Rough Riders by Lakeside
This is one of those albums that never got the attention it deserved when it was released. Just listen to Rough Rider and you will hear an R & B sound at least five years ahead of its time and All In My Mind is perhaps even more ahead than that. Pull My Strings could have been on Cameo's Word Up album just as easily. I have a sneaking suspicion that Lakeside were that band that other musicians listened to and then emulated the sound, only to receive more success. If you are a music fan and don't have this, you need to get it. It is that good.