четверг, 5 июля 2007 г.

Phylicia Allen - 1978 - Josephine Superstar

Phylicia Allen - 1978 - Josephine Superstar

Josephine Superstar (LP)

Casablanca Records (US) / 1978 / NBLP 7108
LP 33 1/3 rpm vinyl record
Composed and produced by Jacques Morali
Executive Producer Henri Belolo

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Quality: CBR, 192kbps, stereo
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Side A

Medley: Total time 10:48

1. Prologue (0:29) [J. Morali / H. Belolo / V. Willis]
2. Saint Louis (3:48) [J. Morali / H. Belolo / V. Willis]
3. Broadway (2:48) [J. Morali / H. Belolo / V. Willis]
4. Star of Paris (4:12) [J. Morali / H. Belolo / V. Willis]
5. Around the world (4:38) [J. Morali / H. Belolo / V. Willis]

Side B

Medley: Total time 7:36

1. Two loves have I (J'ai deux amours) (4:15) [V. Scotto / H. Varna / G. Koger]
2. Josephine Superstar (3:20) [V. Scotto / H. Varna / G. Koger / J.P. Murray / B. Trivers]
3. Colors (4:05) [H. Ott / W. Scott]
4. Don't cry Mommy (4:26) [J. Morali / H. Belolo / V. Willis]

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The LP tells the story of "the first black international star, Miss Josephine Baker". Most of the songs are original, but "J'ai deux amors" was Josephine's greatest hit.


Phylicia Allen

Houston born Phylicia Allen has talent, there's no denying it. Where that talent is may be debateable and she is noted for many things....singing is not one of them. Sister of choreographer/actress Debbie Allen, Phylicia is first noted as the wife of ex-Village People lead Victor Willis. In 1978 Victor along with producer Jacques Morali helped Allen record the disco album "Josephine Superstar." The album, like most Can't Stop Productions, was a concept album telling Josephine Baker's life story through disco songs. Naturally Morali used both the Village People and the Ritchie Family for backgrounds and enlisted Willis to arrange and co-write most of the material. Allen's thin voice is bolstered by magnificent tracks that would have been more successful in the hands (or should I say voice) of a real singer. Luckily Casablanca Records spared us any 12" singles. Her acting career began in 1972's "The Broad Coalition" followed by a bit part in 1978's turkey "The Wiz." 1978 was not her year! By 1980 she divorced Willis, (Willis had already left the V.P.'s and had fallen on hard times eventually becoming a homeless drug addict,) and pursued acting instead of singing. In 1985 she landed the role that would make her a household name. As "Clair Huxtable" on the "Cosby Show" she earned critical praise staying with it from 1984-1992. In 1985 she married football great Ahmad Rashad, changing her name to Phylicia Rashad. After the "Cosby Show" she made numerous tv-movies and dozens of guest roles on shows like "Touched By An Angel" and "A Different World." She won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play. The first African-American to win in the category. Today she remains active in both the television and stage communitys.

среда, 4 июля 2007 г.

Salsoul Best Remixes

Salsoul Best Remixes

Japanese exclusive collection of ten Salsoul classics, by original artists like Loleatta Holloway, Skyy & First Choice, remixed by Thunderpuss, David Morales, Frankie Knuckles, Danny Tenaglia, M.A.W., Joe Claussell, & more.


1. Loleatta Holloway - Dreamin' (Satoshi Tomiie)
2. Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up (Thunderpuss)
3. Candido - Jingo (Mount Rushmore)
4. First Choice - Doctor Love (Kerri Chandler)
5. Skyy - Call Me (Blaze)
6. First Choice - Love Thang (David Morales)
7. Double Exposure - My Love Is Free (Frankie Knuckles)
8. First Choice - Double Cross (Danny Tenaglia)
9. Double Exposure - Ten Percent (Ken Lou)
10. Double Exposure - Everyman (Joe Claussell)

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 256kbps, stereo

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воскресенье, 1 июля 2007 г.

Instant Funk – 2006 - The Anthology

Instant Funk - The Anthology

Audio CD (30 Jan 2006)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Salsoul

Track Listings

Disc: 1

1. I Got My Mind Made Up
2. Crying
3. Don't You Wanna Party
4. Wide World Of Sports
5. Dark Vader
6. I'll Be Doggone
7. Slap Slap Lickedy Lap
8. Witch Doctor
9. Bodyshine
10. It's Your Love On My Mind
11. Scream And Shout
12. Funk Is On
13. Everybody
14. It's Cool
15. Can You See Where I'm Coming From

Disc: 2

1. Look So Fine
2. Why Don't You Think About Me
3. Slam Dunk The Funk
4. Give It To You Baby
5. Punk Rockin'
6. No Stoppin' That Rockin'
7. Who Took Away The Funk
8. Blazin'
9. Just Because You'll Be Mine
10. Tonight We're Gonna Make Love
11. Don't Call Me Brother
12. Let's Make Love
13. Passion
14. Funkiest Party In The World

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo

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Instant Funk were a 1970s disco band, best known for their disco classic "I Got My Mind Made Up".

Instant Funk came out of New Jersey consisting of Raymond Earl, Scotty Miller and guitarist Kim Miller. The group was then called The Music Machine and they were very successful as a backup band for The Manhattans, Bunny Sigler and also the TNJs. Throughout their careers, Instant Funk would be the backup band for many stars, including Lou Rawls, Loleatta Holloway, The O'Jays, MFSB, Curtis Mayfield and Evelyn Champagne King (they are the backing band on the classic disco hit "Shame").

The group relocated to Philadelphia in 1976 to release its first album "Get Down With the Philly Jump" as they started to formulate their own sound. The group followed this album up with a release for former MFSB guitarist Norman Harris' new label Gold Mind, with front man Bunny Sigler entitled "Let Me Party With You".

The Gold Mind label folded, and Instant Funk's new cut "I Got My Mind Made Up" was transferred to the Salsoul label, which pushed the record heavily to all of the disco clubs. The remix of this song by club DJ Larry Levan and engineer Bob Blank quickly became the talk of Manhattan. "I Got My Mind Made Up" hit #1 on both the R&B and disco charts and #20 on the Pop chart in the spring of 1979. The group's eponymous first album on Salsoul was also a hit, reaching #1 R&B and being certified gold.

Instant Funk initially stayed together to tour ahen Salsoul folded. They eventually disbanded, and Bunny Sigler went on to perform as part of the Trammps.


1976- Get Down With The Philly Jump
1979- Instant Funk (9.97)
1979- Witch Doctor
1980- The Funk Is On
1982- Looks So Fine
1983- Instant Funk Volume 5
1983- Kinky
1996- Greatest Hits
1996- The Best of Instant Funk