Alton McClain & Destiny

Alton McClain & Destiny

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The self-titled debut of Alton McClain & Destiny was produced by Motown alumnus Frank Wilson (Eddie Kendricks, the Supremes, whom this female trio sounds like at times) and included the 1979 Top Ten R&B/Top Forty pop hit "It Must Be Love." It sounded very similar to the Emotions' "The Best of My Love." The LP also has the distinction of listing the original version of the Angela Winbush/Rene Moore ballad "I've Learned to Respect the Power of Love." The tune was later a 1986 number one hit for Stephanie Mills. Other highlights are the follow-up single "Crazy Love," the floating "Taking My Love for Granted," "My Empty Room," "Push and Pull," and "God Said, Love Ye One Another." "It Must Be Love" can be found on Disco Nights, Vol.7 :DJ Pix.Alton McClain & Destiny's version of "I've Learned to Respect the Power of Love" is on Polygram's Power of Love: Best of Soul Essentials Ballads.

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