Black Ivory returns with "Continuum"

It's been years (decades?) since soul music fans have heard from Black Ivory, but the classic R&B trio is back with a brand new album, called Continuum, and the original group members in tow. 

Formed in the late 60's by Leroy Burgess, Russell Patterson and Stuart Bascombe, Black Ivory had a short but productive period at the top of the Soul Music charts.  Teaming with writer/record executive Patrick Adams, the group had a series of attractive, falsetto-led ballads, including "Don't Turn Around," "I'll Find A Way" and "You And I."

It's been years (decades?) since soul music fans have heard from Black Ivory, but the classic R&B trio is back with a brand new album, called Continuum, and the original group members in tow. 

Formed in the late 60's by Leroy Burgess, Russell Patterson and Stuart Bascombe, Black Ivory had a short but productive period at the top of the Soul Music charts.  Teaming with writer/record executive Patrick Adams, the group had a series of attractive, falsetto-led ballads, including "Don't Turn Around," "I'll Find A Way" and "You And I."

The group's popularity faded as musical tastes changed in the late 70s, and Burgess left the group after penning the more club-oriented "Mainline."  He ultimately became one of the busiest songwriters, producers and arrangers in the business, and one of the early developers of house music and a prolific disco music songwriter and musician.  Read More...

 

 

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