The Sparkles---Trying to get over (Small Axe) 1981 US12

Soulful 80s up tempo dance release on the New York based Small Axe Records featuring a lead male vocal and female backing harmonies plus some nice keyboard effects. The song is co written and arranged by Darryl Gibbs who was also a member of the Strikers (Prelude Records) which might explain why in places it is reminiscent of "Body Music". He also had connections with Tony Aiken + Future 2000 where he co wrote and arranged all the tracks on the "Unity sing it shout it" album for Kimsha Records.

Anybody know the history behind this label?

What were the other releases on Small Axe?

Who were the Sparkles?