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The Softones - The Very Best Of The Softones [Remastered] (1999)

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The Softones - The Very Best Of The Softones [Remastered] (1999)
Artist: The Softones
Title Of Album: The Very Best Of The Softones
Year Of Release: 1999
Label: Amherst Records / AMH 4420-2
Genre: Soul, Funk, Disco, Rhythm & Blues
Total Time: 61:59 min
Format: FLAC (tracks +.cue, log-file)
Quality: Lossless
Total Size: 378 mb

The easy harmony sounds of Baltimore's Softones — Marvin Brown, Steve Jackson, Elton Lynch, and Byron Summerville — enjoyed limited popularity in the States, rarely ranging beyond the boundaries of the East Coast. Under Hugo & Luigi guidance, they scored with a fancy reworking of "That Old Black Magic" on H & L Records, but got labeled as remake artists and Hugo & Luigi studio puppets — the producers/writers who stifled the Stylistics' record sales in the States. The Softones were forced to sing bad material, period! The Best of the Softones features one live cut, "You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine," recorded in Japan, and 16 studio productions. They shine on the wistful "My Dream," written by lead singer Brown, whose bell-clear falsetto floats like a bar of Ivory on the lush ballad. There is more slow magic, including "I'm Gonna Prove It," "Hey There Lonely Girl," and "Silly Billy," a rare Ohio Players tune, but four insipid, campy compositions by Hugo & Luigi render this unplayable unless programmed first.


1. My Dream
2. Can't Help Falling In Love
3. I'm Gonna Prove It
4. The First Day
5. Silly Billy
6. Hey There Lonely Girl
7. Any Street
8. Maybe Tomorrow
9. That Old Black Magic
10. Laundromat
11. And I Remember Your Face
12. I Played The Fool
13. Extra Ordinary People
14. That's What Love Can Do
15. Sweet Dreamer
16. I'm Gonna Make The Score
17. You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine (Live In Japan)

Remastered By – Foreversound

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