Wednesday, 26 February 2014

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 122

Brand new edition of The Soul Mixtape's Upfront mix of Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop and more!

Featuring great tunes from Slakah the Beatchild, Joanna Borromeo x Hazel, Kelly Price, The Decoders, Black Milk and so much more. An hours worth of HEAT.

Dilla Day represented here in the shape of Phife's tribute "Dear Dilla" and an unreleased Slum Village tune, "Yeah Yeah". Some Nu-Jazz from Takuya Kuroda and Kaidi Tatham. RnB from Noel Gourdin & Avery Sunshine and Alicia Keys. Something for everybody!

Check out the full track list below and catch up with all that's new and soulful in the music world. Dont forget to catch Grizz at the weekend with his weekly selection of classic choons!

Sunday, 23 February 2014

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 64

Now coming at you in more manageable half hour chunks, here's the latest in my Soul Niceness Series with Volume 64.

Rare Groove nuggets from the 70's and 80's including a wicked album track from Aquarian Dream, Ahmad Jamal covers a Natalie Cole jazzy gem, Double Exposure with a Salsoul dancefloor classic, and a message from The Bitter Sweet... plus more goodies.

 Loads more rare soul n jazz funk treats to come in the near future, I'll catch you later after Mr S.

Aquarian Dream- Do you realize
Cheryl Lynn- Chances
Sergio Mendes & Brasil 77- Sunny Day
Ahmad Jamal- La Costa
Family of Eve- Please be truthful
Double exposure- Ten percent
Maxi Anderson- Dancin to keep from cryin’
The Bitter Sweet- I wont have any babies for you


Wednesday, 19 February 2014

SoulNRnB's White Label Mix - Feb 2014

Its that time of the month again, The Soul Mixtape's Journey into the Unknown. A mix with no name, no track list, no rules. If you like your music soulful, from any Black Music Genre, then check it out. At least one track will surprise you.... Promise!

There's some great Soulful House, an excellent RnB tune from a defunct 90's UK group, 70's Soul, 80's boogie and a touch of Hip Hop. Eclectic....but great!

Press Play below and be sure to check Grizz out at the weekend.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

DJ Grizz- Willie Bobo Mix

Something for all you Jazz Funk fans out there... a mix dedicated to percussionist extraordinaire Willie Bobo. Willie's best known for both his latin boogaloo sound in the late 60's and for some seriously good jazz-funk in late 70's and early 80's. Unfortunately he was taken from us in 1983, I'm sure depriving us of some more jazz funk gems.

The mix includes both jazz and dancefloor classics such as Keep that same old feelin', Always there, Comin' over me, Palos, and Dindi plus much more.

Back next Sunday but more music to come before then.

Keep that same old feelin
Reason for living
Always there
Comin over me
Fairy tale for two
Set you free

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

SoulNRnB Presents: 1981

If your as old as I am, you'll remember 1981 and some of the great Soul and funk released that year. Here's a Flashback to that year; You may remember some of these tunes, and if your not old enough (Lucky You!) then enjoy!

Featuring the likes of Quincy Jones, Evelyn King, Gene Dunlap, Ethel Beatty and so much more.

I'll be featuring music from specific years in my "Presents" series in the future, so keep an ear out for more trips back in time/

Grizz Back at the weekend, see you next week Mixtaper's.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 63

Hungry for some rare grooves? Help yourselves to a big slice of Soul Niceness 63

This edition is on definitely on the funky side beginning with The Whatnauts classic, then some Marva Whitney from the James Brown stable, a Funkadelic & Platinum Hook version excursion, the Sweet & Innocent stick it to their man, and we finish with some funky gospel from Kenny Smith.

SoulNRnB up soon (and some big news on the horizon), and I'll return with an artist on the Jazz Funk side.

The Whatnauts- Help is on the way
Marva Whitney- He’s the one
Pat Kellum- What you see you cant get
Funkadelic- Standing on the verge of getting it on
Platinum Hook- Standing on the verge of getting it on
The Sweet & Innocent- I don’t know what youre full of
Joyce Hopson- This Time
The Trips- Love cant be modernised
Sandy Golden- When were all alone tonight
Kenny Smith- Lord what’s happening to you people


Wednesday, 5 February 2014

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 121

Feb 2014 brings us an absolute monster of a Street Sounds mix.

Big big names feature: Amp Fiddler & Raphael Saadiq; The Sunburst Band & The Rebirth; Phife, Kweli, Elzhi, Phonte...... Its ridiculous.

Cover Star and pal of Eric Roberson, Algebra Blessett, has a new LP out and we feature a hot track "Danger Zone". Joonie also has a new LP out and we've got the excellent "Far Away" included. Add other independant monster tunes from Emily King, Reva DeVito, Marsha Ambrosius, Dego from 4hero and many more and Im gonna find it hard to top this mix this year, even at this early stage.

Grizz back with some Rare groove on Sunday or thereabouts. I'm taking a trip back in time next week. See you then.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

DJ Grizz- Lovers Rock Vol 24

We journey once more over to the soulful reggae side of the blog with Lovers Rock 24!

We start with 2 tunes from the falsetto lovers master- Barry Biggs, Soul Diva Jocelyn Brown guests on a Robotniks reggae cover track, Carroll Thompson makes an appearance, there's an old school lovers anthem from Me & You, and finally some music with a message from Bob Andy.

Mr S up next, then back in a Rare Groove gear next week for me.

Barry Biggs- Only You
Barry Biggs- Promise is comfort to a fool
In Crowd- His majesty is coming
Jocelyn Brown- Daydreaming
Samantha Rose- Cant believe im losing you
Tradition- Reach my goal
Ika Black- Human life
Carroll Thompson- Just a little bit
Me & You- Never know what you’ve got
Bob Andy - Life