One More Time: The Chess Years
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||Billy's Blues, Pt. 2||Billy Stewart||2:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Fat Boy (Single)||Billy Stewart||2:45||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Reap What You Sow (Single)||Billy Stewart||2:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Sugar and Spice||Billy Stewart||2:54||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Strange Feeling (Single)||Billy Stewart||2:09||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Count Me Out||Billy Stewart||2:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Do Love You (Single)||Billy Stewart||3:02||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Keep Lovin'||Billy Stewart||2:24||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Sitting in the Park (Single)||Billy Stewart||3:17||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Love Me (Single)||Billy Stewart||2:55||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Summertime||Billy Stewart||4:56||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||How Nice It Is||Billy Stewart||3:09||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Because I Love You||Billy Stewart||2:08||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Every Day I Have the Blues||Billy Stewart||2:55||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Secret Love (Single)||Billy Stewart||3:01||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Cross My Heart (Single)||Billy Stewart||3:02||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||One More Time||Billy Stewart||2:50||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Golly Golly Gee||Billy Stewart||2:59||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Tell Me the Truth (Single)||Billy Stewart||2:50||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I'm in Love (Oh, Yes I Am) [Single]||Billy Stewart||2:59||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Put on Billy Stewart's One More Time: The Chess Years. When you hear Bo Diddley's opening guitar on "Billy Blues," you know you're listening to something special. Billy Stewart ices the cake with a hiccupping, apologetic vocal. That lovely guitar melody was plagiarized and reappeared as "Love Is Strange," a big hit for Mickey & Sylvia. It doesn't get much better than "Strange Feeling," a warm floating song about the joys of new love. "I Do Love You" is a creamily concocted ballad — he sings as if in a trance, playing off excellent backing blends by uncredited male vocalists. Stewart dazzles again on "Sitting in the Park"; the slow ballad speaks of utter rejection, sitting in a park waiting on your girl, and she never shows. The backing is majestic, and pushes Stewart to undreamed of heights, such as "Love Me," where he sounds uncompromisingly happy. If you like cool, mid-tempo ditties then you'll go for "How Nice It Is," an R&B charter. The lovely "I Cross My Heart" is a tearjerker; it sounds like the Dells on backing vocals with Stewart crooning like he was born to hurt, his soulful howl on the fade will make you tingle. Better known to some are his revitalization of pop/MOR standards "Summertime" and "Secret Lover." You get the full, unedited dose of the former. He does it his way, performing complete makeovers on both. "Golly Golly Gee" and "I'm in Love (Oh, Yes I Am)" deserve honorable mention for being borderline great. The latter is similar in feel and melody to "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" by the Supremes & the Temptations. Stewart was one of a kind (Otis Redding's singing style and stage performance was probably influenced by the late, great Billy Stewart).
This is a wonderful compilation of Billy Stewart’s music and a must have for you Dusty lovers. It doesn’t get any better that listening to I Do Love You, Sitting in the Park, Strange Feeling, and my new favorite How Nice It Is. I only wish Temptation 'Bout To Get Me, Over The Rainbow, and Moon River were included. Billy Stewart was such a wonderful talent. You will truly appreciate this CD. Enjoy!
I Do Love It!
"The Fat Boy," Billy Stewart doing it like only he can. This cat had a unique style on not only the quote/unquote hits, but on a number of the filler songs. I don't know how many albums the big man put out, but I'm glad to have this one, "One More Time."
Would be good.
If i could download the darn thing!
Born: March 24, 1937 in Washington D.C.
Years Active: '50s, '60s