Originally formed in Dayton, Ohio, the self-contained group Sun became
prime purveyors of ‘funk and soul alongside other Ohio funkateers such as
Bootsy Collins, Dazz Band, Lakeside, Zapp, Slave and of course, the Ohio
Players in the ‘70s and early ‘80s.
Founding member Byron Byrd formed a number of different bands before a
1974 iteration (Overnight Low) became Sun after beginning to work with producer
Beau Ray Fleming who’d seen the group open for Mandrill. Fleming in turn introduced the newly-named
Sun to Capitol executive Larkin Arnold and in 1976, the group cut its
funk-filled debut for the label.
Originally entitled "Live On, Dream On,” the nine-track album took off
when the single, ‘Wanna Make Love (Come Flick My BIC)’ began spiralling up the
U.S. R&B, dance and pop charts spurred on by a campaign by the makers of
BIC pens. The album WANNA MAKE LOVE
performed well and decades later, the key cut ‘My Woman’ was sampled by a
number of prominent rap and hip-hop artists.
In 1977, Capitol issued the sophomore set by the group - expanded from
seven to ten members - entitled SUN-POWER.
The eight-track set - which became Sun’s highest-charting Capitol album
- containing future sampled tracks ‘Conscience’
and ‘Time Is Passing’ is making its worldwide CD release which includes notes
by renowned U.S. writer Rico Washington and is part of SoulMusic Records’
classic funk series.
Release Date: 17/09/2012
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|WANNA MAKE LOVE (aka LIVE ON, DREAM ON)
LIVE ON, DREAM ON
TELL THE PEOPLE
THEY'RE CALLING FOR
WANNA MAKE LOVE
(COME FLICK MY BIC)
LOVE IS NEVER SURE
THE SHOW IS OVER
IT'S KILLING ME
GIVE YOUR LOVE TO ME
A MINUTE OF YOUR TIME
The mighty mighty DELLS enjoyed an amazing run of hits, starting in 1956
with "Oh What A Night” and continuing from 1966 to 1974 with Cadet Records (the
Chess subsidiary). In 1975, the soulful
quintet signed with Mercury Records for a four-album association.
Released in 1977 as the follow up to "THEY SAID IT COULDN’T BE DONE, BUT
WE DID IT!”(reissued in 2012 on SoulMusic Records, SMCR 5046), LOVE CONNECTION
- making its worldwide CD debut with this reissue - saw The Dells returning to
Philadelphia to work with the top-notch "Harris Machine” production team (which
included Norman Harris, Earl Young and Ron Baker of The Trammps).
The Dells teamed with arrangers Ron Kersey, T.G. Conway and Allan
Felder, songwriters such as (future Temptation) Ron Tyson and top Philly
session musicians for the album, much in-demand by their many fans worldwide
who consider LOVE CONNECTION as one of their best group’s best recordings of
LOVE CONNECTION reached the Top 50 on the US R&B charts and included
the R&B chart hit, ‘Private Property.’ This expanded edition includes a
single edit of the track.
2012 marks the group’s 60th anniversary and to commemorate
it, SoulMusic Records is reissuing this great album. Includes notes by Rico
Washington with quotes from Chuck of The Dells among others.
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In The Mood
Davis is one of the most highly acclaimed Soul/Blues singers in music history.
With his distinctive gritty and soulful vocal, he scored 3 #1 US R&B hits
along with numerous other appearances in the US Pop and R&B singles and
album charts and recorded more than 25 albums during a career that spanned over
Davis spent 7 years signed to Dakaar Records, releasing 7 albums and 25 singles
enjoying significant chart success until 1976 saw him find a new home on
Columbia Records. In 1979 TYRONE DAVIS released his 4th effort on
Columbia, IN THE MOOD with TYRONE DAVIS which went on to become one of his most
successful albums gaining a top 10 spot on the US R&B Album chart while
containing 2 successful singles.
was organized by Chicago based songwriter/producer Leo Graham who penned a string
of hits for Davis including his #1 single Turning Point, released in 1975.
Notable tracks include the smooth and soulful second single AIN’T NOTHING I CAN
DO, and of course the title track which climbed all the way to #6 on the US
R&B charts. The upbeat and funky KEEP ON DANCIN” and YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO
contrast the slower soulful cuts on the album fantastically.
is very proud to bring you the much sought after IN THE MOOD, wonderfully
re-mastered and repackaged.
with extensive liner notes and extended bonus content, this BBR Remaster is a
must have for all Soul, Funk R&B and Disco fans out there!
Release Date: 28/1/2013
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