Dynamic Superiors / Pure Pleasure [Import]
Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of albums from the under-appreciated Soulsters on one disc: The Dynamic Superiors and Pure Pleasure, both released in 1975. The albums were produced by the hitmaking husband-and-wife team of Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson. The Dynamic Superiors' lead singer Tony Washington was openly gay - and seemingly, the first openly gay black recording artist, predating Sylvester and Carl Bean by a number of years. The group's self-titled Motown debut included the now-classic 'Shoe Shoe Shine,' a Top 20 US R&B hit and the follow-up, 'Leave It Alone' which reached #13 on the US R&B charts as well as the Ashford & Simpson chestnut, 'Don't Send Nobody Else'. Pure Pleasure included the dance hit, 'Face the Music,' a Top 10 disco hit in 1975.