The ever-dependable Expansion label has lined up a trio of vintage albums for CD reissue. First up is CHAPTER 8’s eponymous debut album. Originally released on the Ariola label, the set, of course, featured ANITA BAKER on lead vocals. Ariola soon dropped the band, claiming that Ms. BAKER couldn’t sing! Hear now how wrong they were! Second up from Expansion is BOBBY GLOVER’S ‘Bad Boy Glover’. GLOVER hailed from Ohio and this was his only album. Released in 1984, it was the brain child of ROGER TROUTMAN for whom GLOVER had provided backing vocals in the ZAPP hey-day. The third Expansion reissue is a twofer from NORMAN CONNORS. The set pairs two of the percussionist’s Arista albums – ‘Take It To The Limit’ and ‘Mr. C’ … and CONNORS’ aficionados consider them to be up there with his very best. Finally – as a wonderful extra – through a deal with DAVID NATHAN’S soulmusic.com, Expansion are making available THELMA HOUSTON’S marvellous 1969 ‘Sunshower’ album. The set was conceived, largely written and produced by the legendary JIMMY WEBB who was one of music’s hottest commodities at the time. All of the LP’s 12 tracks are included (naturally), along with a six bonus cuts – including a lovely version of LAURA NYRO’S ‘Save The Country’. The album comes complete with apposite sleeve notes from http://www.soulandjazzandfunk.com’s CHARLES WARING.