Saturday, March 25, 2017

Rose Royce – Car Wash (MCA)

Norman Whitfield is to be remembered as one of the key figures in the history of Soul Music, then Disco. A songwriter and a producer, but also a pianist/keyboardist, he is one of the creators of the Motown Sound, havin contributed to countless classics including, among others, ‘Ain’t To Proud To Beg’, ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’, ‘Cloud Nine’, ‘War’, ‘Ball of Confusion’ and ‘Papa Was A Rolling Stone’.
The aptly titled ‘Masterpiece’ album by the likes of The Temptations is one of his signature albums blended with experimental Soul elements in a unique futuristic way for the period (1973).
He left Motown 2 years after to create his own label – Whitfield Records – where he would bring Undisputed Truth, producing the unforgettable ‘You + Me = Love’ for them. His biggest success ever remaining the main theme from the Joel Schumacher seminal written film ‘Car Wash’ which marked the debut of Rose Royce

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