Sunday, 30 January 2011

Rance Allen Group - Peace of mind

Anyone into soul, jazz and the rare grooves knows about the Mizell brothers. There's so much to choose from and which is of the highest quality. Fairly new knowledge for me is that Fonce Mizell took part in writing and producing Jackson 5's 'I want you back'. 
Anyway, here's a great example of their magnificent musicality. Rance Allen groups' 'Peace of mind' off the 'Say my friend' LP. 
Classic Mizell stuff!

Rance Allen Group - Peace of mind (320)

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Coke Escovedo - I wouldn't change a thing

This is a serious piece of soul, I like to go back to now and then. Coke Escovedos' "I wouldn't change a thing", which got those musical elements that usually for me fits into most disco sets. Written by Johnny Bristol and from the 1976 LP "Comin at ya!".
Nuff said really, hope you dig!

Coke Escovedo - I wouldn't change a thing (320)

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Steve Davis - It's all because she's gone

Here's a quick one that I needed to rip for a friend. Off the Music LP by Steve Davis, the track is "It's all because she's gone". Great piece of music, though my favourite off the LP is the "Lalune blanche". But, I'll save that for another time.

Steve Davis - It's all because she's gone (192)

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Damaris - What about my love?

Here's a fine piece of mature and soulful boogie. Damaris 'What about my love?', a nice take on Johnnie Taylors version. Personally I prefer the Damaris one, and that's the one ripped here. I've chucked in the Johnnie Taylor as well - hope you dig either one of them!

Sunday, 2 January 2011


Another year and back again from some deserved festivities and rest. I just want to say thank you to everyone who's been interacting with me and checking this blog in the past year. It will keep going!
Here's a bit of a special treat for you and a perfect piece of 3am gospel. The Dynamic Clark Sister with the life affirmative 'Ha-ya' recorded live in Detroit, off the 'Is my living in vain' LP. A friend of mine said; this is house before house existed and I totally agree. It's a spiritual things as the house community would call it. I know Mark 7 did an edit of this, possibly less ellusive, still close to the original version.
Enjoy and thanks again!

Clark Sister - Ha-ya (196)

R.I.P Teena Marie

About a week ago, we were reached by the sad news of Teena Marie's passing. At the age of 54 it was way too early. I'm sure many of you know about her, for me she was one of those artists I got to know of at an early stage of my musical journey. I remember getting the 'It must be magic' and 'Lady T' albums long time ago. Still, both are LP's I like to get back to, and play out now and then. Specifically the bombs in 'Square biz' and 'Behind the groove' that never fails on a dance floor.
My personal all-time favourite is 'Portuguese love' off the 'It must be magic' LP. So here you go, some classic soul from the great artist in Teena Marie.

Teena Marie - Portuguese love (196)