Trax Rick James & Teena Marie, The Originals, En Vogue, Bas Noir

Fire & Desire  –  Rick James feat. Teena Marie (no comment is necessary except :  LISTEN)

Down to love town  –  The Originals (one of the lesser known Motown male vocal groups)

Those Dogs  –  En Vogue  (this trak started off from an opera called Carmen by Bizet  – sung by the likes of Maria Callas et-al  then was re-lyric-ed by Foster & McElroy (their producers) … starting with a soulful accapela then unto a funky backbeat with some hip-hop throw  in finishing off with jazzy ending  not forgetting the humour …  now that’s a musical journey)

Shoe B  Doo  –  Bas Noir (came to prominence on the influential Nu Groove records then metamorphosed as Native Sol)

Trax features Angela Bofill, John Davis & The Monster Orchestra, Locksmith, Jasper Street Company


Under the moon and over the sky – Angela Bofill (Jazz/Soul chanteuse whose best work was on GRP prod. by Dave Grusin & Larry Rosen)

Up jumped the devil – John Davis & The Monster Orchestra (the devil is always play the best trax –  and was since been remixed/re-edited by 6th Borough District)

Unlock the funk  – Locksmith (a funk that’s still worth unlocking … prod. by Harvey ‘Til you take my love’ Mason)

God help those who help themselves – Jasper Street Company (another name for The Basement Boys … take it to church)

Trax feat. Phyllis Hyman, Sunshine, B T Express, Studio Nova


Living all alone – Phyllis Hyman (Sophisticated soul on Philly International from a lady who died too young)

Take it to the zoo – Sunshine (Dara & Mary Bernard  – the real life sisters of Donna Summer … trak from ‘Thank God it’s Friday ‘ –  a Disco movie feat. Donna Summer)

Peace Pipe – B.T.Express (or Brooklyn Transit Express as their original name was prod. by Jeff Lane feat. lead vocals by Barbara Joyce)

The reason we took it underground  – Studio Nova (features an ‘essence’ of  ‘Give me love – Cerrone’ released on Chicago’s After Hours)