At last, a disco anthem from Detroit that was originally recorded in 1980 and dedicated to the “King Of The Champion Fighters”: Le Stim – A Tribute to Muhammad Ali (We Crown The King).
Officially licensed, remastered and cut to half-speed lacquers at 45rpm (instead of it’s original 33rpm format) to bring the shine out of the top end – MEL013 is presented in it’s original 12” vinyl format with exclusive Melodies stickers and digitally too.
Le Stim was a band formed by lead vocalist Donald Jennings in the late 70s. Now an ordained deacon back in Detroit, Jennings was brought up in a gospel environment and was said to be born to sing. Growing up picking up songs from the likes of Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald or Sam Cooke, Jennings frequently performed for family and friends and went on to sing for audiences in New York, St. Louis and all around Detroit.
We Crown The King is a song written in the mid 70s by the late Herbert Andrei Duncan, also from Detroit. Duncan approached Jennings with the song who was initially reluctant to sing it because it took him out of his usual vocal range. However, Duncan finally (thankfully!) managed to persuade Jennings after five years to record a tune that would prove to become a party anthem decades later.