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Featured in TIR Episode 232 (2 parts): Singer, composer, producer and keyboardist Leroy Burgess, whose 50-year music includes being an original member of the soul-dance trio, Black Ivory.
Beginning with its 1972 debut, the group would go on to release six albums through 1984 plus a comeback LP in 2011. Those yielded seven top 50 U.S. R&B hits and a top 20 dance track. Those hits include “Don’t Turn Around,” “You and I” and “Mainline.”
Apart from that, Burgess reinvented and further distinguished himself with dozens of other artists, including Herbie Mann, Eddie Kendricks, Rick James, Aleem, Change, Kashif, Edwin Birdsong and the Universal Robot Band. He is still quite active today and Black Ivory’s original members continue to perform.
RECORDED FEBRUARY 2022
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