Wednesday, 29 January 2014

SoulNRnB's Rare Groove Volume 3

I'm back with another edition of my Rare Groove mixes.

Some real finds here with names like McFadden and Whitehead and Instant Funk, to real suprises like the sublime track from one Elkie Brooks. (UK readers of my age may remember her for appearences on Daytime TV and Top of the Pops back in the 70's.)

If you like your 70's and 80's soul and are looking for something a little more obscure but high in QUALITY..... then you;ve hit the jackpot here. Press play below and check out the track list, then investigate your favorites previous works. Hell...thats what they invented the Internet for right?

Grizz back at the weekend with more soulful goodies!

Sunday, 26 January 2014

DJ Grizz- Jazz Funk Vol 8

As promised some more choice cuts of jazz funk goodness this morning with Jazz Funk Vol 8.

We start the selection with cover guy Chico Hamilton, then flute virtuoso Hubert Laws, an early 80's gem from Jazz Funk royalty Roy Ayres (still gigging hard at 73!), we've keyboard man Rodney Franklin, something for the dancers from the UKs Atmosfear, and something nice from Ramsey Lewis... plus more to check out.

Catch you in a week after Mr S does his thang.

Chico Hamilton - on & off
Hubert Laws- say you’re mine
Roy Ayres- ohh
Gary Chandler- baby let me take you in my arms
Rodney Franklin- Endless flight
Atmosfear- Interplay
Seawind- Wings of love
Pressure- Peaceful stream
Ramsey Lewis- Sweet and tender you
The Soul Messengers- Saviour in the east

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

SoulNRnB's White Label Mix January 2014

Its that time again Mixtapers. January's WHITE LABEL MIX!!

So what can we promise you on this?

1) Some great Jazz Funk from the 70's.
2) No....thats not 80's Chaka Khan....but it sounds like it!
3) Rare Groove tunes
4) Head nodding Hip Hop
5) 90's business

Enjoy another trip into the unknown until Grizz's return!!

Sunday, 19 January 2014

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 62

My 1st helping of old time soul and rare grooves for 2014 with Volume 62 of the 'Soul Niceness' series.

The mix includes a late 70's nugget from soul royalty- Solomon Burke, some spacey soul from Dolly Way, a Donna McGhee classic, a Velvet Hammer fave from 77 that puts me in mind of a current RnB big hit, some Bobby Womack, and concludes with a Eugene Record take on a tune better known to rare groove fans by Valerie Carter... plus more good good tunes.

SoulNRnB up midweek and I feel some Jazz Funk coming up next Sunday!


Cynthia & the Imaginary Three- That’s what I am
Solomon Burke- Lucky
Dolly Way & Spaceship Earth- Don’t stop
Donna Mcghee- It aint no big thing
Ramona Jones- Ease off lover
Velvet Hammer- Happy
Elroy Peace- New day
100 Proof Aged in Soul- I don’t care if I never get over
Bobby Womack- I don’t wanna be hurt by love again
Eugene Record- Trying to get to you.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 120

Back with a new Street Sounds Sessions for a new year.

Brand new music from Cover star Eric Roberson whose on course to release 2 LP's this year. "Anymore" comes from the first, a collection of unreleased tunes and B-Sides; Carmen Rogers, fresh from work with The Foreign Exchange and Zo!gives us the great "Make a way"; DeRobert & the Half Truth's release a
second album, titled "I'm Tryin'" on 01/14/2014 at and the first single "Goin' Places" is a blinder; Plus brand new Slakah (A fave of mine at the moment), the great Jeniffer Holiday; Malice & Mario Sweet and AB.

Look, don't listen to me, listen to the mix below.
Grizz back at the weekend, hold tight for me till next week.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

DJ Grizz- 60's Soul 19

We're well into 2014 now - its like xmas never happened (although the credit card tries to remind me!). Time for some 2 minute Soul nuggets from nearly 50 years ago- its 60's Soul 19.

Todays ten include Northern favourite Bobby Paris, Maxine Brown, Aretha's big sis' Erma (and a cool cover picture they makes too!), some Eddie Holman and finishes with blues man Junior Parker.

Back in rare groove mode next week after SoulnRnB comes back with some new goodies.

Bobby Paris- Personally
E Rodney Jones- R n B time
The Toys- got my heart set on you
Maxine Brown- its torture
Erma Franklin- I get the sweetest feeling
Fred Hughes- Baby boy
Darrell banks- Open the door to your heart
Eddie Holman- eddies my name
The Chantells- Why wont you say
Junior Parker- Rivers invitation

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

#FLASHBACK SoulNRnB's Soul Show LIVE Mixes

Gonna start an occasional #Flashback series of mixes that we posted in the past and have been unavailable for a while. Thought id start with a real popular set of mixes that I put together to sound like live concerts from heaven! Soul artists both present and past on the same bill making a series of live concert appearances.

SoulNRnB's Soul Show LIVE:

The first mix featured greats like Stevie Wonder, D'Angelo doing EW&F, Erykah Badu, Curtis Mayfield and so much more.

Another SoulNRnB Soul Show LIVE:

This one features Anita Baker, Raphael Saadiq and the great Marvin Gaye.

SoulNRnB's Soul Show LIVE Extra Night!

Maxwell, Shalamar, Al Green and more feature.

SoulNRnB's Soul Show LIVE Encore!

Eric Roberson, The Commodores, Omar and Prince feature on the Encore mix.

Back with a brand new mix next week, listen to these soul greats live and enjoy the rest of the week till Grizz returns!

Sunday, 5 January 2014

DJ Grizz- The 'Maze' Mix

My 1st mix of 2014 so thought I'd better make it a classy one and they don't come any classier than Frankie Beverly and Maze.
They started life in the 60's as the Butlers before becoming Raw Soul then Maze. Another one of those groups who are responsible for more 70's & 80's soul and quiet storm anthems than I can do justice to on one mix. The ten features rare groove/weekender classics like Joy and Pain, Back in Stride & Before I Let Go together with mellow groove gems like Happy Feelin's and Lady of Magic plus more timeless nuggets. These guys are still gigging (I saw them about 20 years ago in Brentwood, Essex!) so catch them if you can.
Mr S up real soon and i'll catch you next week.
Joy and Pain
Golden time of day
Happy Feelings
Lady of Magic
Call on me
Travelin Man
Back in stride
Before I let go