Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (album)
|Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes|
|Studio album by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes|
|Recorded||Sigma Sound Studios
|Producer||Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff|
|Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes chronology|
|I Miss You|
Original title and cover.
|Robert Christgau||B |
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (originally titled I Miss You) is the debut album released by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes on the Philadelphia International record label in August 1972. It was produced by Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff.
The album title was changed from I Miss You to Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes and given a new cover after the success of the single "If You Don't Know Me by Now". The group's roster for this album is Lloyd Parks, Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin, Lawrence Brown and Bernie Wilson. The album was arranged by Bobby Martin, Norman Harris and Thom Bell.
The album was remastered and reissued in 2003 by Sony Music Entertainment with a bonus track, a live 1973 recording of "If You Don't Know Me by Now".
All songs written and composed by Gamble and Huff, except where noted.
|1.||"I Miss You"||8:31|
|2.||"Ebony Woman" (Morris Bailey)||3:37|
|3.||"Yesterday I Had the Blues"||7:25|
|4.||"If You Don't Know Me by Now"||3:27|
|5.||"Be for Real" (Huff, Cary Gilbert, Gamble)||7:31|
|6.||"Let Me into Your World" (Gamble, Norman Harris, Allan Felder)||2:40|
|7.||"Let It Be You"||3:32|
|2003 remastered reissue bonus track|
|8.||"If You Don't Know Me by Now" (live)||4:08|
Personnel:The Blue Notes
- Leon Huff – piano
- Leonard Pakula – organ
- Ronnie Baker – bass
- Earl Young – drums
- Norman Harris, Roland Chambers, Bobby Eli – guitar
- Larry Washington – congas, bongos
- Vince Montana – vibraphone
- Don Renaldo and his Strings – strings
- Sam Reed and his Horns – horns
|U.S. Billboard Top LPs||53|
|U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs||4|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions|
|1972||"I Miss You (Part 1)"||58||7||—|
|"If You Don't Know Me by Now"||3||1||9|
|1973||"Yesterday I Had The Blues"||63||12||—|
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