The Best of One Way: Featuring Al Hudson & Alicia Myers

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All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
Originally, One Way came out as Al Hudson & the Soul Partners and recorded a few interesting, but unsuccessful albums for ABC Records. They were then, and are now, a self-contained act, though the original name suggests a standup vocal group. Essentially, Midwest wonders, they never crossed over, and never got as big as predicted on the R&B circuit, despite having a devastating live act. They should have added their bassist/falsetto tenor, Kevin McCord to the title; he contributes as much as Hudson & Myers, if not more. This best of compilation ignores their Al Hudson & the Soul Partner days, and is top heavy with upbeat jams. Like an even handed boxer, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
Originally, One Way came out as Al Hudson & the Soul Partners and recorded a few interesting, but unsuccessful albums for ABC Records. They were then, and are now, a self-contained act, though the original name suggests a standup vocal group. Essentially, Midwest wonders, they never crossed over, and never got as big as predicted on the R&B circuit, despite having a devastating live act. They should have added their bassist/falsetto tenor, Kevin McCord to the title; he contributes as much as Hudson & Myers, if not more. This best of compilation ignores their Al Hudson & the Soul Partner days, and is top heavy with upbeat jams. Like an even handed boxer, One Way could deliver a lethal blow with either hand, being equally as proficient on fast tunes or ballads. The slow jams take a back seat to upbeat cookers, but MCA did include "Something In the Past," and the love happy "Lady You Are" One Way's jams had the juice of a live electrical wire: "Mr. Groove," "You Can Do It," "Pop It," and "Pull Fancy Dancer Pull" represents disco at its best.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/23/1996
  • Label: Fontana Mca
  • UPC: 008811143220
  • Catalog Number: 11432
  • Sales rank: 21,511

Album Credits

Performance Credits
One Way Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Alicia Myers Track Performer
Technical Credits
Otis Redding Composer
Bill Evans Composer
Deodato Producer
One Way Producer
Richard Becker Producer
Al Hudson Producer
Kevin McCord Arranger, Producer
Andy McKaie Reissue Producer
Narada Michael Walden Composer
Taavi Mote Remixing
Al Perkins Producer, Executive Producer
Dave Roberson Producer
Louis Silas Jr. Remixing
David Nathan Liner Notes
Partners Producer
McCord Composer
Jeffrey Cohen Composer
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