Hold Your Horses - First Choice

Hold Your Horses
FIRST CHOICE, a female vocal trio hailing from Philadelphia, spent much of the 1970s signed to Philly Groove Records under the management of legendary Salsoul guitarist, songwriter and producer, Norman Harris. They released a string of hits throughout the mid to late 70s, the most prominent of which has to be their 1977 hit, Let No Man Put Asunder from the album Delusions which has almost 50 samples to its name, not including the countless samples of the 1983 Frankie Knuckles and Shep Pettibone remixes.
Following the huge success of Delusions, First Choice released their second offering on Gold Mind, Hold Your Horses. While Norman Harris produced and played on the album, the majority of production duties were left in the highly capable hands of Tom Moulton and Thor Baldursson. Musical talent features in the shape Philly Soul and MFSB legend Bobby Eli backed by string arrangement from the world-renowned Don Renaldo and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.
Notable singles include the title track which achieved a top 100 US R&B position while rocketing all the way to #5 on the US Dance chart as did the following single, Double Cross with both becoming hugely popular on dance floors around the globe, the latter also successfully gained a #60 spot on the US R&B charts during a highly competitive period of music. Other notable tracks include third single Love Thang also proving to be a popular dance floor jam.
BBR is delighted to bring you this newly remastered and fully expanded edition of First Choice - Hold Your Horses.
Complete with extensive liner notes and added bonus content this BBR Remaster is a must have for all Funk, Soul, Disco and R&B fans out there!

Release Date: 24/06/2013

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Code: CDBBR0232
Weight: 200
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9. DOUBLE CROSS (12” Bobby DJ Guttadaro Mix)
11. HOLD YOUR HORSES (Single Version)
13. DOUBLE CROSS (12” Larry Levan Mix)

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