Album of the Day
One in a Million You
Larry Graham's credentials as a purveyor of funk are pretty solid; he manned the bass for Sly and the Family Stone during their heyday before founding his own group, Graham Central Station. But the performer had a third act as a balladeer, and on this day in 1980 began a tour in support of his solo debut, ONE IN A MILLION YOU. The title track was a Top 10 crossover smash, and much of the album followed suit – romantic R&B like “When We Get Married” that was as smooth and sharp as Graham's dapper cover photo. But the set also includes up-tempo movers like “I Just Can't Stop Dancing” that will get your feet out on the floor. With tips of the hat to classic soul and funk scattered across these 10 tracks, ONE IN A MILLION YOU is Larry Graham at his very best.