It Takes Two, Vol. 1 [RPM]

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Subtitled "23 Prime Cuts of Classic 60s Soul and R&B Duets," this couldn't be hailed as a definitive best-of for that sub-genre. Not when there's no Sam & Dave, no Peaches & Herb, and no Righteous Brothers, not to mention part-time duet teams like Otis Redding & Carla Thomas, or Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell. Still, it's a respectable if idiosyncratically selected batch of soul duets, most but not all of the male-female variety. As for the big hits, there are barely any on board, other than Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford's gospel-charged "I Need Your Loving" and Betty Everett & Jerry Butler's "Let It Be Me." As for reasonably well-known duet ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Subtitled "23 Prime Cuts of Classic 60s Soul and R&B Duets," this couldn't be hailed as a definitive best-of for that sub-genre. Not when there's no Sam & Dave, no Peaches & Herb, and no Righteous Brothers, not to mention part-time duet teams like Otis Redding & Carla Thomas, or Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell. Still, it's a respectable if idiosyncratically selected batch of soul duets, most but not all of the male-female variety. As for the big hits, there are barely any on board, other than Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford's gospel-charged "I Need Your Loving" and Betty Everett & Jerry Butler's "Let It Be Me." As for reasonably well-known duet teams, there are only a few others: Inez & Charlie Foxx, Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown, Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson, and Lee Dorsey & Betty Harris (well, one-half of the latter was well known, anyway). This, of course, makes this disc more enticing for collectors, who may well not yet have located the cuts by Birdlegs & Pauline, June Conquest & Donny Hathaway, or Laura Greene and Johnny McKinnis, for instance. As for the quality, it's good to average period soul, taken from the vaults of Vee Jay, Sansu, Red Bird, SSS International, Fire, Musicor, Curtom, and Wand, leaning a bit (but not far) toward uptown productions. The most satisfying obscurity is the bluesy and moody "Can't Stay Away" by Tarheel Slim & Little Ann, while Kane & Abel's "He Will Break Your Heart" sounds so much like the Phil Spector-produced Righteous Brothers singles that the liner notes wonder whether it might be that duo recording under a pseudonym.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/5/2000
  • Label: Rpm Records Uk
  • EAN: 5013929521223
  • Catalog Number: 212
  • Sales rank: 324,789

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Need Your Loving - Dee Dee Ford (2:55)
  2. 2 A Lover's Holiday - Jo Jo Benson (2:53)
  3. 3 Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries - Jo Jo Benson (2:44)
  4. 4 Something You Got - Chuck Jackson (2:53)
  5. 5 Baby Take Me - Chuck Jackson (2:07)
  6. 6 Baby Drop a Dime - Inez & Charlie Foxx (2:29)
  7. 7 I Stand Accused - Inez & Charlie Foxx (6:44)
  8. 8 Pledging My Love - Johnny McKinnis (2:47)
  9. 9 Let It Be Me - Betty Everett (2:48)
  10. 10 Ain't That Loving You Baby - Betty Everett (2:43)
  11. 11 Spring - Birdlegs & Pauline (2:49)
  12. 12 Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go - Bettye LaVette (2:19)
  13. 13 Lock Me in Your Heart - Tarheel Slim & Little Ann (2:14)
  14. 14 Can't Stay Away from You - Tarheel Slim & Little Ann (2:22)
  15. 15 He Will Break Your Heart - Kane & Abel (2:30)
  16. 16 I Got What It Takes, Pt. 1 @@Brooks & Jerry (2:43)
  17. 17 I Got What It Takes, Pt. 2 @@Brooks & Jerry (2:43)
  18. 18 If I'm Hurt You'll Feel the Pain - Barbara & Brenda (2:11)
  19. 19 Too Young to Be Fooled - Barbara & Brenda (3:01)
  20. 20 Lover and a Friend - Inez Cheatham (2:28)
  21. 21 Love Lots of Lovin' - Betty Harris (2:59)
  22. 22 Take Care of Our Love - Betty Harris (3:17)
  23. 23 Them Changes - Doris Allen (3:06)
  24. 24 Thank You - June Conquest (2:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hank Ballard Track Performer
Eddie Bo Track Performer
Maxine Brown Track Performer
Jerry Butler Track Performer
Lee Dorsey Track Performer
Donny Hathaway Track Performer
Don Gardner Track Performer
Betty Everett Track Performer
Peggy Scott Track Performer
Betty Harris Track Performer
Dee Dee Ford Track Performer
Bettye LaVette Track Performer
Little Ann Track Performer
Jo Jo Benson Track Performer
June Conquest Track Performer
Kane & Abel Track Performer
Tarheel Slim & Little Ann Track Performer
Doris Allen Track Performer
Birdlegs & Pauline Track Performer
Laura Greene Track Performer
Technical Credits
Don Gardner Composer
Joshie Armstead Composer
Nick Ashford Composer
Charlie Foxx Composer
Clarence Lewis Composer
Valerie Simpson Composer
Eddie Bocage Composer
Bobby Robinson Composer
James McDougal Composer
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