Arthur Baker Ft Minnie Gardner
REACHIN (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK
Slamming Disco Edits on nice 7 inch
All tracks have some kind of story but this is a rather special one.
Recently legendary American dance producer Arthur Baker discovered in his storage 2 cuts on 1/4” tape ’Reachin’ & ‘Good Good Lovin’ he recorded in 1979 that for some insane reason have never seen the light of day. He asked Hifi Sean if he would be interested in doing something with them. Within one play Hifi was blown away and brought on board Yam Who? and they quickly got to work resurrecting these soulful disco anthems.
The main cut featured here ‘Reachin’ with Minnie Gardners fierce vocals (think Loleatta Holloway) just needed some modern day dance floor energy. Salvaging the useable sections of the tape that were not worn through time and 2 weeks later they bring this percussive disco monster back to life. ‘Good Good Lovin’ complements the A Side nicely - less bump but more room to groove. It’s a stone cold classic with glorious instrumentation courtesy of Arthur & Co. [info sheet from distr.]