RELEASE DATE: 2/7/2020
Renaldo Domino blasted onto the fertile Chicago soul scene of the late 60s with a voice as sweet as sugar and deep grooves that sound just as fresh five decades later. Releasing singles on Mercury subsidiaries Smash and Blue Rock, and later Twinight records, Renaldo’s all-too-brief career has still managed to leave an impact to all those lucky enough to hear it.
Renaldo returned to the spotlight in 2007 when the Chicago reissue powerhouse Numero Group put him on the cover of their Eccentric Soul: Twinight's Lunar Rotation compilation (which included other greats Syl Johnson, The Notations, and many more).
It was during this time that he flew to New York to play as part of the now-legendary Dig Deeper series that he met JB Flatt and the Brooklyn Rhythm Band. As soon as Renaldo hit the first note they knew his voice was undiminished and that they were in the presence of a truly special talent.
In early 2018 they set out to record new tracks that would live up to Renaldo’s great early records. Assembling a crack team of Brooklyn’s best they pulled out all the stops, creating a mix between the lush arrangements of Chicago’s early soul style and the hard-hitting beat of current Brooklyn soul.
Produced by Jeremy Kay, arranged by JB Flatt (Eli "Paperboy" Reed, Durand Jones & The Indications), engineered by Vince Chiarito (Ikebe Shakedown, Charles Bradley), and backed by an all-star cast of some of the Brooklyn soul’s finest musicians this is without a doubt Renaldo’s strongest new work in many years.
Gold vinyl limited to 900 copies.
1. No Laggin' & Draggin'
2. Give Up The Love