Thursday, 10 January 2008

Margie Joseph - Hear The Words, Feel The Feeling


Now here's a story. A few years ago there was a show on BBC Radio 2 about disco and they played some more obscure disco gems as well as the usual suspects. There was this one track that stood out that sounded a little like Aretha Franklin goes disco. I just had to find out what it was and after a LOT of research I finally nailed it as 'Prophecy' by Margie Joseph, an artist I'd never heard of before. Eventually I managed to track down a copy of the 1976 album 'Hear The Words, Feel The Feeling' containing the track on netsounds.com. I don't think I've ever gone to quite so much trouble to get my hands on a track before or since!

After some success in the early 70s on Stax, notably with a cover of the Supremes' 'Stop! In The Name Of Love', Margie moved to Atlantic and recorded three well-respected albums with Arif Mardin. Following that, she recorded this album, which was produced and to a great extent written by Motown legend Lamont Dozier. 'Prophecy' is definitely the stand-out track for disco lovers, but there's a lot of other great stuff here too. Enjoy! Margie's Atlantic albums are very soon going to be reissued on CD, so if you enjoy this, put in an order!

1. Hear The Words, Feel The Feeling
2. Didn't I Tell You
3. Why'd You Lie
4. Prophecy
5. All Cried Out
6. Something To Fall Back On
7. Don't Turn The Lights Off
8. Feeling My Way
9. I Get Carried Away

See the WRITING'S ON THE WALL!

8 comments:

Errol said...

many thanks for this one.

CB said...

great record. Prophecy is a great dance track many thanks. cb

Kosta said...

her Bristol produced Feeeling My Way
is my female soul favo album ever...
THANKS!! for this good rip
(no clicks, scratch, skips)..great!!
it was in my wanted since a long time...

Faloola Chong said...

"Prophecy" definitely reminded me of Aretha. I wonder what Aretha would sound gone disco - suppose some of her flop late 70s albums were done in that style.

The Guru Of The Groove said...

The Faloola make the visitation! Much excite! Aretha did do one disco album in the late 70s I believe, I seem to recall it was called 'Sparkle'...

The Guru Of The Groove said...

Oh no, I lie...the Van McCoy-produced 'La Diva' from '79 is her real disco opus. But it's not supposed to be very good...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this Margie album...I almost forgot about her...
Jack Flash

Raphy said...

WOW WOW,.....BIG Album!!!

Thank you

BIG UP!!!