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Main » 2007 » May » 4 » Brainstorm - 1977 - Strormin'
Brainstorm - 1977 - Strormin'
A very rare Soul Disco Funk album. I always enjoy listen to it,
very difficult to find it. Never released on CD.
A must have.

Great stuff from this super, but frequently forgotten, modern soul funk disco group. The record's a nice mix of mellow tracks with more up tempo ones and in its best moments, the production by Jerry Peters hits a nice spacey edge. Includes the singles "Wake Up & Be Somebody" and "Loving You Is Really My Game"


Side A
1. Lovin' Is Really My Game 4:59
2. Waiting For Someone 6:13
3. This Must Be Heaven 6:35
4. Easy Thangs 4:48

Side B
1. Prelude :51
2. Wake Up and Be Somebody 6:25
3. Stormin' 4:20
4. We Know A Place 4:22
5. Hangin' On 4:06

This nine-member R&B band's debut album release for Tabu features some upbeat, dance-oriented numbers. The energetic, soulful vocals of Belita Woods stand supreme. The two single releases were the socially uplifting "Wake Up and Be Somebody" and the incessantly groovin' "Lovin' Is Really My Game." The former has some Latin undertones on top of atypical R&B rhythms, and the latter is more disco-seasoned. The vocal prowess of Woods is admirable as she unleashes the lyric with her urgent vocal appeal. The expedient numbers clipped the R&B charts at number 48 and number 14, respectively. The irony of this project is that the most popular song on it was never released. "This Must Be Heaven" is a highly sought-after composition, as is this album. Set in a romantic, utopian mood, the ballad gracefully builds to a jovial climax. This song is a quiet storm classic.

A Detroit '70s funk band, Brainstorm recorded for Tabu in the late '70s. They started in 1976, and one of their members, Renell Gonsalves, was the son of longtime Ellington sax great Paul Gonsalves. They made a good inspirational/message track in 1977, "Wake Up and Be Somebody," but enjoyed their biggest hit later that year in "Lovin' Is Really My Game." It reached number 14 on the R&B charts.

This is my favorite album by this great soulfunk group. It starts with a really classic dancefloor hit "lovin' is really my game", a superb slow soul number "this must be heaven" is another of many highlights.

A forgotten gem of soul!

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