Trax feat. Esther Phillips, Van McCoy, Brothers Johnson and Liz Torres



I’ve never been a woman before  –  Esther Phillips (Esther was a singer who had her feet in Soul, Gospel, Blues, Disco & Jazz  genres … the telling of the story of Mr. Sunshine who she noticed on the bus – then fell in love with who made her became a woman – and she made him into a man)

Turn this mother out  –  Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony (The Soul City Symphony included Strings arranger and player Gene Orloff – who worked with the Bebop giant Charlie Parker … written by Van from his album ‘Disco Baby’)

Thunder Thumps and Lightinin’ Licks  –  Brothers Johnson (Brothers George & Louis played with George Duke before introduced to Quincy Jones  … so impressed with their talent that Quincy featured their compositions – he included some on his ‘Mellow Madness’ album)

Loca (You can look, but don’t touch)  –  Liz Torres (‘The Queen is in the House’ … Chicago native was the reigning ‘House Queen’ and to prove it – she not only cemented it with trax worthy of such a title but gave the name to her second album)

Trax feat. Leroy Hutson, Donna Summer, Idris Muhammed & Paul Johnson



So in love with you  –  Leroy Hutson (Leroy became part of ‘The Impressions’ after Curtis Mayfield decided to focus on his solo career … released on Curtom Records – from album “Love oh love”)

Come with me  –  Donna Summer (After her breakout ‘controversial’ hit single “Love to love you baby” – her album of the same name was rush release & and became an international hit also … produced by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellote at Musicland Studios, Germany)

Could heaven be like this  –  Idris Muhammad (Having the drummer for who’s who in the Jazz world –  Idris then recorded for Prestige but it was with C.T.I. Record’s Kudu imprint that he really got noticed)

Get on my camel  –  Paul Johnson (Inspired by the Fisrt Choice sung – Stevie Wonder written ‘Love having you around’… with a snippet of accapella of “Let no man put asunder” – First Choice)

Trax feat. Grover Washington, Tasha Thomas, The Kay Gees, Debbie Malone



The best is yet to come  –  Grover Washington feat. Patti La Belle (Two of Philadelphia natives come together … written by writing partners Dexter Wansel  and Cynthia Biggs known for the haunting ‘Nights over Egypt’)

Midnight Rendezvous  – Tasha Thomas (A seasoned New York session singer who was also a featured vocalist/actress in the Broadway show ‘The Wiz’ … Tasha released only one album ((now on cd)) before dying of Cancer at the very young age)

Waiting at the bus stop  –  The Kay Gees (Their name was inspires from James Brown’s backing band “The JB’s” … Leader Kelvin Bell is the brother of Kool & the Gang supremo Ronald Bell, released on Gang Records)

Rescue me  –  Debbie Malone (A U.K House/Garage artist whose single was originally released on Krunch Records then re-released on Pulse 8 – with different mixes … written/produced by Debbie and Scipio Sargeant)