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    Edwin Starr - Agent Double O Soul

    How Edwin did it.....

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    When Motown bought Ric-Tic and released Edwin’s debut album, Soul Master, I was disappointed that “Back Street” from the Ric-Tic inventory wasn't included, and was further disappointed to discover that there must not have been a stereo version of “Agent Double O Soul” available, because the track on the album had been “duophonically rechanneled” (basically, pulling all the bass out of one side, all the treble out of the other, and sometimes adding reverb). This was a common practice in the earlier days of stereo across the industry, and was just a terrible idea. It would have been better to just use a high-quality mono version. Fortunately, my system had a stereo/mono toggle switch which made listening to duophonic tracks easier on the ears, especially when using headphones. Otherwise, the album was great.
    Last edited by BigAl; 09-03-2020 at 05:27 PM.

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    I remember growing up in Toronto and it was the instrumental that was played. It wasn't until many, many years later that I heard Edwin actually sing it.

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    Such a cool song

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    Outstanding recording! Undoubtedly some of the Funk Brothers are on that track.


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