Finders Keepers/Where Is Your Woman Tonight

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Memphis-based vocal group the Soul Children were just beginning to enjoy commercial success as their single "The Sweeter He Is" hit the Top 40 when bankruptcy put Stax Records out of business in 1974. Selbra Bennett, not confident about the group's future, soon left the Soul Children, but remaining members John Colbert aka J. Blackfoot, Anita Louis, and Norman West bounced back as a trio and cut a pair of albums for Epic Records, both of which are included in full on this two-fer CD from RPM's Shout Records imprint. Disco and funk were the orders of the day in 1976 when Finders Keepers was recorded, and the passion and grit of Southern soul didn't always mesh well with the ...
See more details below
CD
$26.59
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$27.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $12.27   
  • New (4) from $12.27   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Memphis-based vocal group the Soul Children were just beginning to enjoy commercial success as their single "The Sweeter He Is" hit the Top 40 when bankruptcy put Stax Records out of business in 1974. Selbra Bennett, not confident about the group's future, soon left the Soul Children, but remaining members John Colbert aka J. Blackfoot, Anita Louis, and Norman West bounced back as a trio and cut a pair of albums for Epic Records, both of which are included in full on this two-fer CD from RPM's Shout Records imprint. Disco and funk were the orders of the day in 1976 when Finders Keepers was recorded, and the passion and grit of Southern soul didn't always mesh well with the new dance-oriented R&B sounds, but the Soul Children managed to find a way to bring the two sides together harmoniously on their first Epic album. Cut in Detroit with producer Don Davis, Finders Keepers has been polished to a high gloss, but the songs are dominated by the themes of busted romance and forbidden love that have always been a central part of Southern soul, and Davis finds plenty of room for Colbert, Louis, and West to stretch out vocally and bring these tales of joy and pain to vivid life. The title cut shows they knew how to work with a potent dance groove, too. Released in 1977, Where Is Your Woman Tonight reunited the Soul Children with producer and songwriter David Porter, a key member of the Stax Records family, and while the album was still designed to fill the dancefloor, the grooves are dirtier, the slow numbers boast a bit more churchy power, and the Soul Children respond well to the more comfortable surroundings. With Porter, Bettye Crutcher, and Marvell Thomas all contributing to the songwriting, Where Is Your Woman Tonight was practically made to order for the Soul Children's vocal talents, and they're in excellent form here. The album also spawned the group's biggest hit single, and "Where Is Your Woman Tonight" was an excellent update of the Stax style, complete with a long spoken passage laying down the law on cheating. If these two albums are a bit smooth and late in the day for fans of classic Southern soul, the Soul Children prove they were one act who kept the style alive in their music no matter what their producers and arrangers surrounded them with, and this will be a boon to fans who have been searching for these long lost LPs. The remastering is good and Clive Richardson's liner notes are the work of a true fan; Shout is to be commended for going the extra mile and giving this release the care it deserves.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2010
  • Label: Shout
  • EAN: 5013929506121
  • Catalog Number: 2950612
  • Sales rank: 97,291

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Soul Children Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Bettye Crutcher Composer
J. Colbert Composer
D. Porter Composer
Clive Richardson Liner Notes
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously