"Magic" by the Circle City Band was a well-known single in the 80s, loved by roller skaters and fans of BET alike which used the track as it’s theme
song. Almost thirty years later, Luv N’Haight presents the complete full-length album of the Circle City Band including unreleased tracks!
Paul Thomas, the man behind Circle City Band began his career in the seventies performing professionally with various R&B, Pop, Rock, Jazz and Gospel acts, while also working as a live sound and effects engineer for acts such as Manchild, Ebony Rhythm Funk Campaign and Amnesty.
In 1979 Paul was introduced to multi-track recording, using the creative control it provided to spend more time writing and recording, ultimately working both as a session musician and composer. Two years later this led to a two-year road tour with LTD, the legendary late 70s Disco and R&B band. At the end of the tour, Paul returned to Indianapolis, where the independent gospel label Tyscot Records, had started a secular R&B record division called Circle City Records.
Between 1983 and 1985 Circle City Records released three 12 inch singles. Magic by the Circle City Band, received excellent reviews in Billboard, Cash Box and Record World music trade magazines and from national DJ record pools. It made the Top 10 list in several states and was used as the theme song for the station ID on the BET cable channel. This is the first release of the full album and will be available on CD and LP. Six of the nine tracks are unreleased featuring a great mix of modern soul, boogie funk and a few downtempo love songs.
Track List & Sound Clips:
1 Magic* - 6:39
2 My Place* - 4:28
3 Gladiators - 6:29
4 Party Lights* - 7:59
5 Time Tunnel - 5:39
6 Love - 4:37
7 Lonely - 5:07
8 Hold On - 6:37
9 Hello Stranger - 5:05
*All songs previously unreleased
except as noted