Wednesday, 30 November 2016

#TheSoulMixtape Tape No.20 on Nuwaveradio


Volume 20 of #TheSoulMixtape features some great soulful rarities to start before moving into a funk session featuring the likes of the Godfather of Soul himself, The Meters, Betty Davis and more, as well as some Jazz Funk, Hip Hop and more. Check out the tracklist on the player below.

More shows on nuwaveradio.net as well as Mixcloud, be sure to see all of our Mixcloud profiles in the sidebar and follow. Thanks!

Grizz and Ridym back very soon.



Sunday, 27 November 2016

DJ Grizz- Wind Down Soul 10

Its a manic time of year with all the preparations and buying going on.... why not take time to chill out for half an hour? I've the perfect soundtrack... Wind Down Soul Vol. 10!

The selection of mellow Soul and Jazz starts with a Barry White version of an often covered 60's UK Folk song by Lesley Duncan, there's some wicked 70's Soul from Silk, a powerful late 60's ballad from John Parker, some laid back jazz-funk magic from Lonnie Liston Smith and a whole heap of other top Chill-out tracks from way back when to re-discover.

The musical Xmas season starts next week with all the boys on the blog with lots of quality Soul and more!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Barry White- Love Song
Silk- I know i didnt do you wrong
Steven and Sterling- Just want to satisfy you
Symba- Hey you
John Parker - A big mistake
Lonnie Liston Smith- Bridge through time
Monk Higgins- I’m in love with you
The Reason Why- So long letter
Esther Sattersfield- Love is stronger far than we

Sunday, 20 November 2016

DJ Ridym - Rare Soul Mix 4



Konnichiwa mixtapers and welcome to my Japanese edition of Rare Soul Mix 4.

The mix starts off with Marva Whitney singing alongside tighter than tight Japanese funk band Osaka. Kimiko and Herbie Hancock produce a revamp of the classic I thought it was you.
Terumasa Hino, KJM and Tatsuro Yashimoto giving you 3 very special Jazz Funk nuggets. Modern versions coming from Monday Michiru with a latin jazz rendition of Sister Sledge's dance monster "thinking of you", Jazztronik doing a great job with Debarge's I like it and Djavan who's actually Brazilian but what the hell, the track's called Samurai, Stevie Wonder's on it and its a corker so its on the list!! 

Loads more to enjoy on this one with over an hours worth of Japanese Jazz Funk and Rare Grooves for your musical pleasure . 

I'll be back as usual with some more mixes but until then stay tuned to SoulnRnB and  DJ Grizz 

Peace

1. Osaka ft Marva Whitney - Give it up or Turn it Loose
2. Kimiko Kasai & Herbie Hancock - I Thought It Was You
3. Terumasa Hino - Send Me your feelings
3. Kyoto Jazz Massive - Endless Flight
4. Tatsuro Yamashito - Love talkin
5. Monday Michiru - Thinking of You
6. Djavan - Samurai
7. Hiroshi Sato - Only A Love Affair
8. The Kazu Matsui Project - Standing On The Outside
9. Jazztronik - I Like It
10. Indigo Jam Unit - Come Close (Common)
11. Yutaka - Rest of my life
12. Yasuko Agawa - L.A nights
13. Tatshiru Yamashita - Dancer
14. Taste of Honey - Sukiyaki
15. Hiroshima - Never Ever
16. Oby Onyioha - Enjoy Your Life

Saturday, 19 November 2016

DJ Grizz- Sharon Jones

2016 has taken another great from us... the Funk -Soul goddess that is Ms Sharon Jones passed away yesterday! Together with her house band The Dapkings (and the Daptone record label) she did her utmost over the last decade or so to promote that old Funk and gritty Soul sound of yesteryear. Here's my mix of musical gratitude to her.

The tribute starts with a great Shuggie Otis cover, includes Nu-Funk anthems in How Long and Pick it Up, some first rate raw Soul in Somethings Changed and It Hurts to be Alone (a Bob Marley cover!) plus many more examples of the best in upfront Soul and Funk in an old school style.

Catch you soon Soul-lovers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Inspiration information
How long do i have to wait
what have you done for me lately
Pick it up and lay it in the cut
Natural born lover
Im not gonna cry
Somethings changed
It Hurts to be alone
How Long (Live acoustic)

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

This is Rare Groove Part FIVE. On Nuwaveradio.


Volume 5 in my Rare Groove series for Nuwaveradio.net features some absolute blinders from the likes of Ethel Beattie, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Al Hudson. Also included is a very rare Second Image tune and a slow jam that that's severely overlooked by Madeline Bell.

Be sure to check out my new Shows on Nuwaveradio, and dont forget the recent top mixes from Grizz (Including those specials for Soul Cool Records, check out his Mixcloud Profile) and DJ Ridym whose Reggae Mixes and Rare Soul mixes are very popular!



Sunday, 13 November 2016

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 121

Back for a further helping of those Rare Grooves and forgotten Soul nuggets from way back when- its Soul Niceness Vol. 121!

We begin with a slice of early 70's Soul-Disco on the Atlantic label from Blue Magic, there's some classic Chilites with a song that sums up our blog, next a funky little gospel cover, an early version of the great Breezin, the great 60's Soul legend Solomon Burke features with a tune from his 70's catalogue and we end with a Lou Rawls gem... plus more!

Don't forget myself, Mr S and DJ RidyM all will have some great music coming up over the festive period!

Back in a blink of an eye Mixtapers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog


Blue Magic- Look me up
Chilites- Too good to be forgotten
The Crusader Gospel Singers- Just my salvation
Sammy Gorden and the Hiphuggers- Breezin
Tammi Terrell- Cant stop now love is calling
Solomon Burke- Im leaving on that late late train
Oneness of Juju- Be about the future
The Whispers- One for the money
Lou Rawls- See you when i get there

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

DJ Ridym - Rare Soul Mix 3


Chapter 3 of the Rare Soul Mix is all about the love mixtapers so snuggle up with the one you love and let DJ Ridym take care of the tunes. 
Falling in love, having your heart broken and finding someone new that's the cycle of love right? Well whatever stage you're at you'll definitely need a soundtrack to go with it and this is just the mix to do it! 

Enjoy and I'll be back real soon with some more but until then DJ SoulnRnB and DJ Grizz up next...Peace

1. Stephanie Mills & Teddy Pendergrass - Two Hearts
2. Candy Bowman - Since I Found You
3. Debarge - Stay With Me
4. Jeff Lorber - Think Back And Remember
5. Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin'
4. Barry White - Playing Your Game Baby
5. Denise Kelly & Fame - I'd Like To Get To Know You
6. The Emotions - You're The One
7. George Howard - Shower You With Love
8. Jones Girls - This Feelings Killing Me
9. Johnny Taylor - Shoot For The Stars
10. L.T.D - Love Ballad
11. Curtis Mayfield - Never Stop Loving Me
12. Don Blackman - Holding You Loving You
13. The Isley Brothers - Let Me Down Easy
14. Roy Ayers - And Don't You Say No
15. Lou Ranglin - Making Love

Sunday, 6 November 2016

DJ Grizz- George Benson Mix

Another tribute mix today and its one of the great Jazz- Soul guitarists and vocalists of the 70's and 80's ... Mr George 'Bad' Benson. From his beginnings as a child guitar prodigy to his 60's Jazz recordings through to making some of the great Jazz-Funk and Soul LPs of the 70's and 80's he is still active today!

My favourites include On Broadway from the live Weekend in LA LP, You Can Do It - a collaboration with Nuyorcian Soul from just a few years ago, some great 80's Soul in Love X Love, The World is A Ghetto from the all time great 'In Flight' LP, a Benson anthem in Breezin', and ends on his sublime version of the LTD nugget Love Ballad... plus more George to enjoy.

Catch you real soon.

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

On Broadway
Gonna love you more
You can do it
Inside Love
Love X Love
Give me the night
The World is a ghetto
Breezin’
Love Ballad

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

#TheSoulMixtape Tape No.19 on Nuwaveradio


Volume 19 of #TheSoulMixtape has a real soulful vibe and includes the likes of D'Angelo, Sass, BADBADNOTGOOD, PJ Morton, Cheryl Lynn and many many more, eclectic as always.

Be sure to check out Nuwaveradio where ive currently got a tribute mix to those Artists weve lost this year, Rare Groove Vol 6, as well as Vol 24 in #TheSoulMixtape mixes.

Grizz and Ridym back shortly, enjoy the music.


Sunday, 30 October 2016

DJ Ridym - Reggae Rockers 4 - Reggae Got Funk


Following on neatly from DJ Grizz's Reggae Got Soul comes Reggae Rockers 4 - Reggae Got Funk!
Bringing you a funk vibe with some tasty reggae versions of funk classics from Kool and the Gang with funky stuff, Two from James Brown in Popcorn and Make it funky followed by a kinky reggae version of the orgasmic Jungle Fever by Chackachas. Cynthia Richards and the Chosen Few gives us their own rendition of Billy Paul's Am I black enough for you and Brown Baby.

The mix turns from funk to soul and then signs off with a rare Lee Perry homage to the bandit character Cipreano "nobody ever pull a gun on a priest!" from the classic western Nevada Smith starring Steve McQueen.

Hope you enjoy and I'll catch you next time until then stay tuned to the Soul Mixtape. Peace

1. Shark Wilson and the basement heaters - Make It Reggae
2. Matumbi - Reggae Stuff
3. The Upsetters - Popcorn
4. Cynthia Richards - Jungle Fever
5. Chosen Few - Am I Black Enough
6. Derrick Harriott - Brown Baby
7. Chosen Few - People Make The World Go Round
8. Owen Gray and Dandy - Groovin
9. Dennis Brown - Message To Martha
10. Lee Perry - Sipreano