“Sending All My Love” was a medium-sized, underrated soul hit of late ’80s. It came out, probably, just a few years too late or a few decades too early, because it should have been huge. As should have, frankly, just about every song on the album, “If You Need Me, Call Me,” which has never before been officially released.
Emerson and Leora Sandidge, the couple behind the album, produced this drum-and-synth collection of funky (Sending All My Love Out), groovy (Why Are You So Cold?), silly (Nosey Neighbors), and corny in only the most perfect way (Raw Deal, Cocaine Kills), is pure ’80s, and pure perfection.
If it’s fair to put an old album recently issued on my best of the year list, this will certainly have a spot!
Available from Juno Records.