Rhythm Machine

Put A Smile On Time / Brenda And Me

Lulu : 6091-25

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  • Artist: Rhythm Machine
  • A Side: Put A Smile On Time
  • B Side: Brenda And Me
  • Label: Lulu
  • Format: 45s



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

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Hidden on the flipside of a slick vocal group harmony ballad, lies a stunning Soul /Jazz Group experience; a harmony dance groove, oozing authentic class!

Another Soul jewel from Jerry Herman's highly coveted indie label from Indianapolis, Indiana. As with Jerry's other promoted local creations this disc also gives up two killer, homegrown recordings shimmering with masterly vocals and accomplished musicianship. Sadly, this serious mid-west rarity, omits to credit any writer, arranger or producer on the label. I would loved to have known who were the authors behind such tender Soul-dance brilliance, who indeed created such a fluid journey into local mid-70s neighborhood Soul.

Another basement Lulu recording, introduced by inviting intricate guitar picks, before considerate by hard-blown horns fill in the landscape, before a cascade of Earth, Wind and Fire inspired voices flood the studio. Impressive guitar breaks, persistent considerate percussion, pull you into an addictive Rare Soul dance session blooming with D.I.Y. enthusiasm and soaring vocals. Just when you think, this recoding could not become any more narcotic, an act of genius brings in lofty horns for a spine-tingling finale. Awesome.. another level of mid-70's vocal group Soul, classiness that travels beyond my limited vocabulary.

The original a-side "Brenda And Me" rolls our harmony-heaven a Lowrider / Sweet Soul trophy with it's own level of desirability. Giving the Lulu imprint another double-sider of high value ad even higher desirability.

A record for those seeking to own discs from higher echelons of rare-soul collecting.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, fine clean vinyl only revealing only the finest od sleeve storage hairlines. This record you just don't encounter in such breathtaking perfectness.

A Side

  • Title: Put A Smile On Time

    B Side

  • Title: Brenda And Me
  • Year: 1976
  • City: Indianapolis, Indiana