BAD LUCK (PART 1) * HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUENOTES * PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL 3202 * UK
Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes signed to Philadelphia International early in 1972, though the Blue Notes had been around since the mid 1950s. The groups seventh release for the label Bad Luck, is a storming Soul dancer full of passion and excitement, while the song, if it's not ironic, is a moralistic sermon about how misfortune is something unavoidable; which, by the same token, would make 'good luck' also something pre-ordained and immutable. A point of view that is direct contrast to a useful Jamaican saying that gives 'good luck' as the point where preparation meets opportunity.
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