The Kashif penned "Loveline" by Shawne Jackson should satisfy demand for a cooler groove. This has a flavour of Shot's 1986 anthem, "Main Thing", and one can hear the Kashif influence here on this fine 1983 jam. A real surprise to me is the 1983 single by Michael Henderson called "You Wouldn't Have To Work At All"...a Paul Lawrence production that has Michael Henderson in a fresh modern soul mode standing alongside contemporaries such as Kashif, and Paul Lawrence himself. Not exactly his "Goin' Places" best but no-one could accuse him of not moving with the times. I recommend the Cd for the aforementioned tracks especially but even as a lover of the 80s I found a lot of other inclusions rather dates and not very strong as far as that era went. I would not want to use 'scraping the bottom of the barrel' but you may understand where I am coming from. i will watch with interest as to whatever makes an appearance on future compilations...there is still a LOT of quality stuff to reissue out there and I hope that this will usurp the lesser material that we have included on here. NOT one to be overlooked, though.
The Vibe Scribe