Blame it on the boogie. Lost demo jams from the writing sessions of Craig Peyton and Jolyon Skinner make it to vinyl for the first time! The cuts miraculously survived on a 30 year old cassette and were lovingly transferred to vinyl by Peyton Records. Love Demos gives us a glimpse of the smooth-yet-funky r&b sound that Peyton and Skinner were shopping around during the early 80's. Think Kashif or D-Train with plenty of grooving synth bass, sexy chords and drum machines to go around. Strangely, these tracks never saw the light of day (til know) yet the duo would eventually pen tracks for Howard Johnson, Melba Moore, and Will Collins... and even further down the line Joe, NSYNC(!), and Freddie Jackson. From Peyton himself - "Jolyon Skinner and I met in the early '80s through our mutual friend Keith Diamond (the Trinidadian producer of hits such as "Caribbean Queen" by Billy Ocean). After we met, Jolyon and I started regular writing sessions at my NYC P-Factor studio. Our first break came in 1983 with Howard Johnson's "Let This Dream Be Real". That was followed up with "Love of a Lifetime" by Melba Moore and "Where Ya Gonna Be Tonight" for Will Collins. After this we were offered a recording deal by April Blackwood Music, but due to my contract with Profile Records at the time we couldn't accept it. Shortly after Skinner got signed to Zomba and we stopped writing together around 1985." Recommended for the boogie lovers out there.
- unreleased demos on vinyl for the 1st time
- transferred from original cassette
- music label: Peyton Records 2016
reviewed by Dr. Rhythm 09/2016