Prime Time – 1984 – Flying High

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Rip and Research by Mr.Moo 

Posting and additional info’s by Nikos

Sweet keyboards and loads of wonderful 80s grooves – a great little set that perfectly balances jazzy riffing, funky rhythms, and warm soulful vocals! The cover’s a bit slick, but there’s a lot more depth here than some of Prime Time’s contemporaries – an ear both for the mainstream and the soulful underground – and one that has the group sparkling well on both the upbeat groovers and the sweet slow slow steppers! (Dusty Groove)

A1 I Owe It to Myself 3.46
A2 Make Up Your Mind 3.48
A3 Flying High 4.40
A4 I Want Somebody Tonight 2.51
A5 Spinning 3.08
A6 Give It to the Beat 3.41
B1 Love Talk 5.40
B2 I Can’t Get You Off My Mind 5.13
B3 Talk It Over 4.46
b4 Anytime Is Prime Time (Theme Song) 4.46

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PRIME TIME was an electro Funk band who first formed in 1972 out of Los Angeles USA. The line up consisted of Jimmy Hamilton on keyboards, Frankie Babe Moore on drums, Dale Hightower on percussion and Maurice Hayes on the bass and lead vocals.

FLYING HIGH was released in 1984 on Total Experience Records, who by this point were famous for providing a label home for the likes of the GAP Band, Yarbrough & Peoples, Pennye Ford and the legendary Billy Paul.

The suitably sparse opening track I OWE IT TO MYSELF climbed all the way to #21 on the US R&B chart late in 84 and was covered the following year by fellow Total Experience group, the GAP band on The GAP Band VII. Other notable tracks include the atmospheric Electro groove, GIVE IT TO THE BEAT along with the upbeat and slightly haunting jam, LOVE TALK. Both of these tracks went on to become firm Dance and Funk fan favourites throughout the 80’s and beyond (Cherryred Records).

Extensive Review and more by Derek Anderson here.

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  • Def
    Posted at 17:34h, 24 June 2014 Reply

    i surely dig this one.

  • Les
    Posted at 20:39h, 24 June 2014 Reply

    thnx so much for posting this ultimate album,brings back so many great memories.

  • Barry
    Posted at 21:11h, 24 June 2014 Reply

    I had this on vinyl. Great electro groove..

  • Robert
    Posted at 22:55h, 24 June 2014 Reply

    sweet,diggin this!!

  • Rene
    Posted at 09:07h, 25 June 2014 Reply

    Oh! Never had the chance to listen to it. Thanks Mr.Moo.

  • Meli1505
    Posted at 12:12h, 25 June 2014 Reply

    Brilliant 80’s. Thank you.

  • 2 Dam Funky
    Posted at 13:31h, 25 June 2014 Reply

    Nice post Nikos, could do with some more post like this, excellent, thank you.

  • Brian
    Posted at 09:02h, 26 June 2014 Reply

    Most definitely some great grooves on that. Thanks as always.

  • Lemuel
    Posted at 22:57h, 26 June 2014 Reply

    Perfect for car rides at night.

  • Pen
    Posted at 23:12h, 26 June 2014 Reply

    The Good Times!

  • Ortega
    Posted at 09:15h, 27 June 2014 Reply

    You always come with the heat. Thanks for that bruh!!!

  • Shanita
    Posted at 19:32h, 27 June 2014 Reply


  • William
    Posted at 19:56h, 27 June 2014 Reply

    It takes me back to my highs school years. Lovely.

  • D!#13
    Posted at 10:14h, 28 June 2014 Reply

    I miss this sound.

  • Blanic
    Posted at 10:31h, 28 June 2014 Reply

    This is fantastic, as always, thanks a million for such a great collection of music. Nothing like new stuff for the ears…

  • Vip
    Posted at 11:11h, 29 June 2014 Reply

    Grade A cheese

  • Petra
    Posted at 21:18h, 29 June 2014 Reply

    Such happier times these were, the music and dancing.

  • Frederick
    Posted at 09:05h, 30 June 2014 Reply

    good lookin out

  • Lem3@
    Posted at 12:41h, 30 June 2014 Reply

    After 30 years still sounds fresh to me. I love 80’s.

  • Boris
    Posted at 09:08h, 01 July 2014 Reply

    Thanks for this gem.

  • peteygreene
    Posted at 22:20h, 09 July 2014 Reply

    awesome! thanks!

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