Thursday, 28 November 2013

SoulNRnB's GEMS - The 70's Part 3

Been a while since a GEMS mix, so were back to the 70's with some great Soul, Funk, Disco and Rare Groove for you all.

Favorites include a Great Anita Ward track, some soul from a 70's group made up of sisters, The Boones, and Australia's Renee Geyer covering the great Aretha Franklin and holding her own.

Back next week with something new I think, Tracklist below on the Mixcloud Widget.

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Saturday, 23 November 2013

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness Vol. 60

Morning mixtapers & I'm back for more mix marvelousness. Its Soul Niceness 60- yes the series is eligible for a bus pass!

The 10 rare groove and soul gems start with the guys that had a massive hit with Float On ('and my name is Larry') The Floaters of course, the godfather- JB teams up with Minnie Ripperton no less for a rare slice of 2 step, Hi records is represented by Erma Coffee, a Don Downing favourite features as does a wicked Blackbyrds dancer, and we finish with some funk from the Transgressors.

More SoulNRnB midweek magic up soon and i'll catch you in a weeks time!

The Floaters- Made up my mind
Tommy Mcgee- Stay with me
James Brown- Youre my only love
Rose Banks- Youre much too beautiful for words
Erma Coffee- Any way the wind blows
Don Downing- Doctor Boogie
Cm Lord- Fly by night
Tastee- Brand New Funk
The Blackbyrds- Lady
The Transgressors- Money for born, money for die

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 118

Welcome to Vol.118 of our Street Sounds Mixes.

Some great music on this. The UK's own Divageek team up with one of my favorite vocalists, Lalah Hathaway for a massive tune. then there's one of my Jazz tracks of the year from Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle who have an excellent LP out on Bandcamp and iTunes you should check out.

Veterans Nile Rogers and Vesta Williams make an appearance, as does Daru Jones with a track from his new LP produced by Marc Mac. Top it off with some soulful Hip Hop from Tanya Morgan and MED and youve got an eclectic new mix.

Track list, as always, on the Mixcloud widget below. Looking forward to Grizz's Rare Groove selection at the weekend. In the meantime gonna carry on working on that End of year review that Grizz hinted at last post. We've got some big names picking their faves of the year again. Stay tuned!!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

DJ Grizz- Jazz Funk Vol 7

Back again with a slice of the Jazz Funk cake- its Jazz Funk volume 7.

We begin with a Norman Connors jazz dance monster, includes Jamaican Jazz man Monty Alexander, we have a jazz funk label 'Flying Dutchman Records' super group with the Mysterious Flying Orchestra, cover man - souljazz keyboard king Johnny Hammond, and lastly UK jazz funkers Atmosfear.

Back in a week with a rare groove niceness dish. I also hear SoulNRnB has been working on an end of year treat!


Norman Connors- Captain Connors
Hilton Ruiz- Eastern Vibrations
Francisco Aguabello- Desire
Monty Alexander- Knowing that we were meant for each other
Catch up- Onkel Joe
Roy Haynes- Water Children
The Mysterious Flying Orch.- Shadows
Lamont Johnson Sextet- Life is a sweet thing
Johnny Hammond- For people only
Atmosfear- Free tonight

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

SoulNRnB's White Label November 2013

Welcome to November's White Label mix.

You guys and girls know the score by now. I'm not telling you whats on this mix, save for it being Soulful.

Any Decade. Any Black music Genre. All good.

Press play below and start guessing Mixtaper's. Grizz returns at the weekend, see you guys next week.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

DJ Grizz- Soulful 80's Grooves Vol.20

Back to the decade when I still had lots of hair but very few bills to pay- the 1980's and its Soulful 80's Volume 20.

Ten 30something nuggets- at least 3 or 4 of which I seem to recall costing me a pretty penny on import vinyl back in the day! Starts with an 80's Soul club classic with Weeks & Co, includes a Bliss funker, some Britfunk with North London's' Light of the World, a Pfunk treasure from Roger Troutman, & finishes with the BBQ Band plus another 5 good grooves!

See you Sunday week with more memory jogging Soul n Rare Grooves... SoulNRnB is just around the corner!

Weeks & co- if youre looking for fun
Bliss- Fun
The Antilles- Ive got to have you
Titus Williams- Give me some love tonight
Norma Jean Wright- Love Attack
Light of the World- I can’t stop
Roger Troutman- Do it Roger
RumpleStiltsSkin- I think I wanna dance with you
Selection- Got to be real
BBQ Band- Imagination


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 117

Were only weeks away from Xmas, and the last few releases are gonna be with us over the coming weeks.

Big releases recently are the new Robert Glasper "Black Radio 2" LP which is excellent and we feature a track with Faith Evans on vocals. Another biggie is the new Amel Larrieux LP and we feature a great tune from that too.

There's a great Opolopo remix of a track from Omar's "The Man" LP, the UK's own Tony Momrelle hooking up with Reel People again for "Fly", plus more big names like Leela James and Anthony Hamilton, Georgia Ann Muldrow's project  under Pattie Blingh & the Akebulan plus so much more.

Take a listen below, tracklist on the Mixcloud widget.

I'm currently prepping our annual end of year Review for the blog and have been talking to a certain Carl Mcintosh of Loose Ends fame and wanted to give a heads up to our UK readers that Loose Ends will be hitting Manchester 9th, West Midlands 15th, an acoustic show in Tufnell Park on the 23rd and Hull 29th, all November. Fans of "A little Spice", "Hanging on a string" or "Gonna make you mine" take note!

Grizz back at the weekend, see you guys and gals next week!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

DJ Grizz- Soul Heartbreakers 2013

Never one to pass up a challenge... here's my take on the slow jams theme- Soul Heartbreakers. A tad too melancholy for my Mellow Grooves series perhaps but even we at the Mixtape can embrace our emotions sometimes!

Ten lingering tunes from back in the day that are choc of tear-jerking soul. We kick off with the Memphis sound & Jean Plum, then an early track from Mr 'Groove On' Willie 'Little Beaver' Hale, Billy Paul obviously got the bill for his divorce when he wrote his song on the mix, includes an Al Wilson gem and we finish with a Ruby Winters version of the Kris Kristofferson penned tune and one of break-up records of all time!

 See you next week after another Mr S selection.


Jean Plum- Loneliness
Little Beaver- I’m losing the feelin’
Equasions- its so hard to say so long
Jacqueline Wilson- Keep in touch
Anne Cole - don’t stop the wedding
Sonia Rosa- Here’s that rainy day
Billy Paul- I was married
Al Wilson- Goin through the motions
Susan Phillips- He’s gone
Ruby Winters- For the good times