Sweet female soul from Philly – 60s work by Patty & The Emblems, a group in the tradition of Gladys Knight & The Pips, or more specifically, Brenda & The Tabulations, in that the quartet is fronted by a female singer, with a trio of guys doing backup harmony. Patty's got a great voice – a little raw, which makes for a nice counterpoint next to the smoother sounds of the guys – and the Ben/
Lee production on the tracks gives
most of the tunes a strong mid 60s romping Northern groove. The CD features 20 tracks in all – with titles that include "Mixed Up Shook Up Girl", "You Took Advantage Of A Good Thing", "I'm Gonna Love You A Long Time", "My Heart's So Full Of You", "What's The Use", "Showdown", "You Can't Get Away", "Don't Put Me Down", "I'm So Confused", and "He Brought Sunshine In My Life".