Trax feat. Bill Withers, Freda Payne, Deadline , DJ Oji



Harlem  –  Bill Withers (Originally released on Clarence Avant’s Sussex Records – however when Clarence had problems the master tapes ended up with Columbia Records now known as Sony … from the album ‘Just as i am’ which also featured “Ain’t no sunshine”)

Master of love  –  Freda Payne (The No. 1 singer in term of sales for writers Holland – Dozier – Holland  after hot-footing from Motown Records to set up Invictus Records then wife of Gregory Abbott who also contributed to as a songwriter to her album ‘Stares & Whispers … now available on cd)

Makossa Rock  –  Deadline (After meeting Celluloid head honcho Jean Karakos – producer/arranger and all arounder Bill Laswell released a variety of projects on Celluloid … having had a major hit with Herbie Hancock gave him kudos)

Lift up your hands in the Santuary  –  DJ Oji featuring Una (Una Barry  first came to my on my radar via her release on Look at you Records – since she has turned up on a variety on trax including Oji’s partner DJ Pope)

Trax feat. Dee Dee Sharp Gamble, Tuxedo Junction, Salsoul Orchestra & Adeva



I’m not in love  –  Dee Dee Sharpe Gamble (Dee Dee started a Dance-craze with her hit single ‘Mash Potato Time’ and other  subsequent Dance-craze releases … an original composition/hit for U.K. self-contained group TEN CC)

Chattanooga choo choo  –  Tuxedo Junction (Studio group concieved by Disco Producers Extraordinaire Rinder & Lewis – having made their mark via their America Variety International Recordings of El Coco, Le Pamplemousse et al – they move this production to the newly activated Butterfly Records)

Getaway  –  Salsoul Orchestra (A hit for Maurice White’s Earth , Wind & Fire … Vince Montana led Salsoul Orchestra reconstructed it and took it up a few notches above the original … from the album ‘Magic Journey’)

Respect  –  Adeva (Patrica Daniels to her mother … Smack Productions brought Adeva to the public attention via a monster club hit that was released on Easy Street Records – second single from her self-titled album, written by Otis Redding)

Trax feat. Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch, Kool and The Gang, DJ Gregory



Last time i made love  –  Joyce Kennedy featuring Jeffrey Osbourne (Former “Mother’s Finest” lead vocalist teams up with former ‘Love, Tenderness & Devotion’ more commonly known as LTD)

Hold your horses babe  –   Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch (Written, produced and arranged by her  husband Pepe Soto  – who was also the brains and talent of ‘The Rice & Beans Orchestra’ … second outing by of the studio group before Celi dropping ‘The Bunch’)

Love the life you live  – Kool & The Gang (Their early releases were predominately ‘Straight Jazz’ however as time went by they veered towards Funk then 100 % Funk … from the album “Music is the Message”)

Tropical Soundclash  –  Dj Gregory  (Originally released on the small but significant French label ‘Faya Combo’ and licensed to the U.K.’s Defected Records additional remix by Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez)