Thursday, September 21, 2017

Taana Gardner – Heartbeat (West End Records)

Things may turn on being different as to what they would appear at first sight… This pretty much applying to this syncopated downtempo funky joint when Larry Heard played the acetate for the first time at the Paradise Garage with everybody leavin’ the floor. Is it because he got commissioned to remix it that he insisted along with time? Rather say no as he first and foremost happened to be among the very rare ones who could truly feel things, along with radio programmer Frankie Crocker who would support the song as well, from the following Monday on WBLS. Produced by Kenton Nix who arranged and wrote more than 120 songs, this nowadays classic stands as West End Records’s biggest commercial success, according to what the late Mel Cheren told me back in the day. As sampled back in 1994 by Jamaican Ragga singer Ini Kamoze on the memorable ‘Here Comes The Hotstepper’. With Love & best wishes to Taana Gardner who’s celebrating her Birthday this September 3…

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