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Title - 'Ebony Woman' (Cherry Red Records)
Artist - Billy Paul

Billy Paul, actually born Paul Williams (for the record) is a Grammy Award winning American soul singer. Better known for his 1972 number-one single, 'Me and Mrs. Jones' as well as the 1973 album and single 'War of the Gods' - which blends his more conventional pop, soul and funk styles with electronic and psychedelic influences - he is one of those singers that is usually identified by his diverse vocal style. A vocal expression tht ranges from mellow and soulful to low and raspy, given the style of song to be sung.

Digitally remastered from his 1970 album, Ebony Woman kicks off with the sultry title track, 'Ebony Woman' before heading into an amazing reimagining of Simon & Garfunkel's 'Mrs. Robinson' that has to be heard to be believed! A delicious cover of Noel Harrison's 'The Windmills Of Your Mind' (which at some points makes you think it might actually be a woman singing!) is next, with a frantic version of Sly & The Family Stone's 'Everyday People' thereafter. Then comes the beautiful 'Let's Fall In Love All Over Again,' the vibrant 'Windy,' the Horace Silver penned 'Psychedelic Sally,' and then both 'Traces' and Creedence Clearwater Revival's 'Proud Mary'.

1. Ebony Woman
2. Mrs. Robinson
3. The Windmills Of Your Mind
4. Everyday People
5. Let's Fall In Love Again
6. Windy
7. Psychedelic Sally
8. Traces
9. Proud Mary

FYI: - With 2012 marking the 40th anniversary of the hugely influential Philadelphia International Records, Cherry Red Records have marked the occasion by reissuing some of the labels other acts. Such as the Three Degrees, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and the O’Jays.

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www.cherryred.co.uk





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