Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (album)

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Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
Studio album by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
Released August 1972
Recorded Sigma Sound Studios
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Genre R&B
Length 36:43
Label Philadelphia International
KZ 31648
Producer Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes chronology
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
(1972)
Black & Blue
(1973)
I Miss You
Original title and cover.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B [2]
Mojo (favorable) [3]

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".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Gamble and Huff, except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "I Miss You"   8:31
2. "Ebony Woman" (Morris Bailey) 3:37
3. "Yesterday I Had the Blues"   7:25
Side two
No. Title Length
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
No. Title Length
8. "If You Don't Know Me by Now" (live) 4:08

Personnel:The Blue Notes[edit]

Other Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
[4]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 53
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 4
Singles
Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[4]
US
R&B

[4]
UK
[5]
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamilton, Andrew. Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "I Miss You review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-06-26. 
  3. ^ Brown, Geoff. "Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes review". Mojo. Retrieved 2011-06-26. 
  4. ^ a b c "US Charts > Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  5. ^ "UK Charts > Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 

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