Back in November 2018, Oli Stewart AKA Casbah 73 delivered his most wholehearted tribute to the disco era yet, the brilliant "Love Saves The Day". On "To Be Free", he continues in a similar vein, doffing a cap to the pioneers of the Philly Soul sound via cut-glass strings, crunchy Clavinet lines, tasty electric piano solos, walking bass and a lead vocal from Angela (Angie) Gooden that stirs memories of disco divas of old. Stewart and his cohort of musicians go a little wild on the mostly instrumental disco-funk flipside, an exercise in dueling solos, lusty Latin horns, flanged guitars and heavy percussion that will get you hot under the collar for nine, all-action minutes. Brilliant stuff from start to finish from the experienced producer: don't sleep on this one.
Casbah 73, JimmyTheTwin, Mike Shawe ✮ Hot Buttered Soul, Shawn Ryan (Universal Cave), Jacques Renault, Javi Frias, Superbreak, Marcel Vogel, Juno Recommends Disco, Ltj Xperience, Andrea Passenger, Calamity Jade (Willwork4funk), Cyclist, Señorlobo (Lovemonk), Red Greg, Charlie Bucket/ Dancing In Space, Beam Me Up
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