Rodney Franklin / You’ll Never Know - Rodney Franklin

Rodney Franklin / You’ll Never Know
This CD presents pianist Rodney Franklin’s second and third CBSalbums, both originally released in 1980. Rodney Franklin wasmostly produced by Dr.Butler himself and contained some revisits to tracks from his first album, notably In The Centre which became a US hit. The mix is much the same as You ll Never Know and featured legendary Chicago arranger Tom Tom Washington who also wrote and produced the album’s other minor hit Windy City which also features Chicago guitarist Phil Upchurch and again lead vocals from Phyllis St. James. Washington also produced Theme For Jackie and the remake of In The Centre whilst George Butler produced the rest of the album.You’ ll Never Know was a huge success in Britain where jazz funk was a major sub genre of dance music and was produced by the British arranger/producer, Paul Buckmaster, better known at the time for his long working relationship as a string arranger with Elton John on much of his early work and on singles such as David Bowie’s Space Oddity. Thanks to support from DJ ChrisHill the track entitled, The Groove became a major UK hit single after Hill played the cut incessantly as a major element in the popularity of the club dance, The Freeze. The single released in both 7 and 12 formats peaked at No.7 on the UK charts during the spring of 1980. You’ll Never Know was Rodney’s most successful album and gathered around him were some of the finest musicians available.
Our Price: £9.95
Code: SBIRD0040CD
Weight: 200
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Rodney Franklin - Windy City / Life Moves On / In The Center / Awakening / I Like The Music Make It Hot / Theme For Jackie / On The Path / Creation / You’ll Never Know - Felix Leo / God Bless The Blues / The Watcher / Journey / The Groove / You’ll Never Know / Return / Parkay Man
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