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They Said It Couldn't Be Done But We Did It (Expanded Edition) [CD]

The Dells Audio CD

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They Said It Couldn't Be Done But We Did It (Expanded Edition) + Love Connection (Expanded Edition) + One Step Closer - Expanded Edition
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Listen  3. Could It Be 6:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Rich Man, Poor Man (Peace) 5:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. They Said It Couldn't Be Done (But We Did It) 5:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Waiting For You 6:260.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  8. Betcha Never Been Loved (Like This Before) 4:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Betcha Never Been Loved (Like This Before) (Single Version) 3:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Our Love (Single Version) 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Could It Be (Single Version) 5:170.99  Buy MP3 

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The mighty mighty DELLS enjoyed an amazing run of hits, starting in 1956 with Oh What A Night and continuing from 1966 to 1974 with Cadet Records (the Chess subsidiary). In 1975, the soulful quintet signed with Mercury Records for a four-album association. Released in 1977, THEY SAID IT COULDN T BE DONE, BUT WE DID IT!! was the group s second album for the label. With the Sound Of Philadelphia a major force in the world of R&B and soul music in the 70s, The Dells journeyed to the City of Brotherly Love to cut the album. The Dells teamed with the production team The Harris Machine (featuring musicians, arrangers, and writers including guitarist/ writer Norman Harris, Earl Young and Ron Baker). Working with arrangers Ron Kersey, T.G. Conway and Allan Felder, songwriters such as (future Temptation) Ron Tyson and top Philly session musicians, the group fashioned one of their finest 70s albums. Much in demand by their many fans worldwide and making its worldwide CD debut, THEY SAID IT COULDN T BE DONE, BUT WE DID IT!! reached No. 40 on the US R&B charts and contained two Top 30 R&B hits, Betcha Never Been Loved (Like This Before) and Our Love. 2012 marks the group s 60th anniversary and to commemorate it, SoulMusic Records is reissuing this great album alongside LOVE CONNECTION (SMCR 5047). Includes notes by Rico Washington with quotes from Chuck of The Dells among others.

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5.0 out of 5 stars '70s Funk, and those great Dells vocals 7 May 2012
By Donald F. King - Published on Amazon.com
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The Dells are an institution, and thankfully they've been rightfully inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Nothing can top their '60s classic, "There Is" (so classic that it kind of became a Greatest Hits album all by itself). But to hear them at their '70s peak, in "They Said It Coudldn't Be Done..." they're paired with the Harris Machine, and it's a terrific album. The tenor's highs are at a peack, the baritone packs in the emotion, the songs are melodic and have content, and the album art is tongue-in-your-cheek festive!

This might be the last truly-great Dells album, and I'm so pleased the people at SoulMusic.Com have resurrected it. If you like great Soul/Funk, I believe you won't be disappointed in this restored classic!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Lesser known disco album 12 Feb 2010
By Robert - Published on Amazon.com
They Said It couldn't Be Done was the main dance floor hit off this one, but I personally preferred Our Love because it had the upbeat Philly sound I really liked back then, which the best soul dance groups were all about at the roots of disco music. Now for Mighty Clouds Of Joy LP.
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