Soul Fantasy

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Marc LaRoi Cummings - Lots of Love 1978

Marc LaRoi Cummings was a composer, keyboardist and a singer. He was behind Ronnie McNeir for many years. He appeared in 1974 when he wrote with Ronnie McNeir the song "Wendy is gone" which was released as a single entitled "Wendy is gone / Give Me A Sign" on Setting Sun Records. Also he sang as backing vocalist on the flip side song "Give me a sign". Both of them were included on the self-titled Ronnie McNeir album in 1975 on Prodigal Records. Next year he co-wrote a song called "Strung out for your love" for the group Four Tops. The same year he co-wrote one more song along with Ronnie McNeir entitled "Say you will" for the Ronnie album "Love's comin' down" on Motown Records.
In 1978 he released his first single entitled "Lots of love / Struggling together" on Setting Sun Records. Ronnie McNeir was owner on the label.

From this rarity I have chosen the great song "Lots of love". Produced by Ronnie McNeir and himself. Arranged by Ronnie McNeir and Johnny Allen. Composed by Ronnie McNeir, Palou Houston and Andre Moore.

From 1978 until 1981 he recorded many songs behind Ronnie as keyboartist and singer. These songs were released in 1996 on the Ronnie McNeir album entitled "Rare McNeir".
In 1980 he participated on the David Ruffin album "Gentleman Ruffin" as backing vocalist.

Note: The above posted single is not played in full

# Did Marc LaRoi Cummings release or any other records? If you know then please email me at the address above.


Anonymous said...

What a rare mcneir production gem!!

Superb song!

The Album CD "Rare mcNeir" is a pure treasure! " with the awesome soulful track "I want to thank you" (Still looking for that 7inch)


PhillyDave said...

Great track, the Ronnie McNeir influence comes through strong.