May 26, 2008

CRYSTAL WINDS - "Love ain't easy" (1982)

This is what RARE GROOVE is all about. Amazing door bell intro, inspired mellow changes, snappy rhythm, soulful vocals, funky instrumentation, you name it - simply awesome!!! CRYSTAL WINDS are Paul Coleman and Cortez Brown from Chicago. The track is taken from their only 1982 LP "First flight" released on Cash Ear Records.

Download file below (320 kbps) - Total time 4:00

May 21, 2008

HIROSHI SATOH feat. Lynn Davis - "Lady of the Nile" (1987)

Japanese musician Hiroshi Satoh teams up with US session songstress Lynn Davis for this irresistible stepper written by Maxi Anderson!!! Taken from his rare 1987 LP "Future file" released on Alfa Records only in Japan.

Download file below (320 kbps) - Total time 4:57

May 16, 2008

NANCY WILSON - "I loved you all the time" (1980)

Here's another great composition from Leon Ware performed by one of the finest Soul-Jazz female singers of all time - Miss Nancy Wilson. Taken from her 1980 LP "Take my love" released on Capitol Records.

Download file below (320 kbps) - Total time 3:48

May 10, 2008

LES McCANN - "If there's anything better than love" (1979)

Pure class!!! An overlooked stepper by Jazz pianist Les McCann. Co-written by Leon Ware and Les himself. The arrangement is made by the legendary Bobby Martin. Taken from his 1979 LP "Tall, dark & handsome" released on A&M Records.

Download file below (320 kbps) - Total time 4:26

May 04, 2008

KIMIKO KASAI - "Whisper love" (1984)

Ethereal Modern Soul gem! Very erotic performance by Japanese singer Kimiko Kasai. The track is co-written by keyboardist Randy Waldman and produced by Richard Rudolph. Check also the wonderful sax playing by Larry Williams. Taken from her 1984 LP "Love talk" released on CBS/Sony Records only in Japan. The album features a first-rate lineup of session musicians like Nathan East, John Robinson, Lee Ritenour, Paul Jackson Jr. and Paulinho Da Costa.

Download file below (320 kbps) - Total time 5:15