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Bumblebee Unlimited - Sting Like A Bee
Unidisc went deep into the files to pull out this obscure disco LP from Bumblebee Unlimited.  This project was a collaboration between Gregory Carmichael, Patrick Adams, and Joey Badlotto, and unsurprisingly, the sound is in the vein of Phreek, Cloud One and the Universal Robot Band.  The big difference is that all the vocals are sped up, presumably to resemble how bees would sound if placed in the studio, although it often comes off like The Chipmunks Go Disco

As a result, only Leroy Burgess is recognizable among the stable of vocalists on this album.  Even in its altered state, his unmistakable soulful sound can be detected on "I Love You" and "Honey Bunn."

The studio trickery definitely gives the album a novelty sheen, which is unfortunate because there are some prime Carmichael/Adams arrangements here.   "Lady Bug" and "Love Bug" were two of the stranger 1979 sides to be pumped in the clubs, and it's good to have them readily available again.  This reissue also includes the ultra-rare 12-inch version of "Lady Bug," which is slowed down to a funky crawl, one of the sleaziest sounding songs I've heard. Brilliant.

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