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