Tag Archives: Jocelyn Brown

CHANGE-REACH FOR THE SKY AN ANTHOLOGY.

CHANGE-REACH FOR THE SKY AN ANTHOLOGY. Part of the soundtrack to the disco era was recorded by studio bands. They featured mostly anonymous session musicians and unknown vocalists. Many of these musicians and vocalists were just at the start of their careers, including Luther Vandross.  The twenty-eight year old backing vocalist had worked with everyone …

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INNER LIFE-INNER LIFE I.

INNER LIFE-INNER LIFE I. From 1978 onwards, things were changing at Salsoul. The Salsoul Orchestra played a huge part in Salsoul’s success. They were much more than musicians, with many of its members songwriters, arrangers and producers. This included the Baker, Harris, Young rhythm section, Ron “Have Mercy” Kersey and Vince Montana Jr. So when …

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CANDIDO-CANDI’S FUNK.

CANDIDO-CANDI’S FUNK. 1979 was one of the most important years in the history of Salsoul Records. That year, disco died and briefly, Salsoul returned to its Latin roots. This happened when veteran Cuban percussionist signed to Salsoul Records. Dancin’ and Prancin’ his Salsoul debut, consisted of just four infectiously catchy, genre-sprawling tracks. Despite it indisputable …

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INNER LIFE-INNER LIFE II.

INNER LIFE-INNER LIFE II. By 1982, when Inner Life released their their second album for Salsoul Records, Inner Life 2 not only was the changing of the guard complete, but Salsoul as a record label had been transformed. Nearly all of Salsoul’s founding father’s were gone and the legendary Salsoul Orchestra was a shadow of …

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INNER LIFE-INNER LIFE.

INNER LIFE-INNER LIFE. By 1978, things were changing at Salsoul. The Salsoul Orchestra played a huge part in Salsoul’s success. They were much more than musicians, with many of its members songwriters, arrangers and producers. This included the Baker, Harris, Young rhythm section, Ron “Have Mercy” Kersey and Vince Montana Jr. So when Vince Montana …

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INNER LIFE-INNER LIFE 2.

INNER LIFE-INNER LIFE 2. By 1982, when Inner Life released their their second album for Salsoul Records, Inner Life 2 not only was the changing of the guard complete, but Salsoul as a record label had been transformed. Nearly all of Salsoul’s founding father’s were gone and the legendary Salsoul Orchestra was a shadow of …

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DISCO RECHARGE-CHANGE-GLOW OF LOVE AND MIRACLES-SPECIAL EDITION.

DISCO RECHARGE-CHANGE-GLOW OF LOVE AND MIRACLES-SPECIAL EDITION. It’s quite a feat for any artist to release one critically acclaimed and commercially successful album, never mind two. What makes this even more remarkable is that both albums were released in the disco era. Not many artists managed this, but Change did. Change released their debut album …

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INNER LIFE-INNER LIFE I.

INNER LIFE-INNER LIFE I. In the last few articles I’ve written about Salsoul Records, I’ve mentioned how from 1978 onwards, things were changing at Salsoul. The Salsoul Orchestra played a huge part in Salsoul’s success. They were much more than musicians, with many of its members songwriters, arrangers and producers. This included the Baker, Harris, …

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INCOGNITO-NO TIME LIKE THE FUTURE.

INCOGNITO-NO TIME LIKE THE FUTURE. Recently, I was listening to a Masters At Work 10th Anniversary Collection box set and on that box set, were two remixes of tracks by the band I am about to write about. The band is Incognito and the tracks were Always There and Nights Over Egypt from their 1999 …

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