A nice anthology of all the sweetness Stephanie Mills
recorded for 20th Century at end of the 70s and beginning of the 80s – the Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin'?, Sweet Sensation and Stephanie
albums in full – plus bonus non-LP and 12" singles in a great 2CD set on Hip-O Select! Watcha Gonna Do. . .is prime, peak soul from Stephanie
– one of the lady's all-time hits, and for good reason too! The album really gives Stephanie
's great voice a lot of focus – an upbeat, uptempo groove that sets her firmly on the dancefloor, but always with a touch of class – and a lot more depth than some of the easy come/
easy go disco divas of her day! Titles include "What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'", "Deeper Inside Your Love", "Feel The Fire", "Put Your Body In It", "Starlight", and "Don't Stop Dancin". Disc 1 also includes the Sweet Sensation material – still in perfectly fine formation and working again with the team of James Mtume and Reggie Lucas. The sound here is catchy and contemporary, but hardly ever too commercial – just relaxed and grooving, in a mode that lets Stephanie
's vocals flow nicely over the top. Titles include the massive hit "Never Knew Love Like This Before" – plus "Sweet Sensation", "Try My Love", "I Just Wanna Say", 'Wish That You Were Mine", "D-a-n-c-i-n'", "Still Mine", and "Mixture Of Love". Disc 1 also includes the non-LP bonus single "Better Than Ever". Disc 2 opens with Stephanie
– another winner with a nice polish and sophisticated songwriting from the same creative team! Titles include "Winner", "Two Hearts" with Teddy Pendergrass, "Don't Stop Doin What Cha Do", "Top Of My List", "I Believe In Love Songs", "Night Games", "My Love's Been Good To You", and "Magic". Also includes 5 bonus 12-inch single versions of "Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin'?", "Put Your Body In It", "You Can Get Over", "Sweet Sensation" and "Two Hearts".