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!
Courtesy of Soul Cool Records on Mixcloud, we’re bringing you part 2 of our BEST OF #TheSoulMixtape mixes featuring over 90 mins of great tracks and artists we’ve featured plus a few new gems included.
Perfect for this Summer Saturday whilst watching the Royal Wedding or the FA Cup! Listen below and be sure to check more music out this Royal Wedding weekend courtesy of Grizz and Ridym right here at #TheSoulMixtape blog.
A Royal wedding an FA Cup final and glorious sunshine what else could you ask for? Yes an Old Skool 80's mix would go down nicely I think!
This one is for all you 80's fans out there looking to get your groove on at a BBQ maybe or some long drive to somewhere nice perhaps.
Hope you enjoy. Peace
1. B.T Express - Have Some Fun
2. Caprice - 100%
3. Surface - Falling In Love
4. Evelyn King - What Are You Waiting For
5. Gwen Guthrie - Padlock
6. Flowchart - Ask The Boss
7. High Fashion - Feelin' Lucky Lately
8. O'Jays - Put Our Heads Together
9. Logg - Something Else
Skies are blue, evenings are long and its getting nice and warm.... I think Summers here! All we need is a soundtrack to go with the season and here it is... Summer Soul 18!
Packed full of great Summertime Soul and Sunny Jazz Funk tunes for all your sun-worshipping needs. We kick off with George Bensons take on the Beatles, Afro-London funkers Osibisa feature, theres some great Summer reggae from Bob Andy, an early 80’s Soul nugget from Starpoint and end on chillout Jazz gem from Norman Connors plus more warm weather tunes to enjoy.
Keep your head up to the Sun Mixtapers!
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George Benson- Here comes the sun
Mass Production- Fun in the sun
Earth Wind and Fire- Sunshine
Osibisa- Sunshine day
Bob Andy- Sun shines for me
Al Jarreau- Brite n sunny babe
Starpoint- Youre my sunny day
Leon Ware and Quadron- Orchids for the sun
Norman Connors and Dee Dee Bridgewater- Love from the sun
Welcome Mixtapers to my second Crate Digs selection and we've got some goodies for you as usual kicking things off with a modern classic courtesy of Sunshine Anderson monster hit and Steely Dan's jazz funker 'Fez'. We keep the funk going with a Brand New Heavies collaboration with J Dilla and Lynn Collins classic, the massively sampled 'Think'.
We then change up the mood slightly with some Jazz both old and new plus a Reggae revival scorcher from Pat Kelly. Talib Kweli of Reflection Eternal goes sample crazy with Johnny Hammond's Can't we smile in Country Cousins and The Singers Unlimited in 'We've only just begun'
I close the mix with more from the crates to getting you dancing your way through to the start of the week on a high note.
Keep it locked on our Twitter feeds for new mixes from DJ SoulnRnB and Grizz Soul and I'll be back real soon with some more. Peace
1. Sunshine Anderson - Heard It All Before
2. Steely Dan - Fez
3. Jay Dee feat. Mos Def and Brand New Heavies - Saturday Night
4. Lyn Collins - Think (about it)
5. SK Radicals - My Story
6. Pat Kelly - Talk About Love
7. Mary J Blige feat. Wyclef - 911
8. Johnny Hammond - Can't We Smile
9. Talib Kweli - Country Cousins
10. Reflection Eternal - We've Only Just Begun
11. Freedom - Get Up And Dance
12. Unlimited Touch - I Hear Music In The Streets
13. Black Band Rio - Expresso Maduria
Hey!! Welcome, come on in and have some wicked old Soul and Rare Grooves... its Soul Niceness 143!
The latest Niceness kicks off with a live version of a Roberta Flack gem- written by Stevie Wonder no less, we've Hawaiian Jazz funk masters Seawind, a Diana Ross classic, bass-god and in demand session musician Will Lee gives us his version of the Toto blue-eyed Soul hit and we end on some Barry White gold... plus more great old Soulful tunes 'n' grooves!
Todays ‘artist’ mix features the vocal backing group for the Walrus of Love himself, Barry White... its Love Unlimited. Part of the Barry White stable and featuring his wife Glodean (and her
unfeasibly long fingernails), the trio had a long and successful career of their own with their big production values, known for seductive Soul and the finest Rare Grooves and full string orchestra backing to boot (The Love
Unlimited Orchestra of course!)....heres my selection:
We feature massive Rare Groove scene favourites in If You Want Me and Move Me No Mountain, we’ve the vocal version of the Disco hit Loves Theme and big ballads like Whisper You Love Me and Walking
In The Rain With The One I Love plus more Love Unlimited magic.
Gonna be a sunny Bank Holiday Weekend here in the UK, so you guys will need some music to go with that!! Double bill of classic soul in the form of my Rare Groove mixes featuring the likes of Foxxy, Vernon Burch, Jeff Lorber, The Limit, Positive Force, Magic Lady, and so much more including some great rarities.
So turn the stereo up, (Or phone, or whatever new found contraption your using!) and enjoy these sunshine sounds courtesy of #TheSoulMixtape
Jazz Funk is the order of the day for my Rare Soul Mix number 17 and what a bumper selection we have here for you this week!
Family of Eve with their jazz funk nugget Please Be Truthful is an absolute scorcher I truly never get tired of hearing this one. Fat Larry's TS Monk special is yet another diamond on this mix that's well worth checking out. We've got Cameo, Harvey Mason, Mighty Ryeders plus two from my desert island disc selection.
The first of the two is All Spice's Slipped Away which, if you're planning to get away somewhere nice and exotic just seems to get you there before you've even left! The second is an exquisite version of Where Were You When I Needed You with those haunting backing vocals set against the magical xylophone skills of Lionel Hampton just does it for me every time.
As always I hope you enjoy this one as much I enjoyed putting it together. Look out for Grizz Soul and SoulnRnB next. Peace
1. BB Boogie - Tell Him
2. Family Of Eve - Please Be Truthful
3. Al Hudson & The Soul Partners - Spread Love
4. Cameo - Is This The Way
5. Slave - Dreamin'
6. James Mason - Sweet Power Your Embrace
7. Harvey Mason - Pack Up Your Bags
8. Fat Larry's Band - Can't Keep My Hands To Myself
9. Mighty Ryeders - Let There Be Peace
10. All Spice - Slipped Away
11. Lionel Hampton - Where Were You When I Needed You
12. Weldon Irvine - I Love You
Its chill-out time again with a selection of much loved old Soul and Jazz-funk gems- its Mellow Soul Classics 6!
The chill-fest gets underway with a beaut of a track from Aretha, theres a Rare Groove fave from Ethel Beatty, an often covered Bobby Womack nugget, a great Commodores ballad and end on some timeless Luther... plus more good stuff to lay back and take 5 with!