The Mad Lads - The Best Of The Mad Lads (1984) 
Blues, Pop | Author: vicor 61 | 17-11-2016, 09:00
Artist: The Mad Lads Title Of Album: The Best Of The Mad Lads Year Of Release: 1991 (1984) Label (Catalog#): Stax, Volt [SCD-8525-2] Country: USA Genre: Funk / Soul, R&B, Doo-wop Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue,log,scans) Bitrate: Lossless Time: 44:02 Full Size: 283 MB
The Temps, the Four Tops, The Delphonics. Those and a lot of others seem to garner their fair share of mention when talking great male singing groups. Why not the Mad Lads?? While they may not have been as prolific as a lot of their contemporaries, they certainly had as much talent. This collection underscores that fact with some of the best classic soul singing and harmonizing you'll ever hear. "Seeing Is Believing", "Cry Baby" and "So Nice" are prime examples of a classic soul ballad, a must if a group is to be taken seriously. "Love Is Here Today And Gone Tomorrow" almost rivals any of the Temps uptempos down to the very "Ruffinesque" lead vocals, and no disrespect to Isaac Hayes, the Lads version of "By The Time I get To Phoenix" is the ultimate in my opinion. The only real misstep on the album is their cover of William Bell's classic "I forgot To Be Your Lover". It's almost a totally different song, and I mean that in a bad way. Otherwise a phenomenal collection of tunes here, one no soul afficianado should be without. I even was shocked to hear 2 instances of De La Soul sampling from "Make This Young Lady Mine" and "No Strings Attached", a lil something for diverse music heads like me! Oh, did I mention this was a Stax/Volt release?? Don't hesitate, the Mad Lads are fire!
01. So Nice 02. Make Room 03. Seeing Is Believing 04. Make This Young Lady Mine 05. Love Is Here Today And Gone Tomorrow 06. Cry Baby 07. By The Time I Get To Phoenix 08. Gone The Promise Of Yesterday 09. Did My Baby Call 10. No Strings Attached 11. These Old Memories 12. I Forgot To Be Your Lover 13. I'm So Glad I Fell In Love With You 14. Let Me Repair Your Heart