Wednesday, 23 July 2014

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 129

Welcome to our brand new Upfront mix here at the Soul Mixtape. Especially Soulful edition this one, one to chill out to in this summer heat. Try swapping it for the depressing news at the moment, might do you the world of good.

New music from the soon to be massive Cover group KING with "Mister Chameleon"; The best thing the UK's own Marsha Ambrosius has recorded in a while from her new LP, a tune called "You & I"; Usher re-unites with Pharrell after his long sting in Euro House and Generic RnB with "She came to give it to you"; or how about the best Erykah Badu Remix you've ever heard?

Independents strongly feature again with the likes of The Dangerfeel Newbies, Travis Lee and 2nd Nature being some of my faves.

Anyhow, press play below, subscribe to my Mixcloud account so you can stream on your mobile wherever you are, and hold tight for Grizz who returns this weekend. Im back next week stepping into his territory with some RARE GROOVE!!!!!

Sunday, 20 July 2014

DJ Grizz- Mellow Groove Love Songs

Its time to chill out and relax preferably with that someone special and put on some romantic Soul and Jazz its Mellow Grooves Love Songs.

This love fest starts with Rose Royce, we've some Pleasure, a Jerry Peters nugget, Kleeer and Margie Joseph bring the snuggle music and the mix concludes with the best way to start the day from jazz diva Carmen Lundy plus more.

Next week- Rare Groove returns, Mr S brings us bang up to date real soon.


Rose Royce- Would you please be mine
The Dynamic Tints- No-one else will do
Pleasure- Love of my life
The Gap Band- Loving you is everything
Jerry Peters- Love song
Kleeer - Sippin Kissin
Margie Joseph- Stay still
Roy Ayers- Brand new feeling
Carmen Lundy- Good morning kiss


Wednesday, 16 July 2014

SoulNRnB's Sunshine Soul

Apparently its the hottest week of the year here in the UK, and we are not ones to waste any drippings of sunshine we get over here, so to go along with Grizz's summer mix from a while back here is mine. One to put on whilst sitting out in the sun with a cold drink in your hand.

A little from every decade and many styles, all with the same theme. Sunshine!

Tracks featuring Ramp, Dego, two Franklins; Aretha and Carolyn. De La Soul. Willie Hutch and much more.

Ill be back with a new Street Sounds Mix next week, so its up to Grizz to keep you entertained before that.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness Volume 73

Its Sunday so I've a healthy portion of old soul and rare grooves for you all- Soul Niceness 73.

We start with one time Supreme - Jean Terrell and a soul party nugget, there's some Side Effect, a track from one of seminal LPs of the 70's from James Mason, Samona Cooke (Sam's daughter) does her version of the Real Thing hit, and then there's a Rome Jefferies rare groove nugget and finally a soul weekender fave from Change.

Catch you in a week with something chilled, Mr S up soon!

Jean Terrell- No Limit
Anglo Saxon Brown- ASB theme
Side Effect- Do you believe
James Mason- Dreams
Archie Whitewater- Cross country
Goodie- You & I
Samona Cooke- You to me are everything
Rome Jefferies- Good love
Change- Miracles

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

SoulNRnB's White Label Mix July 14

Our monthly experiment in trust with you our loyal blog Readers/Listeners!

So what do we have on this mix? A smattering of Soulful Hip Hop; a little R&B from both the 90's and something a little more upfront; Some Neo-Soul and a couple of Rare groove rarities.

Hope this fits in with your Summer Soundtrack, talking of which....more next week, after the Grizzster!

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Dj Grizz- Summer Soul n Jazz 2014

As the saying goes 'Suns Out, Guns Out' so help yourself to some soul and jazz big guns from way back, hand picked for a Summers day. Put the beers on ice, fire up the Barbie and enjoy.

The sunny day tunes include a typically Latin funk affair from War, there's some Nu-Jazz from DJ Day, some live Jon Lucian, there's an AWB feel good anthem, George Duke brings the sun-rays, and we finish with a Hammond led jazz version from 60's/70's UK trio The Peddlers... and more!

Back in a week as always!

War- Summer
The Philly Rollers- LA Sunshine
DJ Day- Sunday
Open Sky Unit- Open Sky
Jon Lucian- Sunny day (live)
Average White Band- Atlantic avenue
George Duke- Summer breezin’
Build an Ark- Sunflowers in my garden
The Peddlers- On a clear day

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 128

Welcome to the latest installment of our Upfront Street Sounds Session mixes. This one moves from Jazz-Soul (Diggs Duke), Soulful House (Jennifer Hudson), Hip Hop (Black Milk or Pacific Shore), Steppers (R Kelly), to Latin-Soul-Broken Beat (4Hero's remix of Sonzeira). Something for everybody.

Add to that a couple of scorching cover versions from girl of the moment Fatima (SWV's Rain) and Jonny Sazz x Mez (D'angelo's Africa) and you've got a treat to listen to. So much more as well including Independent Soul music great Eric Roberson.

Grizz Back at the weekend with more classic goodness, ill see you next week!

Sunday, 29 June 2014

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 72

 Back for a healthy helping of Soul & Rare Grooves - its Soul Niceness 72

This edition kicks off with the Collins and Collins version of an Ashford & Simpson tune, there's early 80's goodness from Leprachaun (some Grizz soul weekender memories there), we've Roberta, Gloria and Betty nuggets and we end with the 60's original take of Stevie Wonder penned  'All I Do' from Tammi Terrell.

Just to say RIP Bobby Womack- great talent, great shame especially as I was due to see him on stage in a couple of weeks!

Mr S up in few days, and will catch you in a weeks time


Collins & Collins- Top of the stairs
Tavares- I’m back for more
Leprachaun loc it up
Roberta Flack- Don’t make me wait too long
Bernard Purdie- Lialeh
Gloria Gaynor- we just can’t make it
Betty Wright- Is it you girl
Wee- try me
Tammi Terrell- All I do


Wednesday, 25 June 2014

SoulNRnB Presents: 1979

Another edition of #TheSoulMixtape SoulNRnB presents mixes, this time taking you back to 1979. The Disco fashion was coming to an end, and Soul music was on the cusp of moving to more electronic sounds. Hip Hop was an emerging force, but Soulful music was everywhere. Can you imagine a track like The Crusaders "Street Life" hitting the charts today? Well it did big time back in '79.

Big name stormers from Phyllis Hyman, The Crusaders and Stephanie Mills mix with underground faves from Bobby Womack, Spleandor and Teramusa Hino.

Grizz back at the weekend (Looks like we swapped places this week with him posting a modern mix and me going back!) and ill be back next week.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

DJ Grizz- New Funk 16

As followers of this blog will know upfront maestro SoulNRnB occasionally wears his Rare Groove hat, and now and again I, the old time connoisseur, will don my new music cap. Hence its time for some funk from recent bands in New Funk volume 16.

Brit favourites  the Baker Bros kick us off, there's Newcastle's Nick Pride, 80's mod band Secret Affair make a Hammond inspired comeback from a recent LP, Clutchy Hopkins employs old time funk godfather Darondo for some trippy funk, some Sharon Jones in there too, and ends with Essex boy James Hunter more!

I'll be back firmly into Rare Groove territory next Sunday... laters!


The Baker Brothers- Make your move
Third Coast Kings- Give me your love
Nick Pride & the Pimptones- Take care of my love
Secret Affair- Black cat
Menahan Street Band- Ivory & blue
Clutchy Hopkins ft Darondo- Love of a woman
Sharon King & the Dapkings- Im not gonna cry
The New Mastersounds- Take what you need
Hannah Williams & the Tastemakers- I’m a good woman
James Hunter- Tell her