The Players Association – Born To Dance (Remastered) (1977/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 32:45 minutes | 752 MB | Genre: Disco, Dance
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Craft Recordings
The Players Association recordings brought in leading jazz session musicians such as Joe Farrell, David Sanborn, James Mtume, Mike Mandel and Lorraine Moore on vocals as well as others. Whilst writing some of their own songs, the group mainly focused on covers. Their two biggest hits were “Disco Inferno,” a cover of the Trammps tune, and their own composition “Turn the Music Up!” Both tracks were recorded on the Vanguard label and issued in the UK as 12″ singles which boosted the group’s popularity on the dance floors around the UK.
“The list of jazz improvisers who appear on the Players Association’s second album, Born to Dance, is impressive; tenor saxman Michael Brecker, alto saxman David Sanborn, trumpeter Jon Faddis, and guitarist Steve Khan are among the participants. And percussionist James Mtume, who has jazz credentials but is best known for producing, writing, and performing R&B, is also on board. But despite boasting an impressive lineup, Born to Dance is only a slight improvement over the Players Association’s self-titled debut album. This isn’t a bad album; “How Do You Like It,” “Everything’s Gonna Be O.K.,” “Make It Last All Night,” and other tunes that were written or co-written by leader/drummer/arranger Chris Hills are catchy but unremarkable. The band was capable of a lot more, and it wouldn’t live up to its potential until its third album, Turn the Music Up!.” (Alex Henderson, AMG)
1. The Players Association – Goin’ To The Disco
2. The Players Association – Make It Last All Night
3. The Players Association – Disco Inferno
4. The Players Association – We Were Born To Dance
5. The Players Association – Everything’s Gonna Be O.K.
6. The Players Association – Footsteps
7. The Players Association – How Do You Like It