[14] The Stylistics, ‘I’m Stone In Love With You’

The Stylistics

Another example of that impeccable soul sound of the 70s – so clean you could eat your dinner off it, so sleek you’d better be quick eating your dinner or it’s going to slide onto the floor – The Stylistics racked up a surprising number of hits, many better known than this but few so sweetly endearing. Russell Thompkins Jr adorns a succession of great feats with his impossible falsetto, dreaming of everything he could accomplish through the power of his stone love. Delicate strings, muted horns and extremely sparing harmonies make this three-and-a-quarter minutes of spine-tingling gossamer loveliness.

So it’s a shame he “sounds like a girl” and the song’s only worth “half a thumb”.

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