Thursday, August 14, 2008

Soul Tracks

In the wake of Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, Stevie's Songs In The Key of Life and Innervisions and Aretha's Young, Gifted and Black, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes released Wake Up Everybody in 1975. Unlike Marvin's What's Going On, Wake Up Everybody not only expressed the social ills of the world, it spoke of love, lust, lost love, admiration, and freedom. In a sign of things to come, Teddy Pendergrass epitomized sensuality on the aptly titled track 'You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good' featuring female vocalist Sharon Paige. If Marvin Gaye's 'Let It Get It On' is the the song of the night, the Gamble & Huff composed 'You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good' is the perfect prelude to 'Let's Get It On.'