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Sam Dees

It's Over - 70s Songwriter Demos & Masters

In the 1990s Kent released two critically acclaimed and massively popular CDs by the great singer/songwriter Sam Dees. These were sourced from his work as a recording artist and songwriter for Clinton Moon s Showtime Productions based in Birmingham, Alabama. Some were demos and some finished masters, possibly recorded for a second album following the one released on Atlantic in 1975. More tapes of equivalent quality from this period have come to light and these are included with some tracks which only made it onto compilation CDs at the time, his Clintone 45 release, and a couple of alternate takes from The Show Must Go On LP to make the third and final release from this creative and productive era. A teaser track, Married But I'm Still In Love With You, came out on their recent Sam Dees vinyl LP and this first-rate ballad makes its CD debut here. Totally new compositions are the ballads We've Got To Get It Together and the sparse but beautiful Child's Play. Songs such as Today Is A New Day and Singing In Poverty are representative of Sam's socially conscious period. There are uptempo offerings, ideal for the dancefloor including Total Love, A Case Of The Boogie and the sensual Gimme A Little Action, and there are just great Dees-penned songs of universal interest like I'm Your Biggest Fan and What Good Is A Love . Recordings that Sam Dees fans will recognise but not in this format are alternate mixes and instrumentation of So Tied Up and What's It Gonna Be from his The Show Must Go On LP. There is also a new version of Alpaca Phase Three's Someone To Run To featuring an unheard Sam rap, while Touch Me With Your Love is extended from our previous CD release by a minute or more. There are only 19 tracks as two or three of the new finds were deemed below Sam's very high standard but we have well over an hour's worth to augment and finish Kent's involvement with this productive period of inspired soul music.

  • 1. Today Is A New Day
    2. I Know Where You're Coming From
    3. I'm Your Biggest Fan
    4. Singing In Poverty
    5. Everybody's Trying To Get Over
    6. We've Got To Get It Together
    7. Anything Is Fair In Love And War
    8. Married, But I'm Still In Love
    9. Someone To Run To (Alternate Version)
    10. Gimme A Little Action
    11. What Good Is A Love
    12. Total Love
    13. A Case Of The Boogie
    14. Claim Jumping
    15. What's It Gonna Be (Alt Of Atlantic LP SD 18134)
    16. So Tied Up (Alt Of Atlantic LP SD 18134)
    17. Child's Play
    18. Touch Me With Your Love (Long Version)
    19. It's Over, Nobody Wins

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