June 27, 2010

ANRI – “Shooting star” (1992)

Multi-talented Japanese singer-songwriter ANRI (real name: Eiko Kawashima) delivers a wonderful soulful nugget taken from her CD album “Moana Lani” released on For Life Records only in Japan in 1992.

Personnel include Paul Jackson Jr. on guitar, Freddie Washington on bass, Greg Phillinganes on keyboards and Gerald Albright on Alto sax solo.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 5:28

June 22, 2010

GORDON GRODY – “How about me?” (1977)

Here’s a summery Blue-eyed Soul dancer that came recently to my attention and deserves to be featured for your listening pleasure. Taken from his debut LP “Exclusively yours” released on RCA Records in 1977.

It’s worthy to note that Gordon Grody later became backing vocalist for the legendary Disco group CHANGE and then lead vocalist for the group ZINC (both groups produced by Jacques Fred Petrus).

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


June 17, 2010

THE TYMES – “The reader” (1976)

Simply one of the best soulful gems ever posted on this Blog! Taken from the LP “Turning point” released on RCA Records in 1976.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 4:37

June 12, 2010

LONNIE LISTON SMITH – “The love I see in your eyes” (1983)

Killer mellow instrumental written & produced by Marcus Miller!!!! The interplay between the piano by Lonnie and the bass by Marcus is made in heaven. Taken from Lonnie’s wonderful LP “Dreams of tomorrow” released on Doctor Jazz Records in 1983.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 3:36

June 08, 2010

VIKTOR LAZLO – “Canoe rose” (1985)

A real seductive / sensual offering from French-Belgian singer Viktor Lazlo (real name: Sonia Dronier). Kicks off with a wonderful spoken intro and builds into a delightful melody. Released as a 7” single on Polydor Records in 1985.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 4:38

June 03, 2010

ROCKIE ROBBINS – “For you, for love” (1981)

This is a superb rendition of the 1980 hit recorded by The Average White Band. Produced and arranged by Skip Scarborough & Jerry Peters providing an extra smooth Jazzy backdrop. Taken from his excellent LP “I believe in love” released on A&M Records in 1981.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 4:33