All Platinum

All Platinum Gold

All Platinum was the record label run by Sylvia Robinson in the ’70s before she founded Sugar Hill Records and started signing/exploiting artists from the nascent hip hop scene. This collection is useful because it features disco-soul hits like Shirley & Co‘s ‘Shame, Shame, Shame’, The Rimshots‘7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (Blow Your Whistle)’ and those two gorgeous Top 10 offerings from The Moments, ‘Girls’ and ‘Dolly My Love’, along with a host of lesser-known numbers. So it combines nostalgia with education – just the way I like it!

I particularly enjoyed Sylvia’s own saucy l’il number ‘Pussycat’ and the label’s overall production style, which aspires towards lush arrangements yet retains an earthy low-rent flavour. Nice snappy drum sound, too. A most pleasing purchase!

Published in: on August 26, 2009 at 9:43 pm  Comments (1)  
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  1. […] (An Aural Index) 5. Klaus Wunderlich – Canari-Cha-Cha 6. Anarchic System – Popcorn 7. Sylvia – Pussycat 8. The Glitter Band – Angel Face 9. Jack Larson – I Love The Way She Laughs 10. Bedlam […]

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