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.
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.
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
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog
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
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.
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
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog
Take some leave some Dead on it (edit) It’s a new day My thang Lickin stick Think Hot This Guys in love with you ft Lynn Collins The Boss
Soul Niceness hits 99 mixes so have some Soul n Rare Groove with a flake in it!
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.
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog
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’
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!
We visit another place on our musical journey today with seriously good jazz-funk, volume 18 to be precise!
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!
Grizz- The Soul Mix-tape Blog
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
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!