|By Chancellor of Soul (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 12:36 am:|
I truly truly sadden by this news of Barry White.
I would like to know what was everyone favorite
Barry White album and please why was it your
Open up the gates because the Maestro is
Thanks Barry for the great music and memories...
(Chancellor of Soul)
|By DF (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 01:28 am:|
1) Barry Sings For Someone You Love
2) The Man
3) Can't Get Enough
4) I've Got So Much To Give
|By STUBASS (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 01:45 am:|
HEY CHANCELLOR!!!...I DON'T KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT ALL OF BARRY'S PLATINUM LP'S...BUT MY FAVORITE BARRY WHITE TUNE...WHICH I HAD MENTIONED ON THIS FORUM RECENTLY...FROM MY ANALYSIS OF THE MATERIAL...IS "FIRST...LAST...EVERYTHING"!!!...I THINK THAT COMPOSITION IS TYPICAL OF BARRY WHITES BRILLIANCE!!!...LONG INTRO...PATENTED BARRY RAP AT THE BEGINNING!!!...HEAVY EMPHASIS ON THE STRING SECTION...NICE CHORUS...NICE BRIDGE...JUST A WELL THOUGHT OUT PIECE OF WORK!!!...ALSO...HIS BEAUTIFUL "LOVES THEME" IS OFTEN OVERLOOKED BY THE SOUL MUSIC COMMUNITY...PARTIALLY BECAUSE...IN MY OPINION...THE BROADER MUSICAL MARKET EMBRACED THAT PARTICULAR INSTRUMANTAL (THE PGA USED IT EXTENSIVELY FOR YEARS FOR THEIR GOLF TELECASTS)...AND ALSO BECAUSE THE TUNE LACKED BARRY'S DEEP...DEEP VOCAL TREATMENT...WHICH WE WERE ALL BECOMING ACCUSTOMED TO!!!...I'M SURE THAT BARRY WILL BE ESPECIALLY MISSED BY THE MANY MUSICIANS THAT HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH HIM OVER THE YEARS!!!...STUBASS
|By Thommygirl_70 (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 02:05 am:|
I have not heard all of his albums but I sure loved all of the singles that he released! All I can say is that everytime a Barry White song came on I don't know anyone who did not get up and dance or sing the words or something! I can't believe that he has passed away. This is so sad He was a young man still, only 58 years old. RIP Mr. Barry White
|By Carl Dixon London (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 02:45 am:|
Please remember too, his work, with The Bob Keene Orchestra, Johhny Wyatt and Viola Wills. All I know is when my friend picked up a copy of 'This thing called love/Johhny Wyatt' on Bronco Records in 1974, we knew it was a gem then and it still is. Then I found a copy of 'I got love/Viola Wills' the same year. Remarkable records.
|By Wonder B (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 04:24 am:|
Yes Carl there was a compilation CD of all the work he did at Bronco and elsewhere in the 60's which was released a couple of years ago, called Boss Soul The Genius of B.W and it was absolutely marvelous.... The stuff with Viola Wills is excellent...
|By Carl Dixon London (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 04:49 am:|
Don't know that CD - I must keep an eye out for it. All I remember years ago in the UK, President released 'I got love', but I think they put that as the 'B' side in error. I could be wrong, but it was never clear on some American releases what was the 'A' side was.
|By Eli (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 09:59 am:|
I believe that if you go to delfi-records.com you can order it.
Delfi is the parent company of Bronco, Mustang, Keen and several other and is still ran by Bob Keene who is eighty and still going strong.
|By Carl Dixon London (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 10:01 am:|
Wow! I will check that out.............
|By DetroitDar (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 01:49 pm:|
This is so sad...the only cd of his that I own is Barry White All-Time Greatest Hits, a Funk Essential released in 1994. It feels pretty weird to know that it is currently sitting in the cd player of my computer, because I was enjoying it on the 3rd while I was working...
|By John Lester (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 03:13 pm:|
I have only just found out about Barry by logging on here.
My favourite Barry White LP.........ALL OF 'EM
|By Greg C. (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 05:51 pm:|
"Change" which came out in 1982 and was on the CBS distributed Unlimited Gold label. I was going through so much that year (moving, new job, relationship issues, etc)and the title track was therapeutic. I use to put that album on late at night, put on my headphones, crank up the sound, sip a glass of white wine, and let Barry take me away.
Favorite Love Unlimited album would have to be the blue covered "Under The Influence of...Love Unlimited" which came out in the summer of 1973 Love those ladies. So sultry...
|By Common (184.108.40.206) on Monday, July 07, 2003 - 11:41 am:|
Being a seventies baby, I don't have alot of BW's LPs but these songs have long been a favorite of mine:
Your Sweetness Is My Weakness
Oh, What A Night!
Honey Please, Can't You See
Standing In The Shadows Of Love
What Am I Gonna Do With You?
My First, My Last, My Everything
It's Only Love(I heard Simply Red do this version & had no idea that BW was the original artist)
And if anyone has a chance, please pick up his autobio. Even though at times, he has a tendency to go back & forth, it is chockful of great anecdotes & his views about the music business & love. BW was also one of those artists that had control of his publishing. His experience in the business schooled him on the importance of owning his own work. He set a great example & left a lasting legacy! Rest easy Barry!
|By Chan (220.127.116.11) on Monday, July 07, 2003 - 11:46 am:|
"I've Got So Much to Give"
"Put You in My Mix"
"Baby Blue" (with the Love Unlimited Orchestra)
Rest in Peace ((((Barry White))))
|By KevGo (18.104.22.168) on Monday, July 07, 2003 - 12:28 pm:|
First of all, favorite albums -
Can't Get Enough (1974) - first Barry White LP in KevGo's collection.
Sheet Music (1980) - saw him on the Mike Douglas Show promoting this album; He brought with him a bedsheet with the album cover on it!
From A Girl's Point Of View (1972) & In Heat (1975) - my favorite Love Unlimited albums
The Man (1978) - He does justice to Billy Joel's "Just The Way You Are."
Rhapsody In White (1974) - great Love Unlimited Orchestra album. Featured "Love's Theme".
TO CARL DIXON - Like Wonder B, I also have the "Boss Soul: The Genius of Barry White" CD of the Maestro's Mustang/Bronco productions. He was heavily influenced by Motown (he sited the H-D-H team as his inspiration)and you can hear it in his productions. Hell, even the CD cover showed the maestro looking sharp behind the board. Like Bobby Eli said, this CD can be ordered directly from Del-Fi Records:
Also, I highly recommend to all on Soulful Detroit the autobiography from Barry White ("Love Unlimited"). Great read -great history.
To think, this man gave us everything from doo-wop, Jackie Lee's "The Duck" (he played drums on the record) & the theme from the Banana Splits cartoon show (remember "Tra La La, La La La La.." - yes, he wrote it) to music that was the soundtrack to a population boom.
Rest well, Barry Eugene White - we miss you.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By STUBASS (22.214.171.124) on Monday, July 07, 2003 - 01:41 pm:|
THERE WILL BE A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR BARRY TODAY AT LEMMART PARK IN L.A. I BELIEVE!!!...FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE STILL PENDING!!!...STUBASS
|By Handsome (126.96.36.199) on Monday, July 07, 2003 - 01:44 pm:|
I don't have any albums by Barry White, just a compilation cd.
My favorites songs are:Just they way you are, Playing your game baby, September & It's Ecstasy (When you lay down next to me).
Barry, thanks for the music & the memories.
|By stephanie (188.8.131.52) on Monday, July 07, 2003 - 04:44 pm:|
I dont have his albums just the Black and Gold album the Greatest Hits Collection..Im with STUBASS I like The First the last My EVERYTHING...
|By Charmedes (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 01:54 am:|
I've always wondered what it might have been like to have Barry on the payroll at Motown. I would have loved to have heard the results of a production with Jean, Mary and Cindy, the Supremes.
|By Don (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 02:50 am:|
I personally have not a favorite Berry White Album nor CD. I do remember vividly as if it we're yesterday the first time I heard "Oh, What A Night For Dancing". I know brothers and sisters can get with that! As I stated in the other thread on Berry White on this Forum, I'll just stick to playing his Love Unlimmited Orchestra stuff.
|By MzMusik (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 10:49 am:|
My favorite album is STONE GON'!!!!!
|By KevGo (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 10:55 am:|
According to Barry's autobiography, he came close to being on Motown's payroll.
Shortly after Mustang/Bronco Records went out of business, Barry was interviewed and offered an artist/producer deal with Motown. However, because the Mustang/Bronco situation left a bad taste in his mouth, Barry wasn't comfortable working for another label so he turned down the offer. Motown producer (and childhood chum) Frank Wilson - who accompanied Barry to the Motown meeting - thought that Barry was making a big mistake in rejecting the offer.
So, who knows what would've happened if....
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Charmedes (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 11:19 am:|
One can only imagine the results of a powerhouse team like Motown, Frank Wilson and Barry White working together in whatever combination. Wow!
|By KevGo (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 11:26 am:|
Check out the Supremes' hits "Up The Ladder To The Roof", "Everybody's Got The Right To Love", "Stoned Love" & "Nathan Jones". These tunes were produced by Frank Wilson and contain an "elegant soul" vibe that Barry was known for as well.
Also, if you can find an imported CD reissue of the albums "Right On" & "New Ways But Old Love Still Stays" these were also Frank Wilson productions. Listen to these then check out Love Unlimited's "Walking In The Rain With The One I Love" and Barry's albums as well.
A perfect marriage between the Motown Sound and West Coast Pop/Soul.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By KevGo (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 11:29 am:|
Another example - Jackie Lee's "The Duck" (which featured Barry White on drums) and Smokey Robinson's "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Goin' On In My Heart" (produced by Frank Wilson).
Again - Motown-influenced Soul meets the West Coast.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Common (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 11:29 am:|
Didn't Frank actually worked with Barry a couple of his LPs? I don't have Barry's autobiography with me, so the details are a little fuzzy.
|By KevGo (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 11:32 am:|
Frank Wilson contributed songs to Barry's albums (Frank co-wrote "Look At Her" & "September When I First Met You" for Barry's 1978 album "The Man").
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Charmedes (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 12:31 pm:|
I've had all the albums you mentioned in my possession at one time or another. The Jean, Mary and Cindy Supremes with Frank Wilson at the helm were always my favorite and apparently that of many others as well. I loved the "Right On" album but especially enjoyed the innovative and exciting approach to an expanded vision of soul on "New Ways but love stays." Specifically, the tunes "It's time to break down;" or the girls' funky cover of "Come together." Imagine a tune like Barry's sensual "Love Serenade" added to the blend. Oh, the pleasure...
|By Funkyone D J Dollar BILL (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 09:23 pm:|
Together Brothers soundtrack
|By Common (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 08:29 am:|
KevGo: Much appreciated!
|By Michael/cleoharvey (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 10:09 am:|
Although most favor his early albums I loved the Practice What You Preach album. The song itself is one of the sexiest things ever put on record and proved that Barry White was still tops in the field. After that I would have to say the Can't Get Enough album and the single "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me." The guy was major.
I read somewhere years ago that Barry White could not read music. That makes his accomplishments even greater.