The Five Heartbeats

The Five Heartbeats

by The Five Heartbeats

CD

Overview

The soundtrack of the 1991 Fox/Robert Townsend film about the travails of a fictional '60s soul music vocal group includes the hit ballad "A House Is Not a Home" performed by The Dells, whom Townsend consulted with on the film. Lead singer Marvin Junior, one of the most underrated voices in pop music, poignantly delivers the melancholy lyrics. After 7 had a Top 10 R&B smash with the smooth as silk "Nights Like This." There's plenty of retro touches on the album. "Baby Stop Running Around" has Temptations-ish James Jamerson-inspired bassline. The mid-tempo jam "In the Middle" sounds like The Spinners circa '70s. Patti Labelle intensely sings "We Haven't Finished Yet." Unfortunately, young Tressa Thomas' vibrant version from the film was not included on the CD. Rance Allen gives a sizzling performance on "I Feel Like Going On." The soundtrack makes a great companion to the movie, which is available from Fox Home Video.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/1992
Label: Virgin Records Us
UPC: 0077778620822
catalogNumber: 86208

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Five Heartbeats   Primary Artist
Dells   Track Performer
Patti LaBelle   Vocals,Track Performer
George Duke   Vocals
After 7   Track Performer
Mass Choir   Track Performer
Verne Allison   Track Performer
John E. Carter   Track Performer
Melvin Edmonds   Track Performer
Demetrius Harvey   Vocals
Marvin Junior   Track Performer
Michael McGill   Track Performer
Darryl Phinnessee   Vocals
Jackie Smiley   Vocals
Tressa Thomas   Track Performer
Billy Valentine   Vocals,Track Performer
Baby Doll   Track Performer
Kevon Edmonds   Track Performer
U.S. Male   Track Performer
Keith Michell   Track Performer
Michael J. Baker   Vocals

Technical Credits

Dells   Contributor
Jesse Johnson   Producer
George Duke   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Remixing
David Hines   Engineer
Verne Allison   Contributor
Paul Arnold   Engineer
Chuck Barksdale   Contributor
John E. Carter   Contributor
Tena Clark   Producer
Terry Coffey   Producer
Melvin Edmonds   Contributor
Brad Gilderman   Engineer
Ryan Greene   Engineer
Marvin Junior   Contributor
Michael McGill   Contributor
Jon Nettlesbey   Producer
Jerry Peters   Producer
Darryl Phinnessee   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
David Schober   Engineer
Tressa Thomas   Contributor
Steve Tyrell   Producer
Billy Valentine   Contributor
Erik Zobler   Engineer,Remixing
Bobby Miller   Producer
Bob Miller   Producer
Dennis Parker   Engineer
Howard Johnson   Producer
Keith Michell   Contributor

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