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A Fifth Of Beethoven: Expanded Edition - Walter Murphy Band

A Fifth Of Beethoven: Expanded Edition
•    WALTER MURPHY was born in 1952 in New York City and by the age of 4 attended music lessons held by renowned theatre and motion picture organist, Rosa Rio. In 1970 he enrolled in the Manhattan School Of Music where he wrote for the institutes Jazz ensemble.

•    In 1972 after a friend introduced Walter to Doc Severinsen, the musical director of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, he presented him with some of his arrangements and Severinsen liked them so much he had The Tonight Show Band play them live. Unfortunately with the relocation of The Tonight Show production to California, that connection was lost and so Murphy spent the next two years writing jingles for advertisements and the popular TV show Big Blue Marble.

•    While writing a disco song for a commercial in 1974 the producer gave him an idea to update classical music and WALTER MURPHY made a demo tape which caught the ear of Private Stock Records owner Larry Uttal who was particularly interested in his rendition of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 In C Minor.

•    Originally released under the name of WALTER MURPHY & THE BIG APPLE BAND the song became a smash hit reaching #1 on the Hot 100 chart after climbing for 19 weeks. Following the singles success A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN was released on an album of the same name and also included a notable rendition of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight Of The Bumblebee entitled FLIGHT 76 peaking at #44 on the Billboard Hot 100.

•    HOT SHOT RECORDS is proud to present this lovingly re-mastered, fully expanded edition of WALTER MURPHY & THE BIG APPLE BAND – A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN. Complete with extensive liner notes and added bonus content this remaster is a must have for all Disco, Soul and Funk fans out there!


TRACK LIST

1.    FLIGHT '76
2.    (YOU'VE GOT TO BE) YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND
3.    CALIFORNIA STRUT
4.    A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN
5.    NIGHT FALL
6.    RUSSIAN DRESSING
7.    SUITE LOVE SYMPHONY
8.    MIDNIGHT EXPRESS
9.    GET A LITTLE LOVIN'
10.    JUST A LOVE SONG

BONUS TRACKS
11.    FLIGHT' 76 (PART 2)
12.    A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN (EXTENDED VERSION)

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Think it Over (Expanded Edition)
Cissy Houston (born Emily Drinkard) has had a long and varied career as a background vocalist, session singer and solo artist but is probably best known for being the mother of the massively successful R&B star Whitney Houston, and the aunt of both Dionne and Dee Dee Warwick. Houston began her career with the family gospel group The Drinkards before joining forces with The Group in the early 60’s. The Group, which included some time members Doris Troy and Dee Dee Warwick, sang background vocals on a number of soul, pop and rock releases, many of which were on Atlantic Records. Atlantics Jerry Wexler signed the group in their own right where they recorded some great gospel-soul in the late 60’s under the name The Sweet Inspirations.

During her time with The Sweet Inspirations Houston sang back-up vocals for Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Lou Rawls, The Drifters, Dusty Springfield, Van Morrison (Brown Eyed Girl), The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Elvis Presley (the ’69 Vegas comeback) and her niece Dionne Warwick. Having gone solo in 1969 Houston recorded the original version of "Midnight Train To Georgia” (later a #1 single for Gladys Knight and The Pips) on her only album for Janus Records.

In 1978 Houston released THINK IT OVER, her second LP on Private Stock Records under the guidance of arranger/producer Michael Zager. This album introduced Houston to the Disco world with the title track and lead single "Think It Over” 
reaching a respectable #32 on the Billboard R&B charts and #5 on the Disco charts. "Think It Over” is bona-fide dance floor dynamite with its solid beat and shuffling percussive elements that propel the track forward, the beautiful marriage of piano and strings augmented with arresting, uplifting horn refrains, married to Houston’s incredible, gospel infused, soulful and impassioned vocal. The second single "Warning – Danger” is in much the same vain, again the piano, string and horn interplay is oh so satisfying. Other strong tracks are the groover "Somebody Should Have Told Me,” and the bold ballad "After You” which showcases Houston’s vocal dexterity.

BBR is very proud to present CISSY HOUSTON, expertly re-mastered and complete with extensive liner notes and bonus tracks. CISSY HOUSTON is absolutely essential listening for all Soul, Disco and Pop fans out there!

Availble on 19/08/2013


 

 

 

 

 

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Ladies Night: Expanded Edition

· KOOL & THE GANG need no introduction. They were the top selling Soul group of the 70’s and 80’s having sold over 70 million albums worldwide and have received countless awards. Without them we would not have such great hits as "Summer Madness,” "Get Down On It,” "Celebration” and who could forget that slammin’ funk monster that features so heavily in Quentin Tarantino’s cult flick - Pulp Fiction; "Jungle Boogie.”

 

· 1979 would see Kool & The Gang release LADIES NIGHT, their 13th studio album. LADIES NIGHT was a departure from the group’s edgier Funk sound that had brought them plenty of success throughout the 1970’s. The decision was made to bring in the Grammy Award winning Brazilian musician Eumir Deodato as producer, which heralded a smoother and more pop focused era for Kool & The Gang and strengthened their grip on both the R&B and Pop charts on both sides of the Atlantic.

 

· LADIES NIGHT, with its combination of pure, straight ahead dance cuts and down tempo soul pop helped Kool & The Gang strike a new chord with the music buying public and quickly hit the top of the U.S. R&B album chart as a result. The album also easily crossed over and peaked at #13 on the Pop chart.

 

· Singles featured on LADIES NIGHT include the title track, which rocketed to #1 on the U.S. R&B chart while gaining top ten spots on both the U.S. and U.K. Pop charts. "Too Hot” followed suit, landing at #3 R&B, #5 U.S. Pop and #23 in the U.K. singles chart. While not as successful as the previous two singles "Hangin’ Out” still gained a very respectable chart position slowing at #36 on the U.S. R&B and #52 on the U.K. chart.

 

· BBR is proud to present LADIES NIGHT. This fully expanded and re-mastered edition comes complete with extensive liner notes, with new interviews, and added bonus material.

 

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

Available 04/11/2013

 

 

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Freedom For The Stallion (Expanded Edition)
THE HUES CORPORATION was a soul trio formed in 1969 in Santa Monica, California by band mates St. Clair Lee, Fleming Williams and Hubert Ann Kelley. Their first break came in 1972 with the Blaxploitation film, Blacula, in which they made a small appearance, in addition to recording three songs for the soundtrack.  It was shortly following this that they were signed to RCA where they released their debut album, FREEDOM FOR THE STALLION, now making its international CD debut on BBR!

The Allen Toussaint penned, FREEDOM FOR THE STALLION - beautifully arranged by Gene Page at the height of his success with Barry White - was The Hues Corporation's first RCA single. The timely, socially conscious message in the song, with its anthemic quality, was a worthy introduction of The Hues Corporation to the American public, as it peaked at #63 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

Keen to illustrate the versatility of their new signing, RCA decided to issue the more light-hearted and pop orientated, MIRACLE MAKER (SWEET SOUL SHAKER) as the bands second single. The song was penned by legendary Brill Building songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and seemed destined to take on the top 40, however, unbeknownst to RCA it was another album cut that was creating a stir in a new bubbling underground scene that was poised to spread across the world from New York City. 

Penned by Waldo T. Holmes, ROCK THE BOAT was one of the key tracks selected by underground DJs in New York’s burgeoning early disco scene and when RCA execs learned of this, promotions of the previous single were abandoned, and ROCK THE BOAT was rush released as the albums third single in February of 1974. ROCK THE BOAT rose to an impressive #3 on the R&B charts while doing even better on the Hot 100, becoming the first record of the Disco era to top the charts. Despite the popular success of the singles, the album takes inspiration from some of the best vocal groups of the time including The 5th Dimension and The Undisputed Truth, showcasing the true variation of musical styles contained within

BBR is proud to present this fully expanded edition of THE HUES CORPORATION – FREEDOM FOR THE STALION complete with extensive liner notes, interviews and added bonus content, making this a must have for all R&B, Disco, Funk and Soul fans out there!


Available 31/03/2014
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Reel Life: Deluxe Edition
Boy Meets Girl is an American pop-music duo consisting of keyboardist and vocalist George Merrill and singer Shannon Rubicam. They are perhaps best known for their hit song ‘Waiting for a Star to Fall’  and for writing two number one hits ‘How Will I Know’ and ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)’ performed by Whitney Houston.

The group released their second album, Reel Life, which featured the single ‘Waiting for a Star to Fall’in 1988.  With this selection, after years of writing and composing songs for other artists, the duo earned mainstream success in their own right. In the United States, ‘Waiting For a Star to Fall’ peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 . The song reached #9 in the UK and was also a top ten Australian hit in April 1989. It was featured in the movie Three Men and a Little Lady.

Reportedly, the song was inspired by an actual falling star that Merrill and Rubicam had seen at one of Whitney Houston's concerts at the Greek Theatre. The duo submitted the song to Houston for consideration on her next album, but her producer at the time, Clive Davis, rejected it. The song was also recorded by Belinda Carlisle for her 1987 release Heaven On Earth at the insistence of her label. But Carlisle disliked the song, and she ultimately refused to include it on the album,

•    Newly re-mastered by the band
•    Sought after album re-issued for the first time in 10 Years
•    Contains two bonus tracks
•    New sleeve notes by Super Deluxe Editions Paul Sinclair
•    Upgraded art work with rare photos and memorabilia
•    This CD is released 21st April and will not be shipped prior to this date.


Track Listing:

1.    BRING DOWN THE MOON
2.    WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL
3.    STORMY LOVE
4.    IS ANYBODY OUT THERE IN LOVE
5.    STAY FOREVER
6.    IF YOU RUN
7.    ONE SWEET DREAM
8.    NO APOLOGIES
9.    RESTLESS DREAMER
10.  SOMEONE'S GOT TO SEND OUT LOVE

BONUS TRACKS
11.  BRING DOWN THE MOON
12.  ONE DAY

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Up The Yellow Brick Road: Expanded Edition
•    BBR is proud to bring you UP THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD, the sixth instalment of our Salsoul Orchestra reissues .

•    THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA was the brainchild of once MFSB member and legendary vibraphonist, Vincent Montana Jr. Formed in 1974, THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA, house band for the remarkable Salsoul Records, sometimes featured up to 50 members amongst its ranks including a number of former musicians from MFSB. THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA began an eight-year recording period in 1975 releasing eleven sensational albums during that time featuring production input from, Stan Lucas, Patrick Adams, Bunny Sigler and Tom Moulton through the years.

•    Released in 1978 and recorded at the famous Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia, UP THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD was  produced  by the aforementioned Vincent Montana, Jr., and was mixed by the legendary Tom Moulton.

•    As the title suggests, UP THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD is inspired by the classic Broadway and film musicals with opening track ‘Ease On Down The Road’ taken from the Charlie Smalls penned "The Wiz,” a reinterpretation of The Wizard Of Oz, whose Broadway production won 7 Tony Awards. There are also two extended medleys of the famous songs from both West Side Story and Fiddler On The Roof as well as a cover of ‘Evergreen,’ the theme from A Star Is Born, which closes the album. Sandwiched in between is a great cover of the Beatles "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band”. With Montana producing and arranging and Moulton mixing every track delivers the classic Salsoul sound and feel.

•    This newly remastered edition of UP THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD comes complete with extensive liner notes and bonus content making this BBR Remaster a must have for all Funk, Soul, Disco, Philly Soul and Broadway Musical fans out there!

•    This CD is released 28th April and will not be shipped prior to this date.

Track Listing:

1. EASE ON DOWN THE ROAD
2. WEST SIDE STORY (Medley)
    FANFARE
    AMERICA
    MARIA
    SOMEWHERE INTERLUDE
    TONIGHT
3. SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB  
    BAND
4. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (MEDLEY)
    FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
    MATCHMAKER
    SHERELE
    SUNRISE, SUNSET
    IF I WERE A RICH MAN
    HAVAH NAGILA
    THEME FROM "EXODUS”
5. EVERGREEN (THEME FROM ”A STAR IS  
    BORN”)
   
BONUS TRACK
6. WEST SIDE STORY
    (12” Promotional Disco Mix)  

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