ASHFORD, JACK

HOTEL SHEET (EVERLAND)

ASHFORD, JACK - HOTEL SHEET 135862
Format:
1 LP
Release:
13.09.2019
Label:
EVERLAND
Genre:
World
Kat.-Nr.:
135862
Barcode:
0710473184519
Originally issued in 1977 (with not one but two different label designs - and three issues if you include the version that included the hotel sheet!) this solid set is a blend of indie disco, ballads and soul gems.

`Hotel Sheet' is a popping disco funker, the standout soul cut is the uptempo modern soul `I'll Fly To Your Open Arms' while vocally Ashford sounds a little like David Ruffin on the sparkling `This Ain't Just Another Dance Song'.

The expansive, mid tempo `Shar' has a sultry feel while the skipping northern `Baby I'm So Glad' is a nice, upbeat number.

Will be a new discovery for many and a worthy one to investigate. "This album is dedicated to my mother, Thelma Ashford, and to my brother Albert.

Without their love and prayers, I could have never made it. I thank God for putting the light around me...

(And Cletus, we overcame the opposition after all)... Maria you were right."
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. HOTEL SHEET
  • 1.2. I'LL FLY TO YOUR OPEN ARMS
  • 1.3. THIS AIN'T JUST ANOTHER DANCE SONG
  • 1.4. HI MOM HI AL
  • 1.5. SHAR
  • 1.6. GET RIGHT ON TOP (CAUSE I NEED SOMEONE)
  • 1.7. BABY I'M SO GLAD
  • 1.8. FUNKY DISCO PARTY