The Dontells - "Move On Down the Line" 45 (Transistor Sound)
From Transistor Sound Records
Produced and recorded in 1965 during a time when Chicago soul was one of the most influential sounds in R&B. The Dontells entered the studio and cut two tracks that put that sound on full display. The session was led by producer Calvin Carter, world famous Arranger Johnny Pate-along with the city's top musicians. These tracks were never released and have only been heard by a few people until now. The A side "Move On Down the Line" grabs you from the first second the needle drops. A mid tempo love song with a trademark arrangement from Pate and a vocal melody and approach in the style of Chicago's king of soul, Curtis Mayfield. "There Goes A Fool" is the B side and is a reminder why The Dontells were one of the best groups out of the Windy City. Another brilliant production with a top notch arrangement. Horns, strings, a swinging backbeat and that signature Chicago vocal sound lead by the sweet harmonies of Nate, Leroy, Manuel & Ralph. This is no doubt a 60's soul classic in 2017 and beyond!