Anthology - (Import CD)
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- Chicago Soul
- Mono / Stereo
The Dells: Marvin James, Charles Barksdale, Michael McGill, Verne Allison, Johnny Carter (vocals).
Producers includes: Calvin Carter, Charles Stepney, Don Davis, Harris Machine, Andrew "Mike" Terry.
Compilation producer: Harry Weigner.
Includes liner notes by Scott Galloway.
Digitally remastered by Erik Labson (MCA Music Media Studios, North Hollywood, California).
The Dells more than earned their place in the pantheon of R&B greats, not only for the consistently excellent quality of their output, but for their sheer longevity (the group performed together from the early 1950s into the 2000s). Over the course of their career the Dells moved from classic doo-wop to vocal jazz to disco, but their impeccable harmonies and smooth soulful approach make their body of work remarkably unified.
Hip-O's lovingly assembled ANTHOLOGY serves as a near-comprehensive overview of the group's trajectory. Kicking off with the group's first single, "Darling I Know," the two-disc set moves chronologically through the quintet's stylistic changes, and features all of their biggest hits, including "Oh, What a Night," "Stay In My Corner," and "Give Your Baby a Standing Ovation," among others. The Dells managed to keep pace with pop music's changing sounds well up to the '90s (where this compilation ends), but unlike a lot of wide-spanning retrospectives the material is impressively consistent. Anyone looking for a one-stop shot of one of R&B's shining acts should pick this up.
- Country of Origin
- Universal Distribution
- The Dells
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Darling I Know - (As The El-Rays)
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Dreams of Contentment
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Oh What a Nite - (vee-jay version)
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Pains in My Heart
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Bird, The (Bossa Nova)
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Stay in My Corner - (vee-jay version)
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] O-O I Love You
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] There Is
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Wear It on Our Face
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Love Is So Simple
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Stay in My Corner - (cadet version)
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Always Together
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Does Anybody Know I'm Here
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] I Can't Do Enough
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] I Can Sing A Rainbow / Love Is Blue
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Oh What a Night
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Open up My Heart - (long version)
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Long Lonely Nights
- [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] Oh What a Day
- [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Love We Had, The (Stays on My Mind)
- [ Disc 01 Track 21 ] Glory of Love, The
- [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Give Your Baby a Standing Ovation
- [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] My Pretending Days Are Over
- [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] I Miss You
- [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] I Wish It Was Me You Loved
- [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] Learning to Love You Was Easy
- [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] We Got to Get Our Thing Together
- [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Slow Motion
- [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] Our Love
- [ Disc 02 Track 09 ] Betcha Never Been Loved (Like This Before)
- [ Disc 02 Track 10 ] Private Property
- [ Disc 02 Track 11 ] Super Woman
- [ Disc 02 Track 12 ] I Touched a Dream
- [ Disc 02 Track 13 ] Passionate Breezes
- [ Disc 02 Track 14 ] Stay in My Corner - (chi-sound version)
- [ Disc 02 Track 15 ] Heart Is a House For Love, A
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
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