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

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Track 2
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Disco
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12"
Gerard P.J. Brown
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Sexy Lady / Keep Dancing Backatcha
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Disco
12"
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Gerard P.J. Brown
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Sexy Lady / Keep Dancing Backatcha
Disco
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12"
Cloud
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All Night Long (remixed by GE-OLOGY) Backatcha
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Disco
12"
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Cloud
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All Night Long (remixed by GE-OLOGY) Backatcha
Disco
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12"
Oneness
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Watching You Backatcha
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Disco
12"
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Oneness
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Watching You Backatcha
Soul
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Various
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Swave Villi Us - Independent Soul 1971-84 Backatcha
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Funk/Soul
2-LP
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Various
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Swave Villi Us - Independent Soul 1971-84 Backatcha
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 Today Backatcha
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Disco
7"
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Fungai Malianga
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Finsbury Park Party / Things We Say Today Backatcha
US House
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12"
Larry Heard
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Loosefingers EP Alleviated
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House
12"
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Larry Heard
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Loosefingers EP Alleviated
Re Edit (Disco)
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7"
Guest
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Guest Mini-Edits No.1 Cuts
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Disco
7"
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Guest
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Guest Mini-Edits No.1 Cuts
Brazil
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LP
Azymuth
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Aguia Nao Come Mosca Mr Bongo
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Latin America
LP
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Azymuth
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Aguia Nao Come Mosca Mr Bongo
House
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Hugo LX
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transcenDance EP Wonderwax
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House
12"
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Hugo LX
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transcenDance EP Wonderwax
Broken Beats
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Kaidi Tatham
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Eureka! Limited / Kaidi Tatham (One per customer) Eureka!
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House
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Kaidi Tatham
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Eureka! Limited / Kaidi Tatham (One per customer) Eureka!
HipHop
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7"
KRS One
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Sound Of Da Police B/w Hip Hop Vs Rap Empire Slate / Jive
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HipHop / Rap
7"
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KRS One
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Sound Of Da Police B/w Hip Hop Vs Rap Empire Slate / Jive