Unexpected return of Al Hudson and his group One Way with a new album with a rather captivating title ... "new old school".
One Way is a Detroit band founded by the singer Al hudson and in whose row we find up to the 1980, then soloist, also the singer Alicia Myers.
We can say that One Way is the "disc side" of Al Hudson, a singer quite appreciated in the soul and R&B circuits. The band, in fact, in the 1976-1979 period was presented as Al Hudson & the Soul Partners to become the 1979, with the change of shirt (they signed for MCA Records) in One Way.
Al Hudson & the Soul Partners' first big success at the disco is You can do it which is positioned in the 10 Top Disk of the 1979.
After making so many albums, One Way left the scene in 1988 with A New Beginning (Capitol Records).
The announced "new beginning" has not had a long life.
In the 1993 the return is attempted with an album published by Back To Back Records entitled One Way with Alicia Myers & Friends.
Past 25 years since that last album, One Way returns to the big and they do it together with their lead singer, Al Hudson. The new album is titled New Old School which already makes it very clear what kind of music the group proposes.
In New Old School we can listen to danceable funk and romantic ballads in the old way but with all that current music requires.
It is the ballads and the "mid-tempo" that make the lion's share even if the album is full of "up-tempo" moments like Let's Dance, song that opens the whole album and that remembers You Can Do It very much.
A nice funky soul song is Don't Know What Cha Missin '. Great vocal arrangements we listen to in Now What while the sweetest romantic moment comes with Hold On To U.
The other tracks on the album are Hump That Butt, Heat It Up, We Won't Stop, Hard to Walk Away, Doin 'It Like This, Old School Funk, Steppin 4 Fun, I Want Your Luv, What Am I Suppose to Do, I'll Do Anything, Sitakurhusu Kwenda (I Will Never Leave U), Wonder If She Knows, Lyed to My Mama and Why U Wanna.
New Old School is published by the British Expansion Records on the occasion of the 40 anniversary of the hit You Can Do It.