Sunday, 29 May 2016

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 112

Here we go again with another crate digging selection of the good stuff from the 70's and 80's.... its Soul Niceness 112!

We begin the groove with 2 boogie stand-outs from the 80's in Status IV and Bobby Broom, some serious Soul from Latimore and then Charles Jackson, there's British funker and ex Hi Tension member David Joseph and we end on a Rare Groove classic from Dionne Warwick.. plus more stuff to keep the connoisseur quota up!

Back in the blink of an eye.

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Status V- Lovin you
Bobby Broom- Let it go
Ronnie Jones- satin sheets
Anthony White- Hey baby
Savoz- Love lies
Latimore -Jolie
Charles Jackson- I love you only
David Joseph -Im so in love
Dionne Warwick- Deja Vu

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

DJ Ridym - Lovers Rock Volume 1

Strolling down memory lane with some cool lovers rock for our listeners this week. Kicking off with a Freddie McGregor classic courtesy of Norman Connors "you are my starship" and then signing off the mix with some sublime vocals from the queen of lovers rock herself - Janet Kay.

During the 70's and 80's lovers rock had taken hold of the UK blues party scene with artists such as Jean Adebambo, Ruddy Thomas, Carol Thompson and Trevor Walters to name a few. Lovers Rock had firmly made its mark and would often be played by popular sound systems of the time. Caron Wheeler of Soul II Soul fame started out as part of popular lover rock trio - Brown Sugar which gave us such favorites as "I'm in love with a dreadlocks" and "Hello Stranger"

More to come from me next week but until then look out for Grizz and SoulNRnB mixes heading your way!

Freddie Mcgregor - Natural Collie
Heptics - Mind Blowing Decissions
One Blood - Be Thankful for what you got
Investigators - Woman I need your loving
Jean Adebambo - Reaching for a goal
Peter Hunnigale - Won't you be my lady
Ruddy Thomas - When I think of you
Motion - No man is an island
Sugar Minott - Tears you cry
Janet Kay - I do love you

Sunday, 22 May 2016

DJ Grizz- Reggae Got Soul 7

As promised another Grizz selection of old time Reggae covers of our best loved Soul tunes... it's Reggae Got Soul Vol. 7!

We kick off the Revival session with Sugar Minnot's take on the O'Jays monster hit, The Blues Busters reggae up Gladys Knight, Eddie Lovette covers Lionel Richie, Dee Sharpe interprets the Keni Burke Soul anthem, Marcia Griffiths gives us the Three Degrees plus many more versions to check out!

Have a good week Mixtapers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Sugar Minnot- I love music
Derrick Harriot- All day music
The Blues Busters- You’re the best thing that ever happened
Sonia Spence- Love wont let me wait
Eddie Lovette- Stuck on you
Black Harmony- Don't let it go to your head
Dee Sharpe- Rising to the top
Marcia Griffiths- When will i see you again
Winston Curtis- Be thankful

Friday, 20 May 2016

SoulNRnB's Rare Groove Volume 12

Taking a break from my ~TheSoulMixtape sessions on Nuwaveradio this week with a blog only Rare Groove mix featuring some great tracks from the 70's and 80's.

Some rarer tracks like the King James Version's "I'll still love you" and Freedom's "Summer Memory" share the stage with classics like Ben E King's "Spoiled".

Another of my Nuwaveradio shows next week, but not before visits from Grizz and DJ Ridym

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

DJ Ridym - RnB Soul Sessions Volume 2

Part 2 of my RnB Soul Session. Thinking of the best way to describe this one without sounding mental "R&B grooves, mixed like a reggae dub track with some classic rare groove samples on top." Sounds like a weird combination of ice cream but it goes down just as sweet with samples taken from classic rare groove anthems like Father's Children/Hollywood Dreaming and Love Unlimited/If you want me

I'll leave you to guess the rest! Back next week with some reggae mixes so stay tuned..

Sunday, 15 May 2016

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 111

Morning Mixtapers... back to the dusty Soul and Rare Grooves today with Soul Niceness 111!

The Soul selection starts with the Rare Groove classic from Dee Edwards, The Commodores give us something good from the 1978 Natural High LP, wev'e 2 from the 80's in the SOS Band and Lenard Lidell, we've a 60's gem from George Torrence, and end on a Maze nugget... plus more to check out!

Back in a Soulful Reggae mood next week. I'm sure Mr S and our newbee Mr R have something good in store too!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Dee Edwards- I can deal with that
Commodores- say yeah
SOS Band- High hopes (80’s)
Lenard Lidell- Fallen out of love (80’s)
The Lamont Cranston Band- Soul flight
Moments- Nine times
Razzy- I hate hate
George Torrence and the Naturals- So long goodbye (60’s)
Maze- Travelin’ man

Friday, 13 May 2016

#TheSoulMixtape on Nuwaveradio Tape 7

Tape 7 of #TheSoulMixtape as heard on Nuwaveradio featuring some brand new tracks from Anderson.Paak, Miles Bonny and Tweet as well as classic soul, Jazz funk, broken and a smidgen of Disco.

As I said in a previous post, my Street Sounds Selections are now featured on these hour long mixes, so if your looking for them, there here. That is, as well as some classics and hard to find gems, with a few suprises along the way.

Grizz and DJ Ridym should be along soon to bring you some more music, ill be back in a week or so.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

DJ Ridym - RnB Sessions Volume 1

Hi Guy's, I'll be here posting up more of what you're used to plus some reggae mixes for you reggae fans out there but for now here's an RnB mix with an 80's feel to it with sounds from Dego, 4 Hero, Reel People, Silhouette Brown and 80's sounding American Idol contestant Eloni Yawn who's appeared on stage with the likes of legends Dazz Band, Ohio Players and Mary Jane Girls to mention a few.


DJ Grizz- Billy Paul Mix

Apologies for its lateness (away on football duties last week) but i had to mark the passing of one of the great Soul voices of the 70's - Mr Billy Paul. Through his early jazz recordings to the collaborations with legendary writers/producers Gamble and Huff on the almighty Phillidelphia International label he was truly one of the icons of Soul and responsible for one the greatest love songs ever in Me and Mrs Jones.

My personal favorites are all here including Thanks For Saving My Life, the weekender anthem Bring The Family Back, a nod to his jazz roots in Billy Boy, another seduction standard in Lets Make a Baby and ending with his version of the wonderful This Is Your Life.

Back in a weeks time!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Thanks for saving my life
Be truthful to me
Bring the family back
Billy Boy
Compared to what
Lets make a baby
Me and Mrs Jones
Its too late
This is your life

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

This is Rare Groove Part Two on Nuwaveradio

Part 2 of my Rare Groove series as played on Nuwaveradio featuring some great Soul and R&B from the dustier end of my milk crate.

Grizz was missing this week but promises to return this weekend with a Billy Paul Tribute, and weve got a new Selector joining our ranks, DJ Ridym, who will be posting very shortly, so good things happening very soon.

Stay with us at #TheSoulMixtape