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THE TEMPREES

...Because We Love You

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High Stacks, the label behind the fine Stax reunion album, "926 East McLemore," throws props to the classic soul company again. This time, label owner, producer and former Stax guitarist Bobby Manuel focuses on '70s singing trio the Temprees, best known for their rendition of Dedicated to the One I Love.

On this comeback disc, ". . .Because We Love You", the original members - Jasper `Jabo' Phillips, Harold `Scotty' Scott and Deljuan `Del' Calvin - update their sound just enough to compete with what's on urban radio but never enough to get in the way of their intricately tuned harmonies. The ten tracks, mostly ballads, continue the formula that made the Temprees known as the "Lovemen" in their day, with songs like I Owe You, I'll Always Be There, and the Babyface-sounding I Just Wanna Be staying respectfully in service to the vocals and the message. And while the singers can't resist redoing their biggest Stax hit, it and the album never get slowed by nostalgia.

The Temprees also show a sensual side indebted to the jazzy soul of Earth, Wind & Fire on Do You Wanna Be Loved and Maze on Just in Time, and to Prince on the plastic funk number, Put Your Love on the Line, with retro synth lines and drum programming that would have made the song a hit in the '80s.

Bill Ellis
The Commercial Appeal
Memphis, Tn  October 7, 2000


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