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Gwen McCrae Original Billboard Music Review (1975)

Gwen McCrae – Rockin Chair, CAT 2605 (TK. Mrs. George McCrae comes up witha vibrant mix of straight soul, disco material, bluesy material, and oldies here, with the emphasis on her powerfully expressive blues oriented vocals. Backup is, for the most part, simple guitar/keyboard/bass/drums/horn arrangements with strings added on from time to time but not […]

Alston Records and Tone Distributors in Billboard (1970)

Alston Records of Tone Distributors is betting on Betty Wright’s new single – “Mama, I’ve Found That Guy” written by another Alston artist, Clarence Reid who also produced the session. Henry Stone, Tone president, announced that Steve Alaimo is producer of Marlin Records – another company label. Gwen McCrae’s release “Lead Me On” was produced […]

Top 10 Hip Hop Samples of George and Gwen McCrae

 10. Slaughterhouse and Fatman Scoop – “Onslaught 2” Sample of Gwen McCrae – “I Found a Love”    9. MC Shy D – “Don’t Sweat Me” Sample of George McCrae – “I Get Lifted”   8. AZ feat. C.L. Smooth – “Magic Hour” Sample of “He Keeps Something Groovy Goin’ On” by Gwen […]

Top 10 Hip Hop Samples of Producer Steve Alaimo

10. Beyonce feat Jay Z – “Upgrade U” Sample of – Betty Wright – “Girls Can’t Do What The Guys Do”     9. Cypress Hill – “Real Estate” Sample of All the People feat. Robert Moore – “Cramp Your Style”     8. Lupe Fiasco – “Hustlaz Song” Sample of Gwen McCrae – “Love […]

These 10 Cat Records LP’s Will Soul Your Whole Existence

10. Little Beaver – Black Rhapsody     9. Gwen McCrae ‎– Gwen McCrae     8. George & Gwen McCrae ‎– Together       7. Raw Soul Express ‎– Raw Soul Express       6. Trama ‎– Trama       5. Willie “Beaver” Hale ‎– Beaver Fever       4. […]

Top 10 Glades Records

 10. Jerry Washington ‎– Goin’ To A Party / Don’t Waste My Time Label: Glades ‎– 1737 Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single Country: US Released: 1976 Genre: Funk / Soul Style: Soul, Funk     9. Vanessa Kendrick ‎– 90%” Of Me Is You / How Can I Do What’s Right Label: Glades […]