Saturday, 23 February 2008
Of course the original label has writing on it, but as usual I can't find a image and the vinyl is not here.. Real soul music from Lalah Hathaway taken from her self titled debut album back in the day..
Lalah Hathaway It's Soemthin'
Stripped down mix of Fresh 4's awesome cover version of 'Wishing On A Star' The 'no JB mix' means no James Brown beats' as the original samples his 'Funky Drummer' breakbeat..
Fresh 4 (Children Of The Ghetto) Feat Lizz E Wishing On A Star (No Jb Beats)
Friday, 22 February 2008
Thursday, 21 February 2008
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
This is an essential UK soul EP from Julianne. The track 'Visions' is without doubt one of the best from the 90's UK soul era, it is pure class. Also on here is another killer streetsoul tune called 'Loving The Right Way'
Julianne Loving The Right Way
Nice soul 12" from the Soul Control crew, legends amongst the Manchester soul circuit and responsible for Soul Nation 1046 radio which was very successful indeed during the mid 90's period. Check them out here.
Soul Inspirations Try My Luv
Seems I got the title wrong on this one last time I posted it.oops..This sounds like an early East 17 tune and features samples from Sylvia Striplin's classic 'You Can't Turn Me Away' Nice and mellow this one...Back to the old skool...
Mix Master Dee (Featuring T Love) If You Want Me
Tuesday, 19 February 2008
Massive streetsoul from 1993. Two top notch tracks on this 12" If you've not got this you really need to get a copy..
This has to be one of the best reissues EVER. Sylvia Striplin's amazing 'You Can't Turn Me Away' which was produced by Roy Ayers and released originally in 1980. Sampled many times for it's catchy riff. Timeless classic.
Sylvia Striplin You Can't Turn Me Away
Wow! 'You've Gone' by Lorraine Chambers...what a tune this is! Managed to find the vinyl for some images.. From the opening bars it is instantly recognisable. Really stops you dead in your tracks this song. Lyrically brilliant, it is enhanced by her high tone, moody synth, classic breakbeat and bassline. This just works. and is a real classic. Despite her less than exceptional vocal abilities this is one of the most powerful tunes you will ever hear and I wouldn't change anything about it. Magic.
Bassline feat Lorraine Chambers You've Gone
This was the B-side dub version of the absolute classic tune 'You've Gone' Was always worth a spin this track. The atmospheric synth and her haunting acappella vocals at the start make this unmissable..
Rare soul tune from reggae singer Mike Anthony. Managed to dig the record out to get an image so reposting it! This is a serious classic.. His myspace page is here.
Sunday, 17 February 2008
A blast from the past! All the way back to 1993 with this one.. Guru who is one half of rap superstars Gangstarr on the smoothed out tip with the wonderful N'Dea Davenport..
Guru Feat N'Dea Davenport Trust Me
Killer from Judy Albanese, this is the original mix or the Lo-Down Hip Hop Mix on the US 12" Real soul music, she even posted a message on this blog so big respect Judy!!
Judy Albanese That Ain't Right (Lo-Down Hip Hop Mix)
This is a Broadway tape that was recorded from Manchester's Sunset 102fm. Anyone who loves the old skool will be in heaven with this one..Big up Pepsi and the Moss Side crew! Proper classics on here....Things seemed so much better in these days.......... Download HERE. (Click free)
Another nice soul track from 1989, taken from the album 'Soul Sisters' I think these two are still knocking about somewhere as just found a page on myspace. Big shout out to you if you're reading this ladies..
Dazzle Dazzle You
Huge street soul classic from Gold In The Shade. Practically impossible to find an original of this record. If you ever see this pick it up!!! This is a cover version of an old Manhattans track, only found this out last year... The Manhattans Shining Star
Gold In The Shade Shining Through mp3 sample
The Manhattans Shining Star mp3 sample