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In The Land Of Smooth

CD (Item 512662) Expansion (UK), 2004 — Condition: Used
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The Land Of Smooth must be a wonderful place – because Byron's debut is one heck of an album! Byron's a Chicagoan at heart, but after singing in a number of smaller groups over the years, he's also been making a fair bit of waves overseas – which is why this first effort is coming out on an import label. The set's got a warm and seductive feel that grabbed us instantly – and Byron's vocals have a quality that's got just the right blend of sweet and soulful – reminding us of some of our favorite mellow soul vocalists of the 70s. No surprise, Byron does a great job on the Leroy Hutson tune "Can This Be Real" – but also shines nicely on the album's wealth of original tracks, including "I've Been In Love", "Fly Away", "Work Of Art", "Girl I Need A Little Time", and "If It Takes All Night".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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