One of the first, and best, albums by this Philly groove combo that sort of represents the "second generation" of the east coast uptempo sound! The tracks are short and tight, and have a sweeping Sigma Sound quality to them – with arrangements and production by Ron Kersey. Tracks include "Searching", "Above The Clouds", "Trust In Me", "Two Day Tightness", and "To Give Love". LP, Vinyl record album
The verses for these tracks are based on various jump-roping rhymes, but the best parts are the goofy non-sense vocals, sort of like the Zoom language, that you'll recognize from the Cold Cut remix of "Paid In Full." All done over that 1980-era loping rollerskating style music. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Damon Harris —
Damon ... LP WMOT/Fantasy, 1978. Very Good+ ...
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Smooth Philly Soul from Damon Harris – ex-singer for both the Temptations and Impact, working here in that smooth late 70s mode that was showing up on a lot of the WMOT Productions projects – a rich groove that has help from members of the Ingram Family, and backing vocals arranged by Patti Labelle! The record's a mixture of modern soul and mellow club tracks – that later Philly groove that's very well placed here, and which makes Damon's vocals sparkle in much the same way that you might hear from that other Harris of the time – Major Harris. Titles include "Silk", "Ride On", "It's Music", "Dish It Out", "Funday", and "My Love For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and a lightly bent corner.)
Fat Larry's Band —
Feel It ... LP WMOT, 1976. Near Mint- ...
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Early funky stuff from Larry James and band – featuring nice arrangements by Vince Montana that have that tight smooth uptempo Philly groove. Recorded at Sigma Sound, and featuring the cuts "Center City", "Feel It", "Music Maker", "We Just Want To Play For You", and a nice remake of "Fascination" LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, cutout hole, and tracklist sticker.)
Great work from the Society Hill label of Philly soul producer Butch Ingram – a force on the city's scene for many decades, and one of the few who are still turning out the kind of cool, classy sound that was Philly's big shift at the start of the 80s! Some of the artists here are older, and represent that later post-disco mode in Philly on labels like WMOT and Philadelphia International – and others are younger, but fit right into the groove – thanks to a unified Ingram style that keeps things warm and mellow throughout! Titles include "Give It Up" by Jean Carne, "Like A Lover" by Toni Richards, "I Love You" by Brandi Wells, "I'm So In Love With You" by Barbara Mason, "Good Morning Heartache" by Vicki Austin, "One Last Memory" by Vanessa Farley, "Waiting For My Lover" by Roz Ryan, "I Close My Eyes" by Carla Benson, and "I Wish You Love" by Coretta Davis. CD