The Stylistics - People Make The World Go Round.

The early 70's AM radio days of my childhood were verily filled with the sounds of sweet Philly soul. In the first few years when I had a radio glued to my ear -- roundabout 1972 to 1974 -- there was hardly an edition of the Top 10 that didn't include something fine from Philly, or at least something influenced by those sounds. One of the groups that rest securely in my memory is the Stylistics.'You Are Everything' and 'You Make Me Feel Brand New' were both HUGE records, crossing over as major pop hits, led by the trademark falsetto of Russell Thompkins Jr. Ironically enough, I was oblivious to today's selection (which was a Top 40 hit) until I heard it on the soundtrack of Spike Lee's 'Crooklyn', and promptly fell in love with it.Written by Thom Bell and Linda Creed 'People Make the World Go Round' -- which appeared on the Stylistics debut LP in 1972 -- is a classic of socially conscious soul, with a twist.The songs lyrics point fingers at opposite ends of the economic spectrum, taking shots at labor unions (trash collectors and bus drivers in particular) and moving on to attack Wall Street and cigar chomping moguls who blame their troubles on hippies. The chorus:But that's what makes the world go `roundThe up and down, the carouselChanging people, they'll go aroundGo underground, young manPeople make the world go `round..seems to take a kind of resigned, "it takes all kinds" tack, but then drops in the surprising suggestion to "Go underground, young man".While the vast majority of those caught up in the idealistic movements of the 60's had given up dabbling in serious pursuits, moving from dilettante activism to get lost in a sea of new agery, or throwing away all the trappings of the Aquarian Age to assimilate entirely into suburbia, there were those, no longer willing to settle for non-violent protest, turned to setting bombs and robbing armored cars.Though an initial reading of the lyrics suggests a tone of resignation, that one line of the chorus points in another direction entirely, giving the song a sharp edge that stands in stark contrast to the musical background.The arrangement by Thom Bell sounds like the product of a summit meeting between Burt Bacharach and Norman Whitfield. The opening of the record, with blowing wind and tinkling wind chimes, is suddenly interrupted by deep, resonant electric piano chords and sweeping strings. The hiss of a hi-hat trades off with marimba as Thompkins begins the verse, all of it accented with a horn chart that sounds as if it were lifted from a late 60's Bacharach session.It really is a singularly unusual record, both for the times, and for the Stylistics discography.If the song is new to you, I hope you dig it.If you already know it, I hope you dig hearing it again.

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Random Jack

How many attempts on the trust shot

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“This card is small as you”.. 😂😂😂

Jeidy Lucas

Are you watching this in2019🏟

Maria Daniella

I lied and now my best friend is missing Coby

Savannah Matthews

I was in the er bc I had to get a IV I almost dead

my father and my mother go into the hospital while my uncle is preparing for his wedding i sent a get qell soon drawing he was really happy about it.To think i was the first one to give hope but the next two days he got out of the hospital.his son payed all his hospital bills. just to let his father attend the wedding the next day my family are going in my grandparents house to get check for their clothes we stay at their for lunch.everything was going well we got into to my uncle house next day my mom and dad got into an photoshoot while me and my grandparents are playing i have a brother and finally wedding day we got into hotel to get dressed and record my father hugging his brother.but grandfather started getting weak when getting there. his last word was im fine im just excited about my son military wedding!.we laugh and tell jokes while the wedding is still preparing we got lunch.and then the wedding is about to starts next 1 hour he sees the soldiers making an entrance like practicing.the time when they are about to walk.another soldier rushed my grandpa into the hospital i did not know that i just heard my aunt saying he was rushed into to the hospital.i was holding my mother phone until i recieved a message said hes in cpr.i know that he is in hospital i was young that day i was like 10 i dont know what cpr means... so when my uncle kissed his brides he died at a perfect time. we dont want to ruinbthe wedding everyone who attended is hiding their feelings.but my uncle kept begging his friend to go to his father and he recieved an unxpected look he cried so much he was yelling 😭😭.we cried so much that day it was like an Happy Wedding but it turns to be Sad Wedding it was the moment my uncle could never f9rget on his soon wedding my grandma is crying so much too but she dont believes it.IT WAS A CELEBRATION I COULD NEVER FORGET IN MY LIFE.

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I’m not crying you’re crying....

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Well, I made a napkin ball into a cup from 6ft away today at work... After like 50 tries. Can we collab?

carlo wheaton

Love how after he pushes him Lowry gets up and old dude leans away in fear and won’t look up at first .


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Detective Jubes

Seeing the way you wrap him up makes me feel a bit better. My two kiddos would only be calm if I wrapped them up like a mummy. (As opposed to in a ball like most newborn photos you see)

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