Various Artists

70's Sexy Love Ballads

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K-Tel's 1970s ballad set is not quite as strong as it could be. The absence of any cuts from the Delfonics, Stylistics or Blue Magic lowers its credibility, even though they have included masterpieces by Al Green, Marvin Gaye and Luther Ingram. But The Moments had more soulful, evocative slow tunes than "Sexy Mama," and "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More Baby" was not exactly Barry White's shining light. There are fine contributions from Dorothy Moore and the Chi-Lites, while Sylvia's "Pillow Talk" is more of an obscurity than anything else. Also, Tower of Power's "So Very Hard to Go" is good but not essential.