Brandye – Crossover To Brandye – Used LP
1978. Brandye* sounds like that photo on the back of the sleeve, hands planted on hips, other hands held high, dressed up to the nines and showing some leg, the glass sparkling and a layer of thick at the bottom to help fill the air...If you like hearing the woman's side of the story set to funky disco music....the ladies likely taking some cues from sassy lassie Millie Jackson...the women can sing and the musicians get to get down with the funk, punching the rhythm through the heavy doses of disco gloss ...the Euro-style sheen takes over on some cuts, but even those cuts features some grit and groove on the bridges...it sure sounds like they were having fun making this...likely liberated from the constraints of recording with the major labels. (Miami label Kayvette Records* would make it for 6 years--from 1975-1981 aka the disco years) -- winch
*"One-album female soul disco trio. Best known as backing vocalists for Millie Jackson ("A Moment's Pleasure"), James Brown ("Too Funky In Here") and Dennis Coffey ("Our Love Goes On"). They often worked on Brad Shapiro productions."
** "distributed by Henry Stone's T.K. Productions, Inc. company and co-founded by Brad Shapiro, named after his wife and daughter Katherine and Yvette, who were also Principals