The sweet, syrupy sound of Love Unlimited provided a part of the musical mosaic of my life as i grew out of my teens. Rock's energy always dominated the foreground but R&B provided the funky groove behind it all and i became aware of this when later Jazz and experimental symphonic music rounded out the musical dimensions of my life.
Love and beautiful black girls singing about love was a big part of my youthful interests. I guess i didn't fully realise at the time how harmonious and timeless this sound was. I was attracted to their hopeful yearning for eternal devotion and the somewhat sentimental promise of love while 'walking in the rain'.
You may well ask what this music has to do with my art and rightly so but i would argue we are what we absorb and the sensitivity and emotional connection i feel for this music somehow links with who i am and how i feel about 'matters of the he(art)'.
Although their creative run lasted only 15 years they left an indelible mark on the soulful end of R&B.
Whatever your musical interests i hope you take time to check out this beautiful blast from the past.