Brass Construction continued to avoid the scrap heap, turning out another better-than-expected album. There were two more good singles in "Walkin' the Line" and "We Can Work It Out," and the production, arrangements, instrumental support, and vocals were all more inspired than they had been in the past.
Brass Construction leader Randy Muller took the group in a wider direction on their sophomore effort, Brass Construction 2 issued in December 1976. Their second LP was still funky, horn-punctuated disco; it just wasn't non-stop funky disco as their gold self-titled debut. Adding more Latin/Afro Cuban rhythms,they had a Top 10 R&B hit with the first single "Ha Cha Cha." It also introduced the irving Spice strings, who give the urgent radio-aired "Screwed" a swirling, almost tipsy feel.
Saxophonist/master musician, singer, songwriter and producer first began making an impact as a soloist with the 1975 release of his album, By the start of the ‘80s, the -born member of the musically prolific family was topping the U.S. jazz album charts and building a solid audience among R&B fans on both sides of the . A U.S. Top 10 jazz and Top 30 R&B best-seller, focused on ’s vocals as much as it did his prowess as an instrumentalist: the album contained the Top 40 R&B hit, (a favourite among UK rare groove lovers), the synth-driven title track and a hip cover of ’s .
Originally released in 1983, this album was recorded in between the 2 Toto albums "IV" and "Isolation", and includes most of the Toto band members, plus almost all the best studioperformers of L.A. at the time (Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg a.m.o). The songs are well written and powerfully recorded. The 2 best known songs are the title track "Taking A Cold Look" and "Alone". The last one was also released some years later by the band Heart, but I personally like this original version better. If you like the mid-80's AOR/Westcoast sound, this album is a MUST, and the sooner you buy it, the better - for you!
Out on September 23, for the first time ever on CD, the Bertè's album originally released in 1983 on CGD label. Completely remasterd and with original artworks.
is the debut album by , funk band . Originally released as in 1976 but was re-released by several months later as due to the success of the single
was a funk and disco group from , , who scored two hits on the between 1977 and 1979. They did better on the chart, where they had five Top 10 hits, including , which reached #1, and , which peaked at #15 on the chart. In the , they posted five entries in the , with their highest placed success at #11.
(born 1961, Brooklyn, New York, United States), is an American former Olympic-qualifying athlete and later a soul musician. He reached the peak of his success as a recording artist in the 1980s. His most famous songs include and
Two of 's 1974 albums, and , are combined onto one CD on this release, with the addition of historical liner notes and a couple of tracks from her 1978 album . was near the peak of her popularity in 1974, but although each album has a couple of hit singles, they're erratic works in which the singer flits uncomfortably between rock-influenced styles and more middle-of-the-road vocals.