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Hey Love, Vol. 1 [Original recording remastered]

Various Artists Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 5, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Time Life Records
  • ASIN: B00005K9LT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #129,622 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Girl Don't Care - Gene Chandler
2. Let's Fall In Love - Peaches & Herb
3. Yes, I'm Ready - Barbara Mason
4. The Touch Of You - Brenda & The Tabulations
5. Together - The Intruders
6. Stay In My Corner - The Dells
7. La-La Means I Love You - The Delfonics
8. Hypnotized - Linda Jones
9. Going In Circles - The Friends Of Distinction
10. Close Your Eyes - Peaches & Herb
11. Court Of Love - The Unifics
12. Oh, How It Hurts - Barbara Mason
13. Dry Your Eyes - Brenda & The Tabulations
14. Count To Ten - Franky And The Spindles
15. Break Your Promise - The Delfonics
16. Always Together - The Dells
17. So I Can Love You - The Emotions
18. Hey There Lonely Girl - Eddie Holman
19. Baby, I'm For Real - The Originals
20. Have You Seen Her - The Chi-Lites

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5.0 out of 5 stars Uh Uh My Brother-You Got To Get Your Own! February 19, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Most people who know about this CD are familiar with the clever commercial that uses the above phrase (if you missed it,a guy asks his friend to borrow the album and gets the above response). However, it's one of the best economy-priced collections of it's kind, as it not only includes the familiar stuff from oldies radio, but also tunes that will only be known by hardcore Soul music fanatics (like followers of the "Northern Soul" phenomenon in England) and those who listened regualrly to Black radio stations in the late 60s and early 70s. No, this is no hapazard K-Tel type of quickie compilation with overplayed stuff that anyone can find on an oldies station-this is the REAL THING at a most reasonable price. So if anyone asks you to borrow this, do like the smart guy and the commercial and tell them-"Uh Uh my brother-you got to get your OWN!"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Love Songs from a Great American Era August 21, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I saw the TV ad for the Hey Love CDs; and after hearing samples of the songs they contain, I knew I had to own them. Even if you did not grow up in the 60s or 70s; if you enjoy listening to nonexplicit, yet very romantic tunes, you'll want to add this CD to your collection. I ordered both, but I listen to volume 2 more. I also ordered an extra set for a close friend who also grew up in this era and mentioned once to me that Me and Mrs. Jones is one of her favorite tunes. The set makes a great gift for yourself as well as others who enjoy this type of music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A near perfect collection of sweet soul April 15, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Fans of late night and sweet soul music should definitely pick up this collection and if you're not yet a fan it's a great primer. And there's every reason to become a fan.
This is great stuff: more mellow and subdued than Motown and more sophisticated than Stax. This is the heavily orchestrated hybrid that blossomed in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia in the mid-60s and now enjoys a substantial cult following in England as "Northern Soul". It deserves a reappraisal here.
This collection gathers 20 of the best examples of the genre from 1965-1971 (with Barbara Mason's "Yes I'm Ready" the earliest track and the Chi-Lites' "Have You Seen Her" the latest). The selection which features obvious hits like "Yes I'm Ready", "Stay in My Corner" and the Chi-Lites hit along with wonderful obscurities like "Count to Ten" (a track almost impossible to find anywhere else) and Brenda and the Tabulations "The Touch of You" is impeccable. These choices capture what Northern Soul was all about from the glory of love and heartbreak to shimmering harmonies and adventurous orchestration. The sequencing also comes close to perfection.
The only area where the set fails is in its presentation. The sound is not all it could be with occasionally indifferent remastering. Some songs in fact (Barbara Mason and Brenda and the Tabulations) sound like needle drops (recordings made from an LP record instead of session tapes). Given the scarcity of the Mason tracks on CD these days even this is forgivable. It's a relief just to have them. Nonetheless, don't be disappointed if the sound is not up to some other soul reissues you've bought in recent years.
Equally problematic is the lack of liner information.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ...aint nothing like some romance yall... May 9, 2002
Format:Audio CD
when we are young we get deep into the current sounds...i was madly in-love with lisa-lisa from cult jam...force md's was my group...anita baker came along and luther back when he was 'big'...then toni braxton came along and some others...they was all cool and will always have a place...
...but...
come on now...we talkin bout being grown now! i mean 'fareal grown' not 'radio-friendly-grown'...your local radio stations aint never gonna play any of these songs because they mind-set jus aint where it oughtta be...like the commercial useta say, "you gotta go out and get your own!"...they dont make this stuff no more or anything like it! i'm talkin about sittin up playin cards drinkin brown libations grown...the party's over it's time for yall to go grown...baby i love you will you marry me grown...
aint no videos for fareal grown music!!
you have to have an imagination and the willingness to use it to best enjoy the music provided here...
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Collection Of Sexy R&B Soul October 31, 2004
Format:Audio CD
There is no other composition of music that brings back the memories of my high school years like the 'Hey Love' Collection Vol 1 and 2.The two CDs are filled with wonderful songs. From some of the greatest r&b artist of the 60s and 70s. With songs like Hypnotized,Close Your Eyes and Baby,I'm for Real in vol 1. And songs like Break Up to Make Up,Me And Mrs Jones and I Want to Pay You Back in vol 2.The trip down memory lane will be a very happy one.So get close to your love one or throw a party and relive the memories.They should have done a vol 3.Because there's still a few more great songs of that era.Just waiting to be heard again.
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