For the past four decades, a growing cult of soul music collectors have sought two obscure LPs and a handful of extremely rare 45s released on the vanity record label LAD Productions, Inc. between the late seventies and the mid eighties by the mysterious South Side Chicago singer/song writer Larry Dixon. Larry's raw songs capture the transition from R&B to boogie-down as disco was rapidly becoming extinct. They also perfectly illustrate Larry’s ability to overcome his environment and discrimination, transcended by his determination to write and produce music. With the support of his faithful musicians, Larry's success was only hindered by lack of airplay and promotion, but his talent shines through.
This is the story of Larry Dixon, his label LAD Productions, Inc., and his friends and family throughout four decades of music in Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods. Past Due Records (the boogie funk division of Still Music) is proud to release this fantastic archive – that many consider to be the Holy Grail - of Chicago Funk, Boogie and Soul.
It features each and every Larry Dixon’s releases from 1971 to 1987, including the ultra rare “I’am So In Love” LP recorded live at the Copherbox Club in 1980 and the ultra rare boogie funk “Can’t Price Love” LP, each carefully re-mastered from the original tapes and a lot more! Many unreleased songs are also featured. Each format includes a unique booklet with the story of Larry Dixon and his friends, written by Jacob Arnold, along with numerous pictures and documents previously never published. Artwork is by Al Kent from Million Dollar Disco.
|A||–Larry Dixon Group Soulful Spades||Next Time (Part-1)|
|B||–Larry Dixon Group Soulful Spades||Next Time (Part-2)|
|C||–Larry Dixon||Star Time||5:10|
|D||–Larry Dixon||You're On Your Own||3:13|
|E||–Larry Dixon||The Only One||3:51|
|F||–Larry Dixon||Don't It Make You Dance||4:32|
|G||–Larry Dixon||Dance To The Beat||2:57|
|H||–Larry Dixon||Wait For Me||3:56|
|I||–Larry Dixon||Love In Your Heart||3:22|
|J||–Larry Dixon||Love Has Come Back||3:35|
|K||–Larry Dixon||Saturday Night (Vocal)||3:40|
|L||–Larry Dixon||Saturday Night (Instrumental)||3:20|
|M||–Larry Dixon||Being With You|
|N||–Larry Dixon||Feelings (Feel So Fine)|
|O||–Charles Parks III & High Society Players||Space Caravan (Vocal)|
|P||–Charles Parks III & High Society Players||Space Caravan (Instrumental)|
|Q||–Charles Parks III & High Society Players||Groove It All Nigh|
|R||–Charles Parks III & High Society Players||The Love We Had (Demo)|
|S||–Chuck-A-Luck (2)||Ready For Your Touch|
|T||–Chuck-A-Luck (2)||That Kind Of Love|