Trax feat. Marlena Shaw, MFSB, Brass Construction, Jon Cutler/E-Man

Shaw Biz/Suddenly it’s how i like to feel/Shaw Biz  –  Marlena Shaw (After cutting her musical teeth with ‘The Count Basie Orchestra’ and others – Marlena later signed with Columbia Records towards the late seventies … co-written by the lady herself   ”left on the stage of life with nothing but battery operated love” are some of the lyrics)

Summertime  –  MFSB (Written by George Gershwin for the opera “Porgy & Bess” – this was the title trak from their fifth long player of Philadelphia International’s  ‘house band’ which was based at the city’s Sigma Sound Studios … the album’s theme was based around ‘Summer’)

Ha Cha Cha (Funktion) –  Brass Construction (Headed and produced by Randy Muller – this eight piece Funk power-house  began their recording career with a single on Docc Records which has since been re-released on Kenny Dope’s ‘Kay -Dee Records)

It’s yours – Jon Cutler featuring E-Man (This trak was produced for Chez Music of New York and instantly became anthem – featuring Eric Clark on vocals also known as E-Man … licensed to a variety labels for singles & compilation releases)


Trax feat. Blue Magic, Ashford & Simpson, The Vibrettes, Reel People & Angela Johnson

Three Ring Circus  –   Blue Magic (Headed by Ted “The Wizard” Mills, this group recorded for WMOT – although not a hit for Blue Magic in the U.K, it was for Barry Biggs as a Reggae cover version …written by Bobby Eli & Vinnie Barrett & published by Mighty Three Music whose slogan was ‘You’ll never forget our tunes’)

Stay free  –  Ashford & Simpson (Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson were co-writers with Josie Armstead of “Casanova” fame before becoming ‘in-house writers’ for Motown Records and eventually becoming successful performers in their own right … from the album of the same name – a Warner Brothers release)

Humpty Dump  –  The Vibrettes (Released on the small independent ‘Lujon Records’ of Los Angeles U.S.A. … this trak has garnered interest due to Underground Funk & Hip-hop fans)

Can’t stop  –  Reel People featuring Angela Johnson (U.K. band Reel People teamed up with U.S. singer, songwriter, arranger & producer Angela Johnson for this Papa release … track from their “Second Guess” album – remixed by Dennis Ferrer)



Trax feat. Major Harris, Loleatta Holloway, Hudson People, Dawn Tallman

Love won’t let me wait  –  Major Harris (Major Harris was in the group ‘Nat Turner’s Rebellion’,  which was named after a slave uprising headed by Nat Turner – over 50 white people were killed … written by Bobby Eli & Vinnie Barrett – pen-name Gwendolyn Woodfolk, Barbara Ingram on moans & groans aka background vocals )

Love Sensation  – Loleatta Holloway (Loleatta was the featured vocalist on Dan Hartman’s “Vertigo/Relight my fire” – in return he wrote ‘Love Sensation’ for her … this is the same trak that caused controversy because when the Italian producers sampled it – it became ‘Ride on time’ instead of ”Right on time” as per lyrics)

Trip to my mind  –  Hudson People (Originally released on independent “Hithouse” before being picked up by Ensign Records for national distribution after being discovered by dj Chris Hill and owner of Ensign … this U.K. Jazz-Funk classic has has a cult following)

Wake up  –  Dawn Tallman (Released on Nervous Records – a label founded by Sam Weiss and son Michael – Sam previously owned Sam Records and also had interest in Old Town with brother Hy Weiss … written by Dawn – remixed by Hex Hector who won a Grammy for his skills)