The Fuzz – S/T - 1971 Soul - Original US LP
The Fuzz – The Fuzz
Calla Records – SC-2001
Vinyl, LP, Album
Record is VG+ VG++ has some wear (listen to our copy)
Cover is VG+ has ringwear, a punched hole on top right corner edges and spine wear and cornerwear (see our pic)
Record comes in original Calla label printed inner sleeve VG+ VG++ has a punched hole in top right corner
Funk / Soul, Pop
A1 I Think I Got The Making Of A True Love Affair (Prelude) 2:32
A2 I Think I Got The Making Of A True Love Affair 2:29
A3 I'm So Glad (Prelude) 0:42
A4 I'm So Glad 2:41
A5 All About Love (Prelude) 0:45
A6 All About Love 2:53
A7 It's All Over (Prelude) 0:44
A8 It's All Over 3:33
B1 Like An Open Door 2:27
B2 Search Your Mind 3:05
B3 Leave It All Behind Me 3:00
B4 Ooh Baby Baby 5:32
B5 I Love You For All Seasons 2:55
Manufactured By – Roulette Records, Inc.
Distributed By – Roulette Records, Inc.
Arranged By – Joe Tate
Design [Cover] – Ely Besalel
Liner Notes – Carroll "Mr. C." Hynson
Photography By [Besalel Ltd.] – Warren Flagler
Producer – Carr Cee Productions
Written-By – Tate (tracks: A2, A4, A6), Young (tracks: A2, A4, A6, A8), Sheila Young (tracks: B1, B3, B5)
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout (A): 2001A
Matrix / Runout (B): 2001B
One of the best female harmony groups of the early 70s – even if they only ever cut this single album! The Fuzz have an open, earnest style that really takes us back to group soul of the decade before – yet they deliver their work with a bolder sort of sophistication that’s definitely marked by the time – especially in the righteous undercurrents of the music, and the very cool way that many tracks begin with a “prelude” passage that’s almost poetic in nature – kind of a hipper balance to the record, in a style that so many other soul acts would use decades later, but which is pretty ground breaking here. The approach really creates a unified feel to the record.
The Fuzz was an American female vocal trio from Washington, D.C.. They started out in 1970 as The Passionettes, but changed their name when they signed to Calla Records in 1971.
Their self-titled debut album, which came out that year, was significant in that it was one of the first "concept" albums by a female artist and interspersed monologues (then referred to as "raps") and musical selections, built around a theme comparing love to the four seasons. Further, most of the songs were written by a group member (Shelia Young). The group had a great influence on the style Love Unlimited would later popularize under the tutelage of Barry White. The single "I Love You for All Seasons" went Top 10 on the US Billboard R&B chart and peaked at #21 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The follow-up single, "Like an Open Door", hit #14 on the R&B chart, and after releasing two more singles with little or no success, they disbanded in 1972.