Get the Feeling

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Anyone who thinks that all disco sounds alike is uninformed -- very uninformed. In the 1970s and early '80s, disco had a European side (Cerrone, the Munich Machine, Love & Kisses, the Silver Convention) and a soul side. Martha Wash and Izora Armstead, the two female singers who performed together as Two Tons o' Fun and the Weather Girls, were clearly an example of disco-soul rather than Euro-disco. They belted, they screamed, they wailed, and they made disco seem like a very logical extension of Northern soul. Fantasy paints an attractive picture of the vocal duo on Get the Feeling, a best-of that was assembled in 1993. Most of the songs on this 65-minute CD appeared...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Anyone who thinks that all disco sounds alike is uninformed -- very uninformed. In the 1970s and early '80s, disco had a European side (Cerrone, the Munich Machine, Love & Kisses, the Silver Convention) and a soul side. Martha Wash and Izora Armstead, the two female singers who performed together as Two Tons o' Fun and the Weather Girls, were clearly an example of disco-soul rather than Euro-disco. They belted, they screamed, they wailed, and they made disco seem like a very logical extension of Northern soul. Fantasy paints an attractive picture of the vocal duo on Get the Feeling, a best-of that was assembled in 1993. Most of the songs on this 65-minute CD appeared on Two Tons o' Fun or Backatcha, the 1980 LPs that Wash and Armstead recorded for producer Harvey Fuqua's Fantasy-distributed Honey label; the exception is the 1982 hit "It's Raining Men," which came out on Columbia. Whatever the label, Get the Feeling shows how rich disco-soul can be -- the duo spares no passion on exuberant gems like "Earth Can Be Just Like Heaven," "Just Us," and "It's Raining Men." The latter was not only a huge hit in the gay community; it became a gay anthem (especially among African-American gays). In fact, "It's Raining Men" was, in the early '90s, the theme song for In Living Color's hilarious Men on Film sketches. One of the few tracks that isn't aimed at the dancefloor is the single "Taking Away Your Space," a glorious Philadelphia-style soul ballad that would have been perfectly at home on one of the albums that the O'Jays or Teddy Pendergrass provided for Philadelphia International in the 1970s or early '80s. Get the Feeling is well-worth obtaining if you like your disco with a major dose of soul.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/22/1993
  • Label: Fantasy
  • UPC: 025218966627
  • Catalog Number: 9666
  • Sales rank: 180,684

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Two Tons o' Fun Primary Artist
Sylvester Keyboards
Greg Mathieson Piano
Jeanie Tracy Background Vocals
Kevin Toney Organ
Maurice Long Background Vocals
Al Aarons Horn
Eluriel Tinker Barfield Bass
Robert Bryant Horn
Donald Cooke Horn
Greg Crockett Bass, Guitar
Woody Cunningham Drums
Paul Delph Synthesizer
Kelvin Dixon Drums
Bob Esty Synthesizer, Keyboards
Ernie Fields Jr. Horn
David Frazier Percussion
Harvey Fuqua Background Vocals
Herman Harper Background Vocals
Willie Henderson Concert Master
Harvey Hughes Drums
Douglas Kibble Background Vocals
Bob Kingson Bass
Harold Kohon Concert Master
Michael Landau Guitar
Greg Levias Synthesizer, Keyboards
Melvin Moore Horn
Eric Robinson Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Background Vocals
Julia Tillman Waters Background Vocals
Stephanie Spruill Background Vocals
Carlos Vega Drums
Ralph Wash Guitar
Maxine Willard Waters Background Vocals
Artie Webb Flute
Tip Wirrick Synthesizer, Guitar
Zenobia Background Vocals
Tony Flores Percussion
Leland Sklar Bass
Ron E. Beck Drums
Technical Credits
Sylvester Contributor, rhythm arrangement
Leslie Drayton Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Greg Mathieson Arranger
Carlos Franzetti String Arrangements
Paul Jabara Producer
Jeanie Tracy Contributor
Maurice Long Contributor
Greg Crockett Producer, Contributor, rhythm arrangement
Woody Cunningham Contributor
Phil DeLancie Remastering
Kelvin Dixon Contributor
Bob Esty Arranger, Producer
David Frazier Contributor
Harvey Fuqua Producer, Contributor
Butch Jones Engineer
Bob Kingson Contributor
Greg Levias Contributor
Eric Robinson Contributor, rhythm arrangement
Louis Small Producer, rhythm arrangement
Ralph Wash Contributor
Tip Wirrick Contributor, rhythm arrangement
Tony Flores Contributor
Eddie Bill Harris Engineer
Jesse Osborne Remixing
Phil Carroll Art Direction
Barry Walters Liner Notes
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