Primarily known as a jazz singer with a distinctive baritone, vocalist Arthur Prysock began his career in 1944 as a vocalist in Buddy Johnson’s band and sang on several of Johnson’s hits. In 1952 Prysock went solo and scored a big R&B hit with "I Didn’t Sleep a Wink Last Night.” Over the years Prysock switched easily between jazz and R&B and in the mid-1960’s was recording with the Count Basie band. In the 1970’s, Prysock had a surprise disco hit with "When Love Is New." His brother, Red Prysock, the noted tenor sax player, appeared on many of Arthur's records. Presented here is Arthur’s rare, soul / disco album “Arthur Prysock Does It Again!,” originally released in 1977. All selections newly remastered.
Wallace Avery hates his job. His ex-wife and son hate him, and he's blown his one shot at living his dream. Not wanting to face all this, he stages his own death and buys himself a new identity as Arthur Newman. However, Arthur's road trip towards anew life is interrupted by the arrival of the beautiful but fragile Mike, who is also trying to leave her past behind. Drawn to one another, these two damaged souls begin to connect as they break into empty homes and take on the identities of the absent owners: elderly newlyweds, a high-roller and his Russian lady, among others.
After scoring a hit with "I shot The Sheriff" ERIC CLAPTON, recorded an album with Jamaican-born ARTHUR LOUIS, who at the time was one of the few authentic reggae artists residing in the UK. One of the songs ERIC CLAPTON recorded for ARTHUR'S album was a reggae version of the DYLAN tune KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR. The interpretation so much caught ERIC?S attention that a few months later he decided to record the same song for himself, using ARTHUR LOUIS identical arrangement, and scoring - once again - a substantial hit. ARTHUR LOUIS' album was released in Japan in 1976 but remained unavailable in Europe until now. KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR isn't a pure reggae album. Reggae influences are evidently present but as a whole the album is a homogeneous blend of reggae, blues and R&B, probably due to ARTHUR'S lengthy residence in New York, as well as to CLAPTON'S "guitar-print".