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1978 Bill Withers “‘Bout Love”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjU4IPv70Vk

Bill Withers collaborated with keyboardist/arranger/songwriter Paul Smith on this engaging set issued. Still Bill offers his usual mellowness and down-home sincerity on such cuts as “All Because of You,” “Dedicated to You My Love,” and the brotherly love-themed “Look to Each Other for Love.” There are surprising up-tempo tracks like the horn-punctuated Top 30 R&B lead single “Don’t Make It Better,” and the back-alley funk of its follow-up, “You Got the Stuff,” with its squishy, cartoonish vocoder-generated background vocals.”

Review by Ed Hogan

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1976  Curtis Mayfield  “Give, Get, Take and Have”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QpazkyOIU0

"Less sociopolitical than previous efforts, Give Get Take Have offers “Mr. Welfare Man” as its sole attempt to enlighten and enhance. Mayfield was obviously experiencing the joys of new love when he cut “Only You Babe” and “This Love Is Sweet,” and the tear-jerking numbers “In Your Arms Again” and “Party Night.” His aching falsetto coos and purrs, but sounds weakened on this LP. Overall, the album falls short of Mayfield's former releases, but even great artists don't always achieve their usual high standards.”

Review by Andrew Hamilton

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1994/2014  CRAZYSEXYCOOL
Released by LaFace Records on November 15, 1994, the album peaked at three on the Billboard 200 and spent over two years on the Billboard album charts,[2] The album spawned two Billboard Hot 100 number one singles, including the worldwide smash hit, “Waterfalls”, and earned them two Grammy Awards.
The album was certified Diamond by the RIAA, making TLC the first girl group in history to be awarded diamond status.
CrazySexyCool has sold over 23 million copies worldwide,[3] becoming the best-selling album by a girl group in the United States,
“The album was certified Diamond by the RIAA, making TLC the first girl group in history to be awarded diamond status.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlZydtG3xqI

1994/2014  CRAZYSEXYCOOL

Released by LaFace Records on November 15, 1994, the album peaked at three on the Billboard 200 and spent over two years on the Billboard album charts,[2] The album spawned two Billboard Hot 100 number one singles, including the worldwide smash hit, “Waterfalls”, and earned them two Grammy Awards.

The album was certified Diamond by the RIAA, making TLC the first girl group in history to be awarded diamond status.

CrazySexyCool has sold over 23 million copies worldwide,[3] becoming the best-selling album by a girl group in the United States,

The album was certified Diamond by the RIAA, making TLC the first girl group in history to be awarded diamond status.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlZydtG3xqI

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