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Soul Fever [St. Clair]

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Soul Fever is a very average compilation that positions itself somewhere between anthologizing classics and featuring other tunes that haven't been overexposed on dozens of other similar packages. Just like several other '70s and '80s R&B-themed compilations from St. Clair, there's an emphasis on Philly Soul, including selections from the Three Degrees ("Long Lost Lover"), Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes ("I'm Weak for You"), and the O'Jays ("Rich Get Richer"). Other songs come from Gregory Abbott ("Prisoner of Love"), Gladys Knight & the Pips ("Hero"), Peabo Bryson ("Closer Than Close"), and Deniece Williams ("That's What Friends Are For"). This is clearly a budget title with little in the way of loving care put into the presentation.

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