Ain’t it Amazing - The Unreleased Westbound Masters
CJ and Co were one of the first successes of the disco era. The Detroit-based group who had started out a decade previously as the Strides, gained world-wide success with Devil’s Gun – the first record played at Studio 54. They released two albums and left a legacy that is very much associated with that time. A couple of years ago producer Mike Theodore approached us with a cache of unreleased material by the group which, along with an unreleased album from the Westbound vaults, has allowed us to create this alternate history of the band. Theodore and partner Dennis Coffey crafted a fantastic musical arena for the mixed sex group. The material on Ain’t It Amazing ranges from their earliest recordings for Westbound, including the current in-demand soul masterpiece Let Them Talk to out-and-out disco classics such as the title track and Get Lucky. Also included is the original mix of Devil’s Gun which was left in the vaults after Tom Moulton created the iconic single mix. Put together with the help of Mike Theodore, the booklet includes a sleeve note telling the story of the band and gives the producer’s unique insight into CJ and Co.