March 29, 2008

DeETTA LITTLE & NELSON PIGFORD - "You take my heart away" (1976)

A stellar mellow groove written and produced by legendary composer & conductor Bill Conti. An overlooked Soul gem taken from the famous 1976 film soundtrack "Rocky" released on Liberty Records. It's worthy to note that the following year of 1977, singer Nelson Pigford composed the classic "It's ecstasy when you lay down next to me" for Barry White.

Download file below (320 kbps) - Total time 4:43

March 26, 2008

NORIKO MIYAMOTO - "Can't stop loving you" (undated)

Very hard-to-find Japanese 7" single with a smooth sound strongly influenced by Philly!!! In fact this track is the flip side to the A-side entitled "Last train". Much later Noriko became famous as "MIMI" in the R&B scene. This rare single was released on Trio Records circa late '70s only in Japan.

Download file below (320 kbps) - Total time 3:46

March 24, 2008

LONNIE JORDAN - "The affair" (1982)

Sit back, relax and enjoy this sexy Soul stepper. The overall style sounds like Marvin Gaye in the mid-70s. The wonderful spoken intro is provided by Moses Wheelock and Lupe Aguilar. It's the title track from his 1982 LP released on Boardwalk Records.

Download file below (320 kbps) - Total time 3:42

March 22, 2008

FRANKIE BLEU - "Moses theme" (1979)

Philly sound MASTERPIECE!!! Written, arranged, produced and conducted by the great THOM BELL. The orchestration is beyond compare. The melody is pure heaven and guess what.......the singer is white!!! Taken from the brilliant 1979 movie soundtrack "The fish that saved Pittsburgh" released on Lorimar Records. Miss this LP at your peril.

Download file below (320 kbps) - Total time 4:38

March 20, 2008

MARLENE with SEAWIND - "Let yourself go" (1982)

Amazing soulful collaboration between Filipina singer MARLENE de la PENA and U.S. band SEAWIND. The posted track is an exquisite groove co-written by Leon Ware and Richard Rudolph. Taken from her rare 1982 LP "Summer nights" released on CBS/Sony Records only in Japan. This rare record was recorded in California U.S.A. and then mixed in Tokyo Japan.

Download file below (320 kbps) - Total time 3:42

March 17, 2008

SYLVIA - "Gimme a little action" (1974)

The Queen of Sexy Soul seduces our senses with an erotic stepper which appeared only on 7" single as a B side to "Next time I see you" released in 1974 on Vibration Records. If you are into Sexy Soul, do yourself a favor and buy her CD entitled "Pillow talk: The sensuous sounds of Sylvia" on Rhino Records.

Download file below (320 kbps) - Total time 3:39

March 15, 2008

MARVIN SEASE - "Same old woman" (1988)

Brilliant slow-steppin' soulful groove by deep-voiced Marvin Sease. Taken from his 1988 LP "Breakfast" released on London Records.

Download file below (320 kbps) - Total time 4:25

March 11, 2008

HIROSHIMA feat. Teri Kusumoto - "All I want" (1980)

Superb Modern Soul ballad with a unique mellow warm instrumentation. Produced by ex-Crusader Wayne Henderson. Taken from their 1980 LP "Odori" released on Arista Records.

Download file below (320 kbps) - Total time 5:09

March 07, 2008

BILL COSBY - "A simple love affair" (1977)

A lost treasure from Bill Cosby. A killer mid-tempo performed in a Barry White style, lushly orchestrated featuring sweet female backing vocals. Taken from his rare 1977 LP "Disco Bill" released on Capitol Records.

Download file below (320 kbps) - Total time 4:41

March 04, 2008

MTUME - "Take me body & soul" (1986) - Essensual Erotic Mix

This time we have something special. An exclusive version of the single "Body & soul". Starts with a phone intro, while in the middle of the tune you can hear an erotic dialogue between Tawatha Agee and James Mtume in the bathtub!!!

Download file below (320 kbps) - Total time 6:54

March 01, 2008

MASCARA feat. Luther Vandross - "See you in L.A. / Jet plane ride" (1979)

A holy grail for collectors!!! One of the rarest mellow dancers of all time. Luther Vandross shines with his impeccable singing supported by group's co-members David Lalsey and Ula Hedwig. 9 minutes and 18 seconds of pure pleasure.

The track kicks off with a flight-announcement and grows into a superb mellow Disco groove thanks to Luther's distinctive vocal delivery. Taken from the 1979 rare LP entitled "See you in L.A." released on Ensign Records.

Download file below (320 kbps) - Total time 9:14