Sunday, January 24, 2010


From Los Angeles, Zoom were signed to Polydor Records in 1981 and were taken under the wing of session drummer James Gadson (who was a former member of a Kansas City group called the Carpets). Nolan Semien, the lead singer, was a local vocalist, singing at bars before joining the group. That year the band released an album on Polydor entitled 'Saturday, Saturday Night. The album has, since it's release, become highly sought after for the rare groove ballad 'Love Seasons', with it's unusual synthesiser noises by session musician Wayne Stallings.

James Gadson had Wayne Stallings, on the synthesiser, hit the same note that Nolan Semien hit for that high note he held, following which he had the synthesiser trailoff the note to make the listener believe Nolan held it longer and higher.


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