Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Smooth soul from Cliff Dawson -- a singer as classy as his look on the cover, and definitely a cut above most of the mainstream soul artists of his time! The album's an overlooked gem that's very nicely put together -- well recorded, arranged with a subtle flair, and usually done with a warmer sound than you might guess for the vintage of the set -- almost like some late 70s underground modern soul set, which is saying plenty to ears like ours! Thor Baldursson did most of the arrangements, but in ways that are much more restrained than his disco years -- and titles include "It's Not Me You Love", "Waiting For Your Love", "Betcha Didn't Know", "I Can Love You Better", "Ocean Green Eyes", and "Never Say I Do".
CLIFF DAWSON - I CAN LOVE YOUR BETTER 1982