Wake Up Everybody [Bonus Track]

Wake Up Everybody [Bonus Track]

by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
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Wake Up Everybody [Bonus Track]

Even though Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes were an R&B group with much soul, the message in their music was truly profound, uplifting, thought-provoking, and full of love. This album featured only two singles. The title track is a plea to the world to come together and rid the society of all its ills. Written by the prolific writing team of McFadden/Whitehead/Carstarphen, it conveys a message in line with the ideology of the album's producers. The connection felt when listening to the song permeates the soul, leading one to think about making a change. This is a very moving song. It held on to the number one spot on the Billboard R&B charts for two consecutive weeks. The aggressive arrangement of "Tell the World How I Feel About 'Cha Baby" carried it to number seven on the charts. Other notables are "Keep on Lovin' You," "To Be Free to Be Who We Are," and "I'm Searching for a Love." Sharon Paige is featured on the balladic flow of the latter. "Don't Leave Me This Way" became a disco theme for Thelma Houston. This album was the final chapter of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes featuring Theodore Pendergrass, who released a solo album the following year. [The 2003 reissue of Wake Up Everybody features improved sound, new liner notes that include a chat with arranger Bobby Martin, and one bonus track: the quite wonderful extended disco mix of "Don't Leave Me This Way" by legendary disco remixer Tom Moulton.]

Product Details

Release Date: 08/19/2008
Label: Sony
UPC: 0886973401026
catalogNumber: 734010
Rank: 40200

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes   Primary Artist
Harold Melvin   Group Member
Lloyd Parks   Group Member
Larry Brown   Group Member

Technical Credits

Larry Brown   Contributor
Victor Carstarphen   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Cary Gilbert   Composer
Norman Harris   Arranger
John Hudson   Packaging
Leon Huff   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Ed Lee   Art Direction
Jay Mark   Engineer
Joe McEwen   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Gene McFadden   Composer
Joe Tarsia   Engineer
John Whitehead   Composer
Leo Sacks   Reissue Producer
Don Hunstein   Back Cover
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Edward Soyka   Illustrations
Michael Kull   Tape Research
Bobby Martin   Arranger,Liner Notes
Sound of Philadelphia   Composer
John Christiana   Packaging Manager
Sharon Paige   Contributor
Ronnie Baker   Arranger

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