This mixed R&B group (four men, one woman) offers mostly originals with tight harmony, infectious rhythm and incredibly strong solos. Airplay quality originals include the title cut, “You Are the One,” and calypso “Johnny” which won “Best Original Song” at the Harmony Sweepstakes. Boppin’ covers include a “Sly Medley,” and “Stay With Me Tonight.” Inclusion of a sax on two numbers shocks at first, but the “sixth voice”-flavor it provides is artistically satisfying. (41:19 1993)

The 17th Avenue Allstars – Simplicity

  1. Sly Medley
  2. When I Think Of You
  3. Power Of The Holy Ghost
  4. He’s Back And I’m Blue
  5. Simplicity
  6. One Way Or Another
  7. Johnny
  8. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
  9. Love And Joy
  10. You Are The One
  11. All I Have Is Me
  12. Stay With Me Tonight