Today Eloise Laws turns 71. I wish her a birthday as badass as she looks on the cover of her 1977 debut album for Invictus.
The mid-70s were ripe with overtly sexual dance tracks. Of course they were tame compared to the dance cuts of today, but back in the 70s this was a revolution being waged through rhythm - a sexual revolution.
You could say this record picks up where Donna Summer's "Love To Love You Baby" left off just a couple of years before. Or maybe it's more accurate to say that Summer's record was a prelude to this much grittier, nasty funk-soaked soul jam. This is perhaps the lowdown dirtiest Holland-Dozier-Holland got. And in the afterglow their label folded. It was a glorious, orgasmic ending to a spectacular run creating some of the best soul and pop hits of the 60s and 70s.
DJ Action Slacks
I'm excited to highlight some of my favorite records in a variety of genres (soul, R&B, classic country, rockabilly, oldies, garage rock, etc). These won't all necessarily be "dance" records per se. They will all be records that I believe deserve a special listen. I simply love good music, rare or not. Hopefully you will spend some time here and love music right along with me! Lets give this a shot!