Steamy Soul Funk & Disco Part 4

Ritchie Family
Enjoy this 4th part of Steamy Soul Funk And Disco! 'Steamy' means two things in this case. First of all that there are a lot of horns in this mix and secondly that the mix is so energetic that steam is coming off! :-) One of the tracks is 'When love is new' by Arthur Prysock:
"In 1976, when All My Life was battling it out in the charts between Wings At The Speed Of Sound and Alice Cooper Goes To Hell, Arthur Prysock was in his early 40s (no bad place to be, ahem) and had grown into quite the showman. As a parallel to his recording career he was also the singing spokesman for Lowenbrau beer and it was that dual role that drove one of the biggest hits of his career, When Love Is New. A proto-disco anthem, it’s a little bit Barry White and a little bit end-of-the-pier and it features a brace of rattling bongos, a swell of strings and a gloriously wailing sax solo. Produced by John Davis (the Sigma Sound man responsible for Massive Attack’s beloved Be Thankful For What You Got by William DeVaughn), it is the sound of actual musicians creating a soundbed that, within a few short years, would be mixed with Moroder’s Germanic throb to take over the world. But Prysock’s disco is a much gentler beast. All over this album percussion instruments loosen their ties and stretch out just enough for Prysock to lay his baby down on top of them and make such sweet, sweet love they both “enter into another world”. A millimetre either way and this album would be ridiculous but, somehow, Prysock holds it together, even when he’s singing, “the fire in your eyes, makes my lovin’ temperature rise …” Yes, there are moments when it sounds like he’s gawping at the words over the top of a pair of half-moon glasses, barely able to believe what he’s reading, but you’ll love him for it. You really will."
(Quote: The Guardian)

Tracklist:

Jae Mason – Cloud Of Sunshine (1975)
Side Effect – Spend It On Love (1975)
Arthur Prysock – When Love Is New (1976)
Brenton Wood – Better Believe It (1975)
The Cool Notes – I Forgot (1984)
Syreeta – Move It Do It [DTP Extended Vocal] (1981)
Webster Lewis – Let Me Be The One [The Apple Scurffs Edit] (1981)
Demis Roussos – I Just Live (1978)
Nytro – High On Disco (1979)
The Originals – Been Decided (1977)
S.M.V. – Mongoose Walk (2008)
Spyder Turner – I’ve Changed (1978)
Bob-A-Rela – Spend The Night (1979)
The Impressions – You’ll Never Find (1976)
Patrick Juvet – Got A Feeling (1978)
The Ritchie Family – American Generation (1978)
Eelke Kleijn – Mistakes I've Made [Eddy's Edit] (2014)

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