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Thread started 06/06/05 9:41am

RipHer2Shreds

Did Rose Royce Re-record Their Songs?

I'm listening to one of the Launch stations, and fairly frequently they play Rose Royce. Most of the times, the songs are taken from this collection:



I have an entirely different collection, and I've only heard selections from this set on Launch, so I don't know if their information is correct. But the woman singing lead on Wishing on a Star is definitely NOT Gwen Dickey. I know she left the group and was replaced, but did they later re-record some of the hits they had while she was with them?
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Reply #1 posted 06/06/05 9:58am

Harlepolis

Not that I'm aware of,,,

Rose Norwalt didn't sing "Wishing On The Star" its Gwen Dickey.

You can tell the difference between the 2 by listening to "Wishing On The Star" aaaand "GOLDEN TOUCH".

Speaking of the latter,,,,,touched
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Reply #2 posted 06/06/05 11:04am

manki

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No,they DID actually rerecord their classics
after Gwen left.They re-recorded some of the classics
Norman Whitfield songs in the 80's.
A very stupid thing 2 do of course.
The magic of Gwen's voice & Normans production is gone
& replaced with a more plastic production.
U have 2 B careful when buying a Rose Royce collection
that it don't include those later versions.
I have a cheap LP collection with those later versions
,but the classical compilation with side A is called
"dancing side" & side B is called "romancing side"
is all the original versions.

Another group that re-recorded their songs was
"Harold Melvin & the Blue Note" after Teddy Pendergrass left.
/peace Manki
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Reply #3 posted 06/06/05 11:39am

Hotlegs

manki said:

No,they DID actually rerecord their classics
after Gwen left.They re-recorded some of the classics
Norman Whitfield songs in the 80's.
A very stupid thing 2 do of course.
The magic of Gwen's voice & Normans production is gone
& replaced with a more plastic production.

U have 2 B careful when buying a Rose Royce collection
that it don't include those later versions.
I have a cheap LP collection with those later versions
,but the classical compilation with side A is called
"dancing side" & side B is called "romancing side"
is all the original versions.

Another group that re-recorded their songs was
"Harold Melvin & the Blue Note" after Teddy Pendergrass left.
/peace Manki


nod I agree. It just dosen't sound right at all.
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Reply #4 posted 06/06/05 11:50am

Handclapsfinga
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such sacrilege...disbelief
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Reply #5 posted 06/06/05 11:53am

Hotlegs

Handclapsfingasnapz said:

such sacrilege...disbelief

Damn Right
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Reply #6 posted 06/06/05 11:57am

CinisterCee

manki said:

the classical compilation with side A is called
"dancing side" & side B is called "romancing side"
is all the original versions.


nod that's the one I've been pumpin'

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Reply #7 posted 06/06/05 12:08pm

RipHer2Shreds

Hotlegs said:

manki said:

No,they DID actually rerecord their classics
after Gwen left.They re-recorded some of the classics
Norman Whitfield songs in the 80's.
A very stupid thing 2 do of course.
The magic of Gwen's voice & Normans production is gone
& replaced with a more plastic production.

U have 2 B careful when buying a Rose Royce collection
that it don't include those later versions.
I have a cheap LP collection with those later versions
,but the classical compilation with side A is called
"dancing side" & side B is called "romancing side"
is all the original versions.

Another group that re-recorded their songs was
"Harold Melvin & the Blue Note" after Teddy Pendergrass left.
/peace Manki


nod I agree. It just dosen't sound right at all.

That's why I was confused. Gwen's one of my favorite vocalists, and when I heard those versions of Rose Royce songs without her voice it threw me for an earache loop! Those songs aren't the same without her.
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Reply #8 posted 06/06/05 2:11pm

Hotlegs

CinisterCee said:

manki said:

the classical compilation with side A is called
"dancing side" & side B is called "romancing side"
is all the original versions.


nod that's the one I've been pumpin'


nod Now, this is the collection that I would get.
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Reply #9 posted 06/07/05 12:00am

DavidEye

Gwen "Rose" Dickey,who was their female lead singer from the beginning,left the band in 1980.She was replaced by Richee Benson,who remained with the band throughout the 80s and 90s.This line-up released a "Greatest Hits" compilation that features newly recorded versions of the songs.In 1995,they also released a Live album.I saw Rose Royce in concert a few times in the late 90s (with Benson as the lead singer) and they put on an incredible show.
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Reply #10 posted 06/07/05 12:05am

DavidEye

CinisterCee said:

manki said:

the classical compilation with side A is called
"dancing side" & side B is called "romancing side"
is all the original versions.


nod that's the one I've been pumpin'




That's a cool compilation,but this one is even better...

Released in 2001 on Rhino Records.All the hits are accounted for,and there are also key album tracks,excellent liner notes,and rare photos.This compilation even includes a few of their latter-day singles,with Richee Benson on lead vocals.
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Reply #11 posted 07/25/05 1:55pm

manki

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ooh,that spacey intro 2 "pop your fingers"
with those synths is magical!!! 1 of the best intros!
/peace Manki
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Reply #12 posted 07/26/05 4:36am

DavidEye

btw,there is Live DVD of a show that was recorded in the mid-90s.
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Reply #13 posted 07/26/05 8:39pm

AsianConnectio
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I recently saw them in Santa Cruz, CA. The "Fine" young lady singing lead on those popular classics was very good!(Sorry, can't remember her name wink ) I mean she sounded so much like the original recordings. I got a checne to speak with the band leader Kenny Copeland (lead vocals on "I Wanna Get Next To You")after the show and told him how much i thought she sounded like the Gwen Dickey. He agreed and told me that when they first got together with her (current singer), they told her that she had to be on point 'cause the songs are bigger than her. Mr. Copeland was a very nice guy, btw.
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