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5.0 out of 5 stars Do I Love You? Yes, I Do Too., 11 April 2011
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This review is from: Dance With The Contours (Audio CD)
I'd always thought of the Contours as a second string Motown group, forever condemned to release dance tracks. Just listen to my favourite track on this excellent Ace CD and you will hear that the Contours were much more than that.
"I Didn't Know How Right It Was (But Ooh What A Night It Was)" is for me the standout track and how it never made it to be a single, I'll never know. Maybe Berry Gordy decided that it wasn't the usual Contours type of song and so it was left languishing in the vaults for 47 years. And with an interesting, salacious song title with such great word play, you know that it was composed by the ever clever wordsmith, Smokey Robinson, who also produced it for the group.
I know that Joe Billingslea of the original Contours grouping is thrilled to bits with this release because he emailed me to tell me so. What amazed me too is that he remembered virtually every one of these unreleased gems after such a long period of time. He last heard them when they were recorded in the Hitsville atudio all those years ago.
This release is must have for any Motown fan. Ace Records has hit the nail on the head again in issuing such a prestigious, beautifully produced CD. The booklet is worth the price of purchase alone with its rare photos of the Contours, supplemented by Keith Hughes' revealing interviews with both Joe Billingslea and Sylvester Potts and the detailed annotations that he has provided.
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