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The Whispers

  • The Whispers [Solar, 1979] B

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The Whispers [Solar, 1979]
They've been around forever because they're real pros, but that's all they are. Vocal-group fans will probably enjoy--check out these titles--"Lady" and "I Love You" and "Welcome Into My Dream," though I hope they stop at the sanctimonious "Song for Donny" and the pallid "My Girl." But what makes this a breakthrough is the three dance tracks. The great one, "Out the Box," was written and coproduced by Leon Sylvers. In the great Sylvers tradition, you could almost mistake it for something you missed on Destiny or Off the Wall. B