March 13, 2008

you're the one for me

charles wright

doin what comes naturally
1973 / abc

charles wright (often with the watts 103rd street rhythm band) was a pioneering funk and soul artist of the 60s and 70s. he's probably best known for the classic 1970s track, 'express yourself.'

let's have a party

geraldo pino and the heartbeats

let's have a party
1974 / soundway

band leader from sierre leone, geraldo pino (aka gerald pine) is one of the unsung heroes of african popular music. he greatly influenced the soul/afrobeat scene of the 60 and 70s. make sure you check out the brilliant 'heavy heavy heavy', samples of which are here.

free delivery

odell brown

free delivery
1970 / cadet records

ordell brown, piano man from kentucky, has collaborated and composed with many of the great funk/soul artists of the 70s, including marvin gaye, curtis mayfield and minnie riperton. he co-wrote 'sexual healing' with gaye (and david ritz) in 1982.

March 10, 2008

new york joint

smoke & mirrors

dope on plastic 5
1998 / react

smooth hip hop from NY's smoke & mirrors...

the sound you hear

the wiseguys

the sound you hear / we keep on [12"]
1996 / wall of sound

another wall of sound gem, featuring sampled vocals from marlena shaw's version of california soul.

quit jivin'

pearly queen

keb darge's legendary deep funk [compilation]
1997 / bbe

i've posted a few tracks from this awesome album compiled by british dj and producer, keb darge. lovin the dirty funk feel to this one.

history repeating (ankle length mix)

the propellerheads featuring miss shirley bassey

history repeating [single]
1997 / wall of sound

great up tempo version of this track, original version from the 'decksanddrumsandrockandroll' album.

March 1, 2008

papa was a rollin' stone

sidney, georgie & jackie

jamaica funk - original jamaican funk & soul 45s [compilation]
2007 / soul jazz

what a great cover of the 1972 norman whitfield classic! enjoy :-)