Just the Facts: The Complete Kayvette Recordings 1975-1978

Just the Facts: The Complete Kayvette Recordings 1975-1978

by Facts of LifeFacts of Life


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This two-CD set contains not just the complete recordings the Facts of Life made for the Kayvette label between 1975 and 1978, but everything the group recorded. That includes not just everything from their two albums (1977's Sometimes and 1978's A Matter of Fact), but also their three non-LP cuts, two of them being the B-sides "If You Can Give You Can Get" and "L-O-V-E." The other's the single version of "Did He Make Love to You?," which, unlike the version on A Matter of Fact, had Facts of Life singer Jean Davis taking all the vocals (where the LP version had Davis and Millie Jackson splitting those chores). The Facts of Life will certainly be remembered for their "cheating" songs, as "Sometimes" (which made number three R&B and the pop Top 40) was by far their biggest hit, and "Did He Make Love to You?" one of the genre's more oddball entries (albeit with a queasy hint of domestic violence). There were a few other such risqué items in their recorded repertoire (particularly "Caught in the Act (Of Gettin' It On)"), yet on the whole it's rather mainstream soul, if with more organic and more straightforward production than was in vogue in the soul world by the late 1970s. That doesn't mean this is an outstanding set, as the songs are too ordinary, and if not for their more salacious moments, the Facts of Life might not be remembered today. But their adherence to more conventional classic-style soul arrangements at a time when those were falling out of fashion might make this more appealing to soul traditionalists than many other soul records of the era.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/10/2009
Label: Southbound Records
UPC: 0029667714723
catalogNumber: 147
Rank: 56073

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Facts of Life   Primary Artist
Millie Jackson   Track Performer
Brad Shapiro   Track Performer
Chuck Carter   Group Member
Jean Davis   Group Member
Keith Williams   Group Member

Technical Credits

Barbra Streisand   Composer
Millie Jackson   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Author
Frederick Knight   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer
Barry Goldberg   Composer
Richard Kerr   Composer
Lisa Hartman   Composer
Lenny Welch   Composer
George Jackson   Composer
Harvey Scales   Composer
Homer Banks   Composer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Guy Fletcher   Composer
Melvin Griffin   Composer
Carl Hampton   Composer
Dene Hofheinz   Composer
Will Jennings   Composer
Curly Putman   Composer
Brad Shapiro   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer,Remixing
Sonny Throckmorton   Composer
Ernie Winfrey   Remixing
Doug Flett   Composer
Tony Rounce   Liner Notes,Memorabilia
Joe Shamwell   Composer
King Sterling   Composer
Barry Murphy   Composer
Rose Marie McCoy   Composer
Raymond Moore   Composer
Vaughn Harper   Composer

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