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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)

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Happy New Year to everyone ... it has been an awfully long time but I am back. Here are my highlights from the Luxury Soul Weekender - tracks I played and tracks I heard. I start with 3 new cuts which touched an emotion with me during the weekend. This is followed up with a 'mega mix' of 6 revival floor-fillers. Rounding the selection up are 3 cuts which I played during my Sunday morning lounge set. Last but not least, I have included a great house track that Mike Stephens featured during one of his sets! New and upfront Love Has Come Around - Incognito (2013 Souvenir For Japan( Stand Tall (Woman) - ReGrooved feat. Lisa Taylor & DaPaul (2014 ReGrooved Single) Get 2 Know U - Tyrone Lee (2013 Invitation) Taking You Back - Mega-mix! On And On (The Finest Soul Mix) - Beverlei Brown (1996 Soul Supreme - UK Street Soul In The Nineties) For Your Love - Hill St Soul (2000 Brownsugar Records Presents Soul Essentials 1) She Is [No Rap Version] - Carl Thomas (2003 Bad Boy UNI21042-2) Take You Out [Paul Simpson Remix] - Luther Vandross (2004 Promo) Georgy Porgy (SOULSPY Georgy Benson Remix) - Eric Benet (2013 Promo) I Wasn't Kidding - Angie Stone (2005 Stone Hits-The Very Best Of Angie Stone) Back In Time - Lounge revivals You Made My Life Beautiful - Maxine Nightingale (1978 Love Lines) Breathless - Mason (1987 Livin On The Edge) Lady Sits Alone (feat Gerri Morrison)- Kofi(1992 Harlem Nocturne) One for the road ... Call On Me (Dj Spen, Gary Hudgins & Thommy Davis Vocal Remix) - Fanatix (feat Sara Devine, Sterling Ensemble) (2013 Call On Me (Incl. DJ Spen Mix))

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Two podcasts in a week? Yes indeed ... been a great week for new music and old revivals so I thought that I would share my current playlist with you. Wonderful new music from Omar (Opolopo on the Remix), Dego and 2000Black, Robert Glasper with Dwele and Brandy, Tony Momrelle and Tyrone Lee. Back in Time section looks at 3 cuts written by Loose Ends. Taking you back section features 3 hard obscure West Coast gems from 1982. Featuring an Al Jarreau cut that has never been on CD! Something a little extra comes from Najee featuring Meli'sa Morgan. Catch you soon ... New and Upfront Treat You feat Caron Wheeler (Opolopo Remix) - Omar (2013 Treat You [Remixes]) Find A Way - Dego & The 2000Black Family (2013 Neroli Nero025t) Worries [Feat. Dwele] - Robert Glasper Experiment (2013 Black Radio 2 Spotlight - Tony Momrelle (2013 Fly EP) Woman In My World - Tyrone Lee (2013 Invitation) What Are We Doing [Feat. Brandy] - Robert Glasper Experiment (2013 Black Radio 2) Back In Time - Loose Ends Magic Touch (Vibes Version) featuring Roy Ayers - Loose Ends(1985 Virgin VS761 13) Ain't You Had Enough Love - Julie Roberts (1985 Bluebird 19) Good For Me - Cheryl Lynn (1989 Whatever It Takes) Taking You Back ... West Coast Magic 1982 Girls Know How - Al Jarreau (1982 Night Shift (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) The Right Place - Kimiko Kasai(1982 Kimiko Kasai) Let Yourself Go - Marlene With Seawind (1982 Summer Nights) Something a little extra produced by Demonte Posey! In The Mood To Take It Slow (feat Meli'sa Morgan) - Najee (2013 The Morning After)