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Cissy HoustonCissy Houston (Private Stock) ... CD
Private Stock/Cherry Pop (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $8.99
One of the best 70s showcases for the mighty vocals of Cissy Houston – that tremendous approach that was rooted in gospel, but burst out strongly in the secular world – thanks to records like this! Houston's working here with clubby maestro Michael Zager, but the set's not all disco – and instead does a great job of mixing mellower cuts with more upbeat numbers – always with a focus on Cissy's bold approach to the lyrics. Titles include "He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother", "Tomorrow", "Morning Much Better", "Love's Holding On", "Love Is Something That Leads You", and "It Never Really Ended". CD
 
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Walter MurphyFifth Of Beethoven (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Private Stock/Hot Shot (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
A huge crossover album of the 70s – one that took an east coast disco groove, and introduced influences from a wide variety of classical themes – best summed up in the title hit "A Fifth Of Beethoven", which was a surprisingly successful radio tune at the time! The effort's a strange one, but was part of a larger movement at the time that was introducing many older musical modes – such as standards or showtunes – onto the dancefloor in an effort to give the less underground clubgoers something to sink their teeth into. And while the approach seemed like a bit of a gimmick, it was also probably inspired by Deodato's big hit with "Zarathustra" and a few other classical themes – echoed here by Murphy's great keyboard work on a few other numbers. The album features the classical tracks "Flight 76", "Night Fall", "Fifth Of Beethoven", and "Russian Dressing" – plus the non-classical Murphy originals "California Strut" (with vocals by Angie Bofil), "Be Your Own Best Friend", "Suite Love Symphony", and "Midnight Express". CD features bonus tracks – "Flight 76 (part 2)" and "Fifth Of Beethoven (ext version)". CD

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✨✧ Rupert HolmesPursuit Of Happiness ... LP
Private Stock, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great early work from Rupert Holmes – recorded a bit before his big novelty hit, at a time when he was a one-man powerhouse of smooth grooves and jazzy soul! Holmes wrote, arranged, and produced the whole thing himself – with an unabashed blue-eyed style that holds up surprisingly well over the years – part mellow soul, part AOR smooth – and definitely a cut above most other hit work of this type from the time. Rupert works in some of the same territory as Boz Scaggs at his best, but he's also got a more urbane vibe as well – and his ear for fine instrumentation for the tunes almost puts him at the best sort of Steely Dan level. Titles include "So Beautiful It Hurts", "Cradle Me", "Less Is More", "Speechless", "Let's Get Crazy Tonight", "Guitars", and "Bedside Companions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)
 
 
 
 



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