One of my favourite 70s soul records, no doubt about it. This is actually Hot Chocolate, the group that Ragland sang with performing, but the record was credited to him as a solo artist for some reason. Neither Hot Chocolate or Ragland alone lasted very long on the charts, the groups name had a duplicate in the U.K. which had a smash with "You Sexy Thing" and then it was over for the U.S incarnation of the band. But before that they released a few singles and an LP which is today sought after by both soul and funk collectors. Ragland himself is fondly remembered on the rare soul scene because of such tracks as "I Travel Alone" a 1960s release on the Amy/Mala label and his 70s material like this one and also a classic LP called "Lou Ragland Is The Conveyor" on which this track also features.
"Since You Said You´d Be Mine"