Saturday, 23 May 2015

DJ Grizz- Soulful 80's Grooves Vol.25

Carrying on the blogs 80's goodness festival this week .... here's Soulful 80s Grooves Vol. 25.

Eight tracks with that unmistakeable 80's feel to them including a big Cameo hit, a dancer from Ingram, some BBandQ, a Slave tune from the 1st post Arrington 1983 LP Bad Enuff , and ending on a gem from Ronnie McNeir who is still touring with the Four Tops.

I'm back in Rare Groove City next week (3rd exit on the A406, just before Ikea!) after SoulNRnB's midweek excursion.


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

#REQUESTLINE - 1981 - 1983 Edition

The guys and girls on Facebook Group Music = Heart and Soul kindly selected a set of tunes for our latest #Requestline mix, the only caveat being that the tunes must be from the years 1981 - 1983. And they didn't let us down!

Some great 80's goodnes, from the likes of Leon Ware, Sheree Brown, GQ, Bernard Wright, and my favorite of them all, June Evans.

Check the song list and shout outs to the selectors in the Mixcloud Tracklist below and enjoy our latest selection of musical picks from the people them!!!!

Grizz returns at the weekend, lets hope his last excellent Summer Mix does not jinx the current good weather, at least here in the UK!

Sunday, 17 May 2015

DJ Grizz- Summer Soul

Days are getting longer, thermometers slowly rising, kids are playing out... Summers arrived!!! Here's a serving of Soul n Jazz Funk with a sunshine feel to accompany those BBQs and long Summer evenings.... I'll have a flake in my cone with strawberry sauce please!

Earth Wind and Fire start us up, Webster Lewis has some getaway jazz-funk, Willie Hutch gives us a Summer nugget, we've 70's harmonies from the Reflections and end on a chilled out trip from Build an Ark perfect for lounging in the garden or park... plus more tunes to catch some rays to!

Mr S is just around the corner.... and I'll be back real soon.


Wednesday, 13 May 2015

SoulNRnB's The Woman Mix

Another one of my 70's Inspired K-Tel alike mixes, this one based around the celebration of Women!

Great tunes moving through the decades from the likes of Maze, Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, The Jones Girls, Marvin Gaye and many more.

This one really does go out to the ladies!!

Hold fast till Grizz returns at the weekend, ill be back with you next week.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 92

Some more of the best of 70's and 80's Rare Groove and hard to find Soul. It's Soul Niceness 92!

We start with a real Soul nugget from 1970 and the Brothers Unlimited, Chaka channels Love Unlimited, there's a hard to find funky soul track from Carla Whitney, Eloise Laws from the talented Laws family brings us some magical Soul-jazz, Quincy Jones employs some vocal heavyweights in Leon Ware and Minnie Ripperton, and we end with some uplifting music from Fontella Bass.

Back with a Summer Soul special next week after Mr S does his midweek stuff.


Wednesday, 6 May 2015

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 141

Welcome to the blog on this our Birthday week. As Grizz said in Sundays Post, its been 6 years. Thanks for visiting and checking out our selections both old and new.

Grizz went for a bit of both on Sunday, with newer cover versions of older tracks, but im firmly in the present with a soulful edition of our Street Sounds Sessions mixes.

This one features my fave tune from the current Hiatus Kaiyote LP, a track called "Footsteps"; Jill scott returns with another new tune in the shape of "Fools Gold"; Weve got the JAP ONLY bonus track from Brandon Williams excellent "XII" LP; Soulpersona & Princess Freesia give us a taste of things to come when they step back into 70's Soul territory with "When the Bough Breaks"; Plus the brand new track fromcover girl "Lianne La Havas and "Unstoppable".

Much more besides, be sure to press play below and stay tuned for Grizz's weekend mix.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

DJ Grizz- Soul Jazz Versions 2015 pt 2

Welcome back in our Birthday week... 6 years old last Friday! Have a slice of Soul and Jazz cake to celebrate with a plate of cool cover versions.

We begin with an early version of Barbara Lewis' 1963 hit, blue eyed Soul boy Boz covers Aaron Neville, there's a 2014 version of the Quincy Jones Soul monster from drum legend Harvey Mason, a great little Latin take on the Mizzell Brothers penned gem, a stripped out Jap-Jazz Roy Ayers anthem, and ends on a jazz-funky Al Jarreau interpretation of George Duke.

Mr S up in few days and Grizz'll be back in a week!


Wednesday, 29 April 2015

SoulNRnB's White Label Mix April 15


Strap yourself in and press play!!!

Sunday, 26 April 2015

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness Vol 91

Welcome back for another slice of that Rare Groove and Soul pie.... its Soul Niceness Volume 91!

We start with an 1980 Average White Band LP tune that went on to be a big hit for the 2nd artist on the mix, that would be Chaka Khan here with a great track from her 1st solo album which spawned 'I'm Every Woman' (which also guest featured many members of AWB!), there a Rare Groove classic from ex-Supreme Jean Terrell, we've a massive tune from bass playing god Stanley Clarke, a rare soul collectors dream from Eddie Fisher and end with a Soul-Jazz master-class from Lonnie Liston Smith... plus more!

Mr S will be pulling a white label mix from his top-hat later in the week and I'll be here- same place same time next week!



Wednesday, 22 April 2015

SoulNRnB's Rare Groove Volume 8

Volume 8 of my Rare Groove mixes are always a pleasure to compile. Forces me to dig around and select tracks that I may not have heard in a while.

This latest volume features some well known Rare Groove tunes from the likes of Gene Harris and Peabo Bryson, as well as some nuggets from Esther Williams and Cloud One.

So press play below and let the great sounds wash over you!  White Label mix next week, till then its Grizz at the weekend! (Be sure to check out his Reggae got Soul mix below with Reggae versions of some well known Rare Groove classics!)