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AOR Global Sounds 1976-1985 Volume 3


Double LP version. Gatefold sleeve. Favorite Recordings and Charles Maurice proudly present the third edition of their acclaimed AOR Global Sounds compilations series. Another brilliant selection of 14 rare and hidden tracks, produced between 1976 and 1985 in various parts of the world. On AOR Global Sounds Volume 3, DJ and producer Charles Maurice delivers, again, a fine overview of the AOR and West Coast influences for many artists in the late '70s and early '80s. Even more than on previous volumes, he selected highly forgotten productions, deeply infused with disco and soul flavors. Many of these great gems were naturally produced through all the USA, often made by artists with a very short career and as private press. For example, Jeff Silna only recorded the amazing "It's Always Something With You" after winning the competition of a long gone Miami radio station. The Stratus project started around 1974 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and was in a band led by Bob Ackley, who only released this 7" single in 1976 after recording a full album and doing a few gigs around Michigan. John Kontol (Jon Konteau), having credits for a few productions and appearances and still acts as a musician, never released another LP after his heartbreaking experience with Erect Records who never rewarded him for his work and even change his name against his consent. As for "Dirt (In The Sky)", by 7 Days Unlimited whose members were both from Pittsburgh area where a lot of dirt was literally flying in the air, the song was released in 1980 on a very limited 500 copies 7" single. But these kind of stories and waste of talent is not solely an American privilege, from Willy Santana (member of Placa Luminosa) in Brazil, and Funky Team in Sweden, to Stacey and Out Of The Fog in Canada, this third edition proves again the international scope and fervor of this music scene, and the surprising amount of great music that go unnoticed at that time. Fully remastered from originals, with great attention to sound quality as always. Also features: James D. Hall, George Nasif, Omega Sunrise, Steve Turner, Billy Always, and Archie James Cavanaugh.