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Friday, June 12, 2009

Paul Simpson, Barbara Roy, and the sound of the Paradise Garage

The 1982 12" release on on StreetWise Records by the Paul Simpson Connection, Use Me, Lose Me is a Garage classic. So is the Paul Simpson remix of Barbara Roy's Gotta See You Tonight from 1985.

Barbara Roy was a prominent vocalist in the 70's R&B group Ecstasy, Passion and Pain who had a string of hits including Ask Me and the Garage classic Touch and Go.

Paul Simpson had a fruitful career including working with the legendary Vince Montana on a Goody Goody record, "Let Me Work on You," R&B groups Deja and Surface, and even Rick James. Later he went on to produce and mix house music too. A couple noteworthy releases were collaborations with Adeva (Patricia Daniels). Musical Freedom (Free at Last) by Paul Simpson featuring Adeva and Adeva's house anthem Respect from 1988 which were highpoints in her dance output. Adeva later worked most often with Frankie Knuckles quite often but she never really broke big other then in the club scene.

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