Monday 24 June 2013
(A Case Of ) Too Much Love Making
It took me will into my thirties to appreciate the subtler, more floaty sounds of Modern Soul. From the age of about 16 I had immersed myself in the pounding, stomping 60s sounds that were the staple diet of the Northern Soul fan. I loved the sounds of Stax and Atlantic as well and even dabbled with the sounds of Philly and disco but tailor mades and modern soul were a step too far. That was until I found myself in the modern room at a Weekender for the first time and realised that I liked what I was listening to. So much so that I was there for over an hour and posted missing.
(A Case Of) Too Much Love Making is a prime example of the kind of thing that I would have dismissed out of hand a decade or so ago. I would have been horrified if somebody had suggested that I would not just like but actively seek out a record produced by Barry White and with a backing track including the strings of the Love Unlimited Orchestra.
Oh, how times have changed.
btw, Lisa Stansfield had a fair stab at this on her third album, So Natural.
Gloria Scott - (A Case Of) Too Much Love Making