Saying Something/Hold On, We're Coming

Saying Something/Hold On, We're Coming

by Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown
     
 
It sometimes seems as if nearly every major soul star of the 1960s got paired up with a singer of the opposite gender for a duets album, and Chuck Jackson was no exception. Jackson cut two LPs with his Wand Records labelmate Maxine Brown, and both of them are featured on this two-fer reissue from Kent. The pairing seemed to bring out the best in both artists -- Brown,

Overview

It sometimes seems as if nearly every major soul star of the 1960s got paired up with a singer of the opposite gender for a duets album, and Chuck Jackson was no exception. Jackson cut two LPs with his Wand Records labelmate Maxine Brown, and both of them are featured on this two-fer reissue from Kent. The pairing seemed to bring out the best in both artists -- Brown, one of the more underrated soul divas of the 1960s, delivers a set of committed and passionate performances on these tracks, and Jackson responds with equally strong vocals that rank with his best work. Saying Something was the superior album, and was built around a set of love duets that found Chuck & Maxine sounding like real-life lovebirds as they traded lines and verses on a superior collection of tunes. Hold On, We're Coming toned down the romance in favor of filling the dancefloor, and boasts a handful of truly frantic numbers, including uptempo covers of "Shake a Tail Feather" and "C.C. Rider," as well as a version of "Tennessee Waltz" that must be heard to be believed. Kent's reissue of these LPs plays with their sequence just a bit, eliminating the duplication of three tracks that appeared on both albums as well as placing "The Real Thing" at the end of the set to make it less obvious that it shares the same melody and backing track as "Baby Take Me," and ultimately the disc plays better as a result. Four cuts from Jackson's final recording session for Wand are included as a bonus, adding to the quality of this package, which is a real value for vintage soul mavens.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/08/2005
Label:
Kent Records Uk
UPC:
0029667224123
catalogNumber:
241
Rank:
183353

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Chris Kenner   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Andre Williams   Composer
Gilbert Bécaud   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Joshie Armstead   Composer
Nick Ashford   Composer
Roger Atkins   Composer
Richard Barrett   Composer
Manny Curtis   Composer
Pierre Delanoé   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
David Porter   Composer
Ben Raleigh   Composer
Valerie Simpson   Composer
Tony Rounce   Liner Notes
Lawton Williams   Composer
William Miller   Composer
Dave Linden   Composer
Verlie Rice   Composer
James Sheppard   Composer
Joseph Armstead   Composer
Bill Enis   Composer
Virginia Walse   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Otha Hayes   Composer

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