Soul Hits of the 70s: Didn't It Blow Your Mind!, Vol. 3

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
By the latter half of 1970, '70s soul had clearly identified itself as an entity different from '60s soul, and with their funky rhythms, exotic instrumentations and soulful strings, the 12 songs that comprise Didn't It Blow Your Mind, Vol. 3 are certainly different from '60s soul. Again, it's a polished, stylish sound, even on the funkiest tracks, but it's not necessarily slick. The Flaming Ember, for example, has two songs on this disc -- "Westbound #9," "I'm Not My Brothers Keeper" -- which have elaborate productions, but blistering vocals as well. That's a keystone for this volume of Didn't It Blow Your Mind, with Edwin Starr's "War," 100 Proof Aged in Soul's...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
By the latter half of 1970, '70s soul had clearly identified itself as an entity different from '60s soul, and with their funky rhythms, exotic instrumentations and soulful strings, the 12 songs that comprise Didn't It Blow Your Mind, Vol. 3 are certainly different from '60s soul. Again, it's a polished, stylish sound, even on the funkiest tracks, but it's not necessarily slick. The Flaming Ember, for example, has two songs on this disc -- "Westbound #9," "I'm Not My Brothers Keeper" -- which have elaborate productions, but blistering vocals as well. That's a keystone for this volume of Didn't It Blow Your Mind, with Edwin Starr's "War," 100 Proof Aged in Soul's "Somebody's Been Sleeping" and Ike & Tina Turner's "I Want to Take You Higher" all in the same mold. These hot cuts are balanced by pop-soul from the Chairmen of the Board "You've Got Me Dangling on a String," "Everything's Tuesday" and Gene Chandler "Groovy Situation" and smooth soul from Ronnie Dyson "If You Let Me Make Love to You Then Why Can't I Touch You?", the Presidents "5-10-15-20 25-30 Years of Love" and the Spinners, whose "It's a Shame" is one of the first masterpieces of Philly soul. Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band's groovy Californian funk on "Express Yourself" is equally classic, and its presence reconfirms the depth and diversity of early '70s soul; there's arguably no better place to hear that diversity than here on Didn't It Blow Your Mind, Vol. 3.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/1991
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227078324
  • Catalog Number: 70783

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Westbound #9 (2:52)
  2. 2 I Want to Take You Higher (2:55)
  3. 3 (You've Got Me) Dangling on a String (2:47)
  4. 4 War (3:25)
  5. 5 (If You Let Me MAke Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You? (3:28)
  6. 6 Groovy Situation (3:14)
  7. 7 Everything's Tuesday (2:48)
  8. 8 It's a Shame - The Spinners (3:14)
  9. 9 Express Yourself - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Ban (3:53)
  10. 10 Somebody's Been Sleeping (2:48)
  11. 11 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years of Love) - The Presidents (3:10)
  12. 12 I'm Not My Brothers Keeper (3:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
100 Proof (Aged in Soul) Track Performer
Chairmen of the Board Track Performer
Gene Chandler Track Performer
The Spinners Track Performer
Edwin Starr Track Performer
Ike & Tina Turner Track Performer
Tina Turner Track Performer
Ronnie Dyson Track Performer
Flaming Ember Track Performer
Charles Wright Track Performer
Ike Turner Track Performer
The Ikettes Track Performer
The Presidents Track Performer
Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band Track Performer
Technical Credits
S. Wright Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Correction

    Just a minor correction to the AMG review - Spinners ''It's A Shame'' is not a fine example of Philly soul as it was recorded at Motown in Detroit, written and produced by Stevie Wonder with GC Cameron on lead vocals before they moved to Atlantic and Philly producer Thom Bell. It's a fine example of an early Stevie Wonder production!

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