Heatwave

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

Heatwave - Central Heating Central Heating
Soul Used - LP JE 35260 CBS
Beautiful 1978 Original In Shrink Wrap. "If You Could Use Only One Adjective To Describe Heatwave's Sound, It Would Be "Smooth." The Band's Romantic Ballads And Slow Jams Were The Epitome Of Smooth, And That Adjective Also Describes Many Of Their Up-Tempo Funk Grooves. This Isn't To Say That Heatwave's Funk Lacked Grit — It Had Plenty Of Grit, But Even So, It Was An Undeniably Smoother Style Of Funk Than Parliament/Funkadelic, James Brown, Tower Of Power, Rick James, Or The Bar-Kays. In Fact, When Kool & The Gang Switched To A Smoother, Sleeker Approach In 1979 And Hired J.T. Taylor As Its New Lead Vocalist, Heatwave Was A Big Influence. The Kool & The Gang That Emerged On 1979's Ladies' Night Is Certainly A Lot More Heatwave-Like Than The Gutbucket, Down-And-Dirty Kool & The Gang Of "Jungle Boogie" And "Hollywood Swinging." And It Isn't Hard To Hear The Parallels Between Taylor And Heatwave's Johnnie Wilder. It's Safe To Assume That When Kool & The Gang Was Reinventing Itself, Its Members Had Too Hot To Handle And Central Heating In Their Collections. With This Excellent Sophomore Effort, Heatwave Lived Up To The Promise It Showed On Too Hot To Handle. The Invigorating Funk Smash "The Groove Line" Became A Disco-Era Anthem, And The Album's Other Big Hit, "Mind Blowing Decisions," Is A Quiet-Storm Classic. From Up-Tempo Funk Grooves Like "Party Poops" And "Put The Word Out" To The Romantic Northern Soul Of "Happiness Togetherness" And "Leaving For A Dream," Central Heating Is Among Heatwave's Strongest Releases."... more details
 
Heatwave - Current Current
Soul Used - LP FE 38065 Epic
Near Mint 1982 Original In Custom Inner Sleeve, Still In Shrink. Saw-Cut.... more details
 
Heatwave - Candles Candles
Soul New - LP FE 36873 Epic
Sealed 1980 Original With Custom Inner Sleeve.... more details
 
Heatwave - Hot Property Hot Property
Soul Used - LP FE 35970 Epic
1979 White Label Promo Original In Custom Inner Sleeve With Timing Strip And Gold Promo Stamp On Back Jacket.... more details
 
Heatwave - Greatest Hits Greatest Hits
Soul Used - LP PE 39279 Epic
1984 Compilation. Faint Square Of Sticker Residue, Album Appears Unplayed.... more details
 
Heatwave - Hot Property Hot Property
Soul New - LP FE 35970 Epic
Sealed 1979 Original With Custom Song Hype Sticker On The Shrink Wrap.... more details
 
Heatwave - Too Hot To Handle Too Hot To Handle
Disco Used - LP 34761 Epic
1977 Original. Vinyl Appears Glossy, Unplayed. “Too Hot To Handle Was The Debut Album From The Soul/Funk Ensemble Heatwave, And It Was Well Received By R&B And Pop Fans. Their Initial Release Was The Disco Anthem "Boogie Nights." From The Suspenseful, Interlude-Like Intro To The Adamant Vocal Delivery, The Single Had A Lasting Effect On The Charts. It Peaked At Numbers Five And Two On The Billboard R&B And Pop Charts, Respectively. The Ballad "Always And Forever" Was And Continues To Be An Ageless Piece. Johnnie Wilder's Vocal Exhibition Throughout The Vamp Is Breathtaking. It Peaked At Number Two On The Billboard R&B Charts. These Two Releases Were Respectively Certified Platinum And Gold Singles. Heatwave Did Not Waste Any Recording Time. This Album Employs Nothing But Quality Tracks. The Moderately Paced "Ain't No Half Steppin'" Was Received Warmly By Radio, And It Remains A Staple. While Rod Temperton Was Writing Excellent Songs, Johnnie Wilder's Supreme Vocals Gave The Songs Their Identity.” - Craig Lytle, AMG... more details
 

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