Trax feat. Narada Michael Walden, Pattie Brooks, Dexter Wansel, Jellybean


Still strong  –  Narada Michael Walden (Narada became a drummer for Mahavishu Orchestra before going solo and in-between becoming a top notch producer for Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Sister Sledge and others … a live version from studio album ‘Sending love to everyone’ released on his own “Walden Records”)

This is the house  where love died  – Pattie Brooks (Background vocalist for Marlena Shaw before being produced by Simon Soussan who known for ‘discofying’ past trax – in this case original composition written by Alan Felder, Norman Harris  & Ron Baker for “First Choice” on Sceptre-Wand Records)

A Prophet named K.G.  –  Dexter Wansel (“Yellow Sunshine” was a ‘Funk-Rock’ on Philadelphia International Records which included Dexter Wansel – before he became writer/producer/arranger for said label whose co-owner’s initials is K.G. = Kenneth Gamble)

The Real Thing  – Jellybean feat. Steven Dante (John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez was the resident at New York’s Funhouse …. one of the early remixers before going into music production – check out “Dance it Freestyle Rhythm – Mantus” which was first known remix)


Save the children  –  Marvin Gaye (Nothing is more heart rendering than the death of a child & when it is deliberate – it’s a million times worst … we must also not forget the adults. This track originally appeared on Marvin’s “What’s going on” album – it appeared on ‘Save the Children – a double album featuring a variety of Soul Acts who gave the services for free)

Trax feat. Pamela Williams, Juggy Murray Jones, Thelma Houston, Rhythm on the loose

Secret Garden – Pamela Williams feat. Patti Labelle & Teena Marie (Having worked with/for both Patti & Teena on their respective albums – they decided to do their honours and be the featured  vocalist’s on Pamela’s ”Saxtress” cd … originally released and recorded by Quincy Jones with an allstar cast)

Disco Extraordinaire  –  Juggy Murray Jones (Juggy was a musical entrepreneur who started Sue Records in the U.S.A. , released trax by ‘Ike & Tina Turner’, Jimmy McGriff & Baby Washington also discovered ‘Charlie & Inez Foxx’ … he later started Jupiter Records and this is the result – cat. no. : Jupiter 1101)

If you feel it  –  Thelma Houston (Thelma had her most successful trax at Motown Records  but things got a bit lacklustre hits-wise so she moved unto RCA … this trak was from her ‘Never gonna be another one’ album)

Break of dawn  –  Rhythm on the loose (Salsoul’s “Let no man put asunder – First Choice featuring Rochelle Fleming” was one of the most trak sampled/butchered trax at the beginning of Chicago’s House explosion … this trak first appeared on ‘The one after D’  Records before being picked up by Birmingham’s Network Records for national distribution)