Great pairing here, for me the standout track from Rick Wilhite’s new album – Analog Aquarium. It’s a cover of the track originally released in 1978 both by English singer-songwriter Mick Jackson as well as (in its most famous version) by The Jacksons (no connection). For me, it’s all about those soulful rhodes vibes Theo’s brought to the table, matched with Ricks choppy percussion. You can grab the rest of the vinyl which includes collaborations with Marcellus Pittman, Calvin Morgan and Sondra “Sunny B” Biar here!
Although he may not be as talked about as his Detroit peers and fellow 3 Chairs collaborators Kenny Dixon Jr. and Theo Parrish, there’s no doubting Rick “The Godson” Wilhite’s position as one of the central characters in the city’s house music heritage. His sporadic sample-heavy singles for KDJ and most recently Stilove4music have become sought after slabs of wax, changing hands for serious amounts of money on sites like Discogs and eBay. The final string to his bow is his skill behind the decks, with his much-refined turntable technique working in tandem with an enviable knowledge of disco, house and techno. He’s also not one to shy away from sharing his wisdom, taking a pre-teen Kyle Hall aside to school him on the finer points of deep house.