Friday, July 24, 2009

COLLECTION L.T.D

L.T.D., which stands for Love Togetherness & Devotion, was formed in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1968, when Arthur "Lorenzo" Carnegie (alto & tenor saxes, flute, guitar), Jake Riley (trombone) Carle Wayne Vickers (trumpet, flute, soprano sax) and Abraham "Onion" Miller (tenor sax, vocals), who had been working as members of the 15 piece "Fantastic Soul Men Orchestra" backing the ever popular duo of Sam & Dave, along with Jimmy "J.D." Davis (keyboards, vocals), formed their own band named Love Men Ltd. Then they drove to New York City, in a car that they purchased together (a 1956 Chevy), and lived in Spanish Harlem on 49th and Broadway, where Toby Wynn (baritone sax) joined them. While performing on a gig in Providence, Rhode Island, Jeffrey Osborne (drums, lead vocals) was recruited by them.

After two years in New York, they drove two cars and a trailer to Los Angeles, California, where Jeffrey's brother, Billy Osborne (organ, drums, keyboards, co-lead vocals), Celeste Cole (vocals), Henry E. Davis (bass, vocals) and Robert Santiel (congas, percussion) joined them. 1974 found them signing with A & M records as L.T.D. (Love Togetherness & Devotion). In 1976, Johnny McGhee (guitar) joined the band. Jeffrey was moved out front as the lead vocalist, and Alvino Bennett replaced him on drums in 1978. The group then went on to produce great songs such as "Love Ballad", "(Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again", "Concentrate On You", "Holding On (When Love Is Gone)", and many others. Soon after the band's 1980 album Shine On Jeffrey and Billy Osborne departed to start solo careers. Andre Ray and Leslie Wilson (Formerly of New Birth) were then chosen as lead vocalists their next album "Love Magic" which gave the world two more great hits, "April Love", and "Kicking Back". Leslie Wilson left to continue his solo career and L.T.D. stayed busy in the music industry by recording for small independent record labels, and doing their own personal music projects.

In 1999, a L.T.D. copycat band lost a federal court battle with the current 5 original members of L.T.D. retaining the rights, and ownership of the name L.T.D. The 5 original members, Henry E. Davis (bass, keys, guitar, flute, lead & bg vocals), Jimmy "JD" Davis (keyboards, lead & bg vocals), Arthur "Lorenzo" Carnegie (saxes, flute, guitar), Carle Wayne Vickers (trumpet, flute, soprano sax), Johnny McGhee (guitar, vocals), along with new members, Andre Ray (keys, lead & bg vocals), Richard Moorings (keys,lead & bg vocals, trombone), and Tefere Hazy (drums, vocals) have been touring all over the U.S. since 1999. Jake Riley (original trombonist), died in 2000, and James "JD" Davis (keyboards, vocals), died May 22,2008.


The Official Site of LTD
http://www.4realltd.com


L.T.D - Gittin' Down - 1974



1 . Don't Lose Your Cool
2 . Groove For A Little While
3 . Your Love Is The Answer
4 . Eldorado Joe
5 . Tryin' To Find A Way
6 . Ain't No Way
7 . It's You
8 . Look In My Eyes
9 . Churn Baby Churn
10 . Sweet Thang
11 . You Can Be Free
Download - L.T.D - Gittin' Down - 1974

L.T.D. - Love to the World - 1976


1 . Love to the World
2 . Time for Pleasure
3 . Love Ballad
4 . Get Your It Together
5 . Let the Music Keep Playing
6 . Word
7 . Love to the World Prayer
Download - L.T.D. - Love to the World - 1976

L.T.D. - Something to Love - 1977


1 . Age of the Showdown
2 . (Won't Cha) Stay with Me
3 . (Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again
4 . You Come First at Last
5 . We Party Hearty
6 . If You're in Need
7 . Never Get Enough of Your Love
8 . Make Someone Smile, Today!
9 . Material Things
Download - L.T.D. - Something to Love - 1977

L.T.D. - 1977 Togetherness - 1978



1 . Holding On (When Love Is Gone)
2 . We Both Deserve Each Other's Love
3 . Jam
4 . You Must Have Known I Needed Love
5 . Don't Stop Loving Me Now
6 . It's Time to Be Real
7 . Concentrate on You
8 . You Fooled Me
9 . Together Forever
10 . Let's All Live and Give Together
Download - L.T.D. - 1977 Togetherness - 1978

L.T.D. - Shine On - 1980



1 . You Gave Me Love
2 . Where Did We Go Wrong?
3 . Getaway
4 . Will Love Grow
5 . Love Is What You Need
6 . Shine On
7 . Lovers Everywhere
8 . Lady Love
9 . Don't Cha Know
Download - L.T.D. - Shine On - 1980

L.T.D. - Love Magic - 1981


1 . Kickin' Back
2 . Burnin' Hot
3 . Cuttin' It Up
4 . Stay On The One
5 . Love Magic
6 . April Love
7 . It Must End
8 . Now
Download - L.T.D. - Love Magic - 1981

L.T.D. - For You - 1983


1 . For You
2 . Stop on By
3 . Is It Over
4 . Steppin' Out (Wid Ma Baby)
5 . Slick
6 . Caught in the Middle of Goodbye
7 . Watcha Gonna Do
8 . Party With You All Night
Download - L.T.D. - For You - 1983

L.T.D. - Greatest Hits - 1996


1 . Where Did We Go Wrong?
2 . (Won't Cha) Stay with Me
3 . Share My Love
4 . Love Ballad
5 . Stranger
6 . Make Someone Smile, Today!
7 . (Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again
8 . Dance N' Sing N'
9 . Kickin' Back
10 . We Party Hearty
11 . Love to the World
12 . Holding on (When Love Is Gone)
13 . Lady Love
14 . Shine On
15 . April Love
Download - L.T.D. - Greatest Hits - 1996

L.T.D. - Millennium Collection-20th Century Masters - 2000


1 . We Party Hearty
2 . Love Ballad
3 . (Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again
4 . Never Get Enough of Your Love
5 . Holding on (When Love Is Gone)
6 . We Both Deserve Each Other's Love
7 . Dance N' Sing N'
8 . Stranger
9 . Where Did We Go Wrong?
10 . Shine On
11 . Kickin' Back
12 . April Love
Download - L.T.D. - Millennium Collection-20th Century Masters - 2000

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