Street Corner Symphony

Street Corner Symphony

by The Persuasions


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Street Corner Symphony

Street Corner Symphony is an awesome a cappella release, a soaring assembly of songs that slide across the time-line, evoking the 1950s and the 1970s with equal ease, commercial R&B and the most devout gospel music, and even the commercial pop and singer/songwriter influences surrounding them ("Medley," which includes "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" and "You've Got a Friend"). Their "Tempts Jam" will dazzle any Motown devotee, freely mixing the group's songs in what is much more of a musical stew than a formal medley, and their version of "People Get Ready" is a fascinating "recomposition" of the Curtis Mayfield/Impressions classic. The only flaw is that it dates from 1991 -- fairly early in Collectables Records' history -- and is lacking in some of the presence that a modern digital transfer would have -- this is one recording that is long overdue for an upgrade.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/16/1993
Label: Collectables
UPC: 0090431523520
catalogNumber: 5235

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Persuasions   Primary Artist
Jimmy Hayes   Bass,Vocals
Jerry Lawson   Vocals
Herbert Rhoad   Vocals,Baritone (Vocal)
Joseph Russell   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Jayotis Washington   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Jimmy Haynes   Vocals

Technical Credits

David Dashev   Producer
Edwin H. Kramer   Engineer
Eric Malamud   Producer,Engineer
David Palmer   Engineer
Rod Dyer   Cover Design
Ed Sepanski   Engineer
Carl Tancredi   Liner Notes
Elliot Sheiner   Engineer
John Hoernte   Art Direction

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