Song Bird - Deniece Williams

Song Bird
Deniece first made an impression as part of Stevie Wonder's back-up trio WONDERLOVE in the early seventies.

In 1976 she released her debut album This Is Niecy which featured the mega-hit free which topped the UK chart. Song Bird was her sophomore set, released on Columbia in 1977. The album was again produced by Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White. The album was released on CD in a very limited run in the nineties. Copies of this issue fetch hundreds on dollars on eBay.

Featured are the hit single Baby Baby My Love's All For You, Deniece's inspirational God Is Amazing and the UK Soul underground favourite The Boy I Left Behind
This newly remastered edition features extensive liner notes, an interview with Deniece and a bonus track promotional single version.


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Code: CDBBR0009
Weight: 200
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Time / The Boy I Left Behind / We Have Love For You / God Is Amazing / Baby, Baby My Love’s All For You / Season / Be Good To Me / The Paper /

BONUS TRACK- Baby, Baby My Love’s All For You

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The Three Degrees were hugely successful internationally throughout the seventies, particularly in the UK where they enjoyed ten top forty hits including Year Of Decision, Take Good Care Of Yourself and the anthemic ballad When Will I See You Again, all on Philadelphia International Records. New Dimensions was the trio's first album for Ariola Records where they were teamed with hotter than hot producer Giorgio Moroder, who was riding high on his work with Donna Summer.

The top forty album spent thirteen weeks on the UK album chart in 1979 and spun off three hugely successful megahits in the shape of the discofied Giving Up, Giving In and The Runner as well as the top three ballad Woman In Love.


This newly re-mastered edition features extensive liner notes and seven bonus tracks. Also available: BBR's best-selling reissue of The Three Degrees' Philadelphia International debut.


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Take A Bite - Expanded Edition
Marlena Shaw has been a consistently popular soul and jazz artist word wide for over four decades thanks to anthems like Woman Of The Ghetto and California Soul. Originally released in 1979, Take A Bite - previously only available as a now-out-of-print Japanese limited edition CD - was her third and final album for Columbia Records but unlike its predecessors, the first part of the original LP had a specific musical concept and construct.Working with highly successful disco producers Meco Menardo and Tony Bongiovi (with hits by Gloria Gaynor, etc.) and respected musical arranger/producer Harold Wheeler, the first six trackswere created as a non-stop dance music extravaganza, Suite Seventeen, strung together with a disco reading of Frank Sinatra’s It Was A Very Good Year and one of Marlena’s famous monologues ( I m A Foster Child*).Two bonus tracks on this expanded edition are 12 single mixes of, Love Dancin and Marlena’s powerful reading of the Diana Ross classic, Touch Me In The Morning, major disco hits in 1980. Sleeve notes by Soul Music.com founder David Nathan nclude 2010 quotes from Marlena Our Price: £9.95

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My Melody- Expanded Edition
Deniece Williams first made an impression as part of Stevie Wonder's back-up trio WONDERLOVE in the early seventies.

In 1976 she released her debut album, This Is Niecy, which featured the mega-hit FREE which topped the UK chart. Her sophomore set, Song Bird followed in 1977. Deniece then enjoyed an international smash hit in the form of, Too Much, Too Little, Too Late with Johnny Mathis. When Love Comes Calling appeared in 1979 and saw Deniece embracing the Disco movement.

In 1981, Deniece Williams changed her style again when she released MY MELODY, which was to feature the production of Philly Soul legend, Thom Bell. Bell returned Deniece to the popular jazz soul settings previously heard on This Is Neicy and has been referred to by Deniece herself as one of her favourite albums.

Featured tracks include the hit single, WHAT TWO CAN DO which secured a top 20 R&B chart spot, IT‘S YOUR CONSCIENCE as well as SILLY which became a huge radio hit and a signature song for Deniece Williams and is still played constantly on Quiet Storm stations today.


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Groovin You : Expanded Edition
The second reissue from SoulMusic.com Records (following the April 2011 reissue of MARCHING IN THE STREET, SMCR 5015) by star drummer, producer and songwriter Harvey Mason. Groovin You signals the start of a new series of classic jazz/funk albums from SoulMusic.com Records.Originally released in 1979, Groovin You (produced by Harvey and co-produced by his brother, trumpet player Kenny Mason) was Harvey’s fourth album for Arista Records and his second highest-charted LP. Harvey Mason is considered one of the star players in the world of funk and jazz, playing on recordings by artists such as Herbie Hancock, Carole King, Donald Byrd, James Brown and Beyonce.The LP boasts an all-star cast of musicians including Wah- Wah Watson, Lee Ritenour, Richard Tee, Eric Gale, David Spinozza, Phil Upchurch, Jay Graydon, Bob James, Ray Parker Jr. and David Foster and includes a cover of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s Wave.The funky title track was Harvey’s first dance music hit single and is included on this expanded edition along with the 12 single released in both the U.S. and U.K Our Price: £9.95

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This Is Niecy : 35th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
When Deniece Williams’ single, FREE, hit number one on the UK singles chart in early 1977, her "magic potion for love” captivated audiences of all ages and backgrounds, and then set a new standard of sophistication in the seventies soul music that was played on British commercial radio playlists.Her debut album, THIS IS NIECY, soon followed FREE into the charts, enjoying a 12 week stay on the UK album chart where it peaked at #26. FREE also achieved R&B #2 and Pop #25 chart positions in the States. It has since been sampled by Roxanne Shante, Lords of the Underground and Lil’ Kim as well as being covered by a number of artists including Will Downing, Corrine Bailey Rae and Seal, who featured the song on both his SOUL (2008) and HITS (2009) albums.THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR and CAUSE YOU LOVE ME, BABY were follow up R&B hit singles with the former also returning Deniece to the UK top ten where it peaked at #8. BBR are proud to introduce the first ever expanded remaster of THIS IS NIECY to be released in the UK, celebrating the classic album’s 35th anniversary!

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"Big Break release the fifth album re-release on one of the powerhouse voices of the 1970’s with this brilliant original 1976 album that features her biggest commercial successes, Free and That’s What Friends Are For. ‘This Is Niecy’ is a showcase for the multi octave vocal chords of one of my favourite female vocalists.”

Your Mercury / February 2012 / Paul Nixon

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