Eddie Holman

This Will Be a Night to Remember

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There was a 17-year gap between two of Eddie Holman's better known hits. The time frame also shows the stylistic differences that can occur in a singer's career. The Philly-based singer had a reunion of sorts when he recorded his disco classic "This Will Be a Night to Remember." It was Holman's debut release for Norman Harris' Gold Mind label distributed by Salsoul Records. Holman and Harris had worked together during the '60s, when the latter was part of the rhythm section heard on the singer's gold record "Hey There Lonely Girl." Unlike that tender ballad, "This Will Be a Night to Remember" was a chugging, up-tempo number that was a huge disco hit that made it into the R&B Top 25 in May 1977. The Tom Moulton mix heard on the This Will Be a Night to Remember album was wide-sounding giving plenty of space for Holman's high tenor vocals, the strings/woodwinds section, and Harris and the rest of the rhythm section that at one time was the core of MFSB. The groove has traces of another Baker-Harris-Young production, the Trammps' million-sellling "Disco Inferno" from Saturday Night Fever.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
A Night to Remember 1977 Salsoul 3:59
Original Salsoul Classics: The 20th Anniversary 1992
Various Artists
Salsoul 5:50
Salsoul Classics, Vol. 2 1992
Various Artists
Koch / Salsoul 5:50
Super Rare Disco, Vol. 2 1997
Various Artists
Robbins Entertainment 3:02
On the Modern Soul Side 1998
Various Artists
Goldmine Soul Supply 2:55
Night Owl, Vol. 2: It'll Never Be Over for You 1999
Various Artists
Joeb 5:51
Chilled/Disco 2002
Various Artists
Smart 5:48
Chilled Moods [Smart] 2003
Various Artists
Smart 5:48
Salsoul Presents: The Definitive 12" Masters, Vol. 2 2004
Various Artists
Salsoul 5:48