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Hit me with the beat, Billy Griffin
Natxo Sobrado5 by March, Retro 2015en
Hit me with the beat, but hit me while you stick a little Latin touch to that base. Get it right that it's time to lift one day stumbled career. Where the fire heats today? In the Disco? There was Billy Griffin in 80. The intention was to remove the label of one hit wonder a year of these complicated for someone who had entered Motown at the end and work back door.
It is not easy to replace a man who has sold a million copies singing: "I do not like, but I love you". Maybe Billy Griffin had that verse loop in your head pounding all the time since he left The Miracles Smokey Robinson and he came in to replace him. "Baby, I do not want you, but I need you", how smart he was. All with a sweet and calm voice, easy romance artist, if he had any way.
A The Miracles had happened as many of the generation of boy bands caramel Motown with the change of the decade: the Funk swept them, playing a sound change between such protest. Her loving odes needed a low fat modeled on Chicago Soul Curtis Mayfield later evolve into Disco music. There appeared Renaissance (1973, Tamla), the unexpected rise of a group called away. Billy Griffin provided a afinadísimo ringer treble that seemed broken at the lowest moment to stay in the finest wire. A mix between Curtis Mayfield and Sly Stone, but with the Tamla friendly version.
Prior to try his luck solo in the early '80s, Billy Griffin scored two hit singles with his band. Now he told his girl to come and spend the night in such a well learned sexual loop Isaac Hayes and blaxploitation riff. 'Do It Baby' does not mince words and lists received him as he deserved: since 4 on the R & B and 13 overall in the US as a single, the best figure in four years for them; The LP also entered the fourth in the list of R & B and 41 overall, achieving almost the second best record in the group's history (it was in 1966 with their second album: Away We Go-Go, a station 3 and 41, respectively).
The great success of Billy Griffin was 'Love Machine (Pt. 1)', this time as head of authorship by the bassist, Warren "Pete" Moore. A single that went straight to number 1 in the general list of the United States and the third in the UK. The success of the issue with the bass line marked prompted the album that was included, City of Angels (1975 Tamla), it came top in overall sales, to position 33. The Disco and was becoming your site by George McCrae, Love Unlimited Orchestra, KC and The Sunshine Band, Labelle or Donna Summer, among others.
In 1983 Billy Griffin was flying alone. He had gone to The Miracles, but used his seal change in 1976 to continue with Columbia and publish them their first three albums between 1982 and 1985. With the original extinct Disco and more exploited it came time to leave another single success with 'Hold Me Tighter In The Rain', a tacky who conquered Britain in the top 20. What good would come a year later with his second work: Respect.
It was time to take advantage of the upturn in the Italo-Disco, but keeping the bass lines that once he had worked in 'Do It Baby'. 'Hit Me With the Beat' is recreated in the dark, without letting the subject breaks even though the net, to suddenly get a line of sax after creating the whole environment, with a final Latin percussion than a year Later triumph with Miami Sound Machine in 'Dr. Beat '.
The album begins with him asking his girlfriend about it, then you pose as intensito between ballads to a simmer and synthesizers. Billy Griffin could be late everywhere, have caught the scene late, but he made years after the signing, along with Ian Levine, the song 'I Found Heaven' Take That, chosen as the fifth single from her debut, demonstrating that still haunted by his percussion and pianos, which this time I did see a nice profit to reach one million copies sold. This time, Smokey Robinson would sound back in his head, but with a different message: "Do not wanna kiss you, but I need to".