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Friday, June 24, 2011

The Undisputed Truth : The Undisputed Truth 1971



The Undisputed Truth was a 1970s Motown recording act, assembled by record producer Norman Whitfield as a means for being able to experiment with his psychedelic soul production techniques.



The Undisputed Truth came into being after Bobby Taylor brought Billie Rae Calvin and Brenda Joyce to Motown as part of the Delicates.

When the Delicates broke up, the pair kept busy doing background vocals for the Four Tops, Diana Ross, and Edwin Starr. Whitfield teamed them up with Joe Harris of the Preps, laying the groundwork for the male-female vocal interplay that would typify their Motown sessions.



The group never approached the success of "Smiling Faces Sometimes" again, although they racked up a series of modest R&B hits through the mid-'70s.

Crafted by Norman Whitfield, Motown's most adventurous producer of the time, it employed the funk-psychedelic guitars and ominous, socially aware lyrics that were also characteristic of his work with the Temptations during the period.


The track N0 5 is one of the best Funk songs I ΄ever heard .
It's a cover of a " The Tempations " song , but is far away from them ,
because is coloured with Psychedelic sounds , flutes and distorded guitars.

TRACKS

1. You Got The Love I Need (Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) 2:57
2. Save My Love For A Rainy Day (Norman Whitfield, Roger Penzabene) 3:50
3. California Soul (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) 3:45
4. Aquarius (Galt McDermot), (Gerome Ragni), (James Rado) 2:39
5. Ball of Confusion (That's What the World is Today) (Barrett Strong, Norman
Whitfield) 10:20
6. Smiling Faces Sometimes (Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) 3:05
7. We've Got a Way Out Love (Holland-Dozier-Holland) 2:55
8. Since I've Lost You (Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) 3:10
9. Ain't No Sunshine Since You've Been Gone (Cornelius Grant, Norman Whitfield, Simon
May) 2:42
10. I Heard It Through the Grapevine (Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) 2:51
11. Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan) 6:30



BALL OF CONFUSION


People moving out,
people moving in.
Why, because of the color of their skin.
Run, run, run but you sure can't hide.

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
Vote for me and I'll set you free.
Rap on, sister, rap on.
Well, the only person talking about love thy brother is the...preacher.
And it seems nobody's interested in learning but the...teacher.



Segregation, determination, demonstration, aplication , Aggravation, humiliation, obligation to our nation.
Ball of confusion.

Oh yeah, that's what the world is today. Woo, hey, hey.

The sale of pills are at an all time high.
Young folks walking round with their heads in the sky.
The cities ablaze in the summer time.
And oh, the beat goes on.



Evolution, revolution, gun control, sound of soul.
Shooting rockets to the moon, kids growing up too soon.
Politicians say more taxes will solve everything.

Well !!!

And the band played on.
So, round and around and around we go.
Where the world's headed, nobody knows.

Oh, great googalooga, can't you hear me talking to you.
Just a ball of confusion.
Well, that's what the world is today.
Yeah , yeah .

Fear in the air, tension everywhere.
Unemployment rising fast,
the Beatles new record's a gas.

And the only safe place to live is on an Indian reservation.
Well !!!
And the band played on.


Eve of destruction, tax deduction,
city inspectors, bill collectors,
Mod clothes in demand, population out of hand,
suicide, too many bills,


Hippies moving to the hills.
People all over the world are shouting, 'End the war.'

And the band played on.

Great googalooga, can't you hear me talking to you.
Sayin'... ball of confusion.
That's what the world is today, hey, hey.
Let me hear ya, let me hear ya, let me hear ya.
Sayin'... ball of confusion.
That's what the world is today, hey, hey

Let me hear ya, let me hear ya, let me hear ya,
let me hear ya, let me hear ya.
Sayin'... ball of confusion.

Format : Vinyl LP
Label : Motown Records
Made in : USA
Size : 104 MB
Bitrate : 320
Genre : Soul - Funk
Size : 107 MB
Bitrate : 320

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2 comments:

  1. Meta apo to diamandi toy M. Gaye , mas ftinete katamoutra kai afto ?
    Ti na po ?
    Den eho logia ... Ti allo na perimenoyme apo sas ?

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  2. san emfanisi moy thymisane boney-m,,,

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