Leon Haywood - Back To Say (1973) + Keep It In The Family (1974)
2 CDs, Expanded Remastered 2011, 2 Albums + Singles
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 639 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 256 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Funk | Label: Shout! Records | # SHOUT D71 | Time: 01:34:09
Digitally remastered two CD set containing a pair of albums (plus bonus tracks) from the R&B/Soul vocalist. When Leon Haywood soared into the R&B Top 20 with Keep It In The Family in 1974, it marked the breakthrough for this singer and musician who had spent the previous decade paying his dues working in the road bands of Sam Cooke and Big Jay McNeely, and achieving minor solo success with 45s on Imperial and Decca. Leon reaped his reward on joining 20th Century Records at the birth of the Dance Music era in the mid -'70s as his R&B hit singles crossed over into the Hot 100, inspiring the release of two notable albums, Back To Stay and Keep It In the Family. The bonus tracks include a selection of contemporary hit singles and their b-sides on 20th Century.