Edwin Starr – Involved (1971/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 37:01 minutes | 1,66 GB | Genre: Soul, Funk, R&B
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © UNI – MOTOWN
Involved was Starr’s fifth LP for the Gordy imprint on Motown Records. Starr and the session musicians play as hard and explosive as they can, marking this album out as one of the rawest recordings ever released under the Motown banner.
Starr was born in Nashville and raised in Ohio, and later lived in Detroit while singing for Ric-Tic and Motown Records. He was backed by the band that would become known as “Black Merda”. Hawkins and Veasey of the group played on most of his early hits on the Ric Tic Label. Starr’s songs “25 Miles” and “Stop the War Now” were also major successes, in 1969 and 1971 respectively. In the 1970s Starr’s base shifted to the United Kingdom, where he continued to produce music, and resided until his death.
1. Edwin Starr – War
2. Edwin Starr – Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today)
3. Edwin Starr – Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On
4. Edwin Starr – Stop The War Now
5. Edwin Starr – Cloud Nine
6. Edwin Starr – Way Over There
7. Edwin Starr – Stand
8. Edwin Starr – My Sweet Lord