October 26, 2012

BETTY WRIGHT – “Miami groove” (1987)

Born as Bessie Regina Norris in Miami, Florida. She started at the age of 3 as a former member of her family Gospel group named “The echoes of joy”. Here is a joyous offering from her 1987 LP “Mother wit” released on Ms. B. Records.

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October 20, 2012

CHANGE – “Promise your love” (1982)

The perfect ‘80s Soul-Boogie studio Group having talented members of Italian musicians and American vocalists. Although they released many uptempo hit singles, I chose a mellow slow-jam taken from their 3d LP “Sharing your love” released on Atlantic Records in 1982. This great composition was co-written by Fonzi Thornton and Mauro Malavasi while James Robinson is featured on lead vocals.

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October 14, 2012

HIROMI IWASAKI – “White nights” (1980)

Hiromi Iwasaki has been one of the most prominent artists of the J-Pop scene in the late 70s and early 80s, recording also some great soulful sessions. I chose a wonderful Soul rarity from 1980 released only as a B side on 7” single on Victor Records in Japan.

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October 08, 2012

TONY ORLANDO & DAWN – “To be with you” (1976)

Born Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis to a Greek father and a Puerto Rican mother…..what a combination!!! His voice is pure velvet. Check this soothing melody which is the title track from his 3d LP released in 1976 on Elektra Records. Thanks once again my friend SoulLakis from Volos who introduced me to this excellent gem.

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October 02, 2012

MARLENA SHAW – “Without you in my life” (1982)

Killer smooth Soul written by Gary Taylor. One of the finest moments of Marlena’s glorious career. Taken from her 1982 LP “Let me in your life” released on South Bay Records.

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