Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Billion Dollar Band: Love's Sweet Notions (Good Sounds/T.K. Records)

This is the only recording committed to vinyl by Miami based Billion Dollar Band. From the album two singles have been extracted, the excellent "Get In The Groove" and "Love's Sweet Notions", the best track of the whole lot. Sweet Soul magic!
love's sweet notions

Tyrone Davis: It Ain't Me No More (Dakar)

I have always considered Tyrone Davis as a classy artist who epitomised the sound of Chicago. Hidden in one of his best albums on Dakar (take a look at the list of writers and producers involved and you will understand why), this is a very good interpretation of the song written and recorded by Lee Shot Williams.
it ain't me no more

Veda: What It's All About (West Sounds)

A Modern Soul masterpiece to my ears! Once again a great 80s sound made on the West Coast. Launched in the scene by Dr Bob Jones, its popularity has increased in recent times.
what it's all about

Superior Elevation: (It Was) September (Black Satin)

Coming from the rare album "Get It Don't Stop It", issued in 1982 by the private label "Black Satin", this is a sophisticated stepper with a melanchonic trumpet solo that underlines the cry of loneliness and desperation of the vocals. Superior Elevation were an eight element band from Louisiana.
(it was) September

Thee Image: Alone With You (Manticore)

Thee Image were a rock blues trio formed by Mike Pinera, former guitar player with Iron Butterly, Blues Image and Cactus. This single is in their second album "Inside The Triangle", issued by Manticore in 1975, and is a groovy tune. Just hate it or love it!
alone with you