The Glass House

Inside the Glass House

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Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Brian Holland handpicked the members of Glass House: Scherrie Payne (Freda's sister), Ty Hunter, Pearl Jones, and Larry Mitchell. A common occurrence at Invictus/Hot Wax Records, Chairmen of the Board, 8th Day, the Honey Cone, and 100 Proof (Aged in Soul) were formed the same way. The album starts on a mellow note with "Look What We've Done to Love," led by Hunter who sang with Dozier in the Romeos, the Voice Masters, and later took over for C.P. Spencer in the Originals. Hunter's falsetto croons the hurting lyrics about the perils of taking love for granted, the LP version flows over four minutes, the single only gave you 2:45 of the harmonious ballad. Their biggest record, "Crumbs Off the Table" led by Payne, has snappy lyrics and a hesitating groove; it reached number seven on the Soul chart, but failed to crack the Top 40, stalling at number 59. Other tasty nuggets include a remake of "Hey There Lonely Girl," "Heaven Is There to Guide Us," "Touch Me Jesus," and "You Ain't Livin' Unless You're Lovin'" led by Jones.

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