Best of One Way - (Import CD)
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- Mono / Stereo
- Deodato; Partners; Richard Becker; Dave Roberson; Kevin McCord; Al Hudson; Al Perkins; One Way; Eric Neff (Compilation); Andy McKaie (Reissue)
- The Best of One Way: Featuring Al Hudson & Alicia Myers
Recorded between 1976 and 1987. Includes liner notes by David Nathan.
Audio Remixers: Taavi Mote; Louis Silas, Jr.
Liner Note Author: David Nathan.
Arranger: Kevin McCord.
Originally, One Way came out as Al Hudson & the Soul Partners and recorded a few interesting, but unsuccessful albums for ABC Records. They were then, and are now, a self-contained act, though the original name suggests a standup vocal group. Essentially, Midwest wonders, they never crossed over, and never got as big as predicted on the R&B circuit, despite having a devastating live act. They should have added their bassist/falsetto tenor, Kevin McCord to the title; he contributes as much as Hudson & Myers, if not more.
This best of compilation ignores their Al Hudson & the Soul Partner days, and is top heavy with upbeat jams. Like an even handed boxer, One Way could deliver a lethal blow with either hand, being equally as proficient on fast tunes or ballads. The slow jams take a back seat to upbeat cookers, but MCA did include "Something In the Past," and the love happy "Lady You Are" One Way's jams had the juice of a live electrical wire: "Mr. Groove," "You Can Do It," "Pop It," and "Pull Fancy Dancer Pull" represents disco at its best. ~ Andrew Hamilton
- Country of Origin
- MCA (USA)
- Studio / Live
- One Way
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Cutie Pie
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Lady You Are
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] You Can Do It
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] I Want to Thank You
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Mr. Groove
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Something in the Past
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Pop It
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Don't Think About It
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Appreciation
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Push
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] If You Play Your Cards Right
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Pull Fancy Dancer/Pull, Pt. 1
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] You Better Quit
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] You Get the Best from Me (Say, Say, Say)
- 68m 43s
- Fontana Distribution
- Video Disabled
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