Originally released in 1969 by Atlantic Records, Sweets for My Sweet, the Sweet Inspirations' fourth album, burns rubber in CD format. Elvis Presley's favorite female backing vocalists turn "Chained" (made famous by Marvin Gaye) into a fiery testimonial; Gaye was serious, but these ladies sound ready to die for their men. Other selections that make your hair stand up are Joshie Armstead, Nickolas Ashford, and Valerie Simpson's "Don't Go," the title track (an old Drifters hit), Eddie Hinton's "Always David," and William Bell and Booker T. Jones' "Everyday Is Like a Holiday." A gratifying girl group with a full sound that hits the spot every time. ~ Andrew Hamilton
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