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Ma

LP (Item 448713) Motown, 1973 — Condition: Used
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Rare Earth get some super-heavy help on this set from Norman Whitfield – who wrote all the tracks for the record, and produced the whole thing with a thundering intensity to match his best work with The Temptations! Given Rare Earth's more rock-styled bent, the sound's a bit different here – but the record has an undeniably soulful quality that really makes it stand out – even amongst other excellent early work by the group. Titles include the super-extended jammer "Ma", which runs for over 17 minutes in length – plus great versions of "Hum Along & Dance", "Smiling Faces Sometimes", and "Big John Is My Name". (Original pressing in the embossed cover. Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track two. Cover has some wear, an unglued bottom seam, and staining along the edges.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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