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Album Review

Even though their vocal ability was as good as many, if not supreme, this Camden, NJ-based vocal quartet did not threaten the chart action of any of their competitors. This album is, however, home to the Ebonys' most popular single, "It's Forever." With its serene intro, the foursome harmonize their way to the verse where the lead vocals, both baritone and falsetto, bring enhancing deliveries to an already outstanding track. The single peaked at number 14 on the R&B charts after 13 weeks. The second single was "I Believe." Originally a pop hit for Frankie Laine in 1953, the Ebonys' version retains some of that pop texture. However, the group's vocal explosiveness leaves a lasting R&B impression. After 13 weeks, the song reached number 34 on the charts. "Life in the Country" was the third single — a moderately paced ballad reminiscent of early Stylistics, who were emerging around the same time this album was released. While this album is balanced with moderate grooves, the aforementioned ballads, and the unreleased "I'll Try," stand out. The production work of Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff and their colleagues is outstanding.

Customer Reviews

Priceles Gem!

This is the most amazing Gamble & Huff production and singing--that never became famous. The long version of "It's Forever" is one of the greatest songs I know of. "You're the Reason Why" is as brilliant as the best music from the Dells. These songs rate among the best R&B songs of the 70's.

excellence in smooth sexual r&b......Hector v

this is just great r&b music from back in the day,this love music at it's best.....peace

MUSIC TO MY EARS!

I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR THIS STEPPERS SONG LIFE IN THE COUNTRY BY THE EBONYS AND I LOVE THEIR VOICES. THIS SONG MAKE YOU WANT TO STEP ALL NIGHT LONG WITH THE CHICAGO FINEST STEPPERS. YAAAAAAAS

BY LADYACE86

Biography

Formed: 1967 in Camden, NJ

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '70s

Another '70s soul group whose commercial track record doesn't do its music justice, the Ebonys made gripping, dramatic ballads that no soul fan undervalues. On the Philadelphia International label during an era when they routinely cranked out transcendent, genre-smashing hits, this New Jersey vocal group started in 1968. Jenny Holmes, David Beasley, James Tuten, and Clarence Vaughan formed the lineup, and Leon Huff discovered them. They scored their first hit with "You're the Reason Why," a number...
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