January 29, 2010

ROBERT WINTERS & FALL – “Magic man” (1981)

BEYOND CLASSIC! The essence of sensual smoothness. I still remember the day when I first heard this hit single on the radio back in 1981. Need I say more?

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 4:27

January 24, 2010

GENAI – “Heaven on earth” (1999)

GENAI is a duo comprised of female singer Ginai K. Johnston and male multi-instrumentalist Oliver Wendel. Both born in Chicago met each other in Hawaii in 1996. Here’s the title track taken from their debut album released on Videoarts Music in 1999. Hawaii-flavored Jazzy Soul at its best.

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January 19, 2010

FREDA PAYNE – “I get carried away” (1974)

Genius work from Freda Payne. A sublime tune arranged by Gene Page and produced by McKinley Jackson. Taken from her fantastic LP “Payne & pleasure” released on ABC Records in 1974.

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January 14, 2010

HARVEY SCALES – “We got to stop meeting like this” (1991)

Real Soul excellence!!! The first time I heard this tune was about 6 years ago on the Terry Peters show on Internet Radio “Soul24-7.com” and I was totally blown away. Co-arranged by Melvin Griffin & McKinley Jackson. Released as a 12” single on Earthtone Records in 1991.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 6:07

January 09, 2010

SHELLIE JACOBS – “I get high (on your memory)” - 1980

One of the most beautiful compositions written by the songwriting duo of Pam Swayer & Marilyn McLeod. This great remake was released only on 7” single on Venture Records in 1980. Magical production and arrangement by the legendary Tony Camillo. Note that the original version was recorded by Freda Payne in 1977.

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January 04, 2010

CHAPTER 8 – “So in love” (1988)

The original group of CHAPTER 8 was founded back in 1972 by Michael J. Powell & David B. Washington. However they recorded only 3 albums in 1979, 1985 and 1988 respectively. Here’s a wonderful stepper taken from their 3d LP “Forever” released on Capitol records in 1988. Lead vocals by Gerald Lyles and Valerie Pinkston.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 5:14