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String Section On Impact, Wingate & Ric-tic - Any Info?


Ian Dewhirst

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I've been listening to the string sections on the intrumental versions on records like Duke Browner "Crying Over You", The Tartans "Nothing But Love", Wingate Love-In Strings "Let's Have A Love-In" and Al Kent's "The Way You've Been Acting Lately" and I love the way they've been mixed in the original recordings. I think they've mixed better than the Motown recordings from the same era because they're more upfront in the mix.

So were these all the same string section? I presume they were....

If so who were they?

And also was it the same engineer on all these recordings?

Any info appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Ian D

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I've been listening to the string sections on the intrumental versions on records like Duke Browner "Crying Over You", The Tartans "Nothing But Love", Wingate Love-In Strings "Let's Have A Love-In" and Al Kent's "The Way You've Been Acting Lately" and I love the way they've been mixed in the original recordings. I think they've mixed better than the Motown recordings from the same era because they're more upfront in the mix.

So were these all the same string section? I presume they were....

If so who were they?

And also was it the same engineer on all these recordings?

Any info appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Ian D

Hi Ian

Bob Wilson contacted us at Hitsville Soul Club recently during a Ric-Tic Thread,

He gave us this >>> LINK <<< Mentions Detroit Symphony Orchestra, etc.

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Hi Ian

Bob Wilson contacted us at Hitsville Soul Club recently during a Ric-Tic Thread,

He gave us this >>> LINK <<< Mentions Detroit Symphony Orchestra, etc.

Cheers Roger,

Useful but still sketchy though. The weird thing is that the strings are all mixed in a very similar way but the producers and arrangers are all different on many of the records. It makes me wonder if Ed Wingate used to have a final listening say in each of the mixes and made sure that the strings were upfront in the mix.....

Maybe one for Rob Moss......

Ian D

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