Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Pinch, punch, first of the month. Welcome to the 111, yes that right, 111 edition of our upfront mix.
Packed with real goodness, my picks of the bunch are Don-E's excellent tune "spiritual" featuring the Don's of UK soul: Omar, Carl Macintosh of Loose Ends fame, Junior, Paul Johnson and more; A great remix of cover star Mayer Hawthorne's "Her Favorite Song"; and some great Nu Jazz from Daniel Crawford - "Strictly for my Negus"
But that's just my picks. Truth be told, its an hours worth of great music as a whole as you can tell from the tracklist:
1.Sean J Rankine - Lost in you
2.Dangerfeelnewbies Feat Julie Dexter - Gotta live my life
3.Justin Timberlake - Take back the night
4.Heather Victoria - Summer Day
5.Gadget - 2nd Commandment
6.Sandra St Victor - Presence
7.Raheem Devaughn - Ridiculous
8.Lili K - Interlude
9.Daniel Crawford - Strictly for my Negus
10.Mayer Hawthorne - Her Favorite Song (Oliver Remix)
11.Orgone - Dont stop
12.Kon - All night everybody
13.Don-e - Spritual
14.Jermaine Hardsoul feat Eric Roberson - We cant finish
Grizz back with you at the weekend, I will see you with something older next week!
SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 111
Sunday, 28 July 2013
If the thunderstorms across the UK have kept you awake half the night then grab a mug of coffee or tea and have a listen to Soul Niceness 55, crammed full of rare groove goodies to perk you up!
Some soul/rare groove big hitters on the mix including Harvey Mason from the early 80's monster of an LP- MVP, Evelyn King with a cool album track, some George Mcrae, a funky little instrumental from Candi Staton, Jazz Funk masters Pleasure feature and ends with a wicked little dancer from Players Association.
Back on the Lovers Rock trail next week after Mr S shakes his midweek groove thang.
Evelyn King- I think my heart is telling
Eddie Finlay- Treat me right or leave me alone
George McCrae- Never Never Girl
Buddy Causey- Theres a way
Candi Staton- Cotton Candy
Nancy Wilson- Take my love
Ricky west -Sincerely
Pleasure- Music is my life
Players Association- The things you get me to do
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
There's a Facebook group called RGL or Rare Groove Lovers, whose members post a tune a day that does what it says on the tin. Of course, we get reminders of the many classics of the genre on a daily basis and they're great, but I wanted to highlight some of the more obscure picks from some of the Ninja Selectors on there!
So, here are some of the tunes they've picked out and ive mixed as a tribute to their good taste.
1.Brothers by Choice - Baby, you really got me going
2.Freedom Express - Fancy Free
3.Jelly - Everybody Needs Love
4.Straight Jacket - The greatest part of loving
5.Chew - See the Light
6.Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye - Love Twins
7.Heat - Wherever it is
8.Rose Banks - You're Much Too Beautiful For Words
9.Lee Edwards - Equal Love Oportunity
If you dont know these tunes, download and get schooled!
Ill be back with a brand new edition of Street Sounds next week, but before that you've got Grizz, you lucky people!
SoulNRnB Presents - Rare Groove RGL Edition
Sunday, 21 July 2013
Ten typically soulful and jazzy cover tracks including: Esther Phillips version of MJ, Hank Crawford adds some disco to Love Unlimited, Bofill and Scaggs take on a Motown classic, another version of a Bobby Womack fave this time a live Neville Brothers, Al Jarreau & Cold Blood give us a Bill Withers excursion and finally a recent jazzy version of the Rotary Connection gem.
Back with some Rare Groove in a week... after Mr S.
Hank Crawford- ill move you no mountain
OC Smith- My Cherie Amour
Angela Bofill Boz Scaggs- Aint nothing like the real thing
Neville Brothers- Woman gotta have it
Charles Kynard- The worlds a ghetto
Louis Bellson Explosion- Chameleon
Cold Blood ft Lydia Pense- Kissing my love
Al Jarreau- Kissing my love
The Decoders- I am the black gold of the sun
Thursday, 18 July 2013
Its Jazz Funk week here at the mixtape!!
Truth be told, there's a Heatwave going on in the UK at the moment, and there's no better soundtrack to the summer than some Jazz Funk.
With tunes from the likes of Roy Ayers, Joe Sample, Eddie Russ, Tania Maria and cover star Patrice Rushen, there really aint no excuse to get out in the sunshine (wherever you are!) and blare out some summer music!
Enjoy the summer people! (Especially you lo in the UK. Its going to be over in a week. Probably)
SoulNRnB's JAZZ FUNK
Sunday, 14 July 2013
Ten more top tracks starting with a classy George Duke, then cover-boy Gary Bartz, includes drumming legend Buddy Rich, some jap jazz from Tatsuro Yamashita, a rare nugget from Marcia Arnold and finishes with something on an acid jazz tip for the fast of feet plus more!
Catch you next weekend
Gary Bartz- Macaroni
Juggy Murray Jones- Chameleon
Buddy Rich- Playhouse
Tatsuro Yamashita- Sold slider
Gary Wilson- Dreams
Louis Hayes- Sunflower
Roy Haynes- Wonderin’
Marcia Arnold- Memory
United Future Organisation- Flying Saucer
Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Lots of brand new music for you this week.
Joe has a new LP out and its his best in years. We have "Something for you" from that LP. Mayer Hawthorne also has a new LP out and the Pharrel produced "Wine Glass Woman" is featured. Other big names also feature like Charlie Wilson, who has an excellent SoulPersona remix of the LP cut "I still have you" coming out; The ever creative Peven Everett features as does a new Melanie Fiona tune.
Then there's the "And More's" like Ab Featuring Phonte who take on Debarge's "All this Love"; Tony Williams, a great Soul Singer, from Kanye West's stable has a new tune. Don't worry, its more LATE REGISTRATION than YEEZUS. And Bobby V goes Stepping with "Back to Love".
There are more tunes, 13 in all and around 50 mins of music for you to catch up on.
Grizz will be back at the weekend with some Jazz Funk (I have a Jazz Funk mix coming up soon too!) and ill see you in a weeks time. By the way, all previous Street Sounds Mixes up to 80 have been deleted for space issues, so remember; if there's an older mix you want, get them before they go!
SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 110
Sunday, 7 July 2013
Todays ten starts with Bill Summers and Summers Heat (well it is July!), includes some quality from JR Bailey, Earth Wind and Fire's gem from the I Am LP, we have some Jimmie Bo Horne, something cool from the late Terry Callier and finishes with a rare mellow nugget from the Majestic Arrows.... plus more rare goodies!!!
Mr S back soon then I've some Jazz-Funk for you next weekend.
Freddie Hubbard ft Jeanie Tracy- You’re gonna lose me
JR Bailey- Love wont wear off
Apple & the 3 Oranges- I’ll give you a ring
EWF- You and I
Carl Davis & the Chi sound Orch.- Show me the way to love
Regional Garland- It’s a bad feelin’
Jimmie Bo Horne- Music to make love by
Terry Callier- Gotta get closer to you
The Majestic Arrows- The Magic of the love
Thursday, 4 July 2013
Here comes the monthly white label from yours truly.
This one has a bit of everything; Some 90's RnB, Jazz funk, steppers, Upfront soul and Hip Hop, and a little unreleased nugget.
Sit back, relax, and check out this excursion into all things soulful.
SoulNRnB's New Edition White Label