Rhythm Machine – Put A Smile On Time

Side A:

Put A Smile On Time

Side B:

Brenda and Me (LP Version)

Written by Rhythm Machine (Lulu Music – BMI).

Produced by Jerry Hermann.

Originally released in 1976 on Lulu Records 6091-25A/B, Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Indianapolis, Indiana-based label Lulu is well known within the deep funk world as the label that launched records by Spider Harrison, The Turner Brothers and The Highlighters in the early 70s. However, in the mid 70s, the label released what has come to be known as one of the most sought after of all modern soul cuts – The Rhythm Machine’s “Put A Smile On Time” – as both a seven inch single, and a cut on the Machine’s uber-rare LP. UK tastemaker DJ Keb Darge was the first to spin this sublime example of exquisite soul mixed with the insistent rhythms that only a top-notch funk band could produce. Lusty DJs have since driven the price for an original single into the triple digits. Now, here it is: remastered from the original analog master tapes – and paired with the full length, album version of the beautiful “Brenda And Me” ballad.