"Zipping up my boots…. Going back to my roots.. Yeahhhhhhh"
This 1980 soul/funk/disco album revolves around that one single couplet that will have you, well, zipping up your boots and going back to your roots. Originally released as an LP vinyl, this digital version features a couple of new versions of the hit single "Going Back To My Roots". The original vinyl featured only the title track "I Got The Melody" and the hit track "Roots Suite" on the A-side and featured a few others tracks on the B-side. To fully enjoy this album and teleport yourself to a more funky and more groovy age with just a bit more style, listen to Roots Suite and then allow yourself to fully let go by listening to the soulful "It Will Be Alright". If you have some sparkly pants and platform shoes tucked away in your closet, this Odyssey album is the album you'll want to dust them off for.
Bonus Content: We originally stumbled upon this album when watching one of the best Boiler Room sets of the past few years. In this 2019 set, Folamour takes us on a journey through the ages and starts us off with this classic track. The crowd is really something to behold on this one and if you need to put a smile on your face, go ahead and skip to the 32-minute mark. Every month or so I'll revisit this set just for that moment. Odyssey makes a perfect album of the day!
Release date: 1981
Similar artist(s): The Trammps, Bee Gees, Donna Summer
Top tracks: Going Back to My Roots, It Will Be Alright