Tuesday, 5 January 2010

The Vibrations "Taking A New Step"

The Vibrations

"Taking A New Step"
( LP Mandala Records, 1972 )
Catalog # 3006

A1 - Wind Up Toy 2.47
A2 - Ain’t No Greens In Harlem 3.22
A3 - Run For Your Lives 3.31
A4 - Take A Step 3.51
A5 - Midnight Rider 2.38
A6 - Kazoo 2.40
B1 - Man Overboard 2.36
B2 - The Man 4.02
B3 - Silver Dollar 2.56
B4 - Whiskey Man 2.44
B5 - Bolder, Green & Jones 5.25

The Vibrations were a smooth harmonizing soul group in the tradition of the Temptations and the Delfonics. Originally known as the Jayhawks, the Vibrations were notable for being equally proficient with smooth ballads, such as ‘Oh Cindy’ (1962), and exuberant dance tunes like ‘Sloop Dance’ (1964). Following a string of minor hits in the late 60s, they temporarily disbanded just prior to recording “Taking A New Step”, with the lead single “Wind up toy” revitalising their good fortunes. They eventually became a nightclub act in the mid 1970s, before officially dissolving the group in 1976. This is wonderful tribute to a band that managed to move through 3 decades and still sound scintillatingly fresh. This is one fabulous group soul album.

By Celo

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