Trax feat. Shadow, Goody Goody, Mass Production, The Committee

No better love  –  Shadow (Shadow consisted of 3 former members of the ‘Ohio Players’ … they were supposed to be shrouded in mystery, however the credits gave them away – produced Shadow & Don Mizell on Elektra Records)

Super Jock  –  Goody Goody feat.Denise Montana (Vince Montana had a side project from the Salsoul Orchestra … released by Atlantic and featured his daughter who gave a sparse Jazz vocal performance over a pounding Disco beat)

People get up – Mass Production (Mass Production were a ten piece band from Norfolk, U.S.A. – who had their feet in Soul, Disco but mainly Funk … discovered by Ed A. Ellerbe & assigned to Atlantic distributed Cotillion Records)

Scream & shout – The Committee feat. Kim Armstrong (The Committee is a pseudonym for Sandy Rivera & Jose’ Burgos also known as ‘Kings of Tomorrow’ as well as ‘Soul Vision’ … released on Subliminal Records – it goes back to a piano/keyboard based backbeat)



Trax feat. Esther Phillips, Vicki Sue Robinson, Leon Huff, Frankie Knuckles feat. Jamie Pincicpl


Black eyed blues  –  Esther Phillips (A song about wife-beating – and in some cases husband also …’nobody wants to get in the morning, look in the mirror and be ugly with a black eye’ are some of the lyrics – written by Joe Cocker)

To Sir with love  –  Vicki Sue Robinson (Vicki takes Lulu’s place whilst covering this Don Black composition a Profile record release and produced by Warren Schatz … from film of the same name starring Sidney Poitier)

Tight Money  –  Leon Huff (Trak from co-owner of Philadelphia International Records & Mighty Three Music publishing – Leon’s only album release “Here to create music” and he certainly did as he has 500 compositions to his name)

Bac n da day  –  Frankie Knuckles feat. Jamie Principle (Frankie died in March 2014 … from his third solo when he re-teamed up with Jamie for this lesser known trak)





Trax feat. Brick, Sparkle, Rick James, Ceybil Jeffries

Good Morning Sunshine  –  Brick (Fusing Jazz and Disco this Atlanta band was assigned to Bang Records which was then Columbia (Sony) Records

Disco Madness – Sparkle (A release on Jam Sessions Records … produced by Harold Sargent – and associate of Patrick Adams – this trak was available on ‘Deep Disco Culture’ on Suss’d, a label headed by Ian Dewhirst)

Little runaway – Rick James & The Stone City Band (At one time a small musician named ‘Prince’ supported Rick – the “King of Punk-Funk” on this U.S. tour … Rick had previously played with  Neil Young before signing with Motown Records)

Love’s so special  –  Ceybil (The spelling of Sybil Jefferies was changed so not to be mistaken with other Sybil’s e.g.  Sybil the Next Plateau recording artist or Sybil Thomas known foe her monster Boogie classic on West End)