Tom's final album for Arista was this offering from 1984. Production came from Maurice Starr & Ted Currier. The album features the stunning track Secret Fantasy which featured Siedah Garrett of Michael Jackson fame (Man In The Mirror). The 12'' extended version of this track is also added as a bonus track. This is an official Funkytowngrooves release authorized by Sony. Never before released on CD. Includes 2 bonus tracks and in-depth liner notes. Remastered from the original studio master tapes at EMI Studios. Limited edition of 2000.
An early-'80s trio, Fredi Grace & Rhinestone never relinquished material of any great consequence, but their members showed considerable musicianship on this debut effort. Grace is particularly engaging on the single "Help (Save This Frantic Heart of Mine)" and the driving "Go, Get on Your Mark," while Keith "Keecho" Rawls plays Fender Rhodes, piano, and synthesizer bass. Ros Sweeper adds fine harmonies throughout the set. Notably, Peabo Bryson wrote, produced, and drummed on the quiet storm entry "Tell Me What's on Your Mind." It's an emotive number more soulful than many of Bryson's own commercially successful recordings.
is a 1982 album released by American singer on the RCA label. It reached #27 in the USA (#5 R&B), #33 in the UK and the top 20 in Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands.
Beau Williams has enjoyed his greatest commercial success as a gospel singer; some people in the Christian market don't even know that he once recorded secular music. But in fact, Williams did record some secular albums for Capitol in the '80s (before he decided to concentrate on gospel exclusively), and one of them was 1984's Bodacious.
is the third studio album from . The album was released in 1985 on Arista Records. The album includes the hit singles , and Anti-apartheid song . The album was digitally remastered for the first time in 2012 by Funky Town Grooves with three bonus tracks.
is a the self-titled debut of . It was a hit that put him on the music scene with his R&B single . The album also includes the hits , , and . This album was digitally remastered by Funkytowngrooves in 2012 and includes five additional tracks.
After 's breakup in early 1977, , , and took very different paths as solo artists. became a middle of the road urban/adult contemporary superstar, recorded the occasional R&B album with little commercial success, and favored rock-minded albums that came the closest to 's free-spirited wildness. 's solo career started out on a hard rock note with her self-titled debut album of 1977, but she took a more new wave-influenced turn in the '80s, and 1985's brings together rock and synth funk with memorable results.
It is amazing how polarizing (for listeners) Bill Laswell's side projects can be. They are either fresh and inventive or stale and uninspired. Unfortunately, 's 1984 -produced album falls into the latter category - another case of some very talented folks making a very bland record.
After a few years doing session work, , with help from the band , came up with this winner that drops the hard rock of her debut for a more -tinged pop/funk. Although the songwriting could be a little sharper, 's powerful voice gives the record focus and always commands your attention. Extra musical emphasis provided by , and .
Eloise Laws Fantastic 1977 Album "Eloise", First Time Ever on CD and will be Expanded with the addition of 2 Bonus Tracks.