Sunday, 29 June 2014

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 72

 Back for a healthy helping of Soul & Rare Grooves - its Soul Niceness 72

This edition kicks off with the Collins and Collins version of an Ashford & Simpson tune, there's early 80's goodness from Leprachaun (some Grizz soul weekender memories there), we've Roberta, Gloria and Betty nuggets and we end with the 60's original take of Stevie Wonder penned  'All I Do' from Tammi Terrell.

Just to say RIP Bobby Womack- great talent, great shame especially as I was due to see him on stage in a couple of weeks!

Mr S up in few days, and will catch you in a weeks time


Collins & Collins- Top of the stairs
Tavares- I’m back for more
Leprachaun loc it up
Roberta Flack- Don’t make me wait too long
Bernard Purdie- Lialeh
Gloria Gaynor- we just can’t make it
Betty Wright- Is it you girl
Wee- try me
Tammi Terrell- All I do


Wednesday, 25 June 2014

SoulNRnB Presents: 1979

Another edition of #TheSoulMixtape SoulNRnB presents mixes, this time taking you back to 1979. The Disco fashion was coming to an end, and Soul music was on the cusp of moving to more electronic sounds. Hip Hop was an emerging force, but Soulful music was everywhere. Can you imagine a track like The Crusaders "Street Life" hitting the charts today? Well it did big time back in '79.

Big name stormers from Phyllis Hyman, The Crusaders and Stephanie Mills mix with underground faves from Bobby Womack, Spleandor and Teramusa Hino.

Grizz back at the weekend (Looks like we swapped places this week with him posting a modern mix and me going back!) and ill be back next week.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

DJ Grizz- New Funk 16

As followers of this blog will know upfront maestro SoulNRnB occasionally wears his Rare Groove hat, and now and again I, the old time connoisseur, will don my new music cap. Hence its time for some funk from recent bands in New Funk volume 16.

Brit favourites  the Baker Bros kick us off, there's Newcastle's Nick Pride, 80's mod band Secret Affair make a Hammond inspired comeback from a recent LP, Clutchy Hopkins employs old time funk godfather Darondo for some trippy funk, some Sharon Jones in there too, and ends with Essex boy James Hunter more!

I'll be back firmly into Rare Groove territory next Sunday... laters!


The Baker Brothers- Make your move
Third Coast Kings- Give me your love
Nick Pride & the Pimptones- Take care of my love
Secret Affair- Black cat
Menahan Street Band- Ivory & blue
Clutchy Hopkins ft Darondo- Love of a woman
Sharon King & the Dapkings- Im not gonna cry
The New Mastersounds- Take what you need
Hannah Williams & the Tastemakers- I’m a good woman
James Hunter- Tell her

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

SoulNRnB's Brazilica Futbol 2014

As a celebration of the World Cup 2014, here's a mix that will put you in the mood for some great matches in a Country where football, or Futbol, is a religion: BRAZIL!

Everything from Samba to Jazz Funk to House in this mix. Greats such as Ed Motta, Astrid Gilberto, Incognito, Lucas Arruda and much more to bring that Latin American Sunshine into your home no matter where you live!
Just Press Play Pre or Post game, AND ENJOY!

Sunday, 15 June 2014

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 71

As promised, back with a hat-full of Rare Grooves & slept on Soul from way back... its Soul Niceness 71!

We kick off with a cool track from a band named after a mens fashion mag, there's a classic from Alice Clark, Madagascar has some soul-boogie with a message, then we finish off with 2 soul-jazz cuts from Copeland Davis and then Kimiko Kasai collaborates with Herbie Hancock... plus more in between.

Catch you in a week with more musical marvelousness, Mr S with you soon.
PS Don't mention the football!!?


GQ- Wonderful
Peggy Young- Hung up strung out
Alice Clark- Never did I stop lovin you
Madagascar- Rainbow
Class Set- My style
Younghearts- I’ve got love for my baby
Solid Gold Revue- Come let me love you
Copeland Davis Group- Jet
Kimiko Kasai- Tell me a bedtime story


Wednesday, 11 June 2014

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 127

Our latest Upfront Street Sounds mix features quality as usual. From Mainstream RnB, to Nu Soul, to Nu Jazz, to Funk to straight ahead Soul music.

Big names first. New Mary J Blige produced by somebody called Pharrell. Never heard of him. Then there's Lil John Roberts who enlists a roster of male vocal talent for his excellent "Space" featuring Eric Roberson, Musiq, Anthony David and Mint Condition's Stokley. Then there's the return of the SOS Band, Kelly Price feat Ruben Studdard and Mariah Carey who features mainly because of a top Q-Tip remix of a tune from her new LP.

As for the Independents, you cant go wrong with the new Avery Sunshine LP and we've got a track called "Meditation #2"; Georgia Ann Muldrow gets Funky with "Personal Ms One"; Jermaine Hardsoul goes for a retro Prince sound; Ida Devine brings the Neo Soul plus my fave at the moment from Space Captain.

There's much much more too, 17 tracks in total, so press play and get up to date with all that Soulful and New.

Grizz Back at the weekend with more quality soul.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

DJ Grizz- Jazz Funk Brasil Mix

Less than a week to go to the biggest sporting event of the year -World Cup 2014 so time to chip in with a Brasil Jazz Funk flavoured mix. Just perfect for those pre-match BBQ's before you watch your team do the business (although as an England and West Ham supporter I'm used to disappointment!)

The South American Jazz fest starts with a funk injenction from Black Banda Rio, theres Brazilian magic from Jazz gods Airto, Flora, Tania and Jorge, before we get funky again with Zeep and Ed Motta gives us a fitting finale.... back of the net!!

Its Rare Groove all the way next weekend after SoulNRnB's midweek shenanigans!


Black Banda Rio- Expresso Madureiro
Airto Moreira & Flora Purim- Partido Alto
Tania Maria- Tranquillity
Jorge Ben- Cade Tereza
Wilson das Neves- Evil ways
Moacir Santos- Quiet Carnival
Zeep - Super
Ed Motta- Smile

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

SoulNRnB's White Label Mix June 2014

So, what we got on this months mix?

1) A couple of classic 90's RnB joints.
2) Some 80's Boogie.
3) Great Soulful House dancer from a legendary duo.
4) Hip Hop Royalty
5) A couple of Rare Groove monsters

PLUS MORE!!! Trust me, and press play! :)

Sunday, 1 June 2014

DJ Grizz- Nancy Wilson Mix

This Sunday sees a mix dedicated to a lady whose huge talent straddles various black music genres as well as many decades. With her work appreciated by Jazz-funk, Soul/Rare Groove and straight ahead Jazz fans alike heres my homage to the great singer Nancy Wilson.

We start a jazz funk favourite in Now, there's the sampled I'm In Love, includes her versions of If I Ever Lose This Heaven and Go away Little Boy, there's a rare groove goodie in I'm Gonna Let Ya, and ends with the jazz-soul classic Sunshine.

Catch you next weekend with some Soul Niceness again and Mr S's not far away!

I’m in love
If I ever lose this heaven
Go away little boy
My Love
Hurt so good
I’m gonna let ya