Greatest Hits: The Spring Years, 1970-1977

Greatest Hits: The Spring Years, 1970-1977

by Joe SimonJoe Simon


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Of all the soul singers who got their first hits during the 1960s, Joe Simon proved to be one of the most adaptable to the sweeter and slicker sounds of the 1970s. This 23-track compilation, covering his output at the Spring label, is not necessarily the best Simon anthology, omitting as it does his less elaborately produced work of the 1960s, which some find preferable to his Philly soul outings. It does, however, feature all his major pop hits of the era -- "Drowning in the Sea of Love," "Power of Love," "Your Time to Cry," "Get Down, Get Down," and "Theme From Cleopatra Jones" -- as well as a number of singles that only made a strong impression on R&B audiences, like his cover of Kris Kristofferson's "Help Me Make It Through the Night." As usual with this sort of overview, the music gets more tedious the further you get into the disco era, but it's certainly a good pickup for those who like their soul with a bow tie on it.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/24/1997
Label: Southbound Records
UPC: 0029667710220
catalogNumber: 102
Rank: 30715

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Simon   Primary Artist,Vocals
Brad Shapiro   Conductor
Bert de Coteaux   Conductor

Technical Credits

Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Joe Simon   Composer,Producer
Paul Simon   Composer
Joe South   Composer
Donnie Fritts   Composer
Bunny Sigler   Composer
Tony Joe White   Composer
Gene McDaniels   Composer
Teddy Randazzo   Arranger,Producer
Larry Alexander   Engineer
Thom Bell   Arranger
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Mike Lewis   Arranger,Producer
Brad Shapiro   Arranger,Producer
Jerry Weaver   Arranger,Director
Bert de Coteaux   Arranger
Phillip Mitchell   Composer
Ady Croasdell   Liner Notes
Raeford Gerald   Composer,Producer
Malcolm Crowthers   Liner Notes
John Richbourg   Producer
Andrew Smith   Arranger

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