Fern Kinney, who hails from Jackson, Mississippi embarked on her singing
career in the late 1960’s when she joined the vocal trio The Poppies with whom
she had a 1966 #56 Pop hit with ‘Lullaby Of Love’ and also released her own
solo single ‘Your Love’s Not Reliable’.
Unfortunately success was limited during this time so Kinney found
herself backing up other artists as a session singer as she moved into the
70’s, appearing on the original recording of ‘Groove Me’ by Atlantic Soul
legend King Curtis and also backing her ex-bandmate from The Poppies Dorothy
Moore, appearing on her 1976 single ‘Misty Blue’ (R&B #2).
After a brief break from the music business Kinney mounted a comeback in
1979, finding a home for her talents on the legendary Southern Soul imprint
Malaco, which resulted in the excellent album GROOVE ME. Kinney was inspired to
re-record the King Curtis track she had previously contributed to and boldly
changed the original rhythm tempo in order to contemporise the song and bring
it in to the disco era. This turned out to be a great move as the title track
and lead single from the album became an instant disco hit achieving more than
respectable charts highs of #26 R&B and #54 Pop in the US while dominating
dancefloors across Europe.
‘Groove Me’ sets the tone for what follows with stand- out tracks such
as ‘Angels On The Ground’ and ‘Watcha Gonna Do’, maintaining the feel good
factor. The second single released from GROOVE ME was a sensual, mid-tempo
dancefloor track called ‘Together We Are Beautiful’ and while this great cut
didn’t reach the chart heights of ‘Groove Me’ in the US the Europeans were
again listening when the track topped
the U.K. singles chart.
BBR is very proud to bring you
GROOVE ME, completely re-mastered and repackaged complete with extensive liner
notes and extended bonus content.
GROOVE ME is essential for all
R&B, Soul and Disco fans out there!
Release Date: 25/03/2013