Vinyl? Check! #37: Just Say NO

Why do all the anti-cocaine songs have to be so fonk-E? Black Ivory contributed White Wind on their 1976 self titled album and I am literally dancing as I type this. The trio consisted of Stuart Bascombe, Russell Patterson and Leroy Burgess . After the group broke up,...

Vinyl? Check! #36: Know Dat!

This is the only solo album released by the former frontman of Archie Bell and the Drells. The album was released, one year after the group split, in 1981. Surprisingly it wasn’t released on Philadelphia International where the group thrived, but on Becket...

Vinyl? Check! #34: I Know I Am…

If you don’t know anything about the Curtom record label, I can tell you this much. The first 4 letters comes from its founders first name, Curtis, as in Curtis Mayfield. LeRoy Hutson got his start singing with The Mayfield Singers which included Donnie Hathaway...

Vinyl? Check! #32: Sharing IS caring

My homie, J Finesse, came through yesterday and was raving about this album from the infamous David Ruffin. I’m sure we all agree that the album cover is fly and know what magazine it is a mock of. Ok, now back to the music; At 8 songs long, containing bangers...

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