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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Here it is, my 50th podcast in the series! Thank you to everyone who has supported me on this journey. I have included some outstanding music this month from Miguel Migs, Lisa Stansfield, Omar and a forthcoming killer from Olga, presented by Incognito! To celebrate the unearthing of a Motown gem from Marvin Gaye I have included other such classics from the Mizell Brothers. Finally I close the show with the incredible talents of Shokazulu. Enjoy... New and Upfront - featuring an exclusive from Incognito Gotta Keep Moving On - Incognito presents Olga (2014 Forthcoming) Give Me Something (feat Lisa Shaw) - Miguel Migs (2014 Dim Division) There Goes My Heart (Soul Talk Mix) - Lisa Stansfield (2014 There Goes My Heart (Remixes)) 3 collaborations featuring OMAR Love Core (feat. Omar) - Ralf GUM (2014 In My City) Beyond feat Omar - EVM128 (2014 Digital Single) Don't Let The Sun Go Down ft. Omar (4hero Remix) - Sean Khan (2014 Far Out Recordings) Mizells Soul Selection from the 70s Woman Of The World - Marvin Gaye (1973 Blue Note Records 75th Anniversary Vinyl Initiative (RSD 2014)) Waterfalls - Margie Evans (1973 Buddah BDA 431) When I'm With You - Brenda Lee Eager (1974 Mercury 73450) Japan Only Bonus Tracks Just Like Candy - Rahsaan Patterson (2004 After Hours (Japan Import)) Everyday (Japan Bonus Track) - Chanté Moore (1999 This Moment Is Mine (Japan Import)) Open Wide - Laurneá (1997 Betta Listen (Japan Bonus)) Something a little extra... Fresh Fromage - Shokazulu (2014 2000Black 2033)
Almost at the big 50 ... been away a few months so I thought I would come back with an 'all new music' show highlighting some of the wonderful sounds that are circulating the ether at the minute. I have thrown in a couple of gems that you might not hear anywhere else. Enjoy! Revival (Soulpersona Raregroove Remix)- Martine Girault (2014 Revival (Soulpersona Remixes) Cleverly (Soul Talk Soul Mix Extended)- Dasha feat Paul Johnson (2014 Expand 104) Control Yourself (Opolopo Remix) - Robin McKelle & The Flytones (2014 Control Yourself) Best Work - Tasha Page-Lockhart (2014 Here Right Now) Don't Hide Your Wings - Eric Roberson (2014 The Box) Laying Beside Me (feat Eric Roberson) - Kim Waters (2014 Silver Soul) Nobody - Kem (2014 Promise To Love) Do You Want Some Lovin - Opaz feat Ray Hayden (2014 Sarethereal EP) Grace (Reel People Vocal Mix) - Portia Monique (2014 RPM042) Jam (Soulpersona Raregroove Remix) - Wonderlush (2014 Jam (e-single) ForeverMyDarlin' [#bootlegmix] - Rahsaan Patterson (2014 Demo) Deeper (Ga Outstanding 80s Mix) [Digital Only Bonus Track] - Shakatak (2014 On The Corner) Just Can't Give You Up (Demo Mix) - Diplomats of Soul feat. Noel McKoy (2014 Expansion Forthcoming)
I thought that I would celebrate two massive franchises - old and new. Firstly, the Soul Togetherness series is due a new release next month and I include 3 huge cuts from this years comp (all of which will debut on CD on this compilation!) This is nicely followed by 3 of my favourite cuts from 2006, 2007 and 2008. Secondly, TK owner Henry Stone passed away this month so I thought that I would include 6 soul killers from the extensive TK back catalogue. I round the podcast off with an awesome re-edit of Michael Jackson from Kon. Until next time ... Soul Togetherness Retrospective Better Than This (Soul Talk Remix) - Paul Johnson (Soul Togetherness 2014) Praying For Rain - Garcia feat Vince Durrell (Soul Togetherness 2014) London Sky (Soul Talk remix) - Glen Goldsmith (Soul Togetherness 2014) Walkafteru - Aura Jackson (Soul Togetherness 2006) Brothers & Sisters ft Tamar - Seven (Soul Togetherness 2007) Adore U - Sheree Brown (Soul Togetherness 2008) TK Records Retrospective I'm So In Love With You - Wizdom (1980 Drive 6287) It's You Girl - Universal Love (1977 Glades 1745) If It Was Me - Sundray Tucker (1981 TK 1046) You Are My Star - Paulette Reaves (1977 Blue Candle LP) Our Day Is Here - J.P.Robinson (1974 Blue Candle 1504) It Don't Concern Us - Rising Sun (1975 Kingston 267) Something a little extra ... Get Kon The Floor (KON remix) - Michael Jackson (2014 STARTIME 004)
Here's yet another one from me. Great new music on the left field tip this week from 4hero, Blue James produced by Dego/Kaidi, Fatima, Don-E, Vivian Green and Kenya Soulsinger. Back in time sections features 3 12" from the 90s UK soul scene. Taking you back section looks at some Driza Bone remixes and something a little extra comes from Driza Bone again - the original promo version featuring Sophie Jones! Enjoy... New & Upfront The Mystery of Man (4hero Remix) - Sonzeira (2014 Sonzeira (Remixes)) Make It Go Away (Pain) - Blu James (2014 Blu James) Do Better - Fatima (2014 Yellow Memories) I Got It - Don-E (2014 Don-E Free Donwload) Get Right Back To My Baby - Vivian Green (2014 Get Right Back To My Baby (Download)) Screams of Passion - Kenya Soulsinger (2014 Screams of Passion) Back In Time - 90s 12" from the UK Soul Scene (Can't Always Have) Sunshine - C223 (1995 Rotating 12") My Lovers Embrace (Album Version) - Shiji (1997 Ivy Records IVYR002) On My Own - Andrea (1996 Defunct ANDREA 002) Taking You Back - Driza Bone remixes Submerge (Driza Bone Remix) - Angie Giles (1992 Island 12IS 513) There Has Got to Be a Way [Drizabone Remix] - Lulu (1995 Single) You Will Rise (Bone Idol Edit) - Sweetback (1997 You Will Rise Single) Something a little extra ... Driza-Bone's first promo demo feat Sophie Jones Real Love (Pete's Edit) - Driza-Bone (1991 White Label DRIZA 1)

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!