GET READY FOR THE GET DOWN * WILLIE HUTCH * TAMLA MOTOWN 1008 * UK
Willie Hutch, born 1944 died 2005 he grew up in Dallas Texas where he sang with The Ambassadors, his first solo record was Love Has Put Me Down for the Soul City label. He also wrote songs for Soul City stable mates The 5th Dimension and Al Wilson, it was his work covered by the Jackson Five that brought him to the attention of Berry Gordy at Motown where he went on to write and produce foe many of the Motown artists. His first album for the label was The Mack a soundtrack for the film of the same name staring Richard Rowntree in a rags to riches story, the album gave him a successful single Brothers Gonna Work It Out: Motown 1222. Get Ready For The Get Down, a song that seems to have a tension about forthcoming events that implies more than just a dance, was released in the US coupled with Don't Let Nobody Tell You How To Do Your Thing on Motown 1339 in January 1975 and in the UK (seen above) as a B side to Love Power in October 1975.
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