Trax feat. Angela Bofill, Philly Devotions, Level 42, Candy Apple & Jon Banfield

Break it to me gently  –  Angela Bofill (Assigned to Arista distributed GRP (Gruisin/Rosen Productions) before re-signing with Arista … sadly to say Angela has had two strokes and cannot perform – so buying her albums or legal down-loads will help her financial for further information www.

Hurt so bad  –  Philly Devotions (Released on ‘Don De Records’ & produced by John Davis (Monster Orchestra) – this a cover version of the “Little Anthony & The Imperials” original …  has recently re-mixed by ‘Dimitri from Paris’)

Star child  –  Level 42 (Originally signed to London’s innovative Elite Records before their contract was taken over by Polydor … fronted by bass guitarist & vocalist Mark King & co-written by Wally Bardarou ardof “Chief Inspector” fame)

No. 1  –  Candy Apple feat. Jon Banfield (A U.K.’s Shack Music Recordings release – this trak is of the highest quality with a strong vocal performance that won’t be out of place on labels such as Basement Boys Records etc.)

Trax feat. Teena Marie, Festival, Maceo Parker, Christian Hornbostel & Alfred Azzetto

De ja vu (I’ve been here before)  –  Teena Marie (Written by Rick James for Teena Marie – real name Marie Christine Brockert, who became the most successful white artist on black owned Motown Records  … from her first album ‘Wild & Peaceful’ & produced by Rick James & Art Stewart)

Don’t cry for me Argentina  –  Festival (The show “Evita” was developed by Andrew Lloyd-Webber & Tim Rice and was a hit not only on London & New York but worldwide … Boris Midney a Russian native living and working in New York produced Festival which was a studio project and released on RSO Records)

I wish  –  Maceo Parker (Maceo is one of the named side/front men of James Brown various bands including ‘The JB’s – he later moved unto working with George Clinton as part of “The Horny Horns” … this trak his version of Stevie Wonder’s mammoth hit)

TSOP  –  Christian Hornbostel & Alfred Azzetto (Originally recorded by Philadelphia International Records ‘house band’ MFSB featuring “The Three Degrees” … this version was made by Purple Music of Switzerland and is available on their compilation ‘Purple Nights in Miami’)

Trax feat. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, First Choice, Southside Movement, Danny Tenaglia

Yesterday i had the blues  –  Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (Teddy Pendergrass – the former drummer was elevated to lead vocalist of H. M. … their first album self-titled album elevated them to super status in the United States – released on the newly formed Philadelphia International Records)

I can show you  –  First Choice (Rochelle Fleming & her girls (Anne Guest & Debbie Martin) burns up this slower groove from the last album of their Salsoul Records output … written by a trio including Cary ‘Hippy’ Gilbert who also co-wrote “Don’t leave me this way”)

Funk talk  –  Southside Movement (Named after the south side of Chicago … after being a backing band for a local duo, the progressed into their own entity – after signing to Scepter/Wand Records then unto 20th Century, which has spawned lots of sampling for a plethora of Hip Hop artists)

Ohno  –  Danny Tenaglia (With inspiration from Larry Levan of ‘Paradise Garage’ and others, Danny realised he wanted to make play & make music that broke down barriers … with a simple yet effective chants and a murderous backbeat – from the album “Hard & Soul” on Tribal America Records)