Harlem River Drive
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Author:  noodlesnap [ Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:07 pm ]
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Trying to find (I) Need You by this forgotten band.Can't find them ANYWHERE or on any compilation.What a song!Circa '74-'75! :?:

Author:  Discoguy [ Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:08 am ]
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You don't happen to have a little snippet or something of it ?!

// Discoguy

Author:  noodlesnap [ Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:29 am ]
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No only on cassette.Looking for "Hippit(pts 1&2) by Hossanna also.These were great club songs that really didn't get too much airplay BITD.

Author:  noodlesnap [ Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:27 am ]
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Chorus lyrics are "I need you,I need you,I need you-darling I swear it -I need you (repeated)Long ending with some great drumming.

Author:  mongoslade [ Wed May 25, 2011 5:15 am ]
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Harlem River Drive - Need You (Arista AS 0142)

It was a one-off 7" single released on Arista records in 1975. I haven't found it on any comps so far. The 45 pops up on eBay from time to time though. Prices range anywhere from $10-$30 USD

Author:  noodlesnap [ Wed May 25, 2011 3:25 pm ]
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Thanks for the info.Someone (about a year or so ago) actually sent me an mp3 of it.Unfortunately it got lost so I know it's out there somewhere!

Author:  Scientist [ Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:29 pm ]
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I first heard this single a couple of years ago and it has become one of my favourite finds of recent years. Its a gem of the early disco sound and my only regret is that it is so short. I love the prominence of the percussion in the mix. My copy cost around £6.
Harlem River Drive released an LP around 71-72 but that is salsa-jazz fusion. I have been unable to find out anything on the web about this single so all I know is whats on the label. Information on Stan Vincent who wrote and produced is scarce as well. The B side has much more of a bluesy feel
You can listen to it on YouTube

If anyone reads this and knows anything about the recording, please reply as I would love to know about the musicians, writers, producers etc. Thanks

Author:  Scientist [ Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:56 pm ]
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Ive found out some more about this fantastic single. This interview with Marcus Miller discusses the tune
http://www.smartalecmusic.com/inner-vie ... MILLER.htm

D. Miller (Denzil) is shown as arranger on the label of 'Need You' and Omar Hakim appears to be the drummer. No mention of the involvement of Stan Vincent though or who plays percussion.

I guess this was a one off single. Perhaps Stan Vincent hired the musicians for the session to record his composition. It looks like there is no connection with the Harlem River Drive lp from a few years earlier

Author:  noodlesnap [ Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:57 pm ]
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GREAT RESEACH INTERVIEW! :D Anazing the tree it opens to other musicians.

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