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5.0 out of 5 stars Soul Sisters, 5 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Backbeats Artists Series - Honey Cone (Audio CD)
From the superb Backbeats series of soul music reissues, this is a really good compilation. It's got an excellent remastered sound plus there's the usual informative booklet.

Signed to the Hot Wax label in the late 60's, Honey Cone were initially groomed as an alternative Supremes but the US hits only really happened when they morphed their sound into a sort of female Jackson Five. Produced, and written for, by ex-Motowners like Holland-Dozier and Holland - who'd set up the label after falling out with Berry Gordy - everything screams 'quality' if not originality!

There are the brilliant, big hit singles, 'Want Ads', 'Stick Up' and 'One Monkey Don't Stop No Show' plus an excellent funked-up version of 'Son Of A Preacher Man'. Love gone wrong lyrically pervades many of the tracks, whilst the music is consistently infectious. 'Whilst You're Out Looking For Sugar', 'All The King's Horses And All The King's Men' plus 'Don't Count Your Chickens' - apart from being great titles - stomp along in a wonderful neo-Motown fashion and should all have been big hits.

Funk rears its head on several tracks, with 'Sitting On A Time Bomb' probably being the best. The slowest track is the last - a neat cover of The Dells' 'Stay In My Corner'. There isn't one duff minute here and it's well worth buying.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Tha One Track, 19 May 2013
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I bought this album mainly for one track - "Want Ads". The album is filled with many more quality songs. I have one small quibble with the "Backbeats" series. It is that I think they sometimes try to give too much value for money buy including one or two filler tracks and this album is no exception. I am still giving a 5 star recommendation as most of the album is highly enjoyable.
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