Bar-Kays

Light of Life/Injoy

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Cherry Red's Robinsongs division combines a pair of late-'70s Mercury albums by the Bar-Kays: 1978's Light of Life and 1979's Injoy. Given the band's extensive discography (including a Stax-released 1978 album with an incredible re-recording of "Holy Ghost"), these releases have fallen by the wayside, but both of them fared well. The former reached number 15 on Billboard's album chart, while the latter missed the top spot by one position. There's a handful of notable singles and deep album cuts, including the charting A-sides "Shine" and "I'll Dance," as well as "Move Your Boogie Body" and the ballad "Running in and Out of My Life."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:40
2 3:43
3 3:11
4 4:31
5 3:04
6 3:40
7 3:18
8 2:59
9 3:03
10 4:34
11 6:18
12 4:49
13 4:05
14 5:03
15 3:13
16 4:05
17 5:11
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