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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Billy Paul's Philadelphia International label debut boasts few of the hallmarks of its breakthrough follow-up 360 Degrees of Billy Paul, let alone Philly soul as a whole -- if anything, the album hews far closer to jazz, with a potent spiritual dimension that defies expectations even further. Apart from the Gamble/Huff composition "Love Buddies," the material draws from sources outside of the Philly International sphere, spanning from Rodgers & Hart's "There's a Small Hotel" to Gene McDaniels' "Compared to What." The arrangements are complex but deeply funky, perfectly suited to Paul's sagelike vocals. A fascinating, genre-defying record, finally reissued on CD in 2007...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Billy Paul's Philadelphia International label debut boasts few of the hallmarks of its breakthrough follow-up 360 Degrees of Billy Paul, let alone Philly soul as a whole -- if anything, the album hews far closer to jazz, with a potent spiritual dimension that defies expectations even further. Apart from the Gamble/Huff composition "Love Buddies," the material draws from sources outside of the Philly International sphere, spanning from Rodgers & Hart's "There's a Small Hotel" to Gene McDaniels' "Compared to What." The arrangements are complex but deeply funky, perfectly suited to Paul's sagelike vocals. A fascinating, genre-defying record, finally reissued on CD in 2007 as part of a two-fer with the subsequent War of the Gods.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/5/2013
  • Label: Big Break
  • EAN: 5013929050334
  • Catalog Number: 2905033
  • Sales rank: 209,371

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billy Paul Primary Artist
Tyrone Brown Bass
Roland Chambers Guitar
Don Renaldo Strings
Norman Farrington Drums
Norman Harris Guitar
Charles Jules Shekere
Vince Montana Vibes
Sam Reed Horn
Gerald Roberts Shekere
Tony Williams Flute, Saxophone
Eddie Green Piano
Robert Crippon Conga
Technical Credits
Nancy Wilson Liner Notes
Jimmy Webb Composer
Gene McDaniels Composer
Thom Bell Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Kenny Gamble Composer, Producer
Leon Huff Composer, Producer
Peter Link Composer
Lenny Pakula Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Paul Bevoir Booklet Design
Ron Coro Cover Design
T.W. Brown Composer
Bobby Martin Composer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Andy Kellman Liner Notes, Interviewer
Wayne A. Dickson Reissue Producer
Eddie Green rhythm arrangement
R.L. Martin Composer
C.C. Courtney Composer
Roger Hane Cover Art
R. Green Composer
C. Makem Composer
Moh Jakke Composer
Jim O'Neill Back Cover Photo
Malcolm McKenzie Photo Scanning
Thom Belt Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
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