September 14, 2009

SHALAMAR - “High on life” (1977)

Well, forget all about Shalamar’s Disco hits. Here is a fantastic mellow gem taken from their debut LP “Uptown festival” released on Soul Train Records in 1977. Exceptional string arrangement by the great Gene Page. Pure class!!!

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 3:34


Anonymous said...

Superb melody!!! Never heard of it before.

Soul Finesse said...

Huge surprise! I never thought Shalamar could have a track like this.... Way to go Nicolas!!!

Andrew said...

This is just one of the very best rare grooves that I have had the pleasure of coming across this year - thanks to Nicolas.
I dropped this onto a cd and drove for miles playing it over and over without realising that I was listening to Shalamar. In fact, I probably wouldn’t have downloaded it if I thought it was Shalamar because I guess that I felt I would no ways get something quite like this. I thought it was maybe The 5th Dimension or some other band. Such a refreshing surprise. The Biz!!