April 11, 2015

SKOOL BOYZ – “Nothing like a slow dance” (1984)

The title says it all and I couldn’t agree more. This great melody is lifted from the Group’s 2nd self-titled LP released on Columbia Records in 1984.

Download file below (320 kbps) – Time 4:34

April 01, 2015

EDMUND SYLVERS – “Beauty of nature” (1980

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 !

Download file below (320 kbps) – Time 3:59

March 24, 2015

DARA SEDAKA – “Just say I love you” (1982)

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.
Download file below (320 kbps) – Time 3:41

March 17, 2015

RON BANKS & BELITA WOODS – “Make it easy on yourself” (1983)

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.  

Download file below (320 kbps) – Time 4:03

March 10, 2015

MILES JAYE – “Love story” (1997 – Full love edit)

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.

Download file below (320 kbps) – Time 7:36

February 20, 2015

BRIDGE feat. Debravon Lewis – “Crying for love” (1981)

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.  

Download file below (320 kbps) – Time 4:14

February 11, 2015

MIKE & BRENDA SUTTON – “All worth loving for” (1982)

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 Records.

Download file below (320 kbps) – Time 4:49

February 01, 2015

INTENSIVE HEAT – “Come with me” (1982)

Nobody can resist the soulful sounds of early 80s. Check this mellow 2-step obscurity from 1982 released on Epic Records.

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January 23, 2015

MICHAEL FRANKS – “The lady wants to know” (1977)

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.

Download file below (320 kbps) – Time 4:37

January 13, 2015

NANCEY JACKSON – “Totally” (1997)

Quality Soul Gospel enhanced with dreamy backing vocals by Tawatha Agee, Cindy Mizelle, Paulette McWilliams and Lisa Fischer. Taken from her 1997 album “Yes, I’m free” released on Harmony Records.

Download file below (320 kbps) – Time 4:40