Heatwave – Too Hot to Handle (1976)

Too Hot to Handle is the 1976 debut album from U.K.-based American soul-funk sextet Heatwave. The rubbery strobe-light snap of “Boogie Nights” has become a dance-floor classic, while the evergreen bliss of “Always and Forever” rings eternal as a candlelight slow jam. Other highlights include the maj7 harmonized sweetness of “All You Do is Dial,” the rainy day tenderness of “Sho’nuff Must Be Luv,” and the syncopated thrust of “Ain’t No Half Steppin’.”


U.K issue on GTO, 1976.


U.S. issue on Epic, 1977.

Tracklist:
A1. Too Hot to Handle
A2. Boogie Nights
A3. Ain’t No Half Steppin’
A4. Always and Forever
B1. Super Soul Sister
B2. All You Do is Dial
B3. Lay It on Me
B4. Sho’nuff Must Be Luv
B5. Beat Your Booty

Credits:
Rod Temperton – keyboards, synthesizer
Eric Johns – guitars
Mario Mantese – bass
Ernest “Bilbo” Berger – drums, percussion
Johnnie Wilder, Jr. – vocals (A3–B4), harmonies, percussion
Keith Wilder – vocals (A1–A2)

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