today i was going once again through some soul compilations.
always the same standard stuff. i don't know where all the
real good stuff is hidden. don't recommend me all that
60s ace/kent/goldmine stuff. I know these comps.
sorry, there must be far better and adventurous stuff from the late 60s/early to mid 70s.
i mean dope sounds with a good portion of soul like
e.g. temptations "Zoom". that's really a dope track with
dub-like effects, 1973 (before the 1st tubby releases)
Andrew Hamilton, All Music Guide:
Zoom is the final Norman Whitfield/The Temptations Motown collaboration. Norman Whitfield composed all seven songs without help from former writing partner Barrett Strong. Why Motown hasn't re-released this compilation on cassette or CD is an unsolved mystery; sure it lacked the big hit, but the LP is a smoker. Dennis never sang harder than he does on "Let Your Hair Down" and "You Got My Soul On Fire"; both songs are lightning fast, and the pulsating rhythms overshadow any melody the songs may have. Damon Harris does his Eddie Kendricks imitation on "I Need You," a pleasant ballad that lacks bite. "Heavenly," led by Richard Street, should have been a significant record, but Motown dropped the ball big time on this one. The pièces de resistance here are the title track, a powerful explosion of social commentary about America entitled "1990," and the futuristic masterpiece " Zoom," where The Temptations takes the listener with them on an imaginary flight to the moon via Norman Whitfield's bag of tricks.
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