Ronnie Dyson – Love In All Flavors / The More You Do It (2012)

Artist: Ronnie Dyson
Title: Love In All Flavors / The More You Do It
Year Of Release: 2012
Label: Expansion Records [EXP2CD21]
Genre: Funk / Soul, R&B
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue,log)
Total Time: 01:09:48
Total Size: 611 MB
285 MB (Scans)

Ronnie Dyson was a Broadway star before making records. He was born in Washington D.C., but grew up in New York, taking to the stage in 1960s and ultimately voicing one of the decade’s best known show tunes “Aquarius”. He was just 18 when he joined the cast of “Hair” with a lead role in the show. Ronnie also featured in a movie “Putney Swope” in 1969 before signing to Columbia Records the following year. The albums we present here were Ronnie’s third and fourth for the label and represent the complete set of songs recorded by the artist produced by Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy. The style was a departure from what Ronnie had recorded previously but similar to the sound the producers had brought to hits for Natalie Cole. Listen to Natalie’s song “This Will Be” from 1975 and compare with Ronnie’s single “Close To You” in 1976, the year in fact that Marvin Yancy married Natalie Cole. Lush arrangements by Gene Page and Richard Evans determine this music definitive luxury soul, There’s also some incredible 70s soul music here that’s been preserved from the original master tapes and brought on CD for the first time.

01. I Want To Be Where You Are
02. Ain’t Nothing Wrong
03. Don’t Be Afraid
04. I Just Want To Be There
05. No Way
06. Sara Smile
07. Just As You Are
08. I Can’t Believe That
09. You’re Number One
10. A Song For You
11. Close To You
12. The More You Do It (The More I Like It)
13. You Set My Spirits Free
14. You And Me
15. Love Won’t Let Me Wait
16. Lovin’ Feelin’
17. Won’t You Come Stay With Me
18. Jive Talkin’

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