Tuesday, 4 January 2011

NS550 Lew Kirton [1978] - Heaven In The Afternoon [Alston 3743]

b/w: Heaven In The Afternoon (Inst)
Format: 45 / 12
Label: Alston / TK
Cat No: 3743 / 103
Year: 1978
Value: $40-$100

Lew Kirton hails from Barbados, West Indies where at 13 he had a number one single called 'What About You'.  He later moved to Canada and became lead singer with The Missing Links.  In 1969 he moved to the US and became drummer for The Same & Dave Revue . In 1972 he accepted an 'invitation' to become the lead singer with The Invitations and was lead on the modern  soul favourite 'They Say The Girl's Crazy' on Silver Blue.  He turned solo in  the  late 70s and 'Heaven In The Afternoon' became a favourite in both Modern and Northern rooms and is still a floorfiller today.  He later also recorded 'It's Where You're Coming From' for B. Baker's Chocolate Company on T.K.  

He recorded 2 albums in the 80s; 'Just Arrived' Alston 1980 which included in demand tracks 'Something Special' and 'NYC' and 'Talk To Me' Believe In A Dream records (CBS) 1983.
It is rather confusing as Just Arrived has also been repackaged a number of times as 'Heaven In The Afternoon' with slightly different track listings.

He released 'Don't Wanna Wait' on Tweedside (US) MCA (UK) in 1986 but was was inactive during the returning in 2004 with 'Forever' on Dac-Bag Productions.

'So Into You' Tweedside 27/10/10

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