August 30, 2009

MELODY STEWART - “I must say goodbye” (1980)

An obscure Soul stepper graced with a wicked arrangement. Taken from her rare LP “Action satisfaction” released on DJ Productions label in 1980 only in Canada!!!

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 4:39

August 25, 2009

BRICK - “I want you to know (that I’m in love with you)” - 1981

This is definitely the smoothest track ever released by the legendary Soul-Funk band BRICK. Written and produced by Ray Parker Jr. Strings arrangement by Gene Page. Taken from their LP “Summer heat” released on Bang Records in 1981.

Many thanks to my close friend Souldennis for bringing this mellow gem to my attention.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 3:58

August 20, 2009

ARETHA FRANKLIN with LEVI STUBBS - "I wanna make it up to you" (1982)

Here’s a historic collaboration. Aretha Franklin, Levi Stubbs (of Four Tops), Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller and Paul Riser join forces to create the ultimate Soul experience!!! A superb track overflowing with feeling, passion, impeccable musicianship and flawless production. Taken from Aretha’s classic LP “Jump to it” released on Arista Records in 1982, co-produced by Luther Vandross.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 6:41

August 15, 2009

BOB & PAULINE WILSON - "Lullabye of love" (1981)

Husband and wife Bob & Pauline Wilson are two of the original members of the great Soul-Jazz group SEAWIND. In 1981 they released one and only LP as a duo entitled “Somebody loves you” on Myrrh Records. Check this excellent mid-tempo in a “West Coast” sound style.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 4:02

August 11, 2009

CELIA DELVER - "Tu es libre" (1995)

Summertime…..and Caribbean Zouk music is the perfect choice for this time of the year. Mellow, exotic, stylish: blending European & American sounds into something beyond magic!!! Here’s an “essensual” example by Celia Delver released in 1995. Enjoy.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 4:30

August 04, 2009

THE STYLISTICS - "Smooth" (1978)

The title says it all: One of the finest gems from The Stylistics in only 2 minutes and 46 seconds! Especially the saxophone part is extremely tasteful. Taken from their wonderful LP “In fashion” released on Mercury Records in 1978.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 2:46