Calling ... LP United Artists, 1980. Used ...
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Sublime work from NoelPointer – a set that sparkles equally from both his soul and jazz talents! The record's a perfect example of the way that key artists like Pointer were blending R&B and fusion at the end of the 70s – really perfecting earlier experiments of cats like Norman Connors or Johnny Hammond, and coming up with a style that not only brings a lot of depth to mainstream soul, but which also helps save fusion from some of its more overindulgent tendencies! The core sounds are mixed with some nice strings on some of the album's best tracks – giving the set a great sense of class and sophistication that really helps it transcend the usual – while other numbers stick tight to the kind of Capitol Rare grooving that Pointer was always great at – sweet mellow groovers and steppers that have made the record a classic for years. Titles include "Tween The Lines", "Love Is", "Calling", "Take A Look", "As Long As I Know", "Morning Song", "Higher Than Heaven", and "Precious Pearl". LP, Vinyl record album
A key bridge in soul scenes of the 80s – the second album from Maurice Starr, and a set that definitely points the way towards some of the sounds he'd influence later in the decade! There's still plenty of street electro in the mix – the sorts of grooves that Starr was forging as part of the Jonzun Crew – but the record also shows a deeper understanding of crossover soul, too – of the sort that Maurice would push more strongly with some of his younger groups! Starr handles all production, arrangements, and composition aspects of the record – and also plays a good deal of the instruments, too – which are heavy on expected keyboards and drum machine grooves – augmented by a bit of jazzy warmth from guests like Najee and NoelPointer. Titles are all pretty catchy – some groovy crossover soul numbers – and tunes include "Can It Be Love", "Pretty Girl", "Spacey Lady", "My First True Love", "Electric Funky Drummer", and "Super Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, ring & edge wear, and hype sticker.)