A really great track from the second chapter of Heaven & Earth's career – a snapping and soaring tune that comes across with the best sort of 80s groove! The intro is totally great – hooking us in with riffing guitar under horns – and the whole thing builds beautifully as the well-crafted vocals soar out over the top of the rhythm! 12-inch, Vinyl record
David Simmons is a Philly soul singer from way way back – part of that second wave of Philly 70s talent that broke on the WMOT label at the end of the decade, and still going surprisingly strong after all these years away from the studio! Simmons is part of this great generation of Philly soul talents who seem to be reemerging in recent years – directed in the studio by producer/arranger Butch Ingram – who, like Simmons, has matured nicely with age – and finds the right kind of groove to match the smooth, sophisticated style of David's vocals. The approach is a bit like later solo material from Teddy Pendergrass – in the best adult Philly mode – and titles include "Love Tonight", "The World Belongs To Me", "Yesterday's Song", "I'm In Love Again", "Holding Back", and "Hooked On You". CD
Cecil Parker —
Chirpin ... LP TEC, 1980. Used ...
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We've never been able to figure out the title of this one (a definition of "chirpin", anyone?)– but the record's a smooth set of modern soul, cut right during the same time as William DeVaughan's album for the TEC label – and with a very similar feel! Cecil Parker's vocals aren't really the main attraction here – as the warm arrangements and gentle grooves in the set kind of grab us from the start – pulling us in with a seductive sort of energy that would be good, no matter who was singing. Titles include "What It Is", "Get On Up", "Love Is", and "Your Love Keeps Me Going". LP, Vinyl record album
(WMOT pressing, with slightly different cover design. Cover has a promo stamp.)