Heat It Up (Expanded Edition) - Salsoul Orchestra (The)

Heat It Up (Expanded Edition)
The brainchild of once MFSB member and legendary vibraphonist, Vince Montana Jr, THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA was formed in 1974 and was the house band for the remarkable Salsoul Records, sometimes featured up to 50 members amongst its ranks including a number of former musicians from MFSB of the Gable & Huff fronted Philadelphia International Records and fused elements of Funk, Latin, Disco and Philly Soul into their compositions. 

Conducted by Vincent Montana Jr., THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA began an eight-year recording period in 1975 releasing eleven sensational albums during that time featuring production input from Tom Moulton, Stan Lucas, Patrick Adams and Bunny Sigler through the years.

BBR is proud to bring you the fourth instalment of our Salsoul Orchestra re-issues, HEAT IT UP.  Recorded in New York at Blank Tapes Inc. and released in 1982, HEAT IT UP was guided by the incredible production talents of the aforementioned Patrick Adams who also contributed to the song writing and harnessed the power of long time vocal collaborator Loleatta Holloway who features on 3 of the cuts on this album.  

Standout tracks include the singles "Take Some Time Out (For Love)” (featuring a lead vocal from Jocelyn Brown) and "Seconds,” which features the vocal talents of Loleatta Holloway, and the opening and closing tracks penned by Patrick Adams, "Columbia: The Space Shuttle” and the title track "Heat It Up.”

This newly re-mastered, fully expanded edition comes packaged complete with extensive liner notes and added bonus content making this BBR Re-master a must have for all Funk, Soul, Disco, R&B and Philly Soul fans out there!


Available 25/11/2013
Our Price: £9.95
Code: CDBBR0255
Weight: 200
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1. COLUMBIA: THE SPACE SHUTTLE BONUS TRACKS
2. TAKE SOME TIME OUT (FOR LOVE) 8. Seconds (12"" Shep Pettibone Club Version)
3. SECONDS                 9. Take Some Time Out For Love (12"" Dance Mix)
4. DANCE WITH SOMEBODY’S BODY 10. Ooh I Love It (Love Break (12"" Shep Pettibone Mix)
5. YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW 11. Seconds (12"" Shep Pettibone Mix)
6. COMIN’ AT CHA         12. Take Some Time Out For Love (Single Version)
7. HEAT IT UP
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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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Delusions
First Choice burst onto the scene in 1973 with their debut album Armed and Extremely Dangerous with the single of the same name reaching #11 in the R&B charts. They notched up further hits following this with the likes of ‘Smarty Pants’, ‘Newsy Neighbours’, ‘The Player’ and ‘Guilty’.
DELUSIONS was the groups fourth album and saw original member Joyce Jones leave the group to be replaced by Ursula Herring, joining original members Rochelle Fleming and Annette Guest to create what is often regarded as their best album.
DELUSIONS opens with the instantly loveable classic, ‘Dr Love’ (R&B #23/Pop #41), mixed by Tom Moulton. The album continues to offer a selection of lyrically rich dance tunes and luscious ballads that give Philadelphia native Fleming the perfect backing to demonstrate her talent as one of the most distinctive lead vocalists in soul/dance/pop music. DELUSIONS also boasts the Stevie Wonder penned track ‘Love Having You Around’.
‘Let No Man Put Asunder’ was an underground hit as an album track originally but became a huge dance hit when remixed in 1983 by Shep Pettibone, debuting on the US Dance Charts that year and has since been covered and sampled by many artists such as Mary J Blige, Mariah Carey, Kim Syms and Boogie Down Productions.
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.
Released in a deluxe Super Jewel case with bonus tracks, BBR’s new expanded re-master of DELUSIONS is a must for all Soul, Disco and Funk fans out there!

Press: "Add in those aforementioned disco killers and what you end up with is clearly FC's best album." - Chris Wells, Echoes

Release Date: 27/08/2012
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Love All The Hurt Away
After six 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).’
LOVE ALL THE HURT AWAY was Aretha’s sophomore release for Arista Records in 1981. It spent 26 weeks in the R&B chart peaking at #4, it also made #36 in the Pop chart with sales of around a quarter of a million.
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HOLD ON I’M COMIN’, a Sam & Dave cover, gained Aretha her 11th Grammy Award (for Best R&B Vocal Performance - her first Grammy since 1974). This was the second UK single and received a lot of play in discos.
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Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases, with three bonus tracks, LOVE ALL THE HURT AWAY is a must for all Soul and Funk fans out there!

Release Date: 24/09/2012
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Diamond Touch
Born in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1944, George McCrae started his musical career singing in church and later joining the glee club at school. He formed his own singing group called The Jivin’ Jets before joining the navy in 1963 and reformed the group on his return in 1967 with the addition of his wife Gwen before they later decided to work as a duo on Henry Stone’s Alston label before Gwen went solo and George worked on sessions until a chance moment had him record Rock Your Baby, written by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch of KC and the Sunshine Band.
Following the huge success of ‘Rock Your Baby’, Grammy Award Nominee, GEORGE McCRAE, followed with the release of his self-titled second solo effort in 1975 (both available on BBR), the latter of which was very well received in the US and even more so in the UK.
The follow up album DIAMOND TOUCH, released in 1976, continues in the rich vein of his previous two LPs. Recorded in New York and produced by Gregg Diamond (hence the title) DIAMOND TOUCH spawned the single ‘Love In Motion’, a super-funky disco stomper with a down and dirty clavinet vamp that drives the track (courtesy of Robert Geiger), and an inspired sax solo from Joe Ferguson, which typifies the strength of Groove across the album, complementing Georges incredible and incomparable Soul vocal talents.
BBR is very proud to present this newly re-mastered and stunningly re-packaged expanded edition of DIAMOND TOUCH complete with extensive liner notes and additional bonus content.
This BBR re-master is a must have item for any Soul, Disco and R&B fans! Especially those who have picked up the BBR re-masters of "Rock Your Baby” and "George McCrae” and want to add to their McCrae collection.

Release Date: 25/02/2013

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Songs Of Love
Anita Ward hails from that hotbed of Southern Soul music Memphis, TN, and unsurprisingly started her association with music from an early age. Having honed her strong soprano voice singing Gospel in Memphis, Anita recorded with the Rust College A Capella Choir before going on to record with her own Gospel quartet. Anita then concentrated on a career as a teacher but her vocal talents could not be denied so before long her manager had turned her on to song-writer/producer Frederick Knight (who himself had a substantial R&B crossover hit in 1972 with ‘I’ve Been Lonely For So Long’ on the Stax imprint) and Knight was so impressed with Anita’s talents that the initial session progressed into a full albums worth of material.
The result of those sessions produced Anita’s debut LP SONGS OF LOVE (R&B #2 /Pop #8) and a deal with the legendary label T.K. Records was struck. The majority of the tracks on the album are mid-tempo grooves and stunning ballads which Anita owns with her warm soprano voice. Anita’s performance on this record strongly compliments the very assured song-writing and production from Knight with the stand out tracks being ‘Spoiled By Your Love’ and ‘There’s No Doubt About It’.
Despite having a very strong set of songs it was decided that the album was missing a final track so Knight re-worked a song he had written for a previous project and presented it to Anita. She was initially sceptical about the track but the song was recorded with Knight being one of the first to use synth-drums at that time. That track was the now legendary ‘Ring My Bell’, which became the albums only US single. ‘Ring My Bell’ was an instant hit and up-tempo disco classic which eclipsed the success of Donna Summer’s ‘Hot Stuff’ and Sister Sledges ‘We Are Family’ in the summer of 1979 by reaching the pinnacle across all of the main Billboard singles charts, securing an R&B, Pop and Disco #1 and selling over a million copies in the process, propelling Songs Of Love into the Billboard top ten. The song also topped charts internationally reaching #1 in New Zealand, Norway and the UK.
BBR is very proud to bring you SONGS OF LOVE, completely re-mastered and repackaged complete with extensive liner notes and extended bonus content.
SONGS OF LOVE is essential for all R&B, Soul and Disco fans out there!

Release Date: 25/03/2013

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