Thursday, January 31, 2008
Shalamar were originally a studio session project formed by Soul Train talent booker Dick Griffey and producer Simon Soussan. Best known for the hit single "Second Time Around" the band eventually solidified into a three piece lineup which featured vocalist Jody Watley. Watley went on to have a very successful solo career in the late 80's and early 90's. In my opinion, Shalamar didn't have very many jams in their catalog, but "Right in the Socket" is not only a disco classic, it is a fine example of early Lazer Soul. The track is also a great DJ tool with its long intro and killer percussion breakdowns. No wonder it was known to be one of Larry Levan's all time favorites. This is my kind of Love Song:
mp3: Shalamar- "Right in the Socket"
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