There’s a slew of great disco albums being released at the moment and I reviewed Loleatta Holloway’s “Queen of the Night” only a short while ago – any excuse as I’m quite a fan of this dance music legend and pleased her music is being made available to a new and younger generation. This eponymous album was first released in 1979 and represented Holloway’s third album on GoldMind/Salsoul and was the follow up to the aforementioned “Queen of the Night”.

Producers on this particular album include jazz futurist Floyd Smith, Bobby Womack and Bunny Siger using both the Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia and Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama,

This new release on BBR contains the original seven tunes plus four disco/extended version including a fabulous version of the album’s opening track “The Greatest Performance of my Life” by Paradise Garage’s legendary Larry Levan.

Musically Loleatta is much as you’d expect – disco-funk with Holloway’s gloriously soulful vocals over the top. The album kicks off with “The Greatest Performance of my Life” which is a belter of a tune telling a tragic tale. “It’s All About the Paper” was a single but it was this singles B side (“What You Said”) which is also on Holloway that grabbed the DJs of the days attention.

“There’ll Come A Time” is an end of night soulful and much slower paced tune that’s simply the perfect vehicle for Hooloway’s rooted-in-gospel vocal style.

This record is a bit of a must have for lovers of the soulful disco style and given the new passion for this kind of music expressed in clubs such as Glasgow’s “melting Pot” it should be bought by the new generation of disco evangelists.

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