Thursday, July 27, 2017

LaChandra – Just Started (Movin’ Records)

Just like Tony Humphries at the Zanzibar back then, Abigail Adams took a big place in the recognition of what’s remembered as the Jersey Sound (also called the Garage) which reached its peak by the end of the 80’s / early 90’s. That would happen almost by accident for the latter, who first opened a roller skating store in East Orange – Movin’ Skates – in the early 80’s before progressively transforming it into a record store that would become a central place for a whole generation of music lovers…
A label of the name sort of naturally followed in the second half of the 80’s with many people comin’ to the shop with stuff they’d made on their own, beginning with Boyd Jarvis who gave Movin’ Records their very first release back in 1987 with ‘I’ve Got The Music’ under the Before The Storm guise.
From then on and until the mid 90’s, Movin’ Records released some of the most significant episodes of the Jersey Sound, from Phase II‘s ‘Reachin’ to Vicky Martin‘s ‘Not Gonna Do It’, Dee Dee Brave‘s ‘My, My Lover’ and the Blaze produced ‘Just Started’ for LaChandra featuring Chris Herbert on backing vocals. With most of these gems featured in our recently published 10 must have Garage classics series of the likes…

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