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Everybody Needs Love / Feelin' Bluesy
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 22, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I've been buying soul CDs since 1990 and always wished for this- that someone would just put entire albums by Gladys Knight and the Pips onto disc. Now, my wish is fulfilled, albeit as a somewhat pricey import. But if, like me, you are hoping that there is more of the terrific DIVA than what shows up on "Greatest Hits" packages, boy are you going to be thrilled to get this into your sound system! There are lots of songs that I'd never heard, beautifully performed, excellently produced and recorded. Just wonderful! Oh, and the best part...there are FOUR other discs covering most of what GN&tP recorded for Motown. Happy Holidays, indeed!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
I love the Motown Two-Fers. This one is no exception. This cd is a re-issue of Gladys Knight and the Pips' 1967 album Everybody Needs Love and 1968 Feelin' Bluesy album. Both albums are chock full of that Motown charm blessed with the harmonies of the Pips and the gracious soulful voice of Gladys Knight herself. The first album contains what I consider to be the best and most definitive version of "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"(among seemingly countless versions from within the Motown camp or from out of it for that sake). I think either Smokey Robinson and the Miracles or Marvin Gaye were the first to record the Norman Whitfield composition, but Gladys Knight and the Pip's version is the best to me. Their version is so energetic, and the musicianship on this version shows what was to come a year later: the psychedelic soul movement, and this song here shows the beginning stages of it with the funky, groovy vibe it creates. This is one of my favorite Motown songs of all time. "You Don't Love Me No More" is a moody, softer ballad, with pleading vocals. "Do You Love Me Just A Little, Honey" shows Gladys Knight and the Pips' doo-wop roots with the soft, sweet harmonic vibe and the background "Chonnie on chon's," another soulful winner here. "Everybody Needs Love," another often covered Motown tune, recorded previously by acts such as the Temptations, is a jazzier, yet more raw at teh same time, yet then also cool vibing version.The other songs are cool as well. Now for the 1968 Feelin' Bluesy album, there are also cool cuts here. "The Boy From Crosstown" is another driving soulful number with a rolling bass about a crosstown boy whom a woman loves, and whom the people in her town think to be taboo. "The Boy..." also foreshadows the psychedelic soul sound about to explode much more loudly late that year with The Temptations "Cloud Nine." "Ain't You Glad You Chose Love" also has a similar vibe, yet is more uptempo, and is even a step closer to that psych soul sound. "It Should Have Been Me" is a sweet harmonic groove with the nice call and response gospel flavored sound often associated with Gladys Knight and the Pips. "Your Old Standby" is a sad song about a woman on the outside of a man she loves and his on and off girlfriend. This song seems as if it was recorded much earlier (than 1968). It has more of a 1963'ish sound to it, for stylistically, it treads the line between the doo-wop Motown of 1959-63, and the mid 60's soul explosion, so I am curious as to the recording date of this cool "oldie." "It's Time To Go Now" explores the necessity of moving on from a relationship that was fun. This one sounds musically like it is from the late 60's but is in the sweet doo-wop harmony style. It is a sad but beautiful groove. There are a few bonus songs at the end of the cd, like a circa 1970 re-recording of Gladys Knight and the Pips' own 1961 doo-wop classic "Every Beat Of My Heart," retaining the doo-wop vocal style. This Two-Fer is sure a trip back to when RnB music had so much soul and groove, and when Gladys Knight was just beginning to become more popular, a trend that would continue in earnest through the 70's. The albums show Gladys Knight's versatility and soulful singing talents, and the sweet harmony with which the Pips back her.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 15, 2007
Format: Audio CD
two great classics Apart from the GreatSingles+Flips Many Cuts featuring Electic Harpsichord, Is Motown where the Fab 4 got the idea for lucy in the sky, Good Sound Quality, Smokeys , My Bed of Thorns, is so good. The Second Album on The Disc is also very good , A Great Pairing of two Classics. A Must If You Like The Group or Motown
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 4, 2011
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
This double CD is soul/r&B classic at its purest and brightest. Gladys Knight and The Pips remain forever, true icons of masterfully honed talent and excellent artistry. Glady's voice is a true National Treasure!
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 4, 2010
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This is alright, I prefer to listen to just Gladys, I guess I outgrew the Pips.
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