Magic - T-Connection

Magic
T-Connection, formed in 1975, were a Funk/Disco group who hailed from reportedly one of the funkiest places on the planet, Nassau, in the Bahamas. Looking to further their chances of success the group leader, Theophilus "T” Coakley (vocals, guitar and keyboards) persuaded the other members of the group, his brother Kirkwood Coakley (bass, drums), David Mackey (guitars) and Anthony Flowers (drums, percussion) to take the short flight to Miami, Florida shortly after the birth of the group. Shortly after arriving T-Connection signed with dash Records, an off-shoot of the very successful Miami based T.K. Disco imprint.
In 1977, T-Connection released their second offering on Dash, "Magic”. Magic would kick start a successful run of albums and singles with ‘Do What You Wanna Do’ setting that trend in motion climbing to #1 on the Billboard Disco chart and #15 R&B. Other notable tracks include the single ‘Disco Magic,’ which reached #16 on the US Disco chart and ‘Go Back Home.’
BBR is delighted to bring you this newly remastered and fully expanded edition of T-CONNECTION - MAGIC.
Complete with extensive liner notes and added bonus content this BBR re-master is a must have for all Funk, Soul, Disco and R&B fans out there!

Release Date: 29/07/2013
Our Price: £9.95
Code: CDBBR0238
Weight: 200
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1. DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO
2. DISCO MAGIC
3. GO BACK HOME
4. GOT TO SEE MY LADY
5. CRAZY MIXED UP WORLD
6. MOTHERS LOVE
7. MONDAY MORNING
8. PEACE LINE
BONUS TRACK

9. DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO (SINGLE VERSION)

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Grammy Award winner and Hall of Famer, GLORIA GAYNOR was born on the 7th of September 1949 in Newark, N.J. and sang as young girl in her school choir, mixed chorus and the her school’s girl glee club. While she knew she one day wanted to have a career in music, GLORIA GAYNOR still went to school with the aim of having something to fall back on and studied beauty and business courses.
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