A-Nal-Y-Sis- Expanded Edition - Nite Liters (The)

A-Nal-Y-Sis- Expanded Edition
Originally hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, The Nite-liters not only recorded numerous albums as the backing band for the R&B/Funk group New Birth, but also recorded several albums under their own name in the tradition of The J.B. s and The Meters. Released in 1973, A-NAL-Y-SIS was THE NITE-LITERS third and final R&B Top Fifty album, charting at #34. Long sought-after by R&B fans, All Music described this album as a crate-digger's gold mine and possibly the best work of their career. BBR is extremely proud to present A-NAL-Y-SIS, lovingly re-mastered in full, expanded form, complete with extensive liner notes featuring interviews along with added bonus material.


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Code: CDBBR0063
Weight: 200
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BONUS TRACK- Serenade For A Jive Turkey (Single Edit)
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California Sunset- Expanded Edition
BBR delves deep into the vaults of Motown to bring you an exclusive, never before on CD, reissue of California Sunset by The Originals. This highly sought after album is considered one of THE ultimate underground Motown classics by Soul fans everywhere.

Formed in 1966, THE ORIGINALS worked as studio backup singers and featured on tracks like What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted by Jimmy Ruffin, For Once In My Life by Stevie Wonder and Edwin Starr’s politically fuelled jam, War. The group was made up of four singers, the group's baritone and founder Walter Gaines, tenors Hank Dixon and C.P. Spencer, an original member of Spinners and also bass singer, Freddie Gorman, who was one of the writers of Please Mr. Postman.

By 1970 Spencer had gone solo and was replaced by Ty Hunter who had been the lead singer with Scherrrie Payne in the R&B group, The Glass House.

In the late 60s, under the guidance and writing expertise of Al Green, The Originals scored two of their biggest hits early in their career with Baby I'm For Real and the Gold certified, The Bells. Produced by one of Motown’s legendary producers, Lamont Dozier, California Sunset contains smooth instrumentation and warm vocals befitting of the album title. Tracks like the R&B hit, Good Lovin Is Just A Dime Away and Sweet Rhapsody along with the title track all help secure this as one of the smoothest Soul albums to ever come out of Motor City.


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Fire Night Dance- Expanded Edition
Before producers JACQUES FRED PETRUS and MAURO MALAVASI achieved massive international success with CHANGE, they worked together on the PETER JACQUES BAND, a project which introduced America to Italian-made Disco.

FIRE NIGHT DANCE became the club sensation of 1979, featuring WALKING ON MUSIC and the dancefloor favourite title track. The album reached #6 on the Billboard Disco chart. It was one of the first releases on the well-respected Prelude label. The album also features lead vocals from Disco legend Leroy Burgess, fresh from his work with BLACK IVORY. Highly sought-after by Disco fans, this album often changes hands for large sums of money on the collector market. BBR is very proud to present FIRE NIGHT DANCE in full and expanded form, complete with extensive liner notes that feature interviews along with added bonus tracks. Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases this BBR remaster is a must have for all Disco, Quiet Storm and R&B fans out there!


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Face to Face : Expanded Edition
Released 16th January 2012 Few artists transitioned from the Disco era as successfully as Evelyn "Champagne” King. Tagged as a "Disco Diva” having set dance floors ablaze with her Disco smash hit ‘Shame’, Evelyn was then able to transition into being one of the most successful R&B acts of the 1980s.

She achieved this via her hit 1981 album I’m In Love with the single of the same name becoming a US R&B #1 and reaching #27 in the UK Charts. This success was quickly followed up with the 1982 album Get Loose which became a US R&B #1 album as well as being her first UK Top Forty album, The album also spawned the mega-hit Love Come Down.

The 1983 album Face To Face saw Evelyn being teamed with producers Leon Sylvers (fresh from his chart-topping work with Shalamar) and Prince Collaborator Andre Cymone to develop her transition into the increasingly electronic sounds of the 80s. The album also produced three R&B/Dance hit singles - "Action”, "Shake Down” and "Teenager” – which all gained top 30 spots in the US R&B Chart and all appear in remix format on this BBR remaster.
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Emerald City
The late, great TEENA MARIE had established herself as a consistent hitmaker as a result of five albums for Motown; after signing with Epic Records in 1983, the multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer and musician released Robbery (reissued by SoulMusic Records in 2012 as an expanded edition, SMCR-5047) following it with her breakthrough 1984 set Starchild (which contained the major hit single, ‘Lovergirl’ (reissued by SoulMusic Records as an expanded edition (SMCR-5048).
The 1986 critically-acclaimed set EMERALD CITY (a US Top 20 R&B best-seller), had a distinctly different flavour from its predecessor: considered more of a concept album from a lyrical standpoint, the eight-track set showcased Teena’s expressive creativity as a songwriter with original compositions like ‘Lips To Find You,’ ‘Shangri La,’ ‘Love Me Down Easy’ and ‘Sunny Skies.’
Star players who worked on EMERALD CITY included jazz greats Branford Marsalis and Stanley Clarke, blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and funkateer Bootsy Collins alongside ‘A’ list musicians such as Nathan East, Paulinho DaCosta, Abraham Laboriel and John Robinson.
This expanded edition of EMERALD CITY features six bonus cuts including two tracks from soundtracks to which Teena contributed, ‘Lead Me On’ (from "Top Gun”) and the dance hit ‘14K’ (from "The Goonies!).
Essay by renowned US writer A. Scott Galloway include quotes from key players involved with the project.

RELEASE DATE: 25/02/2012
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The Salsoul Orchestra
THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA - as well as being the legendary backing band for many of the Salsoul Records artists - were a highly successful act in their own right. Throughout their career they consisted of up to 50 members (many of whom were also standing members of MFSB – Philadelphia Internationals house band). They released eleven successful albums on Salsoul Records over a seven year period.
BBR are delighted to release an expanded re-master of THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA, their debut LP from 1975. The album features the amazing singles ‘Salsoul Hustle’ (R&B #44/Pop #76), ‘Tangerine’ (R&B #36/Pop #18) and ‘You’re Just The Right Size’ (R&B #76/Pop #88) which also featured ‘Chicago Bus Stop (Ooh I Love It)’ as a B-side. The track went on to be regarded as a Dance classic.
BBR is delighted to launch our extensive program of expanded CD re-masters from the legendary SALSOUL label. These in demand titles have been out of print for almost two decades.

Release Date: 27/08/2012
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