Moments, The – On Top [1971 IMPORT] - New LP
If you dig 1970s Philly soul and similar music that came out of other east coast cities in the 1970s, this album is an essential listen.
"One of the most consistent R&B aggregations of the '70s, the Moments enjoyed a string of major hits throughout the decade. The Hackensack, NJ, trio introduced themselves and the Stang label with "Not on the Outside" in 1968, and topped the R&B charts in 1970 with the gold-plated "Love on a Two-Way Street," produced by Sylvia Robinson (one half of Mickey & Sylvia). Other major soul smashes by the Moments included "If I Didn't Care" and "All I Have" in 1970, "Sexy Mama" in 1973, and another number one R&B item, "Look at Me (I'm in Love)," in 1975. Members Harry Ray, Al Goodman, and William Brown changed their billing to Ray, Goodman & Brown in 1978 and topped the soul lists the next year with the slickly harmonized "Special Lady" on Polydor. The renamed trio remained potent soul hitmakers through the '80s.
Larry Mizell & Fonce Mizell with Freddie Perren signed them at Hog. Sylvia Robinson then signed them at Stang Records. After the initial changing line ups they started having hits as the trio that later in the late '70s evolved to Ray, Goodman & Brown.
Al Goodman b. 31/03/1947, Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.A.
William Brown b. 30/06/1946,
Perth Amboy, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Harry Ray b. 15/12/1946, Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S.A. d. 01/10/1992