||Montclair, New Jersey, United States
||Background singer, singer, songwriter
||Salsoul records ('70s)
New Image Records (late '80s)
||The Geminis, Tony Valor, Vincent Montana Jr., Salsoul Orchestra, Komiko, Darryl Payne
Carol Williams, born in Montclair, New Jersey, United States, is a vocalist and songwriter who achieved success with her disco songs in the 1970s. She was the first female artist signed to the disco label Salsoul Records.
Carol Williams was once a member of the post-disco/garage house studio project called Komilo.
She worked with producer Vincent Montana Jr. and the Salsoul Orchestra. Her most notable recording, "More", was very popular at a time when disco was just breaking into the mainstream and is widely seen as an early disco classic. More was the first 12 inch commercial single that one could buy in stores all over the world. It peaked at #4 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1976. The success of "'More" led to the "'Lectric Lady" album, released in 1977 and featuring the hits "Come Back" and the club classic "Love Is You". This was sampled in 1999 by Italian DJ Spiller in an instrumental track called "Groove Jet", on the "Mighty Miami EP", and in 2000 in the vocal version of the track, called "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)" with vocals performed by Sophie Ellis-Bextor. The track featuring Ellis-Bextor reached number 1 in the UK and AUS Pop charts and sparked renewed demand for the original. Carol's success at Salsoul put her in demand as a major disco act traveling the world performing at all the major disco clubs like Studio 54 and Odyssey 2001. She did a lot of TV specials like the legendary performance at Roseland with the Salsoul Orchestra, which was on television in 1977 promoting an album compilation called "Salsoul Disco Boogie".
Not long after the release of her album, Williams parted company with Salsoul. In 1978 she signed with Canadian label Roy B. Quality records where she recorded a duet with singer producer Tony Valor "Love Has Come My Way." It got a lot of club play, which led to her 1979 album "Reflections Of" with disco classics "Tell The World" and "Dance the Night Away". Carol toured the world with these classics, performing with other stars like The Trammps, Thelma Houston, the Village People, Tom Jones and James Brown.
- 'Lectric Lady 1977 Salsoul Records
- Reflections Of 1979 Quality Records
- "Love Is You"
- "Come Back"
- "My Time of Need"
- "Just Feel"
- "Love Has Come My Way"
- "Tell The World"
- "Dance The Night Away"
- "I Get It"
- "One More Time"
- "No One Can Do It"
- "Shake (It Easy)"
- "Can't get Away (From Your Love)"
- "You've Reached the Bottom Line"
- "What's The Deal"
- "Have You For My Love"
- "Queen of Hearts"
- "Love On the Run"
Carol Williams - More / More of More
UK Epic SEPC 4190 demonstration copy (1976).
Record produced by Vincert Montana Jr.
The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.
Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.
Both record centre labels are free from tears, stains or stickers.
The record centre hole displays no signs of spindle wear.
The record comes with an original company paper sleeve.