Monday, May 19, 2008

You Dazzle Me

In 1979, the legendary De-Lite Records released Dazzle's debut selt-titled LP. This record saw the colaboration of many influential disco artists, including Leroy Burgess, Patrick Adams, and Stan Lucas, whom came together a year prior to produce the ground-breaking record, Patrick Adams Presents Phreek. Here, on the Dazzle LP, you get the same kind of soulful disco-boogie feel as many other Patrick Adams and Leroy Burgess produced releases, even though this record was written mostly by Lucas. John "Jellybean" Benitez helped contribute extended disco mixes to the records two singles Walk Before You Run and You Dazzle Me!!!. I find that my personal favorite here, lies with the more soulful album cut of "Walk Before You Run" which features Lucas on lead vocals. The Dazzle LP is a solid feel-good disco record that features some of disco and dance music's greatest pioneers.

Dazzle - It's Not The Same
Dazzle - Walk Before You Run

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Juan S. said...

Wow. I've never heard of Dazzle before this.

But this is the ish. Disco heaven.

Anonymous said...

yes! this album is brilliant...

Bobby & Steve played this at my night at Corks last Friday...sounded awesome again!