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Friday, March 6, 2009

The Five Heartbeats (Soundtrack)

The Five Heartbeats is a musical drama film directed by Robert Townsend, who co-wrote the script with Keenan Ivory Wayans. Distributed by 20th Century Fox, the film's main cast includes Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon Robinson, Harry J. Lennix, Tico Wells, Harold Nicholas of the Nicholas Brothers, and Diahann Carroll.
The film was released to most North American audiences January 1, 1991 however it was not made available to audiences in other continents until 2002 when a DVD was released prior to another DVD release in 2006 for the film's 15th anniversary.
A soundtrack for the film was released by Virgin Records featuring original music from both the film and those recorded by various artists (most predominately the Dells) for the soundtrack. "Both Nights Likes This" and "A Heart Is a House for Love" went on to become top 20 hits on the Hot Black Singles section of the US Billboard music charts.
I have chosen two tracks. The first entitled "We haven't finished yet", performed by Patti LaBelle with Tressa Thomas and Billy Valentine. Produced by Tena Clark. The second entitled "In the middle". Lead vocals by Demetrius Harvey. Produced by George Duke and Steve Tyrell.

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