Admired by discerning soul fans as a singer and a writer, it is Sam Dees compositions which have earned him the greatest admiration of his peer group singers and musicians over the last 40 years, interpreted by some of the biggest-selling artists in black American music. Few deserve to be a part of Ace/Kent's Songwriter Series more than Sam Dees. Named in honour of his million-selling, chart-topping hit for ex-Sly and the Family Stone bassist Larry Graham, One In A Million offers a selection of his songbook from the early 70s to the mid 80s. It includes many of his biggest and best-known songs from that timeframe plus several great obscurities that deserve to be as well known. At least half of the tracks here are making their UK CD debut. Artists who recorded Sam's songs in the mid 70s, such as John Edwards and Loleatta Holloway, enhanced their own reputations by association with his material, and those established stars who recorded his copyrights later on, such as Gladys Knight and the Pips or Esther Phillips boosted their catalogues no end by doing so. His own mighty voice can be heard on My World an all-time fan favourite from the mid 70s and as an uncredited accompanist to Esther Phillips on her version of Cry To Me . It's not easy to distil a catalogue of this calibre into one representative 22-track CD, but Kent are sure that this one will tick all the boxes for devotees. If you would like to hear more from his catalogue you can also find 48 further songs, sung by the man himself, on CDKEND 125 (Second To None) and CDKEND 161 (The Heritage Of A Black Man).