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For Your Precious Love  (LP) The Impressions: For Your Precious Love (LP) Art-Nr.: LPVJS1075

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(Vee Jay) 12 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1963 'Stereo' 'Vee Jay' LP album
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Check Out Your Mind - Times Have Changed (CD) The Impressions: Check Out Your Mind - Times Have Changed (CD) Art-Nr.: CD843

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(Sequel Records) 18 tracks inclusive Do You Want To Win, Madam Mary, Stop The War and more
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Complete A&B Sides 1961-1968 (2-CD) The Impressions: Complete A&B Sides 1961-1968 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD5312377

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(2009/Universal-Island) 60 tracks with 12 page booklet. Essential!!
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Impressions (1964)...plus 180g (incl. album download) The Impressions: Impressions (1964)...plus 180g (incl. album... Art-Nr.: LP771936

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(2014/Wax Time) 14 tracks. Includes 2 bonus tracks (Ltd. Edt 180g Vinyl)
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One By One - Ridin' High (CD) The Impressions: One By One - Ridin' High (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKEND152

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The third CD in a series of four, featuring two original Impressions albums. Painstaking research in Universal's vaults finally unearthed the original masters, presented here on CD for the first time. This is our third CD by the...
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The Cutrom Anthology 1968 - 1976  2-CD The Impressions: The Cutrom Anthology 1968 - 1976 2-CD Art-Nr.: CDNEE321

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(1999/Sequel Records) 45 Songs
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The Best Of  The Impressions Featuring Curtis Mayfield (CD) The Impressions: The Best Of The Impressions Featuring Curtis... Art-Nr.: CDHMN005

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(Universal-MCA) 22 tracks (57:25) 1961-1968​
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Impressions - Never Ending Impressions (CD) The Impressions: Impressions - Never Ending Impressions (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKEND126

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Debut albums from 1963 & 1964 by the Curtis Mayfield-led aggregation. ​ These two 1963 and 1964 albums are contained on this the first of five CDs that will comprehensively cover the ABC-Paramount recordings of the fabulous vocal group...
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ABC Rarities (CD) The Impressions: ABC Rarities (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKEND170

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All the missing studio recordings from their ABC-Paramount years, to complement our series of two albums on one CD and "Definitive Impressions" OK, so this CD includes the whole of the Versatile Impressions album, which was their last...
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Keep On Pushing - People Get Ready (CD) The Impressions: Keep On Pushing - People Get Ready (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKEND130

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(1964/65 'ABC Paramount') (63:29/24) These two 1964 and 1965 albums (released originally as ABC 493 and 505, respectively) are the second of five CDs that will comprehensively cover the ABC-Paramount recordings of the fabulous vocal...
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Definitive Impressions (CD) The Impressions: Definitive Impressions (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKEND923

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Defining Moments In 60S Soul From Chicago's Greatest Group ... The Impressions' Big Sixteen". I can still remember the first copy I ever saw, hanging in the window of "The Melody Inn" - the hippest record shop in Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex...
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For Your Precious Love - Greatest Hits The Impressions: For Your Precious Love - Greatest Hits Art-Nr.: CDNE34537

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(2000/NEON) 15 tracks 1950s.
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Who was/is The Impressions ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD and more

The Impressions

Gypsy Woman

Without the richly burnished baritone leads of Jerry Butler, who had fronted their soulful breakthrough ballad For Your Precious Love (you'll find it on our 1958 disc), The Impressions were finding it hard to come up with a second hit. Butler had quit the Chicago group amidst jealousy from some members over Vee-Jay Records unexpectedly giving him featured billing on the single.

Chicago native Curtis Mayfield, all of 16 when he played guitar and sang high tenor behind The Ice Man on For Your Precious Love, took over lead duties for The Impressions. He'd attended Wells High School while living in Cabrini-Green, the massive housing project on Chicago's near North Side. Even before that, he doo-wopped with The Alphatones on the West Side and sang hymns with the Northern Jubilee Gospel Singers. That's where he took up guitar, tuning his axe to a very unusual F# chord that gave Mayfield his highly distinctive sound.

The Impressions brought Fred Cash up from Chattanooga, Tennessee to replace Butler. He'd been in The Roosters there along with tenor-singing brothers Arthur and Richard Brooks and baritone Sam Gooden, who now comprised the rest of The Impressions. With Mayfield's airy high tenor out front, the quintet stuck around Vee-Jay's Abner label for a short while, but A&R man Calvin Carter didn't care for Curtis as a front man, so they were dropped. The Impressions made a single for Bandera Records, owned by Vi Muszynski, who had brought them to Vee-Jay in the first place, but Listen didn't reverse their fading fortunes. Curtis took a break to tour as Butler's guitarist, the pair co-writing three major R&B sellers for Jerry at Vee-Jay in 1960-61: the R&B chart-topping He Will Break Your Heart, Find Another Girl, and I'm A Telling You.

"In the writing of them, we would mess around, he would wind up singing the hook with me. So we decided to record 'em that way, and it turned out very well," says Butler. "I think a lot of that had to do with the way Curtis played guitar."

Eddie Thomas brought The Impressions to the major label ABC-Paramount, recording in New York with arranger/conductor Roy Glover, Jr., who decorated Mayfield's exotic Gypsy Woman with castanets and hushed backing. Cut in July of 1961, Gypsy Woman was a #2 R&B/#20 pop hit late that year (another Mayfield ballad, As Long As You Love Me, was its flip side). The Impressions were back.

Various Street Corner Symphonies 1961 Vol.13
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