Time to take 5 and chill with some mellow Soul and Jazz from back in the day. Its Wind Down Soul Vol. 2!
The laid back selection starts with The Impressions (while Curtis was still with them), includes an Average White Band gem, there's the Main Ingredients take on the Seals and Croft classic, we've the Detroit Spinners, a bossa nugget from Marcos Valle and we end with the masters of mellow- Maze.
Its time again for our Brand New Upfront mix featuring the best in Signed and Independent Soul Music.
Cover artist Emily King has brand new music coming out, and since "Distance" was on our list of best songs of last year, we were very excited. "Good Friend" doesn't disappoint. Friends of the blog Aaron Parnell Brown and Jully Black both have great music out there in "Somewhere Around" and "Fever" respectively. Worth seeking out on Bandcamp/iTunes. There's a tune from Carmen Rogers new LP STARGAZER in the form of the great "Heartless". Plus new music from Rhonda Thomas, Hiatus Kaiyote, the great Slum Village feat. Phife and much more.
Grizz returns at the weekend and ill be back with more good music next week. In the meantime....ENJOY!
Another session of musical time travel and back to the decade of my teens... its Soulful 80's Grooves Vol.24!
The selection includes some UK funk from 1982 in Touchdowns - Ease Your Mind, there's classics from Curtis Hairston and The Controllers, a saucy number from Blue Magic- better known in the 70's for ballad hits like Sideshow, and we end on a model 80's tune from Jazz Funk maestro Tom Browne.. and there's more!
Mr S brings you bang up to date next week and I'll be steppin' back in time again at the weekend!
Welcome to Volume 7 of my Rare Groove mixes where I tip toe into Grizz's territory hoping he wont notice.
Featuring a few faves of mine like Champaign's "I'm on fire", Randy Brown's "Do you love me" and Hot "If thats the way that you want it". 9 Rare Groove tracks to nod your head to and seek out for your own collection!
Grizz will return at the weekend and I'll stop trespassing and get back to the new Street Sounds Session!
Todays offering includes some real deep digs from the recesses of my collection for you Rare Groove and dusty Soul aficionados. We maybe finders but we are not keepers on the blog.... good music was made to share!
We've a Shalamar gem and a Lee Garrett hit to top and tail an otherwise hard to find selection of Soul including the Lost Generation, some post 'Action Speaks Louder Than Words' Chocolate Milk, Debbie Taylor and Barry White plus more grooves subject to my anti static cloth!
Mr S has his needle on the Rare Groove record I hear soon, and I'll be back next Sunday.
My first foray into the world of cover versions for 2015 and what a Smorgasbord we have today... something for everyone!
It starts with a Jackie Wilson big band take on Stevie, there's a disco version of an Ian Dury popular track, Phil Upchurch jazzes up a Shuggie Otis cut (although more famous in the hands of the Bros Johnson), jazz funk legend Harvey Mason gives us a recent smoothed out version of a Donald Byrd anthem, Rashann Patterson sings the Blow Monkeys and 2 reggae tinged version excursions to finish on!
Back from my Holidays, had too much new music in my inbox to not put out the latest Street Sounds Sessions, so here goes!
Cover star Robert Glasper has an album of Cover's called "Covered" coming out later in the year, but in the meantime here's the third release in his tip of the hat to the great Dilla; SoulPersona and Princess Freesia are back with a new LP called "Fast Forward" and its a must purchase for those who like their Soul 80's stylee! I feature one of my fave cuts, "I will be with you".
Cee Lo is back to, featuring a Sample off Bob James' great theme to Taxi in "Taxi Cab Confessions". Kaidi Tatham remixes a track from the great Ruth Kovela LP, plus new music from Carmen Rogers Feat. Anthony David, Kenny Lattimore and so much more.
Ill be back with the next White Label Mix next week, thanks to DJ Grizz for holding things down in my absence! Hes back at the weekend!
Back to the dusty crates for a helping of old Soul n Rare Grooves... its Soul Niceness 87!
We kick off with a late 60's bubbler from Jackie Wilson, there's a 1978 goodie from Switch, a Rare Groove anthem from Foxy, something mellow from the Manhattans, and we end with the original cut of a much covered gem from Bobby Womack (who sadly passed last year just weeks before being due to headline a festival at my local park in Walthamstow!!).
SoulNRnB is back next week from his family holiday... so be gentle with him! I'll be blowing the dust off more tunes next weekend!