Toast

Just An Illusion

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Toast’s ’It’s Just An Illusion' was a 1983 released project made up of Baltimore singer-songwriters and well-known New York session players. A top-end independent production, the single is recognised for its musical appeal and rarity in equal measure amongst soul collectors. Produced and funded by Randy Irwin for his NY-based Charm City imprint, it was the label’s only release. Irwin had established himself a decade earlier managing and producing The Shirelles for RCA. Hailing from New Jersey, he’d worked on dozens of projects in the Tri-State Region for labels such as Roulette, Strawberry, Calla, Prodigal and Sky-Disc, producing R&B records for Family Circle, Bobby Byrd, Gary U.S. Bonds, Ecstasy, Passion & Pain, Lifeline and many more. Singers William ‘Toast’ McClain and Vito Ales hailed from Baltimore, whilst everybody else on the track was from New York. Musicians included co-writer, singer and reeds man Larry Smith aka L A Blacksmith, his cousin Jeff Smith (Family Stand), and Tyrone Cox (Crown Heights Affair) of Brooklyn-based production trio Smithcox Organization with a rhythm section that boasted drummer Harvey Grate from infamous Queens funk outfit, The Firebolts.

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Release Date

12.07.2021

Cat No

BK034

Tracklist

Track 1
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Track 2
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Soul
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2-LP
Various
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Swave Villi Us - Independent Soul 1971-84Backatcha
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Funk/Soul
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Various
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Swave Villi Us - Independent Soul 1971-84Backatcha
Soul
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7"
The Bees
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I Love You (Generic Cover)Backatcha
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Funk/Soul
7"
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The Bees
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I Love You (Generic Cover)Backatcha
Disco
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7"
Fungai Malianga
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Finsbury Park Party / Things We Say TodayBackatcha
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Disco
7"
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Fungai Malianga
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Finsbury Park Party / Things We Say TodayBackatcha
Boogie
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7"
Jady Kurrent Band / Ja’Net Dubois
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Standing There / Queen Of The Highway (KON EDIT)Backatcha
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Disco
7"
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Jady Kurrent Band / Ja’Net Dubois
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Standing There / Queen Of The Highway (KON EDIT)Backatcha
Funk
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12"
Theatre West
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Funk/Soul
12"
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Theatre West
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EPBackatcha
Disco
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7"
Aka Shaic
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Ain't No Big Thang Do / Swave Villi UsBackatcha
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Disco
7"
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Aka Shaic
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Ain't No Big Thang Do / Swave Villi UsBackatcha
Electro Boogie
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12“
B Beat Girls
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For The Same Man25 West
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Disco
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B Beat Girls
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For The Same Man25 West
Fusion
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12"
Jazz N Palms
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Jazz N Palms 04Jazz N Palms
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Jazz
12"
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Jazz N Palms
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Jazz N Palms 04Jazz N Palms
Neo Disco
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12"
N-Gynn
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Hamam House 4Hamam House
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Disco
12"
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N-Gynn
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Hamam House 4Hamam House
Deep House
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12"
Julion De'Angelo
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D.J. Series Vol.4Freedom School
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House
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Julion De'Angelo
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D.J. Series Vol.4Freedom School
Disco
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12"
Nassau Track Authority
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Special Unreleased InstrumentalsNassau Track Authority
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Disco
12"
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Special Unreleased InstrumentalsNassau Track Authority
Pop
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LP
Jungle
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Loving In StereoCaiola
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Rock / Pop / Indie
LP
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Jungle
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Loving In StereoCaiola