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Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

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Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 25 August 1972

EVERY YEAR, there are only a handful – maybe six – records which go on to become all-time personal favourites, records that get played at ...

The O'Jays: Back Stabbers (Philadelphia International); Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes: I Miss You (Philadelphia International)

Review by Danny Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 26 October 1972

KENNETH GAMBLE and Leon Huff are the current grandmasters of R&B production, having delivered not only dozens of hit singles during the last several years ...

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes: Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (CBS 65350 £2.29)

Review by uncredited writer, Blues & Soul, 16 February 1973

'I Miss You'; 'Ebony Woman'; 'Yesterday I Had The Blues'; 'If You Don't Know Me By Now'; 'Be For Real'; 'Let Me Into Your World'; ...

Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes: Black And Blue (Philadelphia International)

Review by Tony Cummings, Black Music, December 1973

WELL THEY didn't quite make it with another killer. There's probably some slyly subtle reason why it was felt appropriate to put 'Cabaret' on the ...

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes: Black & Blue (Philadelphia International 65859 £2.17) ****

Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 7 December 1973

HAROLD MELVIN & the Blue Notes are the masters of the long tracks — as they proved on their hugely successful first album, from whence ...

Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes: Hammersmith Odeon; War: Rainbow Theatre; Jr Walker, Edwin Starr: Rainbow Theatre, all London

Live Review by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 7 May 1974

The thrill is gone ...

Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes featuring Theodore Pendergrass: To Be True (Philadelphia International KZ 33148)

Review by Tom Nolan, Phonograph Record, March 1975

THIS EXCITING album by a veteran group (so experienced in working together they seem to anticipate each other's moves) is characterized by masterful use of ...

Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes: Lowman's Westside Club, Detroit MI

Live Review by John Sinclair, The Ann Arbor Sun, 1 October 1975

THE SKYROCKETING popularity of the premier black vocal groups — the O'Jays, the Spinners, Gladys Knight & The Pips, the Four Tops, Harold Melvin & ...

Harold Melvin: Wake Up Everybody

Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 27 December 1975

WHEN IS A group not a group? ...

Is Teddy or David the Real Harold Melvin?

Report by Vernon Gibbs, The Village Voice, 2 February 1976

UNBELIEVABLE AS it may seem, at 9:01 p.m. on the night of January 24, 1976, 10 minutes before Harold Melvin & the new Blue Notes ...

Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes: Wake Up Everybody (Philadelphia International PZ 33808)

Review by Joe McEwen, Rolling Stone, 26 February 1976

WITH THE rumored schism between Harold Melvin and lead singer Teddy Pendergrass, the current status of the Blue Notes seems to be in limbo. Though ...

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes: Wake Up, Everybody (Philadelphia Int.)

Review by Davitt Sigerson, Black Music, March 1976

'Wake Up Everybody'/'Keep On Lovin' You'/'You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good'/'Don't Leave Me This Way'/'Tell The World How I Feel About 'cha ...

Teddy Pendergrass: Teddy's not so blue

Interview by Robin Katz, Record Mirror, 5 February 1977

AMUSINGLY RELEVANT to this week's Soul Mirror is an old song by the Cadillacs. ...

The Manhattans vs The Blue Notes: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 12 February 1977

THEORETICALLY this bout should have provided at least a points-win decision in favour of Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, although, owing to recent personnel upsets in ...

Harold Melvin and Blues Notes: The Inside Story...

Report and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 1 March 1977

The Blue Notes split was one of the big Soul stories of '76. Harold Melvin talks to John Abbey and gives the lowdown on what ...

Rappin' with Teddy Pendergrass

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 13 September 1977

CURRENTLY fulfilling all the promise he's ever shown when with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes with a flourishing solo career, we took a little ...

Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes: Back To Their Roots

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 14 November 1978

The rumours are that Harold Melvin and the group are set to return to Philadelphia International. Harold himself tells B&S how it is.... ...

Brotherly Love: The Musicians

Sleeve notes by Vernon Gibbs, Epic/Philadelphia International, 1997

Original contribution to sleevenotes for The Philly Sound: Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff & The Story Of Brotherly Love (1966-1976) (Epic/Philadelphia International) ...

The Sound of Philadelphia

Retrospective by Michael A. Gonzales, Ebony, 18 October 2013

Sweet Philly soul has influenced the likes of Erykah Badu, the Roots, David Bowie and more. Michael A. Gonzales delves into the1970s sound. ...

Teddy Pendergrass, the Heart of Philly Soul

Retrospective by Michael A. Gonzales, Ebony, 20 June 2014


see also Teddy Pendergrass


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