Today’s trax



Whatever it is  –  Aretha Franklin (After years at Atlantic Records – Aretha left for Clive Davis’s Arista Records and they release an album simply called ‘Aretha’ …’Re’ as she is sometimes affectionately knows also plays piano on this trak)

7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (Blow your whistle)  –  Gary Toms Empire (Released on ‘Pickwick International Productions) also known as P.I.P. … this Roger Cook composition is/was an all round feel-good party record that still gets played to this day)

Go with the flow  –  Weeks & Co. (Having been successful with his previous studio band ‘The Jammers’  – Richie Weeks came back with the same concept however with his surname in the title … although  this is a Boogie band, it has essences of British Funk band ‘Light of the World’ in it)

Burnin’ for your yearnin’  –  Paul Johnson (Released on Chicago’s Dust Traxx in ’99 –  Paul was made an ‘Evergreen’ … Paul is one of Chicago’s finest who craft his trax rather than throw them together)

Today’s trax



Written in my mind  –  Rod (Real name Roch Niangandoumou – this trak was recorded in France for Atoll music and was released on Prelude Records New York … sadly to sad this was the only ballad and it should have been longer however it truly shows his vocal talent)

Love disco style  –  Erotic Drum Band (Canadian studio band – first trak from their self-titled four trak album …  released on New York’s Prism Records where it came to the attention of djs and record buyers)

Right place  –  Brass Construction (Brass Construction’s albums were numbered up to 6 – then lettered until the tenth album … they are still a Funk band but were slowly making in-roads into Boogie – the more electronic form of Funk)

Saturday  –  La Stylez Project featuring Jocelyn Brown (Having crafted his art in London – Tomoki Hirata hatched a musical plan for an American/Japanese partnership calling it ‘La Style Project’ …  Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind & Fire also Maysa (Leak) are included in the project)

Today’s trax



Someday  –  Chris Walker featuring Lisa Fischer (Chris was Regina Bell musical director  … session vocalist superstar Lisa was one of Luther Vandross top lead vocalists also The Rolling Stones ‘go-to’ singer … for more info check out Chris’s website)

Doctor’s Orders  –  Carol Douglas (In the UK there was a hit single by ‘Sunny’ co-written by Roger Cook & Roger Greenaway whilst in the U.S. producer Eddie O’loughlin decided to cover the trak making it more Disco – the new up and coming musical genre … the rest is history)

Magic fingers  –  Chico Hamilton (By the time Chico released ‘Nomad’ – from which this trak was culled, he had had a lifetime of music, recorded with the Greats & had led his own groups … released on Elektra, produced by Wayne Henderson for his At Home production company)

If you should need a friend  –  Blaze featuring Chris Herbert (After their terminated contract Blaze started to freelance their productions … released on the small New York independent Quark)