Today’s trax



Oh love  –  Vaughan Mason & Butch Dayo (After having a successful hit single on Brunswick Records – with his ‘Crew’, Vaughan turn up on Salsoul Records with his new musical partner … from their 5 trak mini-album ‘Feel my love’)

We fell in love while dancing  –  Bill Brandon (Cult Soul singer signed with New York’s Prelude Records known for their Disco releases however producers Moses Dillard & Jesse Boyce did not do a hatched job – instead Bill’s only Prelude album has become a collector’s item due to its quality)

Funk addiction  –  Marathon Men (This trak would not be out of place in Prince’s catalogue – his funkier sides …  from the album ‘Blessings’ on Chillifunk Records)

Moody state of mind  –  Dj Pope featuring Sheila Ford (Released on U.K.’s Black Vinyl Records comes this elegant Garage trak – this original mix features her Jazz vocalizing known as ‘scatting’ … Sheila first caught my eardrums via her work with Charles Dockins)

Today’s trax



I know i didn’t do you wrong –  Silk (Silk is a favourite name for group/bands – i personally has three different groups in my collection … This particular group were released on Prelude in U.S. and licence to RCA in the U.K. – produced by David Porter , former writer/producer partner of Isaac Hayes)

Smile  –  Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch (Written and produced by Pepe Soto – with his wife on lead vocals … released on APA Records. a division of Disco titan TK Records)

Still on the loose  –  Fred Wesley (James Brown’s first lieutenant steps out on his own after working with Brown,  George Clinton’s Parliament/Funkadelic ensemble and of course his own exotically named band ‘The Horny Horns’)

My love is real  –  Kings of Tomorrow featuring Janet Vankline (Consists of Jose’ Burgos & Sandy Rivera …  this duo should have been as famous as ‘Masters at Work’ or ‘Blaze’ because of the quality of their productions and their choice of vocalists)

Today’s trax



Hang tight  –  Vanessa Freeman (Released on what i described as ‘London’s best kept
secret’ – featuring background vocals by the wonderfully named …  Vanessa has also been the featured and background vocalist with Reel People & Kyoto Jazz Massive)

Got to have your love  – Fantastic Four (These guys were not the Superheroes created by Marvel Comics but a Detroit quartet who was assigned to Ric Tic Records that was later swallowed up by Motown … co-written & produced Guitar Extraordinaire Dennis Coffey, mixed by Tom Moulton & released by Westbound Records)

Can you guess what groove this  –  Glory (Released on Posse – the Boogie/Hip hop/ Dance subsidary of Spring Records … co-written and produced by Arthur Baker who was later immortalised with his ‘Africa Bambaata & The Soul Sonic Force’ productions)

I’m gonna dance tonight   –  Paul Johnson (Released on Moody Recordings – a small independent Chicagoan label that deliveres this Beefy Meaty slice of House … first track from his ‘The Groove i have’ album)