Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Michael Jackson VS Derrick Laro & Trinity – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough

Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (Epic)
From the 1979 Quincy Jones produced ‘Off The Wall’ album which would mark the start of Jacko‘s collaboration with The Dude. One of his biggest classics ever, co-written with the prolific Greg Phillinganes, featuring Jerry Hey (Horns), Louis Johnson (on bass), Paulinho Da Costa and Sheila E (although uncredited) on percussion, and William Reichenbach on trombone to name but a few. “Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough” earned Jackson his first solo Grammy Award, winning Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 1980 Grammy Awards. It was also nominated for Best Disco Recording. The song also received Favorite Soul/R&B Single at the 1980 American Music Awards.
Derrick Laro & Trinity – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (Joe Gibbs Music)
Quite overshadowed back then, this indie pressing would become the subject of heavy battles between bidders on eBay in the middle of the last decade. Not a new comer, Derrick Laro, equally known as Derrick Lara made himself quite a reputation along with Carlton Smith and Sylvanus Moore while doin’ a lot of back ups for big Reggae acts, as The Tamlins.
Along with Trinity, he delivers one of the best Reggae cover versions of a Disco classic, just as Risco Connection did a year before – in 1979 – with their rendition of McFadden & Whitehead‘s classic ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now’…

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