Vinyl? Check! #43: Easy Come Easy Go

Philadelphia International was a musical powerhouse during the 70s and mid 80s. Some of their extraordinary acts were more than just performers, such as Dexter Wansel who oversaw a lot of artist’s album including The Jones Girls. He’s also credited with Executive...

Vinyl? Check! #42: B Side Wins Again

Leon Haywood revitalized Carl Carlton’s career with the Grammy nominated ode to the female form, She’s a Bad Mama Jama. As usual, the B-Side has an equally dope tune although much more subdued than She’s a Bad Mama Jama. The Leon Haywood produced flip, This Feeling’s...

Vinyl? Check! #41: Find the FONK

This gem is from the schmaltzy Thank God its Friday Sdtk, and finds the group that we’ve come to know as “The Funk Grand Masters”, Cameo, operating in a disco mode, yet they still find a way to funk it out! Just check the break at 2:17 that begins simply...

Vinyl? Check! #40: Nothing To It!

The cats from Scotland arrived when they released AWB, their second and largest selling album! The album went to #1 on the US Hot 100 charts, fueled by the success of their single, Pick up the Pieces. Also worthy of note is the great production prowess of Arif Mardin...

Vinyl? Check! #39: Let’s Get Away!

La Guernica is a Spanish city that was bombed by German and Italian warplanes in 1937. Months later, the Spanish Republican government commissioned Pablo Picasso to create a mural for the 1937 World’s Fair which exposed Spain’s civil war to the world....

Vinyl? Check! #38: Running Away!!!

Yesterday, I was visiting my parents and my dad was telling me about albums that they used to listen to while riding the Greyhound back in the day. Yeah, I know, straight old school! He mentioned Eargasm and told me that they used to sing this album front to back. He...

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