Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Archie Bell & The Drells “Hard Not To Like It”

Archie Bell & The Drells

“Hard Not To Like It”
( LP Philadelphia International Records, 1977 )
Catalog # PZ 34855

A1. Glad You Could Make It (3:39)
A2. Disco Showdown (3:01)
A3. Disco Fever (4:08)
A4. On The Radio (4:30)
B1. It’s Hard Not To Like You (4:00)
B2. There’s No Other Like You (4:43)
B3. Real Good Feeling (3:41)
B4. I’ve Been Missing You (3:57)

Personnel & Credits:
Arranged By – Jack Faith (tracks: B1,, Gene McFadden & John Whitehead (tracks: A1-A4, B2-B4),
Roland Chambers (tracks: A3), Victor Carstarphen (tracks: A1-A4, B2, B3)
Backing Vocals – Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson, Evette Benton
Bass – Jimmy Williams
Bongos – David Cruse
Congas – David Cruse, Rickie Hicks
Drums – Keith Benson
Engineer – Jay Mark, Jim Gallagher
Guitar – Dennis Harris, Edward Moore, Michael “Sugarbear” Forman,
Roland Chambers
Horns – Don Renaldo
Keyboards – Victor Carstarphen
Percussion – Charles Collins
Piano – Victor Carstarphen
Producer – Gene McFadden & John Whitehead (tracks: all), Roland Chambers (tracks: A3),
Victor Carstarphen (tracks: A1-A4, B2, B3)
Strings – Don Renaldo

Format:Vinyl, LP

One of the strong Philly LPs by Archie Bell and the Drells (and they really did make the transition to Philly pretty well). Side one has some of their more blatent attempts to appeal to the then hot disco crowd, but side two has them back in a great easy soul two-step sound, like “It’s Hard Not To Like You”, “There’s No Other Like You” and “Real Good Feeling”.

By Celo

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