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Excerpts from Cooler Than Ice: Arctic Records and the Rise of Philly Soul:

Writing/producing team Raymond Eskridge and Dan Di Tomasso returned to the Arctic release schedule after producing Dee Dee Barnes's "Do What You Wanna' Do" with another one-off artist, this time Billy Floyd. Billy Floyd’s lone 45 for the label was the crisp Philly dancer “My Oh My,” Floyd’s strong tenor blasting forth over punchy horns and a female vocal chorus. Ray and Dan weren’t much into slow tempos; “Time, Made You Change (Your Mind)” drives just as relentlessly, Floyd once again giving it his all.

It wasn’t Eskridge and Di Tomasso’s first time in the studio with Floyd. The previous year, they’d produced another two-sided dancer on the singer coupling “One Chance” and “Sweeter Than Words,” both sides arranged by guitarist Roland Chambers (he co-wrote the latter number with Eskridge) and similarly produced by J-Dan-Ray Enterprises. They’d handed it to 20th Century Fox for release. Like Dee Dee Barnes, Dan and Ray’s other protégé, Floyd faded away after this.

 

Cooler Than Ice: Arctic Records and the Rise of Philly Soul

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