Sunday, 30 June 2013

DJ Grizz- Soulful 80's 19

Back as promised with a serving of top tunes from the 80's with Soulful 80's Volume 19.

10 tracks as usual including the Isley Brothers who've had hits since the 60's, soul crooners Blue Magic, 80's Funk from Search, Jazz funk from Surface Noise, a familiar sample from Chic, and finishes with James Mtume's band.

SoulNRnB's back in the week- catch you soon


Zinc- ill take my chances
Twilight- You’re in love
The Isley Bros- I’ll do it all for you
Blue Magic- see Through
Search - Like the way you funk with me
Surface Noise- Zero one
Chic- soup for one
Rainbow Brown- til you surrender
Paradise- Love is the answer
Mtume- Ready for your love


Thursday, 27 June 2013

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 109

A great Street Sounds mix this week, featuring some big names from the 90's and 00's making comebacks including cover star Amel Larrieux who has an excellent new track out called "Afraid"; Donell Jones returns with some downtempo RnB in the shape of "Beautiful"; Ex Destiny's Child Michelle Williams return with a Gospel tune. Bit different from Kelly Rowland's naughty lyrics, and speaking of her, she's on here with the bonus track of her Lackluster LP which is better than anything on it and features man of the moment, Pharrell.

The independents are represented by ex Family Stand-er Sandra St. Victor who returns with a Mark De Clive Lowe production in "I prefer"; Two great tunes from Soul Papers and Soul of the Earth, the latter featuring man of the moment, Omar.

And that's not even it......Soia.....India Arie......What you waiting for? Download!!

Cover star of Street Sounds 108, Eric Lau, has finally released his new LP, and its great stuff as you would know from our mixes, so support!

Grizz here with an 80's selection at the weekend, I will be back next week. But before I go, here's a picture of Amel Larrieux I never thought i'd see. Her prom picture! Guess who her date is.......


SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 109

Sunday, 23 June 2013

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 53

Two rare groove mixes in 1 week Soul Lovers!! First up Mr S brought his fave old soul tunes out on Thursday and I'm here today with volume 53 in my rare groove series- Soul Niceness.

 Some old school big hitters feature starting with an 80's dancer from Heaven & Earth, Slave incarnation -Aurra keep up the funk quota, something from 2step king Leroy Hutson, Ramsey Lewis chills out, The Dells feature and capped off with another Leon Ware classy mid tempo cut.

I have some 80's grooves on next weekends menu... have a good week mixtapers!

Heaven & Earth- kick it out
Aurra- keep doin
Bobbi walker- Something about you
Leroy Hutson- So much love
Ramsey Lewis- Something about you
Faze-O -You and I belong together
Steven & Sterling- Just one step
Friends of Distinction- I really hope you do
The Dells- When youre alone
Leon Ware- Words of love

Thursday, 20 June 2013

SoulNRnB's Crate Digging

First in a series of nuggets from the 70's and 80's, all found whilst digging in crates back in the day in second hand shops, buying really expensive "only" copies, or dodgy white labels.

Ive blown the dust off some great tunes that should have soul/funk/jazz aficionado's geeking out.I'm warming you up with part one, cause part two has even rarer tunes. So give it a listen, go back to another time musically, and lets see what our own connoisseur Grizz thinks of this!

Hes back at the weekend, tracklist in comments.

 SoulNRnB's Crate Digging

Sunday, 16 June 2013

DJ Grizz- Lovers Rock Versions

Its been a while since I've been over to the reggae side (the side of the Force Obi Wan kept quiet about) so here's Lovers Rock Versions!
Ten classics covered in a old time reggae style. We kick off with a cool cover of the EWF classic, then Jimmy Lindsay does the Commodores, Cassandra does Mille Jackson, reggae royalty Alton Ellis cooly cracks The Cornelius Brothers, Junior English reggaes up Curtis, Christine Lewin has her lovers version of Mtume, and finally The Heptones with an oft covered oldies nugget.
I'm back in Rare Groove territory next Sunday after Mr S pops up midweek.
Seventh Extension- Reasons
Jimmy Lindsay- Easy
Cassandra- If you’re not back in love by Monday
Jimmy Riley- Womans gotta have it
Alton Ellis- Too late to turn back now
Hue b - Go away dream
Winston Reedy- My eyes adored you
Junior English- Youre so good to me
Christine Lewin- Juicy Fruit
The Heptones- Our day will come

Thursday, 13 June 2013

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 108

Been a good few weeks since we had some new music, so heres the latest edition of our Street Sounds mix for you!

Top tunes from cover star Eric Lau, Remix extrodinaire IAMNOBODI, and a great Jazzy Jeff/James Poyser remix of Moonchild's "Be Free". Then there's new artists like Timotha Lanae, 74 Miles away and Such to bring you some soul, Nu Jazz and Neo Soul respectively.

As always open your mind and take a listen, then check out these artists Bandcamp and Soundcloud pages. Well worth it. If you guys and gals havent picked up the new Omar and Quadron releases this week then what are you waiting for? Real quality.

Back next week with a look back, Grizz with you at the weekend.

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 108

Sunday, 9 June 2013

DJ Grizz- Mellow Grooves 18

For those of you that like their Soul n Jazz straight from the fridge- its Mellow Grooves Volume 18. Ten 70's and 80's cuts that are as chilled as a tub of Ben & Jerrys.
Kicks off with Johnnie Taylor (whose singing career spanned 4 decades!), then the unique vocals of Esther Phillips with a submissive take on things, something jazzier from Richard Evans and then the Heath Brothers, some laid back Spanky Wilson and lastly a solo version of Valentine Love from Michael Henderson.
See ya's in a week!
Johnnie Taylor- Were getting careless with our love
Esther Phillips- That’s alright with me
Lezli Valentine- I’ve gotta keep on loving you
Richard Evans- Ellies love theme
Heath Brothers- Feelin’ Dealin’
The LA Boppers- Christy
Softtouch- Please be true
Tomorrows Promise- You’re sweet you’re fine you’re everything
Spanky Wilson- The last days of summer
Michael Henderson- Valentine love

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

SoulNRnB's Gems: The 70's Part 2

Time for another edition of my Gems series.

The last edition of our 70's Gems mix was really popular and so should this one be if the quality of the tunes are anything to go by.

Great tunes from B.Baker & Chocolate Co, Lillian Hale, Vivian Reed and Basic Black & Pearl share the tracklist and if youve not heard most of these tunes, your in for a treat.

Grizz returns at the weekend just in time for me to recover from these post holiday blues. Hopefully back next week with something new for you all!

SoulNRnB's GEMS - The 70's PART TWO

Sunday, 2 June 2013

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness Vol 52

I'm back from a few days away on the coast with the kids and raring to go (actually I'm knackered and going back to bed after posting this!). Ten more rare grooves and soul that time forget -its Niceness 52.

The mix includes- 70's heavyweights Creative Source, Go Go king Chuck Brown makes another appearance, there's some 2 step heaven from Hyla Parker, blue eyed soul from Peter Brown and lastly a 2-steppers classic from Ruth Copeland (with some help from Daryl Hall on vocals).. plus 5 more rare soul tunes to enjoy!

Mr S fly's back to bring you some more magic next week and I'll have a helping of 'Wind Down' mellowness for y'all Sunday week.

Pages- Heartaches & pains
Creative Source- Turn on the music
Duke & the Extremes- If lovin you wasn’t so easy
Chuck Brown & the Soul Seachers- Game no. 7
Jimmy Hamilton Whatt- Walking in a crowd
Hyla Parker- Joe
Perry & Sanlin- Im so glad there’s you
Peter Brown - For your love
Eddie Robinson- Gods love song
Ruth Copeland- Heaven