Today’s trax



I love you  –  Randy Brown (Written by Homer Banks & Carl Hampton – former Stax in-house writers, released on the short-lived Parachute Records – this lp was lost to most but a few Soul fans … however it was re-released on the small independent Threeway Records and has since turned up as a two on one – two lps on one cd)

Gimme some  –  Jimmy ‘Bo’ Horne (After a few non hits written by Clarence Reid & Willie Clarke – Label supremo Henry Stone decided to team Jimmy with the then hot writers/ artists Harry Casey & Richard Finch known also known as K.C. and the Sunshine Band)

All work, no play  –  Juicy (band led by brother and sister duo Jerry & Katreese Barnes  released three quality lps which has since been released on cd by a Northampton re-releasing record company  … they also wrote ‘Love in moderation -Gwen Guthrie  …  Jerry has become the hot Bass player in Nile Rodgers reformed Chic)

Sneaky one  –  Satoshi Tomeii featuring Deanna (Della Cioppa is her full name …  Deanna gives you a vocal performance that could only be described as perfection which also compliments the backbeat ‘like hand in a glove’ … from the lp/cd Full Lick came this corker … PLEASE NOTE : VIDEO IS WRONGLY ACCREDITED)

Today’s trax



Ain’t nobody straight in L.A.  –  The Miracles (With Motown Records de-camped to Los Angeles, and Smokey Robinson leaving also – they drafted in Billy Griffin and took their inspiration from the large Gay and Latin community … ‘homosexuality is part of society’, ‘Gay People are nice people too’ –  were some of the lyrics  … you can hear a Latin Funk riff that you could find on a War record)

Lay all your love on me   –  Abba (To some people this group was the ultimate Pop band ever …  this is their best Disco trak and as this blog does not include Pop – their other trax are irrelevant  …  there were a few re-edits or remixes as we called everything then as the remixers/bootleggers thought the trak should have been longer and so do i)

Release the beast  –  Breakwater (An octet who released 2 lps  on Arista Records which includes Kae Williams who became writer, producer and session musician for such artists as Bootsy Collins, Hi Gloss, Brooklyn – Bronx & Queens, Sybil, Thomas, Curtis Hairston and more … also sampled by Daft Punk)

Never  –  Jomanda (Cheri Williams, Joanne Thomas & Renee Williams were their individual names – they are know mainly for ‘Don’t  you want my love’ which became a monster hit for Felix who used the vocal sample from the trak of the same name)

Today’s trax



Aretha Franklin Medley  (Live)   –  Wendy Moten (Assigned to EMI-USA Records label, this singer delivered the goods, but not enough people bought them  …  as this medley shows it was not her lacking in talent)

Got a feeling – Patrick Juvet (French national Patrick had local success whilst working with Jean-Michel “Oxygene” Jarre amongst others  …  he then hooked up with fellow national Jacques Morali for international success)

Ease your mind  –  Touchdown (The trak that launch Record Shack Records in Soho, London … this was get a monster hit in the clubs but not in the charts   …  also has been remixed by Arthur Baker on some releases  …  one U.K.’s finest Boogie trax)

Lift him up – Blaze featuring SuSu Bobien & Talipharoah (At one time this trak might have called a ‘percussapella’ mix due to the stripped down backbeat … from the 12″ The Colour Funky EP (a music perspective) cat. no. FPR 1003 on Funky People Records)