Trax feat. Aretha Franklin, Montana, Lonnie Liston Smith, Sabrynaah Pope

If she don’t wan’t your loving  –  Aretha Franklin (Luther Vandross got the opportunity to produce Aretha Franklin, his boyhood musical heroine – he crafted and selected the songs which gave her a hit album and singles … written by songsmith “par excellence” Sam Dees)

I love music  –  Montana (Vincent Montana Jnr was one of the architects of the ‘Philly Sound’  this trak was originally recorded by “the O’Jay’s” – so he decided that his version will focus primarily on the rhythm although he used his daughter more as the background rather than the lead vocalist)

A chance for peace  –  Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes (Released on “The Flying Dutchman Records” – from the album ‘Visions of a new World’ … featuring Cecil Bridgewater, Reggie Lucas and Lonnie’s brother Donald Smith on vocals)

Someone for you  –  Sabrynaah Pope (Produced by Greg Gaultier & Tony L who had previously worked with U.S. House/Garage artists – Michelle Weeks and Arnold Jarvis on individual trax  …released on France’s Kif Recordings)

Trax feat. Mary J Blige, Bionic Boogie, T-Connection, Michelle Ayers

Father in you  –  Mary j Blige (As one of the few women on Uptown Records – Mary becaame known as ‘Queen of Hip hop Soul’ … co-written by Mary J , from the album “The Breaktrough” – released on Geffen Records)

Boogie Boo  –  Bionic Boogie ( Studio based group put together by Gregg Diamond – recorded at Media Sound Studios, New York and featured all the top session players including vocalists Gwen Guthrie & Ullanda McCullough)

Goombay  time   –  T-Connection (These self-taught multi-instrumentalists from The Bahamas  signing to Dash – a unit of Henry Stone’s TK Records empire before moving unto Capitol Records  … named after one of their local parks)

That’s Life  –  Michelle Ayers (released on Italian’s Suntune Records … written by Michelle and Eddie Perez – know as part of the Smack Productions team who gave us the recording artist “Adeva” also known as Patricia Daniels)

Trax feat. Truth Hurts, Erotic Drum Band, Funk Fusion Band, Midnight Express & Sabrina Johnston



For your precious love  –  Truth Hurts (Truth Hurts mashes the place up with this number from the “ALI” sound trak starring William Smith … written by Jerry Butler and originally recorded by Jerry Butler & The Impressions)

Plug me to death  –  Erotic Drum Band (Released on New York’s Prism Records which was a different sleeve design from it’s Canadian counterpart … written and produced by Peter Di Milo – a Canadian studio project)

Can you feel it  –  Funk Fusion Band (One-off single written by Keith Benson – a jobbing drummer whose workload was in Philadelphia U.S.A. … a WMOT Records release)

Freedom  –  Midnight Express feat. Sabrina Johnston (Second release from Tony Humphries’s “Yellorange Records” … mixed by ‘The Basement Boys with Kenny Bobien  & Eddie Stockley on background vocals)