Grammy Award Winner,
Billy Paul is most noted for his R&B and Pop #1 ME
AND MRS. JONES from his 1972 album 360
Degrees Of Billy Paul (CDBBR 0175). From the early 70’s through to the
early 80’s Billy Paul was one of the most successful artists on the legendary
Philadelphia International Records imprint scoring several hit albums and
singles and securing his reputation as one of the most expressive, dynamic and
heartfelt soul singers in the world.
Having released his last solo album for PIR
in 1979 (First Class) Billy took a break from the studio but returned in 1985
having signed a deal with Lonnie Simmons Total Experience Records (joining new
label mates the Gap Band and Yarbrough & Peoples) and cut this album,
LATELY, the fifth Billy Paul album to be given the BBR re-master treatment!
Unlike his PIR recordings on which he was
backed by a live band/orchestra LATELY has a fully synth/keyboard based musical
backdrop produced under the direction of Total Experience staff
songwriters/producers Jonah Ellis and Oliver Scott (as well as Billy Paul
himself) which gave the Philly Soul singer a contemporary sound favoured by
many Soul and R&B artists of the time.
Standout cuts on LATELY are Billy’s covers
of ‘ON A CLEAR DAY’ and ‘I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU’, the ethereal ballad ‘LET ME
IN’, ‘GET DOWN TO LOVIN’’, ‘HOT DATE’ and ‘SEXUAL THERAPY’, a track in the same
vain as Marvin Gaye’s ‘Sexual Healing’.
BBR is very proud to bring you LATELY,
completely re-mastered and repackaged complete with extensive liner notes and
LATELY is a must have for all R&B,
SOUL, and FUNK fans out there!
Release Date: 29/04/2013
Our Price: £9.95
FIRE IN HER LOVE
I SEARCH NO MORE
I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
GET DOWN TO LOVIN’
LET ME IN
ME AND YOU
ON A CLEAR DAY