June 26, 2009

TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON - "Carousel" (1982 - Previously unreleased)

Michael’s contribution to world music is priceless. He was a great singer, composer, producer, dancer and the list goes down the line. As my tribute to his great legacy, I provide you with an excellent mid-tempo, previously unreleased, recorded back in 1982 !!!!

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June 25, 2009

CHERYL LADD - "Skinnydippin" (1978)

Cheryl Ladd is best known for her role as Kris Munroe in the famous U.S. TV series “Charlie’s Angels” (1977-1981) replacing Farrah Fawcett at the time.

Here’s a wonderful soulful cover version of “Skinnydippin’” (originally recorded by Ramona Brooks in 1977). Personnel include Jay Graydon on guitar, Paulinho Da Costa on percussion and Gene Page on strings arrangement. Taken from her debut self-titled LP released on Capitol Records in 1978.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 3:17

June 20, 2009

THE IMPRESSIONS - "Love, love, love" (1981)

Timeless Soulful magic all the way from the Windy City. Eugene Record wrote and co-produced with Carl Davis this sublime track for the legendary group of The Impressions. Taken from their last LP “Fan the fire” released on 20th Century Records in 1981.

Download file below (320 kbps) Total time 3:57

June 15, 2009

LYN ROMAN - "A different kind of sweet" (1987)

Lyn Roman (formerly Linda Griner) has been recording since 1964. Here’s a sexy mellow Soul nugget taken from her LP “Wanted” released on Ichiban Records in 1987. Sensualize in style ………

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 3:23

June 10, 2009

GENE VAN BUREN - "When is my turn?" (1982)

This is truly an essential Soul stepper written and produced by Gene himself. Sweet backing vocals are provided by prominent session singers Lynn Davis and Porchia Griffin. Taken from his only LP entitled “What’s your pleasure” released on Tamla Records in 1982.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 3:31

June 06, 2009

LOVE UNLIMITED - "Never never say goodbye" (1976)

One of the sweetest female Soul groups formed in 1969 by Barry White. The group comprised of Glodean James (Barry’s wife), Linda James and Diane Taylor. Here’s a wonderful track written, arranged and produced by Barry White and taken from their LP “He’s all I’ve got” released on Unlimited Gold Records in 1976.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 5:33

June 01, 2009

THE MANHATTANS - "I don't want to pay the price of losing you" (1974)

Pure mid-70s Soul magic recorded in Philly featuring Gerald Alston on lead vocals and a great production by Bobby Martin. Personnel include Norman Harris on guitar, Vince Montana on vibes, Ron Kersey on bass and the Don Renaldo strings. Taken from their LP “That’s how much I love you” released on Columbia Records in 1974.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 3:14