Sunday, 31 January 2016

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 106

Welcome back to the Grizz musical palour and today i've gone into the forgotten corners and under the old cushions to find them rarieritys and lost nuggets... it Soul Niceness 106 (Deep Digs).

A selection of tracks not easily found begins with The Nomads version of a Northern Soul nuggett, we've an Average White Band 70's cut never released on vinyl but available on one of their comp. CD's, we've a sort after Little Dooley track from 1972, theres an earlier alternate take of the Rene Guyer Boogie favorite, and we end on a wicked LP cut from one of the best Jazz Funk bands of the 70's - The Headhunters... plus more music to rediscover.

Mr S up in few days...I'll catch you soon

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

 The Nomads- Have I the right
Average White Band- How can you go home
Bobby Warren- Time has come for us to be free
Little Dooley- Its got to be now or never
Leslie Drayton Orch. Ft Barbara Morrison- When will u be mine
Bartel- Naturally Good
Renee Geyer- Be there in the morning
Caesar Frazier- Till another day
The Headhunters- Don’t kill your feelings

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Nuwaveradio presents #TheSoulMixtape Tape No.1

As we announced a few weeks back, I've got shows playing on in the tradition of our White Label mixes. Hour long shows packed with various genres of Soulful music from any decade up to the present day.

Ill post the odd show here and there, but there are so many more on the station, as well as some great Soul, Funk, House and Hip Hop shows from other like minded DJ's.

So enjoy this show, and if you like, tune into the station on the link here: Nuwaveradio. its that easy.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

DJ Grizz- The Isley Brothers

Todays treat is a retrospective of one of the longest serving bands in Soul music (or any music come to that) The Isley Brothers. Starting in the mid 50's right up until recent years the group and its members have been putting out some quality music! This is a somewhat personal choice of my favourites, mainly from their 70's catalogue, so apologies if i missed yours.

We start with the original of the often covered Work To Do, then there is their version of the Bob Dylan hit Lay Lady Lay, theres a track familier to all sample devotees in Footsteps In The Dark, theres some fine examples of the craft of ballad making including Living For The Love Of You and At The Best You Are Love (again known for its 90's 'RnB' cover) and we end on a groove from 1972 in Lay Away.

Back next week for some Niceness!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog
 1- Work to do
2- Lay lady lay
3- Footsteps in the dark
4- If you were there
5- Make me say it again girl
6- Living for the love of you
7- At your best you are love
8- Love put me in the corner
9- Lay away

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

SoulNRnB's rare Groove Volume 11

Welcome to Volume 11 in my Rare groove mixes.

Some great 70's and early 80's tunes featured here from the likes of Peabo Bryson, The Futures, Melissa Manchester, Zapp and much more. Hell, if youve listened to any of these yet, you know what to expect: Great Soul Music

Press play below, Grizz on the flipside!

Sunday, 17 January 2016

DJ Grizz- Reggae Got Soul 5

My 1st helping of Reggae for this year and my usual offering of Soul classics in a revival Reggae style... its Reggae Got Soul Volume 5.

The cover carnival starts with Norma Frazers version of the Aretha anthem, Cynthia Richards covers The Staple Singers, Winston Groovy gives us his take on the Holland Dozier Holland penned Supremes hit, Dave Barker of Dave & Ansell Collins fame sings the Stylistics and to finish- a slightly off script but none the less timely 1974 cover track of Bowies -Man Who Sold The World... plus more.

Mr S up soon. I'm back next weekend for more of the same!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

 Norma Frazer- Respect
Alton Ellis- You make me so very happy
Cynthia Richards- If you’re ready come go with me
Doreen  Schaffer- Ain’t gonna change my mind
Winston Groovy- You keep me hanging on
 Janet Kay- Wishing on a star
Ken Boothe - Lets get it on
Dave Barker- I’m stoned in love with you
The Wally Brothers- Man who sold the world

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 150

Brand new music for 2016.

Our first Street Sounds mix of the year features a track from the forthcoming KING lp; New music from Brandy with a Blues vibe; Mixtape tracks from Teedra Moses, Timbaland and Aaliyah; A Bonus Internet tune; Plus something soulful from friend of the blog Diggs Duke.

Hope 2016 has started right for you all, Grizz will be back at the weekend with more classic soul!

Sunday, 10 January 2016

DJ Grizz - Soul Niceness 105

  Morning Mixtapers and welcome back for another gift of Rare Groove and good Soul music from way back when... its Soul Niceness 105.

We kick off with a Harvey Mason gem, a cool Earth Wind and Fire LP tune, there's 'Mr Soul' Al Green, an early 80's monster from Sunfire and end on a 2step anthem from Sahara... plus many more chunks of old Soul gold to rediscover.

Mr S up soon (don't forget to check his new radio show!) and i'm back before you know it!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog   

 Harvey Mason- Pack up your bags
Earth Wind & Fire- on your face
Melissa Manchester- Holding onto the loving
Sky- High
Al Green- What is this feeling
The Supreme Jubilees- Do you believe
The Drifters- Pour your little heart out
Sunfire- Young Free and Single
Sahara- The wind

Thursday, 7 January 2016

#TheSoulMixtape X Nuwaveradio

Something a bit different this week.

#TheSoulMixtape has joined forces with Nuwaveradio.

This weeks mix can be found on the Beta stream playing 24/7 here:

You'll also find some great shows from the likes of Dez Parkes, Marc Mac and Denz.

So check us out, follow Nuwaveradio on Mixcloud and Facebook/Twitter.

I've got a great 1 hour show on there featuring some rarities 

Grizz back at the weekend, I'll return with the first Street Sounds mix of the year next week.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

DJ Grizz- Uplifting Soul 2016

Here we are in the new year and I hope everyone's had a great week! So lets start the the year looking forward in a positive mode with a selection of tunes to lift the spirit and take life by the scruff of the neck- Uplifting Soul 2016.

Our inspirational selection of Soul and Jazz starts with some reassuring boogie from the Players Association, theres the George Jackson original of an 'Uplifting' anthem, and a large helping of rousing tracks from the likes of Donald Byrd, The Younghearts, Norman Connors and many more to help you into the new year feeling affirmed and hopeful.

Have a great 2016!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

 Players Association- Everything’s gonna be OK
George Jackson- The only way is up
Donald Byrd- Dominoes
Andrae Crouch- Don’t give up
Sweet Thunder - Keep on growing
The Younghearts- Do we have the time
Dexter Wansel- New beginning
Oneness of Juju- Loves messenger
Norman Connors & Phyllis Hyman- Remember who you are