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Queen of the Night: Expanded Edition - Loleatta Holloway

Queen of the Night: Expanded Edition
Loleatta Holloway was a dance music legend. Her amazing vocal talents gained her the reputation as one of the premier vocalists of soul and dance music during the 70’s and 80’s. Holloway started her singing career with Queen of Gospel, Albertina Walker (and her Caravans) before striking out on her own. She released her first single "Rainbow ‘71” on the fledgling Apache label before moving to Aware to record her first two albums prior to her work with Gold Mind/Salsoul.

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, released in 1978 on Gold Mind/Salsoul Records, was the follow up to her breakthrough LP for the label in 1976, simply titled "Loleatta” and re-united her with Salsoul stalwart Norman Harris who took on the production duties. With QUEEN OF THE NIGHT being the singers second LP for this disco dominated label it confirmed her transformation from Southern soul songstress to disco royalty.

Norman Harris' soaring arrangements and infectious rhythms, allied with Holloways powerful vocals ensured that QUEEN OF THE NIGHT would gain commercial as well as critical success.

Opening track ‘Catch Me On The Rebound,’ (R&B #92) with its fluid, funky bass line, chopping rhythms and sweeping strings sets the tone for the album. Along with the opener, ‘Mama Don't, Papa Won't’ and ‘I May Not Be There When You Want Me (But I'm Right On Time)’ were also huge club hits, collectively peaking at #9 on the disco charts and all represented on this release in extended form. However the greatest success from the album was Holloways stunning duet with Bunny Sigler, ‘Only You,’ which peaked at #11R&B and #87 Pop, giving the singer her biggest ever hit.

BBR is proud to present QUEEN OF THE NIGHT. This expanded and re-mastered edition comes complete with extensive liner notes and added bonus material.

This BBR re-master is a must have for all R&B, Soul and Disco fans out there!

Released on 13th January 2014

TRACK LISTING:
1. CATCH ME ON THE REBOUND
2. ONLY YOU
3. GOOD, GOOD FEELING
4. MAMA DON'T, PAPA WON'T
5. I MAY NOT BE THERE WHEN YOU WANT ME (BUT I'M RIGHT ON TIME)
6. YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE
7. TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY
8. I'M IN LOVE

BONUS TRACKS
9. CATCH ME ON THE REBOUND (12” Disco Mix)
10. I MAY NOT BE THERE WHEN YOU WANT ME (BUT I'M RIGHT ON TIME) (12” Disco Mix)
11. CATCH ME ON THE REBOUND (Walter Gibbons Disco Madness Remix)


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Code: CDBBR0258
Weight: 200
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George Jones became widely acclaimed as the king of heartbreak country and ‘Blue And Lonesome' positively ladles on the angst.

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This Is Niecy : 35th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
When Deniece Williams’ single, FREE, hit number one on the UK singles chart in early 1977, her "magic potion for love” captivated audiences of all ages and backgrounds, and then set a new standard of sophistication in the seventies soul music that was played on British commercial radio playlists.Her debut album, THIS IS NIECY, soon followed FREE into the charts, enjoying a 12 week stay on the UK album chart where it peaked at #26. FREE also achieved R&B #2 and Pop #25 chart positions in the States. It has since been sampled by Roxanne Shante, Lords of the Underground and Lil’ Kim as well as being covered by a number of artists including Will Downing, Corrine Bailey Rae and Seal, who featured the song on both his SOUL (2008) and HITS (2009) albums.THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR and CAUSE YOU LOVE ME, BABY were follow up R&B hit singles with the former also returning Deniece to the UK top ten where it peaked at #8. BBR are proud to introduce the first ever expanded remaster of THIS IS NIECY to be released in the UK, celebrating the classic album’s 35th anniversary!

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"Big Break release the fifth album re-release on one of the powerhouse voices of the 1970’s with this brilliant original 1976 album that features her biggest commercial successes, Free and That’s What Friends Are For. ‘This Is Niecy’ is a showcase for the multi octave vocal chords of one of my favourite female vocalists.”

Your Mercury / February 2012 / Paul Nixon

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Delusions
First Choice burst onto the scene in 1973 with their debut album Armed and Extremely Dangerous with the single of the same name reaching #11 in the R&B charts. They notched up further hits following this with the likes of ‘Smarty Pants’, ‘Newsy Neighbours’, ‘The Player’ and ‘Guilty’.
DELUSIONS was the groups fourth album and saw original member Joyce Jones leave the group to be replaced by Ursula Herring, joining original members Rochelle Fleming and Annette Guest to create what is often regarded as their best album.
DELUSIONS opens with the instantly loveable classic, ‘Dr Love’ (R&B #23/Pop #41), mixed by Tom Moulton. The album continues to offer a selection of lyrically rich dance tunes and luscious ballads that give Philadelphia native Fleming the perfect backing to demonstrate her talent as one of the most distinctive lead vocalists in soul/dance/pop music. DELUSIONS also boasts the Stevie Wonder penned track ‘Love Having You Around’.
‘Let No Man Put Asunder’ was an underground hit as an album track originally but became a huge dance hit when remixed in 1983 by Shep Pettibone, debuting on the US Dance Charts that year and has since been covered and sampled by many artists such as Mary J Blige, Mariah Carey, Kim Syms and Boogie Down Productions.
BBR is delighted to launch our extensive program of expanded CD re-masters from the legendary SALSOUL label. These in- demand titles have been out of print for almost two decades.
Released in a deluxe Super Jewel case with bonus tracks, BBR’s new expanded re-master of DELUSIONS is a must for all Soul, Disco and Funk fans out there!

Press: "Add in those aforementioned disco killers and what you end up with is clearly FC's best album." - Chris Wells, Echoes

Release Date: 27/08/2012
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Groove Me
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!

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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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