Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Roy Ayers - Brand New Feeling

Was just listening to the soulful house remix of this and hunted down the original. This sounds amazing! Roy Ayers really is the man...

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Tom Brock - There Is Nothing In This World That Can Stop Me

Instantly recognisable as the sample Jay Z looped up to great effect on 'Girls' 70's soul - gotta love it..

Mica Paris - Should've Known Better

Imagine my surprise when a colleague at work kindly pointed out that I'd missed out the best ever Mica Paris track! I still can't believe I left 'Shouldn't Known Better' off here, this is one of the backbones to the blog. A true 1990's vinyl classic. I'm still not convinced it isn't here somewhere underneath all these layers of music. Well I thank my good friend for his pedantry and also respect his musical knowledge. Oh, and also give thanks that he recorded the Claudia Patrice from vinyl for me. Still, I'd love to find that tune on an earlier post just to prove him wrong.. (grrrrr) This was a B Side track and a real cool cut. Some nice sounds in this, it's hard not to pinpoint the bassline as the driving force, but then that does the vocals an injustice...and the lazy beats...mmmmmm...Decide for yourself..But most of all, enjoy.

Jill Scott - Love Rain (Hidden Beach) 2000

Sweet memories of Jill Scott's first album - Who Is Jill Scott - Words and Sounds Vol 1. Was it really 9 years ago when I sat on my bed, put this in the CD player and was quite literally blown away?

The Rurals It's You (Peng) Oct 2008

This is pure class. Sometimes I feel like posting soulful house music on this blog as there is so much good stuff about...Andy Compton really comes correct with this tune, well worth checking all The Rurals stuff. He's a nice guy too. Beautiful piece of soul music...Think sun lounger, drink with ice...sunshine...

The Chimes True Love (1990)

The Chimes churned some good tunes out back in 1990, this was one of them.