The essence of the Motown and Philly Sounds are masterfully mixed into Earl Young and Darryl Grant’s soulful performances of the Steals Brothers’ catchy tune, “Don’t Underestimate The Power of Love.” Produced by Mckinley Jackson, Melvin Steals, and Earl Young, this scintillating track is sure to have people rushing to the floors of dance clubs all across the world!
”When you blend the melodic excellence of the 1960s and '70s Motown Sound with that of the powerful Philly Sound’s rhythmic tracks and heart-throbbing lyrics, the end result,” say songwriters/producers McKinley Jackson and his business partners Mervin and Melvin Steals, “will be what we affectionately refer to as ‘The MoPhilly Sound’.”
Add the sexy, Barry-White-like bass voice of The Trammps’ founder Earl Young; the velvety smooth lead vocal of Spectum’s Darryl Grant; a passionate love song penned by Mervin “Mystro” and Melvin “Lyric” Steals, songwriters of the Spinners’ timeless classic, Could It Be I’m Falling In Love; background vocals by Detroit’s gifted vocalists Beth Griffith and Christy Johnson; and Mckinley Jackson’s well-conceived and energetically performed arrangement to the mix and you have the makings of a song that will not only resonate with those who appreciate and love good, old American Soul Music, but will also compel those who hear Don’t Underestimate The Power Of Love’s pulsating beat—in dance clubs around the world—to get up on their feet and dance and shout enmasse, “I want MoPhilly!” the moment that this toe-tapping tune comes to a close.
The invaluable musical contributions of long-time touring bassist with The Ojays and creator of the unforgettable bass line in Mcfadden and Whitehead’s monster hit, Ain’t No Stopping Us Now, Jimmie Williams; Teddy Pendergrass’ pianist Alfie Pollitt and guitarist Robert “Wawa” Legrand, who played on his platinum LP, Teddy Coast To Coast Live; the late, great Grover Washington’s extraordinarily talented percussionist, Pablo Batista; up-and-coming Philadelphia studio drummer Lawrence Bowens; Detroit’s rock guitarist Randy Lynch; and last but not least Mckinley Jackson’s Detroit horns were the icing on the cake. Finally, kudos must be extended to the three technical geniuses—one in Detroit and the other two in Philadelphia—whose collective efforts culminated in the mixing and mastering of a musical masterpiece of which all parties involved should be extremely proud: Greg Reilly, Manager of The Disc Ltd., Craig White, the Manger of The Lab, and Philly’s Frankford Wayne’s highly skilled technician, Peter Humphries. Once you hear this catchy, mid-tempo, Steals Brothers Classic love song I’m sure you’ll know exactly what I mean. Listen and ENJOY!!!!! — Jack “Johnny Angel” Hunt