Trax feat. Leela James, The Whatnauts, Suede, Mondo Grosso

Music  – Leela James (Leela pays tribute to the music she grew up with & name checks Aretha, Chaka, Marvin, Donnie … “can we put the thongs away … it’s all about the video … someone hollerin’ about a bitch or hoe” are some of her lyrics)

Help is on the way  –  The Whatnauts (The Whatnauts were known for the recordings on Sylvia Robinson’s All Platinum group of labels … mixed by New York superstar Dj Tee Scott on Harlem International Records)

Determination  –  Suede (Former ‘Sun’ vocalist/drummer Kym Yancey dropped this classic on Niege Records – a Canadian label … not to be confused with U.K indie band of the same name)

Star Suite  – Mondo Grosso feat. Monday Michiru (Mondo is one man – Japanese Shinichi Osawa with added musicians when necessary and usually American female vocalists … remixed by Blaze and released on King Street Sounds out of New York)








Trax feat. Keith Barrow, The Joneses, Act One, Norma Jean Bell



Precious  –  Keith Barrow (Sadly Keith died young – he was a budding writer as wrote a trak for his album … produced by Bobby Eli at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia)

Sugar pie guy  –  The Joneses (a mid-tempo shuffler rather an out & out stomper … released as a 7inch single in ’74 – the rereleased on 12 in ’79 as an extended mix)

Tom the Peeper  –  Act One (Released on ‘Spring’ record … short, spunky and Funky)

I’m the baddest bitch (in this room)  –  Norma Jean Bell (Her words not mine … Saxophonist Norma is a writer and producer who worked with Frank Zappa amongst others – released on her own Pandemonium Records)

Trax feat. Boney James, Mc Lane Explosion, Natural High, Lovestation



Don’t let me be lonely tonight – Boney James introducing Quinn (Written by James Taylor for his “One man dog” album …  although this trak has been covered by a variety including Eric Clapton – this version has that extra bit of pzazz)

Accidental lover  –  Mc Lane Explosion (This studio band was primarily Roland Romanelli whose French release album was remixed, re-editted and re-released by Tom Moulton on his Salsoul distributed ‘Tom N Jerry’ Record label  … originally recorded by ‘Love & Kisses’)

Bump your lady  –  Natural High (The Bump was a Dance in 1974 … single release on Invictus Records – owned by ‘Holland-Dozier-Holland’ the trio of hit writers/producers of Motown Records after they departed said label)

Shine on me  –  Lovestation (Vocals courtesy of the dynamic Lisa Hunt … Lovestation was a U.K. studio based band with various vocalists – released on Fresh Records then later remixed & re-released on Arista)