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Alicia / Alicia Again : Two Original Classic Soul Albums On One Cd - Alicia Myers

Alicia / Alicia Again : Two Original Classic Soul Albums On One Cd
The former lead singer with the R&B/dance music group One Way, Detroit-born Alicia Myers had a total of four albums released on MCA Records between 1981-84, experiencing varying degrees success with each.Produced by songwriter and One Way bass player Kevin McCord and multi-instrumentalist Al Perkins, the 1981 LP ALICIA – previously only available on CD in Japan – contained two tracks that have long been favourites among soul music collectors on both sides of the Atlantic: the gospel-influenced ‘I Want To Thank You’ (a US Top 40 R&B hit) and the rare groove gem, ‘If You Play Your Cards Right.’ The album spent six months on the US R&B charts.Released just eight months after her well-received MCA debut, ALICIA AGAIN – reissued for the first time worldwide with this 2012 SoulMusic.com Records two-on-one CD – was also produced by Al Perkins and was a family affair including a number of song penned by Alicia’s bassist brother Jackie and her siblings Evalyn and Aaron with Jackie on background vocals. Musicians included guitarist Bruce Nazarian (Johnnie Taylor, the Temptations, and Brides of Funkenstein); Parliament-Funkadelic percussionist Larry Fratangelo; and One Way keyboardist Corky Meadows.

Press:-

"Myers’ voice, with its huskiness, smoky timbre and strong gospel inflections is certainly distinctive though some of the material on her debut – helmed by fellow One Way cohorts, Al Perkins and Kevin McCord – is not equal to the strength of her impressive pipes.”  

-Charles Waring / Blacksheepmag.com April 2012
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Code: SMCR25040
Weight: 200
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Alicia  - Don't Stop What You're Doin' / If You Play Your Cards Right / Spirit Of The Boogie / We Can't Stay In Bed Forever / Reservation For One  / I Want To Thank You / Reggae Funky Dance / Life, Joy And Happiness  / Alicia Again  - Keep God In Your Life / When Love Starts To Go / I'm So Lonely  / Love Me Or Leave Me Alone / Car Trouble / Found Love At A Disco / Reggae Or Rock 'N' Roll / Do Your Kind Of DanceReleased on 13/02/12.
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In Fashion / Love Spell
A 2-CD set by the super vocal group, THE STYLISTICS known for their run of 70s hits that began in 1972. This Soul Music.com Records release combines two rare albums that the quartet (Russell Thompkins Jr., Airrion Love, Herb Murrell and James Smith) recorded for Mercury Records in 1978 and 1979.In Fashion and Love Spell were arranged and produced by the late Teddy Randazzo (best known for his 60s work with Little Anthony & The Imperials and The Royalettes and composer of classics such as Goin Out Of My Head and It ‘s Gonna Take A Miracle ). Randazzo wrote or co-wrote all of the tracks on In Fashion and seven of the tracks on 1979’s Love Spell, which also included songswritten by group members Russell Thompkins Jr. and Airrion Love. Our Price: £9.95

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When Leon Haywood soared into the R&B Top 20 with Keep It In The Family in 1974, it marked the breakthrough for this singer and musician who had spent the previous decade paying his dues working in the road bands of Sam Cooke and Big Jay McNeely, and achieving minor solo success with 45s on Imperial and Decca.

Leon reaped his reward on joining 20th Century Records at the birth of the Dance Music era in the mid 70s as his R&B hit singles crossed over into the Hot 100, inspiring the release of two notable albums, Back To Stay and Keep It In the Family, which Shout! Records is delighted to re-issue for the first time on CD, together with bonus tracks comprising a selection of contemporary Leon s hit singles and their b-sides on 20th Century, all in a comprehensive double CD package.

Includes chart hits Keep It In The Family, Sugar Lump, I Want a do Something Freaky to You, Don’t Push It Don’t Force It and Just Your Fool. Features arrangements by Gene Page (same time collaborator for Haywood label mate Barry White) & James Carmichael. Includes bonus singles tracks, including I Want To Do Something Freaky To You sampled on rap track by Dr Dre, also sampled on Mariah Carey album Charmbracelet . Don t Push It sampled by Basement Jaxx in their Red Alert track
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