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Kleeer - Intimimate Connection LP

Real Gone Music

Led by drummer/vocalist Woody Cunningham, but featuring formidable players and writers in Richard Lee, Paul Crutchfield, and Norman Durham, Kleeer went through several incarnations as a funk/disco band (The Jam Band), a hard rock group (Pipeline), and then back to a studio disco outfit (the highly collectible Universal Robot Band) for the legendary Greg Carmichael-Patrick Adams-Leroy Burgess production team before striking out on their own as Kleeer in 1979 and recording a half dozen well-regarded albums for Atlantic. Of those albums, though, 1984's Intimate Connection particularly stands out; not only did it feature production by Eumir Deodato, but it also cast a long shadow into the rap and hip hop styles to come, as the hit title track formed the basis of 2Pac's 1995 smash "California Love" (2Pac and DJ Quik also sampled "Tonight" from this record). This marks the first time this hotly sought-after album has been reissued on LP, and it comes on colored vinylto boot!

  1. Ride It
  2. You Did It Again
  3. Go for It
  4. Intimate Connection
  5. Next Time It's for Real
  6. Break
  7. Tonight
  8. Do You Want To?