Thursday, January 24, 2013

I Lose Sleep Over You  

 Private Eye was a bay area funk group in the '80s produced by Berkeley native Claytoven Richardson. The group released one LP and a few singles on Fantasy in 1983. "I Lose Sleep Over You" is their hardest funk track and has been on my turntable a lot lately. The talented Richardson had a hand in numerous '80s funk records including the boogie laced Bill Summers LPs Call It What You Want and Seventeen, as well as one of the best Bay Area 80s funk LPs No Better Love by Chas.

 There is a later (and much easier to find) version of "I Lose Sleep Over You" by Street Fare from '87 that is still great, no doubt due to the same producer's touch. 

Private Eye - I Lose Sleep Over You

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3 comments: to “ I Lose Sleep Over You

  • January 24, 2013 at 1:05 PM  

    Claytoven was one of my (better) teachers at the SFSU MRI program. He also worked with the Chilites and Bridge, and is an amazingly talent vocal coach and producer.

  • April 1, 2013 at 1:55 PM  

    One of my fave blog around, from years..dont stop, mate ! :)

  • August 11, 2013 at 12:03 PM  

    Thank you so much for sharing this! Such a great piece.