I looked forward to a 30-minute DJ set to commemorate the crate-digging celebration of Record Store Day 2013.
As I packed my record bag, I made a last minute decision to bring a compilation of rock breaks. When I arrived at the first store, a couple standing beside me asked about a group with Rotary in the name.
I asked if they were referring to Rotary Connection. The lady said yes and we briefly spoke about Minnie Riperton’s former band. I explained that I was not a fan of the band’s brand of music but acknowledged the songs I did enjoy. The man with her said he loved their orchestral and eclectic vibe.
I reached into my record bag and showed them the compilation containing a Rotary Connection cut called Life Could and told them they should seek it out when possible.
As I prepared for my DJ set at Death of Vinyl record store, I felt it would be ideal to play Life Could at my earliest convenience. A young man approached the turntables apparently enjoying the tune. I asked him if he knew what he was listening to and he stated he hadn’t. I showed him the compilation and told him the band name.
He replied that he remembered the name from Waxpoetics Magazine. When I told him whose vocals were gracing the song, he had a moment of total recall. I can only imagine what he was writing into his phone was a gentle reminder to reach for Rotary Connection.
YouTube doesn't allow me to add a video with Life Could on the blog but allowed me to view vintage footage of my songstress early in her career.