Kenny Lynch - Half The Day's Gone and We Haven't Earne'd a Penny (RSD 2022)

£21.99
Format: LP
Availability: In stock

SATLP400R

23/04/2022

A special Record Store Day 2022 release.
RSD Drop 1 titles will be available to purchase in store from 8am Saturday 23rd April. Remaining stock will be available to purchase online from 8pm Friday 29th April.

Limited to 500 copies.

"Kenny Lynch was a popular singer, songwriter, actor and all-round entertainer. A self-styled “black cockney”, Kenny was one of the few people of Caribbean origin prominent in the British entertainment industry during the 60s and 70s.

During his musical career, Kenny released a number of Top 10 singles, including a version of Up on the Roof (1962), competing with the original by the Drifters. He composed and co-wrote songs recorded by Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, the Drifters and the Everly Brothers. He also worked briefly as a songwriter at the Brill Building in New York.

Whilst probably best known as a prolific Pop Crooner during the earlier part of his acting and musical career, we must not forget his stomping disco success of the early eighties, released under British-borne Satril Records. “Half The Day’s Gone, and We Haven’t Earne’d a Penny” was a milestone moment for British Disco. Produced by Kenny himself at Satril Studios, London 1983, this record still encompasses that organic late-70s disco sound, with true instrumentation and minimalist electronic synth elements.

This is the album’s first ever re-press since 1983 and has been remastered in high-definition from the original analogue tapes. Pressed on heavyweight trans-colour vinyl, this is one not to be missed.

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