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.
33 years after this classic release, I can go on listening to this gem over and over again! To me, the magic of this song is beyond compare. A true evidence why music is the best invention of mankind. Period.
Here’s another great find from my friend SoulLakis from Volos who has the knack of discovering deep soulful nuggets like this. A very talented trio from Detroit consisting of lead vocalist PATTI BIJOU, bassist ANTHONY BEAUFORD and guitarist DUANE FULLER who also produced this great project. Although it’s recorded in 2009, it sounds like late ‘80s kinda stuff.
Although she cut four 7” singles from 1972 to 1973, she recorded only one album in 1983 produced by Al Hudson. From this album entitled “All about love” I chose a delightful mellow stepper for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!
Back to Old-School Soulful era presenting a Funk-oriented Group delivering a beautiful mellow number which sounds like Con Funk Shun at their best. Taken from their 3d self-titled LP released on RCA Victor Records in 1976.
Exquisite romantic duet between Benita & Derrick providing an excellent backdrop for tender erotic night affairs. Taken from Benita’s debut CD album entitled “Thank you” released on SBK Records in 1991.
Great memories from a Group which was introduced by the late sax legend Grover Washington Jr. This lovely track is co-written by Grover, Dexter Wansel and Cynthia Biggs. Taken from their 3d LP “Imagine this” released on Elektra Records.
Here’s one of my favorite melodies recorded by Millie Scott. It’s worthy to note that it’s co-written by Michael J. Powell and Vernon Fails (members of Chapter 8). Taken from her 1987 LP “Love me right” released on 4th & Broadway Records.
Once again many thanks to my friend SoulLakis from Volos for reminding me this wicked Jazzy Soul instrumental by the great pianist/arranger/producer Walter Murphy. Taken from his 1979 LP “Disco symphony” released on New York Intl. Records.