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ARTIST
LARRY DIXON
TITLE
STAR TIME - LARRY DIXON & LAD PRODUCTIONS INC. CHICAGO 1971-1985. THE 7" COLLECTION
LABEL
PAST DUE
CATALOGUE
PASTDUE7BOX01
FORMAT
7"
DEALER PRICE
£34.99 NO DISCOUNTS
RELEASE DATE
25/11/2016
TERRITORY
WORLDWIDE
BARCODE
813195020704
GENRE
ZIP
Download Audio Samples & Images
MISC
10 x 7" BOXSET LIMITED TO 500 UNITS
DESCRIPTION
 

For the past four decades, a growing cult of soul music collectors have sought two obscure LPs and a handful of extremely rare 45s released on the vanity record label LAD Productions, Inc. between the late seventies and the mid eighties by the mysterious South Side Chicago singer/song writer Larry Dixon.

Larry's raw songs capture the transition from R&B to boogie-down as disco was rapidly becoming extinct.

They also perfectly illustrate Larry’s ability to overcome his environment and discrimination, transcended by his determination to write and produce music. With the support of his faithful musicians, Larry's success was only hindered by lack of airplay and promotion, but his talent shines through.

This is the story of Larry Dixon, his label LAD Productions, Inc., and his friends and family throughout four decades of music in Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods.

Jerome Derradji is proud to reactivate Past Due Records - the boogie funk division of Still Music to release this fantastic archive – what many consider to be the Holy Grail - of Chicago Funk, Boogie and Soul.

“Star Time” will be released in a limited 500 copies 10 X 7" Box Set, a limited 500 copies 4 LP Box Set, DCD and Digitally – all faithfully reproducing the vision of LAD Productions, Inc.

It features each and every Larry Dixon’s releases from 1971 to 1987, including the ultra rare “I’am So In Love” LP recorded live at the Copherbox Club in 1980 and the ultra rare boogie funk “Can’t Price Love” LP, each carefully re-mastered from the original tapes and a lot more!

Many unreleased songs (some mixed by Jerome Derradji) are also featured. Each format includes a unique booklet with the story of Larry Dixon and his friends, written by Jacob Arnold, along with numerous pictures and documents previously never published. Artwork is by Al Kent from Million Dollar Disco.

1 - Larry Dixon Group Soulful Spades - Next Time
A - Next Time (Part 1) (Unreleased Version)
B - Next Time (Part 2)
Written by (L. Dixon - M. Walton)
Originally released in 1971 by Square Deal, MRDA Inc.
Cat# 8313.

2 -Larry Dixon - Star Time
A - Star Time
B - You’re On Your Own
Written & produced by Larry Dixon
Originally released in 1979 by LAD Productions Inc.
Cat# LD 7901.

3 - Larry Dixon - The Only One
A - The Only One
B - Don’t It Make You Dance
A written by C. Wilson. Music Arranged by Charles Wilson.
B written by F. Deese. Music Arranged by Frederick Deese.
Executive producer: Larry Dixon. Co-Producer Charles Wilson.
Originally released in 1982 by LAD Productions Inc. Cat# LD-8203.

4 - Larry Dixon - Dance To The Beat
A - Dance To The Beat
B - Wait For Me
A written by C. Parks - R. Blunt.
B written by L. Dixon - C. Hosch
Produced by Larry Dixon - IN ALBUM LD8404 Can’t Price Love.
Originally released in 1984 by LAD Productions Inc. Cat# LD-8405.

5 - Larry Dixon - Love In Your Heart
A - Love In Your Heart
B - Love Has Come Back
A & B written by L. Dixon - C. Hosch Jr.
Executive Producer: Larry Dixon. Co-Producer: Charlie Hosch Jr. (Chuck-A-Luck)
Originally released in 1985 by LAD Productions Inc. Cat# LD-8506.

6 - Larry Dixon - Saturday Night
A - Saturday Night
B - Saturday Night Instrumental
Written by L. Dixon - C. Hosch Jr.
Executive Producer: Larry Dixon. Co-Producer: Charlie Hosch Jr. (Chuck-A-Luck)
Originally released in 1985 by LAD Productions Inc. Cat# LD-8707.

7 - Larry Dixon - Being With You
A - Being With You
B - Feelings (Feel So Fine)
A Written by Charles Parks III B Written by L. Dixon
Executive Producer: Larry Dixon. Co-Producer: Charles Parks III
B - Mixed by Jerome Derradji for Still Music. Previously Unreleased. Cat# LD-1508

8 - Charles Parks III & The High Society Players -Space Caravan
A - Space Caravan
B - Space Caravan Instrumental
Written By Charles Parks III - Travis Williams
Executive Producer: Larry Dixon. Co-Producer: Charles Parks III
Mixed by Jerome Derradji for Still Music. Previously Unreleased. Cat# LD-1509

9 - Charles Parks III & The High Society Players - Groove It All Night
A - Groove It All Night
B - The Love We Had (Demo)
A Written By C. Parks - R. Blunt
B Written By Charles Parks III - Brenda Williams
Executive Producer: Larry Dixon.
Co-Producer: Charles Parks III
Mixed by Jerome Derradji for Still Music.
Previously Unreleased. Cat# LD-1510

10 - Chuck-A-Luck - Ready For Your Touch
A - Ready For Your Touch
B - That Kind Of Love A & B
Written By Charlie Hosch Jr. (Chuck-A-Luck)
Executive Producer: Larry Dixon. Co-Producer: Charlie Hosch Jr. (Chuck-A-Luck)
A - Mixed by Jerome Derradji for Still Music.
Previously Unreleased. Cat# LD-1511

TRACK LISTING
 
  1. 1A - Next Time (Part 1) (Unreleased Version)
  2. 1B - Next Time (Part 2)
  3. 2A - Star Time
  4. 2B - You're on Your Own
  5. 3A - The Only One
  6. 3B - Don't It Make You Dance
  7. 4A - Dance To The Beat
  8. 4B - Wait for Me
  9. 5A - Love In Your Heart
  10. 5B - Love Has Come Back
  11. 6A - Saturday Night
  12. 6B - Saturday Night Instrumental
  13. 7A - Being With You
  14. 7B - Feelings (Feel So Fine)
  15. 8A - Space Caravan Vocal
  16. 8B - Space Caravan Instrumental
  17. 9A - Groove It All Night
  18. 9B - Love We Had Vocal
  19. 10A - Ready For Your Touch
  20. 10B - That Kind of Love

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