Monday, 25 April 2016

#TheSoulMixtape Remembers Prince 1977-87




So the grim reaper keeps himself busy this year. Not only taking Prince from us, but as of this morning Billy Paul too.

You will hear and read so much about Prince that all I can do is say that he provided the Soundtrack to my teenage years. I went to numerous concerts. I searched out bootlegs of The Black Album. bought every 12" for the non-LP tracks on the B sides.....you get the point.

For me, 77-87, up until The Sign of the Times LP, were the years I was most obsessed. And so Ive focused on them just for the memories. Ive tried to stay away from "The Best of" route with some lesser known tracks, but I hope you enjoy.

Nuwaveradio have a raft of shows paying tribute to the man himself, so if you like this, tune in at nuwaveradio.net for more.

#RIPPrince


Sunday, 24 April 2016

DJ Grizz- Curtis Mayfield Mix

During a week where we mark the passing of one musical icon we've a mix dedidacted to another Soul music giant taken too early- the great Curtis Mayfield! From his work with the vocal group The Impressions in the 60's, through his 70's solo heights he was a grammy winner, political activist, a label owner in Curtom Records as well as being a sublime songwriter!

Here a selection of my Mayfield highlights- starting with Pusherman from the soundtrack to Superfly, monsters like You're So good To Me and Gimme Your Love, Minstrel and Queen with The Impressions (a fave for reggae covers) and ending on some soulful gospel with Jesus... plus more of his work to celebrate him.

SoulNRnB has something Prince on the way I hear.  Catch you soon!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape
Pusherman
You’re so good to me
Gimme your love
Move on up
So in love
Trippin out
Never stop loving me
Minstrel and queen
Jesus

Sunday, 17 April 2016

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 110

Hope y'all had a great week! Here to bring in the weekend is some Soul and Rare Groove goodies from the 70's and 80's... its Soul Niceness 110.

We kick off the mix with an 80's Soul Club Classic from Dayton, Sandy Barbar gives us her version of the the Bessie Banks Soul connoisseur favorite, we've some Voices of East Harlem, more 80's goodness from Switch and end on a more overlooked but great track from Marvin... plus a few more deep digs from the crates to appreciate!

Back next week, same place, same time. Mr S will be here presently!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Dayton- The sound of music
Sandy Barber- Don’t you worry baby
Voices of East Harlem- Wanted dead or alive
Lillian Alexander- A dream without you
Althea forest and Togetherness- hey mister
Switch - Keeping secrets
LV Johnson- Take a little time
Carmen Amez- Slowdown
Marvin Gaye- just like


Friday, 15 April 2016

#TheSoulMixtape on Nuwaveradio Tape 6


Released on the week that Maurice White passed away, this mix features a tribute to some of the great artists we have lost recently, such as Maurice, including Natalie Cole and Ben E King. Plus music from the likes of  Vanessa Marquez, DJ Jori, Blaze and Nicolay. Plus much more in this great hour show.

Be sure to check #TheSoulMixtape out at Nuwaveradio.net, were currently up to Tape 13!!

Grizz back soon with more great music.


Sunday, 10 April 2016

DJ Grizz- Wind Down Soul 7

Time to kick back and relax Mixtapers! Here's the perfect soundtrack for just that... Wind Down Soul Vol. 7!

Todays chill out selection of old Soul and Jazz starts with the queen of the high-note Minnie Ripperton, we've some Jazz-Funk mellowness from Pharoah then Ronnie, Helen Baylor offers a Rare Groove favorite, theres a Smokey Robinson classic (and a track gave us another name for this laid back genre) and we end on a sublime Terry Callier take on a very old US folk song.

Have a mellow week!

Grizz- the Soul Mixtape Blog

Minnie Ripperton- Completeness
Pharoh Sanders- Love will find a way
Ronnie Laws- Stay still and let me love you
Helen Baylor - Oasis
Mistrells- Natural high
Flora Purim- You love me only
Windy City - Let me ride
Smokey Robinson- Quiet storm
Terry Callier- Cotton eyed Joe

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

#TheSoulMixtape on Nuwaveradio Tape 5


As heard on Nuwaveradio.net Tape No 5 in our #TheSoulMixtape series of shows. Some great music from the 70's to the present day, from Soul to Broken Beat to Hip Hop to Jazz Funk to.... whatever is good and Soulful!

Featuring the likes of Gwen McCrae, Shaun Escofferey, Mos Def, I Level, Seawind, and Louie Vega to name a few!

Hope your enjoying these, Grizz back soon with more quality!


Sunday, 3 April 2016

DJ Grizz- Soul Jazz Versions 2016

Here we go on another cover 'Version Excursion' musical ride... Soul Jazz Versions 2016!

Strap in for the soulfunkjazz journey starting with a Funky cover of James Brown, Too Bad ft Benard Wright gives us the Foster Sylvers Rare Groove classic re-done, Roberta Flack vocalises the Grover Washington instrumental hit, Al Green does the Doors and finally Rhetta Hughes hands us her rendition of one of the most covered tracks of all time.... and theres more! 

SoulNRnB is just up the block and I'm back real soon!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

 Lou Pride - It’s a mans world
Mario Bondi- Just the way you are
Too Bad- Misdemeanour ft Benard Wright
Azymuth- Chameleon
Roberta Flack- Mr magic
Vivian Copeland- Oh no not my baby
Sergio Mendes & Brasil 77- Don’t you worry bout a thing
Al Green - Light my fire
Rhetta Hughes- Walk on By

Sunday, 27 March 2016

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 109

Morning mixtapers- happy Easter! I'm here for another slice of Soul and Rare Grooves from the 70's and 80's .... its Soul Niceness 109.

The Easter treats start with some Brit Soul from Labi Siffre, we've a Grace Jones stepper, an early 80's classic from Dynasty, Bo and Ruth give us their 70's hit as does Deniece 'Neicy' Williams, and we end on some blue eyed soul from long time Average White Band collaborator Ned Doheny... plus many more!

Enjoy your weekend

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Labi Siffri- The vulture
Kokomo- I can understand it
Grace Jones- Sorry
Dynasty- Groove control
War - Hey senorita
Pieces of peace- Cease fire
Bo Kirkland and Ruth Davies- You’re gonna get next to me
Deniece Williams- Cause u love me baby
Ned Doheny- A love of your own


Wednesday, 23 March 2016

#TheSoulMixtape on Nuwaveradio. Tape 4


As played on Nuwaveradio its Tape 4 in my series of mixes featuring music from the 70's till the present day, in all genre's of soulful music.

Some great music on here, ill be posting them regularly. I'm incorporating new music into these mixes so they will replace the Street Sounds Sessions, so if you want to get up to date with the new music, be sure to tune in to our mixes on the station.

Grizz back at the weekend, be back soon with some rare groove!


Sunday, 20 March 2016

DJ Grizz- Ashford and Simpson Mix

Welcome back and time for another tribute mix. This time its the prolific singer songwriter couple Ashford and Simpson whose career as writers for Motown and later Gold selling recording artists spanned the early 60's through to the late 80's. Responsible for writing hits such as Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Reach out and Touch, I'm Every Woman... heres a selection of my favorite tracks from the late Nick and Valerie.

We've hits like Mighty Mighty and Love or Physical, there's the wicked Top Of The Stairs, the instrumental of the Gladys Knight hit Bourgie Bourgie, a Grizz favorite in Its Seems to Hang On and we end on Have you Ever Tried It.

Back with some Soul Niceness in exactly one week!

Grizz

 Mighty mighty
Love or physical
Send it
Top of the stairs
Bourgie Bourgie
It seems to hang on
Nobody knows
Don’t cost you nothing
Have you ever tried it