Label: RSO - RS-1-3058,RSO - 2394 237 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album PRC-Richmond Pressing • Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Disco
Lauded for their tremendous efforts as a girl group session act throughout the s, Sweet Inspirations made their own mark with two LPs and a string of hits during the late '60s and early '70s, before disappearing under the radar untilwhen they resurfaced on RSO with Hot Butterfly.
Now down to a trio of founder member Myrna Smithwith Gloria Brown and Sylvia Shemwellthe revamped Sweet Inspirations re-launched themselves on the tails of Robert Stigwood's near single-handed disco revolution. Mid-tempo songs with flavor-of-the-year string arrangements are de rigueur from the opening "Hot Fun" to "It's the Simple Things You Do," both songs managing to overcome a desultory slip into oblivion, thanks to the powerful vocal arrangements.
Things only become genuinely interesting when Sweet Inspirations sink their teeth into the Norman Whitfield -penned "Do It Right," sounding more comfortable across their fuzzy, grungy version than they do on any other tracks.
Elsewhere, "Hot Butterfly" is most notable for its super-smarmy backing vocals -- a surprise, given the song's subsequent history. Less than a year later, Chaka Khan stomped out of the Savoy and revamped it to stellar success Face To Face - Sweet Inspirations* - Hot Butterfly "Papillon aka Hot Butterfly.
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