Thursday, 3 September 2009

B.T. Express (Brooklyn Trucking Express) ”Do It (’Til You’re Satisfied)”

B.T. Express (Brooklyn Trucking Express)

Do It (’Til You’re Satisfied)
( LP Scepter Records, 1974 )
Catalog # SPS 5117

A1 Express (5:03)
Arranged By [Strings] – Randy Muller
Producer – Dock Productions , Jeff Lane
A2 If It Don’t Turn You On (You Oughta’ Leave It Alone) (5:27)

Arranged By [Strings] – Randy Muller
Producer – Dock Productions , Jeff Lane
A3 Once You Get It (3:18)
Producer – Trade Martin
A4 Everything Good To You (Ain’t Always Good For You) (3:00)
Arranged By [Strings] – Randy Muller
Producer – Dock Productions , Jeff Lane

A5 Mental Telepathy (4:03)
Producer – Trade Martin
B1 Do It (’Til You’re Satisfied) (5:52)

Arranged By [Strings] – Randy Muller
Organ – Sam Taylor
Producer – Dock Productions , Jeff Lane
B2 Do You Like It (5:52)
Producer – Trade Martin
B3 That’s What I Want For You Baby (6:48)

Arranged By [Strings] – Randy Muller
Producer – Dock Productions , Jeff Lane
B4 This House Is Smokin’ (2:12)

Producer – Trade Martin

Engineer – Eddie Youngblood , Jim Zack , John Bradley
Producer – Jeff Lane (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1, B3) , Trade Martin (tracks: A3, A5, B2, B4)
Remix – Tom Moulton (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1, B3)
Strings Arranged By – Randy Muller (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1, B3)
Disco remix: Tom Moulton
Album art direction: Sid Maurer
Photography: Gene Ward
Album design: Michael Mendel
Personal Manager: King Davis

A1, A2, A4, B1, B3 Produced by Jeff Lane and Dock Productions
A1, A2, A4, B1, B3 Strings arranged by Randy Muller.
A3, A5, B2, B4 Produced and arranged by Trade Martin.
Ultrasonic Studios, Long Island (Engineer: John Bradley);
Groove Studios, NYC (Engineer: Eddie Youngblood); Bell Sound, NYC (Engineer: Jim Zack).
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1974

Do It (’Til You’re Satisfied) features two million sellers by the New York natives; the title track and “Express” are funky, irresistible disco gems. Produced by Jeff Lane and mixed by Tom Moulton, the two dancefloor classics features hypnotic basslines, handclaps on alternate beats, and the coolest congas on the planet, all combined with masterfully mixed guitars, saxophones, flutes, strings, Barbara Joyce Lomas’ blaring lead, Louis Risbrooks’ bass vocal retorts, and Richard Thompson’s support vocals. Lane was never able to repeat the tightness of the two tracks on subsequent albums or even on this one. “If I Don’t Turn You On” and “Do You Like It” come close, but “Once You Get It,” “Do It,” “This House Is Smoking,” and “Mental Telepathy” do not. Good, because of the two classics, but a greatest-hits collection would be even better.
By Andrew Hamilton (AMG)

This funk-disco group was formed by Jeff Lane in Brooklyn during the ’70s. They started in 1972 as the King Davis House Rockers, and later were called the Brooklyn Trucking Express. The roster consisted of saxophonist/vocalist Bill Risbrook, percussionist Dennis Rowe, guitarist Rick Thompson, saxophonist/flutist Carlos Ward, keyboardist Michael Jones (Kashif), lead guitarist/vocalist Wesley Hall, drummer Leslie Ming, bassist, organist and vocalist Louis Risbrook, and vocalist Barbara Joyce Lomas. Their debut LP Do it (’Til You’re Satisfied) had two number-one R&B and Top Ten pop hits in the title cut and “Express.” Subsequent LPs yielded two more R&B Top Ten singles, “Give It What You Got/Peace Pipe” in 1975 and “Can’t Stop Groovin’ Now, Wanna Do It Some More” in 1976. After 1977’s “Shout It Out,” which cracked the R&B Top 20 (number 12), the group slumped with the album Shout! They were off the charts until 1980. They made a slight comeback that year with B.T. Express 1980, though only the single “Give Up the Funk (Let’s Dance)” made it into the Top 40 (number 24). They later recorded for Record Shack, Earthtone, and King Davis, but couldn’t duplicate their earlier success. Kashif scored hits as a producer, performer, and composer in the ’80s.
By Ron Wynn (AMG)

By Pier

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Till U Satisfaied said...



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