Friday, 22 June 2018

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 145

Another great selection of Rare Grooves and revival Soul from the 1970’s and 80’s now... its Soul Niceness 145!
We start with the Charme/Luther Vandross version of Georgy Porgy, we’ve a Rare Groove 2 step anthem from Valerie Carter, there's wicked a Jermain Jackson 1981 album cut, Motown's Brenda Holloway does her version of the 'Stevie' penned All I Do and we end on an overlooked but fantastic Marvin Gaye tune... plus more!
Stay Soulful Mixtapers
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Charme ft Luther- Georgy Porgy
Valerie Carter- Trying to get next to you
Stanley Turrentine- Papa T
Dave Valentin- In loves time
Jermaine Jackson- Paradise in your eyes
Leon and Mary Russell- Daylight
The Sensations- I wont be hurt
Brenda Holloway- All i do
Marvin Gaye- Just because your so pretty

Monday, 18 June 2018

DJ Ridym - Lovers Rock 7

Hi mixtapers and welcome to Lovers Rock 7 starting with some soulful lovers from Carol Thompson and a Ruddy Thomas cover of the LJ Reynolds classic Key To The World. Louisa Marks Caught You In A Lie will always be a firm favourite for any Lovers Rock fan and lastly Sandra Cross gives her own ambitious version of Bob Marley's Put It On. 

1. Carol Thompson - Just A Little Bit
2. Ruddy Thomas - Key To The World
3. Arema - Blow My Mind
4. Tinga Stewart - I'm Gonna Fall In Love
5. Carlton Livingstone - Let Me Love You
6. Sugar Minott - My Love Is True
7. Louisa Marks - Caught You In A Lie
8. Sandra Cross - Put It On

Friday, 15 June 2018

DJ Grizz- Ramsey Lewis Mix

Todays mix gives itself over to the Jazz Funk side of things and one of the godfathers of the genre... Ramsey Lewis! Active from the 50's and forming the acclaimed Ramsey Lewis jazz trio in the 60's he crossed over in the 70's and 80's to produce some of the best Jazz Funk tunes out there. The Chicago native is still active at 83 years old! Here's a selection of my favourites of that era.
We kick off with his 1974 collaboration with Earth Wind and Fire with Sun Goddess, there's the equally funky Tequila Mockingbird, we've another collaboration in Spring High- this time with Stevie Wonder, we've a sublime ballad in Love Notes and end on his 80's version of a 60's hit - Les Fleur... plus more!
Back soon.
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Sun goddess ft EWF
Closer than close ft Nancy Wilson
Tequila mockingbird
Spring high
So much more
Love notes
Les fleur

#TheSoulMixtape Tape no.42 as heard on Nuwaveradio

 This volume of #TheSoulMixtape starts with Moonchild talking about what Neo Soul means to them and then taking a trip through some great examples of the genre before taking diversions into Reggae, Acid Jazz and straight up Soul territory!

Greats like The Isley Brothers mix with (what were) upstarts like Bilal and Van Hunt, all the way to those Acid Jazz Funkers from the UK Driza Bone and the Brand New Heavies.

More music coming your way from Ridym and Grizz so stay tuned and enjoy!

Sunday, 10 June 2018

DJ Ridym - RnB Sessions 17

Hi Mixtapers and welcome to RnB Sessions 17. This weeks smooth selection of RnB features twelve tracks released this year which I'm amazed to have found! I say that because it's been slim pickings the past few years with hardly much to choose from but thankfully this should be enough for you to get your groove on until next time.

Hope you enjoy. One Love

1. Anna Wise - Some Mistakes
2. Sean C. Johnson - Ussain Bolt Vs Andy Stilzer
3. Darien Dean - Last Song
4. Stimiulator Jones - Water Slide
5. DJ Aktive feat. Musiq Soulchild - It Is What Is
6. Miles Bonny - Way (Remix)
7. Miles Bonny - I'll Be Here For You
8. Ady Sulieman - Not Giving Up
9. Moonchild - The List
10. Wes Felton - Cast Your Cares
11. Patrick Paige II - Voodoo
12. Sonny Dumarsais - Fool Me Once

Friday, 8 June 2018

DJ Grizz- 80's Soul Club Classics 9

Back to my teenage years again, the last time I had big hair! Here's some big tunes to go with it... 80’s Soul Club Classics Vol.9!
We kick off with the 70’s Slave nugget but done in an 80’s Cameo style, there's great Electro from Elektrik Funk, Rockers Revenge do a Funk take on an Eddie Grant hit, Dr York brings back memories of Roller Discos, and we end on a early 80’s Rare Groove fave... plus more good Soul Club music from the decade of Dallas and Dynasty.
Catch ya soon Mixtapers!
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Cameo- Slyde
Elektrik Funk- On a journey
Secret Weapon- Must be the music
rockers Revenge- Walking on sunshine
Circle City Band - Party lights
Dr York- Shake n skate
Collage- Romeo where's Juliet
Genobia Jeter- All of my love
Fredrick - Games

Sunday, 3 June 2018

DJ Ridym - Brit Funk & Rare Groove 6

Back again and holding up the Brit flag for another trip down memory lane with some essential British soul from the late 80's and 90's. Moving away slightly from the earlier Jazz Funk themed mixes I've done previously with some signature tunes here such as Soul II Soul's classic summer groove Keep On Movin' followed by some of our big crossover artists such as Jaki Graham, Loose Ends and D'Influence. Central line's Walking Into Sunshine was a summer anthem too back then and Rick Clarke's I Really Wanna Be With You was frequently played on UK pirate radio airwaves at the time. 

Max Beesley's earlier collaboration with Omar on Painful Truth is a great track with a nice jazz feel along with Young Disciples and US vocalist Carleen Anderson showing what can be done by independent labels such as Acid Jazz back then. Lots of good music all on independent labels the way it should be! Max later went on to be become an actor and star in Hotel Babylon, Mad Dogs and more notably Suits which also stared a newly appointed Duchess of Sussex no less!

Also in the mix we have Lynden David Hall's timeless Sexy Cinderella sounding a lot like D'Angelo and just as talented, Don-E with his own collaboration with the aforementioned D'Angelo showing what depth of quality and abundance of talent we had right here in the UK 

As always hope you enjoy and I'll be back again with some more. One Love.

1. Soul II Soul - Keep On Moving
2. Rick Clarke - I Really Wanna Be With You
3. Jaki Graham - Heaven Knows
4. Loose Ends - Hangin' On A String
5. Central Line - Walking Into Sunshine
6. D'Influence - Magic
7. Young Disciples - Get Yourself Together
8. Max Beesley feat. Omar - Painful Truth
9. Don-e - So Cold
10. Lynden David Hall - Sexy Cinderella

Friday, 1 June 2018

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 144

Its Soul Niceness time again Mixtapers and we have Vol. 144 choc full of the good Rare Grooves and old time Soul n Funkiness!
We start with a Funk double from the Commodores then the godfather - James Brown himself, there's a Lonnie Liston Smith Jazz Funk masterclass, ex Honey Cone Edna Wright is ‘going again’, and we finish on a George Benson 70’s mellow version of a Nat King Cole classic... plus more Niceness gems!
Keep it Soulful!
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Commodores- Machine gun
James Brown- Think
Cheryl Williams- Everybodys happy but me
Lonnie Liston Smith- A song for the children
Alton and Destiny- Push and pull
Ronn Colbert-Just one kiss
Edna Wright- Opps here i go again
Magic Lady- wait a minute
George Benson- Nature boy

#TheSoulMixtape Spotlight on Mtume-Lucas Productions

Reggie Lucas, one half of the famed Mtume-Lucas production team, passed away recently and I decided to highlight just how many classic soul tracks he helped write and produce along with James Mtume. Truth be told, this mix could have lasted at least double its length and still had tunes to spare, but condensed this mix to some faves and rarities.

From being a leading member of both Miles Davis and Roberta Flack's band, he went on to great success with James Mtume, writing and producing great LP's for the likes of Flack, Stephanie Mills, Phyllis Hyman and more as well as being a member of the Bands Mtume and Sunfire. Reggie went solo in the 80's producing many pop hits as well as Madonna's debut LP, but his hook up with Mtume, who he worked with in Miles band, is my favorite period for me with regard to his work.

So press play below and realise just how many legitimate classics these guys rolled out back in the day. 

New shows from me on and stick with the blog for more from Grizz and Ridym.

Friday, 25 May 2018

DJ Grizz- Steve Arrington

Morning mixtapers! Fancy some Funk? Well i’ve an absolute Funk god artist mix today... its Steve Arrington! Begining as the precussionist for Ohio funk lords Slave in 1975 before later becoming their lead vocalist he formed his own band The Hall of Fame in the early 80’s and had a string of solo hits. Although he spent some years in music retirement he more recently became involved in musical collaborations and is touring again.
We start with the great Way Out, there’s Mello as a Cello, a funk masterclass in Weak At The Knees, a big chart hit in Feel So Real, and ends on his collaboration with Dam Funk from a few years back... plus more Arrington Funk Bombs!
Catch you soon!
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog
Way out
Nobody can be you
Mello as a cello
Summertime lovin’
Weak at the knees
Feel so real
Dancin in the key of life
What do you want from me
Blow your mind ft Dam Funk