Totally Tata Expanded Edition (Original Recordings Remastered, Bonus Tracks) - Tata Vega

Totally Tata Expanded Edition (Original Recordings Remastered, Bonus Tracks)
Side by side with the reissue of TATA VEGA’s 1976 Full Speed Ahead Motown debut, Soul Records is very proud to be releasing the multi-talented artist's sophomore album for the label TOTALLY TATA .Released in 1977, TOTALLY TATA once again provided a great musical setting for the native New Yorker. Musicians for the sessions included Andre Lewis (of the Motown group Mandre), Paulinho Da Costa and John Barneswith arrangements by Al Johnson (of Back For More fame) who also worked on Full Speed Ahead and was featured on the key cut track You’ll Never Rock Alone (co-written by Brenda Russell)Totally Tata includes a wonderful version of Stevie Wonder’s Blame It On The Sun, the standout Love Comes From The Most Unexpected Places and the spectacular Come In Heaven (Earth Is Calling), co-written by Marvin Gaye's ex-wife Anna Gordy and Gaye collaborator Elgie Stover with Tata and a staple in Tata’s recording and performance repertoire.

Like its predecessor, TOTALLY TATA was embraced by Motown music lovers worldwide who are elated that the album previously only available on a now out-of-print limited edition Japanese CD is making its return with three bonus tracks: the A and B sides of the planned-but-never-released single version of Come In Heaven and Tata s second version of You’ll Never Rock Alone a duet with Jermaine Jackson, issued on the Motown album Pops, We Love You


"It’s hard to imagine a talent like Tata Vega establishing a foothold in the music industry at any other time than the 1970’s. A 5ft nothing, curvy Puerto Rican vocal powerhouse possessed of a startling unique delivery, she certainly would have had a hard time blending into the background of ‘60s girl groups like The Vandellas and Supremes, and would later struggle in the shoulder-padded MTV dominated ‘80s.”  

-Adam Mattera / Echoes July 2011
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Mr. Troublemaker / Blame It On The Sun / Come In Heaven (Earth is calling) / Deep Inside / Jesus Takes Me Higher / Love Comes From The Most Unexpected Places / It's Too Late / You'll Never Rock Alone / ever So Lovingly / Bonus Tracks - Come In Heaven (Earth Is Calling) Single Edit / Come In Heaven (Earth Is Calling) / Single Edit B Side - You’ll Never Rock Alone (Duet With Jermaine Jackson)
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I Can See Clearly Now- Expanded Edition
Once billed as a singer of romantic standards in the style of Johnny Mathis, JOHNNY NASH achieved his greatest success when he visited Jamaica in the 1960s and developed his world-famous reggae-influenced style.For his 1972 album I Can See Clearly Now, Nash worked with Bob Marley and the Wailers, then still a struggling group from Kingston, Jamaica. Marley wrote or co-wrote several songs, and Nash used the group as his backing musicians on the album.The title track from I Can See Clearly Now reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was a huge international success, reaching #5 on the UK Singles Chart. The Bob Marley-written single Stir IT UP was also internationally successful, reaching the top 15 in both the US and UK. There Are More Questions Than Answers gave Nash a third UK hit single, reaching the Top Ten. BBR is very proud to present I Can See Clearly, in full, expanded form, complete with extensive liner notes.

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Turn on Your Radio
Although they were formed in Bologna, Italy in 1979, there is a strong American character to much of CHANGE’s music. Their sound was strongly influenced by CHIC, while early singles featured vocals by LUTHER VANDROSS.  Vocals and additional recording for this album took place in New York City.

1985’s TURN ON YOUR RADIO was the sixth and final CHANGE album, and saw the return of founder JACQUES FRED PETRUS as producer. Single LET’S GO TOGETHER gave the group their final US R&B hit. The album also achieved sizeable international success, with LET’S GO TOGETHER reaching the UK Top 40 and OH WHAT A FEELING also charting in the UK. The album also reached the UK Top 40 and the US R&B chart.

BBR is very proud to present TURN ON YOUR RADIO in full and expanded form, complete with extensive liner notes that feature interviews along with added bonus tracks.
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Deuces High
Len Coley and Roddy Harris formed DELEGATION in Birmingham, during the mid 70’s; later adding Jamaican born Ricky Bailey whose voice was to give them added flair on lead, helping them to compete in the competitive UK Soul Market. The Group worked with one of the UK’s most prolific hit makers of the 70’s and 80’s, Ken Gold, responsible for masterminding The Real Thing as well as writing and producing for artists such as The Nolans, Liquid Gold and Billy Ocean who secured a deal with State Records after which the group released a few UK singles with moderate success.
However, when Oh Honey hit the US charts in 1979 it scored an incredibly impressive top 50 US Pop chart position and smoothly grooved all the way to #6 in the US R&B charts helping the album enter the top 100 on the Billboard Hot 200 and came to rest easily at #8 on the US R&B album chart.
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In 1982 Delegation released their third album DEUCES HIGH on Ariola Records which spawned the singles ‘If You Were A Song’ and ‘Gonna Bring The House Down’ in the UK. DEUCES HIGH is another high quality set of smooth, funky sounds from one of the UKs foremost acts of the disco era and will thrill and excite the discerning dance music lover in equal measure.
BBR is very proud to bring you DEUCES HIGH, completely re-mastered and repackaged including extensive liner notes featuring an interview with Rick Bailey and extended bonus content.
DEUCES HIGH is a must have for all Disco, Soul and Funk fans out there! Especially those who have picked up BBRs re-masters of Delegations "Eau De Vie” and "Delegation II” and want to complete the group’s early album releases.

Release Date: 25/02/2013


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Nice And Slow: Expanded Edition
•    Locksley Alphonso Green, aka JESSE GREEN, was a Jamaican singer and multi-instrumentalist who spanned the genres from Reggae through to Disco during his well respected career. Growing up in the St. James parish of the famed island Green became enthralled with the music he heard from the various sound systems in the area, in particular the sound system headed by Count Barrett.

•    During the 60's Green sang vocals with Jamaican band The Pioneers and in the 70's toured internationally with the great Jimmy Cliff as his drummer before embarking on a solo career in 1976.

•    NICE AND SLOW was Green's debut solo album and was released on the EMI record label in 1976 to high acclaim, despite not garnering the commercial success the album deserved. As was the burgeoning trend at the time Green appropriated the fledgling Disco and Soul sounds of the mid 70's and scored a massive club hit with the album’s title track and opener which reached #1 on the U.S. Disco charts and #17 on the U.K. Pop charts. The second single from the album ‘Flip’ followed ‘Nice And Slow’ on to the dance floor peaking at #17 on the Disco chart in 1977. Both tracks have a sultry sweet soul sound on top of a solid bottom end groove.

•    Green's Jamaican roots are still very much in evidence on the album, especially on ‘Flip’ and album track ‘You Came, You Saw, You Conquered’ which both exemplify the singers spirited vocal style. Other highlights are the ballad ‘The Greatest Love’ and the superb ‘You Are The Star,’ a propulsive, jazz influenced groove.

•    BBR is proud to present NICE AND SLOW. This expanded and newly re-mastered edition comes complete with extensive liner notes and added bonus material.

•    This BBR re-master is essential listening for all Disco, Soul and R&B fans out there!     

Released 07/07/2014

Track Listing:

7.    FLIP
10.    EASY

14.    FLIP (12” VERSION)
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