Saturday, June 11, 2011

Houseobit: Darryl Pandy

Darryl Pandy has died, following a long illness.

Pandy was best known as the vocalist on Farley "Jackmaster" Funk's Love Can't Turn Around, which made the UK charts twice: once in the 80s, and once in the 90s:

The self-styled "round mound of chocolate sound" boasted a six and a half octave range, which coupled with his connections to the nascent Chicago house scene in the early 80s created him a solid niche. 5Chicago laments that his huge back catalogue is spread across a number of mostly now-defunct labels, and hopes for a project to try and reunite the work.

Farley Jackmaster posted a tribute on Facebook:

Our Brother In The LORD And My Lil Brother And Friend & Artist Darryl Pandy Has Went Home To The LORD To Sing In GOD'S Heavenly Choir. iLove You Darryl As iHave Told You Over & Over Again...
Love Can't Turn Around No Matter What...GOD Bless You In JESUS CHRIST HOLY NAME...

During his illness, a series of benefit gigs had been held in Chicago.