Sunday, April 23, 2017

Ultra High Frequency – Get On The Right Track (Wand)

Most Wanted! Ultra High Frequency – Get On The Right Track (Wand)

In the caliber of gems such as ‘T.S.O.P.’ (MFSB) or ‘K-Jee’ (The Nite-Liters), the appeal is just immediate and irresistible.
Nothing of a surprise though referring to the identity of its producers. In other words, Philly sound moguls Norman Harris and Allan Felder who recorded it back in 1973.

Tom Moulton eventually created a longer version (5:18) for parent label Scepter’s memorable ‘Disco Gold Vol. 1’ compilation 2 years after.

Overview
Credited to Ultra High Frequency and titled ‘Get On The Right Track’, this Philly sound gem has been the subject of regular speculations as to who really made it, as illustrated on discomusic.com for instance. In addition to this, it’s not even listed as on Discogs where it appears as ‘We’re On The Right Track’.

The song resurfaced 2 years after on the same label along with the same producers. But this time as a part of the South Shore Commission self-titled album. And guess what?!? Here again, the info vary from a site to another (from Discogs to Wikipedia) regarding the identity of the members of the band!

After deeper research, I’m afraid to say Wikipedia is wrong on this. The line-up of the band being Warren Hayward (drums), David Henderson (bass), Eugene Lennear (lead guitar), Eugene Rogers (rhythm guitar), in addition to Sheryl Henry and Frank McCurry (vocals).

South Shore Commission made themselves famous with the 1975 ‘Free Man’ produced by Bunny Sigler (Instant Funk).
They first appeared back in 1969 with ‘Right On Brother’ on Atlantic, then released a second single – ‘Shadows’ – two years after on Nickel. Their album spawned three singles. ‘Free Man’, ‘We’re On The Right Track’ and ‘Train Called Freedom’ which happened to be the first ever 12″ release on the label.

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