September 29, 2008

CHIC - "Falling in love with you" (1977)

Chic-wise. The art of being elegant, sophisticated, classy, posh. The sound of CHIC that changed completely our perception about soulful music. One step beyond Philly Sound with tight compressed grooves combined with unique smoothness!!!

Listen carefully to this mellow ballad: Norma Jean Wright on lead and Luther Vandross on backing vocals under the guidance of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards create instant magic!!!!

Taken from their debut self-titled 1977 LP released on Atlantic Records. At that time I was only 12 years old and I had the feeling that music was made in heaven……..

Download file below (320 kbps) - Total time 4:28

September 23, 2008

PHYLLIS HYMAN - "You're the one" (1977 - Previously unreleased)

By far the most talented and one of the most beautiful female singers ever lived on this planet. Although she passed away in 1995 at the age of 46, her work is still considered as the epitome of Soul-Jazz elegance.

“You’re the one” is a previously unreleased gem written by John Davis and recorded in 1977. Note that this song was also recorded by Ray Simpson in 1978 and was included on his LP entitled “Tiger love” produced by Ashford & Simpson.

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September 19, 2008

THE WHISPERS - "Say yes" (1981)

The sound of The Whispers is beyond classic. "Say yes" is one of the finest moments of their magnificent work. Taken from their 1981 LP "Love is where you find it" released on Solar Records.

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September 12, 2008

JOELLE URSULL - "Ayin....non" (1990)

This is the first time I'm posting a cover record. Well, this particular version is a brilliant arrangement on SADE's "Nothing can come between us" performed in French by the lovely Joelle Ursull. Taken from her 1990 CD album "Black French" released on CBS Records.

Download file below (320 kbps) - Total time 4:46

September 08, 2008

SOLOMON BURKE - "You and your baby blues" (1975)

One of the most sensuous mid-70s Soul grooves from legendary Solomon Burke. Taken from his 1975 LP "Music to make love by" released on Chess Records.

Download file below (320 kbps) - Total time 5:47