- Performer Edwin Starr
- Title Good Old Gold
- Style Soul
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- Genre Soul
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- Rating: 4.1
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War & Peace is an album recorded by Edwin Starr and released by Motown Records in 1970. The album reached number 52 on the Billboard 200 and on the R&B album chart, while the single, "War" reached on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it remained for 15 weeks. The song was nominated for best R&B Male Vocal Performance at the 13th Annual Grammy Awards in 1971. The album's arrangements are by David Van De Pitte, Henry Cosby, Paul Riser, Wade Marcus and Willie Shorter.
So Norman Whitfield asked Edwin Starr would he like to record the song. Edwin agreed because he hadn’t recorded anything in over six months and was ready to get back into the studio. The song was released in the summer of 1970 and became an instant million seller. Edwin would go on to win a Grammy in 1971 for War for best R&B Male Vocal Performance. War & Peace’ is by no means a psychedelic soul album but a mixture of classic Motown uptempo songs in the same vein as his two sixties classic albums ‘Soul Master‘ and ‘25 Miles‘. Conversation for album: Edwin Starr – 1970 – War & Peace. Excellent essay and site. Posted at 23:46h, 15 November 2008 Reply.
Listen free to Edwin Starr – Early Classics: Edwin Starr (Twenty Five Miles, Headline News and more). Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last. Edwin Starr (January 21, 1942 – April 2, 2003) was an American soul music singer. View full artist profile.
Starr added the interjections "good God y'all" and "absolutely nothings," which became some of the most famous ad-libs in music history. Starr won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Male Vocal for this song. This is a very sincere song about the horrors of war, but it has been used for comic effect in a number of movies and TV series. It appeared in Family Guy ("Bigfat" - 2013), The Simpsons ("Treehouse of Horror VIII" - 1997) and two episodes of Seinfeld ("The Marine Biologist" - 1994, "Highlights of a Hundred" - 1995) It reached on Billboard's R&B Singles chart.
It's amazing that Edwin Starr had any voice at all after recording these songs. Producer Norman Whitfield had the explosive singer hitting incredible notes in the studio. A follow up to his "War," the jammin' "Stop the War Now," which many fluffed off as a copy cat, is actually its own brand of poison. From Starr's opening line, "Make the Sign of Peace," and "Sing Now!" It's a nonstop rocker that suffered from comparisons to "War
Produced by Norman Whitfield. Album War & Peace. War, what is it bad for?) Absolutely nothing (War, what is it good for?) Absolutely nothing (War, what is it good for?) Absolutely nothing. War) good God y'all (What is it good for?) Absolutely nothing, say it again (War, what is it good for?) Absolutely nothing. War), It ain't nothing but a heartbreaker (War), Friend only to the undertaker War is the enemy of all mankind The thought of war blows my mind War has caused unrest, within the younger generation Induction then destruction. Starr’s version of War was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970, and is not only the most successful and well-known record of his career, but it is also one of the most popular protest songs ever recorded.
Very similar to Edwin Starr - War And Peace, except labels have a much wider press ring Front Cover & spine: GS948 Labels: G 948 Back Cover: 948. Publishers: A4 Clifton Music B2 Blue Seas Music, In. Jac Music C. In. & Twentieth Century Music Corp. All other selections published by Jobete Music C. Inc. (BMI). 코드 및 기타 식별자. Matrix, Runout (Side A label): HS-1763-2. Matrix, Runout (Side B label): HS-1764.
Edwin Starr's 1970 Motown hit War (What is it good for?), which was quickly adopted by the anti-Vietnam War movement in the United States. In the wake of this success Starr used his growing profile to criticise American foreign policy in general and the Vietnam War in particular. Whitfield’s lyrics speak of the dishonest futility of war, calling it the enemy of all mankind and a friend only to the undertaker. War was later covered and re-released by Frankie Goes to Hollywood (1984) and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (1985)
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