Sunday, July 11, 2010

More Presents  

It is Mid-July and the dog days of summer are upon us. Beat Electricians have been dropping off like flies and it seems the remaining core members are spread a bit thin. But no more excuses, it's time to get back on the horse and post some fresh cuts from One Way's Kevin McCord the Mastermind behind Detroit private label Presents Records. Obviously y'all know the Carmen tracks on Presents, additionally McCord and his wife Candye Edwards wrote and produced a handful of recordings on the label circa '84-'87. Stylistically McCord seemed to be bouncing all over the mid 80's soul spectrum, throwing whatever shit he could against the wall to see what stuck. Ultimately from a business standpoint nothing really did. That said, McCord produced some seriously brilliant stuff on Presents and the secret weapon here is Candye's Loverboy which steers closely to the proto-freestyle Carmen vibe.

Candye - Loverboy (12" Mix)
Candye - Loverboy (7" Mix)
Snooky - Ease The Pain
Reel Touch - I Want You

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7 comments: to “ More Presents

  • July 12, 2010 at 8:22 PM  

    super funn. thankss

  • July 13, 2010 at 8:32 AM  

    "Beat Electricians have been dropping off like flies and it seems the remaining core members are spread a bit thin."

    Its quality not quantity that counts!

    In my blog travels there are occasionally a few tracks that I think, mmm...thats a Beat Electric kinda sound so if there is an email addy you can post me at jackamo23ATgmailcom I would be more than happy to occasionally send you a link or three....I really love this blog and I would hate for you to get to the point where you think there is very little outside support...rally the beat electricians!

  • July 16, 2010 at 11:11 AM  

    And McCord wrote a lot of the One Way jams too. Hell of a producer and songwriter.

  • July 18, 2010 at 3:10 PM  

    why doesn't the reel touch link work?

  • July 23, 2010 at 9:32 PM  

    I need to rip the track and post it. Coming your way tomorrow!

  • September 11, 2010 at 7:05 PM  

    "Ease the Pain" is one helluva track. Thanks!

  • November 14, 2010 at 2:05 PM  

    still waiting on that last track...