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R&B Crossover Oldies, Vol. 2

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MCA Special Products' R&B Crossover Oldies, Vol. 2 has a slightly ridiculous title, since the concept of "crossover" was an '80s invention and all ten featured songs are from the '60s or early '70s, but that doesn't devalue the collection at all. The collection is a terrific mixture of the familiar (the Impressions' "It's All Right," Little Milton's "We're Gonna Make It," Carl Carlton's "Everlasting Love," Fontella Bass' "Rescue Me") and the slightly obscure. And while the familiar songs are welcome, what makes the collection valuable is the fact that Betty Everett's "There'll Come a Time," the Dells' "Wear It on Our Face," the Lovelites'

"How Can I Tell My Mom and Dad," Garland Green's "Jealous Kind of Fella," the Radiants' "Hold On," and Jim Gilstrap's "Swing Your Daddy" are all on this collection. They're the reason why this isn't just of interest to audiences accustomed to purchasing budget-line collections.

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