The Contours - Essential Collection (2000) [Early R&B, Soul]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

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The Contours - Essential Collection (2000) [Early R&B, Soul]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 10 Feb 2016, 09:58

Artist: The Contours
Album: Essential Collection
Genre: Early R&B, Soul
Label: Spectrum Music
Released: 2000
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
  1. Do You Love Me (Gordy) (1962)
  2. Shake Sherrie (Gordy) (1962)
  3. You Get Ugly (Singleton-Ossman) (1963)
  4. Whole Lotta Woman (Robinson-Hoggs-Gordy) (1963)
  5. Don'T Let Her Be Your Baby (Gordy) (1963)
  6. Baby Hit And Run (Wetherspoon-Dean) (1964)
  7. It'S So Hard Being A Loser (Wetherspoon-Dean-McMullen) (1967)
  8. First I Look At The Purse (Robinson-Rogers) (1965)
  9. Just A Little Misunderstanding (Broadnax-Wonder-Paul) (1966)
  10. Determination (Robinson) (1966)
  11. Your Love Grows More Precious Everyday (Potts-Davis) (1967)
  12. Can You Do It (Street-Gordy) (1964)
  13. Can You Jerk Like Me (Hunter, Stevenson) (1964)
  14. Searching For A Girl (Paul) (1965)
  15. The Stretch (Stevenson-Wakefield) (1963)
  16. So Grateful (Gordy) (1963)
  17. You Better Get In Line (Gordy) (1962)
  18. Move Mr. Man (Gordy-Nicholls) (1962)


A lot of Contours, including three tracks by Dennis Edwards: "Your Love Grows More Precious Everyday," "It's So Hard Being a Loser," and "Baby Hit and Run." Joe Stubbs explodes on "Just a Little Misunderstanding," and gravel-voiced Billy Gordon, the voice most associated with the Contours, handles the rest. Critics of Motown's homogenized sound forget about "Do You Love Me," "Shake Sherrie," "First I Look at the Purse," "Don't Let Her Be Your Baby," "Can You Do It," and "Can You Jerk Like Me." The instructional "You Better Get in Line" is a solid, but often omitted recording. Contours fans will relish three early tunes: "Whole Lotta Woman," "I'm Grateful," and "The Stretch." Two gripes: The inclusion of "You Get Ugly," a bad novelty song, and the omission of "That Day When She Needed Me."
by Andrew Hamilton

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