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Performer: Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes
Title: Reaching For The World
Country: US
Released: 1976
Style: Soul, Disco
Category: Funk, Soul
Rating: 4.3 ✦
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Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes were an American R&B/Soul vocal group, one of the most popular Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. The group's repertoire included soul, R&B, doo-wop, and disco. Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the middle of the 1950s as The Charlemagnes, the group is most noted for several hits on Gamble and Huff's Philadelphia International label between 1972 and 1976, although they performed and recorded until Melvin's death in 1997

Reaching for the World was the fifth album by American vocal group Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. This, their debut album for the ABC Records label, was recorded in 1976 and released in 1977. This is the first album without Teddy Pendergrass, David Ebo was his replacement. Also joining the Blue Notes were Dwight Johnson and William Spratley. On release it reached in the US Billboard 200 and in the US R&B Charts

Tracklist: 1. Reaching For The World, 2. Where There’s A Will – There’s A Way, 3. After You Love Me, Why Do You Leave Me, 4. Sandman, 5. Hostage Part 1 & 2, 6. He Loves You And I Do Too, 7. Big Singing Star, 8. Stay Together. More albums from Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes: Wake Up Everybody by Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes. I Miss You by Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes. Black & Blue by Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes. View all albums . Reaching For The World. By: Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes (1976, Funk, Soul). 1. 2. Where There’s A Will – There’s A Way. 3. After You Love Me, Why Do You Leave Me.

Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia. The "Million Dollar Records" logo is in the middle around the hole. Cat no. "AB 969" NOT "AB-969" on labels! "AB-969" only on spine. Other Versions (5 of 15) View All. Cat.

The recordings of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, along with those of the O'Jays, represent the artistic pinnacle of Gamble and Huff's legacy. Despite their 1970s success, however, a group whose musical focal point (Pendergrass) took second billing to its leader (Melvin) proved inherently unstable. Pendergrass left the Blue Notes to launch a solo career on Philadelphia International in 1976 and achieved brief status as a macho heartthrob before a tragic 1982 automobile accident left him paralyzed from the neck down  . amp; The Blue Notes SPLPH splph digs R&B Reaching For The World LP Vinyl Full Album.

Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes' first album without any involvement from Teddy Pendergrass and Philadelphia International Records is better than anticipated. David Ebbo sounds identical to Pendergrass and delivers some spirited leads on the skimpy eight-song LP. Ebbo excels on "Reaching For the World," an uplifting, song that sounds like a Gamble & Huff production. He continues the duet trend he started with Sharon Paige with the mellow "After You Love Me Why Do You Leave M. Some of the songs are weak;.

Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes broke out nationally with their huge late 1972 hit, If You Don't Know Me By Now, but that breakout had been a long time coming. Harold Melvin had formed the group as the Charlemagne's in the doo-wop days of the 50's, renaming them the Blue Notes in 1954. At that time Melvin was the lead singer as well as the group leader. The album opens with the mellow hit single, Wake Up Everybody, a community-oriented song from their platinum selling album of the same name. The hits began to taper off. The liner notes say the label was giving the better material to the O'Jays, their biggest sellers.

Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes – Wake Up Everybody. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – Go Away. Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes – Hope That We Can Be Together Soon. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – What Can A Man Do.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Reaching For The World
Written-By – Derek Floyd
4:24
A2 Where There's A Will - There's A Way
Written-By – H. Melvin*, M. & M. Steele*
4:05
A3 After You Love Me, Why Do You Leave Me
Written-By – H. J. Melvin*, K. Gamble*
4:42
A4 Sandman
Written-By – Hubert V. Yarborough
4:25
B1 Hostage Part 1 & 2
Written-By – Hubert V. Yarborough
6:30
B2 He Loves You And I Do Too
Written-By – Harold J. Melvin*
3:37
B3 Big Singing Star
Written-By – Harold J. Melvin*
3:33
B4 Stay Together
Written-By – J. Whitehead/G. McFadden*, V. Carstarphen*
5:00

Credits

  • Art Direction – Earl Klasky, Frank Mulvey
  • Design [Album Design] – Stan Evenson
  • Engineer – Art Stoppe*, Jim Gallagher
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Carla Bandini, Jeffrey Stewart , Jim Dougherty, Peter Humphreys
  • Producer – Harold Melvin

Notes

Produced for Million Dollar Records.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
AB-969 Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Reaching For The World ‎(LP, Album) ABC Records AB-969 US 1976
AB 969, AB-969 Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Reaching For The World ‎(LP, Album) ABC Records, ABC Records AB 969, AB-969 US 1976
ABCL 5204, AB 969 Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Reaching For The World ‎(LP, Album) ABC Records, ABC Records ABCL 5204, AB 969 UK 1976
PTG 34177 Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Reaching For The World ‎(CD, Album, RE) PTG Records PTG 34177 Netherlands 2013
AB-969 Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Reaching For The World ‎(LP, Album) ABC Records AB-969 US 1976