Sweet beats and plenty of grooves – an 80s funk classic from Midnight Star, and one that seems to have the group picking up a bit of energy from the hip hop scene as well! The album's still got the electro soul vibe of previous records, but maybe is even beat-heavier overall – almost showcasing a style that would later emerge as new jack in the hands of some younger artists within the next few years – but still perfect for the kind of playful interplay that made the Midnight groove so great! Titles include "MidasTouch", "Stay Here By My Side", "Close To Midnight", "Searching For Love", "Close Encounter", "Dead End", "Get Dressed", "Engine No 9", and "Headlines". CD
One of the hippest, heaviest labels in the One-Der-Ful family of record companies from the Chicago scene – home to some incredible work that never even saw the light of day back in the 70s! The Midastouch is certainly apparent here – as there's instant gold from the very first track on the set – an unreleased gem that sits here along a number of other unreleased songs, plus other great singles that really showcase the deepest side of Chicago soul from back in the day! The music here has plenty of the best Windy City soul hallmarks – strong female vocals on some cuts, soaring arrangements on others, and gritty funk that reminds us that the best players in Chicago could easily match any of the heavy studio cats down south. The booklet of notes is amazing too – incredibly detailed, and providing long-overdue history on this important batch of musicians and singers from Chicago – in support of titles that include "Wagon Wheel" by Benny Sharp & The Sharpies, "Mo Jo Hanna" by Andre Williams, "Walk On With Your Nose Up"b y The Danderliers, "Mr Hot Shot" by Lonnie Brooks, "Everyday Worries" by Irene Scott, "Football" by Andre Williams, "End Of A Rainbow" by McKinley Mitchell, "Lost Love" by Reginald Day, "Your Wish Is My Command" by The Inspirations, "Malnutrition" by Bobby Mack, "I'll Take A Chance On You" by The Inspirations, "Call Her Back" by Epics & Larry & The Hippies, and "Beware Beware" by The Compliments. Features 11 previously unreleased tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
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