I Miss You (Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes album)

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I Miss You
I Miss You Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes album.jpg
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
I Miss You
(1972)
Black & Blue
(1973)Black & Blue1973
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
Reissue title and cover.
Reissue title and cover.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B [2]
Mojo (favorable) [3]

I Miss You (later reissued as Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes) 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,[4] Norman Harris and Thom Bell.

The album was remastered and reissued with bonus tracks in 2010 by Big Break Records.

The single "I Miss You" was featured in the film Dead Presidents.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Gamble and Huff, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) 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 Writer(s) Length
4. "If You Don't Know Me by Now"   3:27
5. "Be for Real" Leon Huff, Cary Gilbert, Kenneth Gamble 7:31
6. "Let Me into Your World" Kenneth Gamble, Norman Harris, Allan Felder 2:40
7. "Let It Be You"   3:32

Personnel[edit]

The Blue Notes[edit]

Other personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
[5]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 53
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 4
Singles
Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[5]
US
R&B

[5]
UK
[6]
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. ^ Chris Rizik, "R.I.P. Legendary soul music producer Bobby Martin", Soul Tracks, September 2013.
  5. ^ a b c "US Charts > Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  6. ^ "UK Charts > Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 

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