I think we’ve said it before, but we have no hesitation in saying it again – Pleasure are one of the finest bands to come out of the world of mid-70s R&B. As such it is an honour for us to be working our way through their catalogue as part of BGP’s Funk & Jazz Classics Series. This time our journey has reached the group’s fourth album for the Fantasy label, “Get To The Feeling”. This should have been the LP where they crossed-over and made them famous with similar chart success to that of their fellow jazz-influenced funk outfits such as the Blackbyrds and perhaps even more relevantly, Earth Wind & Fire.
“Dust Yourself Off” is a high-class debut from an act who had not yet quite found the way to shape and mould their influences into their own sound. It was a great starting point and the first of six albums for Fantasy that allowed them to hone a very distinctive style, that made them one of the most popular soul/funk groups of their era.
Jazz-Funk band Pleasure are Bruce Carter on drums, Sherman Davis and Randy Hall on vocals, Donald and Michael Hepburn on keyboards, Douglas Lewis on guitar and Nathaniel Phillips on bass. Guests are Pat Gleeson and Kashif on synthesizers, Pete Escovedo Jr. and Jimmy Maelen on percussion, plus background vocals. The album was first released in 1982 on RCA Records and produced by Robert Wright and Pleasure.
Feist is the Canadian solo project of Leslie Feist, a member of the Broken Social Scene. "Pleasure" will be the singer's fifth solo album and first since 2011's "Metals". The album was produced by Feist, Mocky and Renaud Latang. This news comes amidst rumors of a new Broken Social Scene album coming soon. The album will be out April 28th through Universal.