Monday, 13 July 2009

Reid Inc


Dustygrooves view;

An obscure female soul project from 70s-era TK Records -- one that features production by Clarence Reid, hence the group's name! The groove here is very much in the best Miami club mode of the time -- upbeat, but still nicely gritty overall -- more fast funk in the instrumentation, with slight touches of strings -- and vocals from the quartet that slide nicely into the rhythms, which themselves bear plenty of TK touches! The whole thing's got a feel that's a lot better than you might guess from the cover -- kind of a rougher take on the Gwen McCrae vibe of the time, almost set loose to do things with a more relaxed approach overall. And the vocals are surprisingly strong at points too -- with one singer coming to the forefront with a deeper soul mode than you might expect. Titles include "I'll Be Damned If It's Me", "What Am I Gonna Do", "Push Me Back In The Corner", "More Of A Woman", "That's How It Is When You Are In Love", "New York City", and "This Time Tomorrow".

12 comments:

katonah said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?y2yekfgd3lj

Simon666 said...

Woo hoo, 'I'll Be Damned If It's Me' thrown straight into the DJing pile, dirty Rufus-like funk geetar, thanks!

blackclassical said...

That be the rolls royce of funk...



Or should that be bentley?

JAZZYPIER ♪ said...

Thanks Katonah...this is dope!

Arkadin said...

Stellar crate diggin - how do find stuff like this? I'm BENT on hearing this gem, unconditionalL(E)Y ;)

katonah said...

all my own work arkadin, years of diggin' the crates ... !!

invisiblenigma said...

Much Thanks Katonah!! Great Blog you Got here!!

taro nombei said...

mmm nice and funky - and entirely new to these ears.
thanks for this share!

basso said...

i almost stopped breathing when i saw the cover. this has been on my wantlist for 15 years now. THANK YOU!!!!!

Dr. Johnny Fever said...

Wow katonah! This is a fantastic little rare gem. I'm sure I won't be finding the vinyl on this anytime soon but at least I know it exists. Thanks!!

halfbreedhalf said...

" Thanks Katonah...."What Am i Gonna Do " big on the Northern/Modern soul floors

halfbreedhalf said...

" Thanks Katonah...."What Am i Gonna Do " big on the Northern/Modern soul floors