July 24, 2009

ELIANE ELIAS - "Chega de saudade" (1997)

Silky & sexy Bossa Nova – perfect sound for the summertime. Taken from her CD album “The three Americas” released on Blue Note Records in 1997.

This perennial standard was co-written by Antonio Carlos Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes back in 1959 and recorded by Joao Gilberto.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 3:50

July 19, 2009

WALTER BEASLEY - "Do you wanna dance" (1998)

Extra smooth ear-candy by sax player / singer Walter Beasley. Taken from his CD album “For your pleasure” released on Shanachie Records in 1998. Note that the original version of this song was released in 1958 by Bobby Freeman as a dance tune!!!

Download file below (320 kbps) Total time 3:37

July 15, 2009

THE THREE DEGREES - "Starlight" (1979)

An irresistible Philly Soul mid-tempo gem surprisingly produced by Giorgio Moroder!!! Taken from their LP “3D” released on Ariola Records in 1979.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 4:31

July 10, 2009

R. & J. STONE - "A little late for love" (1977)

Russell & Joanne Stone is a married singing duo all the way from U.K. Here’s a laid-back Soul nugget taken from their LP “R & J” released on RCA Records in 1977.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 3:15

July 05, 2009

RAY PARKER JR. & RAYDIO - "Old pro" (1981)

Smooth Soul production along with Ray Parker’s warm vocals creates instant romance!!! Taken from the classic LP “A woman needs love” released on Arista Records in 1981.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 4:42

July 01, 2009

TAWATHA AGEE - "Did I dream you" (1987)

When I first heard Tawatha singing lead vocals for MTUME, I was in heaven!!! Everything she has recorded as a lead vocalist or composer is top quality in terms of Soul, Funk and Jazz music ONLY. Here’s a classy Soul ballad taken from her only solo LP “Welcome to my dream” released on Epic Records in 1987 produced by James Mtume.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 4:12