Freedom for the Stallion

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Freedom for the Stallion
Freedomforthestallion.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 7, 1973
Recorded1973
RCA's Music Center Of The World
(Hollywood, California)
GenreR&B, disco, soul, pop
LabelRCA
ProducerJohn Florez
The Hues Corporation chronology
Freedom for the Stallion
(1973)
Rockin' Soul
(1974)

Freedom For The Stallion is the debut album by The Hues Corporation released in 1973.

The album includes the original recording of "Rock The Boat." A later re-mix version of this recording became one of the first Disco hits in 1974 and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.

The title track, "Freedom for the Stallion" was also a minor hit. This Allen Toussaint song had been recorded earlier by Lee Dorsey in 1971. Later versions of "Freedom for the Stallion" include The Oak Ridge Boys on their 1974 self-titled Columbia Records debut, and a 2006 recording by Toussaint and Elvis Costello on the album The River in Reverse.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars link
Christgau's Record GuideC[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bound on a Reason" - (Michael Jarrett) 3:15
  2. "Off My Cloud" - (Wally Holmes) 4:16
  3. "All Goin' Down Together" - (Michael Jarrett) 2:51
  4. "Rock the Boat" - (Wally Holmes) 3:22
  5. "Freedom for the Stallion" - (Allen Toussaint) 4:00
  6. "The Family" - (John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins) 3:09
  7. "Go To The Poet" - (Wally Holmes) 2:51
  8. "Salvation Lady" (1-3-5) - (John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins) 3:18
  9. "Live a Lie" - (Wally Holmes) 2:13
  10. "Miracle Maker (Sweet Soul Shaker)" - (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) 3:16

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1973 Top R&B/Black Albums 59
1974 U.S. Album Chart 20

Single[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1973 "Freedom for the Stallion" Billboard Hot 100 63
1973 "Miracle Maker (Sweet Soul Shaker)" Billboard Hot 100 -
1974 "Rock the Boat" Hot Soul Singles 3
1974 "Rock the Boat" Billboard Hot 100 1
1974 "Rock the Boat" Hot Dance/Disco 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: H". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 26, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.

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