The Secret Guide To Music says “Up Front” from The Power of Seven contains 12 songs ranging from punchy Motown funk to sweet romantic ballads, sung by the seven hottest female studio singers in L.A. "An awesome showcase of vocal talent... it’s a killer disc".
This album, which has been out of print for some time, was the brainchild of producer Jeffrey Weber who had worked with this highly talented group of background singers on an earlier production for Sheffield Lab.
Sheffield Lab is fortunate that the excitement in Jeff Weber's vision was fully realized in the studio, with great arrangements, musical performances and superb engineering by Jim Scheffer.
"Nobody knows our names, It's the star who owns the show. But we're the ones you sing along with on the radio." From Marie Cain's "Back-up Singer's Blues".
The seven ladies of color who make up The Power of Seven are Mona Lisa Young, Clydene Jackson Edwards, Myrna Matthews, Maxi Anderson, Carmen Twillie, Alfie Silas and Yvonne Williams.
Label: Sheffield Lab
1. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
3. My Love Its Yours
4. Shadows On A Screen
5. Will It Go Round In Circles
6. Tears Of My Heart
7. Come As You Are
8. Dancin' In The Street
9. California Blues
10. Stranger In My Bed
11. Gospel Medley (A City Called Heaven, Motherless Child, Soon I Will Be Done)
12. Back-Up Singer's Blues
Produced by: Jeffrey Weber