2001: Black Essence

Change In My Life / When You walk Alone With Love


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  • Artist: 2001: Black Essence
  • A Side: Change In My Life
  • B Side: When You walk Alone With Love
  • Label: JWJ
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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Rare private press New York vocal-group double delight from 1974. Seldom seen for sale especially in this tip-top condition.

A James Weldon Johnson project with this one single only gathering of harmonized vocals.

Gravel coated lead vocal grinds out the lyrics cradle on a carpet of celestial girl-group answer choruses. Wave after wave of vocals cascade over a keyboard driven rhythm track, broken up with drum rolls, stabbing horns, but dominated by a gently growling male lead. After 2 plays the recording seeps into yuor being, a 3rd drop is essential to absorb everything that is going on in this richly furnish production.

But for me the flipside ballad is one of the best records I've heard in quite some time, an exquisite "Low Rider" ballad of the sweetest kind. Tight vocals wrap themselves around a vibe infested arrangement as that graveled-voice enters the fray. Beautifully silky background voices arrow the chorus right into the heart of he production..

Superior Sweet Soul ballad, at a level of quality that sets your being alight as the lead vocal, expands his emotions hitting moments of meticulous delivery.
This is Sweet Soul at it's most-magnificent, so those of you drawn to the fabulous dance-side, expect competition from other sides of the world.

Condition Report

Two rich red (no fade) labels, vinyl reveals little or no signs of ever being played. I couldn't resist airing it at "Feed Your Soul" Newark recently to a turntable voyeurs response. have carefully aired it

A Side

  • Title: Change In My Life

    B Side

  • Title: When You walk Alone With Love
  • Year: 1974
  • City: new york, n.y.