Street Called Desire

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All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
René & Angela's obvious enthusiasm and for-real emotions make listening to Street Called Desire a pleasure. The uptempo numbers aren't jokes -- the throbbing beat on "I'll Be Good" is mind locking, but the two ballads, "You Don't Have to Cry" and "Your Smile," are outstanding. What makes them work is their unpredictability. No particular or predetermined pattern is set. No attempt is made to divide the lines and choruses equally; each singer unselfishly contributes what's necessary. "Smile" is mostly Angela until René repeatedly chants "No other love can light my life, no one can make things right, 'til my baby smiles." René has more juice on "You Don't Have to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
René & Angela's obvious enthusiasm and for-real emotions make listening to Street Called Desire a pleasure. The uptempo numbers aren't jokes -- the throbbing beat on "I'll Be Good" is mind locking, but the two ballads, "You Don't Have to Cry" and "Your Smile," are outstanding. What makes them work is their unpredictability. No particular or predetermined pattern is set. No attempt is made to divide the lines and choruses equally; each singer unselfishly contributes what's necessary. "Smile" is mostly Angela until René repeatedly chants "No other love can light my life, no one can make things right, 'til my baby smiles." René has more juice on "You Don't Have to Cry," matching alternating verses with Angela, who gives an incredible performance on the heart-stopping ballad. René's brother Bobby Watson formerly of Rufus co-produced the sides with Bruce Swedien. "Save Your Love for Number #1" and "Your Smile" both reached number one R&B; "You Don't Have to Cry" went to number two, and "I'll Be Good" climbed to number four. Billboard's pop chart proved a tougher nut for R&A to scale, as a number 47 ranking for "I'll Be Good" was their highest number. Due to personal problems and conflicts, the duo called it quits and released no more LPs. This one is essential for any soul music aficionado.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/1997
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 731453475526
  • Catalog Number: 534755
  • Sales rank: 19,034

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Save Your Love (For #1) (4:18)
  2. 2 I'll Be Good (5:19)
  3. 3 No How - No Way (4:56)
  4. 4 You Don't Have to Cry (5:32)
  5. 5 Street Called Desire (4:39)
  6. 6 Your Smile (4:13)
  7. 7 Who's Foolin' Who (5:04)
  8. 8 Drive My Love (4:09)
  9. 9 Set Me Free (4:28)
  10. 10 Save Your Love (For #1) (5:28)
  11. 11 I'll Be Good (5:28)
  12. 12 No How - No Way (8:12)
  13. 13 Your Smile (4:58)
  14. 14 Drive My Love (6:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
René & Angela Primary Artist
Kurtis Blow Rap
Paul Pesco Guitar
René Moore Background Vocals, Hand Clapping, Synthesizer Bass
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Drums
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Ramsey Embick Synthesizer
André Fischer Drums
Donald Griffin Guitar
Ray Griffin Drums
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Tony Maiden Guitar
Michael McGloiry Guitar
Angela Winbush Keyboards, Background Vocals
Bobby Watson Bass
Ambrose Price Hand Clapping
Technical Credits
Bobby Womack Composer
René Moore Producer
Ed Sanders Engineer
Wayne Edwards Liner Notes
Jerry Hey String Arrangements
Dave Iveland Engineer
Bill Levenson Executive Producer
John Stronach Engineer
Bruce Swedien Producer, Engineer
Steve Sykes Engineer
John VanNest Engineer
Angela Winbush Producer
Benjamin F. Wright String Arrangements
Dave Crawford Contributor, String Arrangements
Murry Whiteman Art Direction
Steve Krause Engineer
Gary N. Mayo Remastering
Bill Levy Art Direction
Bobby Watson Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Their Best Work

    I am a child of the 80's, and this is one of my favorites from that period. The harmony between the two artists is unmatched, and the songs can stand against anything produced today. From the ballads "Your Smile" and "You Don't Have to Cry" to the upbeat "I'll be Good", Rene and Angela made songs that endure. This CD takes you back to the period before R&B became the disappointment that it is today. This is required music for any 80's R&B fan.

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