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BGP/Beat Goes Public's critically acclaimed jazz and funk classics series reaches its fourth installment with this release. Our aim is to bring you the super-rare and usually un-reissued albums on CD with notes and incredible mastering for fantastic sound. The five albums in the fourth series cover jazz, funk and soul and are all sought after by collectors.
First ever CD issue for this superior soul album, produced by ex-Moonglow and Motown writer-Producer Harvey Fuqua for Fantasy Records in 1975. The vocal similarities between former beauty queen Janice Barnett Saddler and her contemporary Gladys Knight have long endeared her to all fans of quality 70s soul. On its vinyl release Janice was embraced by the Northern Soul brigade for its two storming dancers, I Told You So and Wake Up Smiling - although sublime sweet soul ballads like Goody Two Shoes also proved, then and now, that Janice (the group) were more than merely the latest dance-oriented act to fall off disco's assembly line.
Apart from a few earlier singles as Janice and the Jammers and the Reggie Saddler Revue this great album represents the complete recorded legacy of a group and a singer who lacked for nothing, except the right breaks. Beautifully remastered from the original album production tapes, this is indeed an essential addition to BGP/Beat Goes Public's Funk and Soul Classics series.