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2-CD with 52-page booklet, 60 tracks. Playing time approx. 154 mns. 'Love Is Strange' and much,... more

Mickey & Sylvia: Love Is Strange (2-CD)

2-CD with 52-page booklet, 60 tracks. Playing time approx. 154 mns.

'Love Is Strange' and much, much more! A total of 60 tracks from the most distinctive and unique act in Fifties R&B. Mickey Baker was the master guitar player and Sylvia was the sexiest singer in R&B at the time. Their interplay on record was sometimes playful, sometimes barbed, and beneath it all was some of the finest musicianship ever heard on R&B records. This set includes all their Rainbow, Groove, Vik, and RCA recordings from 1955 to 1965. Check out Rise Sally Rise, No Good Lover, Shake It Up, I'm Glad For Your Sake, and It's Gonna Work Out Fine.

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  • Interpret: Mickey & Sylvia

  • Album titlle: Love Is Strange (2-CD)

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Year of publication 1990
  • Price code BH
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 4000127154385

  • weight in Kg 0.21
Mickey & Sylvia - Love Is Strange (2-CD) CD 1
01 Love Is Strange (master)
02 Rise Sally Rise
03 I'm So Glad
04 Forever And A Day
05 Seems Like Just Yesterday
06 Se De Boom Run Dun
07 No Good Lover
08 Peace Of Mind
09 Love Is Strange (take 4)
10 Walkin' In The Rain
11 In My Heart
12 Two Shadows On Your Window
13 Who Knows Why
14 I'm Going Home
15 There Ought Be Law
16 Dearest
17 Where Is My Honey
18 Too Much Weight
19 Let's Have A Picnic
20 A New Idea On Love
21 Say The Word
22 Love Will Make You Fail In School
23 I Gotta Be Home By Ten
24 Love Is A Treasure
25 Loving You Darling
26 I'm Working At The Five And Dime
27 Shake It Up
28 Peace Of Mind
29 Two Shadows On Your Window
30 Where Is My Honey
31 There'll Be No Backin' Out
32 Summertime
33 Rock And Stroll Room (take 1)
34 Rock And Stroll Room (take 12)
35 It's You I Love
36 True True Love
37 Bewildered (take 2)
38 Bewildered (take 9)
39 Oh Yeah! Uh Huh
40 To The Valley
41 Mommy Out De Light
42 Gonna Work Out Fine
43 What Would I Do
44 Sweeter As The Day Goes By
45 I'm Glad For Your Sake
46 I Hear You Knockin'
47 Love Lesson
48 This Is My Story
49 Baby You're So Fine (1)
50 Love Is The Only Thing
51 No Good Lover
52 Dearest
53 Baby You're So Fine (2)
54 From The Beginning Of Time
55 Gypsy
56 Yours
57 Let's Shake Some More
58 From The Beginning Of Time
59 Fallin' In Love
60 Baby You're So Fine (3)
Mickey & Sylvia Sylvia Robinson knew how to make money. She’d been half of Mickey... more
"Mickey & Sylvia"

Mickey & Sylvia

Sylvia Robinson knew how to make money. She’d been half of Mickey & Sylvia, the guitar-wielding duo that hit big with Love Is Strange in 1957. A little over a decade later, she segued into a front-office role as co-owner of All Platinum Records in Englewood, New Jersey with her husband, Joe Robinson. By 1973, she was ready to be a hitmaker again—only Pillow Talk was a whole lot steamier than her cute ‘50s duets with guitarist Mickey Baker.

Born Sylvia Vanderpool on March 6, 1936 in New York City, she was billed as Little Sylvia when debuting at age 14 on Columbia as trumpeter Hot Lips Page’s vocalist. She subsequently cut sessions as Little Sylvia for Savoy in 1951, Jubilee the next year, and Atlantic’s Cat logo in ’53. Then she joined forces with Baker, New York’s top R&B session axeman, who taught Sylvia how to play guitar. The pair debuted as a singing duo in 1955 on the Rainbow logo, but it was at RCA’s Groove subsidiary the next year that they hit their stride as R&B’s answer to Les Paul and Mary Ford.

Borrowing a key guitar lick from Billy Stewart’s Billy’s Blues, the duo’s Love Is Strange topped the R&B charts in early 1957 and made it to #11 pop despite the single moving from Groove to another RCA imprint, Vik, midway through its run. Their followup There Oughta Be A Law broke the R&B Top Ten that spring. But Mickey and Sylvia didn’t get along (he even tried a different duet partner, Kitty Noble, at one point on Atlantic). After a ‘61 chart entry for their own Willow label, Baby You’re So Fine, they went their separate ways, Mickey relocating to France.

Sylvia and Joe Robinson formed All Platinum Records in 1968, three of their early releases bearing the name of Mickey & Sylvia without Baker’s participation. Lezli Valentine and The Moments enjoyed the firm’s first hits, the latter on its Stang subsidiary. They established yet another imprint, Vibration, for Sylvia’s comeback (she’d made a handful of early ‘60s singles as Sylvia Robbins).

Sylvia wrote Pillow Talk with her co-producer Michael Burton, originally intending it for Al Green. Its sexy subject matter, complete with heavy breathing passages, didn’t interest Green, so Sylvia took matters into her own hands. With veteran arranger Sammy Lowe on keyboards, Sylvia on acoustic guitar, lead guitarist Walter Morris, bassist Frank Pescod, drummer Yogi Horton, and Craig Derry on congas, Sylvia panted and cooed her way through Pillow Talk at the Robinsons’ in-house studio. It paced the R&B charts in the spring of ’73, blazing up to #3 pop.

While she never quite matched the success of Pillow Talk, Sylvia had more hits with Didn’t I later that year, Sweet Stuff in ’74, and Automatic Lover in ’78, all for Vibration. She also wrote and produced the 1975 R&B chart-topper Shame, Shame, Shame by Shirley (And Company) on Vibration and helmed The Sugarhill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight in ’79 for Sugar Hill Records, another of the Robinsons’ logos. Thus she was in the vanguard over the years for rock and roll, disco, and rap. Sylvia died of congestive heart failure September 29, 2011 in Secaucus, N.J.

MICKEY & SYLVIA Love Is Strange (2-CD)
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Tracklist
Mickey & Sylvia - Love Is Strange (2-CD) CD 1
01 Love Is Strange (master)
02 Rise Sally Rise
03 I'm So Glad
04 Forever And A Day
05 Seems Like Just Yesterday
06 Se De Boom Run Dun
07 No Good Lover
08 Peace Of Mind
09 Love Is Strange (take 4)
10 Walkin' In The Rain
11 In My Heart
12 Two Shadows On Your Window
13 Who Knows Why
14 I'm Going Home
15 There Ought Be Law
16 Dearest
17 Where Is My Honey
18 Too Much Weight
19 Let's Have A Picnic
20 A New Idea On Love
21 Say The Word
22 Love Will Make You Fail In School
23 I Gotta Be Home By Ten
24 Love Is A Treasure
25 Loving You Darling
26 I'm Working At The Five And Dime
27 Shake It Up
28 Peace Of Mind
29 Two Shadows On Your Window
30 Where Is My Honey
31 There'll Be No Backin' Out
32 Summertime
33 Rock And Stroll Room (take 1)
34 Rock And Stroll Room (take 12)
35 It's You I Love
36 True True Love
37 Bewildered (take 2)
38 Bewildered (take 9)
39 Oh Yeah! Uh Huh
40 To The Valley
41 Mommy Out De Light
42 Gonna Work Out Fine
43 What Would I Do
44 Sweeter As The Day Goes By
45 I'm Glad For Your Sake
46 I Hear You Knockin'
47 Love Lesson
48 This Is My Story
49 Baby You're So Fine (1)
50 Love Is The Only Thing
51 No Good Lover
52 Dearest
53 Baby You're So Fine (2)
54 From The Beginning Of Time
55 Gypsy
56 Yours
57 Let's Shake Some More
58 From The Beginning Of Time
59 Fallin' In Love
60 Baby You're So Fine (3)