Kokomo – Kokomo (1982)

Kokomo - Kokomo (1982)
Artist: Kokomo
Album: Kokomo
Genre: Funk / Soul
Origin: UK
Released: 1982
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
A Little Bit Further Away (4:01)
Part-Time Affair (6:17)
Follow (The Stars Will Bring You Home) (4:44)
Nowhere To Go On Tuesday Night (4:48)
Stuck In A Groove (4:12)
Ain’t Never Heard The Boogie (4:24)
All Through The Night (Let Me Be The One) (4:15)
Keep On Dancin’ (3:46)
Let Me Have It All (3:40)


U.K. jazz-rock band Kokomo’s self-titled 1982 Columbia album was produced by Chicago soul stalwarts Leo Graham and James Mack (Tyrone Davis, the Manhattans). “A Little Bit Further Away” sounds similar to the Mack-arranged ballad hit “How Bout Us” by Champaign. The LP follows in the same mellow pop/soul mode as that number except for the smooth dance tracks “Stuck in the Groove” and “Aint Never Heard the Boogie.” Standouts are the mid-tempo groover “Let Me Have It All” and the pleasantly poppy “Part-Time Affair.” Kokomo became a post release favorite with U.K. Northern soul fans.
Review by Ed Hogan