Back in the late 80s I had the pleasure of working with some vocalists from the Akron area who were putting together some demos. They went by the name Overnight Male and consisted of vocalist Loren Qualls and vocalist, bassist Chuck Moorer. I played guitar on one of their tracks (I’ve Been Watchin’ You) and in the process was able to get a hold of some of the other cuts they’d recorded. I don’t know who’s on the rest of the instrumentation but they’re smokin’. Which might explain why I’d held on to these tracks on cassette all these years. Well I finally digitized them and they’re only slightly worse for the wear.
I never heard these cuts on the radio and lost touch with the fellas (if you’re out there holla’ at your boy!). They’re worth hearing, A prime example of mid-80s funk served up Northeast Ohio style. Reminds me a bit of Cameo with some exceptional keyboard and bass work. Wish I knew what happened to these cats. They may have been too funky to make a buck1
1 Too funky to make a buck: An individual or group so talented or original that the corporate suits have trouble putting them in a convenient niche. When given an opportunity the audience many times hasn’t the proper funkentelechy to appreciate what they’re listening to.
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