2009 collection from this late '80s/early '90s Dance/Club project led by producers Robert Clivilles and David Cole. C+C Music Factory earned a total of 35 music industry awards worldwide, including five Billboard Awards, five American Music Awards, and two MTV Video Music Awards. Features 15 tracks including 'Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)', 'Just A Touch Of Love (Everyday)' and 'Things That Make You Go Hmmmm….'.
Recorded at Kammermusiksaal der Berliner Philharmonie, September 19, 2008. The Jazzwerkstatt was just launched when my good English friend (saxophonist) Alan Skidmore and his quartet gave a concert dedicated to the music of John Coltrane. Later we talked about Georgie Fame whom I had seen just recently in a Van Morrison BBC feature. Some days before Id heard Georgie's CD with the Danish Radio Big Band and, anyway, I knew him well for a long time. Moreover, I had to arrange a concert with (German jazz/soul singer and songwriter) Uschi Brüning. That is how it was decided to stage a concert at the (Berliner Philharmonie) Kammermusiksaal the way we hear it on this CD.
One of the few sides ever recorded as a leader by Chicago soul jazz pianist John Young – a tasty trio set with just the right touch of pepper! The tracks are short and lively, very much in the mode of other Chicago trio players – like John Wright or Ramsey Lewis – and most of the tunes have a nicely rolling groove, thanks to great backing from from Sam Kidd on bass and Phil Thomas on drums – both of whom echo strongly the great Chicago groove going on at the time. The album also features a strong mixture of originals and upbeat standards – with titles that include "Joey", "In Other Words", "Blues Oreenee", "The Bridge", "Serenata", and "Search Me".
Trapped in Poland in 1941, like many Jews, Millie Werber went from the Radom Ghetto to slave labor in an armaments factory, survived Auschwitz, and toiled in a second factory until liberation came on April 1, 1945. She faced death many times but lived to marry a good man and fellow survivor. Meanwhile, she concealed a photograph in her closet and carried a secret in her heart.
Original Album Series contains the first five albums from the mighty Dayton funk band Slave: Slave (1977), The Hardness of the World (1977), The Concept (1978), Just a Touch of Love (1979), and Stone Jam (1980). Each disc is in a thin cardboard pouch with reproductions of the original front and back sleeve designs. Since the series limits itself to five discs, the band's phenomenal sixth album – Show Time (1981) – couldn't fit, but this is a convenient way to snap up the majority of the output from one of the planet's best funk bands. Not even the two-disc The Definitive Groove Collection covers all the great singles and album cuts featured within this small box.