Wednesday, 28 August 2013

SoulNRnB's GEMS - The 80's Part 3

Were on to the 3rd part of my trips through the decades from the 70's to the 00's.

Some real favorites of mine from the decade that started so great musically for soul fans, but soon ushered in the onset of "Acid House" and New Jack Swing (Which in my opinion hasn't stood the test of time).

Nothing more to say really, except give you the tracklist!

1.Beau Williams - All because of you
2.Glenn Jones - You're the only one I love
3.Heaven & Earth - I really love you
4.Thelma Houston - It must be Love
5.Robert Brookins - Our Lives
6.Prime Time - I owe it to myself
7.Gladys Knight & the Pips - Save the Overtime
8.Jones Girls - Keep it coming

Hope you enjoy, Grizz back at the weekend so hold tight!

SoulNRnB's GEMS - The 80's Part 3

Sunday, 25 August 2013

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 56

Morning Mixtapers and we've another group of freshly dug up rare grooves from the shelves- its Soul Niceness Vol. 56.

The ten starts with a track from an LP picked up on a trip, many years ago, to the US by Coldfire- (in amongst all the family touristy stuff I had to spend a day hitting the big record shops/warehouses!). Some Mass Production boogie and Love Unlimited Orch sampled goodness follow, early Dazz Band incarnation- Kinsman Dazz feature, a wicked little seductive number from Lowrell Simon I acquired back in the day from one of those small Independent Soul/Dance Record Shops in Walthamstow, and we end with recently passed Soul/Folk/Jazz talent Richie Havens.

Enjoy the Bank Holiday if you are in the UK  & if you are off to carnival check out the Norman J Good Times Roadshow for a taste of the old n new Soul/RnB.
See you next Sunday, Mr S up soon.

Coldfire- Daydreamin’
Mass Production- Magic
Love Unlimited Orchestra- You I adore
Kinsman Dazz- Get down with the feelin’
24 Carat Black- The best of good love gone
Lowrell Simon- Love Massage
Ronnie McNeir- Spirit of Love
New Birth- Dream Merchant
Zoom - Love Seasons
Richie Havens- I can’t take it anymore

Thursday, 22 August 2013

SoulNRnB's Smoooooooth WHITE LABEL

Been a while since I Tipp-Ex'd out a record label so you all couldn't see what was playing, so were back at it again!

This edition slips back and forth through the years better than Marty McFly's Del'orean.

We've got Jazz funk from the 70's; A UK soulstress with a rare tune; An 80's monster from half of a great Production/Writing duo; Some early 90's heat from the children of vocal royalty; Pete Rock producing a 00's great whose still recording today.

Plus, much more. Slip the mix on and either recognize or be surprised. Soulfulness guaranteed!

SoulNRnB's Smooooooth WHITE LABEL MIX

Sunday, 18 August 2013

DJ Grizz- George Duke Mix

Morning Mixtapers! Now I was planning to feature George Duke in a future artist mix but due to his recent sad passing I thought it right to post a selection of the great mans work. Equally adept at producing wicked fast jazz tracks and sublime jazz-funk anthems he was one of the greats in his field and part of that late 70's and early 80's golden era for the music.

Here's 10 of my favourites from the big fella! Includes jazz-funk nuggets like I Want You For Myself and I Just Want to Love You- with long time collaborator Stanley Clarke, the jazz funk summer anthem of all anthems- Brazilian Love Affair, a more recent favourite with I Wanna Know from 2005 and topped off with the cherry that is Morning Sun plus 5 more great, great tunes.

Catch you in a week!


I want you for myself
I just want to love you
Look what you find
Brazilian love affair
Every little step I take
I wanna know
Funkin for the thrill
Morning sun


Wednesday, 14 August 2013

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 112

The second half of 2013 looks like there is much good music yet to come. Not only a new Foreign Exchange LP, but cover star Robert Glasper releases Black Radio 2, follow up to our LP of 2012 and Grammy winning Black Radio. We feature a tune from that LP that has the delicious vocals of Jill Scott. So if you aint already clicked the download button, here's some other favorites of mine on this mix.

Some great soulful house from Angela Johnson in "Be there"; Another Grammy winner, Gregory Porter, releases "Liquid Spirit", Jazz at its finest; Malice & Mario Sweet have an excellent LP out called Enjoy: Like: Love and all 3 are relevant to featured tune "Jaine Phonda".

All in all, much good new music on this mix, here's the tracklist:

1.Malice & Mario Sweet - Jaine Phonda
2.Chris Clarke Feat. Thundercat - Dont wanna miss out
3.Gregory Porter - Liquid Spirit
4.Selam - One Last time
5.Robert Glasper Feat. Jill Scott - Calls
6.Jose James - Come to my door (REMIX)
7.Trian Kayhatu - Kumiko (Spend the Night)
8.Quadron - Favorite Star (Disco Remix)
9.Angela Johnson Feat. Russell Taylor - Be there
10.Erik Rico - So divine
11.Dezaray Dawn - Dont you dare
12.Ayatollah feat Anthony Hamilton - I just love music
13.Sarsha Simone - Save me your love

Don't forget to support good music, especially the new artists!

Grizz back at the weekend, Ill see you midweek for more good music.

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 112

Sunday, 11 August 2013

DJ Grizz - Slave Mix

Time for an artist mix from a band that features a lot on this blog -the sublime Ohio funksters Slave. Slaves tracks formed a large part of my soundtrack growing up in the late 70's and early 80's with one of their mixtapes never far from my 'ghetto blaster' (try taking one of them on the Central Line!) or car tape player. I even saw them live as an 18 year old at Hammersmith in 1984 (if my memory serve me right) and they had bass lines to kill!!!

10 tunes including Slide, Party Lights, Are you Ready For Love, Wait For Me, and a funk 'ballad' in Starting Over. Seeing as I left out monsters like Snapshot, Dreamin' and Just a Touch theres even plenty of room for a part 2!

Back in a week with more Soul Niceness- Mr S up soon!


You & me
Love me
Party Lights
Feel my love
Steppin’ out
The way you love is heaven
Are you ready for love
Wait for me
Starting Over

Thursday, 8 August 2013

SoulNRnB's GEMS - The 00's Part 2

Back to my Gems series with the featured decade of the Noughties.

A great Darrius Willrich tune from an LP that slid under the radar of many; Cee Lo doing Al Green under Pharrell's direction;  An absolute stormer from Sara Devine whose probably better known to Soulful House heads for her work with Sterling Ensemble; And Will I Am. Yes. Will I Am. Featuring the lovely voice of Julie Dexter and a real head nodder.

Full tracklist below, See you in a weeks time after Grizz blesses you with another of his blasts from the past!

1.Darrius Willrich - Watchagonado
2.Colm K The Freestyle Mellowship - Basics
3.Ledisi - Joy
4.Will I Am Feat. Julie Dexter - Lay me down
5.Star 69 - Days of young
6.Vaceo - Room for all
7.Cee Lo - Lets stay together
8.Sara Devine - Take me home
9.Laurnea - Aint Nothing Wrong

SoulNRnB's GEMS - The 00's Part 2

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

RIP George Duke

As reported yesterday, musician, arranger, producer and all round nice guy George Duke passed away.

An artist who varied his musical styles from jazz to funk, from latin to pop, to r&b and rock, he was a man of immense talent, much loved by his peers.

 For me though, I will always love his "Brazilian Love Affair" LP.

 From the first time I heard that, it was all Duke, all day, any day. RIP

Sunday, 4 August 2013

DJ Grizz - Lovers Rock Mix Vol. 23

The good weathers holding in the UK so time to add to that summer soundtrack with Lovers Rock 23.

Ten soulful reggae tunes including: Bunny Malone, the UKs Sandra Cross, a reggae Aretha cover that features Jocelyn Brown no less, hitmaker- Errol Dunkley, and finishes with a reggae/disco crossover track from Inner Circle Plus 5 more hot lovers rock tracks from way back when!

Catch you in a weeks time mixtapers!
Bunny Malone- Baby I’ve been missing you
Sandra Cross- Waiting for the chance
The Naturalites - Lately
Robotniks ft Jocelyn Brown- Daydreamin’
Brown Sugar- Our Reggae music
The Techniques- Its you I love
Sister Love- She’s leaving you
Louisa Marks- Dance and feel free
Errol Dunkley- Happiness forgets
Inner Circle- Stop breaking my heart