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24
Jul

Bloodstone – We Go A Long Way Back (1982) – Lp

Bloodstone is an American R&B, soul, and funk group, most popular in the 1970s and early 1980s. Formed in 1962, in Kansas City, Missouri, the group was a high school doo-wop group called The Sinceres.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist:  Bloodstone
Title:  We Go A Long Way Back
Year:  1982
Format:  LP
Label:  Tneck Records
Catalog#  FZ 38115

In fact, Bloodstone was a very good funk-soul group using the Hendrix-derived licks of Charles Love and Willis Draffen against multiple percussion ideas to underpin a vocal blend that still owed its soul to gospel and doo wop.

The group then faded from popular view, despite a brief stint at Motown, until the early ’80s, when it hooked up with the Isley Brothers’ T-Neck and scored a commercially and artistically successful album, We Go a Long Way Back, produced by the Brothers. The title track returned them to the R&B Top Ten in 1982, but although several other T-Neck singles charted, the group’s recording career essentially ended there. Nevertheless, this heartland group had made a significant mark and can lay fair claim to being one of the first to figure out its particular era’s future.

 

Side one
1.  Go On And Cry  (8:07)
2.  How Does It Feel  (11:04)
3.  We Go A Long Way Back  (4:54)

Side two
1.  Funkin’ Around  (6:41)
2.  My Kind Of Woman  (4:42)
3.  My Love Grows Stronger  (6:16)
4.  Nite Time Fun  (4:31)

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