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Greatest Hits: The Spring Years, 1970-1977 [Import]

Joe SimonAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 27, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Southbound UK
  • ASIN: B000001ZXG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,374 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Your Time To Cry
2. Help Me Make It Through The Night
3. You're The One For Me
4. All My Hard Times
5. Georgia Blue
6. Drowning In The Sea Of Love
7. Pool Of Bad Luck
8. Power Of Love
9. I Found My Dad
10. Trouble In My Home
11. Step By Step
12. Theme From Cleopatra Jones
13. River
14. Carry Me
15. The Best Time Of My Life
16. Get Down, Get Down (Get On The Floor)
17. Music In My Bones
18. I Need You, You Need Me
19. Come Get To This
20. Easy To Love
See all 23 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Of all the soul singers who got their first hits during the 1960s, Joe Simon proved to be one of the most adaptable to the sweeter and slicker sounds of the 1970s. This 23-track compilation, covering his output at the Spring label, is not necessarily the best Simon anthology, omitting as it does his less elaborately produced work of the 1960s, which some find preferable to his Philly soul outings. It does, however, feature all his major pop hits of the era -- "Drowning in the Sea of Love," "Power of Love," "Your Time to Cry," "Get Down, Get Down," and "Theme From Cleopatra Jones" -- as well as a number of singles that only made a strong impression on R&B audiences, like his cover of Kris Kristofferson's "Help Me Make It Through the Night." As usual with this sort of overview, the music gets more tedious the further you get into the disco era, but it's certainly a good pickup for those who like their soul with a bow tie on it. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Southern Soul from an Underrated Talent December 8, 2009
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THE SPRING YEARS is an almost-perfect Joe Simon compilation documenting his most successful years with the Polydor-distributed Spring Records. The sound is great and the liner notes are pretty detailed. However, Simon's last top 20 r&b hit is missing (1978's "Love Vibration") while "You Don't Have To Play No Games" is here although it stalled at #62 on the r&b charts. Had "Games" been replaced by "Vibration", this compilation would have included all of Simon's top-20 r&b hits with Spring.
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4.0 out of 5 stars RYTHYM & BLUES FUNKY MONKEY'S LISTENING CORNER July 29, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I bought the CD as a gift for my father. He can't listen to it enough. It's a great day when one can find true classic r&b albums at their finger tips. (And the price isn't anything to sneeze at for an added bonus.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd April 10, 2014
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I love Joe simon's music and performers. He leaves a great message in his singing. He is from the old school.
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