Chic, Montana Sextet, and Lillo Thomas, picked by Paul

1 06 2011

Later today we’ll have another of our old shows from Back In The Day available on our Podomatic page.

The show these tracks come from is Show 83 and the podcast can be streamed or downloaded now CLICK HERE

Chic ~ I Want Your Love ~ Atlantic ~ 1979

Written of course by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rogers the song was originally intend for their then-protégés, Sister Sledge. “I Want Your Love” peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and 5 on the US R&B in March of 1979 and remained on the charts for 19 weeks. In the UK the song reached number 4 (their biggest hit here) and spent 11 weeks on the UK’s single chart.

Montana Sextet ~ Heavy Vibes ~ Philly World ~ 1983

Heavy Vibes made 59 over here in January 1983 on Virgin licenced from Philly World. Written, Arranged, Produced and conducted by Vincent Montana Jr. who was an original member of MFSB and as the founder of the Salsoul Orchestra. The personnel of MFSB and the Salsoul orchestra overlapped substantially, and both groups were recorded at Philadelphia’s famous Sigma Sound Studios. If it’s got vibes on it – then it’s probably Vincent Montana!
In recent years Montana has worked with many contempory artists including Masters at Work and the Pet Shop Boys, proving his skills as an arranger and conductor are still very much sought after – and we love him!

Lillo Thomas ~ I’m In Love ~ Capitol~ 1987

I’m In Love made number 54 in the UK during the summer of 1987, it was number 2 on the US R&B charts and 92 on the Hot 100. As we’ve said before, prior to his recording career he was on the U.S. track and field team. As an athlete he set the world record for the 200 meters at the age of sixteen. He qualified for the 1984 Olympics, however he was unable to attend after being involved in a car accident in Brazil.

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