Another injection of the Rare Grooves and Dusty Soul from the shelves- its Soul Niceness vol. 80!
We get your head nodding with a Trumains gem, there's something typically smooth from Ronnie Mcneir, Larry T brings the latin soul, a rare groove monster from Arnold Blair, and we sign out with 2 soul club classics from Phyllis Hyman and Change.... plus more great stuff to turn on to.
I'm in a funky mood next week after Mr S delivers his midweek package!
Super Soulful latest edition of our Upfront Street Sounds Sessions mix.
Some great comeback tunes from the likes of Cover girl Chrisette Michelle and "Super Chris", Frank McComb's "Soulmate", and a great track off Calvin Richardson's new LP.
Then we have the UK's own legend that is Omar on not one, but TWO tunes. The first from Sean Khan and remixed by none other than 4Hero; The second a retro sounder from EMV128.
Also from the UK is Shanaz Dorsett with a track I love called "Four walls and a Garden" as well as the new Flying Lotus that has a touch of the $Hero's about it instrumentally. So much more too, 12 tracks in total, 50 mins of soulful sounds to keep you happy till Grizz gets back to you at the weekend.
Welcome back and something for you lovers of those synth led 80's tunes its Soulful 80's Grooves Volume 22.
The funk n soul fest starts with Captain Skyy (used by many an 80's pirate DJ for a jingle!), there's soul club classics from Barbara Mason (whose soul hits spanned the 60's 70's and 80's!) and Collage, Aurra and Nile Rodgers, whose career is having a revival recently, bring the funk, and we end with a High Fashion gem plus more to re-acquaint yourself with.
Back with the rare stuff next weekend after Mr S gets box-fresh up to date!
From the dusty side of the Rare Groove shelf comes some great two step tunes.
Whilst we all have those Rare Groove and 2 Step tunes we know and love, my mixes will hopefully expose some of those tracks that didn't get quite the exposure some of the tunes, featured on these mixes covers, did.
So you got tracks from the Hawaiian Band Crackin'; A cover of Johnnie Taylor's classic "What about my love" by Damaris; Some Blue Eyed Soul from Laura Allan; Plus legends like Marlena Shaw.
I'll get back to the future next week and get out of Grizz's territory of rare Soul and Disco, and we can catch up with all the new music on the next Street Sounds Mix.
After our midweek boogie down frenzy from Mr S we slow things down to a 2step tempo for Soul Niceness 79.
This 70s and 80's soul n rare groove fest includes the Greg Diamond anthem, 2 tunes from the dustier corners of my shelves from the Jones Girls and Edna Wright, an LP gem from the Pointer Sisters, the famous sample included in the Labi Siffre tune (Google the Chas n Dave link if you don't already know the story!), and we end with a wind-down monster from Black Ivory.
Welcome back to todays selection of Soul n Jazz but done in a version-excursion fashion! All the tunes are covers of much loved gems in Soul-Jazz Versions
First up a funked up version of an Ben E King rare groove monster, Chairman of the Board does the Fab Four, the late great Joe Sample re-visits his Crusaders anthem, The Dells and Jay Berliner cover Bill Withers and Major Harris keeps it Philly with his take on the Blue Magic hit (also a lovers rock anthem by Barry Biggs).
More rare grooves and soul that time forgot next week, up soon- SoulNRnB
Volume 132 of our latest Upfront mix featuring cover stars who are about
to release their new LP "Being through the eyes of a child" in the new
year and are looking for your help! Visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/th... and also check out a preview of the LP. We feature a track from it called "Wasteland" for your pleasure!
Then there's the first listen of a track from Mary J Blige's forthcoming "London Sessions" LP; I'm afraid to say im a bit late on this tune, but nevertheless need to put it on a street sounds mix to give you all the heads up on a great track by the legend that is Steve Arrington and the Karriem Riggins produced "This is a Black Man's Grind"; Gwen Bunn returns (and not a second too soon) with some great Nu Soul in the form of "Without a Doubt".
Add to that the likes of Raheem Devaughn, the return of Rahsaan Patterson and his new O'Jays Sampling track, plus Jazzy Jeff and Slakah, and yyouve got the makings of some great upfront Soul.
Back with you next week, in the meantime youll get some retro goodness from DJ Grizz!
Its Sunday morning so must be time for some Soul from the 70's and 80's... its Soul Niceness 78!
We kick off with the Soul Club classic from Greg Henderson, there's a Brazilian Soul-Jazz gem from Gilberto Gil, Sylvester turns from the Disco to the mid tempo, we've a Barbara Lewis corker from the late 60's, Moneys Too Tight originators The Valentine Bros serve up some mellow gold and we end with a lesser known goodie from the Jackson5.. plus more!
Mr S back with midweek magic, catch you next week for more Soul n Jazz memories!