First Listen: Joey Negro feat. Linda Clifford – Won’t Let Go (Joey Negro Club Mix) (Z Records)
Some people happen to be gifted with like a natural elegance. It’s obviously the case whenever speakin’ of Joey Negro. A man who, for more than 25 years has crafted and impressive series of top notched gems. Along with the Sunburst Band, as under his numerous guises. Somehow establishing himself as the missing link between Disco and House.
‘Won’t Let Go’ sees him jammin’ with Linda Clifford in an unexpected role. Delivering a spoken word performance as opposed to be singing. Her voice nevertheless stands out along with stellar jazzy keys courtesy of Kaidi Tatham. With the whole over a rounded funk driven rhythm pattern…
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– Brooklyn, NYC native Linda Clifford is a multi-talented artist. She first came to light as an actress back at the end of the sixties in films such as ‘Rosemary’s Baby’, ‘The Boston Strangler’, ‘Coogan’s Bluff’ and ‘Sweet Charity’. Reduced to minor roles though, she gave up to focus on developping her career as a singer.
Recognition would come in 1978 with the release of her second album. Its title track – ‘If My Friends Could See me Now’ – standing as her biggest success ever. An album which also included the memorable ‘Runaway Love’ and ‘You Are You Are’…