Wednesday, November 7, 2007

(AVI) Part 6

Lowrell Simon (born March 18, 1943 in Chicago) is an American soul singer. He began as a singer in The LaVondells, which became The Vondells and enjoyed some regional success in the 1960s with the song "Lenore". When the Vondells broke up, Simon formed the group The Lost Generation alongside several Chicago friends, and the group scored several US hits between 1969 and 1974. After the band's breakup, Simon made contributions to the soundtrack to the 1974 film "Three the Hard Way", and wrote tracks for the 1976 debut album of Mystique, which featured other former members of The Lost Generation. He also wrote the tune "Dance Master" in 1974 for Willie Henderson and the 1979 tune "All about the Paper" for Loleatta Holloway.

In the late 1970s, Lowrell Simon began recording under only his first name. He signed to Liberace's label, AVI Records, and released an album in late 1979 entitled Lowrell. The album's second single, "Mellow Mellow Right On" b/w "You're Playing Dirty", was a #32 US R&B hit that year. The song has been sampled copiously, including by Massive Attack, Imagination and Common.

AVI Part 6
Lp "Lowrell " [AVI 6070] (1979)
12' "Mellow Mellow Right On" [AVISL 108] (1979)

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