Trax feat. Lillo Thomas, Gichy Dan, High Voltage and Mark Grant



I’ve been loving you too long  –  Lillo Thomas (Assigned to Hush Productions – a company associated with Melba Moore … Lillo steps into Otis Redding’s shoes for this remake – released on Capitol Records)

Laissez faire –  Gichy Dan (After Dr. Buzzard Original Savannah Band exploded on the most fashionable dance floors, August Darnell – younger brother of the leader Stony Browder branched out with this slice of Calypso tinged Disco)

Here comes the streaker  –  High Voltage (Inspired by The Streak – Ray Stevens, that monster hit about ‘streaking’ which was big at the time … released on Drive Records part of TK – before it became the big Disco empire and home of T-Connection)

There 4 me – Mark Grant featuring Russoul (Chicagoan  Dj Mark brought Russell Pike jnr – aka Russ-Soul to the fore on the Blackstone Recordings under-heard anthem)

Today’s trax



Wing beneath my wings  –  Gerald Levert featuring Eddie Levert (From the ‘Father & Son … The O’Jays lead vocalist Eddie teams up with his son for a rendition of this standard which was re-introduced to the populous by Bette Midler)

Black is black  –  Cerrone (A hit for Los Bravos Trio in the Sixties – Marc Cerrone re-arranges this Latin-American trak introducing synthesisers, swirling strings and background vocals)

Crossword puzzle  –  Sly Stone (‘The High Priest of Funk’ as leader of his band ‘The Family Stone’ – set a precedence by having an interracial/mixed sexes band … from his solo work ‘High on you’)

Getaway  –  7th District Inc. featuring Michael Procter (Swiss duo Sergio Flores and Lorenzo Al Dino also known as 7th District Inc gives a new lease of life to this early Earth, Wind & Fire hit which was previously covered by The Salsoul Orchestra)

Today’s trax



All the man that i need  –  Linda Clifford (After recording for Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom Records – Linda moved unto Capitol and released one a album from which this is culled … this trak was later covered by Whitney Houston)

Me and the gang  –  Hamilton Bohannon (A Motown all-round session musician who went on to have hits in his own right on Dakar/Brunswick & Mercury Records … this was sampled : Get get down – Paul Johnson)

(It’s not the Express) It’s JB’s Monaurail – Fred & The New J B’s (Inspired by ‘Express – B T Express’ – James Brown’s backing band is ‘on track’)

Dirty filthy  –  Superchumbo featuring Celeda (Real name Victoria Sharpe … does exactly what it says ‘Dirthy Filthy Groove’)