Monday, 31 August 2009

Crown Heights Affair ”Do It Your Way”

Crown Heights Affair

Do It, Do It Your Way!
( LP De-Lite Records, 1976 )
Catalog # DEP 2022

Tracklisting :
1. Dancin’ (LP Version)
2. Searching For Love
3. Love Me
4. Music Is The World
5. Far Out
6. Sexy Ways
7. French Way
8. Dancin’ (Special 12” Disco Mix)

Personnel & Credits:
Claude Allard Digital Remastering
William Anderson Guitar, Vocals
James Baynard Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Vocals
John Bradley Mixing
Britt Britton Arranger, Conductor, Producer
Haydn Harris Engineer, Mixing Engineer
Tony May Engineer, Mixing Engineer
Freida Nerangis Arranger, Conductor, Producer
Bert Reid Sax (Tenor), Vocals
Raymond Reid Trombone, Vocals
Raymond Rock Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Phillip Thomas Vocals
Muki Wilson Bass, Vocals
Howie Young Keyboards

With one foot in disco and the other in soul/funk, the Crown Heights Affair had a very recognizable sound that effectively combined grit and gloss. The Brooklyn residents could get funky, but it wasn't the type of hardcore, gutbucket funk that Parliament/Funkadelic, Rick James, the Ohio Players, the Bar-Kays and the Gap Band were known for. And while Crown Heights Affair had plenty of disco appeal, it wasn't the type of Euro-disco that Cerrone, the Silver Convention and Donna Summer gave us. One of the band's best albums was Do It Your Way, which boasted the Top 20 R&B hit "Dancin'." While radio favored "Dancin'," clubs weren't about to play the single exclusively -- club DJs considered the entire album fair game, and they knew that infectious album cuts like "Music Is the World," "Love Me" and "Searching for Your Love" could easily bring a dance floor to life. Thankfully, Unidisc reissued Do It Your Way in 1994.
By Alex Henderson (AMG)

By Pier

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