George McCrae started his musical career in The Jivin’ Jets, his wife Gwen later joined the group before they decided to work as a duo. He has worked on many solo projects and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocalist in 1975. His first solo album release was ROCK YOUR BABY in 1974 and is a classic of its time that still has a legion of fans to this day. It reached #7 in the R&B album chart, #38 Pop and #13 in the UK.
Big Break Records are delighted to continue our series of Salsoul Records reissues with the classic Double Exposure album "Ten Percent”. Double Exposure were originally signed to Stax under the name United Image until they were introduced to Salsoul by producer Norman Harris who produced all three albums they recorded for Salsoul. Norman was part of Baker-Harris-Young Productions who worked with the likes of Whispers, The Trammps, Executive Suite and Love Committee.
"Rise" is a 1983 album by American singing duo René & Angela. Released on April 29, 1983, This is the third album by the duo and was their last for the Capitol Records label. It includes the R&B Ballad "My First Love".
GQ originally formed in 1968 as Sabu & The Survivors. Their biggest hit was "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)” single from their debut album which peaked at R&B #1, Disco #3 and Pop #12. The debut album peaked at R&B #2 and Pop #13. GQ TWO was their second album and reached R&B #9 and Pop #46 shortly after it’s release in 1980. It was produced by Jimmy Simpson who also produced Candi Staton, Ashford & Simpson and Deodato.
GQ originally formed in 1968 as Sabu & The Survivors. They released three albums on Arista Records between 1979 and 1981. DISCO NIGHTS was their debut album and also their most successful spending five weeks at the #2 position in the R&B charts and reaching #13 in the Pop chart. DISCO NIGHTS (ROCK FREAK) was the first single from the album and gained them the #1 spot in the R&B charts as well as #3 in the Disco chart and #12 in the Pop chart. It sold over one million copies in the US alone and has become an ultimate Dance classic.
2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the hugely influential Philadelphia International Records. To mark this, and following our reissue of some of the labels other acts such as the Three Degrees, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and the O’Jays, we are pleased to present another album from one of the most identifiable voices of the Philly Sound. WAR OF THE GODS reached R&B #12 and Pop #110 upon its release in 1973. Some of the artists backing Billy on this album are Bobby Eli, Bunny Sigler, Norman Harris, Leon Huff and Ron Baker.