Thursday, 31 December 2015

SoulNRnB's White Label Mix Dec 2015

Last post of 2015, Grizz and I want to wish all our followers a Happy new Year and a great 2017.

Stay tuned.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

The Soul Mixtapes Review of 2015

It's that time of the year when we look back at the musical releases that peaked our interest, and highlight some of our faves.

LP wise there were a few that stood head and shoulders above the rest. My top 10 is below, but special mention must go out to the excellent Kendrick Lamar LP; When Hip Hop is being decried as dead by most, myself included, this \lp gave hope. Lyrically interesting; Musically satisfying with nods to both Soul and Funk; If you enjoyed the last D'angelo LP then give this a try. You wont regret it.

The Rebirth also returned with a new LP, "Being Thru the Eyes of a Child", which whilst not quite reaching the dizzy heights of "A Journey in", produced some of the best music of the year; "This is coming to" could have been ripped from the aforementioned  debut LP; "Caterpillar" harking back to thier 70's influences, I could go on, but its a must purchase LP wise.

Before I get to the list I must also recommend solid followups from the talents that are Hiatus Kaiyote and The Internet; I really think even bigger things could be coming from these 2 groups, and both LP's pushed boundaries whilst giving us what we expect from these talents.

Anyway, in no particular order, my top 10:

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
Bobby Caldwell & Jack Splash - Cool Uncle
SoulPersona - Momentum
The Internet - Ego Death
Aaries - Got Ur Request
Kheyra - Take Flight
Hiatus Kaiyote - Choose your Weapon
Nottz & Rapper Big Pooh - Home Sweet Home
Phony PPL - Yesterdays Tomorrow
Jill Scott - Woman

As for songs, what better way than to listen to some of them? This mix is by no means a definitive selection of my favorite tunes of the year, but there's a generous portion of them!! So before you press play below, let us wish you all a Merry Xmas to you and yours. Grizz will be taking a well needed break this weekend but he will be back with the Rare Groove, Soul and Jazz mixes in the new year. Ill drop a White Label mix for you all just before New year though.

Happy Holidays!!

The Soul Mixtape's Songs of 2015 by Soulnrnb on Mixcloud

Sunday, 20 December 2015

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 104

Welcome back for my final installment of Soul Niceness for 2015! Packed full of the usual Rare Grooves and hard to find Soul you've come to know and love... plenty more to dust off in 2016- trust me!

We kick off with a nice little Sister Sledge LP track, theres a Side Effect Rare Groove 2 step monster, wev'e Main Ingrediant's version of Spoiled, The O'Jays give us the Philly original of tune known worldwide for its reggae cover, Manfredo Fest gives us a Brazillian take on the Gene Harris Jazz Funk monster and we end with the always brilliant Gil Scott Heron.

Catch you after the festivities

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 Sister Sledge- One more time
The Joneses- When it rains it pours
Side effect- Midnight Lover
Main Ingredient- Spoiled
Gwen Guthrie- Sweet bitter love
The O jays- Now that we’ve found love
Manfredo Fest- koko and lee roe
Bobby Sheen- Something new to do
Gil Scott Heron- Push comes to shove

Sunday, 13 December 2015

DJ Grizz- Soul Weekender Classics

Its the party season so time to let my rare and dusty grooves collect dust for another week and pull out some of those classic Soul party grooves from the 70's and 80's .... its Soul Weekender Classics.

A selection of familiar tunes for those of us who liked to get our groove on in clubs, parties and weekenders during the early 80's. Starts with the Mystic Merlin from 1980, Includes the original Issac Hayes 70's tune that Farley Jackmaster later gave the House treatment to, some great boogie from GQ and Evelyn King, an Aurra 80's anthem and we end on a Narada Michael Walden late 70's floorfiller.

Hopefully the music and the cover picture will bring back a few memories- thats the equipment us DJ's had to play on many many years ago ( I had a Cloud Series 10 in a state of disrepair in my loft that i couldn't bring myself to throw out until i had kids and needed space!!) You kids don't know you're born!!

Catch you soon

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Mystic Merlin- Just cant give you up
First Choice- Let no man put asunder
Issac Hayes- I cant turn around
Double Exposure- Everyman
GQ- Someday
Evelyn King- What you waiting for
Aurra - Like I like it
Unlimited Touch- I hear music in the streets
Narada Michael Walden- I shoulda loved ya

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

SoulNRnB's Xmas Mix 2015

Yes, its nearly here. And only 376 days till next Xmas!!

Grizz has graced us with one excellent Xmas Soul mix earlier this week, and here's mine.

Some classic's from Stevie and Donny, as well as some rarer tunes from the Isleys's and Elements of Life. Get readyto eat too much, drink too much and hopefully some happy times.

Ill be back next week with my best Songs of the year, but until then Grizz will have something special for you!

Sunday, 6 December 2015

DJ Grizz- Xmas Soul 2015

Its December so can only mean one thing at Soul Mixtape Towers, its my annual offering of Soul n Jazz with a Xmas twist!

The selection of seasonal Soul starts with a bang up to date piece of Xmas funk from Sharon Jones and the Dapkings, there's the Funk Brothers from Motown, Al Green, Solomon Burke and Ella Fitzgerald to name a few. So press play and get stuffing and wrapping!!

Mr S has his annual review coming up and i'll catch you soon

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 Sharon Jones & the Dapkings- Just another xmas song
The Pointer Sisters- Carol of the Bells
Funk brothers- Winter wonderland
Honey & the Bees-  Jing jing a ling
Carla Thomas - All I want for Xmas is you
Al Green - Feels like Xmas
O’Jays - I can hardly wait til Xmas
Solomon Burke- Presents for Xmas
Ella Fitzgerald- Have yourself a merry little xmas

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

SoulNRnB's Falling in Love mix

Another one of those K-Tel style mixes based around the theme of "Falling in Love". Actually, the majority of tracks are called just that!

With the likes of Surface, Leroy Hutson, Side Effect, Anthony Hamilton and the Bar Kays you know your in for a soulful journey!

Tracklist on the Mixcloud Widget below, and stay tunes for Grizz as we creep up on those festive mixes and round up's of the year!

Sunday, 29 November 2015

DJ Grizz- Wind Down Soul- Vol 5

The last weekend before the December madness starts so just take 5 and chill out with Wind Down Volume 5.

A selection of 70's & 80's mellow Soul including Earth Wind and Fire, a Teddy P heartbreak anthem, more love woes from disco queen Loretta Hollway, Smokey Robinson gives us a sublime version of a Beatles tune, and we end on some Soul Jazz heaven for dads everywhere from Gil Scott Heron... plus more wind down gems!

I'm back with my annual Xmas Soul mix next week.. have a good one!

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 Earth Wind Fire- Devotions
Heaven and Earth- Distant memory
Creative Source- Rainbow on the ground
Teddy Pendergrass- The whole towns laughing at me
Loleatta Holloway- Part time lover fulltime fool
Gloria walker- Please don’t desert me
We Three Ltd- Girl ill always love
Smokey Robinson- And I love her
Gil Scott- Heron- Your daddy loves you

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

SoulNRnB's Covers


The cover version is usually Grizz's domain with his "Reggae got Soul" mixes and other soulful version excursion mixes, but here's my shot at the theme.

New and old share the spotlight with covers from the likes of Chaka Khan, Musiq Soulchild, Incognito, Art Webb and many more. See if you can recognise the originals from these covers.

Grizz back at the weekend, im preparing a special Xmas mix as well as my best songs of the year mix, so busy busy busy!! Where the Elves at!!!

Sunday, 22 November 2015

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 103

Its cold and blowing a gale here in East London so forget going out and just put your feet up and listen to some good music. I've just the thing ... its Soul Niceness 103.

More great 70's and 80's Soul and Rare Grooves including a married double from spouses Gwen then hubby George McCrae, we've a Soul gem from Reggae star Junior Tucker, Herbie H gives us a Soul-Jazz treat, then wev'e two Rare Groove 2step party anthems from Jeffree and then Blind Ice... plus more!

Lots of goodies lined for December as usual from me and SoulNRnB! Catch you soon!

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 Gwen Mcrae - The melody of life
George Mcrae- I get lifted
Eugene Blacknell- We know we have to live together
Fir Ya- Keep on tryin’
Vic Marcel- You still got me
Junior Tucker- Take a message
Herbie Hancock- Trust me
Jeffree- Mr Fix it
Black Ice - Blind over you

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

SoulNRnB's 80's Boogie Tunes & White Label mix November 15

OK, so no post on the blog again last week, apologies apologies, making up for it this week!!

First up there's this:

A great selection of 80's boogie tunes from the dustier end of the box, with one or two recognisable tunes in the shape of Vicky D's "The Beat is Mine" and Clausel's "Let me Love you", otherwise there should be something new for your ears.....and feet to dance to!

And to make up for the missed post, here's this months White Label Mix. 
You know the score. Just press play!!

Sunday, 15 November 2015

DJ Grizz- New Funk Special Daptone Records

Now you may appreciate that the vast bulk of my collection stems from pre 1985 however I do have a small, but growing section dedicated to those newer bands who base their sound on the Funk of yesteryear. And a record label who personifies this sound is New Yorks own Daptone Records!

This mix is a selection of some of the bands on that label including rediscovered funk veteran Charles Bradley (check out his excellent Bio movie!), Saun and Starr, Sugarman 3, The Budos Band, and Sharon Jones & The Dapkings- the labels house band whose sound was borrowed for Amy Winehouses Back to Black LP... plus many others to checkout. 

Mr S just around the corner and I'm back in the blink of an eye!

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Charles Bradley Larose Jackson- Luv Jones
Sugarman 3- Pure Cane
The Poets of Rhythm- Path of life
Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens- get up child
The Como Mamas- Out of the Wilderness
The Budos Band- Unbroken Unshaven
Sharon Jones & the Dapkings- Take me with u
Saun & Starr- Look closer
Charles Bradley- Dusty blue

Monday, 9 November 2015

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 149

Time for some new music featuring the return of a couple of artists we haven't heard from for a moment.

Ex Zhane member Renee Neufville hits us with a nice stepper in the form of "Watching me" and half of brand new duo, a certain Mr Bobby Caldwell (Jack Splash being the other half) collaborate with Jessie Ware on the retro feeling "Stay Away". The UK represent with Jordan Rakei, SoulPersona and Native Dancer, whilst the hot name from a couple of years back, Miguel, releases an older unreleased joint with an ATCQ feel to it.

All in all, 9 great tunes, enjoy until Grizz brings the Rare Groove at the weekend.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 102

We've hit 102 in our celebration of all things Rare Groove and sought after Soul from the 70's and 80's.

We've a wicked little boogie track from Lonnie Liston to start with, theres some early 80's funk from Aurra, a latin funk nugget from War, Ray Barretto teams up with Phillip Mitchell, and weve a Tower of Power goody to end on... plus some more treats for all you diggers out there.

Only a few weeks til we start our Xmas specials on the blog! Back soon...

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 Lonnie Liston smith- Space princess
Aurra - Checking you out
Lost Family- Blow my mind
War- Cinco de Mayo
Public Co.- Got to touch your face
Dawson Smith - I don’t know if I can make it
Ray Barretto ft Prince Phillip Mitchell- What part of heaven
Tyrone Thomas- You’re hardly gone
Tower of Power- As surely as I stand here

Sunday, 1 November 2015

DJ Grizz- Reggae Got Soul 4

Back for another helping of that Soulful old time Reggae Stuff- Its Reggae Got Soul Vol.4.

The Soul tracks with a Reggae feeling start with Seventh Extentions take on Earth Wind & Fire, Junior English covers Curtis, Derrick Harriot channels the Chilites, Tinga Stewart interprets a Brit Funk classic from Cymande, and reggae royalty Marcia Griffiths gives us a Roberta Flack monster.... and there more!

Mr s here soon- I'll return next week in Rare Groove mode!

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 Seventh Extension- Reasons
Elizabeth Archer- feel like making love
Chosen Few- Tears of a clown
Junior English- In loving you
Derrick Harriot- Have you seen her
Tinga Stewart- the Message
Motion - Walk on by
Jackie Edwards- I want a love I can feel
Marcia Griffiths- First time ever I saw your face

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

SoulNRnB's Rare Groove Volume 10

A trip back to the 70's and 80's with Volume 10 of my Rare Groove selection. Including some great music from the likes of Benny Golson, Anita Baker, Shirley Murdoch, Aged in Harmony and more, its another delve into Soul Music's, sometimes little known, history.

Grizz returns with more like this, I'm sure, at the weekend.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

DJ Grizz- Soulful 80's Grooves Vol. 27

Its was Back to the Future day last week so we give you a chance to climb into the DeLorean and get some that 80's funk & soul with Soulful 80's grooves 27!

We start with an Electro Funk anthem from Elecktick Funk, wev'e an 80's hit from Brit songstress Princess, theres Philly native O'Bryan, we've some 80's flavoured gospel from the NJ Mass Choir and we end on ex- LTD main man Jeffery Osborne from 1984.... plus more great tunes to jog your memory!

Catch you soon, Mr S here in a jiffy

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 Elektrick Funk- On a Journey
Arnies Love- Weekend is up
Princess- Tell me tomorrow
Trilark- Check it out
O Bryan- right from the start
New Jersey Mass Choir- Shine a light
The Gents- For you my baby love
Jeffery Osborne- Plane love

Sunday, 18 October 2015

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 101

Another big weekend spoonful of Rare Grooves and reactivated Soul- its Soul Niceness 101!

The grooves begin with an 80's Herbie Hancock cut, Cheryl Lynn gives a dance floor hit, a cool little Brother Johnson LP track, theres a nice little early 80's stepper from Soul Scene veteran Jocelyn Brown, we've Brit Funkers- UK Players, and end on vocal syblings The Waters... and more rare digs besides to rediscover! 

Back in a Jiff

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Herbie Hancock- Motormouth
Cheryl Lynn- Shake it up tonight
The Brothers Johnson- This had to be
Joe Anderson - you and I
Patti Hamilton- The way you treat me baby
The Lovelites- Love so strong
Jocelyn Brown- If I cant have your love
UK Players- No way out
The Waters- Come to me

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 148

After 2 weeks of Artist related mixes from me, its back to something more Upfront. The latest Street Sounds Sessions mix!

Erykah Badu covers Drake in a way only she can in "Hotline Bling"; Some Excellent new music from The Dangerfeelnewbies, Independent stalwarts Malice & Mario Sweet, plus The Age of Luna with "Six Feet Deep"; Teri Tobin releases some Neo Soul in the shape of "I am Love", whilst Flying Lotus hooks up with the great Thundercat and the even greater George Clinton for his new track.

As always, so much more, 12 tracks in total. Make this your one stop shop for new Soulful music here at The Soul Mixtape.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

DJ Grizz- New Funk 21

Time for some more of those old Funk sounds but made by new Funk bands.. its New Funk 21.

We begin with Orgones take on the George McCrae classic, we've Yorkshire boys The New Mastersounds (currently touring the US!), The Jazz Invaders recruit veteran Hammond master Lonnie Smith on their track, another veteran of the Funk- JB's own Martha Whitney accompanies Japans Osaka Monorail, and we end on Truth and Soul Records main man Lee Fields.... plus more funk from recent years to get your teeth into. 

Back with the Rare Grooves next week after Mr S brings us bang up to date midweek.

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 Orgone- I get lifted
The Poets of Rhythm- More mess on my thing
The New Mastersounds- So many pies
Monophonics- In your brain
The Jazzinvaders ft Dr Lonnie Smith- hey hey yeah yeah
Marva Whitney & Osaka Monorail- hes mine
The Originators- Be my baby
Jestofunk- Straight to you
Lee Fields - Faithfull man

Thursday, 8 October 2015

The Soul Mixtape's THE ARTISTS mixes Part Two

The second part of my Artist's mixes catch up's features some big talents from the 70's till the present day. I'll be returning to the Upfront sounds with our regular Street Sounds mixes next week, and Grizz will be back at the weekend, but stay tuned for some brand new Artists mixes in the near future.

In the meantime.......

Sunday, 4 October 2015

DJ Grizz- Wind Down Soul Vol. 4

Nights are getting longer and colder here in London so a perfect time to rack up the heating, pour yourself a glass of something and chill out to Wind Down Soul Vol. 4.

A selection of laidback Soul n Jazz starts with percussionist, song writer and producer Norman Connors with Glenn Jones on vocals, something jazzy up next from Issac Hayes then the distinct voice of Esther Phillips, there's an 'end of the night' blues party classic from Tyrone Davis, and we end with 2 tracks from 2 seriously contemplative Soul-jazz artists in Andy Bey and Terry Callier. Plus more music to put your feet up to!

I'll reappear next weekend with more Soulful good stuff... SoulNRnB on the way soon!

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Norman Connors- Melancholy fire
Issac Hayes- House of beauty
Esther Phillips- You think of him
Lowrell- Smooth and wild
Tyrone Davis- In the mood
Ella Brown- I love you baby
Aretha Franklin- Call me
Andy Bey- River man
Terry Callier- City side and country side

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The Soul Mixtape's THE ARTISTS mixes Part One

Part One of my retrospective on the Artists mixes I did a while back. I intend to start these up again, but am going to repost the ones that we've already had over the next 2 weeks as they were unavailable online.

So, take your pick below, and check out some great featured Artist mixes.

Grizz back with you at the weekend!!!

Sunday, 27 September 2015

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness Vol. 100

The Soul Niceness brand has hit 100 and I'm waiting for my telegram from the Queen! The Soul and Rare Groove quality quota is as high as ever so enjoy my Soul friends.

It begins with Gloria Gaynor proving she just isn't the standard bearer for jilted women everywhere with this little boogie nugget, more goodness from the Barry White stable with Love Unlimited, Pleasure do their version of an early 70's soft rock hit for Maria Muldaur, we've some quality from the soul stalwart Jerry Butler and end on a Brother Johnson classic... plus many more hard to find cuts to nod your head to.

Catch you soon with more great music from way back. SoulNRnB has the goods for you next up

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Gloria Gaynor- This love affair
Love Unlimited-  Oh love we finally made it
Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd St Rhythm band- Loveland
Pleasure- Midnight at the Oasis
Clifford Coulter- Don’t wanna see you cry
Lea Roberts- Give it back
Jerry Butler- Would you mind
Lee Edwards- Equal Love opportunities
Brothers Johnson- I’ll be good to you

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 147

Time again for the latest Street Sounds sessions mix, featuring some big names.

Cover girl Tweet has a new LP called out shortly and first single "Wont Hurt Me" is a classic old school track from the songstress; Angie Stone returns with a stepper called "2 Bad Habits", whilst we have another Jam and Lewis produced tune called "Unbreakable" from the new Janet Jackson LP. Quadron released one of our favorite LP's of 2013 and lead singer Coco O releases a solo track called "Hardest Thing" in an even more soulful vein.

As well as that there's new music from The Foreign Exchange, Novel and IAMNOBODI and much more.

Grizz back at the weekend, till then press play below and get up to date.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

DJ Grizz- James Brown Mix

As promised something funky, indeed about as funky as you can get! A whole mix dedicated to the Godfather of Soul, Soul Brother no.1 Mr James Joseph Brown! One of the most influential artists of all time - innovating the funk sound and still heard in breaks and samples all over! We concentrate on the Funk from the late 60's to the mid 70's here. 

We kick off with some music with a message in Take Some Leave Some, theres a cool re-edit of Dead On It, the slightly un-PC Its a New Day (although i challenge you fellas not to raise a smile!), theres the familiar Bowie riff used here by JB in Hot, we've one of his many collaborations this time with long term 'James Brown Funky People' stable member Lyn Collins and we end on a track used by TV producers everywhere whenever they need to illustrate anything slightly 'gangsta' - The Boss.

Catch you soon- Mr S up next

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 Take some leave some
Dead on it (edit)
It’s a new day
My thang
Lickin stick
This Guys in love with you ft Lynn Collins
The Boss

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

SoulNRnB's White Label Mix Sep 15

September's White Label Mix is here, some great stuff from the 70's till the present.

Some great stepper's and boogie tunes on this one, a rare 90's tune as well as a classic 90's R&B track. Ive said too much.

Press play below and journey into the unknown. Soulfully!

Sunday, 13 September 2015

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 99

Soul Niceness hits 99 mixes so have some Soul n Rare Groove with a flake in it!

The mix begins with a Rare Groove nugget from Pure Pleasure, Ann Sexton funks it up, theres a Jean Carne dancefloor monster, Ace Spectrum cover the Isleys, and the treat is topped with Gabor Szabo and Bobby Womack with their original version of Breezin' from '71.... plus a whole lot more to get your Soul teeth into!

Back with something funky next week after SoulNRnB does his thing.

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Pure Pleasure- By my side
Ann Sexton- You been gone too long
Al Wilson- Fifty Fifty
Turner Brothers- Sweetest thing in the world
Jean Carne- If you wanna go back
Herbie Hancock- Getting to the good part
Ace Spectrum- If you were there
Eloise Scott- Broadway love
Gabor Szabo- Breezin’

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

SoulNRnB's Ecstasy Mix

Another K-Tel style mix focused around the theme of Ecstasy; Slow Jams and good grooves for those romantics out there, featuring the likes of Outkast (One of the best slow jams of the decade IMO), a Jeffrey Osbourne led LTD classic, DJ Rogers Jr featuring India Arie, plus a personal fave from Cooly's Hot Box.

Might be feeling a rare groove mix next week....... until then its Grizz!

Sunday, 6 September 2015

DJ Grizz- Jazz Funk Vol. 18

We visit another place on our musical journey today with seriously good jazz-funk, volume 18 to be precise!

We kick off with 2 cracking tracks from the last few years- 1st up Japans Bohemian Voodoo then Italy's cool as they come Mario Bondi, Kimoko Kasai carrys on her Herbie Hancock collaboration, then the man himself with a cut from the '75 lp Manchild, we've cover girl Patrice Rushen at her jazz roots and end with a Wilton Felder classic.... plus more!

Catch you next week with some more niceness, Mr S up in a blink of an eye!

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Bohemian Vodoo- El Ron Zacapa
Mario Bondi- Shine on
Kimiko Kasai- Chameleon
Herbie Hancock- Heartbeat
Turning Point- Better Days
Patrice Rushen- Kicin’ back
Ojeda Penn- Happiness is having you near
Wilton Felder- Inherit the wind

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 146

The latest in our upfront mixes starts off with a definite "Retro" feel. Mike City & Dwele kick it off with an 80's dance feel on "Rock with u" followed by Teyana Taylors BB&Q band sampling "Your wish". Then an excellent 80's inspired track called "exclusive" from the UK's Par-le, probably the best sounding retro tune Ive heard in a long time. Then there's cover girl Sy Smith and her collabo with Zo! on Janet Jackson's "When I think of you", preparing us for the long awaited new LP from Janet.

And that's just the start. There's new music from Alpha Mist, Divine Brown and Slakah the Beatchild produced Lizzie Nightingale.

Ill be back next week with something different, till then take an actual musical step back in time with Grizz!

Sunday, 30 August 2015

DJ Grizz- Reggae Got Soul 3

We step into the Soulful Reggae garden this week and a selection of soul tunes done 'ina reggae style'.... just in time for carnival!

We begin with a Derrick Harriot cover of the massive Floaters No.1 tune, Inner Circle interpret the Stylistics hit, then Sandra Cross too covers the Stylistics (although better known by reggae fans by the Mighty Diamonds), Sugar Minnott had a hit with this Michael Jackson LP track (from 1972 LP 'Ben'), I tones do a great version of the hugely covered Walk On By, and we end on Freddie McGregors version of the LTD song (although maybe familier from George Benson to some).

Enjoy your long weekend if you are in the UK. Back soon!

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Derrick Harriot - Float on
Inner Circle- You make me feel brand new
Barry Biggs- Love on a 2 way street
Sandra Cross- Country living
Sugar Minott- Good thing going
Carlton Livingstone- I second that emotion
Mahalia Saunders- Piece of my heart
The I-tones- Walk on by
Freddie McGregor- Love Ballad

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

SoulNRnB's Blue Eyed Soul Vol 2

Volume 2 of my Blue Eyed Soul mixes features tracks from the 70's till the present from some of our favorite soul artists who may be white, but are no less soulful or talented!

Big names like the great Tina Marie and the Average White Band rub shoulders with some newer artists like Clara Hill and Remy Shand. Full tracklist on the Mixcloud widget!

See you next week, until then it's GRIZZ!!!

Sunday, 23 August 2015

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 98

Rare Groove and Soul nuggets from way back when is the order of the day with Soul Niceness 98.

We start with an early 80's killer from the Circle City Band, theres a nice EWF album cut, Roy Ayres Music Productions- otherwise known as RAMP do their thing, Lorretta Holloway ditches the disco for a mid tempo version of Casanova, and we end on an easy going Jazz Funk anthem from Benny Goulson.. plus many more to satisfy your soul needs.

Back soon... Mr S not far off too!

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Circle City band- Magic
Earth Wind & Fire- Sparkle
Salsoul Orchestra- Tale of 3 cities
Dynasty- Day and night
Ramp- Paint me any colour
Masqueraders- Modern day woman
Rosie Grier- Beautiful people
Lorretta Holloway- Casanova
Benny Goulson- Killer Joe