A huge collection of work from Carrie Lucas
– one of the biggest stars of the legendary Solar Records during the late 70s – a really sweet-voiced singer, best known for her catchy dancefloor groovers! At one level, Carrie
was a west coast disco diva who rivaled the strengths of New York singers on some of the smaller labels – but at another level, Carrie
had a style that was steeped in older traditions of female soul – almost an update of some of the sweeter sounds of the 60s, into a more modern and sophisticated (and danceable) idiom. The work here is a bit New York club and catchy than the LA soul of other Solar artists of the time – and the rhythms are often full and upbeat, touched with strutting, stepping instrumentation to get the groove going right away! But given that the set features six full albums, there's also a lot more depth, too – and the whole thing features the records Simply Carrie
, Street Corner Symphony, In Danceland, Portrait Of Carrie
, Still In Love, and Horsin Around – all in a box set, with a huge booklet of notes. 47 tracks in all!