The Artistics – Get My Hands On Some Lovin’ (1967/2017) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

The Artistics – Get My Hands On Some Lovin’ (1967/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 23:40 minutes | 528 MB | Genre: Pop, Soul
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Epic – Legacy

Sounds of the late 50’s, and record company’s A & R men were trawling the sock hops, the talent contests and checking out the street corner quartets in search of the next generation of artists to turn into “Recording Artists”, a symbiotic chain of events was taking place in the heart of one of Americas greatest cities – Chicago.

Just as the Brewster Housing Project in Detroit had provided Motown with many of it’s future stars Chicago’s Cabrini-Green Projects, on the North Side of town, would also produce talents that would feed the city’s ever vibrant recording industry. The Impressions By the early 60’s, VeeJay Records was establishing itself as a leader in the soul market and the major labels already had their distribution set-ups in place within the now famous area known as “Record Row”, and were looking to cash in on the new genre.

The Impressions fronted by both Jerry Butler and Curtis Mayfield had emerged as the city’s premier group when it came to soulful harmonies and nifty line in footwork on stage, and the introduction of strings, vibes, horns, and signature vocals was convincing lots of record buyers that soul was “where it’s at”. It is into this cauldron of hustle and bustle of groups trying their luck for the first time, the DooWop and RnB groups morphing into Soul groups, that we delve and discover a group that were not only to become legendary in the Rare/Northern Scenes, but would in fact provide a vehicle for the talents of a growing list of writers, producers, and arrangers, as well as their own talent.

With Marvin Smith performing the duties on lead, Davis recorded the group in mid ‘64 on a Marvin Gaye/Smokey Robinson penned Detroit soundalike “Get My Hands On Some Lovin’” – Okeh (7193). Get My Hands On Some Lovin’ – Okeh It provided the group with their first success albiet mainly local. The group’s tight supporting harmonies in the “Oooh’s and Aaah’s” that had been polished in their informative years proved to be the key and so provided Marvin’s smooth but ever so slight strained vocal just the right platform for the song and it gained respectable sales in Chicago and surrounding area, resulting in a creditable showing in the middle reaches of the Cash Box 100 RnB Chart.

01. Get My Hands On Some Lovin’
02. I’ll Leave It Up to You
03. Patty Cake
04. So Much Love In My Heart
05. I’ll Come Running
06. This Heart of Mine
07. What’ll I Do
08. Loveland
09. I Need Your Love
10. In Another Man’s Arms