There's been a huge buzz on a version of the great 'I believe in miracles' track. Most famously performed by The Jackson Sisters, but written and actually first recorded by Mark Capanni. Apparently only pressed as a Capitol promo, which of the majority probably were destroyed. Prominent soul DJ's, working at Capitol at the time don't recall to have known about the track. Now it's been blowing up big time within some discerning circles (though known before this within the even more discerning soul circles, especially up here in Scandinavia). And rightly so. It's quite different to the Jackson Sisters version, and not really comparable, but it's a really a fantastic song.
The most recent version is by the Sunlightsquare Latin Combo. Actually just recently released, and available as a quite limited 7". Again not really any reason to compare to the other versions, but this one is certainly a party starter. Go seek if you want one, it's soon gone.
A follow up on the Dilla theme going on here. Dionne Warwick's fantastic 'You're gonna need me' from the 'Just being myself' LP. From 73' and produced by the legendary producers Holland & Dozier.
Pure class on the arrangements and strings!
I'm busy ripping vinyl for some forthcoming and strictly digital dj-action. Obviously i'm not too happy about it - playing the music from a record is still important to me. Anyway, I thought, I might as well share a track with you. Just off the deck, from the Milt Matthews Inc. "It ain't your fault" - a very nice funky and folky number.
Stussy celebrates the legendary producer, this is the first part of three. There's some tee's as well. Check site for more info.
Update: I've seen some criticism on the making of this video, and I can fully agree on some points. If you think it's bad for commercial brands to capitalize on culture this way, there might still be some upsides as well. At the end of the day it can make these sort of cultural artefacts get the recognition it deserves.
I've been drawing my attention to lots of disco, and sort of post disco, boogie grooves lately. I've had the urge to go through old LP's, in my own collection, and through various other spots. Just to look for those forgotten and great LP tracks.
You get surprised everyday when the postman gets his deliverys to the door. The weather is mad up here in the northern shores. So this time again, i fail when not trying to purchase too many 45's. But this one from Action was too cool not to. Arrived today and is a nice little disco number.