Digitally remastered and expanded edition 1981 release, the third album from the soul/funk outfit. This time, producer Simpson brought to the studio a few heavy hitters - percussionist Ralph MacDonald & arranger Ray Chew. "Shake", an absolute killer boogie tune. Other mid-tempo boogie tunes are "Shy Baby" (with a great instrumental chorus), "Boogie Shoogie Feelin', and "I Love (The Skin You're In)"
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.
With 17 varied re-rubs stretched across two hugely entertaining CDs, there's plenty to enjoy. Highlights come thick and fast, from the deep house/P-funk fusion of Alton Miller's take on "Get Your Ass Off and Jam" and Andres' loose, hip-hop influenced revision of "Music For My Mother", to the thrusting loops and heady late night hypnotism of Anthony Shake Shakir and T-Dancer's version of "Standing on the Verge".
Chameleon, remastered and re-packaged with the 12” Disco Versions of both ‘We’ll Be Dancin’’ and ‘Get Up.’, and a new interview with Azar Lawrence. “Chameleon” is an essential addition to any Soul, Jazz Fusion, Funk, and Disco fan’s collection.
For a short period in the mid-1970s The Three Degrees were the public face of Pop Soul. Their cultural impact was even more substantial and stretched far beyond their hits. The attraction for their audiences is their timeless hits that you can hear on this CD. Sleeve notes by Dean Rudland. Contains all the hit singles as well as hard to find extended mixes and tracks reserved for the Japanese Exclusives.
Delegation’s The Promise Of Love. Featuring the alternative tracks chosen for the US release and all the non-album single sides from that period, as well as comprehensive liner notes from Christian John Wikane incorporating new interviews with Bailey and Gold, this is essential listening for all Soul, Disco and Pop fans.
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.
Enchantment remain one of the most played R&B groups from the 1970’s on the R&B quiet storm format radio in the United States. SUNSHINE: THE ENCHANTMENT ANTHOLOGY (1975-1984) is the first ever 2CD collection of the group and includes all of their chart singles.