Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Turn Me Up

Happy "5 de Mayo". It has been a crazy busy week for me already and I'm in much need to be "turned up". Here is a song by Keith Barrow called "Turn Me Up" from his 1978 LP Physical Attraction. Keith's signature tune is the smooth-silk top 30 R&B ballad/steppers favorite, "You Know You Want To Be Loved". However, "Turn Me Up" was a favorite among dance floor aficionados. During his teens growing up in Chicago, Barrow headed a gospel group called the Soul Shakers (love the name). Produced by MFSB guitarist/songwriter Bobby Eli, his self titled debut album issued in the summer of 1977 with the track "Mr. Magic Man" got some attention. Physical Attraction came next and yielded two disco hits, "Turn Me Up"and "Physical Attraction, the rest of this LP is replete with beautifully sensuous slow jams such as "Step Into My Garden" and "Free To Me". Sadly, Keith Borrow died of complications from AIDS on October 22, 1983. "Turn Me Up" is one of those songs full of great surprises and has been featured in many compilations from many legendary DJ's over the past years. This is a true classic. Enjoy!

P.S. Check out the album cover. I think it tells a very interesting story!

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