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by Voices of Babylon

Bruce Mineo singing great R&B songs of the past. All brand new vocals 2010 & 2011.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Motown
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ooh Baby Baby
3:03 $0.99
2. Stand By Me
3:20 $0.99
3. The Girl's Alright With Me
3:19 $0.99
4. You Can Depend On Me
3:00 $0.99
5. My Girl
3:36 $0.99
6. Get Ready
3:19 $0.99
7. Chain Gang
2:42 $0.99
8. Heart And Soul
1:57 $0.99
9. Don't Be Cruel
2:00 $0.99
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Album Notes
Spectacular R & B Oldies in Accapella
Voices of Babylon features six male voices, ranging from deep bass, mid bass, up to tenor and above in falsetto. The singing here is the original sound of early rock and roll, which is really a lost art form, today, in 2010. The rhythm and blues vocal group sound of yesterday is what you'll hear in this collection. If you enjoy harmony and ear catching melodies, this is a must hear CD for you. It contains songs written by Motowns Smokey Robinson, Sam Cooke, and other great singers and composers.
The Temptations hits can now be heard on Youtube, singing Accapella, which is voice without musical instruments. Their rendition of Smokey Robinsons, "Whose loving you" is nothing short of spectacular. You can also hear "My Girl", "Get Ready" and "Aint too proud to beg", minus the instruments.
This CD, by VOB is also Accapella and the quality of the vocals are definitely impressive. Bruce Mineo is VOB's lead singer. His voice is capable of a soft, sensitive sound on one song, and passionate raw power on another. His vocal range is off the charts. He sings comfortably within four octaves. It's like one person with two sets of vocal cords.
One summer night, the Spinners appeared on Long Island, at a night spot called Key Largo. It was there that Bruce had the pleasure of singing with lead singer John Edwards of "Cupid", and "Working my way back to you"fame. In the middle of the song, Edwards stopped singing, turned to Bruce and asked, "who are you"? "should I know who you are"? He was surprised and impressed with Bruce's vocal ability. The compliment meant a lot to Bruce, because John is one of his all time favorite singers.
Bruce's background vocals have been circulating around the world on a few CD's for the past ten years or so, but now, he's decided that it was his time to get up front and fully express himself vocally.
The songs here were done with enormous respect and admiration for the singers and composers who created this wonderful music, so listen, enjoy, and sing along with the Voices of Babylon.
From Bruce: A Special shout out to singers: Ronnie Keith, Joe Ashford, Phil Cooper, Lou Miceli, Peter Mineo, Kenny Fulkerson, Plineo Ruiz, Kenny Lewis, Eddie Ward, Tommy Ward, Phil Giarratano, Michele Martin, Spyder Turner, Rich Bartolotta, Ralph Vitale, Howard Kaye.
A special dedication goes to Lou Miceli, who took a shy, insecure kid (me), and showered me with compliments and encouragement in the beginning. Without him, I would never have done my thing. His smile of approval, whenever I sang, stays in my mind. I love him for it, and I carry his picture with me, always.



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K. Gagliano

Stand by me is just incredible. The lead singer, Bruce Mineo captures the meaning and emotion of the lyrics and the quality of his voice is something special. So many artists have done this song, But not like this. It seems like there are instruments, but there aren't any. Everything is voice. This is a great CD. Amazing!! Every song!!

Giovanni P.

All Love Songs
Guys, number 4 is an early Smokey Robinson composition. The lyrics talk about the deepest love and support for your woman, when she's feelinig down. Dedicate it to your girl; it will bring you closer together. Bruce Mineo's vocals are sensitive and amazing on this. The end is extremely creative and unique. This entire CD is great!

Robert Washington

VOB, Voices of Babylon
All the songs on this cd are special, but my favorite is Stand By Me. It has such emotion. I like to sing and have been around ,and I ve never heard accappela like this from anyone. It sounds like there are instruments playing, but there are none. The lead singer, Bruce Mineo s voice is amazing. He sings in a beautiful falsetto on one lead, high pitched and soft natural on another and thenwith soulful power on another. He can do it all.This is great rare stuff.

Howard (Kremenchug) Kaye

othe original founder of the "Tunisians"
I knew Bruce, in the day and he and Pete could sing then.... and just like fine wine his voice has gotten even better in time. He certainly does doo woop an honor to have him back in the game. The selections are great the
harmony and backgrolund are wonderful. Hopeing he sells a million... I'll certaInly spread the word. " Bruce GREAT JOB"

Robert Russo

great vocals on this cd
The early Motown sound is actually captured here on "The Girls Alright With Me." Without Instruments that is quite an accomplishment! The lead singer sounds so much like the late Eddie Kendricks of The Temptations.