Trax feat. Soul Clan, Metropolis, Willie Hutch , Ralphie Rosario feat.Xavier Gold

Soul Meeting  –  Soul Clan (One of the first super groups as The Clan consists the powerhouse male soul vocalists at the time including Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett, Ben E King, Joe Tex Don Covay & Otis Redding … sadly Otis’s died in a plane crash & the group broke up shortly afterwards)

I love New York  –  Metropolis feat. The Sweethearts of Sigma (What was a jingle (advert) for New York City by Steve Karmen became a monster Disco hit for Metropolis – an amalgamation of German & U.S. (Philadelphian) musicians … the Sweethearts were Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson & Evette Benton)

All hell broke loose  –  Willie Hutch (Willie was a jobbing writer, producer, arranger –  who after a brief sojourn with RCA Records moved on to Motown where he was the co-writer of The Jackson Five’s monster hit “I’ll be there” … he later pact with Norman Whitfield’s Whitfield Records who previously left his stamp at Motown)

You used to hold me  –  Ralphie Rosario Feat. Xavier Gold (Released on Chicago’s “Hot Mix Five” Records before becoming a House anthem across the world … after always been in DJ’s box for a number years it was remixed by Masters At Work to give it a new twist)

Trax feat. Norman Connors/Phyliss Hyman, Maryann Farra, Edwin Birdsong, Criminial Element orchestra

Betcha by golly wow  –  Norman Connors feat Phyliss Hyman ( Having recorded for Buddah Records where he started a musical transition – added lead vocals to compositions making his albums for Straight Jazz into Soul & Jazz … from the album “You are my starship”)

You got to be the one  –  Maryann Farra & Satin Soul (Maryann also released a single as “De-lite-ful” on Vigor – a subsidary of Delite Records … produced by Tony Valor and released on Chicago’s Brunswick Records)

Win tonight  –  Edwin Birdsong (Known for being the co-writer to a plethora of Roy Ayers productions and compositions … Edwin has become a hotbed for Hip Hop producers & artists who has since sampled his trax – they includes France’s “Daft Punk”)

House time anytime  –  Criminal Element Orchestra (After producer Arthur Baker left New York’s Streetwise Records – he armed himself with coterie of musicians, deejays & (re)mixers to bring out the best of the city’s street music … featuring lots of samples and inspirations including Sinnamon, Loleatta Holloway, James Brown and The Fatback Band)





Trax feat. Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields, The Destination, Jimmy Castor Bunch, David Morales/Albert Cabrera pres. Moca

She’s got papers on me  –  Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields feat. Betty Wright (After a few self-released albums ‘Dimples’ signed with Neil Bogart’s Boardwalk Records … tale of a married man singing about his ‘bit on the side’ and his wife overheard  the lyrics ”the sweet little thing always on my mind” – sparks flew)

Move on up/up up up  –  The Destination (Writer/producer/arranger/remixer & studio owner Elton Ahi takes  Curtis’s Funk epic into a Disco epic … Elton first became a dj before going on to mix “Shalamar” first hit for Soul Train Records – a Butterfly Records release)

Bertha Butt Boogie  –  Jimmy Castor Bunch (Funky & Humorous Jimmy Castor not only had his “Bunch” but also recorded as a solo artists … he has been heavily ‘sampled’ by both Hip Hop & House/Garage artists  – from the album “Butt of course”)

Higher  –  David Morales & Albert Cabrera presents Moca feat. Deanna (David & Albert puts the two first letters of their surname for this … feat. Ms Dellacioppa on vocals and released on Morales’s Definity Records – contains an official sample of “Scorpio” – Dennis Coffey)