Friday, June 19, 2009


FAMILY OF EVE: modern soul gold from Pittsburgh, PA. Most people know about this group from either Kenny or Keb's long out of print singles BBE. Most people play the other tune "I Wanna Be Loved By You", originally released on Jeree Records (see photo for real Jeree letterhead). Excellent studio, was also the same studio and engineer (Don Garvin!!!) where Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music Whiteboy" was recorded. Nile Rogers allegedly visited the studio seeking the next unsigned talent, and Family of Eve was NOT mentioned to him. Classic tale of white devilism? I'd say not, as studio head Don Garvin released many of Pittsburgh's finest underground black records of the late 70's (satin whip, steel city connection, etc).

About one year later local indie label Full Sail re-released "I Want To Be Loved By You" on blue vinyl, and cut one more single for the group, "Having It So Bad For You".

"Having It So Bad For You" is the group's completely slept on follow up to "I Want To Be Loved By You". Strong beat, infectious hooks. I've been itching to surgically remove one section of this tune, last night finally did it. Here is the unofficial extended dance edit below:

FAMILY OF EVE - Having It So Bad For You (Disco Tom Edit)

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7 comments: to “ HAVING IT SO BAD

  • June 20, 2009 at 3:37 PM  

    hey, i found you blog recently, truly amazing, all the music i like and you made me discovered so good tracks, many thanks.
    I also post 'cause i'm looking for some artist a bit like are posted here:
    gigi flag - nyphomaniac
    or Alexei Kozlov - Sport And Music - Pulse 3
    and Garnegy & Maties - Sport Music, I'm sorry ask this but i don't really know where to ask for this kind of music except here. keep rockin'

  • June 21, 2009 at 1:30 AM  

    Soul and disco is the best combination there is!

  • June 22, 2009 at 6:04 AM  

    I wanna be loved is huge, and holy hell, i slept on this one. thnx for the wake up.

  • June 23, 2009 at 8:38 PM  

    agreed about slept on. I heard this on comp with no tracklist made by a local digger many years ago.

    When I found out it was F.O.E. much later it all made sense. Its got the same type of happy go lucky vibe as I wanna be loved by you.

    Great tune

  • July 1, 2009 at 8:22 AM  

    i grew up about 10 minutes from that studio....went past it often on my way to school, and never knew about the funk connection!!! awesome find, sirs!!!

  • July 9, 2009 at 12:41 AM  

    I echo Ivca's query about Gigi Flag's Nymphomaniac!! We are both very curious about this record...

  • May 17, 2011 at 1:53 AM  

    Excellent version! I think this version was on youtube, but the channel it was on was removed I think. My favorite track at the moment! Damn happy i found it here again!