People s Choice THE CASABLANCA SESSIONS - People's Choice

People s Choice THE CASABLANCA SESSIONS
In demand Club soul from 1980.  Produced by Philadelphia s now legendary Tom Moulton and recorded at Sigma Sound Studios.  Amid the array of Philly floaters from the City of Brotherly Love gracing the charts in the mid-70s, People's Choice provided a style contrast with their thudding funky groove and the gritty, bluesy vocals of Frankie Brunson.The group moved on to Casablanca Records in 1980, maintaining their distinctive style to chart with My Feet Won't Move But My Shoes Did the Boogie, followed by an album combining a selection of great dance music with some fine Brunson balladry.  Shout! Records is pleased to present these recordings for the first time on CD.  Includes three special bonus tracks, two of which are previously unissued until now, and displaying the floor filling vibrant musical energy that was the hallmark of Peoples Choice.  Includes 45 mixes of tracks from hit single
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1. YOU OUGHT TO BE DANCIN (45 mix) 2. MY FEET WON'T MOVE BUT MY SHOES DID THE BOOGIE (45 mix) 3. YOU OUGHT TO BE DANCIN 4. IF I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW 5. SPECIAL THINGS FOR YOU 6. MY FEET WON'T MOVE BUT MY SHOES DID THE BOOGIE 7. BAD DANCIN RITA 8. SWEETER THAN HONEY 9. WARM NIGHTS SOFT LIGHTS BONUS TRACKS 10. ALWAYS IN MY HEART (unissued)  11. BAD, BAD RITA (unissued 12. HEY EVERYBODY! (PARTY HEARTY)
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KC and the sunshine band
KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND formed in 1973 in Miami, Florida. Their most well-known songs include their five US #1 hits GET DOWN TONIGHT, THAT’S THE WAY (I LIKE IT), (SHAKE, SHAKE SHAKE) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY, I’M YOUR BOOGIE MAN and PLEASE DON’T GO. Their music has been played at every major sporting event in the world and has also featured in over 200 movies. They were the first band since the Beatles in 1964 to score four #1 Pop singles in one 12-month period.

KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND was their second album and was a triple platinum hit in the US upon its release. It was released in 1975, the same year KC won the American Music Award for Best R&B Artist.

GET DOWN TONIGHT was a smash hit upon it’s release, gaining the group the #1 spots in both the US and Canadian Pop chart as well as the R&B chart. The rare TOM MOULTON MIX of GET DOWN TONIGHT sees it’s debut CD appearance in the UK on this reissue.

THAT’S THE WAY (I LIKE IT) built on this success, matching the previous singles #1 positions but adding the Netherlands to the list. The single I GET LIFTED, a George McCrae cover, has been sampled by the likes of N.W.A., Janet Jackson, Notorious B.I.G., Dr. Dre, MC Shan, Afrika Bambaataa and Digital Underground.

Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases, with bonus tracks, K.C. & THE SUNSHINE BAND is a must for all Soul, Funk and Disco fans out there!

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"Driven along by Robert Johnson's funky drumming, a bunch of bobbling basslines, some joyously riffing horns and a succession of hooky chants dressed up as chorus, the idea was to put feet on dancefloors and a smile or two on some faces. Their best stuff - That's The Way I Like It, Get Down Tonight, I Get Lifted, and Boogie Shoes are all on this 1975 album". 3/5* (Chris Wells / Echoes - August 2012)

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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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