The Impressions (album)

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The Impressions
Studio album by The Impressions
Released August 1963
Genre Chicago soul
Label ABC-Paramount
The Impressions chronology
- The Impressions
(1963)
The Never Ending Impressions
(1964)

The Impressions is the debut album by the American soul music group of the same name. It produced no less than six chart hit singles, including their biggest hit, the Billboard top ten pop smash "It's All Right", and the top 20 Hit, "Gypsy Woman". After the departure of original Impressions lead singer Jerry Butler to a successful solo career, and the other original members, brothers Arthur and Richard Brooks, the remaining original members, Curtis Mayfield, Sam Gooden and Fred Cash, choose not to replace them. Instead, they scaled down to a trio, and went on to become one of America's top R&B vocal groups. [1]

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "It's All Right" (Curtis Mayfield)
  2. "Gypsy Woman" (Mayfield)
  3. "Grow Closer Together" (Mayfield)
  4. "Little Young Lover" (Mayfield)
  5. "You've Come Home" (Mayfield)
  6. "Never Let Me Go" (Joseph Scott)
  7. "Minstrel and Queen (Queen Majesty)" (Mayfield)
  8. "I Need Your Love" (Richard Brooks)
  9. "I'm the One Who Loves You" (Mayfield)
  10. "Sad, Sad Girl and Boy" (Mayfield)
  11. "As Long as You Love Me" (Mayfield)
  12. "Twist and Limbo" (Mayfield)

Charts[edit]

USA - Album

Year Chart Peak position
1964 Pop Albums 43

USA - Singles

Year Song Chart Peak position
1962 Gypsy Woman Pop Singles 20
Grow Closer Together Pop Singles 99
Little Young Lover Pop Singles 96
1963 It's All Right Pop Singles 4
I'm the One Who Loves You Pop Singles 73
Sad, Sad Girl and Boy Pop Singles 84

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