Coming between What’s Going On and Let’s Get It On, this 1972 soundtrack is a bonafide MPG masterpiece. Twenty-nine previously unreleased tracks on the CDs — the full score at last, with rare photos, full notes.
Their 1963 album debut, backed by the Funk Brothers, produced by H-D-H and William ‘Mickey’ s Monkey’ Stevenson.
Early recordings, including a dozen Ronnie McNeir productions (three duets), and eight song demos, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, aged twenty, giving it some. Hats off to Lady T, who died last Christmas.
Plus an extra version of You Make Love Like Springtime without the album fade, and five boom-shots live in Long Beach in 1981, a Donny Hathaway in with big hits like Sucker For Your Love.
Our very favourite Teena, backed with Tata Vega’s boogie classic, Get It Up For Love.
With twenty minutes of bonus tracks from Marvin’s I Want You sessions — all remastered, and featuring Minnie Riperton on a couple of songs.
Music by Freddie Perren and Fonce Mizell; songs performed by Edwin Starr.
With Easin’ In.