Art Laboe's Dedicated to You, Vol. 5

Art Laboe's Dedicated to You, Vol. 5

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Overview

Art Laboe's Dedicated to You, Vol. 5

Art Laboe is a legendary DJ who came to prominence in the '50s in Los Angeles playing doo wop and R&B. He became a promoter, club owner, and syndicated radio star; his Killer Oldies show is still going strong. He is also a label proprietor with Original Sounds. The label's Dedicated to You series is made up of ballads, dance tracks, and classic sides from the '50s to the '80s. The wide range of songs makes for a sometimes disjointed listening experience as not all the segues between eras make sense. Still there is a lot of fine R&B, soul, girl group sounds, and funk that will make you want to dance and reminisce. The highlights of this volume are William DeVaughn's "Be Thankful for What You Got," the Gap Band's "You Dropped a Bomb on Me," the Manhattans "Kiss and Say Goodbye," and Etta James' "At Last." Just that brief list of songs should give you an idea of how broad the scope of the series is. It is certainly a wild ride that takes you from Etta James to the Gap Band, credit goes to Laboe for making it a ride worth taking.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/01/1994
Label: Original Sound
UPC: 0081658930529
catalogNumber: 9305

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Etta James   Track Performer
Club Nouveau   Track Performer
Gap Band   Track Performer
Marvin Gaye   Track Performer
Isley Brothers   Track Performer
Patti LaBelle   Track Performer
Barbara Lewis   Track Performer
Manhattans   Track Performer
Temprees   Track Performer
Mary Wells   Track Performer
Alma   Track Performer
Brenda & the Tabulations   Track Performer
Brick   Track Performer
William DeVaughn   Track Performer
Tammi Terrell   Track Performer
Gladys Knight & the Pips   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Ernie Isley   Composer
Art Laboe   Executive Producer
Chris Jasper   Composer
Marvin Isley   Composer
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer
Rudolph Isley   Composer
William Becton   Composer
Paul Leo Politi   Producer
Lovett   Composer

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