Today’s trax



Love me by name  –  Quincy Jones featuring Patti Austin (I went to see this lady in concert when was touring with her ‘For Ella’ album – which is a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald … Magnificent !)

Sing a song  –  Earth, Wind & Fire (Maurice White and his boys are in fine fettle … there has been a recent re-edit of this trak – whilst it’s great to have an extended version however some of it is ‘lost in translation’)

Funny Granny  –  Everyday People (Produced by Gene Redd (brother of Sharon Redd) – this band did not get their just desert due to problems with distribution … however now on cd it’s worth been including in every Funkateer’s collection)

Apparently Nothing  –  Carleen Anderson (Having been the lead vocalist of U.K band Young Disciples where they recorded this trak for Talking Loud … Carleen reprised the trak for her solo contract for Virgin’s Circa subsidary  – remixed by K-klass)

Today’s trax



If you asked me to  –  Patti Labelle (Having been one of the vocalists who who appeared on ‘Live Aid’ in Philadelphia – Pattie signed with MCA and the hits started flowing with her new label … written by ‘The Queen of Power Ballads’ – Diane Warren)

Gonna get along with out you now  –  Viola Wills (A cover of a mid-fifties hit by a duo called Patience & Prudence … after a number of false starts – Viola began having hits via her contract with Ariola Hansa)

The Kay-Gee’s theme song  –  The Kay-Gees (Recorded live in Philadelphia which shows that the KG’s were not only potent in the studio but live also … first trak from their approprriately named ‘Kilowatt’ album)

Let love lives  –  Platinum Doll featuring Pamela Anderson (Not to be confused with the”Baywatch’ starlette but who is related to Carleen Anderson and part of the extended Bobby Byrd & Vicki Anderson family … released on the grounding breaking Sub-Urban Records)

Today’s trax



The first time  –  Sandy Barber (From the cult album ‘The best is yet to come’ originally released on Olde World Records – owned by Clyde Otis who wrote hits for Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, Johnny Mathis … Sandy dropped the ‘arber’ of her name and blew up dance floors all  across the world)

Intro Disco  –  Discotheque (Simple idea – put the beginning of primarity disco trax together into a medley – that most Disco lovers knows … released on a variety labels including Mercury in the U.K)

No more okey dokey  –  The Meters (Having been recorded and produced by Allen Toussaint for a number of years – The Meters decided to change producers to David Rubinson which gave them a different feel without losing their sound)

Alright  –  Club 69 featuring Suzanne Palmer (Peter Rahoufer – an Swiss national moves to New York and releases this second studio album covering the Urban Soul nugget with award winning Dj Hex Hector remixing)