The Very Best of The Contours


The Very Best of The Contours by Motown at Your Free Album. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. One of the most amusing aspects of the mega-success of Motown's often smooth mid- to late-'60s ''sound of young America'' is that some of the company's earlier scores came courtesy of the Contours, whose best records practically redefined the word ''raucous.'' Modeled loosely on the R&B comedies of the Coasters, songs such as ''Do You Love Me,'' ''First I Look at the Purse,'' and ''You Get Ugly'' limned the common experience of the (sometimes slightly unsavory) man on the street. Finally, check


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One of the most amusing aspects of the mega-success of Motown's often smooth mid- to late-'60s "sound of young America" is that some of the company's earlier scores came courtesy of the Contours, whose best records practically redefined the word "raucous." Modeled loosely on the R&B comedies of the Coasters, songs such as "Do You Love Me," "First I Look at the Purse," and "You Get Ugly" limned the common experience of the (sometimes slightly unsavory) man on the street. Finally, check out Billy Gordon's throat-shredding performances on the likes of "Purse" and "Pa, I Need a Car" for a possible influence on Chris Rock in his most belligerent moments. --Rickey Wright

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Manufacturer:
Motown
Category:
Motown
Release Date:
1999-03-23
UPC:
731454950428
Artist:
Contours
Publisher:
Motown
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Format:
Original recording remastered
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.37 pounds
Item Size:
4.94 x 0.45 x 5.5 inches
Package Weight:
0.18 pounds
Package Size:
4.97 x 0.54 x 5.55 inches

 


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