Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Heart of Rock & Soul # 927 Junior

'A great example of the importance of recording subtleties in eighties black pop. Back in 1982, I found it impossible to resolve how great Junior's Stevie Wonder growls and homespun advice on not growing up any sooner than you have to sounded on the radio with how flat they sounded at home. Finally it dawned on me that I was listening to the British version of the record. Tee Scott had remixed for the American release (which also eventually came out in the UK) brightening the top and fattening the bottom until a not bad piece of Brit-funk became the equivalent of an outtake from Songs in the Key of Life. Without Scott's changes, Junior would never have had - or deserved - the only hit of his career.'

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