Some historians suggest we start creating social networks for dead people so that we don’t lose the rich history and the impact they had on the world and community, but more importantly so we don’t forget their names. Jim Burgess is one of those names. He was plucked from Atlanta and whisked to NY to start a club called 12 West. Later he went on to remix some of the most influential dance records of our time such as Linda Clifford’s “Runaway Love”, “Lover’s Holiday” by Change and “Here Comes That Sound Again” by Love-Deluxe. He also dabbled in production while collaborating and remixing greats like Alicia Bridges, Gregg Diamond’s “Bionic Boogie” and Candi Staton and Kiss.
This record was one of those “oh my gawd, I can’t believe I found this” dollar bin finds. I’ve loved Linda Clifford ever since hearing “Gypsy Lady” and just can’t get enough of her. “Gypsy Lady” was co-written by the one and only Curtis Mayfield.
Here’s a rip of the first track from her 1979 record “Let Me Be Your Woman” – mixed by Jim Burgess. The bass is deep and the strings are soaring. Strongly recommend good headphones for this listen..
Linda Clifford – Hold Me Close
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