Stratavarious ‎– Stratavarious

Roulette ‎– SR-3019, Roulette ‎– SR 3019
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Yes It Is
Vocals – Johnny Usry*, Lamont HowzeWritten-By – L. Howze*
A2 Let Me Be Your Lady Tonight 9:30
A3 I Got Your Love
Congas – Lamont HowzeGuitar – Bill Bridges
B1 Nightfall
Featuring – Guido Basso
B2 Touching
Vocals – Johnny Usry*, Tabby JohnsonWritten-By – R. Ward*
B3 Love Me
Guitar – Bill Bridges



Recorded and mixed at Sounds Interchange, Toronto.
Mastered at J.A.M.F., Toronto.
All selections Adam R. Levy and Father Enterprises, Inc. (BMI)
℗ © 1977 Roulette Records Inc., New York, N.Y.
Printed in U.S.A.

Notes from back of sleeve: strata; various, meaning multi-layered, with several layers and textures running parallel, but mixing at pre-determined points.

Special thanks to: Peter Horvath, Wendy Lockwood, Morris Levy, Coleridge Taylor Perkinson, Phil Terry, Bernard H. Solomon, Derek Danielson, Madeline Brown, Bob Ansell and all of the many people (too numerous to mention) who contributed to this album.

A very special thanks to Jeff Smith, who helped make all of this possible, and to the Master, from whence cometh my creativity.

Cat# SR-3019 appears on spine of sleeve, # SR 3019 appears on labels.

Also available as a promotional LP with same tracks, cat#, picture sleeve and white labels.

"Love Me" is an instrumental version of "Let Me Be Your Lady Tonight".

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2424 132 Stratavarious Stratavarious(LP, Album) Polydor 2424 132 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
RA. 20266 Stratavarious Stratavarious(LP, Album) Roulette RA. 20266 France 1977 Sell This Version
VCS 014 Stratavarious Stratavarious (CD, Album) Vintage Classic Series VCS 014 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
SR-3019, SR 3019 Stratavarious Stratavarious(LP, Album, Promo) Roulette, Roulette SR-3019, SR 3019 US 1977 Sell This Version
RE-40 501-S Stratavarious Stratavarious(LP, Album) Roulette RE-40 501-S Spain 1977 Sell This Version



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June 14, 2008

Man, if all disco sounded this good there would never have been that disco sucks campaign. Stratavarious is the concept of John L. Usry Jr. who had previously worked with First Choice, Three Degrees and Love Committee. The main core of this album is the concert harp, but this band are huge, so there’s layers upon layers of lush strings, horn stabs, wacka-wacka guitars and driving bass; this really is music that fills the room. There’s also much more of a jazzy funky element than most club music from this period, I can imagine at the time it came across as club music for the more discerning listener.