August 17, 2014

VALERIE SIMPSON – “Remember me” (Unreleased demo)

Back from summer holidays with a great rarity originally released by Diana Ross in 1970. Way better performance by Valerie Simpson who co-wrote it with her late husband Nickolas Ashford.

Download file below (320 kbps) – Time 3:38

July 30, 2014

VANEESE & CAROLYN – “I’m losing you” (1977)

Vaneese Thomas & Carolyn Mitchell join forces on their very first 7” single released on Polydor Records in 1977. Real Soul music appeared only as a B side……enjoy!

Download file below (320 kbps) – Time 3:54

July 21, 2014

NORIYO IKEDA – “Dream in the street” (1980)

Early ‘80s Japanese Soul obscurity……need I say more ?????

Download file below (320 kbps) – Time 4:56

July 14, 2014

BOBBY WOMACK – “Give it up” (1979)

During the World Cup, one of the best artists of Soul music passed away at the age of 70. It was very hard to choose a unique track from his precious career but thanks to my friend SoulLakis from Volos, he proposed the best possible choice. Thanks my friend once again for another killer tune, truly very hard selected!

Download file below (320 kbps) – Time 4:38

June 18, 2014

World Cup in Brasil

Update on July 14: After watching all 64 games, my personal conclusion is as follows:

Regardless of game results, the only teams that played all their games with passion and sportsmanship were MEXICO, GHANA, ALGERIA, CHILE and EQUADOR. All the others played at least one game with opportunism (just to get the result).

Although I'm a big fan of BRASIL, the team was totally inadequate to utilize this special opportunity and win the Cup for the 6th time.

As for Germans, they should have been beaten by Ghana or disqualified by Algeria. I'm not saying that they were lucky but at least they showed the proper persistence just to get advanced without playing great football.

As for Argentinians, apart for having the best defense, they didn't have this special quality to win the Final.

Overall, we all enjoyed one of the best World Cups since 1982. In my humble opinion, the best game was ALGERIA vs. KOREA REPUBLIC 4-2.

June 09, 2014

DAVID HUDSON – “Just a feeling” (1987)

A great soulful affair produced and co-written by Willie Mitchell. Taken from David’s 1987 LP “Nite and day” released on Waylo Records.

Download file below (320 kbps) – Time 4:19