January 28, 2012

LANIER & CO. – “I just got to have you” (1983)

An unforgettable moment of Modern Soul magic from the group LANIER & CO. formed in Jackson, Tennessee. Taken from their 1983 self-titled LP released on Larc Records.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 4:53

January 22, 2012

CISSY HOUSTON – “Gonna take the easy way out” (1980)

It’s about time to present this incredible vocalist. I chose an amazing track where Luther Vandross does his magic on backing vocals. Taken from her 1980 LP “Step aside for a lady” released on Columbia Records.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 6:14

January 16, 2012

THE ROSE BROTHERS – “In the mix” (1987)

Sublime stepper! The lead singer sounds like Teddy Pendergrass. It’s the title track from the group’s LP released on Muscle Shoals Sound Records in 1987.

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January 10, 2012

GAL – “Being seduced” (1978)

Here’s a lovely Japanese rarity from a female trio called GAL consisting of Hiroko Ishida, Riyo and Mayumi Kuroki. The title is translated while the lyrics are sung in Japanese.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 3:49

January 04, 2012

RONN MATLOCK – “You got the best of me” (1979)

Soul perfection guided by highly talented producer, arranger and songwriter Michael Stokes. Ronn Matlock is already known in the Rare Groove Community thanks to his sublime stepper “I can’t forget about you”. Well, I chose to post this divine track which is also co-written by Ronn Matlock and Michael Stokes taken from Ronn’s one and only LP entitled “Love city” released on Cotillion Records in 1979.

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