TS-043 BEAU WILLIAMS
You may be familiar with Beau Williams as an accomplished modern soul artist for Capitol Records in the early 1980's. Years before his Capitol releases, he recorded two powerful funky soul sides and submitted them as a demo to Lionel Whitfield’s Whit Label: the first about easily falling in love and the second about the difficult reality of maintaining it. Rediscovered by David Haffner and Brian Sears of Magnetic Recordings from the tape archive of TSU jazz director Howard Harris in 2011, Harris somehow came into possession of this material through his long-standing friendship and working relation-ship with Whitfield. The undeniably funky drumming sadly goes unaccredited but the understated arrangements and production combined with such emotional lyrics make for something special.