Ronnie McNeir's Motown album is re-issued at last. Ronnie was a multi-tasker, both writing the songs and playing the instruments on this interesting set.
As one of the few Motown artists to be so involved in his work, it's interesting to compare his product with contemporary albums by Stevie, Smokey and Marvin. Ronnie's voice has a gentle Smokey Ronnie McNeir - Selling My Heart To The Junkman (Vinyl) feel to it and his songs are, IMHO, superior to Ronnie McNeir - Selling My Heart To The Junkman (Vinyl) stuff Marvin was thrusting into the charts. The album has aged very well and sounds far better today than it did back then.
As well as having a superb album on CD again, there are some excellent bonus tracks from an aborted follow-up.
Ronnie was a true Motowner, in that he composed his songs with some wonderful Motown artists, including Kim Weston and Chris Clark. It's a lost delight and deserves a place in every Motown fans collection.
Ronnie McNeir presently a member of The Temptations has made some far better albums than this below par Motown effort that was surely lucky to been released given the quality around at the time. I remember owning this back in the day but letting it go because I deemed it too 'synthetic disco' to appeal. If you like Leon Ware's 'Musical Massage' you might well enjoy this set but I once again found it too jazzy and a tad too cloying in vocal delivery.
Check out his RCA material -its far better and at least two leagues above this set. One person found this helpful. Terrible synthy 70s soul album with disco elements - completly overrated only because it is quite rare as a record. See all reviews from the United Kingdom. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment.
Learn more about Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Ronnie McNeir - Selling My Heart To The Junkman (Vinyl) conceived a highly individualistic approach to music synthesis over the course of three albums and one EP. Hyperkentic broken chord jazzy synth-bass lines, churchy organ, multi-note piano chords, and sinewy high and mid-range ARP solo lines weave Ronnie McNeir - Selling My Heart To The Junkman (Vinyl) and out of the mix while McNeir supplied all the vocals and acoustic drums.
He taught himself piano by listening to the records of the day, including the sounds of Motown and jazz artists. As a teen, he won a talent contest and was rewarded with a single release, "Sitting in My Class," on the Deto label. Inhe made a trip out to California, where while playing in church he met Motown alumni Kim Weston and Mickey Stevenson. Returning to Michigan, he began playing in churches and doing studio work, primarily at United Sound Studio in Detroit. To make ends meet, Ronnie McNeir - Selling My Heart To The Junkman (Vinyl), he also took a sales position with Mattel.
Prodigal was Motown's "minor league" label; meaning that if a Prodigal release did real well, the act was then transferred to Motown. The popularity of his albums, particularly his RCA debut, the Prodigal release, led to concert and recording dates in the U. Sign In. Ronnie McNeir. Top Songs See All. Living My Life I'm Dedicating My Love Ronnie McNeir Pontiac - Single Sweet Grandmother of Mine Similar Artists See All. Curt Jones.
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