New Directions

Today Is The First Day / Dance Dance Dance (Please Mr. D. J.)

Greer - Wolfe Productions : s80-1320S


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  • Artist: New Directions
  • A Side: Today Is The First Day
  • B Side: Dance Dance Dance (Please Mr. D. J.)
  • Label: Greer - Wolfe Productions
  • Format: 45s



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

Key: View



Kenn Wolfe had serious aspirations to release an album of his neighbourhood work entitled "Super Joe", unfortunately this LP never happened. I say unfortunately because this 45 he produced along with his partner the mysterious Mr. Greer shimmers with great promise, their arrangement of the lofty horn section is truly superb.

This very obscure mid 70's dancer features a fully pumped up team of horns that give an inspiring lead-in to this joyous jazzy/Soulful dancer. Coming from Minneapolis, Minnesota recorded at a indie studio that obviously attracted gifted musicians as that solo trumpeting within that fully occupied brass section is totally spectacular. As are those harmony choruses backing up the lead vocal. Seamlessly fusing together...

The positive message of "Today Is The First Day (Of Your Life)" rings out crystal-clear, held aloft by that enthusiastic bank of brass with a silky lead vocal carrying the production skyward. The harmonies are tight, the solo trumpet bridging is magnificent.. the whole session pulled together into one, as all components seamlessly weld.

A brilliantly constructed serious rarity, drenched in potential for a really big ticket... as we're sure you quickly recognised.

Condition Report

two clean silver labels (very Chicago-esque in design), vinyl reveals only the merest storage hairlines and plays perfectly clean Ex + / Ex + condition.

A Side

  • Title: Today Is The First Day

    B Side

  • Title: Dance Dance Dance (Please Mr. D. J.)
  • Year: 1976
  • City: ? ?