La Famille & Caron Wheeler – Dancer – 12″ Vinyl – Pre-Order – In Stock 15/7/22



Freestyle comes with it again – presenting the first officially licensed reissue for a previously white label-only slice of fantastic 1982 UK boogie funk, featuring the vocal talents of a then 19 year-old Caron Wheeler!

La Famille were a group put together at the turn of the 1980s by seasoned reggae & jazz guitarist (and later band-member with the award-winning Jazz Jamaica) Alan Weekes. The band’s main line-up consisted not only of a young Wheeler, but also a young Cleveland Watkiss – as well as the late Claudia Fontaine (who would go on to pair with Caron as Afrodiziak) & Roy Hamilton – with guitar, arrangement and production provided by Weekes.

While the group was short-lived – recording only this 12″ alongside a couple of singles for Leonard “Santic” Chin’s Sanity label (a stellar cover of the Mary Jane Girl’s classic All Night Long) and Alan’s later Bpop label (the down-tempo groover Lost in Paradise, co-arranged alongside Watkiss) – there is no denying the talent on display here, as the years and decades that followed can surely attest.

IN STOCK – 15/7/22 – Pre-Order your copy now for delivery as soon as they arrive.

Track Listing


No. Track Preview
01. Dancer (Vocal Mix) Listen


No. Track Preview
01. Dancer (Instrumental Mix) Listen

Additional information

input date 6th May 2022

La Famille & Caron Wheeler




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