SummaryThe American music scene in the 70s generated some of the most creative artists the world has ever heard, and with them musical entrepreneurs sprung up like wildflowers during a spring rain. Together with the talented musicians they brought with them they were the architects of a new sound.
Notable among these entrepreneurs was Hadley Murrell. His gift for discovering and nurturing new talent became legendary. Combined with leadership, songwriting ability, production skills, a remarkable ear for for a hit song, and a knack for developing great songwriters and arrangers and artist, Hadley brought us some of the finest and most exciting music of the era.
Dipping back into Murrell's archive of quality output we now offer you Black Ice's 1982 self-titled release for LA's Montage label available for the first time ever on compact disc. This is not to be confused with the group's debut of the same name. Once again Antone Curtis, Cleveland Jones, Frank Willis, Gerald Bell and Marcieal Holmes entered the studio with Mr. Murrell producing. Many consider this the groups strongest showing to date. However, the year was 1982 and being that the times and the public's tastes were changing the resulting full-length ended up being the group's swan song. In retrospect, the recording has stood the test of time with original issues of the vinyl going for hundreds whether the price is in dollars, pounds or euros.