A massive comeback from Eddie Holman – best known for his sweet falsetto soul singles at the start of the 70s, but sounding equally great here in a soaring disco mode! "Night To Remember" is an instant classic handled by Ron Baker – sweeping Eddie's vocals on a soaring Sigma wall of strings that make for a surprisingly great match for his sound! "Ten Percent" is the greatest track from DoubleExposure – a fantastic tune that mixes earlier east coast vocal soul with the burgeoning club/disco scene in Philly – not only a great piece of work in the harmony soul style of the 70s, but a massive dancefloor number served up by the godlike Norman Harris! 7-inch, Vinyl record
A totally great mellow soul track – recorded during the late Curtom years, by a group that may or may not be the same one on Salsoul! "Yes I'm In Love" is a really heavenly little number – a tune that builds and burns with a solidly soulful feel – mature 80s soul at its best, really sent home with the track's incredibly catchy hook! There's a nice stepping rhythm around the middle of the tune – and the flipside's equally nice too! "After All This Time" has much more of a boogie sort of groove – sweeping along in a great post-disco sound, with full arrangements that still keep things soulful enough overall! 7-inch, Vinyl record
A wonderful album – one of those underground classics that seems to show up in everyone's record collection, even though it was never a huge chart hit. DoubleExposure are part of the "second wave" of East Coast vocal groups – and like their contemporaries, they mix the sweet harmony soul tradition of earlier years with the burgeoning clubby sound that was coming out of Philly. The set's produced by the Baker/Harris/Young team – who also play on the album along with the rest of the Sigma Sound crew – and the songs feature some stunning anthemic club numbers, plus a few surprisingly sweet harmony tunes. Includes their huge cut "Ten Percent", the amazing positivist groover "Everyman" – and the cuts "My Love Is Free", "Gonna Give My Love Away", and "Just Can't Say Hello". CD features some great bonus tracks too – including "Ten Percent (Walter Gibbons 12" disco)", "Everyman (Joe Claussell 12" disco)", "My Love Is Free (Tom Moulton 12" disco)", "Ten Percent (single)", "Everyman (single)", and "My Love Is Free (single)". CD
Weird and wonderful work from the enigmatic Bruce Lacey – a character whose life and ideals are as compelling as his music! This package is really the first to ever do Lacey justice – and it brings together a rich range of electronic explorations and a few more acoustic improvisations as well – all material that really marks Bruce as being on the forefront of experimentation, especially in the years before the 70s Brit electronicians, even Throbbing Gristle! Lacey's music is stark, but has a sense of humanity – often as spacey as the title promises, but never in a careless way – and always filled with subtle shadings and thoughtful passages. Many of the sounds are electronic, but they also have very unusual sources too – and titles include "Music From Everybody's Nobody", "Music From DoubleExposure", and "Ancient Forces". Great notes too – really getting at Lacey's enigmatic role in UK music! LP, Vinyl record album
A heck of a lot of classic dancefloor tunes from the legendary Salsoul label! The imprint was home to some of the best work of the late disco years – much of which you'll find on this first set, which includes classics like "The Bottle" by Joe Bataan, "Hit & Run" by Loleatta Holloway, "My Love Is Free" by DoubleExposure, "Love Thang" by First Choice, "Checking You Out" by Aurra, "I Got My Mind Made Up" by Instant Funk, "Just As Long As I Got You" by Love Committee, and "Runaway" by Salsoul Orchestra with Loleatta Holloway. CD
Rhythm ... CD Salsoul/Double J, Late 70s/1993. Used ...
Collection of some of Salsoul's greatest tracks, remixed by then contemporary house producers: First Choice's "Dr Love" remixed by Clivilles & Coles and the Basmeent Boys, "Love Thang" remixed by David Morales, and "Let No Man Put Asunder" remixed by Masters At Work, Instant Funk's "I Got My Mind Made Up" remixed by Chicco Secci, the Salsoul Orchestra's 'You're Just The Right Size" remixed by Maurice Joshua, Loleatta'a Holloway's "Mama Don't, Papa Won't" remixed by Steve Silk Hurley and "Hit N' Run" remixed by Danny Tenaglia and Junior Vasquez, DoubleExposure's "My Love Is Free" remixed by Frankie Knuckles and Skyy's "Show Me The Way" remixed by Freddy Bastone. CD
We put the catalog number in the title of this one because it seemed that Blue Note was putting out too many title-less Hank Mobley albums during the late 50s. Who cares, though? This album's a great batch of hardbop tracks that show Mobley at his finest, and which hardly need a title to hang them together. The group's a sextet, with little-known reed player Curtis Porter on alto and tenor, plus Sonny Clark on piano and Bill Hardman on trumpet. Titles include "Mighty Moe & Joe" and "News" (both written by Porter), plus Mobley's "DoubleExposure". Prime hardbop material, and with a great cover that has Mobley looking like an alien behind a microphone! CD
Janice ... LP Fantasy, 1975. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
The only album we've ever seen by Janice – aka Janice Barnett – a set that's got some great smooth production from the legendary Harvey Fuqua! The set's got a sound that's almost in a Salsoul mode at times – not totally disco, but with some uptempo elements – mixed in with some warmer harmonies provided by Janice and a group, of the sort you might find on records by DoubleExposure – although with the obvious female difference, of course. A nice little album – we wish she made a whole bunch more of them! Titles include "Goody Two Shoes", "I Should Have Left You", "Love On The Line", "Take Me Away", "If I Had Known", and "Wake Up Smiling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, splitting on the top seam, and small initials in marker.)
Wonderful wonderful work from Revelation – one of those groups who never seem to get their full due in the soul history books – but who stand proud with the best of their generation! The group have a sound that's clearly coming from an older harmony tradition, but which is also steeped in the fuller, richer sound of the modern era. As a result, they sing with the intensity of a classic soul group, but also work in a warm and smooth territory that really sends the record over the top! There's a feel here that easily matches the best of the time from Philly International, or perhaps some of the DoubleExposure work on Salsoul – and the album's an incredibly solid effort all the way through. Titles include "Love Comes Around", "Magic Of Love", "Feel It", "Stand Up", "We Both Tried", and "I Don't Want You Anymore". LP, Vinyl record album
A classic set of club tracks from the legendary Salsoul Records – all remixed by the great Walter Gibbons! Gibbons has a really expansive sense of sound – one that not only graces the original version of the album, but which stretches out even more in the 2CD expanded version – which features a massive 21 tracks in all! Nearly every cut's a super-disco winner, and titles include Gibbons mixes of "My Love Is Free" and "Ten Percent" by DoubleExposure, "It's Good For The Soul" and "Magic Bird Of Fire" by Salsoul Orchestra, "Let No Man Put Asunder" by First Choice, "Catch Me On The Rebound" by Loleatta Holloway, "Moon Maiden" by Luv You Madly Orchestra, "Nice & Naasty" by Salsoul Orchestra, "Dance With Me" by Cellophane, "Law & Order" by Love Committee, "Block Party" by Anthony White, "Stand By Your Man" by Robin Hooker Band, and "Love Is Finally Coming My Way" by True Excitement. CD
We put the catalog number in the title of this one because it seemed that Blue Note was putting out too many title-less Hank Mobley albums during the late 50s. Who cares, though? This album's a great batch of hardbop tracks that show Mobley at his finest, and which hardly need a title to hang them together. The group's a sextet, with little-known reed player Curtis Porter on alto and tenor, plus Sonny Clark on piano and Bill Hardman on trumpet. Titles include "Mighty Moe & Joe" and "News" (both written by Porter), plus Mobley's "DoubleExposure". Prime hardbop material, and with a great cover that has Mobley looking like an alien behind a microphone! LP, Vinyl record album
Collection culled from artist Steve Roden's collection – a 184-page book with 150 photographs reproduced in full color and two audio CDs from the author's collection. The two CDs bring together a variety of recordings, including one-off amateur recordings, regular commercial releases, and early sound effects records. Images range from professional portraits to ethereal, accidental, doubleexposures – and includes a range of photographic print processes. CD