This wonderful vocalist was brought to my attention by Richard Busiakiewicz from UK who emailed me recently and surprised me most
pleasantly. Her vocal style seems to carry on beautifully the classy tradition of the late
Smooth Summer Groove woven delicately by two masters
of mellow Jazzy Soul artistry: Japanese musician Kazu Matsui and US session
vocalist Maxi Anderson. Taken from Matsui’s LP “Standing on the outside”
released in 1983.
Despite all the difficulties that Greece is going
through - especially the past 3 weeks, with all Banks closed - I've got some
great news for all the devoted fans of my Blog.
After many years I'm back on the Radio with my own show, every Wednesday
night from 11pm to 1am Greek time on a brand new Web
Radio located in Athens, Greece called “CONI ON AIR” at www.coni-onair.comThere is also a ”chat-in-real-time” page for
My show is entitled “Soul Seduction”, I’m gonna
present it in English language and I’m gonna be playing Mellow Soul, Smooth
Funk, Sweet Disco, Subtle Jazz and Soul Gospel.
Fantastic ballad co-written by Patrice Rushen and
Sheree Brown exclusively for the movie “Hollywood shuffle” directed by Robert
Townsend in 1987. This great melody is heard during a romantic scene in the
movie and also at the closing credits but only for about 1.5 minutes. Never
released officially until today so we hope to be available in the near future
from a Soul label…..perhaps Expansion Records?
The kind of melody you should expect from this Blog.
Smooth, mellow and vintage. Taken from his only LP “Have you heard” released on
Casablanca Records in 1980.
It’s worthy to note that Spike Lee’s forthcoming movie
“Spinning Gold” is a biopic of 1970s record producer Neil Bogart, co-founder of
Casablanca records. No wonder, Soul Disco is on the spotlight again !
The daughter of the well famous Neil Sedaka performs a
tasteful melody in a “West Coast” style produced by David Foster. Lifted from
her only LP “I’m your girlfriend” released on Canyon Int. Records in Japan.
One of the best compositions ever written by Burt
Bacharach & Hal David, performed soulfully by Ron Banks (The Dramatics) and Belita Woods (Brainstorm). Taken from Ron’s solo LP “Truly
bad” released on CBS Records in 1983.
A former member of the Village People, Miles Jaye
became popular male vocalist in urban circles during the late ‘80s. He studied
violin and learned also keyboards and bass. Here’s a great love ballad from
1997 showcasing his irresistible vocal skills.
Originally recorded in 1981 but saw the light day of
day in 1999 on CD in UK. Superb “Pure Soul” session by a Group consisted of the
talents of Paul Smith, Claytoven Richardson, Derick Hughes among others.
Mike & Brenda before recording as a duo, they were
originally members of the 70s Group “Finished Touch”. Especially Mike Sutton
wrote numerous songs for many Motown artists in the early 70s. Check this
mellow nugget lifted from their debut 1982 LP “Don’t hold back” released on Sam
Outstanding Californian Jazzy Soul artist whose
contribution in the music scene is really priceless. Check this wonderful
melody lifted from his 1977 LP “Sleeping gypsy” released on Warner Bros Records.