Billy Paul – 360 Degrees of Billy Paul – LP

Billy Paul - 360 Degrees of Billy Paul - LP

Billy Paul – 360 Degrees of Billy Paul – LP

Elemental Music proudly presents the most successful
album of acclaimed and recently deceased Philadelphia singer
Billy Paul: 360 Degrees of Billy Paul. Produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and arranged by Bobby Martin, Lenny Pakula and Norman Harris, this fantastic album was released in 1972
and includes the Grammy Award-winning number 1 pop and soul single “Me and Mrs. Jones” and its follow-up “Am I Black Enough for You?” which reached number 29 on the soul chart and number 79 on the pop chart. This was the first Billy Paul’s album for Philadelphia International and it was straight club jazz. Some of the songs of the album reflect the “message soul” that was popular in the early 70’s, namely “Brown Baby”, “I’m Just a Prisoner” & “Am I Black Enough for You.”

In this masterpiece Billy Paul demonstrates that he is more than a singer; he’s an amazing interpretor. He uses his voice like Miles Davis used a trumpet. His vocal sounds just seem to flow out of him. He turns a simple ballad like Elton John’s “Your Song” into a soulful, breath-taking, uptempo masterpiece. This is an amazing album from an artist who should have been as big as any R&B superstar of the 70’s.

SIDE A:

01. BROWN BABY*
02. I’M JUST A PRISONER*
03. IT’S TOO LATE**
ME AND MRS. JONES*

SIDE B:

04. AM I BLACK
05. ENOUGH FOR YOU?*
06. LET’S STAY TOGETHER***
07. YOUR SONG**
08. I’M GONNA MAKE IT THIS TIME*

String & Horn Arrangements by:
*Bobby Martin/**Lenny Pakula/***Norman Harris

MUSICIANS:
Piano: Eddie Green and Leon Huff
Organ: Lenny Pakula
Drums: Norman Farrington and Earl Young
Guitar: David Bay, Bunny Sigler,
Norman Harris, Roland Chambers and Bobby Eli
Bass: Anthony Jackson and Ronnie Baker
Vibes: Vince Montana
Conga: Larry Washington

Assisted by
Don Renaldo and his String and Horn section
Engineering: Joe Tarsia
Recorded at:
Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pa.
Mastered at:
Frankford/Wayne Recording Labs,
Philadelphia, PA.