Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Great post-disco, pre-urban stuff!
ohmysohopeless | Nowhere to Go | 02/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I disagree that there are just too many tracks. The stuff by Aurra is very hard to find these days unless you go looking for vinyl records (which I haven't...yet!). I'd rather see the precious music preserved digitally this way than see them go totally forgotten. The price is reasonable for such a huge 2-CD set as well. To me, the charm of soul/funk music in this era is the fusion of sophisticated yet still warm-sounding synths and drum machines layered on top of funky, totally danceable beats. Oh, don't forget those beautifully catchy melodies that are so quintessential of 80s music! Aurra has it all --- that tight bass & guitar by Steve Washington, sultry vocal interplay of Starleana Young (man her voice is lovely) and Curt Jones --- totally addictive stuff for an 80s music buff! Guitar and bass cuts of Aurra are simply amazing. Unfortunately Aurra didn't last long as a group, and this compilation is mostly made of material done by Steve Washington in the early 80s. More modern, urban stuff from Young and Jones (e.g., as Deja) after their departure from Washington aren't in this album.Stand-out tracks for me are: "Send Your Love," "Are You Single," "Checking You Out," "Nasty Disposition," "Keep on Doin' It," "Patience," and "Baby Love." I actually like most dance songs on this gem.I highly recommend this album if you are looking for really cool old school grooves...this thing totally cheers you up."
I WENT TO THEIR CONCERT IN 1982 .. BUT.....
CLEMENT | LONG BEACH, CA United States | 09/19/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"2 HITS ARE BETTER THAN ONE.. ARE YOU SINGLE AND MAKE UP YOUR MIND.. BUT THE REST I NEVER HEARD. I WENT TO THEIR CONCERT IN SAN DIEGO AND LOVED THEM.. BUT I DONT FAKE THE FUNK.. 2 HITS AND THEY HAVE THE NERVE TO RELEASE A 2 CD GREATEST HITS.. WHAT A JOKE."
Aurra's Music Is Timeless
G. A. Cross | 10/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Unlike some who didn't approve of Aurra having released a 2 disc greatest hits Cd, I am pleased with both Cd's.
I am a big fan of Slave also. The vocals from songstress Starleana Young and her male counterpart Curt Jones brings back fond memories of the year 1981 when music to me was really Slammin!,they really harmonized good! together And according to my opinion no one or any female singer today sounds better than Starleana,to bad she didn't get the recognition she so richly deserves, Oh yeah! just mentioning Aurra puts a smile on my face."