If you were in your teens/20s/30s in the 70s the chances are you will know the name Retta Young. In the UK she is one of those artists who holds the dubious honour of being a one hit wonder. Her only UK release "Sending Out An SOS" hit the pop charts in 1975. In the US she had 3 45s released and a solitary album "Young And Restless". Both sides of the 45 here were taken from that album (I am a bit confused by the date on this single - 1978 - as her album was released in 1976). Were the album versions different, and these tracks a Larry Levan remix I wonder?
This single was the last to be issued on Sylvia Robinson's All Platinum label. The demise of that label might explain why we never heard any more from Retta Young. I can find absolutely zero information on her. Her star burned bright very very briefly it would seem, and that's a pity because she had a lovely voice and judging by this single and "SOS" her output was of the highest quality.
This might be classed as Disco, but it is Disco at its sophisticated and mellow best.
A belter of a 45.