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Funk - Released March 23, 2010 | Rhino - Warner Bros.

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Funk - Released March 30, 2010 | Rhino - Warner Bros.

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Rock - Released March 30, 2010 | Rhino - Warner Bros.

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Pop - Released March 30, 2010 | Rhino - Warner Bros.

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Pop - Released February 8, 2008 | Rhino - Warner Bros.

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Funk - Released March 23, 2010 | Rhino - Warner Bros.

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Funk - Released February 8, 2008 | Rhino - Warner Bros.

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Funk - Released March 30, 2010 | Rhino - Warner Bros.

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Funk - Released November 13, 2007 | Rhino - Warner Bros.

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Funk - Released March 23, 2010 | Rhino - Warner Bros.

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Funk - Released February 8, 2008 | Rhino - Warner Bros.

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Funk - Released February 8, 2008 | Rhino - Warner Bros.

As the leader of Graham Central Station, Larry Graham was responsible for some of the nastiest, grittiest, most gutbucket funk of the 1970s. But when he launched a solo career with 1980s One in a Million You, the singer/electric bassist surprised the R&B world by emphasizing ballads. And if anyone doubted that Graham's fans wanted to hear him doing a lot of romantic crooning, their fears were put to rest when this LP's sentimental title song became a major hit and Warner Bros. successfully released Graham's remake of "When We Get Married" (previously recorded by the Dreamlovers and the Intruders) as the follow-up single. This isn't to say that One in a Million You is devoid of up-tempo material; one of the best things on the album is the very danceable and infectious "I Just Can't Stop Dancing." Nonetheless, the LP is best-known for its ballads. "I Just Can't Stop Dancing" was meant to recall "Dance to the Music," a Sly & the Family Stone smash that Graham had played on in the late '60s -- although the song is equally mindful of 1960s Motown and has an appealing personality of its own. Less impressive is "I'm So Glad It's Summer Again," which is nothing more than a poor man's "Hot Fun in the Summertime." But this album's strengths by far outweigh its weaknesses, and One in a Million You is enthusiastically recommended to R&B lovers. ~ Alex Henderson
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Pop - Released February 8, 2008 | Rhino - Warner Bros.

Removed from his heavy funk days, Larry Graham mixes this album with ballads and midtempo numbers. The chart-topper from this album was the title track "Just Be My Lady." With his brawn sound, Graham sails through the lyric with agility and ease. With its affectionate connotation, the single became a popular wedding number; it peaked at number four on the Billboard R&B charts after 19 weeks. On an even more serene note, "Guess Who" was released as the follow-up single. It only fared at number 69 after a mere four weeks on the charts; however, it is still a touching number. While side one is filled with one ballad after another, side two has all moderate numbers. Some selections are shaded with Graham's do wop and gospel influence, and all have much appeal. ~ Craig Lytle
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Funk - Released April 9, 1996 | Warner Bros.