Harmony of the Soul: Vocal Groups 1962-1967

Harmony of the Soul: Vocal Groups 1962-1967


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Ace's 2016 compilation Harmony of the Soul: Vocal Groups 1962-1977 concentrates on the golden age of harmony soul -- the groups that appeared in the wake of doo wop's early-'60s decline. Compiled, produced, and annotated by Ady Croasdell and Tony Rounce, Harmony of the Soul occupies a middle ground between the familiar and the obscure: there are no big hits here, but it also doesn't concentrate solely on rarities. Instead, it's crate-digging at its finest, with Croasdell and Rounce excavating fine sides, either released to small audiences or confined to the vaults in the years since their initial recordings. Despite the title's implied promise that a fair chunk of the 24-track compilation would be anchored in the '60s, the majority of Harmony of the Soul is comprised of sweet, smooth soul made in the '70s; the '60s material can be heard as a precursor to this sound. Perhaps there aren't many outright knockouts on this collection, but the charm is how every one of these cuts comes on slow and sultry, assured in the power of their seductive technique.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/18/2016
Label: Imports
UPC: 0029667244527
catalogNumber: 5080598
Rank: 6214

Album Credits

Technical Credits

James Brown   Composer
Vernon Green   Composer
Elvin Jones   Composer
Louis Smith   Composer
Dave Hamilton   Composer,Producer
Ray Allen   Producer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Special Delivery   Producer
Robert C. Smith   Composer,Producer
Melvin Williams   Composer
Jack Ashford   Arranger,Producer
Richard Becker   Engineer
Harry Bowens   Composer
Danny Dallas   Engineer
Bobby Eaton   Composer,Producer
Terry Evans   Composer
Gene Griffin   Arranger
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Lonnie Hewitt   Composer
Leonard Jones   Producer
Leo Kulka   Producer
Gerald Lee   Arranger,Producer
Warren "Pete" Moore   Composer
Jimmy Roach   Arranger
Don Sciarrotta   Engineer
Doc Siegel   Engineer
Arthur Wright   Arranger
William Robinson   Composer
Tony Rounce   Liner Notes
Ady Croasdell   Liner Notes
Vernice Green   Composer
Lorraine Chandler   Composer
Alonzo Wells   Composer
Louis Williams   Composer
Sam Johnson   Composer
Richard Knight   Composer,Producer
Robert Alvarez   Composer
Lew Bedell   Producer
Kenneth Ruffin   Composer
John Dolphin   Producer
Dootsie Williams   Composer,Producer
Jimmy Russell   Composer
Ernest Marbray   Composer
Fred Bridges   Composer,Producer
Warren Foster   Composer
Terry Huff   Composer
George Rountree   Composer
Frank Miller   Composer
Carl Edmondson   Producer
David Bryant   Composer
Fred Williams   Composer
Antoinette Perry   Arranger
B. J. Hunter   Composer
Claydes Smith   Composer
Nathaniel Lewis   Composer
Paul Peoples   Composer
Bobby Swayne   Arranger
Ronn Bedenbaugh   Arranger
Stephen Helwig   Arranger,Producer
Ronnie Bell   Composer
Otis Stroman   Composer
McHenry Otis   Composer
John Trotman   Composer
Frank Arrington   Arranger
Donnie Bruce   Composer
Bobby Croft   Composer
Willie Malone   Composer
Daniel Saunders   Composer
Bill Stith   Producer

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