Leon Ware’s self-titled 1982 album has long been a holy grail for rare groove record collectors. Indeed, mint copies are rarely found for less than £100. So Be With Records, a new vinyl-only reissue label, is pleased to mark its first release with Ware’s classic – a set that features the timeless Why I Came To California, a beautiful example of early 80s soul funk. A truly unsung legend, Leon Ware has written a stunning variety of classic soul music over the course of six decades. He joinedMotownin the late 60s and became one of the label’s key writers.