling at number three R&B and number 11 pop, and was a certified million-seller. This album is the most successful of Simon's career. "Pool of Bad Luck" nearly duplicated the success of "Drowning"; both songs were similar to productions Gamble & Huff were doing with Jerry Butler. Simon's thick Southern drawl didn't ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
There's an old saying "You can take a person out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the person." Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff surrounded Joe Simon with M.F.S.B., hot songs, and Bobby Martin's arrangements, and Simon still comes off sounding country, but in a positive vein. "Drowning in the Sea of Love" shot up the charts, settling at number three R&B and number 11 pop, and was a certified million-seller. This album is the most successful of Simon's career. "Pool of Bad Luck" nearly duplicated the success of "Drowning"; both songs were similar to productions Gamble & Huff were doing with Jerry Butler. Simon's thick Southern drawl didn't discourage record buyers at all; "I Found My Dad" is the most country-based song on the album, with the same flavor as his past R&B number one hit "The Choking Kind." The ballads are as effective as the up-tempo numbers; "If" and a remake of the Stylistics' "You Are Everything" demonstrate Simon's versatility. Though an unusual marriage at first glance similar to when Holland-Dozier-Holland announced they were going to produce Junior Walker, it worked extremely well, producing some of the best songs of Simon's career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/13/1992
  • Label: Westbound Uk
  • UPC: 029667372121
  • Catalog Number: 21
  • Sales rank: 15,370

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Simon Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Ronald Baker Bass Guitar
Thom Bell Strings
Roland Chambers Guitar
Norman Harris Guitar
Leon Huff Piano, Electric Piano
Vince Montana Background Vocals, Vibes
Lenny Pakula Organ
T.J. Tindall Guitar
Larry Washington Bongos, Conga
Earl Young Percussion
Ron Baker Bass, Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Ronald Baker Arranger
Thom Bell Arranger
Norman Harris Arranger
Lenny Pakula Arranger
Ron Baker Arranger
Bobby Martin Arranger
Robert A. Martin Arranger
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