Thursday, 23 December 2010

DICK JENSEN - DICK JENSEN (Phil. Intl 1973) Jap mastering cardboard sleeve




One of the strangest albums ever issued on Philly International – a set of tunes by Dick Jensen, who was part blue-eyed soul singer, part easy male vocalist – sounding here as if he'd almost hit the market about 5 years too late to make a difference. The record's the kind that would be more at home on late 60s Capitol than early 70s Philly – but they must have had big plans for it, as all the tracks are originals by Gamble & Huff, who also do the production with Thom Bell and Bunny Sigler. Bobby Martin, Vince Montana, and Norman Harris all arrange, so the backings are top-shelf too – it's just that Dick can't seem to figure out what he wants to be from track to track on the record. Titles include the funky "Fat Mama", plus "Peace Of Mind", "Going Up To The Mountain", "I Don't Want To Cry", "32nd Street", and "Tamika". [Dusty Groove America]
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A really wonderful (mostly late '60s pop style) album!
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7 comments:

Darren said...

Hi, thanks for this. Not sure about it at the moment, but perhaps it will grow on me. Keep up the great work.

Refer said...

A very fine singer. He sounds sometimes like Gary Puckett.

Georgie Hirezola said...

I'm not a fan of the Philly-sound at all but this album is a great pop gem completely different from the later Phillys...
don't know... it makes my day!!!
Georgie+++++

hooch said...

Thank You!

Astral Traveller said...
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Astral Traveller said...

The Man looks like Engelbert in his best Days. Bobby Ewing on Dope. Great. Thx


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Annette said...

knew him personally. He was one of the most talented singer and dancer of his time. As of today, no-one (except maybe Michael Jackson) came close to his talents.