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Thursday, October 20, 2011
TONI LAMARR - IF I DIDN'T LOVE YOU b/w I'D DO ANYTHING
A fabulous double sider, and yet another with producer/ writer Van McCoy's stamp displayed prominently.
The mysterious Toni LaMarr had two releases on Buddah records, and seemingly there are no other records cut by her (at least under that name).
Both sides are excellent, and Van McCoy's ethereal backing vocals (one of his trademarks) offer an excellent complimentary counterpoint to Toni's earthy lead vocals.
I believe that the bouncier "I'd Do Anything" was the actual a-side, but in my humble opinion the gritty "If I Didn't Love You" is the stronger side. But it's a tough choice, as BOTH cuts are A-side material.
TONI LAMARR - IF I DIDN'T LOVE YOU
b/w I'D DO ANYTHING
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