Charles (also known as Chuck) collaborated with Marvin
Yancy creating a very powerful songwriting/producing duo that were behind some
of the biggest hits of Natalie Cole. The song I chose is the title track taken
from his first solo LP released on Capitol Records in 1978.
One of my favorite melodies performed by the very
talented singer and actress Debra Laws. Taken from her debut LP “Very special” co-produced
by her sibling Hubert & Ronnie Laws. Released on Elektra Records in 1981.
Sharon recorded only 2 LPs in 1971 and 1978
respectively. The featured track is definitely the best one taken from her 2nd
album released on Tabu Records, co-written, produced and arranged by the great
Superb production! Japanese prolific producer &
composer Shiro Sagisu teams up with U.S. vocalist Jennifer Ingram creating
soulful sensation like no other. This gem could easily sweep music charts in
the early 80s all over the world, don’t you agree?
I’m back after a short absence with a tasteful Greek
offering arranged wonderfully by my very good friend Harris Varthakouris. Aleka
Kanellidou is one of the very few genuine Jazzy ladies in Greece possessing a
distinctive warm mellow voice.
Surprisingly soulful collaboration between Jazz trumpeter Chuck Mangione and multi-talented artist Rob Mathes. Co-written, arranged and produced by the great Thom Bell. Taken from Mangione’s LP “Eyes of the veiled temptress” released on CBS Records in 1988.
Heavenly harmonies combined with a flawless melody create the definition of “Real Music”. Performed only by the 4 female singers. Taken from their 1984 LP “From the heart” released in 1984. Although I am Greek, I have to admit that the musicality of English language is second to none. In my humble opinion, this track is one of the finest songs you’ll ever hear in your entire life.
By far the best male vocalist who has emerged the last 10 years. He possesses a sexy & warm baritone voice sounding like a cross between Brook Benton and Isaac Hayes. Enjoy this great groove lifted from his debut album “Warm, smooth and phonky” released in 2004.
1. MAYSA LEAK & BLUEY – Good morning sunrise
2. SHEREE BROWN – Being in love with you
3. PHARRELL WILLIAMS - Happy
4. NAJEE feat. MELI’SA MORGAN – In the mood to take it slow
5. ROBIN BRAMLETT – This is my life
6. C. ROBERT WALKER – Something’s going on
7. WILL DOWNING & AVERY SUNSHINE – You were meant just for me
8. GUIDA DE PALMA & LEON WARE – A seed in you
9. TYRONE LEE – Get 2 know U
10. JANELLE MONAE – Dorothy Dandridge eyes
Back to British Soul with an amazing sensual stepper. Derek Bramble (of the Group “HEATWAVE”) penned this great track performing wonderfully a duet with Jaki Graham from 1986. Taken from Jaki’s LP “Breaking away” released on EMI Records.
For some time now I was thinking which soulful track I should post from multi-talented pianist Bob James. Well, I chose an appropriate sensual nugget from 1999 featuring Rasheedah Buckner on lead vocals taken from his album “Joy ride” released on Warner Bros Records.
My UK friend Paul Grestock surprised me once again with this exceptional cover version of Leon Russell’s classic. Taken from Japanese saxman TAKESHI ITOH’s debut LP “Dear hearts” released on Columbia Records in 1984 in Japan. Personnel include Nathan East, Steve Lukather, Marcus Miller, Paul Jackson Jr., John Robinson and Larry Williams among others.