Friday, 29 January 2010

Another SoulNRnB Soul Show....LIVE!

The last live mix was such a success, I had to run through another with some more great performances.

This "imaginary concert from Soul Heaven" includes Dwele and Roy Hargrove, the late great Marvin Gaye, Raphael Saadiq's great Live version of Just Ray, Anita Baker with "Same Ole Love", John Legend and the great Gil Scott Heron and Brian Jackson with "Its your World" (Gil has a new LP coming out BTW).

One Concert I surely would have paid big bucks to see!

Another SoulNRnB Soul Show LIVE!

Grizz back with you after the weekend.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

DJ Grizz- 'Hi' Records Mix

A slight detour from my intended post but since the passing of the great writer and producer Willie Mitchell a week or 2 back I've been having a bit of a Hi Records retrospective at home. Willie's Hi Record label (and house band- the Hi Rhythm Section) was responsible for that distinctive early 70's sound heard on tunes by artists such as Al Green, Ann Peebles and Syl Johnson.
Here's a mix of some of my favorite quality tunes from that label during their golden 1970's period. Southern Soul at its best!


Tracklist in comments

Friday, 22 January 2010

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions EIGHT

This Blog is like a Soul music time machine! In the last few weeks weve gone back to the 70's and 80's, moved on to the 60's, and now were going bang up to date and even off into the future!! (Without the DeLorean)

Up to date tunes with the Pop/Rnb turned down a bit and the soul a notch up. Big names like Usher and Mary J Blige sit alongside newbies like Sam Hook and Jenson Vaughn. Some old school vocals from Charlie Wilson and an absolute corker from Jaheim giving some of that soulful vibe.

Stick it on your Ipod and get bang up to date.

Grizz back with you soon, and if all goes well that new contributer that I first spoke about nearly 7 months ago should be with us providing some heat. Hes been way laid by some personal issues I.E Lazyitis, but should be with us shortly!

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

DJ Grizz- 60's Soul Mix Vol.2

I'm a man of my word and as promised another installment of my favorite 60's soul tunes. Bobby Bland, Booker T, early Ohio Players and the original of the often covered Breakfast in Bed are all in there. Next- SoulNRnB's weekend post (after pulling that Jacksons gem out the bag) then I'm back with some reggae goodness.


Tracklist in comments

Monday, 18 January 2010

Forgotten MJ Tribute.

Looking for a snippet of Teddy P, I remembered that I forgot to put a liitle MJ tribute up after his passing.

Im kind of glad I didnt do it then, cause there was a great wave of stuff out there.

So heres our little tribute to the man, written by Stevie Wonder.

Friday, 15 January 2010

SoulNRnB's Rare Groove Special Vol.11

Its Been a moment Since I posted one of these, very much DJ Grizz Territory, but as hes going on a 60's/Reggae diversion in the next few weeks I thought Id post a couple more editions of my Rare Groove series.
Included here is that great Fatback joint "Shining Star" where they go all Maze, Gwen McCrae's great 2 stepper "Hey World", Masterful Jazz and Jazz Funk from Roy Ayres, Harvey Mason, Donald Byrd, Idris Muhammed and Lionel Hampton, Topped off with lashings of soul from Sheree Brown, Tom Brock and Syl Johnson.
If you like what you hear, make sure you check out these artists back catalouges as there all quality.

And whilst on the subject of SOUL, You may have heared Mr Teddy Penergrass passed away this week. Check out the embed below for our little tributr to the great man.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

DJ Grizz- Soulful 80's Vol. 5

Mid January already and Xmas seems a long way away. What a grind it is to drag yourself into work this time of year (not sure work gets any better in Summer mind you, just feels better).

Time to escape back and re-acquaint ourselves with some soul goodies from the 1980's with stuff from Harold Melvin, Linx, Charles Earland and others. After Mr SoulNRnB's weekend tunes, I've more 60's and reggae mixes coming up in the next few weeks.


Tracklist in comments

Friday, 8 January 2010

SoulNRnB's Great Producers 4: Jam & Lewis

So Kashif had BT Express, Mr Saadiq had Tony Toni Tone, Marc Mac has 4Hero, and Messers Jam and Lewis started off as part of Prince Rogers Nelson's Minneapolis side project, The Time.

After a couple of great purple funk LP's, Jam & Lewis decided to branch out to writing and production for the girl band Klymaxx on Solar. Soon after they wrote and produced the 80's anthem "Just be good to me" for the SOS Band and the rest is history.

Through the 80's they wrote and produced some of the greatest RnB tunes for the likes of Alexander O Neal, Janet Jackson, Patti Austin, Thelma Houston. Through the 90's there was Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant, the Sound of Blackness. Through the Noughties there was Usher, Chaka Khan, Earth Wind and Fire.

I can't scrape the surface of their extensive writing and production credits with a mix, so save to say these are just a FEW of my favourite tunes from them.

To me, they were groundbreaking. They invented a "sound" of their own. They influence the pop/RnB charts to this day with their use of the legendary 808 drum machine, their writing always included great hooks and melody, and they have lasted the test of time.

So, for these reasons, I add FLYTE TYME productions to my great producers list!!

Tracklist in comments.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness Vol. 10

Its 2010 so that must mean Soul Niceness 10!

More soul 'n' rareness from back in the day featuring a couple of early 2 step goodies from Kool and the Gang and James Brown, General Johnson rolling his R's on a Chairman of the Board classic, a fusion belter from Ronnie Foster, a rare funky anthem from Sandi and the Matues and much more!

The holidays are over, its a long way til summer in the UK and the bills have gotta be paid!! But don't worry 'cos loads more good music coming up from me & SoulNrnB in the coming year!


Tracklist in comments

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Final Holiday Post: Best Tunes of 2009

Before Grizz puts something up for you all to listen to, I thought Id put up a list of my favorite tunes of the year. If I were making a compilation, these would be the tunes on it.
Seek them out, as I think they are special, and deserve a mention for any readers to investigate.
Fallen - Ayah
Yeah Yeah Yeah - Excellent Gentlemen
Like Me - Taj Jackson
Invited Me - The Tones
Badboy - Donell Jones
Crate Love (By Your Side) - Slakah The Beatchild
Enough - Chantal Ambroise
Hey U - Chico Debarge
Million Dollar Bill - Whitney Houston
Epiphany (I'm Leaving) - Chrisette Michele
Call It Good (Sorry) - Choklate
If you dont - Kim Sanders
The One (Feat. Sol Edler) - Guiltypleasures
Free Me - Ne-Yo
Almost There - Alicia Keys
I Love It Then - Camp Lo
Ain't Nobody Better - Marwan
Kendi - William Kurk
Howard Girls - Eric Roberson
Brand New - Mary J. Blige
Talk About - Tawiah
Wake Up In Another Life - Nicolay
Just Begun - Reflection Eternal
24 Hours - Shayna Steele
Kill Dem (Feat. Pharrell & Tosh) - Busta Rhymes
Just Cant wait - Darien
Certified - Usher ft. Pharrell
Mrs. International - Method Man And Redman
4evermore f. Algebra Blessett & Phonte - Anthony David
Can't Hardly Wait - N'dambi
Back Like That (Remix) - Ghostface Killah
What Do I Have To Do - Gordon Chambers
Walking - Chenoa
whenURlovinME - Brian McKnight
Better2gether (Darryl Reeves Mix) - Jiva
I-R-I-N-A - Ryan Leslie
Just to Be Loved - Marcell & the Truth
Orange Glow - Amel Larrieux
Ode to King - Chocolate Butterfly
When I Found U ft. Parasto - Hygher Baby
Vibrate On - Erykah Badu
Le Jardin (Feat. Onaje Jeffeerson) - Michael Olatuja
Just Not True Ft Brick Beats - Tanya Morgan
Nobody Knows Me - Aya
The Winner - Drake
You Chose Me - Voyce Alexander
Cloud 9 - Marsha Ambrosius
It's Over - Divine Brown
Stay - Daria Jones
Chaser - Electric Wire Hustle
Peace of Mind - King Ellis
God Speed - Raheem DeVaughn
Maybach Music 2 - Rick Ross
Special (featuring Brandy & Pharrell) - Snoop Dogg
Miscommunicate - Soul Harmonics
My Dreams Came True - Root Soul And Leon King
Universal Love - Sonar Kollektiv Orchestera/4hero
Sun Will Rise - Shuya Okino Feat. Diviniti