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The a cappella jazz group known as Take 6 are not only the heirs to the rich tradition of the doo-wop and gospel groups of the 1950s, but also the leaders in the second wave of jazz and pop vocal groups that emerged in the 1990s. With these noteworthy legacies at their foundation, these 10-time GRAMMY® Award winners continue to look and move in a forward direction as the first decade of ... Read more in Amazon's Take 6 Store

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  • Audio CD (July 28, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • ASIN: B002F3BOY6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,310,844 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I L-O-V-E U
2. Destiny
3. One and the Same [#]
4. Fly Away
5. Mary
6. Biggest Part of Me
7. The Best Stuff in the World Today Café [#]
8. Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)
9. A Quiet Place
10. Oh Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion
11. U Turn
12. Spread Love
13. So Much 2 Say

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 19, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Unlike many greatest hits collections, Take 6 has shared not only classics from their own releases, but has also included several tunes that are from collaborations with other artists. There are a couple of "never-before-released" songs as well. My personal favorite is "The Best Stuff in the World Today Cafe," in which the Christian life is compared to selflessly serving others in a restaurant. This group never ceases to amaze me with their mix of soul-stirring lyrics and unequaled vocal harmonies. With a level of professional excellence that rivals any other group anywhere, Take 6 has "earned" a platform in mainstream music from which to share their message of Christ's faith and love. If you want a great overview of this sextet's work, definitely check out "Greatest Hits!"
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Catherine S. Vodrey on September 8, 2002
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All the great Take 6 songs are here on "Greatest Hits," but the biggest treat of all has to be the previously unreleased "The Best Stuff in the World Today Café." Beginning with a lazy vocal groove, it soon turns into a finger-popping exercise underscored with Take 6's signature vocal virtuosity. The lyrics are a clever harkening back to Biblical references to God's word being food for the spirit:
Then the waiter said to me,
"Everything we serve is free!"
When he saw that I was full of doubt,
He shoved the best stuff in my mouth
Well, the food was so fantastic, man
I could not stay in my seat!
I jumped up from the table,
grabbed a stranger off the street,
And said, "Welcome to the Best Stuff in the World Today Café!"
"I L-O-V-E U" is here, as is "Mary", "Spread Love," and other Take 6 classics. One of the more unusual tunes is a collaboration in which the group backs up Stevie Wonder on a jazzed-up version of Georg Friedrich Handel's "O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion" from Handel's magnificent "Messiah." It works strikingly well and sounds as contemporary as anything else on this terrific album.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. J. Kwashnak VINE VOICE on November 15, 2002
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It is unfortunate when so many artists of questionable talent are pushed into the consumer's consciousness, while those with true talent and spirit are relegated to the corner. But then again, maybe it's for the best that Take 6 has flown on the edge of the radar - this way we have their pure and soaring talent to enjoy ourselves. Blending Gospel and Jazz with a dose of Bobbie McFerrin, the group has put out consistently good albums. And here is some of the cream of them. Their range is shown from the pop "Biggest Part of Me" to the soulful sounds of "I L-O-V-E U" and the soaring gospel heights of "Mary" and "Destiny." Their music reaches out to wrap itself around you, caressing you with harmonies. It's a shame more people do not know them, but hopefully such a wonderful sampler of their work may introduce them to a new fan or two.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By thesavvybamalady VINE VOICE on October 17, 2000
Format: Audio CD
These guys are great!! Their vocal ranges and how they use them well, I can only say that it only gives us a glimpse of what heaven will be like. My favorite is going to be hands down "The Best Stuff in the World Today Cafe". I listen to that mostly when I am getting ready for church. Then the Brazilian Wedding Song, and the Thou that bringest good tidings of Joy.(W/Stevie Wonder) If the original composer was around to hear them, he'd probably weep.I have to agree with another reviewer, that is only a sampling of so many great songs by these guys
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By SRB-A TAKE 6 FAN on March 16, 2000
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First, I'm a TAKE 6 fan. I'm VERY happy that they released a Greatest Hits album! I LOVE most of the songs, like "I L-O-V-E U", "Mary", and "Spread Love". And, I also LOVE the collaborations, like the jazzy ballad "Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)," and (in my opinion,) another CLASSIC song to add to their list, "U TURN". These COOL tracks are a must-have for all people who LOVE a cappella. This a CLASSIC! I hope they will release Volume 2 (with more songs,) in the future!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on June 23, 2005
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Since seeing these guys perform live at the then 'North Sea - Jazz Festival' in Cape Town 2002 I became an instant fan. This album is reminiscent of that great day. The whole album is an enjoyable experience and 'hats-off' to the group for its talent, unity and deliverance. The tracks that stand out for me are 'Destiny','Mary' , 'Spread Love', 'So Much to Say','U-Turn'and 'Biggest Part of Me'- Tebza (Cape Town - South Africa)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Angela C. Horton on August 29, 2003
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I have been a fan of Take 6 since their debut album. Although they have added instruments to some of their songs, they are still one of the best acapella groups today. I love singing along with "Fly Away" and "Best Stuff In the World Today Cafe." I wish music critics would give them more credit for their wonderful talent and focus on that instead of the fact that this is "gospel" music. What is gospel but "music for the soul?"
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Click here for Take 6's newest album.Feels Good The Greatest Hits is fantastic! You will never be bored listening to Take 6 and you will always be inspired. They are so jazzy and spirit filled that you can't help but smile when listening to this album. Their harmonies are so tight and they sound so good together. This group thinks outside the box and they will knock you out of your blue funk and have you singing along with them and praising God. I also highly recommend their newest album, "Feels Good". This newest album is the best yet and it is sure to make you feel good when you listen to it. It will put you in the best mood. I play it in my car all the time. I am planning on purchasing more Take 6 cd's very soon. I am totally in love with this group. There's nothing else out there like them. They all are capable of playing musical instruments, They are all college graduates, and they can beat box quite well too. If you like vocal jazz and six part harmonies, and variety and inspiration, then you will just love this group. I know I do. I even have a song on my anwering machine at home. If you still have douts, Go on the You Tube website and type in Take 6 music and watch some live performances on your computer. Then I am sure that you will be convinced. from Merry Joy Hayes
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