Jack & Jill
Jack & Jill
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Excerpt from Cooler Than Ice: Arctic Records and the Rise of Philly Soul:

Between the richly burnished baritone of the male lead and the prominent organ, there’s a sanctified purity to Jack & Jill’s stately duet “Take Me For What I Am,” a Dynodynamic Production released on March 24, 1966 that doesn’t sound all that much like one. Forget the hokey nursery rhyme name someone hung on this act; this is a gorgeous piece of work, Jack deftly handling quite a bit of the tune solo but blending inspiringly with Jill in all the right places as the musical tension mounts.

The blend clicks just as well on the up-tempo “There You Go Again,” which might have been a better choice as a plug side thanks to its rippling bass line, hard backbeat, and a delicious tandem vocal by the duo (this time they’re together all the way through—no solo passages from Jack). Whoever this Jack & Jill were, they deserved a better name and a better fate.

 

           

 

Cooler Than Ice: Arctic Records and the Rise of Philly Soul

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Philly Soul
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