Searching for records on ebay i noticed that this one was sold for 1.225,00 Usd!!!
I tried hard and found it on mp3 (320@) and i copied the original covers from the above one on ebay.
was a guitarist out of South Carolina who worked both studio time at
Muscle Shoals as well as lead his own bands, beginning in the mid
It is impossible to find a review for the only record released by the group.
Except for its rarity, it is also an amazing piece of work.
I had no idea of it. I ask you to grab it and tell me your opinion.
Any Review is welcome.
Dillard had a dual career in music for more than 20 years, leading his
own bands, and as a guitarist working out of Muscle Shoals. Born in
Greenville, SC, he put together a touring band of his own, the Dynamic
Showmen, before he was 20 and saw some local success. Dillard later
teamed up with James Moore in a duo called Moses & Joshua,
recording for Don Schroeder's Papa Don Productions out of Pensacola,
FL; scoring hits with "My Elusive Dreams" and "Get Out of My Heart" on
the Mala label in 1966-1967, and "Soul Symphony" for Coral in 1968.
While working for Schroeder, Dillard's guitar virtuosity came to the
fore, and he played sessions with most of the company's acts, including
James and Bobby Purify during the tail end of their history, and Oscar
Toney, Jr. and Mighty Sam. His playing can be heard throughout their
respective late-'60s outputs, and recording and touring with these and
other acts kept Dillard busy until the close of the decade.
Dillard returned to Greenville in 1970 to resume his own career and put together the group Tex-Town Display, with a lineup that included Peabo Bryson.
Their 1970 recording of "I've Got to Find a Way" got serious local
airplay, enough to get it (and their contract) picked up by Curtom
Records for national distribution, selling 250,000 copies. Tex-Town
Display earned a follow-up shot with "Our Love Is True," which didn't
sell nearly as well, and by 1971 the group was recording for the much
smaller Shout label of Atlanta, before it broke up after Bryson exited.
continued to be based in Atlanta with his next group, the Lovejoy
Orchestra, who had an instrumental hit with a self-titled theme in
1975. The 1970s saw Dillard get an increasing number of opportunities
with major labels; he kept busy recording under a multitude of names,
including Moses, and Dillard & Johnson in partnership with Lorraine
Johnson, the latter act signed to Epic Records. Dillard had success
during the disco era with the Constellation Orchestra, and he later
reunited with his one-time Dynamic Showmen bassist/singer Jesse Boyce
as Dillard & Boyce, on the Mercury label in the early '80s.