Sunday, 7 February 2016

DJ Grizz- Earth Wind & Fire Mix

After Fridays news of the sad passing of Maurice White, there was only ever going to be one mix to put up this morning... Earth Wind & Fire. Maurice was the vocalist, bandleader and producer of one of the greatest Soul bands of our time not to mention a prolific songwriter in his own right. Trying to pick a selection of their work to fit into just over 30 odd minutes was a hard ask but here are some of my favorites.

We start with a track from one of the defining Soul LP's of the 70's- 1979's 'I Am', theres the wicked dancer And Love Goes On from the 1980 LP 'Faces', EWF put some funk into the Beatles- Got To Get You Into My Life, renowned for their live shows I had to include the live version of Sun Goddess, of course there is Fantasy, and we end with a fitting tribute in Thats The Way Of The World.

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1- In the stone
2- Getaway
3- And love goes on
4- Got to get you into my life
5- Sun goddess (live)
6-  Fantasy
7- Wanna be with you
8- Keep you head up in the sky
9- That’s the way of the world

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

SoulNRnB's Wonderful - Written by Stevie

The term "Musical Genius" gets banded about quite often nowadays, but if Steveland Morris never wrote another song, hes done enough to earn that title.

Id be foolish to think that anybody frequenting this blog hasn't heard (or owns) his solo work, so here is a collection of some of the songs he has written for others. Its by no means definitive, just a collection of some of my favorites.

With the likes of Smokey Robinson, Labelle, Quincy Jones and Roberta Flack to name a few, I hope you enjoy this as much as I did selecting it.

Grizz back at the weekend, dont forget to check out some exclusive mixes of mine on, see you next week!

Sunday, 31 January 2016

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 106

Welcome back to the Grizz musical palour and today i've gone into the forgotten corners and under the old cushions to find them rarieritys and lost nuggets... it Soul Niceness 106 (Deep Digs).

A selection of tracks not easily found begins with The Nomads version of a Northern Soul nuggett, we've an Average White Band 70's cut never released on vinyl but available on one of their comp. CD's, we've a sort after Little Dooley track from 1972, theres an earlier alternate take of the Rene Guyer Boogie favorite, and we end on a wicked LP cut from one of the best Jazz Funk bands of the 70's - The Headhunters... plus more music to rediscover.

Mr S up in few days...I'll catch you soon

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 The Nomads- Have I the right
Average White Band- How can you go home
Bobby Warren- Time has come for us to be free
Little Dooley- Its got to be now or never
Leslie Drayton Orch. Ft Barbara Morrison- When will u be mine
Bartel- Naturally Good
Renee Geyer- Be there in the morning
Caesar Frazier- Till another day
The Headhunters- Don’t kill your feelings

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Nuwaveradio presents #TheSoulMixtape Tape No.1

As we announced a few weeks back, I've got shows playing on in the tradition of our White Label mixes. Hour long shows packed with various genres of Soulful music from any decade up to the present day.

Ill post the odd show here and there, but there are so many more on the station, as well as some great Soul, Funk, House and Hip Hop shows from other like minded DJ's.

So enjoy this show, and if you like, tune into the station on the link here: Nuwaveradio. its that easy.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

DJ Grizz- The Isley Brothers

Todays treat is a retrospective of one of the longest serving bands in Soul music (or any music come to that) The Isley Brothers. Starting in the mid 50's right up until recent years the group and its members have been putting out some quality music! This is a somewhat personal choice of my favourites, mainly from their 70's catalogue, so apologies if i missed yours.

We start with the original of the often covered Work To Do, then there is their version of the Bob Dylan hit Lay Lady Lay, theres a track familier to all sample devotees in Footsteps In The Dark, theres some fine examples of the craft of ballad making including Living For The Love Of You and At The Best You Are Love (again known for its 90's 'RnB' cover) and we end on a groove from 1972 in Lay Away.

Back next week for some Niceness!

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 1- Work to do
2- Lay lady lay
3- Footsteps in the dark
4- If you were there
5- Make me say it again girl
6- Living for the love of you
7- At your best you are love
8- Love put me in the corner
9- Lay away

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

SoulNRnB's rare Groove Volume 11

Welcome to Volume 11 in my Rare groove mixes.

Some great 70's and early 80's tunes featured here from the likes of Peabo Bryson, The Futures, Melissa Manchester, Zapp and much more. Hell, if youve listened to any of these yet, you know what to expect: Great Soul Music

Press play below, Grizz on the flipside!

Sunday, 17 January 2016

DJ Grizz- Reggae Got Soul 5

My 1st helping of Reggae for this year and my usual offering of Soul classics in a revival Reggae style... its Reggae Got Soul Volume 5.

The cover carnival starts with Norma Frazers version of the Aretha anthem, Cynthia Richards covers The Staple Singers, Winston Groovy gives us his take on the Holland Dozier Holland penned Supremes hit, Dave Barker of Dave & Ansell Collins fame sings the Stylistics and to finish- a slightly off script but none the less timely 1974 cover track of Bowies -Man Who Sold The World... plus more.

Mr S up soon. I'm back next weekend for more of the same!

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 Norma Frazer- Respect
Alton Ellis- You make me so very happy
Cynthia Richards- If you’re ready come go with me
Doreen  Schaffer- Ain’t gonna change my mind
Winston Groovy- You keep me hanging on
 Janet Kay- Wishing on a star
Ken Boothe - Lets get it on
Dave Barker- I’m stoned in love with you
The Wally Brothers- Man who sold the world

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 150

Brand new music for 2016.

Our first Street Sounds mix of the year features a track from the forthcoming KING lp; New music from Brandy with a Blues vibe; Mixtape tracks from Teedra Moses, Timbaland and Aaliyah; A Bonus Internet tune; Plus something soulful from friend of the blog Diggs Duke.

Hope 2016 has started right for you all, Grizz will be back at the weekend with more classic soul!

Sunday, 10 January 2016

DJ Grizz - Soul Niceness 105

  Morning Mixtapers and welcome back for another gift of Rare Groove and good Soul music from way back when... its Soul Niceness 105.

We kick off with a Harvey Mason gem, a cool Earth Wind and Fire LP tune, there's 'Mr Soul' Al Green, an early 80's monster from Sunfire and end on a 2step anthem from Sahara... plus many more chunks of old Soul gold to rediscover.

Mr S up soon (don't forget to check his new radio show!) and i'm back before you know it!

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 Harvey Mason- Pack up your bags
Earth Wind & Fire- on your face
Melissa Manchester- Holding onto the loving
Sky- High
Al Green- What is this feeling
The Supreme Jubilees- Do you believe
The Drifters- Pour your little heart out
Sunfire- Young Free and Single
Sahara- The wind

Thursday, 7 January 2016

#TheSoulMixtape X Nuwaveradio

Something a bit different this week.

#TheSoulMixtape has joined forces with Nuwaveradio.

This weeks mix can be found on the Beta stream playing 24/7 here:

You'll also find some great shows from the likes of Dez Parkes, Marc Mac and Denz.

So check us out, follow Nuwaveradio on Mixcloud and Facebook/Twitter.

I've got a great 1 hour show on there featuring some rarities 

Grizz back at the weekend, I'll return with the first Street Sounds mix of the year next week.