Welcome back for another slice of that Rare Groove and Soul pie.... its Soul Niceness Volume 91!
We start with an 1980 Average White Band LP tune that went on to be a big hit for the 2nd artist on the mix, that would be Chaka Khan here with a great track from her 1st solo album which spawned 'I'm Every Woman' (which also guest featured many members of AWB!), there a Rare Groove classic from ex-Supreme Jean Terrell, we've a massive tune from bass playing god Stanley Clarke, a rare soul collectors dream from Eddie Fisher and end with a Soul-Jazz master-class from Lonnie Liston Smith... plus more!
Mr S will be pulling a white label mix from his top-hat later in the week and I'll be here- same place same time next week!
Volume 8 of my Rare Groove mixes are always a pleasure to compile. Forces me to dig around and select tracks that I may not have heard in a while.
This latest volume features some well known Rare Groove tunes from the likes of Gene Harris and Peabo Bryson, as well as some nuggets from Esther Williams and Cloud One.
So press play below and let the great sounds wash over you! White Label mix next week, till then its Grizz at the weekend! (Be sure to check out his Reggae got Soul mix below with Reggae versions of some well known Rare Groove classics!)
Time to 'Push me in the corner' as the song said with a selection of Rare Groove and Soul tracks done in a Lovers Rock / Reggae style from back in the day.
We kick off with a Jones Girls cover, there's the Carl Carlton Rare Groove classic done by Winston Reedy, Storm take on Diana Ross, The Tamlins give us their version of a Eugene Record penned Chilites tune, Paulette Tajah sings the prelude to every chat-show DNA test - originally done by Billy Paul and we end with Bunny Malone making Maze his own... plus more 'wind your waist' tracks to enjoy!
Enjoying an early showing of summer in London at the moment so make the Mixtape your soundtrack to the sunshine. Catch you soon!
The latest Rare Groove and dug up 70's and 80's Soul music offering... its Soul Niceness Volume 90.
The groove fest begins with Maurice Jacksons original of the tune better known by Leroy Hutson, there's a track from Marvin Gayes slightly less commercial but most would say deeper and more profound late 70's period, we've a wicked little Philly stepper from McFadden and Whitehead, includes the big hit from Dennis Edwards and ends with a chill-out master-class from the LA Boppers.
Mr S will be up midweek after showing us his 'Butterfly collection' last week... I'll catch you next weekend!
Today we have the latest instalment in our Jazz Funk series ... its Jazz Funk Volume 16!
The Jazz- Funk fest begins with an up-tempo take on Searching by Roy Ayers, there's tight instrumental funkiness from Oneness of Juju, some Latin jazz-rock goodness from guitar royalty Santana, our banner artist is sax master Pharaoh Sanders and we top the mix with a Mizell Brothers inspired Bobbi Humphrey.... plus more to indulge your funky jazz craving!
I touch back down on planet Rare Groove & Soul next week after SoulNRnB's pops up midweek.
Well, the iPod is no more. And 2007 seems like a long time ago. But the music is as fresh now as it was then.
Some great music from the likes of Emily King, Jazzy Jeff, Common (Featuring D'Angelo!), Clara Hill with a Marc Mac production, plus lots lots more. Lets see if this one sparks some memories, or introduces you to something new.
Grizz is on the flipside with some great old school selections for you, meanwhile press play below!