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|Peaches & Herb|
Genres: Pop, R&B
Released at the height of the disco craze in 1978, 2 Hot! not only managed a chart-topping love theme with the still-ubiquitous "Reunited," but it also had a Top 5 hit with the dance-oriented "Shake Your Groove Thing." — Th... more »
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Released at the height of the disco craze in 1978, 2 Hot! not only managed a chart-topping love theme with the still-ubiquitous "Reunited," but it also had a Top 5 hit with the dance-oriented "Shake Your Groove Thing."
The original lineup of P&H began in the mid-60s, with Herb Fame (nee Feemster) and Francine Hurd Barker, who had been dubbed "Peaches" in her youth. Produced by the late Van ("The Hustle") McCoy, the duo found some chart success in their early years on Date Records, but by 1970, the well had dried up, and Herb went into law enforcement in Washington D.C. In 1976, Herb, with a new Peaches (Linda Greene) in tow, signed to MCA, once again in the company of producer McCoy.
Though the MCA record did manage to chart, it wasn't until after engaging producer/songwriter Freddie Perrin and signing to Polydor that the magic returned in earnest. The 2 Hot! album, went platinum on the strength of its two mega-smash singles, both of which were co-written by producer Perren. Though Peaches and Herb continued to record for a couple of years (and are still, with a new Peaches of course, available for tour dates), 2 Hot! represented their artistic and commercial apex.
Select Direct Releases feature original LP artwork reconfigured to an oversized heavy board minijacket wrapped with an iridescent stock, includes a translucent sleeve to protect the CD. Each jacket is gold foil stamped with a limited edition sequential number.
2 hot to let go
Federico | Europe | 06/21/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Another excellent reissue by Hip-O-Select (Universal Music) of the 1978 Peaches and Herb release 2 hot! The full album is being released here on CD for the first time. Digitally remastered from the original master tapes, with one drop-out on track 1 (at 3:03). Limited edition to 5000 copies only. Get it before you are too late. Here's the track listing:
1. We've Got Love
2. Shake Your Groove Thing
4. All Your Love (Give It Here)
5. Love It Up Tonight
6. Four's A Traffic Jam
7. The Star Of My Life
8. Easy As Pie