Today’s trax



Taking away your space  –  Two Tons o’ Fun (Izora Rhodes & Martha Wash made up Two Tons … they were background vocalists for Sylvester but were so good that they became artists their own right … written by their former employer Sylvester (James))

Full speed ahead  –  Tata Vega (Title trak from her first album on Motown …. other people were impressed by her talent as Quincy Jones had her as the principle vocalist for the movie The ‘Color Purple soundtrak featuring Whoopi Goldberg)

Pick up the pieces  –  Herbie Mann (Flautist Herbie immersed himself in music – e.g when he decided to record an album of Brazilian music – he went to Brazil … this was from his ‘Discotheque’ album where he gives the Average White Band’s juggernaut a new twist)

Love forever more Amen  –  Bobby D’Ambrosia featuring Kelli Sae (Bobby was part of ‘Def Mix’ – a DJ coterie headed by David Morales … Kelli Sae came to prominence as regular guest lead vocalist of the wonderful Count Basic)

Today’s trax



Dirty Laundry   –  Curtis Mayfield (Curtis tells about corruption – he is talking about his country but it could’ve been about a company, a manager however he basically is saying ‘In God we trust’ which is on the backside of American coins … this trak is culled from his album ‘Honesty’ released on Boardwalk Records)

Love to see you dance  –  Finished Touch (From their solo album came this ‘not often heard’ timeless piece … the album was put together by a variety of Motown ‘inhouse writers/singers’ – from the lp ‘Need to know better’ on Motown  which should have been released on cd)

Double you S-K-Y  –  Captain Sky (Written by Daryl Cameron also known as Captain Sky … from his second album ‘Pop goes the Captain’ on A.V.I. Records )

Life  –  Memi P presents House Divas – Barbara Tucker, Michelle Weeks, Su su Bobien, Sabrynaah Pope & Dawn Tallman (Memi present this great line up of some of the most powerful female vocalists of the Garage/House genre … vocal chorus is inspired by Ultra Nate monster hit)

Today’s trax



Don’t keep wastin’ my time  –  Teddy Pendergrass (Former drummer then lead vocalist of Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes was severely injured in an automobile accident … this is one of his later recordings on Surefire Records)

Inky dinky dang dang doo  –  Shalamar (Shalamar was a studio concept of Simon Soussan – this recording is a cover of The Dramatics ditty …released on Dick Griffey & Don Cornelius’s Soul Train Records)

On a journey (I sing the funk electric)  –  Electric Funk (One off single on Prelude produced by Eric Matthews & Darryl Payne known for their productions by Sharon Redd)

Lift your hands  –  Xodus featuring Dawn Tallman (Written and produced by Paul Shott & Shank Thompson also known as ‘Brothers of Peace’ … released on Jellybean Benitez own Jellybean Records)