One Way - Who's Fooling Who The album “Who’s foolin’ who” from One Way includes the band's biggesthit, "Cutie Pie", which peaked at #61 on the Billboard Hot 100, #29 on the dance charts and #4 on the R&B charts.The album's title track, "Who's Foolin' Who" was also succesfully released as a singleand was in the ninetees covered by theEurodanceband Double You.
The album itself peaked #51 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on the R&B charts. Aside from 1984's #1 R&B album,Lady, this album is the highest charting in their eight-year run.
Ritchie Family – I’ll Do My Best The Ritchie Family was the name of an American disco group which was based in Philadelphia. The Ritchie Family took its name from record producer Richie Rome who added a T to the name. They achieved many hits during the disco era between 1975 and 1985.
ONE WAY - WRAP YOUR BODY PTG Records is very proud to release this highly demanded album Wrap your body for the first time ever on CD. Best tracks of the album are the ballads like More than friends, less than lovers withy leadvocals of Ewana Wilson backed up by the sweet vocals of the Ridgeways. Other strong songs are Let’s talk (the extended 12" version is also added as bonus track), Condemned, Serving it and If I knew. In Europe they had minor success although the single Let’s talk charted in 1985 in many single charts and R&B charts.
Philly soul singer/songwriter/producer Theodore Life's second album, Somethin’ That You Do to Me Keeps Turnin' On wasn't as rock-oriented as his first album, That's Life, but it was no less eclectic. T-Life's frequent collaborator George Andrews is on hand to supply his usual dazzling arrangements. The pumping, punchy horn-laced title track “Somethin’that you do to” me was a dance hit and the extended (not-available-to-retail) 12” version became a post-release collectible. Saxophonist Sam Peake weaves through the low-toned funky, atmospheric “Smokin'.” “Don't Let This Be the Last Time” has player piano, almost show tune-like quality to it. The reggae-ish “Let Him Go” has beautiful, bombastic horns.The lovely, crystalline ballad “Don't Wanna Be Lonely” has an exotic, oriental flavor. “Wouldn't You Know” is funky while having striking vocal counterpoint.
Artist: Billy Griffin Title: Systematic Label: PTG Records Cat. nr: PTG 34219 Barcode: 8717438198194Billy Griffin born (1950) and raised in West Baltimore, Maryland was a guitarist, as well as a singer and sang with his brother Donald in a local Baltimore group called The Last Dynasty. Griffin won with his group Last Dynasty a talent program on NBC Television. First prize was a record deal with RCA, but he never took it. The next week, Griffin was in Detroit, auditioning for Berry Gordy and the Motown executives. The audition was to replace Smokey Robinson of the Miracles, and Griffin got the job.During The Miracles' nationwide 1972 Farewell Tour with Smokey Robinson, Griffin was introduced by Robinson as his replacement in The Miracles as lead singer. After a couple of singles the Miracles released "Do It Baby" in 1974, which peaked at #4 on the Billboard R&B charts and became the group's first big hit with Griffin. Like Robinson before him, Griffin co-wrote many of the Miracles' songs, in addition to singing lead vocal. Griffin and original Miracles member Pete Moore wrote all of the Miracles' 1975 platinum selling album, "City of Angels". During his tenure with the group, they recorded three hits: "Do It Baby" in 1974, and the Miracles' most successful single, the number-one hit "Love Machine", in 1975 which sold 4.5 million records worldwide. *Release-date: 18th of March 2016
Our re-issue label PTG Records is proud to announce the release on CD of the Michael Orr and Carey Harris classic album “Spreadlove”. This is a very special record among record collectors all over the world. The original album dates from 1975 and since then only for sale for prices over 100 to 200 Euro. A true soul heritage now for sale in our webshop. This reissue is digitally remastered form original mastertape. *
Process & the Doo Rags started when Rick James enlisted his back-up singer James “Bunty” Hawkins (aka Process), the brother of the funk legend’s guitarist and musical director Kenny Hawkins. He wanted to begin preparing some of his male backup singers to form a stand-alone act, much like the Mary Jane Girls. James and Kenny picked out Stacey “Wave” Lattimore, Henry “Gumps” Graham, Dennis “Shorty” Andrews and Michael “Smooth” Gibson and Process and the Doo Rags were born. The group was almost a quartet. Over 400 singers auditioned for the group and Lattimore, Graham and Gibson were picked to join the brothers Hawkins. Then Andrews asked for a late audition. “I'm a little guy," Andrews said at the time. “But I have a big voice." And he was in.*Re-release-date: 15-4-2016
Artist: 9.9 Title: 9.9 Label: PTG Records Cat. nr: PTG 34214 Barcode: 8717438198149Before 9.9 existed they were called Thunder en were signed in the 1970’s by Capitol Records and released a single titled, "Expressway To Your Heart". Wanda Perry, Margo Thunder and Leslie Jones were friends and students at Madison Park High School, a school in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The three girls were at school all in the same music class and became close friends. In the beginning the trio performed successfully on street corners at Boston. Eventually, they answered an advertisement in the Boston Phoenix and began performing in clubs under the name "Margo Thunder and Intrigue."When they were signed by RCA they changed their name in 9.9. RCA Records released their first album, and the very successful single, "All of Me for All of You". The single reached #5 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The re-mix version of this track has been added as a Bonus track to the original album. The re-mixer was Bob Rosa who made remixes for Whitney Houston, C&C Music factory and Maria Carey to name a few. *Release-date: 4th of March 2016
Artist: Gary’s Gang Title: Keep On Dancin’ Label: PTG Records Cat. nr: PTG 34221 Barcode: 8717438198217 Release: 5th Febr. 2016Gary's Gang was an American R&B/pop rock group best known for their U.S. Top 40 hit "Keep on Dancin'," reaching #41 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. The song also climbed to #8 in the UK Singles Chart, #14 on the Hot Soul Singles chart in 1978 and also made #1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. "Keep on Dancin' " was a truly Disco masterpiece in late 70's. George Michael sampled it for his "Flawless" hit single. Two of the group's other songs: "Do It At the Disco" and "Let's Lovedance Tonight" were also charted the Hot Dance Club Play chart. The latter was later used as the sampling background track to Soulsearcher's 1999 #20 Club Play hit, "Can't Get Enough"...
Artist: Scott White Title: Success ... never ends Label: PTG Records Cat. nr: PTG 34217 Barcode: 8717438198170 Scott White’s album Success...Never Ends (two titles from tracks on the album stitched together) received critical acclaim and offered a solid match between White’s gospel-infused vocals and Song’s bright production sound and contemporary songwriting. Scott White showcased his versatility through a balanced mixture of smart dancefloor tunes and silky soul songs.The urban R&B set included the club favorite and sole single off the album “I Don’t Understand It”, the CD-only bonus track “Been Gone Too Long”, the sophisticated dancer “Hypnotized” – reminiscent of “Save The Overtime (For Me)” by Gladys Knight & the Pips –, producer Darryl Duncan’s one contribution “Never Ends”, the techno-funk beater “Love Emergency” – that might as well have been fabricated by David Frank and Mic Murphy of The System – and the scorching ballads “Success” and “Time Has A Hold On Love”, both co-written by White. The seasoned session singers Janice Dempsey and Vaneese Thomas provided the backing vocals.
Artist: Dazz Band Title: Rock The Room Label: PTG Records Cat. nr: PTG 34218 Barcode: 8717438198187Dazz Band is a Grammy Award winning American funk and jazz fusion band, founded by Bobby Harris in 1977. Originally known by the name Kinsman Dazz when the band had residency at the Kinsman Grill in Cleveland, the group signed with 20th Century Records soon after forming and headed to the studio with Marvin Gaye. Producer Gaye was unable to complete the project and at the request of band leader Harris, Earth, Wind & Fire vocalist Philip Bailey was enlisted as producer.Their first release was “I Might As Well Forget About Loving You” in 1978 ahead of the album “Kinsman Dazz” the same year. Producer Bailey significantly contributed to the album’s success and subsequently co-produced the band’s sophomore full-length “Dazz” in 1979.