At first glance the letters B-H-Y may not seem like
much, but a little scratch at the surface would reveal three names of some of
the most forward thinking, innovative and talented musicians of their time and
beyond – Ronnie Baker, Norman Harris and Earl Young.
Baker-Harris-Young, these three names are
synonymous with Philly Soul and Disco and with good reason for no three people
have had more input into shaping and defining disco as Baker, Harris and Young.
Earl Young, a highly talented drummer, was founder
and leader of The Trammps along with band mate Ronnie Baker. Young is widely
considered the innovator of the Disco style of drumming favouring extensive use
of the hi-hat, which led to his recordings being favoured by DJs across the
globe and along with Baker and Harris, the trio have become widely recognized
as the founders of the disco sound.
As individuals Baker, Harris and Young were involved
in every part of the burgeoning Philly Soul scene with each musician performing
at Philadelphia International Records playing on numerous Gamble & Huff
arrangements. As the formation of The
Salsoul Orchestra came to fruition Baker-Harris-Young played an instrumental
part in providing the musical direction and helping to sculpt the unique and
instantly recognizable Salsoul brand that we all know and love.
BBR brings you the only album to ever feature
Baker-Harris-Young as this Disco super-group showcasing the amazing talent of
each musician. Featuring such hits as Handle Me With Love And Care, Marathon
Dancer and I Just Want To Funk (With You).
Lovingly remastered and fully expanded, complete
with extensive liner notes and added bonus content this BBR Remaster is a must
have for any Soul, Funk, Disco, R&B, Philly Soul and Salsoul fans out
Release Date: 24/06/2013