Jimmy Bo Horne's music is simply too good to be forgotten. This CD is essentially a KC and the Sunshine Band collection with a different vocalist. Harry Wayne Casey and his cohorts wrote, played on, and produced almost everything here, so if you like excellent '70s dance music you will enjoy this. "Dance Across the Floor" is one of the best songs I have ever heard; I can't understand why it wasn't a huge hit back in the day (and who's that familiar voice singing backup? I won't say his name, but his initials are…!) Other fun songs here are "Ask the Birds and the Bees", "Let Me Be Your Lover" (sampled by Stereo MC's for "Connected") and "I Wanna Go Home With You" and "Spank". Horne even manages to coax a listenable performance out of "Close To You". Enjoy!
The most successful Hungarian rock band in history, Omega is one of the rare bands to have been known outside in his country. The legend has it that as albums were released in other countries it became necessary to brake the language barrier. Their music is a combination of Eastern European prog with a bit of symphonic and a bit of psyche prog. The result is a dark orchestrated sound combined with extended improvisation.
Early Byrd: The Best of the Jazz Soul Years contains a selection of nine tracks from Donald Byrd's mid-'60s recordings, bypassing his funkier fusions of the late '60s and early '70s. These songs – including such numbers as "Slow Drag," "Jellyroll," "Mustang," "Blackjack" and "The Dude" – feature the trumpeter at his grittiest and funkiest. Fans of his early hard bop years will still find enough improvisation here to make it interesting, while latter-day fans will find enough grooves. It's a solid introduction to one of Byrd's most prolific periods.