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Get Down: Expanded Edition - Gene Chandler

Get Down: Expanded Edition
•    HUGELY POPULAR DISCO CLASSIC RETURNS TO CD!

•    Gene Chandler (born Eugene Dixon in 1937 in Chicago, Illinois.) is best remembered for the R&B and Pop #1 "Duke Of Earl” on which he sang lead vocal as part of the doo-wop group The Dukays. Chandler is hugely admired by soul fans as one of the leading names from the Chicago scene along with Jerry Butler and Curtis Mayfield, the latter of which often wrote for and produced the singer.

•    Having enjoyed a string of R&B hits through the 60’s and 70’s on various labels including a cover of James Brown’s "There Was A Time” (R&B #22) and "Groovy Situation” (R&B #8) Chandler moved on to become executive vice president at Chi Sound Records, where he released four disco funk albums between ’78 and ‘81.

•    GET DOWN (R&B #12/Pop #47) was the first of these albums and was released in 1978. This great set of funky disco tracks spawned two R&B hit singles with "Tomorrow I May Not Feel The Same” reaching #51, and the title track "Get Down”, his biggest hit in 13 years, peaking at #3, Pop #53, and going all the way to #11 in the UK.

•    BBR is very proud to present GET DOWN, expertly remastered and complete with extensive liner notes and bonus tracks.

•    GET DOWN is absolutely essential listening for all Soul, Funk and Disco fans.  

TRACK LIST

1.    GET DOWN (12” Disco Mix)
2.    PLEASE SUNRISE
3.    TOMORROW I MAY NOT FEEL THE SAME
4.    I’M THE TRAVELLING KIND
5.    GREATEST LOVE EVER KNOWN
6.    GIVE ME THE CUE
7.    WHAT NOW
8.    LOVEQUAKE

BONUS TRACK
9.    GET DOWN (Single Version)

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Flying High- Expanded Edition
PRIME TIME was an electro Funk band who first formed in 1972 out of Los Angeles USA. The line up consisted of Jimmy Hamilton on keyboards, Frankie Babe Moore on drums, Dale Hightower on percussion and Maurice Hayes on the bass and lead vocals.

FLYING HIGH (now available on BBR!) was released in 1984 on Total Experience Records, who by this point were famous for providing a label home for the likes of the GAP Band, Yarbrough & Peoples, Pennye Ford and the legendary Billy Paul.

The suitably sparse opening track I OWE IT TO MYSELF climbed all the way to #21 on the US R&B chart late in 84 and was covered the following year by fellow Total Experience group, the GAP band on The GAP Band VII. Other notable tracks include the atmospheric Electro groove, GIVE IT TO THE BEAT along with the upbeat and slightly haunting jam, LOVE TALK. Both of these tracks went on to become firm Dance and Funk fan favourites throughout the 80’s and beyond. Jimmy Hamilton.

Release Date: 29/10/2012


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Robbery
In 1983, the artist described by renowned US writer Scott Galloway as "the blackest White soul singer/songwriter to illuminate R&B,” the late, great Teena Marie recorded her first of five albums for Epic Records after an initial tenure with Motown that established her as a potent creative fixture in the world of soul music.
ROBBERY (a Top 20 US R&B best-seller) celebrated a new found sense of freedom for the multi-faceted songwriter, producer and musician L.A. native who wrote or co-wrote all nine tracks on the much-acclaimed nine-track set that included the standouts ‘Casanova Brown,’ ‘Dear Lover,’ ‘Ask Your Momma,’ ‘Shadow Boxing,’ and ‘Fix It’(a Top 30 US R&B hit single)
For the sessions, Teena included such renowned musicians as keyboardists Patrice Rushen and John Bokowski Jr., drummer Steve Ferrone (formerly of The Average White Band), percussionist Paulinho Da Costa and bassist Stanley Clarke with string and horn arrangements by Paul Riser.
This expanded edition of ROBBERY - released by SoulMusic Records along with an expanded edition of STARCHILD (SMCR-5049) - includes 12” remixes of three key tracks previously only available on a Japanese reissue of the album and an eight-minute-plus remix of the instrumental of ‘Fix It.’
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Once Upon A Dream
Enchantment were formed in 1967 at Pershing High School in Detroit and secured their first recording contract two years later by winning first place in a talent contest sponsored by WCHB radio station.          

ONCE UPON A DREAM was their second album and built on the success of their self titled debut album.  It peaked at #8 in the R&B album chart and #46 in the Pop chart.          

IT’S YOU THAT I NEED was a smash hit upon it’s release gaining the #1 spot in the R&B chart for four weeks as well as the #33 spot in the Pop chart.          

IF YOU’RE READY (HERE IT COMES) is an underground dance classic that peaked at the #14 spot in the R&B chart.          
SUNNY SHINE FEELING was the third single release from ONCE UPON A DREAM and shows the band recreating the sound that gained them the R&B #3 position with their 1977 hit "Sunshine”.          

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Mystic Merlin
Mystic Merlin were originally known as Mystic Merlin’s Magic Band and used to incorporate magic tricks into their live shows, they later dropped this gimmick and were taken seriously on the Soul and Dance Scene. Main vocals in Mystic Merlin were occasionally provided by Freddie Jackson who went onto have a hugely successful solo career with ten R&B #1 singles as well as seven R&B top ten hits.
MYSTIC MERLIN was the band’s first album released in 1980 on Capitol Records. It was produced by Charles Kipp following his work with David Ruffin, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Melba Moore, Aretha Franklin and Johnny Nash.
Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases, with bonus tracks, MYSTIC MERLIN is a must for all Funk and Soul fans out there!

Release Date: 30/07/2012
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Love Is The Message
MFSB (Mother Father Sister Brother) were the house band for Philadelpia International and worked closely with the production team of Gamble & Huff. They backed up groups such as Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, the O’Jays, the Stylistics, the Spinners, Wilson Picket and Billy Paul.
MFSB’s second album LOVE IS THE MESSAGE was released in 1974 and reached R&B #1 and Pop #4.
T.S.O.P. (THE SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA) is probably known to most as the theme from Soul Train. It was a massive hit, featuring the Three Degrees, reaching R&B #1, Pop #1 and UK #22. It sold over one million copies.
The Single Version of LOVE IS THE MESSAGE, also featuring The Three Degrees, reached R&B #42 and Pop #85. It has also been sampled by the likes of EPMD and LL Cool J.
Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases, with two bonus tracks, LOVE IS THE MESSAGE is a must for all Funk fans out there!

Release Date: 24/09/2012

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