Sweet Blindness – 1976 – Music You Can Ride On
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A gem of a funky soul album from this great Canadian group, featuring the song writing help of American soul man Curtis Lee.
There’s a lot of you who ask for it and finally here you can get it, brothers. The soul and jazz band Sweet Blindness was known as the Statlers for almost eight years before the name change in the mid-’70s; the band’s self-titled debut album appeared in 1976.
This is a @320 vinyl rip of my original celebration records LP with covers.
A1. Sweet Blindness (3:21)
A2. Maria (3:20)
A3. Full Time Subject (2:52)
A4. Give It to You Right Now (3:13)
A5. Quebec (4:45)
B1. Cowboys to Girls (3:23)
B2. National Poddy (3:12)
B3. Special Lady (3:21)
B4. Queen Street (3:47)
B5. Ain’t No Use (5:07)
Bobbi Dupont(lead vocals, precussion), Curtis Lee (guitar, lead vocals), Al Marnie (bass, backing vocals), Sonny Milne (drums), Gabor Szepesi (keyboards), Phil Smith (keyboards, backing vocals; replaced Szepesi), Bruce Barrow (bass; replaced Marnie 1977), and Don Lowe (drums; replaced Milne 1977) are originally known as the Statlers, a soul jazz band from Canada who changed it’s name to sweet Blindness (after their song of the same name) with the addition of the American guitarist Curtis Lee in 1974.
Szepesi and Milne joined shortly thereafter. Following their self- tittle album on Quality, they toured the southern Ontario bar circuit after Szepesi was replced by former Statler Phil smith in 1976. A second album followed at which time Marnie was replaced by Barrow for another tour.
This is the only information i can get for the group, although i search several days. I do not have their later albums and i can tell you it is a nice piece of soul music with elements of jazz and funk.
Certainly worth listening. it is a rare album, not so easy to be found in such a good condition and ofcourse never released on cd. if anyone have more information about the group or the album please place it on the comments. i also expect your opinion about the album.
Enjoy the music!