ARTIST: Tami Lynn
TITLE: Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone
YEAR RELEASED: 1972
CHART ACTION: None
SINGLES: I’m Gonna Run Away from You (#4 UK)
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Mojo Hanna, That’s Understanding
LINEUP: Tami Lynn and session players
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Intriguing soul album half-pieced together from older tracks, and then new tracks with spoken monologues between the cuts.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: This record is interesting in many ways, outside of the good to great soul music that it contains. The second side is many of Tami Lynn’s singles (or tracks she recorded as singles) dating back from 1966, with “I’m Gonna Run Away from You” belatedly hitting the charts in 1971 in the UK thanks to the Northern Soul junkies.
That gave Lynn a chance to fill out an album, and the first side is interesting as it’s some good soul slow jams, ending with a jubilant “That’s Understanding”. The tracks have monologue introductions by Lynn, talking about the stages of a love affair.
Those spoken pieces don’t add much to the tracks as far as I’m concerned, so it kind of ruins the flow of what otherwise would be a good to great soul record.
NOTES & MINUTIAE: She sang backing voals for many groups in the 60’s and 70’s
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No
GRADE: B: A downgrade for the monologues, which ruin the flow.