Remastered Ray Staff at Air Mastering in Lyndhurst Hall, London
At six foot four and two-hundred-plus pounds, Sam Dees is a soul giant in more ways than one. Best known for penning hits for Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, George Benson, Aretha Franklin, Atlantic Starr and Larry Graham (and songs for artists ranging from Tyrone Davis to the Temptations to Teddy Pendergrass to Millie Jackson), Dees also recorded what a consensus of soul collectors rate as one of the best LPs of the ‘70s, The Show Must Go On, for the Atlantic label in 1975. A remarkable amalgam of Southern and Chicago soul styles, and anchored by Dees' always remarkable songwriting, The Show Must Go On spawned a handful of charting singles including "Just Out of Reach," "So Tied Up," "Worn Out Broken Heart" and "The Show Must Go On."
Sam Dees, vocals, keyboards
Glen Woods, guitar
David Camon, bass
Sherman 'Fats' Carson, drums