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Leroy Burgess - Genius or What?

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Hardly a week goes by without I come across another outstanding Leroy Burgess track - total genius or what? Here's a couple of recent discoveries, uncredited vocal on this unreleased Chez Damier mix, and superb 70's Sympho State 'You know what I like'. Discuss people :thumbup: 

 

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2 minutes ago, Chris Turnbull said:

Hardly a week goes by without I come across another outstanding Leroy Burgess track - total genius or what? Here's a couple of recent discoveries, uncredited vocal on this unreleased Chez Damier mix, and superb 70's Sympho State 'You know what I like'. Discuss people :thumbup: 

 

Evening Chris

Nice tunes - although not really smashing it for me. Heart breaker did though.

Pete

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5 minutes ago, Spain pete said:

Top all round talent. ,singer   ,songwriter,  producer , arranger,  probably made  the coffee in the studio 👍👌👏🎶🎶🎶

What's your top LB tune if you had to pick one?

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3 hours ago, Chris Turnbull said:

Tip of a very large iceberg Pete :D

Yes I’m sure you’re right mate. Still learning everyday. Some of the stuff reminds me of Frankie Knuckles but that’s probably an entirely different thread. Keep em coming buddy. 

Pete

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On the voice anthology a never released track called heavenly,  know it  ? 👌🎶🎶🎶

12 minutes ago, Chris Turnbull said:

What's your top LB tune if you had to pick one?

 

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3 hours ago, Chris Turnbull said:

Tip of a very large iceberg Pete :D

Yes it is the tip of the iceberg, as he sang lead on most of Black Ivory's hits, and for all the 45 collectors several of the 80's things he was involved with did in fact get released on that format, 'I know you will' 'You got something special' Inner Life's  'No way' (a personal fave) Intrigue's 'Fly girl' the list could go on. A top talent within that field.

Andy

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Leroy is the lead on  Convertion- "Let's Do It" and the  Fantastic Aleems- "Hooked On Your Love".

  He also does some of the leads on the Peter Jacques Band "Fire Night Dance " album but his vocals are so sped up, it's hard to recognize him.

 

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11 hours ago, Spain pete said:

On the voice anthology a never released track called heavenly,  know it  ? 👌🎶🎶🎶

Great stuff, didn't know that one - top class. Had seen that LP before but forgotten about it 

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Dino Terrell - you can do it.

I seem to remember reading that LB rated Dino very highly and his life was cut short but I maybe imagining all this. 😀

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From what has been written about him seems like he's an all round nice guy  , any stories ?

14 minutes ago, Roburt said:

Met up with him (& the other members of Black Ivory) in Manhattan around 1999, didn't take any pictures that I remember though. 

 

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4 hours ago, Duke said:

Dino Terrell - you can do it.

I seem to remember reading that LB rated Dino very highly and his life was cut short but I maybe imagining all this. 😀

Nice one - new to me. You are right, apparently he died of a brain tumour in 1988. Have added audio below:-

 

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Spent ages last night trying to post a link to Dazzle! Always reminds me of Richards late 70's sets. And as for the Leroy & Belita tune, really nice, always meant to get one,  never did! 

Good job Chris - this has turned into a great topic.

Edited by Rich B
Being a numpty!

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On 06/10/2017 at 15:37, Rich B said:

Spent ages last night trying to post a link to Dazzle! Always reminds me of Richards late 70's sets. And as for the Leroy & Belita tune, really nice, always meant to get one,  never did! 

Good job Chris - this has turned into a great topic.

Cheers Rich, has turned up some good tunes and interesting comments - hopefully still more to come

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4 hours ago, Chris Turnbull said:

Interesting - how did that come about?

At the time, I was in touch with Stuart Bascombe on-line & my son worked in New York back then. I mentioned I was visiting & he asked if I wanted to meet up while there. We arranged to meet at the rail stn in mid Manhattan which was the end of the line for the PATH (from Hoboken). We met up & went for a coffee and he fetched the other 2 Black Ivory members with him. He was keen to try to forge a UK connection as Leroy had gone solo and the other 2 were trying to find a place in the music biz still. Leroy already had a good number of decent UK contacts so was a bit bored with the whole meeting. I interviewed em about their days in Black Ivory & music biz happenings since. All 3 were good but Leroy didn't need any help, so was less interested in the meeting.

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3 hours ago, Roburt said:

At the time, I was in touch with Stuart Bascombe on-line & my son worked in New York back then. I mentioned I was visiting & he asked if I wanted to meet up while Tthere. We arranged to meet at the rail stn in mid Manhattan which was the end of the line for the PATH (from Hoboken). We met up & went for a coffee and he fetched the other 2 Black Iviroy members with him. He was keen to try to forge a UK connection as Leroy had gone solo and the other 2 were trying to find a place in the music biz still. Leroy already had a good number of decent UK contacts so was a bit bored with the whole meeting. I interviewed em about their days in Black Ivory & music biz happenings since. All 3 were good but Leroy didn't need any help, so was less interested in the meeting.

Thanks for that - really interesting

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