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Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes - Reaching For The World flac album Performer: Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes
Title: Reaching For The World
Style: Soul, Disco
Released: 1976
Country: US
MP3 album: 1631 mb
FLAC album: 1669 mb
Rating: 4.2
Other formats: AHX WMA AIFF ASF AAC ADX APE
Genre: Funk

Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes were an American R&B/Soul vocal group, one of the most popular Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. The group's repertoire included soul, R&B, doo-wop, and disco. Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the middle of the 1950s as The Charlemagnes, the group is most noted for several hits on Gamble and Huff's Philadelphia International label between 1972 and 1976, although they performed and recorded until Melvin's death in 1997

Reaching for the World was the fifth album by American vocal group Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. This, their debut album for the ABC Records label, was recorded in 1976 and released in 1977. This is the first album without Teddy Pendergrass, David Ebo was his replacement. Also joining the Blue Notes were Dwight Johnson and William Spratley. On release it reached in the US Billboard 200 and in the US R&B Charts

PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN pressing. Produced for Million Dollar Records A Guardian Production. Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia. C)(P) 1976 ABC Records, Inc. Different label design than other releases. Matrix, Runout (Side A label): AB-969 A. Matrix, Runout (Side B label): AB-969 B.

A fantastic debut by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes that wasn't meant to be. Most of these songs, including "If You Don't Know Me By Now," were originally written for the Dells, but the deal fell through. Harold Melvin got the opportunity because his ex-drummer Teddy Pendergrass had a voice similar to Dells lead singer Marvin Junior. They dusted off "Let Me Into Your World" for the Blue Notes; this one was not written for the Dells, as Gamble & Huff had recorded it a few years earlier with the O'Jays for Neptune Records. A hard-hitting package that established Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes as a force to be reckoned with.

Listen to music from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes like Don't Leave Me This Way, Wake up Everybody & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes were one of the finest soul groups of the '70s, based in Philadelphia, PA.

Harold Melvin was one of the driving forces behind Philadelphia soul, leading his group the Blue Notes to the top of the charts during their stint on Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff's Philadelphia International label. Despite Melvin's billing out front, the Blue Notes' focal point was lead singer and onetime drummer Teddy Pendergrass, whose surging baritone graced the Blue Notes' recordings during their glory years of 1972-1975 and gave them a truly distinctive sound

B2If You're Looking For Someone To Love. B3Your Love Is Taking Me On A Journey. Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes. Source Item No: 346022. Reaching For The World. LP6,99 €. Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes - Reaching For The World LP. All Things Happen In Time.

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. Cabaret (Album Version). Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. It All Depends On You. 4:52. The Love I Lost (Album Version). You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good. Don't Give Me Up. 6:01. 4:56. Tell the World How I Feel About 'cha Baby. Joy to the World (Rerecording).

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Reaching For The World
Written-By – Derek Floyd
4:24
A2 Where There's A Will - There's A Way
Written-By – H. Melvin*, M. & M. Steele*
4:05
A3 After You Love Me, Why Do You Leave Me
Written-By – H. J. Melvin*, K. Gamble*
4:42
A4 Sandman
Written-By – Hubert V. Yarborough
4:25
B1 Hostage Part 1 & 2
Written-By – Hubert V. Yarborough
6:30
B2 He Loves You And I Do Too
Written-By – Harold J. Melvin*
3:37
B3 Big Singing Star
Written-By – Harold J. Melvin*
3:33
B4 Stay Together
Written-By – J. Whitehead/G. McFadden*, V. Carstarphen*
5:00

Companies, etc.

  • Produced For – Million Dollar Records
  • Recorded At – Sigma Sound Studios
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – ABC Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – ABC Records, Inc.

Credits

  • Art Direction – Earl Klasky, Frank Mulvey
  • Design [Album] – Stan Evenson
  • Engineer – Art Stoppe*, Jim Gallagher
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Carla Bandini, Jeffrey Stewart , Jim Dougherty, Peter Humphreys
  • Producer – Harold Melvin

Notes

Produced for Million Dollar Records.
Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia.
(C)(P) 1976 ABC Records, Inc.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
AB-969 Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Reaching For The World ‎(LP, Album) ABC Records AB-969 US 1976
AB 969, AB-969 Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Reaching For The World ‎(LP, Album) ABC Records, ABC Records AB 969, AB-969 US 1976
ABCL 5204, AB 969 Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Reaching For The World ‎(LP, Album) ABC Records, ABC Records ABCL 5204, AB 969 UK 1976
PTG 34177 Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Reaching For The World ‎(CD, Album, RE) PTG Records PTG 34177 Netherlands 2013
MCAC-20337 Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Reaching For The World ‎(Cass, Album, RE) MCA Records MCAC-20337 Canada 1986

Tracklist

Reaching For The World 4:24
Stay Together 5:00

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ABC-12240 Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Reaching For The World ‎(7") ABC Records ABC-12240 US 1976
ABC-12240 Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Reaching For The World / Stay Together ‎(7", Single) ABC Records ABC-12240 US 1976
1022-12240 Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Reaching For The World / Stay Together ‎(7", Single) ABC Records 1022-12240 Canada 1976
ABC-12240 Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes* Reaching For The World ‎(7") ABC Records, Million Dollar Records ABC-12240 US 1976
ABC-12240 Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Reaching For The World ‎(7") ABC Records ABC-12240 US 1976
ABC-12240 Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Reaching For The World ‎(7", Mono, Promo) ABC Records ABC-12240 US 1976
ABC-12240 Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Reaching For The World ‎(7", Promo) ABC Records ABC-12240 US 1976
1022-12240 Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Reaching For The World ‎(7", Promo, W/Lbl) ABC Records 1022-12240 Canada 1976
ABC 4161 Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes* Reaching For The World ‎(7", Single) ABC Records ABC 4161 UK 1976
ABC 4161 Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes* Reaching For The World ‎(7", Single, Promo) ABC Records ABC 4161 UK 1976
02.7061/1 Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Reaching For The World / Stay Together ‎(7", Single) ABC Records, Mediterraneo 02.7061/1 Spain 1977
17696 AT Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Reaching For The World / Stay Together ‎(7", Single) ABC Records 17696 AT Netherlands 1977