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A Little Love - Aurra

A Little Love
BBR delves deeper into the vaults of Salsoul Records to bring you AURRA – A LITTLE LOVE!
AURRA began as a spinoff from the R&B Funk group Slave in 1980 and featured members Curt Jones, Staleana Young, Charles Carter and Budd Hankerson. AURRA recorded three albums for Salsoul during the 80s and tasted chart success with their first offering, Send Your Love when "Are You Single” reached #16 on the R&B charts.
A LITTLE LOVE features Stephen "The Fearless Leader” Washington, a talented multi-instrumentalist and member of Slave, who would co-write and play on the entire album while tending to production duties with the assistance of Tom Lockett, helping AURRA reach their biggest success of the 80s when ‘Make Up Your Mind’ climbed all the way to #6 on the R&B Singles chart while simultaneously achieving an impressive #71 on the US Pop charts.
The rapport between Curt Jones and Starleena Young is brilliantly showcased on A LITTLE LOVE on tracks such as the love funk jam ‘Patience’ but it’s the heart-warming ‘It’s You’, a sweet duet about a couples first meeting and falling in love with one another which really gives us an insight into the Jones and Young dynamic.
BBR is very proud to present this fully expanded and lovingly remastered edition of AURRA – A LITTLE LOVE.
Complete with extensive liner notes with interviews and added bonus content, this BBR Remaster is a must have for all Soul, Funk, R&B and Disco fans out there!

Release Date: 29/07/2013

Our Price: £9.95
Code: CDBBR0239
Weight: 200
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1. MAKE UP YOUR MIND
2. PATIENCE
3. IT’S YOU
4. CHECKING YOU OUT
5. A LITTLE LOVE
6. IN MY ARMS
7. STILL FREE
8. THINKING OF YOU
BONUS TRACKS

9. MAKE UP YOUR MIND ("A Tom Moulton Mix”)
10. CHECKING YOU OUT (12" Shep Pettibone Remix)
11. A LITTLE LOVE (12” Remix)
12. CHECKING YOU OUT (Original Extended Version)

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Ravi Shankar, who died aged 92, in December 2012, was the musical visionary who thanks to the cultural influences of his family, the advantages of a disciplined classical background and a heady sixties association with George Harrison and The Beatles, established the sitar and the raga into western consciousness. He was thus the first performer and composer to bridge the musical gap between India and the west.
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Renowned as a skilful interpreter of other people's work (‘Love Of The Common People’), he is also a successful songwriter in his own right, penning hits such as ‘Everything Must Change’ and ‘Tomb Of Memories’ (with keyboardist/arranger Ian Kewley).
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With over 150 minutes of hits, hard-to-find tracks, and extended mixes, REMIXES & RARITIES will appeal to collectors and casual fans alike.

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Track Listing:


DISC ONE
1. EVERY TIME YOU GO AWAY (Extended Mix)
2. WONDERLAND (Milan Mix)
3. COME BACK AND STAY (Extended Club Mix)
4. I'M GONNA TEAR YOUR PLAYHOUSE DOWN
(U.S. Dance Floor Smash)
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6. MAN IN THE IRON MASK
7. IRON OUT THE ROUGH SPOTS (Extended Remix)
8. YOURS (Extended Club Mix)
9. IT'S BETTER TO HAVE AND DON'T NEED (Live)
10. HOT FUN (Extended Mix)
11. I'M GONNA TEAR YOUR PLAYHOUSE DOWN (Extended Remix)
12. EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE (Instrumental)
DISC TWO
1. WHEREVER I LAY MY HAT (THAT'S MY HOME)
(Extended Club Mix)
2. SOME PEOPLE (Dub)
3. HEAVEN CAN WAIT (12" Version)
4. LOVE WILL TEAR US APART (Full Length)
5. BEHIND YOUR SMILE (Live)
6. OH WOMEN (Live)
7. TOMB OF MEMORIES (12" Mix)
8. LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE (Extended Mix)
9. SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU (Extended Mix)
10. SEX (Extended Club Mix)
11. EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE (Extended Remix)
12. I WAS IN CHAINS (Extended Mix)
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