Roof Top Sugar / I Ain't Going Nowhere

A 2 track funk single (7m 45s) — released February 7th 2011 on Record Kicks

Record Kicks proudly presents the first new single in over 35 years by ex Motown artist Floyd Lawson. Floyd Lawson & The Hearts Of Stone popped up on Motown's subsidiary VIP label in 1970 with debut album “Stop the World: We Wanna Get Offâ€. Just over half a decade later, and after moving to Quebec, Floyd and the group recorded second full-length “Coming Outâ€, which remained unreleased until Canadian label AfroKats Records reissued it in 2007. In collaboration with Record Kicks, super crossover soul gems “Kgee†/ “It Only Takes A Minute Girl†and “Air I Breathe†/ “Rated X†were extracted from the record and released on 45. Now, 35 years since his last album was recorded, Floyd Lawson goes back to his roots and releases two brand new tracks on RK. On side A we find the upbeat “Roof Top Sugarâ€, a sizzling slice of funky crossover soul with a party vibe and festive atmosphere, backed on the flip by soulful midtempo tune “I Ain’t Going Nowhereâ€. With a fresh edge for 2011, we have no doubt this 45 marks a new chapter in Floyd Lawson’s musical career. It’s official folks, the soul king is back in business!

"35 years is far too long to wait for quality like this. Well done RK for persuading Mr Lawson back into the studio. This is an essential 45!" - Craig Charles Funk&Soul Show on BBC6

"A warm soulful funk nugget with fantastic vocal arrangement on side A and 100% soul juice on B. Floyd Lawson's putting soul back on top for 2011!" - Phil Levene Eclectic Jazz / Soulm8

"Roof Top Sugar funks my soul!" - Claudio Passavanti Sunlightsquare

“Wow, what a find! Judging by these tracks I'm def looking forward to hearing more!” - Simon Harrison Basic Soul

“Breathing new life into soul music – Floyd Lawson returns after 35 years in the wilderness!” - Meme Magazine

"Roof Top Sugar is a contagiously feel-good funk track!" - Santiago Tadeo Acid Jazz Hispano

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