Today’s trax



I don’t play that  –  Shirley Brown (Shirley released ‘Woman to woman’ then Barbara Mason ‘From his woman to you’ then there been a singing fight about ‘the man’ ‘who was swishing more than i was’ (Tout Sweet)  …  now Shirley throws in ‘if a woman is 100% on woman job there no ain’t way another man can ever beat upon her time’)

Don’t (take my love away)  –  Saturday Night Band (Jackie Edmonds on lead vocals of this three trak lp  …  S.N.B. was written and produced by the then hot Jesse Boyce and Moses Dillard – released on Prelude Records)

Young child – Ronnie Laws (In small pockets of large city there were the Jazz-Funkateers who would go crazy on the dance floor when a Jazz based trak was dropped by the Dj … Ronnie came from a musical family which also includes Hubert; Eloise; and Debra  …. released on the now defunct United Artists Records)

That sound – Ralph Falcon featuring Dorothy Mann (One half of ‘Murk’ – the Dj/Producers duo released with one of their then favourite vocalists Dorothy on Miami Soul)

Today’s trax



Feel the fire  –  Stephanie Mills featuring Teddy Pendergrass (After two non-hit lp’s and a high profile starring role in the Broadway show ‘The Wiz’ – Stephanie has a hit lp since teaming up with writers/producers duo “Mtume & Lucas”  … from lp ‘What you gonna do with my loving’)

Happiness is just around the bend  –  the Main Ingredient (The trak was half-ignored until there was a Garage  cover version and later a House version of this trak  …. has since been released on 12″ when originally only was released on 7″)

Give the women what they want  –  Gene Dozier and The United Front (this trak was flipped and this became the a side when released in the U.K  …  Eugene went on to write for The Whispers, Shalamar, Dynasty & and other ‘SOLAR’ recording artists)

For those who like to groove  –  Twin Hype (Hip-house is/was Hip-hop with a House backbeat  … Twin Hype were a twin … lp/cd was released on tho iconic Rap label Profile … you can hear an ‘essence’ of ‘Situation – Yazoo’)

today’s trax




Don’t let me be misunderstood – Me’shell Ndege’Ocello (Assigned to Madonna’s Maverick Records who could not pigeonhole her – as she is an enigma … she makes an album of Nina Simone covers who was  one the most famous enigma’s)

Law and Order  –  Love Committee (‘Someone stop that boy from taking that ladies’ pocket book’ were some of the lyrics  … Philadelphian group ‘The Ethics’ metamorphosed into ‘Love Committee’ via a brief sojourn on Norman Harris’s Golden Fleece Records  … both groups featured Ron Tyson)

Hi how ya doin’  –  Kenny G (The vocalist on this trak is Barry (Sunjohn) Johnson … saw Kenny  as part of the “New York Jazz Explosion” at the Odeon Hammersmith, London … he autographed my lp which i still have  … a production of New Music Group a Kashif company )

Time to stop  –  The S Man (Roger Sanchez is ‘The S Man’ … first released of the Hard Times Records – a nightclub/records set-up  … this sample-based trak keep the groove simple but effective  – an anthem that never