April 28, 2015

Eddie Kendricks - People...Hold On, 1972


People...Hold On makes me excited to have kids so they can remember growing up hearing this around the house. A former frontman of The Temptations, this was Eddie Kendricks' second solo record and cemented his solo career: the (slightly problematic) "Girl You Need a Change of Mind" was widely circulated in east coast clubs, and Kendricks went on to release 13 full-lengths and record a live album with Hall and Oates. People...Hold On is an immaculate classic. Funky, disco-flecked soul, bathed in sunshine and wah-wah, with a slow-burning politically charged title track. Eddie Kendricks' trademark falsetto is effortless. A perfect spring soundtrack. Enjoy!


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