lunes, 21 de septiembre de 2009

Eloise Laws: Ain't It Good Feeling Good (1977) ... plus

Eloise Laws' soulful, easy-flowing singing voice is a direct representation of her regal, articulate personality. She was born in Houston, Texas as a member of the multi-talented musical Laws family, which also includes vocalist sister Debra, flutist-saxophonist brother Hubert, and soprano saxophonist brother Ronnie. She began recording for Holland-Dozier-Holland's Music Merchant label and had a couple singles released in 1972-1973: 'Tighten Him Up' and 'Love Factory.' When the famous songwriting team folded Music Merchant, they signed Laws to Invictus. They released a few singles and her first LP, 1977's Ain't It Good Feeling Good. Due to mismanagement, Invictus folded and Laws jumped to three different labels between 1977 and 1982. She went inactive as a solo artist until the late '90s, when she released two more albums. She spent part of the time away from the studio to establish herself in the theater, receiving several nominations and awards throughout the years. This first LP recorded for Invictus, with stellar production by Brian Holland, has got loads of strong cuts, all with that great blend of masterfully produced, slick dancefloor soul with more than enough grit and thump to make it all well worth the endeavor for funk fans! 'Ain't It Good Feeling Good' is one of the best songs on the label from the '70s, with some wonderfully spacey keyboards, funky drums and bass grooving, but there are other great tracks here, like 'I Believe in You Baby', 'Where Did We Go Wrong', 'Love Goes Deeper Than That', 'Make It Last Forever', 'Put a Little Love Into It', and 'Camouflage'. I added as bonus tracks the two singles she released for Music Merchant and Invictus between 1972 and 1975, plus the two 12 inch singles from the album.,,

2 comentarios:

Nosi dijo...

trakbuv dijo...

Great LP - especially the sexy Leon Ware (?) title track. Many thanks for the bonus items too.