Album Info

January 17, 1990
Rhythm & Blues, Early R&B, Soul, Pop-Soul

Album Review

Collectables' Golden Classics edition on the Capitols is the only compilation available of this Detroit soul trio, and though nothing else here can touch the dance anthem "Cool Jerk," there's still a lot to love for fans of mad '60s soul. There's also only five tracks that overlap with their two 1966 LPs (Dance the Cool Jerk and We Got a Thing That's in the Groove), most of the tracks here coming from singles recorded later in the '60s, just before their breakup in 1969. "Cool Jerk" follow-ups "We Got a Thing That's in the Groove" and "It's Googaloo Time" sound almost as good as the prototype, while the Capitols' cover of the James Brown scorcher "Please Please Please" is worthy of JB himself. The rest are one-note novelties like "Ain't That Terrible," which inanely references dances of the time, mixed with a few covers (Ray Charles' "Let's Go Get Stoned").
John Bush, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Cool Jerk
  2. We Got a Thing That's in the Groove
  3. Soul Brother, Soul Sister
  4. Let's Go Get Stoned
  5. I Thought She Loved Me
  6. Ain't That Terrible
  7. When You're in Trouble
  8. Chained to My Heart
  9. It's Googaloo Time
  10. Let It All Reach Out
  11. Take a Chance on Me
  12. It's a Hang Up
  13. Up on Top Now
  14. You Can't Take Love
  15. Don't Say Maybe, Baby
  16. Please Please Please