At Last Bill Cosby Really Sings is an album by Bill Cosby. It is his fifth music-based album and the only one released on the Stax Records-distributed Partee Records. It features appearances from former Stevie Wonder band members like future R&B star Ray Parker Jr on guitar, and also features a second collaboration with his songwriting partner […]
Closeup is an album by Frankie Valli, released in February 1975 on the Private Stock label. It had been seven years since his prior album, and afforded Valli his first of two number-one solo hits in the US (in addition to five as lead singer of The Four Seasons). The LP reached #51 on the […]
“Swearin’ To God” is a song written by Bob Crewe and Denny Randell. It was recorded by Frankie Valli and released in May 1975 as a single from his album Closeup. It is a love song whose lyrical hook is a more literal use of the expression “I swear to God” (i.e., “I mean this […]
Seal In Red is the eleventh and final studio album by funk band Rufus, their debut on the Warner Bros. Records label, released in 1983. Seal in Red, which was the band’s third album to be recorded without Chaka Khan, peaked at #49 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart and included the single “Take It to […]
Performance is the tenth album by singer Esther Phillips, released in 1974 on Kudu/CTI . Esther Phillips (born Esther Mae Jones; December 23, 1935 – August 7, 1984) was an American singer, best known for her R&B vocals. She also performed pop, country, jazz, blues and soul music.