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If This World Were Mine...


Download links and information about If This World Were Mine... by Bob & Gene. This album was released in 1971 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 34:17 minutes.

Artist: Bob & Gene
Release date: 1971
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul
Tracks: 12
Duration: 34:17
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No. Title Length
1. Gotta Find a Way 2:59
2. Your Name 2:39
3. It Won't Go 2:37
4. I Can Be Cool 3:10
5. Sailboat 2:23
6. Which Love 3:05
7. Interlude 0:46
8. Don't Leave Me Girl 2:50
9. Somebody's Doin It (War) 2:28
10. You Don't Need Me 2:46
11. You Gave Me Love 3:47
12. If This World Were Mine 4:47



Fifteen-year-old Bobby Nunn and sixteen-year-old Eugene Coplin recorded in the studio Nunn’s father ran out of the basement of their Buffalo home. Though the underage duo managed to release a few highly-coveted singles between 1967 and 1971, their album If This World Were Mine went unreleased for thirty years before being uncovered. Finally given issue by New York funk-revival label Daptone, Bob & Gene’s lone full-length stands as both a gorgeous collection of sweet homemade balladry, and an emblem for the thousands of small-town soul musicians whose musical voices are forever lost to time. Though it borrows liberally from Motown and Philly influences, If This World Were Mine has a personality all its own thanks to the rough-hewn playing and the wide-eyed sincerity of its two teenaged guides. In “Gotta Find A Way,” “I Can Be Cool,” and “You Don’t Need Me” one can relive the tender bruises of an adolescent’s lovelorn heart, and the feelings only get stronger when Bob & Gene slow the music to a crawl. “You Gave Me Love” is the highlight, a crystalline duet in which the purring organ moves at the pace of a passing cloud.