Lenny Williams - Rise Sleeping Beauty.
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• LENNY WILLIAMS is one of the most enduring R&B and Soul vocalists from the 1970's having delivered passionate recordings throughout his long solo career and during his three year stint from '72 to '75 with incredible funk group Tower Of Power. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas Williams moved to Oakland, California at an early age and after honing his powerful voice in various church groups decided on a career as a secular R&B singer and was soon releasing singles on Fantasy Records and later Atlantic before joining Tower Of Power.
• Upon leaving Tower Of Power in 1975 Williams signed a solo deal with Motown Records and cut RISE SLEEPING BEAUTY, his only album for the label, later that same year. Despite his prominence at the time the album did not garner the commercial success hoped for despite more than matching his later albums for ABC and MCA which would bring him greater exposure.
• RISE SLEEPING BEAUTY was produced by Williams himself along with arranger Chester Thompson and they deliver an album of broad scope and rich musicality incorporating the traditional themes of love and relationships along with political and social commentary. Williams is in great vocal form throughout tackling tender R&B ballads (‘Loving Station’) through to smooth soul grooves (‘Cause I Love You,’ and ‘Shame’) and rasping funk bombs (‘I'm A Pioneer,’ ‘Run On See What The Ends Gonna Be,’ ‘Son Of Thieves, Slaves And Braves’ and opener ‘Since I Met You’); the later being the album's only single which reached #94 on the R&B singles chart.
• BBR is very proud to present the international CD debut of RISE SLEEPING BEAUTY, expertly remastered and complete with extensive liner notes and bonus tracks. Essential listening for all R&B, Soul, Funk and Disco fans.
1. Since I met you 3:06
2. I'm a pioneer 2:51
3. 'Cause I love you 2:52
4. To be a star 3:16
5. Shame 5:21
6. Loving station 3:34
7. Motion 3:07
8. Run on see what the ends gonna be 2:42
9. Son of thieves, slaves and braves 2:30
10. Rise sleeping beauty 3:36
11. Since I met you (Promotional Single Version) 3:02
Label : Big Break Records
Ean : 5013929060234
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