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✨✧ DelegationDelegation II (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Delegation really hold onto their groove in this rock-solid second set – an album that burns with vibrant energy right from the start – but all in ways that are really a cut above the usual uptempo soul of the time! Rhythms are a key part of the sound, but it's the trio's vocals that really hold us rapt – a warmly glowing approach to the lyrics, and one that still keeps things plenty soulful, even when tunes are upbeat, catchy, and very firmly aimed at the dancefloor! These guys were never huge at the time, but they've got a near-perfect sound throughout – a sense of funk that rivals some of the large-member ensembles, and a warmth with their vocals that matches some of the solo acts of the period. Titles include the sublime "In Love's Time", which has a great Earth, Wind & Fire kind of groove – plus "Singing", "Feels So Good", "In The Night", "Gonna Keep My Eyes On You", "12th House", "Turn On To City Life", and "I Wantcha Back". Bonus tracks include "Singing (12" special disco mix)", "Singing (single)", and "12th House (single)". CD
 
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✨✧ Al SmithHear My Blues ... LP
Prestige/Bluesville, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Vocalist Al Smith is backed by Eddie Lockjaw Davis' group with Shirley Scott on organ – making for a hip little set that's got a rougher edge than most of the other vocal albums on Prestige. The label delegation for this one was Prestige's Bluesville imprint, but that's not exactly right either, as Al's got a more sophisticated sound, and is more jazz-based in some of his singing – ala Jimmy Witherspoon or Eddie Vinson – than other singers on that label. Titles include "I'll Be Alright", "Night Time Is The Right Time", "Come On Pretty Baby", "Tears In My Eyes", and "Never Let Me Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(OBC pressing. Cover has some light wear.)
 
 
 



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