Thursday, 3 September 2009

Hot Chocolate "Hot Chocolate"

Hot Chocolate

"Hot Chocolate"
( LP Soul Brother Records, UK, (1971) 1999 )
Catalog # LP SBCS 1

A1 Ain't That A Groove (6:00)
A2 So Dam Funky (4:15)
A3 Sexy Moods Of Your Mind (5:22)
A4 Messin' With Sly (2:50)
B1 We Had True Love (6:10)
B2 What You Want To Do (4:29)
B3 What Should I Do (3:50)

Personnel & Credits:
Artwork By [Cover] - Dick Dugan
Backing Vocals - Hot Chocolate (3) (tracks: A1),
Jimmy McLain (tracks: A1), Tyrone Brown (tracks: A1)
Bass - Tyrone Brown
Congas - George Pickett, Lou Ragland
Engineer - Don White
Guitar [Lead], Guitar [Rhythm], Producer - Lou Ragland
Tambourine - Lou Ragland, Tony Robertson

Originally released in 1971.
Ripped from the reissue vinyl LP .

One of the greatest lost funk records of all time! The group is not the British pop band, but a funk group led by the great guitarist Lou Ragland. The album's originally from Canada, which makes it super rare -- and these guys are funky funky funky, and kick some major booty with a heavy guitar sound that's just great! Some of the cuts are instrumental, and some of them have some excellent soul vocals that are produced with a nice deep sound that's brought out nicely by the excellent quality of the reissue. The record's got a bit of Sly Stone, a bit of Grant Green, and a bit of Mike James Kirkland -- with a tasty raw indie soul vibe. The original album was only pressed up at 500 copies -- so this reissue is even more essential, because original copies trade hands for over $1000! Titles include "So Dam Funky", "Ain't That A Groove", "Sexy Moods Of Your Mind", "Messin With Sly", and "What You Want To Do".
From Dusty Groove America.

By Celo


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