Tue. Jun. 18, 2019

Damon Harris – It’s Music (Fantasy/WMOT)

Classics: Damon Harris – It’s Music (Fantasy/WMOT)

To be honest, many of you may never have heard of Damon Harris. But maybe more as the youngest member of The Temptations from 1971 to 1975. Or for leading a Temptations tribute band named The Young Tempts (aka The Young Vandals) when he was a teen. No wonder why… It’s music!

As a matter of fact, Damon Harris had only a brief career as a solo artist. Thus releasing only one album – ‘Damon’ – back in 1978, with ‘It’s Music’ appearing as its opening track. With the latter pretty much makin’ of Damon Harris a one hit wonder for some reason. Quite strange though at the end, judging by the obvious talent of the man who, to a certain extend came up with something of Sylvester. But also by the undeniable appeal of the jazzy/funk ‘It’s Music’. With production work courtesy of James Budd Ellison. This with Patti LaBelle, Barbara Ingram and Carla Benson on backing vocals, along with Booker T. Newberry on keyboards.

A minor hit back then, ‘It’s Music’ would get further attention (and seek) on the second hand market in the first half of the 2K’s…

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Damon Harris sadly died at a Baltimore hospice, MD, from complications of a prostate cancer on Feb. 18, 2013. He was 62.

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