CD Debut of the Sole Album from Allspice
Selected by Dusty Groove
Produced by Crusaders Co-Founder Wayne Henderson
Liner Notes by Bill Dahl
ALLSPICE: Allspice. CD
Sublime grooves from Allspice—a group who only gave the world this one and only 1977 album (released on the At-Home label), but who sparkle strongly throughout—thanks to help from ‘70s maestro Wayne Henderson! Henderson produces the group in a tight blend of soul, funk, and jazz—similar to his more famous productions for Side Effect and Pleasure—but with an even deeper sound overall. The vocals are sublime, a great mix of male and female leads laced with warm harmonies, backed by the impeccable instrumentation that is characteristic of a Henderson production. Liner notes by Bill Dahl examine the career and work of this one-off.
1. Love Fire
3. She’s a Lady
4. Slipped Away
5. Give It Time
6. Hungry for Your Love
7. Hungry for Your Love (Reprise)
8. I Don’t Know
9. Get Up Off Your Lovin’
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