Logg

“ Logg (lp, 2019 Re-issue, 180g Vinyl)”

BEWITH055LP scanZoom inLabelBE WITH RECORDS
Cat. No.BEWITH055LP
FormatEXCLS-LP
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Format: LP Format Notes: 2019 re-issue, 180g vinyl EAN: 4251648412526 Track List: A1 : (Youíve Got) That Something A2 : Dancing Into The Stars A3 : Something Else B1 : I Know You Will B2 : Lay It On The Line B3 : Sweet To Me Release Notes: The undisputed Godfather of Boogie, Leroy Burgessís Logg project is his grand masterpiece. The self-titled LP, originally released on Salsoul in August 1981, is one of the greatest albums of the post-disco era. Itís one of Be Withís favourite ever LPs and so itís a complete honour to be giving it our reissue treatment. With all the touchstones of Burgessís finest work - breezy grooves, undulating synths, funk-drenched bass and life-affirming lyrics - delivered with gospel-derived vocals and harmonies - itís a record to uplift both body and spirit. Already a cult soul figure as lead singer of seminal vocal group Black Ivory, Leroy Burgess cut his teeth as arranger, vocalist and songwriter with legendary producer Patrick Adams on essential late-70s projects like Phreek and Dazzle. He went on to define the essence of ďboogieĒ: the vibrant underground dance sound that stood in contrast to commercial disco. With its reduced speed - mid-90 to under 110 BPM - the cool boogie of Burgess has the disco bounce, just more laidback. All six tracks here could have been stand alone 12″ hits. Indeed, some of them were. But together they are also an incredibly cohesive album, where all the compositions are deeply relevant to each other. In short, itís essential; a thrilling showcase for Burgessís finest arranging and production work - with his vocals at their euphoric peak alongside the inventive rhythm section of Aaron (Sonny) T. Davenport on drums and James Calloway on bass. Opener ď(Youíve Got) That SomethingĒ is a balmy sunshine groover with an insistent chorus whilst the timeless vocal of ďDancing Into The StarsĒ - married to percolating synth and airtight drums - showcases the chemistry between Burgess and the rh

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