Today’s trax



O Holy night  –  Patti Labelle  (Patricia Hoyte along with three others became Patti Labelle & The Bluebelles  – one became a Supreme as in Diana Ross and The – … then came Labelle as a trio …  Patti went solo via Epic, Philadelphia International & MCA Records … this was released on MCA)

Christmas Medley  – Salsoul Orchestra (I had already had a few singles by this group – then in November/December of ’76 – i heard this and  Vince Montana and the Salsoul Orchestra became my all time favourite)

Soulful Christmas  – James Brown (More Funky than Soulful  – this is from second of three Christmas lps – even though they were not 100% Christmas lps)

Joy to the world  –  Mariah Carey (this is from her Merry Christmas cd/lp released in 94 …. remixed by David Morales this is one of Mariah rarer cd singles)

here is a bonus for New Year’s Eve or Old Year’s Night to some

New Year’s Medley  –  Salsoul Orchestra (both Salsoul trax were culled from the Christmas Jollies lp – recorded at Sigma Sound Studios with the usual suspects)

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR  ….  see you around 6th January – which will be our first anniversary

check out the older blogs to relight your musical fires

The Paradise Brothers

Today’s trax



This used to be your house  –  Shirley Brown  (Written by Homer Banks known for the composition ‘Woman to woman’  … Shirley tells it like it is – the man walked out and she ended up with a Hero instead of a Zero …. and the house )

Try me, i know we can make it  –  Donna Summer (Her married name was actually spelt Sommer but somewhere along the way it was mis-spelt but they kept it like that anyway … know as ‘The first Lady of Love’ – not to be confused with another ‘Lady of Love’ – Linda Lovelace … this trak covered all of side one on the lp)

(Your love got me) Screamin’  –  Blacksmoke (Also known as ‘Smoke’ – their lp was produced by Wayne Henderson for his “At Home Productions” company … released on ‘Chocolate City’,  the Soul/Funk subsidiary of Casablanca Records – home of Parliament, Cameo)

Love is on the way  –  Louie Vega featuring Blaze (Two power-houses of Garage/House come together – with Josh Milan on lead vocals and Raul Midon  on guitar brings it to the boil)

today’s trax



With pen in hand  –  Dorothy Moore (Written by Bobby Goldsboro and sung by a plethora of Country & Western also Soul artists including Aretha Franklin  … released on Malaco Records)

Do you speak french –  Nightschool (One of single from Belgium released on Ensign in the U.K.)

Big time  –  Rick James (He was the funkiest motherfunker on Motown … this trak was written by  Leroy Burgess, James Calloway & Sonny davenport known for the work as Logg, Inner Life & Dazzle)

Love is the key  –  Praise Cats featuring Andrea Love (Not as instant as their first monster hit but brilliant never the less … produced by Eric Miller as know as E-Smoove … released on Subliminal Records)