Today’s trax



When troubles come  –  Trey Lorenz (Background vocalist with Mariah Carey who went on co-lead on ‘I’ll be there’ from her “MTV Unplugged E.P. …. written and produced by Bebe Winans of The Winans)

A drop in the bucket  –  John Davis & the Monster Orchestra (One off single on GNP Crescendo  ….  John goes for a more sparse production less strings – more horns …. his original four lps has recently been released on two cds but sadly this is not one of their extra trax)

Slap slap lickedy lap  –  Instant Funk (Appropriate name …. discovered by the charismatic Bunny Sigler who took the to Salsoul after a sojourn at Phildelphia International Records)

Transition  –  Dennis Ferrer (A ‘King Street Records’ release which usually is quality then add Dennis’s name which makes it definite …. backgrounds vocals chants ‘it is Soul, it is Funk’ which is ironic for a House trak)

Today’s trax



We the people who are darker than blue  –  Curtis Mayfield ( The Chicago-an wordsmith tells us to be proud of the colour of your skin, be respectful to others and with the right thinking ‘tomorrow can be a brighter day’)

I ‘ve got the hots for you baby  –  Double Exposure (Off the last lp released …. one of their lesser known trax  but just as potent … mixed by Bobby ‘DJ’ Guttadaro … written by Ron Baker – part of Baker, Harris , Young productions)

Nightlife  –  Blair (Barney ‘Blair’ Perry – a member of Jazz-funk/Soul band The Blackbyrds releases a lp and single that has reached cult status …. a down-tempo Jazz-Funk rarity … single was released on the short lived Miracle Records – a U.K. label)

Shined on me  –  Praise Cats featuring Andrea Love (Written by Eric Miller of Focus Music label … a Mega-Gospel workout where the night club becomes the place of worship)

Today’s trax



Can we change the world  – Maysa  (The question that has been on every positive thinking person’s mind for decades …. on and off vocalist with ‘Incognito’ …. surname Leak but first lp/cd was simply called Maysa … one of the few female vocalist to record on Blue Note Records)

You really got me  –  Eclipse (Canadian Disco/Rock band who might have been more successful with this trak if they had released the full length album trak as a 12″ rather than a shortened version …. originally written by Ray Davies of The Kinks that was a mega-hit)

Let’s get Funktified  –  Boiling Point (A very clever name both as title and artist – the title is repeated in the song which tells you the type of music they are playing also the artist’s name says they are not a ‘luke warm’ band but ‘piping hot’)

Backfired  –  Masters at Work featured India (Vocally starts off as if it’s that Debby Harry trak written and produced by Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards of  ‘Chic’ – they then turn off that side road unto the M.A.W. motorway with India’s vocals full speed ahead)