14 Karat Soul's Erwin Lanier Junior laid down this 45" in 1980 and it's been sought after ever since, often passing hands for hundreds among collectors. "Blinded (By The Qualities Of You)" struts with an insistent kicks, lavish strings and fluttering horns while Lanier slips between a deeper tenor and Gorrie-style falsettos. "24 Hours" shows off Lanier's sense of upbeat urgency with epic layers of backing vocals and a dynamic that tips a strong nod to Whitfield and Strong's songwriting style. You can tell why this has been in such high demand.
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