Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Galactic Grooves: Best of
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Though best remembered as the act whose "Fantastic Voyage" was transmogrified into Coolio's mid-'90s plea for urban peace, Ohio-based funksters Lakeside deserve to be recalled for more. For instance, their album covers usu... more »
Though best remembered as the act whose "Fantastic Voyage" was transmogrified into Coolio's mid-'90s plea for urban peace, Ohio-based funksters Lakeside deserve to be recalled for more. For instance, their album covers usually pictured them in some movie-inspired getup or another--see 1982's Untouchables, which even backed up its Capone-era gangster concept for more than one song. This collection gets a little dull when they slow down, except for an inspired ballad rendition of the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand." But if you're looking for something entertaining to complement your James Brown, P-Funk, and Earth, Wind & Fire discs, you could do worse. --Rickey Wright
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kappaman82 | 12/07/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Wow. I have never reviewed an album before but after reading all of the glowing remarks I thought I would share my two cents. I purchased the album for one song and one song only. It was for the digital version of the Beatles remake of "I Want To Hold Your Hand".
After listening to the CD twice, I thought wow that falsetto does not sound like Otis Stokes. So I brought out my album and then it hit me, they substituted singers. On the original the lead in to the falsetto sung by Otis Stokes goes "sing it to me Otis" but not on this CD.
This CD is NOT a pure reissue of the original music.
Lenora A. Clayborne | Tampa, Florida | 11/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a true Daytonian where the fellas from Lakeside came from. I was glad to see so many familiar tunes on one CD. Usually they put two or three well known tunes on a greatest collection CD and then make you buy another one to hear the other hits. I can say that Dayton, Ohio was all the way live in producing groups of the 60's-80's. Lakeside along with Heatwave, The Ohio Players, Zapp with Roger Troutman, Faze-O, Slave, the group Dayton and numereous others made us glad to say "We had it going on"
P.S. I bet if you asked them if they skate; they will say "Yeah I can get down" :-)"