February 26, 2009

KHANI COLE - "Call on me" (1998)

Here’s a brilliant cover version of Chicago’s 1974 classic “Call on me”, performed in a classy Latin-Jazz style by lovely Khani Cole. Taken from her 1998 album “Places” released on Fahrenheit Records. The album is co-produced by Marion Meadows & Michael B.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 4:47

February 21, 2009

RANDY JACKSON - "How can I be sure" (1978)

Nicknamed “Little Randy” is the youngest son of the legendary JACKSON family. This is his first solo 7" single released on Epic Records in 1978 and quite collectible nowadays. Simply one of my all-time-favorite Soul rarities of late ‘70s. Enjoy!!!

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 3:28

February 18, 2009

1st Blog Anniversary

I started this Blog exactly a year ago, so today is its first anniversary. It currently contains 79 posts and is visited by around 100 people a day.

The wealth of quality Soul music is endless and I strongly believe that MUSIC is the most precious invention of humankind.

Some people say that “Silence is Gold” while others cherish moments of “Peace and quiet”. Well, I prefer when silence is broken and the air is filled with beautiful sounds that caress our ears and touch our souls.

Today I celebrate this special occasion with something…….different. I have uploaded for your listening pleasure an X-Rated Soulful House 12inch rarity. Add some kinky excitement to your musical horizons!!!

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 8:52

February 15, 2009

GWEN GUTHRIE - "Never (gonna let you go)" - 1979

Mellow sweetness!!! This is the very first single recorded by the late Gwen Guthrie. In fact, this is a cameo appearance she did for a studio session group named CHARME. Included also in CHARME’s only LP entitled “Let it in” released on RCA Records in 1979.

*** Note that this LP also features an excellent version of “Georgy Porgy” performed by the one and only Luther Vandross.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 3:56

February 11, 2009

FINIS HENDERSON - "You owe it all to love" (1983)

A beautiful ballad co-written and produced by Al McKay (of Earth Wind & Fire). Taken from the 1983 LP “Finis” released on Motown Records.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 3:29

February 06, 2009

MARIYA TAKEUCHI - "Every night" (1980)

A sophisticated Jazzy-Soul “West Coast” gem from Japanese singer Mariya Takeuchi. This great track is co-written by her husband Tatsuro Yamashita. Musicians playing include David Foster, Jay Graydon, Steve Lukather and Jeff Porcaro. Taken from her excellent 1980 LP “Miss M” released on RCA Records in Japan.

I wanna send special thanks to my Italian friend LORENZO for this wonderful recording.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 3:28

February 01, 2009

GROVER WASHINGTON JR. feat. SPENCER HARRISON - "Monte Carlo nights" (1987)

This is my little tribute to Spencer Harrison. He was one of the most promising new singers emerging in the late 80s. He passed away quite unexpectedly in 1994 at the young age of 32. For more info about Spencer, visit the following link: http://www.soulwalking.co.uk/Spencer%20Harrison.html

The track I’ve chosen in his honor, is a classy collaboration with the late sax legend Grover Washington Jr. showcasing his amazing vocal talents. Taken from Grover’s 1987 LP “Strawberry moon” released on Columbia Records.

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