The Power Top Dream / Stick-Em Up Kind Of Lovin

Morgan : YDY 369

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  • Artist: Stridells
  • A Side: The Power Top Dream
  • B Side: Stick-Em Up Kind Of Lovin
  • Label: Morgan
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: E
  • Label Condition: wol
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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Highly desirable, Washington D.C. Sweet Soul harmony directly in contrast to the bouncy Intruders styled mid-tempo o the flipside. Bob Morgan's 1968 D.I.Y. project that kept him with the Stridells for one more record that came out through Curtis Mayfield's Curtom Records. Before differences in musical direction saw this tight 5-man harmony gathering split. With only Charles Blagmon & Osiris Marsh moving on to be part of The Choice Four (RCA) and Osiris (Warner Bros) respectively.

This 45 was these guys beginning, five boys pulled together by Bob Morgan to craft a most enchanting slab of vocal-group harmony Lowrider Soul. Most likely Bob was inspired by the working a little further North in Philadelphia as the Delphonics started to make their mark under Stan Watson and William Hart as sweet soul started to become chart material.

The Stridells had a captivating range of vocals as tight full group falsetto harmony paints the landscape, and softly softly Tenor takes the lead, becoming more expressive as the song unfolds. Stunningly calculated with waves of male harmonies roll in; then an added touch of quality as the baritone whispers away in the background of zipping strings, then the falsetto comes to the front to climax the session.

A top-drawer, street-corner symphony, soaring from beneath the shadows of the Capitol Hill.

Condition Report

small name on a-side label (see images) playing surfaces reveal some light marks when angled in the light. but plays crisp and clean,

A Side

  • Title: The Power Top Dream

    B Side

  • Title: Stick-Em Up Kind Of Lovin
  • Year: 1969
  • City: Washington, D.C.