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The undisputed Godfather of Boogie, Leroy Burgess’s Logg project is his grand

The self-titled LP, originally released on Salsoul in August 1981, is one of the greatest
albums of the post- disco era. It’s one of Be With’s favourite ever LPs and so it’s a
complete honour to be giving it our reissue treatment. With all the touchstones of
Burgess’s finest work - breezy grooves, undulating synths, funk-drenched bass and
life-affirming lyrics - delivered with gospel-derived vocals and harmonies - it’s a
record to uplift both body and spirit.

Already a cult soul figure as lead singer of seminal vocal group Black Ivory, Leroy
Burgess cut his teeth as arranger, vocalist and songwriter with legendary producer
Patrick Adams on essential late-70s projects like Phreek and Dazzle. He went on to
define the essence of “boogie”: the vibrant underground dance sound that stood in
contrast to commercial disco. With its reduced speed - mid-90 to under 110 BPM -
the cool boogie of Burgess has the disco bounce, just more laidback.

All six tracks here could have been stand alone hits. Indeed, some of them were. But
together they are also an incredibly cohesive album, where all the compositions are
deeply relevant to each other. In short, it’s essential; a thrilling showcase for
Burgess’s finest arranging and production work - with his vocals at their euphoric
peak alongside the inventive rhythm section of Aaron (Sonny) T. Davenport on drums
and James Calloway on bass.

Opener “(You’ve Got) That Something” is a balmy sunshine groover with an insistent
chorus whilst the timeless vocal of “Dancing Into The Stars” - married to percolating
synth and airtight drums - showcases the chemistry between Burgess and the rhythm

The fusion of funk and gospel-influenced harmonies which propels “Something Else”
is remarkable - deep, joyous and bouncy. Infamously mixed by Larry Levan, “I Know
You Will” is an easy glide, all rollicking electric piano underpinned by a precise and
relentlessly upbeat groove. “Lay It On The Line” radiates smooth, understated
brilliance, elevated by interstellar keys and finally album-closer “Sweet To Me” is a
chilled-out gem of profound soulful elegance.

Logg has long been a hit with the likes of Kenny Dope and Dam-Funk whilst, in the
last decade, MCDE and Harvey Sutherland have routinely cited it as a huge influence.
Accordingly, finding original copies on vinyl at affordable prices has been a thankless
task. This fresh Be With reissue ensures this legendary record now sounds, looks and
feels as sensational as it deserves to.


1. I Know You Will
2. Lay It On The Line
3. Sweet To Me
4. (You’ve Got) That Something
5. Dancing Into The Stars
6. Something Else