AL HUDSON & THE SOUL PARTNERS – THE ATCO YEARS – EXCDM 50
March 1st, 2015
My Number One Need
I’m About Loving You
When You’re Gone
We Must Make It Happen
I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
Almost Ain’t Good Enough
When I’m Loving You
Al Hudson & The Soul Partners originated in 70s Detroit, had an international chart hit with “You Can Do It” on becoming One Way with Alicia Myers in 1979, and continue to perform across the USA to this day. In January 2015 they perform in the UK, their show to include a celebration of their start at ATCO in 1975.
ATCO, a division of Atlantic was a cool label for soul with Ben E.King, Otis Redding and Donny Hathaway on the imprint when Al Hudson began his time on the imprint recording eight sides over four 7” singles. Two of these, ”I’m About Loving You” and “When You’re Gone” are especially adored by soul fans and with the rarity of the original 45s have also been issued back to back on vinyl as part of this collection.
The remaining six songs have never previously been on CD and further represent the mastery of Al’s vocal skills and the depth of songwriting, arrangement, musicianship and production of the time.