Today’s trax



You can’t turn me off (in the middle of turning me on)  –  Millie Jackson (Millie was the first artist to record this Pam Sawyer composition –  Pam was a Motown staff writer known for the hit ‘Love Child – The Supremes’)

Hooked for life  –  The Trammps (One of the first singles that was released after The Trammps was assigned to Atlantic – they still recorded at Sigma Sound, Philadelphia and the standard was still high however Tom Moulton was on hand for his remixing skills)

Tunnel of love  –  Weeks & Company (Richie Weeks – who the band is named after was a writer/producer/arranger/mixer who took his productions to a variety of New York record labels for release … in this case Salsoul Records)

I got jazz in my soul  –  Just 4 Groovers featuring Frederick Turner (The boundaries of House & Garage was been adapted to include Jazz … Slip n Slide Records in the U.K. released compilations called ‘Jazz in the House’ due to these adaptions)

Today’s trax



Love prelude/After the love has gone  –  Gary Bartz (Having worked with Miles Davis and other Jazz heavyweights – Sax giant Gary teams up with Mtume/Lucas productions for this one-off Arista Records album release featuring this Earth, Wind & Fire’s slowie)

Sun after the rain  –  Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul Records licensed a Bebu Silvetti trak from Spain’s Hispanvox Records which made them aware of his compositions – this is their version of his trak … credited to both Salsoul Orchestra & the Salsoul Strings on some releases, production courtesy of remix extraordaniare Tom Moulton)

Motivation  –  Atmosfear (In Craven Park – a rather small area in N.W. London, magic was been made at Elite Records – the name Atmosfear is still revered by the likes of world renowned Djs which includes Francois Kevorkian, Dimitri from Paris & Masters at Work … in fact Kenny ‘Dope’ used this as part of his “Bucketheads” project)

From here to eternity  –  Giorgio Moroder vs Danny Tenaglia (There were a series of Giorgio’s compositions released in the early 2000’s – both re-recordings and covers of his best known trax – this is on one the successes)

Today’s trax



Where do we go from here  –  Cherrelle (The first lady of Tabu Records changes her usual duetting partner Alexander O’Neal for Barrington Scott …. this was from her fourth album)

I can’t stand the rain  –  Eruption featuring Precious Wilson (Produced by Frank Farian known for his work with ‘Boney M’  … this trak was co-written and sung by Ann Peebles – was covered by Tina Turner amongst others)

Funkannection  –  T-Connection (‘F-u-n-k – tell me who you funk today’ are some of the lyrics …  Theophilus Coakley was the ‘T’ of T-Connection – originally assigned to Dash Records which was part of Henry Stone’s T.K. empire)

Supernatural  –  Firefly featuring Ursula Rucker (Celebrated Poetess Ursula teams up with producer King Britt and also co-writes the trak which mixes poetry to a ‘House’ beat – originally released on King Britt’s own Ovum Records in the U.S. and license to Slip N Slide in the U.K.)