Ronnie McNeir – Love’s Comin’ Down (1976)

Ronnie McNeir - Love's Comin' Down (1976)
Artist: Ronnie McNeir
Album: Love’s Comin’ Down
Genre: Soul/Funk
Origin: USA
Released: 1976
Quality: mp3, 224 kbps

Tracklist:
You’re All I Need To Survive (3:59)
Selling My Heart To The Junkman (3:57)
My Love Is Comin’ Down (4:13)
Say You Will (4:05)
2 – 1 = Lonlieness (3:20)
Have You Ever Seen Them Shake (Shake It Baby) (3:13)
Funky Situation (3:50)
It Won’t Be Long (When We’re All Gone) (3:31)
Goodbye After Sunday (4:28)
Mama And Daddy (5:32)

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One of the greatest lost treasures on Motown – the rare third album from Ronnie McNeir, an artist who did plenty for the label back in the 70s, but only managed to ever get this one record released! The set’s a gem – arguably his best record ever – and that’s saying a lot, given the strength of his RCA and Prodigal sets. And like those records, this one’s a sweet soul spectacular – written, arranged, produced, and performed by Ronnie – with the tight, warm, all-together quality that makes him an equal to Leon Ware back in the day – and which makes this record almost a great counterpart to Ware’s Musical Massage set for Motown – another one-off album that’s become the stuff of legend!

The songs are amazing – totally fresh and deeply personal, but never in a cloying or commercial way – perfectly balanced on top of some gently grooving rhythms, spare keyboards, and soulful undercurrents that are a perfect example of the maturity that Detroit soul was hitting in the 70s. A young Ray Parker Jr plays lead guitar, but most other instruments are by Ronnie.

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