Sunday, 28 September 2014

DJ Grizz- Soul-Jazz Versions

Welcome back to todays selection of Soul n Jazz but done in a version-excursion fashion! All the tunes are covers of much loved gems in Soul-Jazz Versions

First up a funked up version of an Ben E King rare groove monster, Chairman of the Board does the Fab Four, the late great Joe Sample re-visits his Crusaders anthem, The Dells and Jay Berliner cover Bill Withers and Major Harris keeps it Philly with his take on the Blue Magic hit (also a lovers rock anthem by Barry Biggs).

More rare grooves and soul that time forgot next week, up soon- SoulNRnB


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 132

Volume 132 of our latest Upfront mix featuring cover stars who are about to release their new LP "Being through the eyes of a child" in the new year and are looking for your help! Visit and also check out a preview of the LP. We feature a track from it called "Wasteland" for your pleasure!

Then there's the first listen of a track from Mary J Blige's forthcoming "London Sessions" LP; I'm afraid to say im a bit late on this tune, but nevertheless need to put it on a street sounds mix to give you all the heads up on a great track by the legend that is Steve Arrington and the Karriem Riggins produced "This is a Black Man's Grind"; Gwen Bunn returns (and not a second too soon) with some great Nu Soul in the form of "Without a Doubt".

Add to that the likes of Raheem Devaughn, the return of Rahsaan Patterson and his new O'Jays Sampling track, plus Jazzy Jeff and Slakah, and yyouve got the makings of some great upfront Soul.

Back with you next week, in the meantime youll get some retro goodness from DJ Grizz!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 78

Its Sunday morning so must be time for some Soul from the 70's and 80's... its Soul Niceness 78!

We kick off with the Soul Club classic from Greg Henderson, there's a Brazilian Soul-Jazz gem from Gilberto Gil, Sylvester turns from the Disco to the mid tempo, we've a Barbara Lewis corker from the late 60's, Moneys Too Tight originators The Valentine Bros serve up some mellow gold and we end with a lesser known goodie from the Jackson5.. plus more!

Mr S back with midweek magic, catch you next week for more Soul n Jazz memories!



Wednesday, 17 September 2014

SoulNRnB's White Label Mix Sep 14

It's that time again, Journey into the Unknown with our monthly mystery mix.

Some Clues:

  1. Classic Mid Tempo 80's LP track from a "rent" obsessed singer.
  2. What do you get when you mix classic Hip Hop Breaks with a Genius' classic track?
  3. 90's British Street Soul Underground gem
  4. What Jamiroquai's bassist did after he left the group a whiles back.
  5. Original version of the song I cant stop singing.
Press play below, enjoy the above plus more, and check Grizz back out at the Weekend. Dont forget to give him (and me!) a follow on Mixcloud too for support!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

DJ Grizz- Jazz Funk Volume 13

Time to dig out your smooth soled shoes and get your shuffle on- its Jazz Funk Vol.13

The selection kicks off with a 2008 offering from Japan's funky jazz masters Quasimode, back to the 70's for a jazz club classic from Eddie Russ, Bridge bring their version of Stella, Santana mellows us out, James Browns backing group get in touch with their jazz side, and we finish up with Brazils Jazz Funk queen- Tania Maria and an 80's nugget.

Catch you real soon with more of the good stuff!


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

SoulNRnB's Rare as Rocking Horse S*%T mix Part ONE

As the title says, the tunes on this mix are either "Unreleased", B-Sides, rarities or just damn well overlooked.

Big names ranging from early Jamiroquai, to a rare Raphael Saadiq remix; A rare Bonus track off the Earth Wind & Fire "Illumination" LP that features Musiq Soulchild; A 4Hero B-Side masterpiece; The UK's NSM teaming up with Dwele.....damn.....I'm just gonna put the tracklist up.

 1.4Hero - 9 x 9
2.NSM Feat. Dwele - The Sun
3.Jamiroquai - Friends
4.Common - Next Time
5.Little Brother Feat. Zo! - The way you do
6.Rahsaan Patterson feat. Tina Broussard - See Me
7.Vanessa Marquez feat. Neptunes - If you keep askin'
8.Teedra Moses - Take my love away
9.Mary J Blige - Who's gonna love you
10.Raphael Saadiq - Skyy can U feel me (Yam Who Rework)
11.Bukola Feat Marc Mac - Hypnotised
12.Brandy - Deepest thoughts
13.Earth Wind & Fire Feat. Musiq - Autumn

Press play below for part One of my hard to find mix. Grizz Back at the weekend!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 77

Back for more of the good stuff its Soul Niceness 77 and high on the Rare Groove and deep dig Soul Nugget quota.

Todays selection includes some Archie Bell and Lenny White grooving classics, an acid jazz crowd fave in Chakachas, a crate diggin' find from the Brothers Unlimited, something seductive from Leon Ware and finishing with an Isleys gem.. plus more tunes to reacquaint yourself with.

I'm travelling in a Jazz Funk direction next week. Up soon my blog and Mixcloud buddy- SoulNRnB.


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 131

The latest Street Sounds Sessions mix is choc full of Soul this edition, from big names as well as new artists.

Cover star Conya Doss has her seventh LP SEVEN on the horizon and the mix features the first release from it, the excellent "You got me"; Prince is BACK. In true Prince style hes gonna release 2 LP's this year, and "U Know" is modern R&B at its best, albeit with that Prince lick. Welcome Back! Angela Johnson's LP NATURALLY ME was out a moment ago, and we feature "I Don't Know".

Then there's some great independent tracks from the like of Submotion Orchestra, Blog Fave Diggs Duke (With a fresh Galactic Soul style), Kandace Spring, an excellent tune from Mystic plus a "Steppers Remix" of a D Mills tune and so much more. 14 Tracks in total!

This really is the only mix you need to check out all that's new in Soul, RnB, Hip Hop (Little Brother's Big Pooh features this month!) and so much more. If it's new and soulful, its here!

Grizz return's at the weekend, and don't forget to Follow him at his new home on Mixcloud. Grizz Soul!