The Story of Horizon (San Antonio TX, 1977-1984): Double Vinyl LP
Label: Past Due
Release Date: 26th November
Disco, Funk, Soul, Boogie from San Antonio, Texas!? Not exactly a hotbed for the sound and maybe it's this reason that Horizon never got any further than local radio and being a regarded party band. Their sound sits within all the corners of 70s-80s soul and funk, there's an element of P-Funk, some super slick Philly soul, 80s RnB boogie, Washington Go-Go, Prince'esque funk rock and just straight up good vocal party disco. This comp comprises their privately pressed 7" releases, which have naturally become holy grails.
For those who dig: disco, funk, soul and boogie. Also killer holy grail reissues.
San Antonio, Texas has never been known as a hotspot for driving boogie/funk music and sweet modern soul. Nevertheless, Horizon, formed by the three Boggess brothers and Freddy Carrillo, had a five-year run of local fame in the early 1980s during which they consistently scored radio play on South Texas pop and soul stations, played large local parties, and even opened for the Commodores.
With only a handful of superb and very sought after private press 7" releases under their belt, Horizon managed to reach a cult status amongst funk and soul collectors worldwide.
Jerome Derradji's Past Due Records is proud to release - for the first time on vinyl - "MAGIC MUSIC - The Story of Horizon - San Antonio, TX 1977 - 84."
This DLP gatefold compilation includes all the rare Horizon 7"s releases along with 10 previously unreleased songs! As always, the story of the band is written by Jacob Arnold with a superb artwork from Al Kent.
They Don't Make 'em Like You / Let Me Be The One / Jen / Snap To It / Feel The Funk / Give It Up / Magic Music / Rock It On Down / Steppin’ Out / Lady Fantasy / Keep It Hot / You Went Away / Over And Over / Saving My Love For You / Turn It Out / Try My Love Again