Twice as Sweet- Expanded Edition - A Taste Of Honey

Twice as Sweet- Expanded Edition
Released on 26/10/11 TWICE AS SWEET was A TASTE OF HONEY's third album overall, and their first since being reduced to the duo of JANICE MARIE JOHNSON and HAZEL PAYNE. The album was produced by jazz legend GEORGE DUKE. First single RESCUE ME returned the band to the R&B top 20 and also quickly became heavily-sampled in early hip hop. Second single I'M TALKIN' 'BOUT YOU also gave the band a minor R&B hit. However, it was the album's third single, a cover of a Japanese pop song with new English-language lyrics written by Johnson, that gave the band a massive surprise hit. SUKIYAKI topped the Adult Contemporary charts and gave the band a second R&B chart-topper as well asmaking #3 on the US Pop chart and becoming a million-selling single.
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Ain't Nothin' But A Party / Rescue Me / Superstar Superman / I'm Talkin' 'Bout You / She's A Dancer / Don't You Lead Me On / Good-Bye Baby / Say That You'll Stay / Sukiyaki - Bonus Track / I'm Talkin' 'Bout You (7 Single Version)
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An Eastern Star In A Western Sky - The Very Best Of The Biddu Orchestra
Biddu is best known for producing big hits for Tina Charles ('I love to Love' - No 1), Jimmy James and The Vagabonds ('Now Is The Time' - No 5) and Carl Douglas (Kung Fu Fighting - No 1). This unique double CD, one disc Western songs, one disc Eastern songs (many of which have never appeared on CD before) contains the 3 hits singles, 'Summer of '42' (No15 August 1975), 'Rain Forest' (No 39 April 1976) and 'Journey To The Moon' (No 41 February 1978), making this a must have for both Eastern and Western fans alike. Our Price: £9.95

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Another Taste- Expanded Edition

Another Taste was the sophomore album from the Disco-Funk group on Capitol Records in 1979. The album returned the group to the top thirty of the R&B album chart and featured the oft-sampled R&B #13 hit DO IT GOOD. Like their debut album, it was produced by Capitol Records' Funk, Soul and Jazz legends Fonce Mizell & Larry Mizell. The album makes its international CD debut with this release. Liner notes include detailed interviews. Also featured are two bonus tracks. This long sought-after CD remaster is a must for all Capitol Soul, Dance and Funk fans. Released in deluxe super jewel cases.

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Ladies of the Eighties
In 1982, A TASTE OF HONEY returned with their final album, LADIES OF THE EIGHTIES, produced by Al McKay of Earth, Wind & Fire.

The band returned to the top ten of the R&B charts with the first single from the album, a cover of THE MIRACLES' Motown classic I'LL TRY SOMETHING NEW, which also reached the Top 30 on the Adult Contemporary charts and #41 on the Pop charts. Second single WE'VE GOT THE GROOVE also became an R&B hit.

LADIES OF THE EIGHTIES reached the Pop album charts and also became a sizeable R&B hit, peaking at #14.

BBR is very proud to present LADIES OF THE EIGHTIES, in full, expanded form, complete with extensive liner notes that feature interviews along with added bonus material.

Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases this BBR re- master is a must have for all Soul, R&B and Disco fans out there!
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KC and the sunshine band
KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND formed in 1973 in Miami, Florida. Their most well-known songs include their five US #1 hits GET DOWN TONIGHT, THAT’S THE WAY (I LIKE IT), (SHAKE, SHAKE SHAKE) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY, I’M YOUR BOOGIE MAN and PLEASE DON’T GO. Their music has been played at every major sporting event in the world and has also featured in over 200 movies. They were the first band since the Beatles in 1964 to score four #1 Pop singles in one 12-month period.

KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND was their second album and was a triple platinum hit in the US upon its release. It was released in 1975, the same year KC won the American Music Award for Best R&B Artist.

GET DOWN TONIGHT was a smash hit upon it’s release, gaining the group the #1 spots in both the US and Canadian Pop chart as well as the R&B chart. The rare TOM MOULTON MIX of GET DOWN TONIGHT sees it’s debut CD appearance in the UK on this reissue.

THAT’S THE WAY (I LIKE IT) built on this success, matching the previous singles #1 positions but adding the Netherlands to the list. The single I GET LIFTED, a George McCrae cover, has been sampled by the likes of N.W.A., Janet Jackson, Notorious B.I.G., Dr. Dre, MC Shan, Afrika Bambaataa and Digital Underground.

Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases, with bonus tracks, K.C. & THE SUNSHINE BAND is a must for all Soul, Funk and Disco fans out there!

Press:-

"Driven along by Robert Johnson's funky drumming, a bunch of bobbling basslines, some joyously riffing horns and a succession of hooky chants dressed up as chorus, the idea was to put feet on dancefloors and a smile or two on some faces. Their best stuff - That's The Way I Like It, Get Down Tonight, I Get Lifted, and Boogie Shoes are all on this 1975 album". 3/5* (Chris Wells / Echoes - August 2012)

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Aretha
After 6 years at Columbia, Aretha Franklin signed with Atlantic Records in 1967 and unleashed a stunning array of hit singles during the mid-sixties to the mid- seventies including Respect, Chain Of Fools, Spanish Harlem and Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Going To Do).
After Aretha’s tenure with Atlantic had lost its direction her career was in need of a new focus and Clive Davis knew that he could restore her status to that of the late sixties and early seventies and set her to work with producers Chuck Jackson and Arif Mardin.
The work paid off quickly with the album’s first single UNITED TOGETHER returning Aretha to the top 3 of the R&B chart. It was her greatest showing on this chart since 1977.
The second single was a cover of the Doobie Brothers WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES which gave her another top 20 R&B hit and also her first appearance in the UK top 50 since 1974. The final single from ARETHA, COME TO ME, also made an appearance in the R&B top 40.
Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases, with bonus tracks, ARETHA is a must for all Soul and Funk fans out there!

Release Date: 30/07/2012

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