Two great slices of work from The Tymes – each of them different! First up is the Trustmaker album from 1974 – soaring soul from The Tymes – arguably their biggest album ever, and a key RCA Records soul set from the 70s! Like others at the time, the group get a hip new style here with help from the Sigma Sound Studios – working with Richie Rome arrangements, conducted by group member Billy Jackson – in a level that really brings a new sort of sophistication to their sound! The upbeat tunes were the biggest hits, but we're also fans of the mellower moments here too – which remind us of the more harmony-oriented roots of the group, and show that they still had plenty of their own soul to offer, even amidst the Philly setting. Titles include the huge hit "You Little Trustmaker", plus "Someway Somehow, I'm Keepin You", "The Crutch", "Are You Lookin", "Innerloop", "Ms Grace", and "North Hills". Next up is the People
album from 1969 – warm, wonderful harmony work from The Tymes – a set that features lots of familiar tunes, but redone in really great ways by the group! The harmonies are the key here – as the group's vocals are totally sublime – cascading magnificently amidst some fuller arrangements that might have been aimed at a crossover market, but which hardly ever dampen their soul at all. Jimmy Wisner handled production, and brings in a gentle swing to some of the tunes – a groove that's certainly made one track, their title version of "People
", a big fave down in the Carolinas over the years. Other tracks include "City", "For Love Of Ivy", "Look Of Love", "God Bless The Child", "Make Someone Happy", "The Love That You're Looking For", and "The Way Of The Crowd".