Wednesday, 24 August 2016

This is Rare Groove Part Four. On Nuwaveradio.

Part 4 of my series of Rare Groove Mixes hits the blog. Part 5 playing at the station currently.

Some choice tracks here, including classics from The Jacksons, Greg Perry, Willie Beaver, as well as some harder to find rarities. Check the tracklist out on the Player below.

Grizz and Ridym back with posts soon, ill be back with more #TheSoulMixtape mixes soon.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 117

Welcome back for another slice of weekend Soul and Rare Groove from the Grizz shelves... its Soul Niceness 117.

We kick off the Soul treasures with an 80's cut from New Yorks BB & Q Band, theres a classic from Archie Bell, Chairman of the Board pay tribute to their favourite fruit -I'm guessing :) , theres a feel-good summer tune from the Fatback Band, an underplayed 70's Supremes track, and we end on a sensual groove from Congress.

See you soon Soul lovers!

Grizz- The SoulMixtape Blog

BB and Q Band- Imagination
Archie Bell and the Drells- Soul city walking
Chairman of the Board- Blacker the berry
GQ- Face to face
Formula 1- Love love love
Fatback Band- Sunshine lady
The Supremes- Sweet dream machine
Jackie Mclean- Gotta get a piece of your soul
Congress - Thats Jazz

Sunday, 14 August 2016

DJ Grizz- The Jacksons Mix

Not much to say that hasn't been said about this group over the years. Jermaine, Tito, Marlon, Michael, Randy and Jackie- The Jacksons. From making music in the 60's as massive hit makers for Motown as the Jackson 5 through the 70's and 80's big LP's and dance floor favourites on Epic Records (a subsidiary of Philly International). The line up chopped and changed but the quality was always high.

A selection of my personal picks and likes include Give it Up from the 1980 Triumph LP, the originally unreleased Stevie Wonder penned version of Buttercup (a hit for Carl Anderson), the 1st version of Never Can Say Goodbye in their Jackson 5 guise, the Gamble and Huff penned hit Show You The Way To Go, and ends with a favourite of mine in Blues Away which was only ever released as a B-side.... plus more Jackson goodies to relive!

I'm back on the Rare Groove and Soul crate diggin' next week... see you then.

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Give it up
Enjoy yourself
Heartbreak hotel
Never can say goodbye
Label me love
Show you the way to go
That's what you get for being polite
Blues away

Saturday, 13 August 2016

DJ Ridym - Lovers Rock 2

Ladies and Gentleman this is Lovers Rock 2. Yes folks DJ Ridym back once again with the latest volume in the series of classic Lovers from back in the day. 

Samantha Rose/Can't believe I'm losing you produced by sound system owner Count Shelly. Also in the mix is teen trio 15, 16, 17 who were introduced to the Lovers scene by late reggae legend Dennis Brown who had them cover his timeless 'Someone special'. 
Cassandra gives a beautiful rendition of Betty Wright's - 'Thank you for the many things you've done' and the Mighty Diamonds ends the mix by taking us back to country living.

Be sure to tune in with DJ's Grizz and SoulNRnb bringing you some more mixes. Peace.

1. Webby Ray - In The Rain
2. Bobbi Houston - Make It With You
3. Slim Smith - Sitting In The Park
4. 15,16 and 17 - Good Times
5. Brown Sugar - Confession Hurts
6. Samantha Rose - Can't Believe I'm Losing You
7. Sugar Minott - You Lost That Loving Feeling
8. Cassandra - Thank You
9. Black Harmony - Don't Let It Go To Your Head
10. Sylvia Tella - Spell
11. Susan Cadogan & Ruddy Thomas - You Know How To Make Me
12. Otis Gayle - I'll Be Around
13. The Mighty Diamonds - Country Living 

Friday, 12 August 2016

#TheSoulMixtape Tape No.15 on Nuwaveradio

Another Tape in my sets for, were up to #15 on the blog, but theyre at #21 on the station so go there to catch up and hear some other great DJ's too. Or just stay here and check some stuff out from Grizz and Ridym, thats cool too!

This edition has a Jazz feature featuring a Herbie Hancock intro, Classics from Chaka and Al Hudson, then some UK heat from 4Hero and Lewis Taylor. Add some RnB from Jodeci and the Rayne, then some funk from MFSB and youve got another eclectic mix.

Ill be back soon, in the meantime Grizz and Ridym will be delivering some top tunes.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

DJ Grizz- Rio 2016 Funk n Jazz

Its only fitting that we mark the Rio Olympics with a selection of Brazilian Jazz and Funky flavours so here's Rio 2016 Funk N Jazz!

We kick off the Copa Cabana cuts with a jazz funk monster from Azymuth, Brazils own EWF - Black Banda Rio feature, there's upfront funkiness from Grooveria, we've 2 bossa/samba covers of well known Soul-Funk hits, Al Jarreau gives us his version of the Brazilian Jazz Funk anthem and we end on Latin Jazz legend Astrud Gilberto... plus more Samba style stuff to enjoy the sports to!

Back before you know it!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Azymuth- Jazz Carnival
Banda Black Rio- Maria Fumaca
Ed Motta- Marta
Grooveria- Nada Mal
Bossa Nostra- Dont stop til you get enough
Marcela Mangaberia- Virtual Insanity
Marcos Valle- On line
Al Jarreau- Brazillian love affair
Astrud Gilberto- Ponteio

Sunday, 31 July 2016

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 116

Another corking collection of Soul music cuts from years gone by for you... its Soul Niceness 116!

The selection starts with Jazz Funk flutists Hubert Laws tribute to family, there's the Bennie Johnson 2step monster, some 80's Roy Ayers, an early Barry White track from his 1960's days with the Atlantics and we end on High Energy's anthem to frustration... plus more forgotten songs to re-acquaint yourself with!

I'm sure my blog brothers will be up soon...I'll visit again in a week Soul lovers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Hubert Laws- Family
Bennie Johnson- I just got to know
DC La Rue- Cathedrals
Roy Ayers- Everybody
Rev. Harvey Gates- Price of Love
Bobby Bland- Thats the way love is
Barry white and the Atlantics- Tracy (all i have is you)
High Energy- You cant turn me off in the middle of turning me on

Saturday, 30 July 2016

DJ Ridym Presents: The Best Of Brit Funk & Rare Groove

The soul mixtape is coming to you this week with a best-of-british talent fest from back in the day and what a corker it is too! Jazz-Funk and Rare groove nuggets mixed together to make a whopping 1 hour and 24 minutes of pure mixtape pleasure.

All time Hall of Famers such as Hi Tension, Loose Ends, Light of the World, Incognito are all must haves for any Brit funk compilation but also included are Londoners Maxine Nightingale and Linda Lewis and the full fat version of Heatwaves Mind Blowing Decisions which includes the reggae ending that was often used by DJ's when making a smooth transition from rare groove to lovers rock.

Beggars & Co has us chanting 'WHOA WHOA WHOOOOA!' followed by some 2 stepping in the sand with iLevel to then be rocketed into outta space to jazz dance with Atmosphere...what a rollercoaster! Enjoy Mixtapers and I'll be back soon with some more but until then stay locked for DJ Grizz and SoulNRnB. One Love - DJ Ridym

1. Hi Tension - There's A Reason
2. David Joseph - Joys Of Life
3. Light Of The World - No.1 Girl
4. Heat Wave - Mind Blowing Decisions
5. iLevel - In The Sand
6. Light Of The World - London Town
7. Freeez - Southern Freeez
8. Atmosfear - Dancing In Outer Space
9. Hi Tension - Hi Tension
10. Incognito - Incognito
11. Loose Ends - Emergency (Dial 999)
12. Linx - You're Lying
13. Beggar & Co - Somebody Help Me Out
14. Central Line - Walking Into Sunshine
15. Maxine Nightingale - Life Has Just Begun
16. Linda Lewis - I Do My Best To Impress

Thursday, 28 July 2016

#TheSoulMixtape Tape No.15 on Nuwaveradio

Tape 15 as featured on Nuwaveradio has the likes of OC Smith, D Note, Zo!, Patti Austin, The Pharcyde and Brandy. An hour of great soulful music with no rules. Press play below and get ready for new mixes from DJ Ridym and Grizz.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

DJ Grizz- SoulJazz Versions 2016 pt 2

Its time to give those Soul and Jazz Funk cover versions another whirl in Soul Jazz Versions 2016 pt2!

We start with UK Jazz Funkers Gonzalez giving us their take of the Dramatics gem, The Soul Fantastics funk up Bill Withers, Fat Larrys do Jean Carne, Kele Le Roc does a 90's RnB version of the LA Boppers Rare Groove classic, Hubert Laws jazzies up Van Morrison and we end on a Latin cover of Stevie Wonder!

Catch you soon Mixtapers! RidyM and Mr S are not far behind....

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Gonzalez- Whatcha see is whatca get
Elaine Elias - Toda menina baiana
The Soul Fantastics- aint no sunshine
Redd Holt Unlimited- I shot the sheriff
Fat Larrys Band- Don’t let it go to your head
Kele Le Roc- You did it good
Norman feels- Til’ you come back to me
Hubert Laws- moondance
Sergio Mendes & Brasil77- Dont you worry bout a thing