Coverafbeelding Detroit Emeralds - What's The Deal
  • Statistieken
  •   4 weken
  •   24 piekpositie
  •   54 punten
  •   1978

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De Detroit Emeralds was een Amerikaans zangtrio bestaande uit: Abraham Tilmon, Ivory Tilmon en James Mitchell.

In 1968 kreeg de groep een platencontract en had het trio met Show Time een klein succes met een 89e plaats in de Amerikaanse charts. In Nederland bleef het nummer onbekend.
Daarna wisselden ze van label en werden ze voortaan geproduceerd door Willie Mitchell, die al succesvol was met Al Green.

In 1973 hadden ze hun eerste hit met Feel The Need In Me en bereikten daarmee de 12e plaats in de Top 40.
De opvolger liet lang op zich wachten, tot ze in 1978 opnieuw in de Top 40 stonden met What's The Deal (24e plaats als hoogste notering).



Later openden ze in Detroit hun eigen nachtclub, die ze The Emerald Lounge noemden en waarin ze nieuwkomers de kans boden met eerste optredens.

James Mitchell maakte tevens deel uit van The Floaters, die in 1977 een hit hadden met Float On.

Songtekst

Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah

What's the deal
What you feel
What's the deal
Is it real, real, real

What's the deal
What you feel
What's the deal
Is it real, real, real

You don't know just what you mean to me
Open up your eyes and you will see
Listen baby

I've been tryin' to get to you a long time (Oh baby, oh baby)
But ever did you leave, I'm not on your mind (Oh baby, oh baby)

What's the deal
What you feel (What you feel)
What's the deal
Is it real, real, real

What's the deal (I got to know)
What you feel (What you feel)
What's the deal
Is it real, real, real

Could it be a message I don't see
And you have left this position, but you don't care for me
I'm sick and tired of playing the same old game (Oh baby, oh baby)
Let me know if I should make a change

What's the deal (I wanna know girl)
What you feel (What you feel, baby)
What's the deal
Is it real, real, real
I gotta know

What's the deal
What you feel (What you feel for me girl)
What's the deal
Is it real, real, real

What's the deal (Deal)
What you feel (What you feel for me girl)
What's the deal
Is it real, real, real
I gotta know

What's the deal (Won't you tell me baby)
What you feel (What you feel for me)
What's the deal
Is it real, real, real

You've been takin' me for granted a long time
I got to know exactly girl what's yours and mine
I'm sick and tired of playin' interesting games (Oh baby, oh baby)
Let me know if I should make a change

What's the deal (I wanna know girl)
What you feel (What you feel, baby)
What's the deal
Is it real, real, real

Let me know if I should make a change

What's the deal
What you feel (What you feel, girl)
What's the deal
Is it real, real, real

Songinformatie

ArtiestDetroit Emeralds
 A-kant
Titel What's The Deal
Lengte 3:06
Componist(en) Abrim Tilmon Jr.
Producer(s) Abrim Tilmon Jr. , James Mitchell
 B-kant
Titel Let's Get Together
Lengte 5:30
Componist(en) James Mitchell, Marvin Willis, McKinley Cunningham
Producer(s) Mike Theodore, James Mitchell
 
Platenlabel Atlantic/Westbound
Catalogusnr ATL 11.133
Hoogste positie UK -
Hoogste positie US -
Album Let's Get Together


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