I Love You Pretty Baby / You Got To Know Better

A 2 track philly soul single (8m 2s) — released March 22nd 2024 on Motherlode Music

Originally released in 1975 by RCA via its subsidiary Midland International—and recorded at the legendary Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia—these two tracks have never since both been released on the same single up until now, appearing once in unison on an acetate reference recording, copies of which have never sold on Discogs and are believed to be in the hands of 4 collectors worldwide.

Hailing from their brilliantly produced debut 'I'm In Heaven', this release skims the cream of the album and hones in on the poignancy, sheer musicality and grit of the Philly sound; combining soaring male vocal harmonies and flamboyant horns with luscious strings and rollicking disco rhythms to fantastic effect. These are readymade and tested dance floor classics, certainly with the legs and drive to make the modern listener get down.

Touch of Class effortlessly blend together the classic Motor City Sound and Philadelphia's hard-driving disco groove in one fell swoop, records that sound like they have been produced from both the Gamble and Huff and Dozier playbooks, while retaining a unique register exclusive to the group—from John "The Monster" Davis' nimble flute movements and Larry Washington's rolling congas on I Love You Pretty Baby to "Sugar Bear" Thornton's thumping basslines and Roco Bene's sensational breathwork on You've Got To Know Better

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