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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 11, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Collector's Choice
  • ASIN: B0010V3000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #536,376 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Joseph, an often-underrated singer, first reached success on Volt Records. At the time of this release she was best known for her time with Atlantic Records. Her early- to mid-'70s efforts were produced by Arif Mardin in a style identified with Aretha Franklin's productions of the time. Hear the Words, Feel the Feeling represents a label switch and a more definitive direction, courtesy of famed producer/writer Lamont Dozier. Those expecting a Motown-styled update of the girl group blithe attitude won't find it here. What is here is Joseph asserting her own pragmatic personality, doing rawer vocals and having great chemistry with producer Dozier. Hear the Words, Feel the Feeling often takes an almost too realistic look at relationships and the lack thereof. All of this is made better by Dozier's strong and confident production. The taunting "Didn't I Tell You" and "Why'd You Lie" mine the same problematic love terrain, with the production polish only matched by Joseph's emotive and pointed vocals. The album's best track, "Prophecy," has Joseph and Dozier again examining bleak interiors. The brilliantly arranged track has great subtle horn arrangement and impeccable rhythm guitar. Hear the Words, Feel the Feeling also has a fair amount of ballads. "All Cried Out" and "Feeling My Way" are hooky and idiosyncratic, as Joseph gives emotive and cogent performances. This album is prime and classy R&B/pop and features such esteemed players as Ray Parker, Jr. and Lee Ritenour, as well as arrangers McKinley Jackson and David Blumberg. But the star is Joseph, and she does great work here. ~ Jason Elias, All Music Guide

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After a pair of albums for Stax and three Arif Marden-produced albums for Atlantic, Joseph took to the studio with the legendary Lamont Dozier. Unsurprisingly the production and Dozier-penned songs retain a good deal of the Motown sound. What sets this album apart, again unsurprisingly, is Joseph herself, whose gutsy vocals are more rooted in the South than the typical Hitsville singer's. Freed of Motown's conventions, Dozier let Joseph vocalize passionately, providing contrast rather than conformity with the arrangements of McKinley Jackson. As on her next album, Feeling the Way, there are some proto-disco sounds here, but Dozier and Jackson keep things fresh, and the players, which include Detroit transplants and Los Angeles hotshots, combine the heat of Motor City with the cool of Southern California. This is an unassuming album whose charms are more subtle than Joseph's earlier work, but still quite intoxicating. 3-1/2 stars, if allowed fractional ratings. [©2008 hyperbolium dot com]
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Margie was a great favorite in the 70s. I have almost all of her albums on vinyl, but haven't succeeded in converting them to digital. So, finding them available on CD on Amazon, there was no question... I ordered them all. They are still as wonderful as I remembered. It's good to have an old friend back.

Margie Joseph is one of those artists who was not recognized as much as she warranted. A wonderful distinctive voice and outstanding choices of songs. Unforgettable music.
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By Puckfair52 on December 17, 2013
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I have loved her music since the 70's! This was a good find I play it often at least 3 times a week!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Garby Gable on March 27, 2010
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The opening song, "Hear the Words, Feel the Feeling" was originally intended for Lamont Dozier's unissued "Prophecy" album. Margie's rendition of this song took it to #18 R&B in the spring of summer of 1976. My favorite tunes include the passionate and soulful "Didn't I Tell You", and the upbeat gospel soul infused song "Why'd You Lie." "Prophecy" is a nice upbeat 70's disco dance song that can get you snapping your fingers and grooving to the beat. Margie's slower version of Lamont's "All Cried Out" (which by the way had charted #41 on R&B charts during Srping of 1975), is full of passion and emotion demonstrating the strength and beauty of Margie's voice.
"Something To Fall Back On," although not one of my favorites, is funky in it's own way and deserves some merit. I like the catchy tempo, and rhythm of "Don't Turn the Lights Off," which Margie stated was one of her favorites as well. "Feeling My Way" is a beautiful song that allows Margie to sing from the heart, and may explain why she was often compared to Aretha Franklin. The album closes with "I Get Carried Away," which McKinley Jackson had produced for Freda Payne in 1974 for ABC. I like Margie's soulful interpretation of this song, and it happens to be among my favorites on this album.

Despite the fact that this was not a commercial success Cotillion was hoping for, it is a good album and definitely worth checking out. For all the Margie Joseph fans out there, come "hear the words and feel the feelings."
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I'm really happy having this jewel in my hands. The only thing I miss is the booklet including the lyrics of the songs. Anyway, it is great that albums that are lost, could be remastered and enjoyed for the listeners. Great album.
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