Lalomie Washburn – My Music Is Hot (1977/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 36:02 minutes | 1,25 GB | Genre: Soul, Funk, Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Mercury Records
Formerly part of the ‘70s soul & funk groups Love Craft and High Voltage, Lalomie was backup singer to legends of the likes of Ray Charles, Ike & Tina Turner and Chaka Khan, and songwriter for Buddy Miles, The Brothers Johnson and Aretha Franklin. Lalomie Washburn signed to Parachute Records in 1977 and enjoyed a solo recording career stretching up to the mid-‘90s, when she released a further album and a string of well received dance 12 inch singles.
This release combines Lalomie’s first solo album “My Music Is Hot” (1977) with all of her singles and b-sides from the ‘70s Parachute recording era.
Includes the singles ‘My Love Is Hot (Caliente Un Amour), ‘Man Power (Can You Do It)’, ‘Double Funkin’ and ‘Two Sides’, plus all b-sides and alternative mixes from each of her early releases on Parachute.
“Although Lalomie Washburn has provided background vocals for many R&B artists and has written songs for greats like Chaka Khan and Buddy Miles, she never got very far as a solo artist. And that isn’t because of weak material although 1977’s little known My Music Is Hot falls short of being a gem, it’s a decent soul-funk outing. The title is accurate; Washburn is definitely a hot-blooded vocalist, and sweaty numbers like “Double Funkin’,” “Freaky Strangeness,” and the Latin-flavored “My Love Is Hot (Caliente)” make it clear that she is very much a belter. With the right exposure, My Music Is Hot might have done well. But the LP, which came out on the Casablanca-distributed Parachute label, received very little attention and it wasn’t long before you could find unopened copies selling for as little as 50 cents in small mom-and-pop stores. Out of print since 1979 or 1980, My Love Is Hot hasn’t been reissued on CD and probably never will be.
01. Give Me Love With The Music
02. Double Funkin’
03. My Love Is Hot (Caliente)
04. Man Power (Can You Do It)
05. Shades Of Blue
06. Freaky Strangeness
07. What’s Love