One of the stars of the hit 70s show Good Times takes a crack at the same crossover TV/soul market that was being exploited by Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs of Welcome Back Kotter and Kim Fields from Facts of Life. Fortunately, as with most of these efforts, there's some good help instrumentally, so that the overall album can take over with 70s grooves where the soul vocals might get a bit weak. Titles include "Higher & Higher", "Song In My Heart", "Number One", "When You're Young & In Love", "Extra, Extra", and "As Long As There's Love (We're Gonna Make It)". LP, Vinyl record album
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Bob James & Earl Klugh —
One On One ... LP CTI, 1979. Used Gatefold ...
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A mellow mainstream fusion classic from the 70s – one that paired the gentle guitar of Earl Klugh with the sweet keyboards of Bob James – in a set that's filled with plenty of warm and laidback touches! The mode here takes off some of the darker edges from James' earlier sound, and softens it nicely with Klugh's colorful approach to the guitar – a slightly tropical mode at times, and one that dances breezily along with help from Ralph MacDonald, Ron Carter, Harvey Mason, and Gary King. Titles include the lovely "Mallorca", plus "I'll Never See You Smile Again", "Kari", "The Afterglow", "Love Lips", and "Winding River". LP, Vinyl record album
Sweet electric work from Ron Carter – subtle magic in the best CTI mode! Ron arranged the set himself, but he's working with a core group of CTI players that includes Bob James and Richard Tee on electric piano, Hubert Laws on flute, Ralph MacDonald on percussion, and Billy Cobham on drums – shifting mood, tone, and color with ease as each new track on the album emerges – and uniting the whole proceedings with work on acoustic bass and piccolo bass! Not funky, but very soulful – with a keen sense of space, but never too much so to make things snoozy. Titles include "Blues Farm", "Hymn For Him", "Two Beat Johnson", and "R2, M1". LP, Vinyl record album