Randy Brown – 1978 – Welcome To My Room

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Memphis, TN born Randy Brown is at his best here. No questions about it! If you appreciate 70s soul, then this is it! Brown’s 1978 release, “Welcome To My Room” easily and quickly carved a place for him in “true” R & B history!

All and all, this music is wonderful. It’s the type album that you allow to repeat itself over and over. Excellent sound. This music takes me back to Tallahassee, Florida and then radio station WANM 1070-AM. With only 10,000 watts and armed with DJs such as Joe Bullard, Chico The Virgo and Jerome Swain, WANM let us all know who Randy Brown was! The music on this, is flawless from start to finish! It’s easily understood and is very easy to groove to.

Tracks
A1 Do It Baby 4:12
A2 I Wanna Make Love To You 3:30
A3 Love Is All We Need 4:46
A4 I Love You Baby 6:58
B1 I’m Always In The Mood 3:53
B2 I’d Rather Hurt Myself (Than Hurt You) 3:41
B3 Sweet, Sweet Darling 4:22
B4 Too Little In Common 6:25

The late seventies and very early eighties were the years of the ultra-smooth swaying dancers and very very laid-back bedroom stories. Both styles had a great ambassador in Randy Brown, an ultra soulful singer whose work is sadly very underrated. This man has some serious soul tunes on each and every one of his albums. So don’t be misled by his dubious attire on the record sleeves, this is more than just a poor man’s Barry White. “Welcome to my room” was completely written and produced by that famous duo Homer Banks and Carl Hampton. Songs with title like “Do it baby”, “I wanna make love to you” and “I’m always in the mood” turn out to be brilliant floaters and dancers with all the right moves. Check this guy out, if you like (for instance) Prince Phillip Mitchell, Marvin Gaye or David Oliver (Greg Burgess)

Memphis’ Randy Brown has long been known to the soul cognoscenti and his almost cult status rests chiefly on the two hugely collectable albums reissued here. ‘Welcome To My Room’ came out in 1978 and ‘Midnight Desire‘ was first issued in 1980 and both reveal a real old school soul singer whose southern roots and Stax-based apprenticeship shine through on each cut. Vocally, Brown readily admits that he styled himself on David Ruffin – but listen in and you’ll also hear traces of Tyrone Davis, Sam Dees and Teddy Pendergrass. The Teddy P connection is most obvious on the searing ‘I’d Rather Hurt Myself‘( which writers Homer Banks and Carl Hampton clearly based on the Bluenotes’ ‘I Miss You’) and their ‘I Love You Baby‘ which sees Randy imitating Teddy’s warm oil, turn down the lights, chill the Chablis mode. Both those cuts come from the ‘Welcome To My Room’ album whose other highlights include the ultra-catchy ‘I’m Always In The Mood‘ ‘ and the dramatic old school ballad, ‘Too Little In Commonoriginally recorded by the Newcomers after Brown left, it’s a true Southern classic; salty Denise LaSalle, among others, has cut the slow, rambling tear-jerker. In all, eight prime songs that define deep soul.

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  • Simon666
    Posted at 17:29h, 15 June 2011 Reply

    fantastic arrangements on this πŸ™‚

  • Raggedy
    Posted at 17:48h, 15 June 2011 Reply

    I have found out about Randy Brown only a short time ago — and I became a big admirer of his material right away. All his albums are outstanding. My all-time favorite album would be “Intimately,” however. This artist is underrated — the more you hear by him the less you understand why. Try to get as much of his music as you can. (No, I am not his agent. Just someone who appreciates true talent.)
    Thanks for posting this one.

  • Daniel
    Posted at 20:18h, 15 June 2011 Reply

    Another classic i have passed… Thanks!!

  • rich
    Posted at 21:09h, 15 June 2011 Reply

    i actually have this lp but not in good condition. thanx nikos and mr. moo

  • JohnH
    Posted at 02:51h, 16 June 2011 Reply

    Guys, great music – once again you are bringing classic music back to where it belongs – here and now!

  • Kramer
    Posted at 09:20h, 16 June 2011 Reply

    Perfect! another great one!

  • hooch
    Posted at 14:26h, 16 June 2011 Reply

    Sweet Darling – Tune!!!!

    Thank you Mr Moo/Nikos

  • TaM
    Posted at 19:12h, 16 June 2011 Reply

    What a pleasant surprise. I didn’t knew it. Great!!

  • Wiktor K
    Posted at 02:08h, 17 June 2011 Reply

    thank you for everything if you don’t know that yet i love this blog!

  • Marcelo
    Posted at 09:24h, 17 June 2011 Reply

    Guess I need to check this out. Thank you.

  • alexandar_srbija
    Posted at 18:08h, 17 June 2011 Reply

    this is just great music, THANK YOU so much…pure class!

  • Clark
    Posted at 19:36h, 17 June 2011 Reply

    Thank YOU very much!! I apologize for the lack of appreciation being shown πŸ™

  • Icebeazy
    Posted at 21:04h, 17 June 2011 Reply

    this is groovin dope music rite heru!!

  • dasYak
    Posted at 21:59h, 17 June 2011 Reply

    Fantastic post, fantastic album. Thank you!!

  • Orson
    Posted at 08:36h, 18 June 2011 Reply

    Excellent stuff. Congratulations.

  • Alexandros
    Posted at 15:34h, 18 June 2011 Reply

    Sounds to me very good. Many thanks

  • Bamboo
    Posted at 00:27h, 19 June 2011 Reply

    Thank you for the endless classics!

  • Robert
    Posted at 05:15h, 19 June 2011 Reply

    I haven’t been on funk my blog for a while and thanks for this,I’m actually streaming this and can’t wait to finish downloading this gem!!

    Again many thanks!!

  • Dimitris
    Posted at 08:56h, 19 June 2011 Reply

    I simply love this kind of Soul music.

  • Terry
    Posted at 19:31h, 19 June 2011 Reply

    Brilliant. Love it.

  • Raphy
    Posted at 21:16h, 19 June 2011 Reply

    Nice Lp MR. Moo

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  • Peter
    Posted at 08:47h, 20 June 2011 Reply

    New to me. It’s so goooooood.

  • Brotherpete
    Posted at 10:48h, 20 June 2011 Reply

    thank u very much for wonderful music ! I ALWAYS comment!

  • Steve
    Posted at 20:35h, 20 June 2011 Reply

    Well what can I say ,my all time favourite artist Randy Brown,you are definitely the TOP BLOG in this household excellent work

  • AndrΓ©s
    Posted at 08:45h, 21 June 2011 Reply

    nice album
    Im from spain and i will thank you the work you do at up this LP’s.
    greetings for spain.

  • AndrΓ©s
    Posted at 08:46h, 21 June 2011 Reply

    greetings from spain

  • Boss
    Posted at 09:28h, 21 June 2011 Reply

    Thanks for the share and to hear another title not experienced before.

  • KenG
    Posted at 23:05h, 21 June 2011 Reply

    Love, love, love this album. Thanks so much for sharing it. Never heard it before today and I’m already certain it will remain in frequent rotation for awhile. Smooooth.

  • rob
    Posted at 00:45h, 26 June 2011 Reply

    this is a true soul singer who defines he modern soul floaters. This is the bench mark that many soul artists fall short of.

    Thanks guys

    Rob

  • carl
    Posted at 09:01h, 26 June 2011 Reply

    Hi,thank..you…mr…moo..and…nikos..for..a..great..album..that..on..listening..to..the..clip..that..sounded..so..good.Never..heard..of..him..but..then..you..bring..such..albums..that..make..this…still..my..fav..site.Thank..you..for..all..the..work..that..went..into..this!

    Thanks….Carl.

  • Kika Luz
    Posted at 09:33h, 27 June 2011 Reply

    Thanks for the beautiful music

    Amazing Blog!

  • holz
    Posted at 13:23h, 04 July 2011 Reply

    Amazing Album. Thank you for this music!!!

  • Greg
    Posted at 19:08h, 08 July 2011 Reply

    I think the work you guys do is amazing and I thank you so much for it. Don’t ever get caught thinking your efforts are underappreciated, not by me !
    Cheers.

  • Tony Hargan
    Posted at 17:29h, 09 July 2011 Reply

    Many thanks for this great album, i have it on vinyl but i’m just too damn lazy to put it onto cd, thanks again.

  • geewiz
    Posted at 05:59h, 17 July 2011 Reply

    This is my kind of music!!! You have great taste in music.

  • Poli
    Posted at 12:52h, 17 July 2011 Reply

    Another great classic. Tks for the work.

  • Marcus
    Posted at 13:19h, 21 July 2011 Reply

    Thank you for this beautiful post!!!

  • Sly
    Posted at 04:23h, 25 July 2011 Reply

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  • pedro
    Posted at 07:44h, 31 July 2011 Reply

    Listen to the track and my this is great stuff i only wish the new guys on the block could sing like this or maybe they can it just the new thang personel i do,tmuch care for most of that sharon and them tere destorers and the like are stillholding a touch soulymissed

  • soulcontroller
    Posted at 06:29h, 07 August 2011 Reply

    this is some great stuff. appreciate all the hard work and effort in educating myself on the obscure soul artists that KILL anybody in today’s time.

  • soulpatrolee
    Posted at 17:56h, 15 August 2011 Reply

    Great sounding release! Love the strings on this. Groovy!

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    Posted at 19:50h, 21 August 2011 Reply

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  • Marco Reverb
    Posted at 03:52h, 20 December 2011 Reply

    Thanks for the upload! Great stuff. Appreciate it.

  • RanRan
    Posted at 18:02h, 11 January 2012 Reply

    Loved this from beginning to end! Thanks so much!

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