12 Songs, 33 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9 Ratings
9 Ratings
Holden76 ,

Great 1st Motown Album

For Gladys Knight and the Pips' first album, it is a gem.It flows for me ,which screams more releases of their Soul albums.The fact that Yes,I'm Ready is on this album,and later on at Buddah records, she and Barbara Mason would be labelmates,she makes it second in the running to the original.Try Gladys Knight and the Pips,they won't bite.Matter of fact,you will bite, at the lesser known tracks ,which can be either funky or drive you to tears.

r&bbandit ,

Hard Not To Like It

I owned this lp when it was first released back in '67. It's obvious that producer Norman Whitfield knew the group and wanted to showcase their versatility. He moves them from one end of the soul spectrum to the other. From the gutbucket soul of 'Grapevine' and the title track, the sensous soul of ' Yes, I'm Ready, and "Take Me InYour Arms, the almost classical, "Do You Love Me?" to the bluesey "Bed Of Thorns". I still love the lyrical rollercoaster rides of "You Dont Love Me No More" and "Aint no Sun"- and I was an english major! And for those of you who think The Pips didn't earn their money, Check out "Since I've Lost You ". I recommend this lp for any come lately Gladys Knight and the Pips fans. This, and the lp that followed, "Feelin, Bluesy" were how Motown defined SOUL back in the day!

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