The Very Best of Bloodstone

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Bloodstone's stomping ground was Kansas City by way of Los Angeles and England, but the soul outfit sounded more like they were from Detroit by way of Philadelphia. While Motor City groups like the Temptations and the Dramatics were a major influence on Bloodstone, these soulsters also did some of their best work when they were thinking more along the lines of the Moments, the Stylistics, and Blue Magic. A fine illustration of Bloodstone's flexibility, this 1997 release spans 1972-1982 and ranges from heavenly Thom Bell-ish ballads like "Natural High," "Outside Woman," and "Give Me Your Heart" to such funky, Detroit-minded smokers as "Take These Chains" and "Tell It to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Bloodstone's stomping ground was Kansas City by way of Los Angeles and England, but the soul outfit sounded more like they were from Detroit by way of Philadelphia. While Motor City groups like the Temptations and the Dramatics were a major influence on Bloodstone, these soulsters also did some of their best work when they were thinking more along the lines of the Moments, the Stylistics, and Blue Magic. A fine illustration of Bloodstone's flexibility, this 1997 release spans 1972-1982 and ranges from heavenly Thom Bell-ish ballads like "Natural High," "Outside Woman," and "Give Me Your Heart" to such funky, Detroit-minded smokers as "Take These Chains" and "Tell It to My Face." Very Best also gives you everything from the cutesy "My Little Lady" to the overlooked gem "Little Linda," which describes a young woman's addiction to hard drugs. The slicker, more disco-ish cuts including "Train Ride" aren't as strong as some of the other material, but even at their second and third best, Bloodstone was enjoyable. And at their best, the group was outstanding.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/1997
  • Label: Rhino Mod Afw
  • UPC: 081227275327
  • Catalog Number: 72753
  • Sales rank: 30,900

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bloodstone Primary Artist
Darryl Clifton Drums
B.J. Cole Pedal Steel Guitar
Gordon DeWitte Organ, Keyboards
Roger Durham Percussion, Vocals, Group Member
Steve Ferrone Drums
James Gadson Drums
Jay Graydon Guitar
McKinley Jackson Conductor
Charles Love Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Charles McCormick Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Hense Powell Keyboards
Eddie Summers Drums
Bill Upchurch Bass
Melvin Webb Drums
Harry Wilkins Bass, Guitar
Pip Williams Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electric Sitar
Pete Wingfield Keyboards
Willis Draffen Guitar, Vocals
Harold Williams Percussion, Vocals
Technical Credits
Bloodstone Producer
Ernie Isley Executive Producer
Mike Vernon Producer
Chris Jasper Executive Producer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Roger Durham Producer
Bill Inglot Remastering
Marvin Isley Executive Producer
O'Kelly Isley Executive Producer
Ronald Isley Executive Producer
Rudolph Isley Executive Producer
McKinley Jackson Arranger, Producer
Charles Love Composer, Producer
Charles McCormick Composer, Producer
Bert de Coteaux Producer
A. Scott Galloway Liner Notes
Willis Draffen Composer, Producer
Joe Young Composer
Harold Williams Producer
Sylvester Anthony Producer
Harry Williams Composer
Tony Sylvester Producer
George Braunstein Producer
Daniel Hersch Remastering
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