sábado, 30 de enero de 2010

Madeline Bell: Madeline Bell (1971)

Wonderful work from Madeline Bell, a great singer with a sound that's equal parts American soul and British '60s female pop. The recordings here are from Madeline's last solo Lp for Philips Records. Simply titled Madeline Bell, it was released in 1971, more or less at the same time she was achieving greater fame on crossover rock recordings with Blue Mink. As a matter of fact, the band's single 'The Banner Man' on Regal Zonophone was released in the spring of that same year, and reached #3 in the UK chart. The sound of Madeline's record is wonderful, a bit more R&B oriented than her two previous efforts for Philips. The album, which has got Doris Troy on backing vocals, includes some great funk tracks, like the single 'If You Didn't Hear Me the First Time', and 'Get Off Your Back-Sides', but it also has its moments of soft pop/soul like 'You Walked Away', 'Make It with You' and 'Ordinary People'. This is definitely Madeline's hardest LP to track down. As it has never been released on cd, it is still well in demand, selling for around £50,00 now. Enjoy!

Madeline Bell, with her band Blue Mink, performing 'Our World' in 1970:

5 comentarios:

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  2. Thank you for this one. I love her voice. It's a perfect mix of both sides of Atlantic.
    I also want to ask you something about your blog. There is this little gadget you have here that bursts off when someone opens your blog. It's so annoying when listening to some other music from the computer. I wish there was a way to shut it off once and for all or maybe you could turn off the autoplay option (if there is one). Anyway, thanks for your effort and the wonderful music you share here. Yours is one of best blogs I visit.

  3. NK666: It is very easy to shut the music off. You will see an iPod on the right side on the page, which is where the music comes from. All you need to do is pressing the pause button and that's it!

  4. Thank you for this post, Nosi. On the walkman now for my trip to work tomorrow. I'm looking forward to being educated and entertained @ the same time.

    Respect & Regards,