November 26, 2009

DONNY GERRARD – “He’s always somewhere around” (1976)

Donny Gerrard started his career as the lead singer of the Vancouver-based Pop group Skylark. Here’s a wonderful Soul stepper written by Tom Brock. Taken from his self-titled debut LP released on Greedy Records in 1976.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 3:09

November 21, 2009

NATALIE COLE – “I wanna be that woman” (1988)

Here’s an amazing mid-tempo released only as a B-side on 12” single in 1988. Written & produced by Reggie Calloway. Natalie’s voice glows wonderfully throughout this rare groove.

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November 16, 2009

JON LUCIEN – “Sweet control” (1991)

Killer Soul stepper from the late Jon Lucien. His singing captures the essence of romance with his rich and expressive voice. Note that this exceptional composition is co-written by Dianne Quander, Jeff Lorber and Stephanie Spruill. Taken from his album “Listen love” released on PolyGram Records in 1991.

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November 11, 2009

ANNE MARIE – “Love is amour in French” (1977)

Here’s an obscure Sexy mid-tempo Disco gem, at times sleazy, with vocals in English and French. Taken from her self-titled LP released on Wow Records in 1977 only in Canada.

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November 06, 2009

BRECKER BROTHERS feat. Will Lee – “What can a miracle do” (1976)

Bassist Will Lee sings a wonderful mellow track co-written by Luther Vandross. Taken from Brecker Brothers’ LP “Back to back” released on Arista Records in 1976. Note that this song was also recorded by Dionne Warwick in 1983.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 4:17

GEORGE HATZINASIOS feat. Mando – “Zise ti zoi” (1984)

Well, this is one of the very few soulful moments of contemporary Greek music. Composer & arranger George Hatzinasios teams up with Mando – one of the finest female vocalists in Greece - and create a smooth sound which is warm and subtle! To be honest that was a tough choice for my Blog, but believe me, it’s really worth posting. Looking forward to your comments. Enjoy!

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 3:45

November 02, 2009

FATS GAINES BAND presents ZORINA – “For your love” (1977)

Carol Zorina London is the full name of the songstress who performs this delightful orchestrated mid-tempo. Although it was originally recorded in 1977, it was included in Fats Gaines’ 1983 LP on Avamar Records.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 5:07