Harold Melvin's Blue Notes
Duke Island Park
Bridgewater, NJ
July 17, 2011

Excellent master AUD recording

(There is also a DVD version of this show.)

**mp3 samples provided (as always) in the Comments section**

TheCommish notes:
Any discussion of Philadelphia R&B/Soul music has to include the music of the legendary Harold Melvin and the Blues Notes, who had a handful of hits back in the 1970s--perhaps most notably, "If You Don't Know Me By Now".

Well, Harold passed away back in 1997, and the group's famous singer, Teddy Pendergrass, passed away in 2010. But fortunately, the group's excellent songs will always live on. Specifically, this legacy group--Harold Melvin's Blue Notes--is managed by Harold Melvin's daughter, Trudy. Special thanks to her for allowing me to record this fine show. These guys were really entertaining.

On the web: www.haroldmelvinbluenotes.com

01. Intro/Overture
02. Where Are All My Friends
03. If You Don't Know Me By Now
04. The Love I Lost
05. I Miss You
06. Bad Luck
07. I Should Be Your Lover
08. Band intro
09. Don't Leave Me This Way
10. Yesterday I Had The Blues
11. Tell The World How I Feel About'cha Baby
12. Wake Up Everybody

Approx. running time: 78 minutes

Harold Melvin's Blue Notes are:
Donnell "Big Daddy" Gillespie
Rufus Thorne
Anthony Brooks
John Morris

The Sound of Philadelphia All-Stars are:
Harvey Perry - keyboards (introduced as Harvey Moore in track 08)
Kevin Sykes - drums
Calvin Harris - guitar
Letrice Kent Barnwell - bass

(Apologies if I misspelled anyone's name above.)

Zoom H2 (90 degree mic pattern) > WAV (onto SD card) > Nero wave editor (trim & fade end tracks, boost volume) > FLAC Frontend (sb-aligned) > FLAC

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Recorded, transferred and
uploaded on DIME by TheCommish
August 2011