Tue. Sep. 28, 2021

Sophisticated Ladies – This Ain’t Really Love

Most Wanted! Sophisticated Ladies ‎– This Ain’t Really Love

The obscurity that happened to surround this Disco/Boogie gem released more than 35 years ago remains quite a mystery to me.
A quick listen suffices to tell how it had such a potential though. With the Ladies singing their heart out, in a vein somehow reminding of Patti LaBelle in addition to a brilliant production work by the likes of Frank Fair and Joe Webb.

A few things might explain though why this masterpiece never managed to get the attention it truly deserved. Its release, not only on an obscure label, and also a B-side (backed with ‘I’ll Keep Coming Back’) as if it wasn’t enough. Not to mention the frequent change of guises for the girls. From The Bobbettes in the 50’s to Soul Angels or The Sophisticated Four.

That said, if into Soul/Funk vibes, this unsung treasure looks definitely tailor sized for you…

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