THe UK's John Rocca and Freeze's "IOU" is here too, and in full-length version too, but for me the 12" version of "Riccochet" by the wonderful BB&Q Band is far, far superior. talking of 12" versions, the remix of The O'Jays 1983 classic "Put Our Heads Together" is also included. Myself, I found this a rather messy mix and nowhere near as solid as the album version which rates as Keni Burke at his uptempo best. The Valentine Brothers are, of course, the original artists who recorded "Money's Too Tight To Mention" - not that most of the record buying / radio listening public knows it or even cares - but this, too sounds great and at almost 30 years old certainly stands as social commentary in today's tough financial climes as it did when dear Old Ronnie was the incumbent at the White House. Classics such as Barbara mason's "Another Man" and Surface's "Falling In Love" also set the scene for this collection of musical and military social history. Not a radical collection by any means, but this isn't the point. It shows us how much classier the dancefloors were back in the 870s and what good taste the G.I.'s had. Well, it was either that or Kraftwerk!
The Vibe Scribe