Fat Larry's Band ‎– Fascination / Center City

Atlantic ‎– DSKO 82, WMOT Records ‎– DSKO 82
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo

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A Fascination
Written-By – David Bowie, Luther Vandross
B Center City
Written-By – L. James*, R. Walker*, V. Montana*Written-by, Arranged By [Backing Vocals] – D. Hall*

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Produced for WMOT Productions

From <a href="http://www.discogs.com/Fat-Larrys-Band-Feel-It/release/473519">WMOT LP WM 625</a>
℗ 1976

A-Side: Pub., Elvee-Deekay Music, Inc.
B-Side: Pub., Muscle-Tuff Music Pub. Co., 'Bout Time Music

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label): ST-DSKO-32980-PR
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label): ST-DSKO-32981-PR
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Run-Out): ST-DSKO-32980-A @t TM/JR (PR)
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Run-Out): ST-DSKO-32981-A @t TM/JR (PR)
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI


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March 14, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
The two best tunes Fat Larry's Band ever made. And they come together on one disc? Unbelievable! The only downside is the headache you'll get trying to decide which side to play first. Center City conjures up the vibe of the metropolis in an imaginary cruise round the busy streets. It's an anthem of 20th Century City life but, for me, Fascination just pips it as the better tune. Partly it's the intrigue. Luther Vandross and David Bowie collaborated on songwriting duties on this side and, fine chaps though they may be, they're not exactly front runners for the soul-jazz tune of the decade award, are they. So how did it come out sounding so great? And partly it's the production. Vincent Montana Jr was at his peak around this time and I've no doubt he enjoyed casting some of his four-on-the-floor dancefloor wizardry in the jazz dancers' direction. And, as I recall, they loved it. And finally, it's the musicianship. You don't hear many flute led tunes of this genre. Maybe people didn't think the instrument works well in dance music? Well forget James Galway...this is flute like you've never heard it before. Those breathy notes fly around the beat like a bird on the breeze...and hold your attention and interest right through to the very last bar. If you haven't heard this number and you like soul-jazz music, just buy the record. You won't regret it. Oh, and if it's hard to get hold of, both sides are on the LP 'Feel It' which is a little more accessible.