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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The holidays are almost here and I seem to be coming up for air! My usual selection of New and Upfront Soul/R&B music coupled with some gems from back in the day. Great new music from SouLutions remixed by Drizabone, Neil Pierce and Vanessa Freeman, Eric Benet, Kelly Price, DJ Cassidy and Mary J Blige. Oldies from the New Yorkers, Arrivals, Mavis Staples, Desi, Next Movement and Theryl. I end the first ever remix from Drizabone! Until next time. New and Upfront Listen (Drizabone Extended Remix) - SouLutions 2014 Listen [Single] Ready For Your Love (DJ Spen's Downtempo Soul Mix) - Neil Pierce feat Vanessa Freeman 2014 Quantize Recordings Harriet Jones (Cool Million Remix) - Eric Benét 2014 The Other One Pt 1 Back 2 Love (Featuring Ruben Studdard) - Kelly Price 2014 Sing Pray Love Vol. 1: Sing Make the World Go Round (feat. R. Kelly) - DJ Cassidy 2014 Single See That Boy Again (feat Pharrell) - Mary J. Blige 2014 Think Like A Man Too Back in Time Section I Believe In Love - New Yorkers feat Will Lee 1980 Warner Bros Japan P-634W Wrapped Up In Your Love - Arrivals 1981 20th Century Records TCD-126 Love Gone Bad - Mavis Staples 1983 Phono Records CP-1051 Taking You Back - Modern Indie Soul from late 80s I'm Much Too Shy - Desi 1984 Blue Records, Inc. B-10015 More Love - Next Movement 1985 Nuance Records ‎NU-1251 Open Up Your Heart - Theryl 1988 Pyramid Records 1002926 Something a little extra - Drizabone's first ever remix Without You (One And One) (Extended Mix) - Lindy Layton 1991 Arista ‎– 614 636

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

It's been a few months now but I am finally back ... Great new music from Calvin Richardson, Don-E, Incognito, Bernhoft feat Jill Scott, Mark De-Clive Lowe and Jose James. Back in time looks at 3 excellent Michael Jackson Demos. Next, I am talking you back to the time when smooth-jazz albums featured a vocal cut! 3 of them here featuring Howard Hewett. Finally ... a little something extra from Kaidi Tatham on the remix! New and Upfront We Gonna Love Tonite - Calvin Richardson (2014 Forthcoming) Without Your Love - Don-E (2014 Free Download) I Couldn't Love You More - Incognito (2014 Amplified Soul) No Us, No Them (feat Jill Scott) - Bernhoft (2014 Islander) Hollow (feat Nia Andrews) - Mark de Clive-Lowe (2014 Church) U R The 1 - José James (2014 While You Were Sleeping) Back in Time - Michael Jackson Demos Loving You (Original Version) - Michael Jackson (1987 XSCAPE - BAD Sessions) Carousel - Michael Jackson (1982 Thriller Sessions) P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) [Demo Version] - Michael Jackson (1982 Thriller Sessions) Taking You Back - Howard Hewett guest appearances In A Heartbeat (feat Howard Hewett) - Joe Sample (2002 The Pecan Tree) Love Comes In Time (feat Howard Hewett) - Audio Caviar (2002 Transoceanic) My Desire Is You (feat Howard Hewett) - Narada Michael Walden (1995 Sending Love To Everyone) Something a little extra ... Pleasure (Kaidi Tatham Remix) - Brasstooth (2014 Single)

Monday, 7 April 2014

Wayne Henderson sadly passed away this week and because I am such a huge fan of his wonderful contribution to the music which I love I decided to create a podcast celebrating his work. I start off with where it all began and some of his jazzier moments with The Crusaders and going solo... I follow this up with 3 great tracks which he recorded with Roy Ayers in that fruitful late 70s period... Next up I look at a further 3 tracks which feature his unique trombone playing, classic solos which light up the songs... The final section includes 3 well known soul cuts from his At Home Production stables. I round off the podcast with a well known anthem that was his first foray into the realms of production, Ronnie Laws and the aptly titled 'Always There'. RIP the great Wayne Henderson! Where it all started ... Jazzier Numbers Keep That Same Old Feeling - The Crusaders (1976 Those Southern Knights) I'm Staying Forever - Wayne Henderson (1977 Big Daddy's Place) Rainbow Visions - The Crusaders (1975 Chain Reaction) Roy and Wayne - Prime Time! For Real - Roy Ayers & Wayne Henderson (1978 Step In To Our Life) No Deposit No Return - Roy Ayers & Wayne Henderson (1978 Step In To Our Life) Thank You Thank You - Roy Ayers & Wayne Henderson (1980 Prime Time) Trombone Wonderland - 3 cuts featuring Wayne Pete's Crusade (feat Wayne Henderson) - Light of the World (1980 Round Trip) Love On A Summer Night (feat Wayne Henderson) - The McCrarys (1982 All Night Music) Listen to Me (feat Wayne Henderson) - Narada Michael Walden (1979 Awakening) At Home Productions - 3 rare groove killers Hollywood Dreaming - Father's Children (1979 Father's Children) Midnight Lover - Side Effect (1981 Portraits) S.O.S. - Esther Phillips (1978 All About Esther Phillips) A little something extra ... At Home Productions opening number! Always There - Ronnie Laws (1975 Pressure Sensitive) RIP Big Daddy!
Where has the last 4 weeks gone? Well I am back with a new show ... some new gems from Tyrone Lee - Spinna Remix, J Holiday, Soul Talk Boys remix Lisa Stansfield, Robin McKelle, Thomas Motter feat LeNora Jaye and Lington feat Kenny Lattimore! Back in time section focuses on indie ssoul from the 80s / 90s. Taking you back section looks at Street Soul and it includes and elusive unreleased gem from PAUL JOHNSON! Finally, in tribute to Frankie Knuckles I have included his remix for Nicki Richards. New and Upfront Get My Life Back (Spinna Radio Edit) - Tyrone Lee (2014 Get My Life Back (Single)) Thinkin About You - J Holiday (2014 Guily Concience) So Be It (Soul Talk Mix) - Lisa Stansfield (2014 So Be It (Single)) Control Youself - Robin McKelle & the Flytones (2014 Heart of Memphis) Star (Feat Le Nora Jaye) - Thomas Motter (2014 Lost & Loved) Gonna Love You Tonight (feat Kenny Lattimore) - Michael Lington (2014 Soul Appeal) Back In Time - Indie Gems from 80s and 90s Give Her What She Wants - Gregg Willis (1990 Warlock 12) Make Me Yours Forever - Willie Clayton (1988 Forever) Just A Heartbeat Away - Skip Martin (1987 Smart Records 1001) Taking You Back - Street Soul of the 90s Walking - Paul Johnson (1994 Unreleased) Me My Turn (Street Soul Mix) - Funhill (1991 Seventh Heaven ‎– SH 001) Alright - Deluxe (1996 Show Me LP) A Little Something Extra from ... Frankie Knuckles! Summer Breeze (Frankie Knuckles Remix) - Nicki Richards (1991 Atlantic DMD 1674)
Podcast 42 brings you great new music from Tokoyo Dawn Records with two exquisite Opolopo remixes! 2000Black bring us a genius remix for Paul Johnson, forthcoming on Expansion RSD. Root Soul replay Destiny, Drizabone remix Delegation and Bluey has now changed into Citrus Soul. Back in time comes from William DeVaughn, Brooklyn Dreams and The Sylvers. Taking you back looks at TW Bankston, Tyrone Burwell and Deja. Something a little comes from an unlikely source, Fleetwood Mac and a wonderful re-edit of Keep On Going. Until the next time ... New and Upfront My Prediction (feat. Omar) [Opolopo Remix] - Positive Flow (2014 The Boogie, Vol. 4) Better Than This (dego&kaidi's 2000black mix) - Paul Johnson (2014 Expansion RSD) Give Your Love A Chance - Shuya Okino (2014 Destiny Replayed By Root Soul) One Step Closer (Opolopo Remix) - Personal Life (2014 The Boogie, Vol. 4) I Surrender (Drizabone Remix) - Delegation (2014 I Surrender (Remixes)) What Color Is Love (Valerie Ettienne) - Citrus Sun (2014 People Of Tomorrow) Back in time Crème De Crème - William DeVaughn (1982 HCRC 4W9 03280) Fallin' In Love - Brooklyn Dreams (1980 Music, Harmony & Rhythm: The Casablanca Years) Love Changes - The Sylvers (1978 Forever Yours) Taking You Back You Are The Icing On My Cake - T.W. Bankston (1989 Straight Up Records Inc. EL-12948) Memories - Tyrone Burwell (1988 Creative Funk ‎CF-8000) Summer Love - Déjà (1987 Serious) Something a little extra ... Keep On Going (Cosmo Vitelli Edit) - Fleetwood Mac (2008 Cliche Breaks 03 Re-edits)
Hello again ... it's number 41 here. We kick off with a track that I have had the pleasure of playing first in October on my 36th Podcast. I have been championing it ever since and can happily announce that it will be released through Expansion records in April! Other new tracks from Toni Braxton & babyface, Jennifer Hudson, Reflex Revision of Heidi Vogel, Starlite and Loretta. Back in time section features three great vinyl only cuts. Taking you back with three luxury soul dancers. Finally I finish with a non-album cut from another Johnson this time its the Brothers Johnson. New and Upfront Better Than This (Remix) - Paul Johnson (2014 Expansion Forthcoming) Heart Attack - Toni Braxton & Babyface (2014 Love, Marriage‎ & Divorce) I Can't Describe The Way I Feel (Madhatter Street Re-Edit) - Jennifer Hudson (2014 Madhatter Re-Edits) Everybody Loves The Sunshine [The Reflex Rework] - Heidi Leonore Vogel (2014 Reflex Re√isions) Starlite - Phirefly (2014 Nu Disco Free Downloads) So Alive (feat. Gimenez E) - Loretta (2014 Find a Way) Back in Time Stay Awhile - Phil Flower (1986 ICI Industries 1806) One Time To Make It Right (feat Toni Smith) - DMX Affair (1985 Creative Funk ‎CFM-1800) If You Want To Fool Around (Club Mix) - Demetrius(1987 Vision VR-1203) Taking You Back Say Something [The Mr Total Contrast Mix] - Mia Chevais (1998 Inventive [Promo Only]) Butterflies (Track Masters Remix No Rap Edit)- Michael Jackson (2001 Butterflies (Promo)) Time After Time (feat. Amel Larrieux & Vivian Sessoms) - Towa Tei (1998 Sound Museum) Something extra... Let's Swing [Non Album Cut] - Brothers Johnson (1980 A&M 2216-S)

Friday, 7 February 2014

Back with an interesting mix of new and old, this being my 40th podcast. I kick the show off with an incredible JOEY NEGRO re-edit of a wonder George Benson album track. New music comes from Natasha Watts, L Young, Noel Gourdin, Ruben Studdard and John Michael (lovingly mixed together). Back in time section features 3 non-album cuts produced by Maurice White and Earth, Wind & Fire. Taking you back section looks at 3 exclusive re-edits from my good friend Stevie Street and Andy Madhatter. Finally, classic Dego and Kaidi from their new EP on EGLO. Till next time... New and upfront George Will Come Again (Joey Negro Re-edit) - George Benson (2014 JN Re-Edit) Good Love - Natasha Watts (2014 Natasha Watts) I Love My Girl (Reel People Remix) - L. Young (2014 RPM034) No Worries - Noel Gourdin (2014 City Heart, Southern Soul) Love, Love, Love - Ruben Studdard (2014 Unconditional Love (Deluxe Edition) Sophisticated Lady (Soulpersona Remix) - John Michael (2014 Remix) Back in Time - Earth Wind & Fire Non album cuts Diana - Earth, Wind & Fire (1979 I Am Bonus) My Baby Dance [Non-Album Track] - The Emotions (1979 CBS 7869) Heartstrings [Non-Album Track] - Jennifer Holliday (1983 Geffen 7-29525) Taking you back - Stevie Street and Andy Madhatter re-edits Realize (Madhatter Street Re-edit) - Charlie Wilson (2014 Exclusive Re-edit) Believe In Love (Madhatter Street Re-edit) - Teddy Pendergrass (2014 Exclusive Re-edit) Angel (Madhatter Street Re-edit) - Company (2014 Exclusive Re-edit) Something a little extra... Carrot & Sesame - Dego & Kaidi (2014 Dego & Kaidi EP)