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Larry Young Fuel (Arista)

I eventually purchased this on vinyl randomly in the summer of 1986 for £2.50, after a previously unsuccessful 5-year pilgrimage. My musical formular and radio show from 1987 “Hustle Jam & Boogie” was inspired by the albums moognificent (H+J+B). So in my 30th year of Dj-ing receiving this as a festive 2015 present it deserves an honorary role call. Larry Young’s “Fuel” is a weird wonderment of soul fused funk and jazz experimentation. Laura ‘Tequila’ Logan’s extenuated and accompanying vocals to Larry’s nimble fingered prowess bellow loud and proudly on “Fuel For The Fire”, “People Do Be Funny” and the sexy and salacious “Turn Off The Lights”. Larry does do a vocal street jive duet intertwine with Laura on a simulated Miles Davis “On The Corner” grooved “New York Electric Street Music”. Instrumentals “I Ching”, “Floating” have unique acidic complexities but the most exceptional one is “Hustle + Jam= Bread”. Awesome!!

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