Rare Earth's most satisfying LP, Norman Whitfield wrote and produced all five songs. "Ma," the title track, had been done by Temptations and Undisputed Truth but nobody rocked the sucker like Rare Earth; they jam for 17:17 on the funkiest mama song ever. "Hum Along and Dance," first appeared on the Temptations' Psychedelic Shack; Rare Earth gives the groover and update, a rolling organ sets it off. Lead, Gil Bridges brags about his musical ability on the loud, horn dominated stomper "Big John In My Name."A haunting arrangement of "Smiling Faces Sometimes" will make you shiver. And you don't get much more sensual than the soft and lush "Come With Me," where a female simulates an orgasm that puts Donna Summers' exhibition on "Love to Love You Baby" to shame; it's the only new song on the LP, but who's quibbling, MA is da bomb!
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Performance CreditsRare Earth Primary Artist
Gil Bridges Flute,Saxophone,Vocals
Eddie Guzman Conga,Timbales
Peter Hoorelbeke Drums,Vocals
Ray Monette Guitar,Vocals
Pete Rivera Drums,Vocals
Mike Urso Bass,Vocals
Michael Urso Bass Guitar
Mark Olson Keyboards,Vocals
Gilbert Bridges Percussion,Woodwind,Voice Box
Technical CreditsNorman Whitfield Producer
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Ma based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
What the AMG says is right except whether it's the band's most satisfying record - who knows. It's a very funky album, it rocks, & all lead vocals are by Peter Rivera, a wonderful and unique voice.