April 26, 2011

NARA LEAO – “Amor nas estrelas” (1981)

Magical soulful moment from Brazil. The legendary late songstress Nara Leao performs a delightful track taken from her 1981 LP “Romance popular” released on Philips Records in Brazil.

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April 21, 2011

BOBBY KING & ALFIE SILAS – “Close to me” (1984)

Once again enjoy sweet Soul steppin’ from two great voices. Taken from Bobby’s LP “Love in the fire” released on Motown Records in 1984.

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April 17, 2011

DEBORAH RESTO – “Let him hear my heart” (2003)

Deborah is a New York-born Puerto Rican with a superb sultry voice. Although many Soul collectors are familiar with her 1988 debut single “Slow down”, the title track of her 2003 debut album is a real peach. Released on Latin Cool Records.

April 12, 2011

JESSE BELVIN – “Angel eyes” (1959)

One of my all-time favorite soulful “easy listening” melodies performed with sheer finesse by the late Jesse Belvin. His success was sadly cut short by his death in a car crash aged 27. This classic track is taken from his LP “Mr. easy” recorded on RCA Records in 1959. Arranged & conducted by Marty Paich and his orchestra.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 3:12

April 07, 2011

MIKI MATSUBARA – “It’s so creamy” (1980)

Japanese Rare Groove at its best. This great gem sounds like it was written by Rod Temperton! Taken from Miki’s debut LP entitled “Pocket park” released on Seesaw/Canyon Records in 1980 only in Japan.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 3:40

April 02, 2011

BOOKER T. JONES – “I came to love you” (1981)

Help yourself to another mellow gem written by the great Leon Ware. Taken from the LP "I want you" released on A&M Records in 1981.