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  • Audio CD (June 11, 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Stax
  • ASIN: B000000ZIT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #269,395 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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14 sides from this classic Volt vocal group! Includes So Nice; By the Time I Get to Phoenix; Make Room; Seeing Is Believing; Love Is Here Today and Gone Tomorrow; Let Me Repair Your Heart , and more.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By AvidOldiesCollector TOP 100 REVIEWER on July 30, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Detroit youngsters Julius Green, John Gary Williams and Harold Thomas began harmonizing as The Teen Town Singers before changing their name briefly to The Emeralds with the addition of William Brown, and finally settling on The Mad Lads after learning there was another group using the name Emeralds. After securing a recording deal with the Stax/Volt consortium in 1964, and just before their initial studio appearance, Robert Phillips was recruited to replace Thomas whose father insisted he first tend to his paper route! Out of that session emerged The Sidewalk Surf b/w Surf Jerk, released in 1964 as Stax 160. Neither side made any national listings.

That changed with five of their next six releases which shifted over to the Volt imprint, as Don't Have To Shop Around peaked at # 11 R&B/# 93 Billboard Hot 100 in October-November 1965 b/w Tear Maker on Volt 127, I Want Someone, ultimately turned out to be their best at # 10 R&B/# 74 Hot 100 in February-March 1966 featuring the piano work of Deanie Parker b/w Nothing Can Break Through on Volt 131, I Want A Girl hit # 16 R&B in August 1966 on Volt 137 b/w What Will Love Tend To Make You Do?, Patch My Heart stalled at # 41 R&B in December 1966 b/w You Mean So Much To Me on Volt 139, and Whatever Hurts You, became a # 31 R&B June 1968 b/w No Time Is Better Than Right Now on Volt 162. Mixed in with the charting releases was the unsuccessful Come Closer To Me/Sugar Sugar on Volt 135.

It was also in 1966 that Williams and Brown were drafted into the military with their replacements being Sam Nelson and former Premiers member Quincy Clifton Billops, Jr., and it was this gathering that recorded the non-charting sides I Don't Want To Lose Your Love/These Simple Reasons (Volt 143) and My Inspiration/Mr.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. L. Adger on March 7, 2006
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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!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William Kelly Jr. on December 20, 2008
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I was raised in Philly and street corner harmony was a big part of growing up. I commend Amazon.com for having one the best Oldie but Goodie selections(Rock,Gospel,Blues,and Doo-Wop)I have been able to find. MadLads Hits is just such an example. Every song is sweet, it is an instant back-in-the-day flashback. This CD is highly recommended for purchase and retention.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RickToye on December 14, 2013
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Defintely not the best representation of this groups performances/recordings. Only three hits in total on this cd, everything else is a B side! NOT THE BEST OF THE MAD LADS! It would have been better served and honest if it were called "The B-Side CD"! Don't buy this cd if you don't have any other Mad Lads recordings!
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