Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford

The Very Best of Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford

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Singing drummer Don Gardner and vocalist/Hammond organist Dee Dee Ford were knocking them dead at Small's Paradise in Harlem when they suddenly scored big with the call-and-response rave-up "I Need Your Lovin'" in 1962. This 26-track collection rounds up all the material recorded for Bobby Robinson's Fire label, all taken from sparkling stereo masters. Robinson augmented the duo with top-flight New York R&B session players, and their rhythmic core is what drives these tracks, proto-soul drenched in gospel. Well worth picking up.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:57
2
2:29
3
2:43
4
2:53
5 2:59
6
2:50
7
2:40
8
2:44
9
3:09
10
2:17
11
2:32
12 2:57
13 2:45
14
2:23
15 2:46
16
2:26
17
2:29
18
2:48
19
2:19
20
2:16
21
1:59
22
2:03
23
2:22
24
4:56
25
2:55
26 5:46
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