I'm Doin' Fine Now [Collectables]

I'm Doin' Fine Now [Collectables]

by New York City
     
 

This CD is a fine compilation centered around tracks from New York City's debut Chelsea Records LP. The Thom Bell productions mimic the sides he was creating for the Spinners and others. Bell uses female backing like he did with the Spinners, at times making them more prominent in…  See more details below

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This CD is a fine compilation centered around tracks from New York City's debut Chelsea Records LP. The Thom Bell productions mimic the sides he was creating for the Spinners and others. Bell uses female backing like he did with the Spinners, at times making them more prominent in the mix than the group members. New York City's lead singer Tim McQueen has an expressive voice suitable for pop and sounds comfortable with Bell's orchestrations. The group's roots, however, were heavy in doo wop, as member John Brown sang with the Five Satins. "I'm Doing Fine Now" invaded the pop Top 20, nesting at number 17. Thom Bell and Linda Creed's "Quick, Fast, in a Hurry" sounds too formulaic; its chart progress halted at number 79. McQueen wrote their third release, "Make Me Twice the Man" which fared worse at number 97; yet this was more New York City's sound than Bell Productions'. Both of the above pop flops reached higher rungs on Billboard's R&B chart. "Uncle James" has to be a Spinners reject. The song has Philippe Wynne written all over it; all it's missing is a Wynne-type testifying sermon.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/05/1993
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431527221
catalogNumber:
5272

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

New York City   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

New York City   Contributor
Jimmy Webb   Composer
Thom Bell   Composer,Producer
Talmadge Conway   Composer
Linda Creed   Composer
Wes Farrell   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Bruce Hawes   Composer
Joseph B. Jefferson   Composer
Tim McQueen   Composer,Contributor
Charles Simmons   Composer
Phil Terry   Composer
David Nathan   Liner Notes
Bert Russell   Composer
Ed Shell   Contributor
Sherman Marshall   Composer
John Brown   Composer,Contributor

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