Soul Fantasy

Friday, April 27, 2012

Shasha - I wanna love you 1986


I have recently found this record. Although this single was released in 1986, it is very difficult to find it. Shasha is an unknown singer who released the single "I wanna love you / You'll like it" on Reform Records from Detroit.  I tried to find info about Shasha, but it was very difficult.
The lyrics of "I wanna love you" were written in 1981 by Cornel Richard and Elaine Richard. In 1984 Rudy Robinson wrote the music of this song. Probably Shasha added the intro vocals, changed the lyrics and she seems to be a co-composer. It was arranged by Shasha, Rudy Robinson and Cornel Richard. Produced by Rudy Robinson. Enjoy this masterpiece song.



I want to mention that Rudolph "Rudy" Robinson was arranger, producer, songwriter, piano and organ player from Detroit who became known when he collaborated with the famous group The Dramatics. He was also involved in the local New Moon and Flip-O labels. He died in 2002.

Note: The above posted single is not played in full

Friday, April 20, 2012

Earl Turner (E.T.) - Sunshine


Earl Turner is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician, dancer and actor. The first time he sang at the age of 13. At the age of 19 he began traveling the USA with various show bands. In the early 80s he released a single entitled "S,Port City Rock / Sunshine" on De-Pact Records. Both of these songs were recorded at Southern Star Recording, Shreveport, L.A.


He was all, producer, arranger and songwriter.



In 1983 he became known with the single "Love caught you by surprise" which was released on Cutting Records Inc. Two years later the same song was released in UK on Fourth and Broadway.
In 1989, Earl Turner opened at the Dunes in Las Vegas. He played the Excalibur and the Luxor and, ultimately, the Rio Bamba, the lounge at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino.
Earl has received numerous awards including being named the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Male Vocalist of the Year”. He is particularly known for his skills in dance.

Note: The above posted track is not played in full

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Engelbert Humperdinck - After the lovin 1976 Lp


Hello my friends. In a month the Eurovision song contest 2012 will become and the United Kingdom will be represented by the one and only Engelbert Humperdinck with the song entitled "Love will set you free". For this reason I decided to present the album "After the lovin" which was released in 1976 on Epic and MAM Records.


What can I say about Engelbert Humperdinck ? Sometimes a photo means thousands of words.


The album "After the lovin" was recorded at Media Sound Studios, New York and Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia. The album was produced by Joel Diamond, Charlie Calello and Bobby Eli. Bobbi Eli who was producer, songwriter and guitarist of M.F.S.B.


I have chosen two tracks entitled "I love making love to you" and "This I find is beautiful". The first song was written by Bobbi Eli and Terry Collins. The second was written by Larry Weis and Mack David.





Finally, I want to present the self-titled song of the album "After the lovin" that he sang in 1982 on Hilton hotel of Las Vegas.


Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full

Monday, April 9, 2012

Wayne Newton - Night Eagle 1 1980 Lp


I decided to present this album, because many people don't know it and everyone can find it on shops without spending much money.

Wayne Newton the one and only, the "King of Las Vegas". He performed over 30,000 solo shows in Las Vegas over a period of 40 years. I need many pages to present him completely. He has released many singles and albums in his career. He is not a soul singer. However in the late 70s, he followed the current of time. In 1980 he released an album entitled "Night Eagle 1" which was released on Aries Records. It was recorded at Crimson Sound Studios, Santa Monica, California.


In this album some great musicians participated such as Richard Tee on piano, Ed Greene on drums, Mike Boddicker on synthesizer, Victor Feldman on percussion, Tom Scott on sax, Chuck Findley on trumpet. Arranged by Eddie Karam, Jim Hughart and Don Vincent. Produced by Robert Cullen and Wayne Newton.
I have chosen three (3) tracks. The first is entitled "Don't make it better" and was written by Bill Withers. Bill Withers had recorded this song for the album in 1978 called "Bout love".
The second track ,entitled "Love Nights", was written by Ron Roker & Phil Dennys in 1977 for the Pepper in 1978.
The third track is entitled "Rhythm Rhapsody" and became known from Ramona Brooks who released in 1977 as a single.







Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cyrus Israel - Singing about you / In hard times 1982


Cyrus Israel is an unknown singer from Baltimore. He released a single entitled "Singing about you / In hard times" on his own label called "Dayland Records" in 1982. Both of these songs were written by Robert Lee Woodard. Produced by Cyrus Israel.
It was very difficult to find info about Cyrus Israel. When I heard the songs, they reminded me Comtemporary Christian Music.






Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full