Going to the Party

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
After going for more than a few years without recording, Charles Wright & His 103rd St. Rhythm Band made an unexpected return to the studio in 1998 with Going to the Party. Wright had enjoyed some major hits in the '60s and '70s, but in the '80s and '90s, the singer wasn't nearly as visible although his signature tune, "Express Yourself," had been sampled by N.W.A and other rappers. This CD's front cover boasts that it was "played by human beings, not by machines," and Wright speaks the truth. Party sounds like it was played by a real band, not just one guy with a drum machine, sequencers, and synthesizers. Instead of trying to appeal to the urban contemporary tastes...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
After going for more than a few years without recording, Charles Wright & His 103rd St. Rhythm Band made an unexpected return to the studio in 1998 with Going to the Party. Wright had enjoyed some major hits in the '60s and '70s, but in the '80s and '90s, the singer wasn't nearly as visible although his signature tune, "Express Yourself," had been sampled by N.W.A and other rappers. This CD's front cover boasts that it was "played by human beings, not by machines," and Wright speaks the truth. Party sounds like it was played by a real band, not just one guy with a drum machine, sequencers, and synthesizers. Instead of trying to appeal to the urban contemporary tastes of the late '90s, Wright sticks with a '70s-type sound on gritty funk smokers like "Groove It" and "She Don't Believe," as well as silky slow jams such as "I'll Give You Time" and "Is It Real." In fact, much of the material sounds like it could have been recorded 20 or 25 years earlier. Wright doesn't have the voice he did in his heyday, and Party isn't in a class with his outstanding Warner Bros. output of the '60s and '70s. But it's a competent and sincere effort from someone who knows what a real R&B band sounds like.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/16/2010
  • Label: Million $ Worth Mem
  • UPC: 758794200129
  • Catalog Number: 2001
  • Sales rank: 288,237

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 She Don't Believe - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Ban (6:13)
  2. 2 Going to the Party - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Ban (5:47)
  3. 3 I'll Give You Time - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Ban (2:50)
  4. 4 Groove It - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Ban (5:27)
  5. 5 Let Me Make Love to You - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Ban (6:06)
  6. 6 Happy Song - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Ban (3:27)
  7. 7 No Time for Hating - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Ban (7:27)
  8. 8 Make Love 2 U - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Ban (3:50)
  9. 9 Magic - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Ban (6:13)
  10. 10 Unseen Dirt - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Ban (4:53)
  11. 11 Is It Real? - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Ban (6:07)
  12. 12 Throwing in the Towel - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Ban (5:13)
  13. 13 Good Loving Man - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Ban (3:41)
  14. 14 Comfort Me - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Ban (4:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charles Wright Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Hand Clapping
Michael Harris Horn
Charles Jackson Vocals
Gloria Jones Vocals
Dewey Terry Piano, Hand Clapping
Tony Coleman Synthesizer
David II Horn
Melvin Dunlap Bass
Brenda Lee Eager Vocals
Scott Edwards Bass
Jerome Evans Vocals
Gabriel Flemming Horn
Ernie Freeman Piano
Derek Galbreith Bass
Thurman Green Horn
Don "Sugarcane" Harris Violin
Clydene Jackson Piano
D.J. Milner Bass
Derf Reklaw-Raheem Conga
Greg Riley Horn
Spiderman Harmonica
E.T. Thomas Drums
Ernie Watts Horn
Melvin Webb Drums
Fred Wesley Horn
Carolyn Willis Vocals
Paul Humphreys Drums
Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band Track Performer
Fred Alexander Drums
Lawrence Cotton Drums
Willie Jones III Drums
Shaloa Wright Vocals
James Hodges Vocals
Dwayne Benjamin Horn
Technical Credits
Charles Wright Arranger, Producer
Dan Bates Engineer
Ernie Freeman Arranger
Leanard Jackson Engineer
Nye Morton Engineer
Bernie Becker Mastering
Craig Robinson Mastering
Richard Barron Engineer
Dee Haywood Marketing
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