Consumer Guide Album
Blue Mink: Real Mink [Philips, 1971]
Madeline Bell is queen of doowah in London. Roger Cook is one half of Greenaway & Cook, Britain's top commercial songwriting team, who have granted us the Fortunes' "You've Got Your Troubles" and imposed upon us White Plains' "My Baby Loves Lovin'." Their collaboration is solid white soul, marred by a couple of automatic instrumentals but graced by a charming self-consciousness as well as a few top commercial songs--oh yes, and a black singer.