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Manny (manny)
5-Doyen
Username: manny

Post Number: 201
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.124.51.25
Posted on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 1:26 am:   Edit PostDelete Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi again, Soulful Brothers and Sisters!

One of my Philly favorites of all-times is the whole B-side of the "We Got The Rythm" album (TSOP, 1976) by People's Choice. I have played at the turntable thousands of times. I have traveling in bycicle hearding it in the walkmans...
I never found instrumental funk by another artist with this level of melancholy. The intro and the Sam Peack's sax solo in "Opus de Funk" is simply sublime!

I don't understand the reason why this was a exception in the PIR catalogue. The only one with similar feel is the L. Huff's "Here to create Music", particulary "No Greater Love".

Some impression, opinion, info about similar sides by other artists?

Many thanks in advance, friends.

Peace and (Symphonic) Soul Food
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Manny (manny)
5-Doyen
Username: manny

Post Number: 205
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.124.52.45
Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 9:39 am:   Edit PostDelete Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi again, soulful brothers & sisters

Nobody have a opinion of these, IMHO, symphonic funk masterpieces?
About Sam Peake I only knows he was a member of Instant Funk (and appears in this album not as a People's Choice member). Great sax player!

Thanks again for your patience with this Philly illness!
Peace & (Symphonic) Soul Food
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roger (roger)
4-Laureate
Username: roger

Post Number: 118
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.35.87.17
Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 10:28 am:   Edit PostDelete Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Manny.

I don't have this L.P. but I'm sure that I must have some of the tracks on it on 45s. Could you provide a track listing?

Is "Moving in All Directions" on it? That is my favourite PEOPLES CHOICE track from their Philadelphia International/T.S.O.P era.

My all-time favourite PEOPLES CHOICE record has to be "I Likes To Do It" from their stint at Phil LA of Soul records. I still have my original copy that I got on the U.K. "Mojo" label back in 1972.

Roger
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Manny (manny)
5-Doyen
Username: manny

Post Number: 206
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.124.52.101
Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 11:45 am:   Edit PostDelete Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi, friend Roger!

Yes, "Movin' In All Directions" is the first track of this B side album. The last part (piano and organ solos) is very sublime and mellow.
I got also the "I Likes Do It" single and "The Wootie-T-Woo" from the same period (one is by Top & Botton and other by Jammie). I have the both singles in the Discophon spanish distributor label.
The complete track list in "We Got The Rythm" is:
Side A:
1-Here We Go Again
2-Jam Jam Jam (All Night Long)
3-We Got The Rythm
4-Cold Blooded (And Down Right Funky)
Side B:
1-Movin' In All Directions
2-Opus De Funk (my favorite!)
3-Mellow Mood

I saw the single "Movin' In All Directions" where, in the cover photo, the members of the group were dressed with pants colored "electric green"!

Peace & Soul Food
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Eli (phillysoulman)
6-Zenith
Username: phillysoulman

Post Number: 607
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.236.34.222
Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 11:52 am:   Edit PostDelete Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Manny,
Sam Peake also worked a lot with producer T. Life.
In fact, he was the sax player on Shame by Evelyn King.
I run in to him from time to time, figuritively speaking of course.
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Manny (manny)
5-Doyen
Username: manny

Post Number: 208
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.124.52.101
Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 12:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey, Mr. "Electronic".

Thanks for your info. I have had the first Evelyn album and only remember the names of T. Life and Teddy Pendergrass in the credits. In fact I have had only some weeks, before a girlfriend "requised" it (smile or cry, ?).

Recently I bought the re-edition on vinyl of the untitled album by T. Life / TG Conway's group "Spiritual Concept" (in the sleeve appears the PIR logo and in the vinyl the Epic logo, ??!!). Despite the fact it's too much rock flavored for my taste, more I heard, more I likes the tune "California Woman".

Thanks again, Peace & Soul Food
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
6-Zenith
Username: wonder_b

Post Number: 544
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 81.251.154.139
Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 10:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Manny you may want to try another T-Life album with the hit 'Something That You Do To Me' from the early 80's... I suspect you might like this one (no rock!)
tl

Wonder B
If you mess with my 'fro, you gotta go!
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Manny (manny)
5-Doyen
Username: manny

Post Number: 213
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.124.51.195
Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 9:12 am:   Edit PostDelete Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey, Wonder B,
Many thanks, mon français ami!
Sometimes i think in the immense musical things to bring out from the 70's, but also the 80's was a decade with many soul gems (for my) undecovers (as, for example, many soulful albums by Salsoul records)!

peace & Soul Food

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