Sunday, 21 July 2019

Rumpel X SoulNRnB: Yacht 75-85

Somewhere between AOR and Blue Eyed Soul, the recently termed Yacht Rock Exists. A modern re-branding of that late 70's early 80's west coast sound that most imagine Hall and Oates, Kenny Loggins and Micheal McDonald live in. Which is true, but for us soul heads, you cant look through the artists playing or writing on an early 80's Soul LP without finding a member of Toto or Steely Dan or the Average White Band contributing to it.

So, in conjunction with friend of the blog Rumpel who has his own blog here: we decided to do a 2 hour mix with some great examples of the genre. So if your new to this, or a fully paid up member, or just always dug this tunes without the new re-brand, press play below and transport yourself to the early 80's, west coast style!

Thanks to Rumpel again, stay tuned for moe from Ridym and Grizz's new show which is on on Mondays 6-8pm GMT and also on the blog.


Friday, 19 July 2019

#TheSoulMixtape Tape No.47 as heard on Nuwaveradio

Volume 47 of #TheSoulMixtape as featured on starts with a selection of classic hip hop tracks and the originals their samples were taken from; A dash of 80's featuring one of my faves in "Mellow Moods"; More modern soul from Pharrell and the Yessirs, Mint Condition and Mike Phillips; plus some Roy Ayres, Louie Vega and more.

Be sure to press play, enjoy your weekend, and check out Ridym and Grizz who has a new show on ourmusicradio every Monday night 6-8pm GMT with posts on Mixcloud soon after that!

Monday, 15 July 2019

DJ Grizz- The Soul Niceness Show on 15th July 19

Tonight's radio show on Our Music Radio internet radio station. Packed full of the usual Soul, Rare Grooves, Jazz Funk and more.
Includes Teena Marie, Ingram, Betty Wright, The Butlers, Boz Scaggs, Lou Rawls and many many more over 2 hours.
Thanks for listening Soul People
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Saturday, 13 July 2019

DJ Ridym - Rare Soul Mix 27

Taking you all back to the soul groove era in today's mix with some rare digs from the past. We then push on with some boogie delights from Gayle Adams and Taste Of Honey to get you off the mark. Hope you enjoy

1. Barrett Strong - Surrender
2. Crystal Grass - Dream On
3. Dells - Love On
4. John Minnis Big Bone Band - Love's In Need Of Love Today
5. Chaka Khan - Move Me No Mountain
6. Rescue Me - Taste of Honey
7. Gayle Adams - Let's Go All The Way
8. Aged In Harmony - You're A Melody
9. Alton McClain & Destiny - My Destiny

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

DJ Grizz- The Show Niceness Show 8th July 19

Hi Soul People! As of now I have a weekly show that goes out on internet radio station. For 2 hours I'll be playing the best in Soul, Jazz, Rare Grooves and Funk (and a little Reggae) on the show and right after will upload the broadcast onto Mixcloud for those that need to catch up (or listen again even!).
Here's tonight's offering with quality tunes from the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Taste of Honey, The Blackbyrds, Herbie Hancock, Al Wilson and much more.
Hope you appreciate the new format, please excuse my cockney tones and keep it Soulful as ever!
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Saturday, 6 July 2019

DJ Ridym - Old Skool 80's Volume 17

Back to the 80's this weekend so I've put together some nuggets for you to recall in your memory banks starting with lovers rock singer Jean Adebambo trying her hand at some boogie and what an effort! 10/10 in my book. We've got Glen Jones, Lilo Thomas and The System to mention a few and sign it off with scorcher from Max Beesley.

Hope you enjoy as always.

1. Jean Adebambo - Say That You Love Me
2. Norma Jean Wright - Love Attack
3. The System - I Wanna Make You Feel Good
4. First Circle - In The Name Of Love
5. Glen Jones - Finesse
6. Lilo Thomas - Settle Down
7. Gayle Adams - Love Fever
8. Cashflow - Mine All Mine
9. Bobby Thurston - I Know You Feel Like I Feel
10. Max Beesley - I'm So Happy

Saturday, 29 June 2019

DJ Ridym - Reggae Rockers 18

"Sun is shining, the weather is sweet 
Make you want to move your dancing feet 
To the rescue, here I am!" - Bob Marley

Yes people the weather is hot and so are the mixes here at SoulnRnB blogspot HQ. Big reggae selection for you as always so just crank up the B-line and enjoy!🔯

1. Freddie McGregor/Saxon Sound Dubplate - Crazy Ballhead
2. King Tubby - Real Crazy 
3. Chronicle - Sweet Sensimillia
4. Barrington Levy - Don't Fuss Nor Fight
5. Mykal Rose - Never Surrender
6. Junior Byles - Fade Away
7. Ernest Wilson - I Know Myself
8. The Melodians - Everybody Bawling
9. U-Roy - Everybody Bawling
10. Cornell Campbell - The Gorgon
11. Dennis Brown - Rainbow Country

Friday, 28 June 2019

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 162

Summers settling in nicely - thank-you! Have some musical heat- Soul and Rare Grooves from way back when to go with it.... its Soul Niceness 162!
A Shalamar classic to start with, BT Express are as funky as you'd expect, New Orleans Blues and Soul man John Cleary gives us something smooth, we've a Chaka hit written by the AWB guys and end on a Benson summer anthem... plus more of the good stuff.
Have a Soulful week mixtapers
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog
Shalamar- There it is
BT Express- If it don’t turn you on you ought to leave it alone
Level 42- Turn it on
John Cleary- When you get back
The Determinations- Bing bong
Chaka Khan- Whatcha gonna do for me
June Evans- Hardly need to say
The Chris Rhodes Band-Gotta new lease on love
George Benson-Breezin

SoulNRnB's 80's Jams

Summer has finally arrived in the UK, and through most of Europe I hear, 40 degree temperatures running rampant, so what better than some feel good, upbeat 80's jams to compliment your cocktails, ice lollies and sunglasses!

Here are some of my favorite, lesser known, 80's jams, all reminders of that time to put a spring in your step and a smile on your face. Artists like Beau Williams, Angela Bofill, Randy and the Gypsies, McFadden and Whitehead and The Jones Girls rub shoulders with smaller names that you might have missed. This really is feel good music, just in time some of you might say!

Grizz back over the weekend, be sure to check out some of the recent mixes from both him and Ridym, they've been great!

Saturday, 22 June 2019

DJ Ridym RnB Spotlight Series - Maxwell

This week the RnB spotlight shines on the talented musician, singer, songwriter, producer and 2010 winner of best male vocal performance with 'pretty wings'  Mr Gerald Maxwell Rivera aka Maxwell.

Often tagged as the next Prince or the modern day Marvin Gaye, Maxwell's contribution to RnB in the 90's was so significant that it helped shape the Neo Soul genre that became popular to this day. With the release of his excellent first album 'Urban Hang Suite' in '96 along with the help of legendary soul artist Leon Ware on production the album is widely regarded as the catalyst for the Neo Soul sound we know and love today.

Along with artists such as Erykah Badu, Floetry, D'angelo and as far back as Tony, Toni, Tone in the 80's any Neo Soul mixtape worth listening to should always feature a Maxwell track and that's the law somewhere!

As always enjoy your weekend peeps and check in for some more great mixes here at the soul mixtape HQ.

1. Matimony: Maybe You
2. Sumthin' Sumthin'
3. Dance With Me
4. Get To Know Ya
5. Temporary Nite
6. Pretty Wings
7. Lifetime
8. 'Til The Cops Come Knockin'