Friday, April 04, 2008

Basso Profundo!

The Esquires - The Feeling's Gone

The Milwaukee-based group The Esquires were known for their Chicago soul records of the '60s and early '70s, most notably for their biggest hit, "Get on Up." The group's fine falsetto stylings, counterbalanced by Mill Edwards' bass (the "get on up" refrain in the aforementioned song was his), linked doo-wop harmonies with soul singing. In addition to dancers like "Get on Up," its follow-up, "And Get Away," and "Reach Out" were fine floaters like "Girls in the City" and today's selection. On "The Feeling's Gone," Edwards is given the lead vocal and he puts the lyrics over nicely while the group provides fine support.

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