ITS JUST AN ILLUSION by TOAST

SKU119073
ArtistTOAST
TitleITS JUST AN ILLUSION
LabelBACKATCHA RECORDS
Catalog #BK 034
Genre
ReleaseW 25 - 2021
FormatVinyl - UK7''
Import
 € 14,50 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. It's Just An Illusion (Coming To Ya)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bk_034_its_just_an_illusion/sf832712-01-01-01.mp3
  2. It's Just An Illusion (Coming To Ya) (instrumental)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bk_034_its_just_an_illusion/sf832712-01-02-01.mp3

Description

* *Orders are limited to one per customer on this title due to limited availability. **

Toast’s ’It’s Just An Illusion' was a 1983 released project made up of Baltimore singer-songwriters and well-known New York session players. A top-end independent production, the single is recognised for its musical appeal and rarity in equal measure amongst soul collectors. Produced and funded by Randy Irwin for his NY-based Charm City imprint, it was the label’s only release. 

Irwin had established himself a decade earlier managing and producing The Shirelles for RCA. Hailing from New Jersey, he’d worked on dozens of projects in the Tri-State Region for labels such as Roulette, Strawberry, Calla, Prodigal and Sky-Disc, producing R&B records for Family Circle, Bobby Byrd, Gary U.S. Bonds, Ecstasy, Passion & Pain, Lifeline and many more.

Singers William ‘Toast’ McClain and Vito Ales hailed from Baltimore, whilst everybody else on the track was from New York. Musicians included co-writer, singer and reeds man Larry Smith aka L A Blacksmith, his cousin Jeff Smith (Family Stand), and Tyrone Cox (Crown Heights Affair) of Brooklyn-based production trio Smithcox Organization with a rhythm section that boasted drummer Harvey Grate from infamous Queens funk outfit, The Firebolts.

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