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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ace Spectrum - Sweet music, soft lights and you 1976

Ace Spectrum were formed in the early 70s by Elliot Isaac and Ed "Easy" Zant. The two other members of the group were Aubrey Johnson and Rudy Gay. They started to record at RCA Studios in New York, on August 23. Between 1974 and 1976 the group released three (3) albums entitled "Inner Spectrum" in 1974, "Low Rent Rendezvous" in 1975 and "Just Like In The Movies" in 1976 respectively.

The last album "Just Like In The Movies" was recorded at Atlantic & Media Sound Studios, New York in 1976. The members were Elliot Isaac and Ed "Easy" Zant. The two new members were Lawrence "Dee" Coley and Frederick "G" Duff.
The musicians were Jerry Friedman, Jeff Mironov and Jesse Cox on guitars, Derek Smith and George Butcher on keyboards, Dwight Brewster on synthesizers, Bob Babbitt on bass, Jimmy Young and Herb Lavell on drums, Carlos Martin on congas and Phil Kraus, Ted Sommers on percussion.
Produced by Ed Zant and Tony Sylvester. Arranged and conducted by Patrick Adams. My favorite song is entitled "Sweet music, soft lights & you".

However the original recording was released the same year by the songwriter, producer and singer Kenny Williams. Kenny Williams released a single "Sweet music, soft lights & you" in 1976 on Creem Records.

"Sweet music, soft lights & you" was written by Ken Williams, Mel Kent and J.R.Bailey. Arranged by Paul Griffin & Ken Williams. Produced by DeLano.

Ken Williams became known as songwriter when he wrote along with J.R.Bailey the song "Love, love, love" which was released as a single by J.R.Bailey in 1972 on Toy Records. This song was also sang by Donny Hathaway in 1973 and had a great success.

Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full

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