the elgins greatest hits
The remake of "Heaven must have sent you" is a good example of the attempt to blend Motown nostalgia and High NRG disco and works remarkably well. Some of the tracks not what I expected. "Put Yourself in My Place" was also reissued and made the chart. With Saundra Mallett Edwards being unwilling to rejoin the group, the Elgins toured the UK with former session vocalist Yvonne Vernee Allen taking her place.  The record company suggested that they add female lead vocalist Saundra Mallett, who had recorded unsuccessfully for the label, backed by The Vandellas; she later married and became Saundra Edwards. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 12, 2015. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. For people wondering why hits like Darling Baby and Put Yourself In My Place aren't on this collection, well it shouldn't matter, since these are NOT the original recordings and this is NOT the original lineup that featured the fantastic Saundra Edwards. Reviewed in the United States on October 23, 2002. We work hard to protect your security and privacy.  The record rose to no. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. The Elgins were an American vocal group on the Motown label, active from the late 1950s to 1967. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 23, 2012, the elgins are my fave motown group this is a great cd full of uptempo music that gets your feet tapping,look up to the sky is the standout track also check out souvenirs of love this cd is full of great vocals and harmonies,all these tracks are post motown and includes a good update of their biggest hit heaven must have sent you, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 1, 2013. A little disappointing. Several months later, they issued "Heaven Must Have Sent You", which again reached both the R&B and pop charts, becoming their biggest pop hit. Their most successful record was "Heaven Must Have Sent You", written and produced by the Holland–Dozier–Holland team, which was a hit in the US in 1966, and in the UK when reissued in 1971. For the unaware, this is not a collection of their Motown recordings; these sides were waxed in the late '80s by Britisher Ian Levine. Please try again. !IN ANY CASE DO ENJOY THIS C.D. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Many of the songs, "Nothing worse than being alone", "Look what you've done to my heart" etc have a deliberate Motown or Northern Soul feel especially in the horn sections whilst others have a distinct Boystown disco vibe. One of Yvonne Vernee's solo singles from the 60's, "Just Like You Did Me", also became popular on the Northern Soul scene, especially at Wigan Casino Soul Allnighters. Recordings of the group, including their Motown album, all singles and unreleased recordings up to 1968, can be found on The Motown Anthology, released in 2007. Unable to add item to List. Look for that out of print gem or purchase the Big Hits & Hard To Find Classics series (British imports) to get their hit singles (Darling Baby and Heaven Must … Vernee also recorded some material with The Elgins at Motown, but none of it saw release. With the continuing popularity of Motown records in the UK fuelled by the Northern Soul scene, "Heaven Must Have Sent You" was reissued in 1971 and peaked at no. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. A 1997 British import CD paired their album Darling Baby with one by The Monitors, another group that recorded for Motown with limited success, and which featured future Temptation, Richard Street.  They also released an album, Darling Baby. Their most successful record was " Heaven Must Have Sent You ", written and produced by the Holland–Dozier–Holland team, which was a hit in the US in 1966, and in the UK when reissued in 1971.  She died in February 2002. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. The Elgins produced two of my favourite Motown hits of all time and I'm sure most of the negative comments on this disc are simply because it's not Motown. 4 on the Billboard R&B chart and no. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Would not have bought it if I had known.  However, their follow-up single, "I Understand My Man," was less successful, and the group broke up in 1967. Most of the Elgins original recordings, including all of their singles, were made available on the Belgian label Marginal a few years ago as part of THE ELGINS VS THE MONITORS (another underappreciated Motown group that made some great recordings). The new group's first single release was "Put Yourself In My Place", issued in December 1965; early copies credited the record to the Downbeats, but Berry Gordy wanted to use the name Elgins, which had previously been one of the names used by The Temptations. 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