Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The More I Get, The More I Want

Later this month, the Defected label will be releasing Dimitri From Paris's new mix compilation, "Return to the Playboy Mansion", which I'll be doing a full review of once I get my hands on a copy. However, I bring the compilation up because it will feature plenty of great obscure disco cuts including a Lorraine Johnson cut entitled, "The More I Get, The More I Want" that I've been listening to a lot lately. This break through cut from Johnson was released back in 1977 and was written by legendary soul songwriters/artists McFadden & Whitehead. During the same time Philadelphia's Teddy Pendergrass also did a rendition of the track with initially more success than Johnson. After her debut with Prelude records, she went on to do some backing vocals for the Saturday Night Band as well as some session work for both L.T.D. and Les McCann. Even though, Lorraine Johnson's "The More I Get, The More I Want" wasn't seen with much success back in the late 70's, the song remains to be a collectable single for disco fans of today.

Lorraine Johnson - The More I Get, The More I Want

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4 comments:

Basto said...

I love :)

Haydn said...

Simply stunning.

LeBaron said...

That is a hot track. The bass line reminds me of those funk jams on Herbie Hancock's Thrust album.

Anonymous said...

This track was a hit on England's Northern Soul scene in early 80's.Sounds as good today as it did at the Allnighters I attended back in the day.Ian in Yorkshire, England