The Undisputed Truth – The Undisputed Truth 1971 (USA, Psychedelic Soul/Funk)

Исполнитель: The Undisputed Truth
Откуда: USA
Альбом: The Undisputed Truth
Год выхода: 1971
Жанр: Psychedelic Soul/Funk
Формат: MP3 CBR 320
Размер архива: 103.3 МB

“The Undisputed Truth” – одноимённый дебютный альбом американского соул/фанк проекта “The Undisputed Truth”, выпущенный в июле 1971 года. Глубокий, полный эмоций, истинно в духе “Мотауна” альбом был полностью произведен знаменитым композитором и продюсером лейбла “Motown” Норманом Уитфилдом. Альбом включает в себя самый большой хит группы “Smiling Faces Sometimes”, который достиг максимума #3 в чарте Billboard Hot 100 и #2 в чарте Billboard R&B Singles. “Smiling Faces Sometimes” – небольшая порция психоделик-соула от Уитфилда в соавторстве с Барретом Стронгом. Эта песня стала самым успешным хитом “The Undisputed Truth”, и ни одна из более поздних их записей не смогла с ним сравниться.

The Undisputed Truth was an American Motown recording act, assembled by record producer Norman Whitfield as a means for being able to experiment with his psychedelic soul production techniques. Joe “Pep” Harris served as main lead singer, with Billie Rae Calvin and Brenda Joyce Evans on additional leads and background vocals. They were introduced to Motown by singer Bobby Taylor, and, when The Delicates broke up in 1970, two of the members of that group, Billie Calvin and Brenda Evans began providing background vocals for artists around Motown. They sang backing on the hits “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” for Diana Ross and “Still Water (Love)” for The Four Tops. Joe Harris had been part of a Detroit soul group called The Fabulous Peps. Formed in 1962, the group were renowned for their energetic stage performances, and they cut a handful of singles for various different labels before their dissolution in 1968. Harris also became a member of The Ohio Untouchables (later The Ohio Players). In 1970, Motown producer Norman Whitfield – partly as a response to criticism from Temptations fans that he was using the group as his personal plaything – put together Joe Harris, Billie Calvin and Brenda Evans to create his own recording act, The Undisputed Truth. The group’s music and unusual costuming (large Afros and white makeup) typified the then-popular trend of “psychedelic soul” which Whitfield had inaugurated. A number of their singles became minor hits, and many of them were also songs for Whitfield’s main act, The Temptations, among them 1971’s “You Make Your Own Heaven And Hell Right Here On Earth” and “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone“. Their single Top 40 hit in the United States was the ominous “Smiling Faces Sometimes,” originally recorded by The Temptations, which hit #3 on the US Pop Charts in mid-1971. Although they could never recreate the success of “Smiling Faces” they continued to make chart appearances throughout the early 1970s. They found some success with songs like “What It Is” (1972) and “Law of the Land” (1973) becoming modest hits on the US R&B Charts. Founding member Billie Calvin died on June 23, 2007, at the age of 58, in Mureitta, California, USA, of heart disease. Tyrone “Lil Ty” Barkley died on February 14, 2017, at the age of 70, in Arizona.

Tracks:
01. You Got The Love I Need – 3:03
02. Save My Love For A Rainy Day – 4:05
03. California Soul – 3:55
04. Aquarius – 2:39
05. Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today) – 10:47
06. Smiling Faces Sometimes – 3:18
07. We’ve Got A Way Out Love – 3:03
08. Since I’ve Lost You – 3:19
09. Ain’t No Sun Since You’ve Been Gone – 2:42
10. I Heard It Through The Grapevine – 2:51
11. Like A Rolling Stone – 6:44

Personnel:
Joe Harris – vocals
Brenda Joyce Evans – vocals
Billie Rae Calvin – vocals
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Dave Van DePitte – arranger & conductor (01, 04-11)
Paul Riser – arranger (02, 03)
Norman Whitfield – producer

Enjoy

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