Classics: Arnold Jarvis – Take Some Time Out (Fourth Floor Recordings)
Not many jams have ever had the magnetism of this gem. Mind you, what we’re doin’ here is a return to like forever, going back to the early days of (NYC) House Music. With the first thing coming to mind being THE voice!
One of the most beautiful ones in the history of House and way beyond as a matter of fact… The one of a quintessential singer, just like Robert Owens and Michael Watford. ‘Take Some Time Out’ would mark the start of an impressive series of infamous songs for Jarvis. Perfectly served by producers Yvonne Turner and Tommy Musto, responsible for this rough sounding jam.
One has hardly done any better than this. And, as a result, no wonder why the man scored his biggest success here… ‘Take Some Time Out’ has been delivered with new mixes courtesy of Ilija Rudman also worth the check…
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Arnold Jarvis‘ road to a musical career began at the age of 16 when he sang with the Baltimore Gospel Choir. His rich, Gospel-inflected baritone and unique phrasing made him one of the choir’s most favored soloists.
A Singer, a songwriter and a performer he, just like Robert Owens and Omar, has a voice gifted by the gods. Therefore, no wonder why he’s been touring with countless artists. From Loleatta Holloway to Jocelyn Brown or Jody Watley. But also Queen Latifah, Ultra Naté and Adeva among many others.
Jarvis has collaborated with an impressive list of House Music top producers. This resulting in countless seminal classics. From ‘Take Some Time Out’ with Tommy Musto and Yvonne Turner. To ‘And I Loved You’ with Frankie Knuckles and Satoshi Tomiie. Not to mention ‘Life Goes On’ with Louie Vega. And the list goes on along with Teddy Douglas of The Basement Boys fame (‘Love Of My Life’). And Alix Alvarez (‘Rising Into Joy’). If not Benji Candelario (‘You’ve Let Love Slip Away’, ‘Higher’) or Mannix (‘Stronger Than You Think You Are’).
Arnold is as well remembered as a member of UDAUFL. A collective of artists which Blaze put together back in 2003 in order to raise funds against AIDS.
He has also released a solo album – ‘Just Say It’ – produced by Timmy Regisford and Adams Rios 9 years after.
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