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

Sunday, 16 August 2015

DJ Grizz- Soulful 80's Vol26

Back to the decade of my youth now with Soulful 80's Volume 27!

We start with a classic from the 80's Prelude label from a Kashif produced Passion, theres Roy Ayers collaborator Sylvia Striplin, some Brit-funk from the UK Players, The Temptations span the decades, and we end on a Blue-Eyed Soul hit from Toto.

Catch you back here soon

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Passion- Don’t stop my love
Sylvia Striplin- Keep pushing
Steven Abdul Khan- Gotta have your loving
Rahmlee- Keep on getting down
UK Players- Loves gonna get you
Temptations- oh lover
Kleeer - Groove with you
Toto- Pamela

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 145

Brand New music coming your way on the blogs latest Street Sounds Sessions mix.

Cover artists Aaries make a welcome return with a brand new EP featuring "Always Remember"; Brand new Stepper "Backyard Party" from R Kelly; The return of Blackalicious; A throwback tune from Vivian green; Terri Lynn Carrington's new LP has the likes of Chaka Khan, Ledisi and so many more artists on it and we've got "So Good" Feat. Jaguar Wright.

Add to those big names the likes of Omar, Jarrod Lawson, Ceelo Green and more and youve got an essential listen!!! Press play below, and get up to date with #TheSoulMixtape

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 145 by Soulnrnb on Mixcloud

Sunday, 9 August 2015

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 97

Another chance to re-acquaint yourself with or even find some new Soul friends from back in the day... its Soul Niceness 97.

We start with a funk masterclass from an early Kool and the Gang, theres sought after collectors Soul from Connie Laverne, includes a blue-eyed goodie from Boz Scaggs, theres Northern favorites The Artistics, and we end on a big Intruders hit... plus more.

Mr S has something new and shiney up his sleeve soon. I'm back same place, same time next week with another Soul party bag

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 Kool and the Gang- Chocolate Buttermilk
Curtis, the Brothers- You make everything better
Connie Laverne- Can’t live without you
Sylvia Smith- Is this the way loves supposed to be
Boz Scaggs- Jojo
Twilight - You look so good
The Artistics- Make my life over
The Intruders- Cowboys to girls

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

#Requestline - Gourmet Soul Edition

Friend of the blog, Leigh the Flava, selects our latest edition of #Requestline taking us through a trip from the 70's though to the 00's. From RnB to Funk to Latin to Soul, he covers a whole spectrum of soulful music, just like his show "Gourmet Soulful Music". CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

I'm sure you'll agree there's some great music here, press play and enjoy. If you think you've got what it takes to curate a #Requestline mix, get in touch on Twitter @SoulNRnB

New music on the blog from me next week, till then, Grizz will be back soon.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Today we are going on a Version hunt. Nine top familier tracks covered by unfamilier artists... its Soul Jazz Versions 2015 Part 2.

We've a Stanley Clarke tribute to George Duke from a recent LP, cool italian jazz-man Mario Bondi covers the Deidre Wilson Tabac jazz-funk nugget, Lesette Wilson does her take on the Maze anthem, Ronnie Laws blows hard on the Rufus n Chaka tune and Richard McDonald does a funky reggae variation on the Barry White classic.... plus many more to help fill in those musical gaps!

Catch y'all real soon, Mr S is just around the corner

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