Wake Up Everybody
|Wake Up Everybody|
|Studio album by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes|
|Recorded||Sigma Sound Studios
|Producer||Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff|
|Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes chronology|
|Robert Christgau||B+ |
Wake Up Everybody is an album released by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes on the Philadelphia International record label in November 1975. It was produced by Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff. This would be the last album to include Teddy Pendergrass before he left the group for a solo career.
The album features the hit singles "Wake Up Everybody" and "Tell the World How I Feel About 'Cha Baby". "Don't Leave Me This Way", which would be reinterpreted two years later by Thelma Houston, was a hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #5. The lead vocal on the closing album track, "Searching for a Love", was performed virtually solo by Sharon Paige, who also performed duet duties with Pendergrass and Melvin on the song "You Know How to Make Me Feel So Good."
|1.||"Wake Up Everybody"||7:30|
|2.||"Keep on Lovin' You"||3:40|
|3.||"You Know How to Make Me Feel So Good" (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff)||5:17|
|4.||"Don't Leave Me This Way" (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Cary Gilbert)||6:08|
|5.||"Tell the World How I Feel About 'Cha Baby"||5:54|
|6.||"To Be Free to Be Who We Are"||5:09|
|7.||"I'm Searching for a Love" (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff)||5:23|
|2008 remastered reissue bonus track|
|8.||"Don't Leave Me This Way" (A Tom Moulton Mix)||7:05|
- Harold Melvin, Teddy Pendergrass, Bernard Wilson, Lawrence Brown, Jerry Cummings – vocals
- Sharon Paige – female vocalist on "You Know How to Make Me Feel So Good" and "I'm Searching for a Love"
- MFSB – music
|U.S. Billboard Top LPs||9|
|U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs||1|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions|
|1975||"Wake Up Everybody (Part 1)"||12||1||—||23|
|1976||"Tell the World How I Feel About 'Cha Baby"||94||7||4||—|
|1977||"Don't Leave Me This Way"||—||—||—||5|
- Lytle, Craig. Wake Up Everybody review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
- Christgau, Robert. "Wake Up Everybody review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-06-26.
- "US Charts > Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-04-21.
- "UK Charts > Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2013-04-21.