Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Lyn Collins ''Think (About It)'' Re-Uploaded


Lyn Collins

''Think (About It)''
( LP People Records, 1972 )
Catalog # PE 5602

A1 Think (About It) 3:21
Written-By - James Brown
A2 Just Won't Do Right 2:59
Arranged By - Sammy Lowe
Written-By - James Brown
A3 Wheels Of Life 3:02
Written-By - Joe Valentine , Johnny Terry
A4 Ain't No Sunshine 2:49
Written-By - Bill Withers
A5 Things Got To Get Better 3:25
Written-By - James Brown , Alfred Ellis
B1 Never Gonna Give You Up 3:02
Written-By - K. Gamble, L. Huff, J. Butler
B2 Reach Out For Me 3:30
Written-By - Burt Bacharach, Hal David
B3 Women's Lib 5:17
Written-By - James Brown
B4 Fly Me To The Moon 2:45
Written-By - Bart Howard

Personnel & Credits:
Arranged By - Dave Matthews (tracks: A3, A4, B1, B2, B4) , James Brown (tracks: A1, A5, B3)
Featuring - J.B.'s, The
Mastered By - RL
Producer - James Brown
Bart Howard: Composer
Lee Lebowitz: Art Direction
Sammy Lowe: Arranger

Format:Vinyl, LP, Album
Released:Sep 1972
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix Number (handwritten except for STERLING): side 1: PE - 5602 - A - 2C 17249 STERLING RL
Matrix Number (handwritten): side 1: PE - 5602 - B - 2 - 1C - RE 17249X

At the time of the release of "Think (About It)" in 1972, Lyn Collins had been a member of James Brown's performing revue for about two years. Her full-throated voice had earned her the nickname "the Female Preacher" and a shot to record her own album. Of course, the Godfather was in the producer's chair, writing four of the nine tracks, directing the J.B.'s as they laid down their usual funky grooves, and liberally adding vocals throughout. The title track is the main point of interest here; from Collins' throat-ripping vocals to the track's nasty groove to Brown's background interjections, this is a killer. (Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock later sampled the track for their rap classic "It Takes Two"). The rest of the record is a little uneven: "Just Won't Do Right" is a good doo wop-ish ballad with some churchy organ and great vocals by Collins and Brown, "Wheels of Life" is a nice little groover that sounds like vintage Aretha Franklin, and "Women's Lib" is a very slow ballad that lets Collins show off her anguished yowl of a vocal to its fullest. Where the album stumbles is on the covers of familiar songs. Her versions of Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" and the Gamble & Huff classic "Never Gonna Give You Up" are mediocre, and worst of all is her leaden take on "Fly Me to the Moon." Still, the record is worth tracking down for hardcore James Brown or funky soul fans. The less devoted should look for "Think (About It)" on one of the many compilations on which it appears.
Tim Sendra at AMG

By Celo

Source: Internet

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