Trax feat. Carolyn Franklin, Cory Daye, The Mainstreamers and Jocelyn Brown



You are everything  –  Carolyn Franklin (Writer for,  and sister of Aretha blast the Soul out of this Thom Bell/Linda Creed composition … though there has been other versions, Carolyn has certainly taken the crown – recent cd release)

Keep the ball rolling  –  Cory Daye (Released on RCA’s off-shot ‘New York International Records is the female lead vocalist of the cult group ‘Dr. Buzzard Original Savannah Band’  … arranged and produced by Sandy Linzer known for ‘Native New Yorker – Odyssey’)

It’s my life  –  The Mainstreeters  (Signed to Event – a subsidary of Spring Records, this trak was written and produced by Joe Simon … they were also featured with him on the Cleopatra Jones soundtrak)

You got me  –  Jocelyn Brown (Another underground nugget courtesy of the ‘Best jobbing lungs in the business’ … produced Paul Simpson for Easy Street – this trak turned up on a mini album ‘Simpson Street – Paul Simpson’)

Trax feat. Phyllis Hyman, Lorraine Johnson, Azymuth and Darryl D’Bonneau



Just another face in the crowd  –  Phyllis Hyman (A lady who had her feet in both Jazz & Soul …. Phyllis was featured on a strangely named  soundtrak ‘The Fish that saved Pittsburgh’)

Nobody’s wrong  –  Lorraine Johnson (Lorraine came along with writers/producers Jesse Boyce & Moses Dillard when signed on the dotted line with New York’s Prelude Records … from her second album for the said label)

Dear Limmertz  –  Azymuth (Signing to Jazz label Milestone changed the fortunes of this Brazilian combo and also brought them to the ears and feet of a new young British generation)

On my way  –  Darryl D’Bonneau (After releasing 12” singles on a variety of prominent New York labels including Jellybean Recordings, Strictly Rhythm & Easy Street- Darryl drops an album on his own AshBon Records)

Trax feat. Tom Browne, Gene Chandler, Instant Funk and Dj Pope




Hangin’ on a string   –  Tom Browne featuring Sybil (As so many popular artists were doing a ‘Covers Album’ – to both acclaim and disdain, Tom decided to ‘throw his trumpet’ in the ring … from album R’N’ Browne  on Hip Bop Records)

When you’re No.1  –  Gene Chandler (Chicagoan Gene kept it in the city by being recorded and produced by his old friend Carl Davis for Carl’s own Chi Sound Records)

No stoppin’ that rockin’ – Instant Funk (discovered by Bunny Sigler when they were known as ‘TNJ’ as they were from Trent New Jersey and renamed I.F. as their Funk was instantaneous)

American at War  –  Dj Pope featuring Voices of Freedom (A Dance trak with a message – Brian Pope on production skills for this release for Tony Humphries’s Yellorange Records)