A great album by Impact – one of those groups who came in on the second wave of East Coast group soul during the 70s, but who deserved to be as big as their precursors. The album's arranged by John Davis, who might have added a bit too much disco to the mix, but who instead wisely chooses to let the band's vocals be his guide, shaping the album with their rich time-tempered harmonies. Just about every track's a winner – and the record's a tasty batch of sweet soul tracks mixed with mid-tempo groovers. Titles include "Carry Me Back", "Song To Sing", "Somebody Loves You", "Rainy Days, Stormy Nights", and "My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, creasing, and a few small peeled spots.)
Fat Larry's Band —
Breakin Out ... CD WMOT/Unidisc (Canada), 1982. New Copy ...
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Sublime grooves from Fat Larry's Band – a combo that's heavy on bass, but one that also keeps things cool! The style here is easily one of the best from the group's generation – a laidback groove that's not nearly as tight as other 80s club acts – never too much bass in the face, nor rhythms that get too stiff – just a stepping sort of groove that's rooted in funk, and served up with plenty of soulful touches. In a way, the sound reminds us more of ensemble funk groups from the late 70s than you'd guess from the date – particularly some of the Mercury or Chocolate City artists. Titles include "House Party", "Act Like You Know", "Breakin Out", "Be My Lady", and "Zoom". CD features bonus tracks too – instrumental and radio mixes of "Act Like You Know", and a radio mix of "Zoom". CD