Thelma Houston, First Choice and Janice McClain as played by Paul

4 12 2011

Thelma Houston ~ Don’t Leave Me This Way ~ Tamla Motown ~ 1976
Thelma Houston’s version of the Harold Melvin 1975 hit, made number 1 on the R&B chart and the Hot 100, 13 over here, and went on to win the 1978 Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Written by Cary Gilbert and Gamble & Huff, from her “Any Way You Like It” album

First Choice ~ Dr Love ~ Goldmine Records ~ 1977
Phili trio First Choice from 1977 with Dr Love Written by Allan Felder, and Ron Tyson with Norman Harris who produced , arranged and conducted the orchestra, mixed by Tom Moulton
Every time I hear this I hear “Ain’t Nothing Goin On But The Rent”.

Janice McClain ~ Smack Dab In The Middle ~ Warner Bros ~ 1979
another Phili lady, Written by Milt Tennant, Thom Page and ? Smith, mixed by Larry Levan – number 2 Billboard Club Play Chart.

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