Rare and sought after boogie funk bomb from 1983. Break Up is an absolute killer that still sounds fresh today. With one hell of a synth-line and ace vocals, it has to be up there in my all time top 5 boogie jams. Recorded in Italy in 1983, Break Up comes backed with the more soulful When The Lover Strikes which was recorded in 1982.
At the start in 1980 High Fashion contained three members, Eric McClinton, Meli’sa Morgan and Alyson Williams, all vocalists that were picked and employed by Jacques Fred Petrus in New York that gave them a name associated to the fashion business. They had all an interesting musical background. Eric had earlier worked as a vocalist with The Mike Theodore Orchestra in 1979 and Meli’sa as a vocalist on different Kleeer albums and on A Shade Of Love’s funky album in 1982. Alyson, a daughter of the jazz bandleader and trumpet player Bobby Booker, had done some background work as vocalist on several albums by Unlimited Touch, before joining the group. In 1983 Meli’sa Morgan left the group for a successful solo career. Jazz vocalist Marcella Allen replaced her.
Notes: Stock images used. Copy for sale has clean labels. Conservatively graded as VG+. Record comes in paper sleeve inside a generic black card disco bag.
Break Up (6:14)
When The Lover Strikes (4:25)