Barry White

Back to Back: Barry White and Isaac Hayes

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Barry White wins this dual with Issac Hayes easily. Back to Back contains five of White's biggest hits, and five from the Black Moses; the Hayes sides represent his Polydor works which were not his glory years. Hayes' fares best on remakes of "Don't Let Go," and "It's All in the Game"; the shaft man tracks' appear over produced and slick; known for epic deep soul thrillers, these have as much to do with pop as soul. The White sides' are all familiar classics inspired by his wife Glodean. I wouldn't be surprise to discover that Barry recorded these love sonnets on his knees. A bargain for the price.

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