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Sweet Stuff Vinyl LP

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rare 1975 LP from pioneering funk, soul & hip-hop producer
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"Wewantsounds reissue Sylvia Robinson's super rare soul LP released in 1975 on her Vibration label, part of her All-Platinum/Stang/Turbo empire. Born and raised in New York, Sylvia Robinson began recording at a young age under the name 'Little Sylvia'. She went on to record many singles during the late '50s and '60s before setting up her own label, All Platinum Records in 1966 followed by Stang Records and Vibration. Through these labels, she had several hit records in the '70s as a producer including The Moments' 'Love On A Two Way Street' and Shirley & Co's 'Shame Shame Shame'. Sylvia Robinson continued to record as a solo artist shortening her name as 'Sylvia'. She got a massive hit of her own with 'Pillow Talk' in 1973, a song she'd originally penned with Al Green in mind. In 1973 she covered Serge Gainsbourg's 1969 megahit 'Je T'aime Moi Non Plus' renaming it here 'Soul Je T'Aime' and duetting with Fania Records' Latin soul singer Ralfi Pagan. The following year was also busy for the singer and producer with three singles that went to the R&B chart: the Soul Ballad 'Alfredo', the funky 'Private Performance' and 'Sho Nuff Boogie,' sung with The Moments. They are all featured on the album Sweet Stuff which was released in 1975. As bonus tracks, the release features 'Sho Nuff Boogie, Part 2' which only came out as the single's B-side at the time and the long version of 'Soul Je T'aime'. Interestingly the song 'Sweet Stuff' notoriously sampled by J Dilla for 'Crushin' doesn't appear on this album even if 'Sho Nuff Boogie' sounds very much like a forerunner of the song with its similar languorous pace and almost identical melody. Four years later in 1979, Sylvia Robinson would make another genius move with the launch of Sugarhill Records and the Sugarhill Gang's single 'Rapper's Delight' which would revolutionize music and almost single-handedly launch hip-hop but that's another chapter of Sylvia Robinson's life." - Wewantsounds

  • official reissue of rare 1975 album from pioneering funk, soul & hip-hop producer Sylvia Robinson
  • black vinyl pressing
  • first time on vinyl since 1995
  • includes bonus track 'Sho Nuff Boogie, Part 2' and rare long version of 'Soul Je T'aime'
  • music label: Wewantsounds 2021
UPC: 3700604729785


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