However, I suspect that Tyrone made a better living from this stuff than his groundbreaking earlier period. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. Tyrone's original albums are not that easy to come by - at least not at this sort of price, so this is a great way to purchase his very best from the Columbia era. Lots of lovely soulful ballads, and excellent productions. And considering that most of these are from the days of disco, even the uptempo songs still stand up very well.
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Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Amazon Payment Products. English Choose a language for shopping. Listen Now with Amazon Music. Add to Cart. Howard Hewett. Bobby "Blue" Bland. Tyrone Davis. Peggy Scott-Adams. Johnnie Taylor. The Spinners. The Chi-Lites. Bobby Womack. Saturday 25 January Sunday 26 January Monday 27 January Tuesday 28 January Wednesday 29 January Thursday 30 January Friday 31 January Saturday 1 February Sunday 2 February Monday 3 February Tuesday 4 February Wednesday 5 February Thursday 6 February Friday 7 February Saturday 8 February Sunday 9 February Tuesday 11 February Wednesday 12 February Thursday 13 February Friday 14 February Saturday 15 February Sunday 16 February Monday 17 February Tuesday 18 February Wednesday 19 February Thursday 20 February Friday 21 February Saturday 22 February Sunday 23 February Monday 24 February Tuesday 25 February Wednesday 26 February Thursday 27 February Friday 28 February Saturday 29 February Sunday 1 March Monday 2 March Tuesday 3 March Wednesday 4 March Thursday 5 March Friday 6 March Turn Back the Hands of Time.
I Had It All the Time. There It Is. Leo Graham. Turning Point. This I Swear. In the Mood. Heart Failure. Are You Serious. Even taking into account all of the music's strengths of which Davis's voice is the primary one , it simply doesn't hold up today. Give It Up is heavy on the pre-coitus ballads which get tiresome, especially in the compilation's final third , so it's not surprising that when it does connect, it's with the up-tempo songs; something like "Get on Up Disco " recalls an Off the Wall -cum-James Brown workout that gyrates with ease.
Yet the tempo of the songs can only do so much, because even then, Davis still sings like he's somewhere else entirely, zeroing in on a complicated slow-motion seduction.
The in-between numbers, like the robo-space funk "Ain't Nothing I Can Do", work as archaic templates tailor-made for the early morning comedown of the hard-partying disco crowd. But the collection relies too heavily, at least on a cerebral level, on a sort of identification-by-association. The songs here aren't nearly as memorable as their implied inspirations, which can damage their longevity when a listener relies on name recognition.
Davis, who passed away in February of this year after suffering a stroke, was, indisputably, a soul man of his time and for his time, as Give It Up makes no attempt to deny. If it's not exactly timeless, that's only because time has a way of being fickle and unforgiving.Aug 09, · Tyrone Davis: Give It Up (Turn It Loose): The Very Best of the Columbia Years Zeth Lundy. Zeth Lundy. 08 Aug New compilation of Chicago soul singer's album tracks for Columbia from 4/