Today’s trax

 

You are my lady   –  Freddie Jackson (Great voice  –  first turned up on as  Mystic Merlin lead  vocalist)

Love Epidemic  –  The Trammps  (From the ashes of The Vocanos – The Trammps was born … they even copyrighted their name )

Holy Ghost  –  The Barkays (Sadly to say some of this band died in the plane crash that also took Otis Redding … but the reformed with brilliant musical credibility)

New kind of medicine  –  Ultra Nate (Written/produced by D’influence  – a wonderful U.K band/production company/label owners who did not get the credit they deserved)

 

 

 

 

Trax feat. The Dells, KC & The Sunshine Band, Defunkt, Shawn Christopher

 

Could it be  –  The Dells  (Chicago’s finest goes back to Philadelphia to this tear-jerker … Prod. by Norman Harris …. they had previously recorded there and were produced by Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff)

Sound of Funky Horn  –  KC & the Sunshine Band (At the start of Disco – this Floridian band really made you stay on the dance floor)

Make them dance  –  Defunkt (Joe Bowie band  –  relative of Lester Bowie of The Art Ensemble of Chicago … if you are lucky enough to see them live – they really do ‘make you dance’)

People of all nation  –   Shawn Christopher ( Early House trak released on DJ International … sister of Gavin Christopher)

Today’s trax

 

Love don’t live  here  –  Benita Arterberry  (A new slant on an old song … Benita re-records, re-sings & re-arrange a Rose Royce number that you would think that it was her original song … it is now)

Don’t make me wait too long  –  Roberta Flack (From the last lp feat. Donnie Hathaway …this Stevie Wonder composition had sterling dance floor movement – but only in the right clubs)

Change makes you want to hustle   –  Donald Byrd (To make a trak like this – you must have history and this trumpeter had already worked with  Savoy and Prestige labels although this is a Blue Note release)

Give me Joy   –  Marc Evans (Or to quote the original title ‘DJ Spen & The Muthafunkaz presents’ …. before the word ‘Garage’ was coined this trak would’ve been described as ‘Uptempo Soul’)