Billy Paul – 360 Degrees of Billy Paul (1972)

Billy Paul – 360 Degrees Of Billy Paul
1972 Philadelphia International Records ZX 31793
Vinyl rip in 24-bit/96kHz | FLAC |  Art scans at 300 dpi
932 MB (24/96) + 297 MB (16/44) |  Genre: Soul, Funk

Dr. Vibes 12 Days of Christmas – Day 10 – Second day in a row that I’m featuring somebody who I’ve wanted to feature here for years, but never have. Billy Paul, who passed only a few years ago,  without a doubt had the biggest hit of his career off this record, and one of the most famous soul hits of the 70s, “Me and Mrs. Jones”.  They had a thing goin’ on.  Lots of people with lots of different memories tucked away between the notes of that classic.    The whole record is prime cut Philly soul from start to finish though.  Some great Gamble & Huff originals and the cover tunes are extraordinary – Carole King’s “It’s Too Late” and Elton John’s “Your Song”, both covered by scads of other artists, get a top-shelf Billy Paul treatment here.

A1 Brown Baby 4:38
A2 I’m Just A Prisoner 8:06
A3 It’s Too Late 4:34
A4 Me And Mrs. Jones 4:45
B1 Am I Black Enough For You 5:19
B2 Let’s Stay Together 6:28
B3 Your Song 6:32
B4 I’m Gonna Make It This Time 4:23

Recorded At – Sigma Sound Studios
Mastered At – Frankford/Wayne Recording Labs
Distributed By – Columbia Records

Bass – Anthony Jackson, Ronnie Baker
Congas – Larry Washington
Drums – Earl Young, Norman Farrington
Engineer – Joe Tarsia
Guitar – Bobby Eli, Bunny Sigler, David Bay, Norman Harris, Roland Chambers
Organ – Lenny Pakula
String And Horn Section – Don Renaldo
Piano – Eddie Green, Leon Huff
Vibraphone [Vibes] – Vince Montana

Producer – Gamble-Huff

Cover, Design – Ed Lee
Photography By [Back Cover] – Robert Davis
Photography By [Front Cover] – Don Hunstein
Notes
Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pa
Mastered at Frankford/Wayne Recording Labs, Philadelphia, Pa

All selections are BMI.
Eddie Green appears courtesy of Cobblestone Records


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2 Comments

  1. Brandon Lionnel Ousley

    Thank you for featuring this classic. Top-notch 70s soul from one of the genre’s most underappreciated voices.

  2. This does bring back memories. This was the favorite song pf a girl I dated for a few months back in late ’72 early ’73. My favorite was King Crimson! I guess we didn’t have a lot in common and I have no idea where she is now, but I do think of her when I hear Me and Ms. Jones.

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