Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thelma Houston: Nothing Left To Give (MoWest UK)

Recorded in 1972, Thelma Houston's second album was released in UK one year later. "Nothing Left To Give" is not present in the US version as it was added for the European market only. That's a true pity because it is a first division stepper and by far the best offer of the whole lot.
nothing left to give

The Chosen Few: Wandering/I'm So Daggone Mixed Up (Trojan)

These are not the same Chosen Few of our previous posts but were a reggae group from Kingston, Jamaica. The album is extremely good and was recorded in Miami by famous Jamaican producer King Sporty. The final result is an irresistible blend of funk, soul and reggae music, ideal for the summer time.
I'm so daggone mixed up

The Foundations: Change My Life (Psycho)

This great piece of midtempo magic is hidden on the B side of the last single of the popular British soul band. On lead vocal is original member Clem Curtis.
change my life

Masterpiece: Love Affair/We're Gonna Make It (Ypsi)

From the Motor City another quality double sider. The actual A side is a fine ballad while the flip is more dancefloor oriented. Even if the name of the group might sound a little bit pretentious, seen the brilliant result we can only clap our hands.
love affair
we're gonna make it

Rick Thompson: What Do I Have To Do/We All Make Mistakes Sometimes (Columbia)

Two fabulous sides from New York City. The single was recorded in 1969 by King Davis and reveals Rick Thompson's vocal talent. Intense and emotional music.
what do I have to do
we all make mistakes sometimes

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Specialties Of The House #1

1. Alfonzo Surrett - Gimmie Your Love (Mca)
2. Soirée - Close To You (Roadshow)
3. Keni Burke - Let Somebody Love You (Rca)
4. Free Life - Say You Do (Epic)
5. Betty Wright - I Like Your Loving (Epic)
6. Jerry Bell - Tell Me You'll Stay (Mca)
7. Future Flight - Dues (Capitol)
8. Bill Summers & Summer Heat - Love's All We Need (Prestige)
9. The Dells - Love On (Private I)
10. G.C. Cameron - Give Me Your Love (Malaco)
11. Greg Perry - I'll Always Be In Love With You (Rca)
12. The Blackbyrds - Love Don't Strike Twice (Fantasy)
13. Lovesmith - Shame On You (Motown)
14. David Oliver - Who Are You (Mercury)
15. Rockie Robbins - You And Me (A&M)