is the second studio album by American singer , released in 1978. The album spawned two singles, a soul ballad and the up-tempo track which became a #1 dance hit in the USA and Canada.
Clifford Brown: "Best Coast Jazz" is the Five Star bookend session to "Clifford Brown All Stars", both having been recorded at the same session in Los Angeles in 1954. On the vinyl LP, each song took up a side, allowing for plenty of blowing room. "BCJ" would be released in 1955. One year later, Clifford Brown (and pianist Richie Powell and wife) would be dead from a car wreck on the Penn Turnpike during a rainstorm. Thus altering the course of jazz trumpet history in one tragic act. "CBAS" would be hurriedly released following the accident and we would once again shake our heads at the tremendous loss of trumpet genius Clifford Brown.
As a title, Super Rare Disco was a stretch when this disc was released in 1997, and since then, it has only become more of a stretch. While there are no possible cases against Lyn Collins' "Rock Me Again and Again," Eddie Kendricks' "Date With the Rain," First Choice's "The Player," and the Jimmy Castor Bunch's "It's Just Begin" as dynamite disco singles, none of them have been particularly hard to locate since the mid-'90s. One case where the Robbins label deserves some thanks is the inclusion Four Below Zero's "My Baby's Got E.S.P.," a classic underground single helmed by Patrick Adams (who was also responsible for Inner Life's "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," Musique's "In the Bush," Black Ivory's "Mainline," and about 50 other beloved dancefloor singles). No matter what, this is a fine disco compilation for those who want to dig beneath the surface of ubiquitous chart-toppers.
Although Clifford Brown did a phenomenal amount of commercial recordings during his all too brief lifetime (he died prior to his 26th birthday in a car crash that also took the life of his quintet's pianist Richie Powell, Bud's younger brother), relatively few of the recordings he made were on stage. Fortunately, this CD includes performances from two 1956 broadcasts from the old Basin Street club in New York City, and two tracks from a Carnegie Hall concert the previous year…
Sounds Of Universal Love” is a top of the range collection of quality S.O.U.L. from the finest musical champions of the genre. The album is compiled and presented by The Soul Survivors, a publication that since 2006 has featured all the artists selected on this 16 track CD, interviewed by Fitzroy facey (Da Buzzboy). The primary audience for this collection is those in their formative teenage years when artists like Earth Wind & Fire, The Gap Band and Cameo were in their prime. Album also features contemporary artists Omar, Amp Fiddler, Kenny Wellington (from Beggar & Co), Incognito (with a special ‘Latin Remix’), and Personal Life with a mix EXCLUSIVE to this CD. Tracks appearing for the first time on CD are courtesy of Brass Contraction, Steve Arrington and Linda Clifford. An amazing selection of music, as you would expect from Expansion.
The most comprehensive anthology and overview yet assembled of Mayfield's prolific recording career from 1968 to 1990. Compiled from the singles and the two-dozen albums he released on his own Curtom Records, this set features him in both a solo capacity and as a key member of the groundbreaking Impressions group. Each of this deluxe set's four discs have been carefully compiled to reflect the range of Mayfield's genius under four general themes-'Inspirational Themes', 'Love Songs', 'Cautionary Songs' and 'Films & Dance'. Containing over five hours of music. Lavishly packaged digi-book includes 56-page booklet with detailed track-by-track commentary on each of the 76 tracks.