A massive collection of work from the first lady of Miami Soul – the mighty Gwen McCrae
, quite possibly the single biggest artist responsible for bringing the Miami sound to the mainstream! Gwen
's sound was a key part of the TK groove in the 70s – as it had its roots in earlier southern soul, a fact that was clear from Gwen
's deep deep vocal work – but it also managed to compress things up nicely, and sweeten the sound with an approach that would first hit big on radio charts, then later on mainstream dancefloors throughout the disco years. This great little set brings together 19 of Gwen
's smokers from the classic TK years – a range of tracks that includes some great slow-burning funk numbers, some tight uptempo groovers, and even a few duets with partner George McCrae
! Titles include "90% Of Me", "For Your Love", "Rockin Chair", "Let Your Love Do The Talkin", "Let's Straighten It Out", "Love Insurance", "The Melody Of Life", "Winners Together Or Losers Apart", and our personal favorite, "Love Without Sex"!
(Out of print.)