The Temprees – Dedicated To The One I Love (1994)

The Temprees - Dedicated To The One I Love (1994)
Artist: The Temprees
Album: Dedicated To The One I Love
Genre: Soul / Funk
Origin: USA
Released: 1994
Quality: mp3, VBR V2
Dedicated To The One I Love (9:59)
If I Could Say What’s On My Mind (6:26)
I Love You, You Love Me (6:04)
We’ve Only Just Begun (8:52)
Mr. Cool That Ain’t Cool (4:53)
Your Love I All I Need (4:52)
Loving You Is So Easy (5:13)
I Love, I Love (6:48)
The Whole Bit Of Love (4:49)
You Made Me Feel So Good Baby (4:42)
Medley: Don’t Let Me Be Lonely, A Love Story (10:04)
I’ll Live Her Life (4:03)
You’re On My Mind (5:55)
Ain’t Nothin’ Like It (4:32)
Out Of My Hands (8:49)


Led by the late Jasper “Jabbo” Philips’ sweet falsetto, the Temprees excelled at singing heart touching sweet southern jerkers. Representative of that infectious sound are “Dedicated to the One I Love,” “If I Could Say What’s on My Mind,” and “I Love You, You Love Me.” Jabbo forsakes the falsetto for a natural tenor similar to the Newcomers’ Bertram Brown on “Your Love Is All I Need,” the mid-tempo “I Love, I Love,” “You Make Me Feel So Good Baby,” and James Taylor’s “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight/A Love Song.” Mid and ups flow with their sugary ballads to provide a more even and enjoyable set than their The Best of the Temprees’ compilation.
Review by Andrew Hamilton