Greg Perry – 1975 – One for The Road

This is a real find!

I am sure you’ll adore it, groovy people out there!

Greg was one of major staff writers for Invictus/Hot Wax and co wrote most of the hits of Chairmen of the Board, Freda Payne etc. This his first solo album was originally released on Casablanca in 1975. It is now regarded as one the best soul albums of all time. Includes ‘Variety is the Spice of life and ‘Come on down‘ Both popular and in demand modern soul tracks.



1. Variety Is the Spice of Life
2. I’ll Be Comin Back
3. Will She Meet the Train in the Rain?
4. Next Time I See You (I’m Gonna Be Ready)
5. Boogie Man
6. Love Is Magic [Instrumental]
7. I Want to Live and Let Live (Love and Let Love All the Time)
8. Come on Down (Get Your Head Out of the Clouds)
9. Love Got Me Tired (But I Ain’t Tired of Love)
10.One for the Road


The Reviews
I’ll be frank. I spent $26US for this album as an import and took a risk by buying it. I’ve searched for the artist who performed “Come on Down” for 30 years. I first heard “Come on Down” my Senior Year of High School (75-76) and the song just struck me with the Lyrics first, then the music. Every time the song would come on I’d stop what I was doing and just…listen. As you can see, it’s a sentimental journey for me, and worth the price. The rest of the album is very good.
Folks, this is mid 70’s straight ahead soul. I invite you to get a copy for yourself if ever the album goes domestic – which means that you can save a bundle!!
Five stars for “Come on Down” for the rest of the album, four stars!!


Originally on Casablanca, this album has been reissued recently by the Soul Brother Records label from UK. It is a cult album among the Modern Soul lovers (Modern Soul is the name given to Soul Music which survived during the Disco era, keeping the flame alive). Greg Perry was from the Hot Wax / Invictus “family” and it shows: the album sounds a lot like those of Lamont Dozier from the same period. As for the quality and arrangements, no R’n’B artist from today, nor even Michael Jackson, could afford such an orchestra today, with string section, monster bass and all ; such were the times … The album includes a very good instrumental track, “Love Is Magic“, with handclaps, bass, wah-wah and all I love and the killersVariety is the spice of life” – “Come on down“.

For those who trust my taste so far, this is really amazing stuff.
One of my favorite. Grab it brothers!

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Conversation for album: Greg Perry – 1975 – One for The Road

  • DJ Abe
    Posted at 01:02h, 10 May 2008 Reply

    Thank you…..

  • john
    Posted at 01:59h, 13 May 2008 Reply

    amazing! had completely forgotten this album, had it 30 odd years ago and remember variety is the spice of life, can’t wait to check it out again, thats so much. j

  • john
    Posted at 09:58h, 13 May 2008 Reply

    brilliant album. just to think this could have been lost forever. thanks again.

  • Rich
    Posted at 20:01h, 16 September 2008 Reply

    thank u so much for this one nikos

  • Chris
    Posted at 22:02h, 15 November 2008 Reply

    Beautiful music!!! Your site is really, really hot!!! Peace

  • floorbored
    Posted at 10:42h, 18 April 2009 Reply

    I randomly found some of this album on youtube and selected it because I thought the cover was kinda funny…looked like he was tryin to look cool…but man…i wasnt ready to hear this…now im hooked…so glad to hear this music…i actually got excited to hear it, first time…inna long time…

  • A9
    Posted at 00:59h, 04 May 2009 Reply

    Thanks! I have it since the time it was released. Thanks to you, I don’t have to rip my own elpee.

  • Anne-Marie
    Posted at 12:55h, 01 August 2009 Reply


    thank you so much, you have made my day

  • alphabet
    Posted at 01:10h, 28 December 2009 Reply

    Another killer!!! Thanks

  • onejazzyman
    Posted at 21:03h, 03 July 2010 Reply

    Thank you so much … awesome.

  • albgardis
    Posted at 22:56h, 29 July 2010 Reply

    Looks like somebody complained on rpdsh!

    The file is held there, and they are trying to lead the visitor onto another site of theirs (for whatever purpose I don’t know, I clicked them away as soon as I realized they were trying to lead me away to another section of their site where I didn’t wanna go, something about online games or so)

  • Cha
    Posted at 00:17h, 23 August 2010 Reply

    hello, would it be possible to do a new link please, this one has been removed


  • Alex
    Posted at 12:36h, 21 April 2011 Reply

    re-up please

  • MuffinMannen
    Posted at 13:40h, 01 June 2011 Reply

    I appreciate your hardwork to put these out. Many thanks, this is great.

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