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Friday, 4 February 2011


4 Track Cassette EP promoting four CBS Dance Division acts:

1. Trust - The Chimes

Back in the last series of The X Factor when that Rebecca or someone sang a gospelised version of U2's I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Simon Cowell, who previously suggested that Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men had never reached #1 anywhere significant despite staying at #1 for 15 weeks in the USA, commented on how wonderfully unique the interpretation was. Of course, the man behind Teletubbies, Robson and Jerome and -worse- Olly Murs, didn't realise that The Chimes had beaten The X Factor to it by 20 years. Their version was The Chimes' biggest hit by far and the Scottish group released one eponymous album before singer Pauline Henry went solo to limited success. Trust is an exclusive track to this release.

2. Mr Icecream - Teena Marie

The late Teena Marie was a rarity; a white soul singer signed to Motown. She was also the first white female to appear on Soul Train. Despite a long and influential career in the USA, Teena Marie only scored one major hit in the UK, Behind The Groove, in 1980. Mr Icecream was featured on her 1990 album, Ivory.

3. I Want To Be - The Pasadenas

The best thing about British R&B group The Pasadenas was that the lead singer was called Rockin' Jeff. Despite this obstacle, the group managed a number of Top 40 hits and 2 Top 20 albums before bizarrely disappearing off the face of the Earth except maybe Japan. This track was featured on their second album Elevate which, surprisingly sandwiched between two hit albums, failed to chart.

4. Milky Cereal - LL Cool J

Cool J recounts meeting many ladies whilst offering us up some dope rhymes about Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies and something called Captain Crunch amongst other granular snacks. It's taken from his 1990 album Mama Said Knock You Out. Which presumably she did when he opened up a new packet of Sugar Puffs before finishing the old one.

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