Hand picked records important to the history of Soul Strut.
A local San Francisco band, Courtial was made up of guitarist Bill Courtial (pronounced Core-Tea-Al), conga man Pete "Coke" Escovedo, and Errol Knwoles on vocals (among others). Knowles and Courtial would later join forces with the Headhunters. I originally got turned onto this album through Ubiquity/Luv N Haight's California Soul LP which included the song, "Am I Losing You" on it. The tune is fantastic - this sparkling piano kicks it off and it slides into a nice soul-rock cut with decent vocals. It's just a happy song (despite the song lyrics). I wish the whole LP was like it but alas, this is rather a one hit wonder. The rest of it tends to be chunky-funky soul that doesn't really catch your ear but for a one-hit wonder album, the one-hit is pretty wonderful.