Don't Turn Around (Black Ivory song)
|"Don't Turn Around"|
|Single by Black Ivory|
|from the album Don't Turn Around|
|B-side||"I Keep Asking You Questions"|
|Studio||Sigma Sound Studios|
|Label||Today Records/Perception Records|
|Black Ivory singles chronology|
Black Ivory's debut single, "Don't Turn Around", was released in April 1971. It is the title track from their debut album. The song entered the Billboard Soul singles chart in November 1971, peaking at No. 38 in January 1972. The single along with the B-side, "I Keep Asking You Questions", written by Black Ivory and Adams, was recorded at Sigma Sound Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Andrew Hamilton, reviewing the album on AllMusic, described it as, "Black Ivory's first single was this hurtin' Patrick Adams ballad released by Today Records the spring of 1971. Leroy Burgess' sweet, innocent falsetto worms right into your heart as he tries to convince himself that an affair is over".
Covers and samplesEdit
Poet Wanda Robinson, on her album Black Ivory, used the instrumental track of "Don't Turn Around" as the background for her poem "The Final Hour" and "I Keep Asking You Questions" for her poem "Instant Replay." Robinson was Black Ivory's label mate at Today/Perception.
Produced, conducted and arranged by Patrick Adams
- Vocal arrangements by Leroy Burgess
- String arrangements on "If I Could Be A Mirror, by Leroy Burgess
Don't Turn Around/I Keep Asking You Questions (Singles)
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- "Black Ivory". Billboard.
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- "E.U.'s 'Don't Turn Around'". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2020-07-25.
- "Wanda Robinson, In So Many Words". San Angelo LIVE!. June 8, 2015.