Trax feat. Greg Perry, Loose Change, Steve Arrington, Bougie Soliterre

Will she met the train in the rain  –  Greg Perry (Greg signed to Chicago’s Chess Records before becoming a in-house writer for Invictus … he moved unto Neil Bogart’s Casablanca Records where he released a solo album – since been re-released on cd)

All night man  –  Loose Change (Put together by producer Tom Moulton and arranged by John “The Monster Orchestra”  Davis – written by the people who gave us ‘Frantique’ on released on “Tom N’ Jerry Records” then an imprint of Casablanca  Records)

Summer lovin’  –  Steve Arrington (By the time this trak was release Steve had been the lead vocalist of  Slave – one of U.S. top Funk bands who recorded for Cotillion Records … this one-off trak came out on Salsoul)

Got the bug  –  Bougie Soliterre (headed by Bettina Costanzo and licensed to Sphere Records … a fusion of House & Jazz which was whisked unto turntables by the likes of Kerri Chandler, Jerome Sydenham & Tony Humphries)

Trax feat. Rick James & Teena Marie, The Originals, En Vogue, Bas Noir

Fire and desire  –  Rick James & Teena Marie (Rick James had been in a variety of Rock bands he came to Motown Records – but head honcho Berry Gordy thought he needed some fine-tuning … his music was classed as “Punk-Funk or Funk n Roll” which is Funk with a touch of Rock)

Down to love town  –  The Originals (One of the lesser known Motown Records’ male groups who whilst waiting for hits became being writers and background vocalists for other artists of said label … this trak has since been re-edited by “Dimitri from Paris”)

Those dogs  –  En Vogue (This trak started out from a piece of the opera “Carmen” written by Georges Bizet sung by such luminaries as Maria Callas et-al then re-lyric-ed by producers Foster McElroy … starting with a Soulful accapela then unto a Funky backbeat with some Hip Hop finishing with a Jazzy ending – not forgetting the humour)

Shoe be doo  –  Bas Noir (Introduced to the world via an early “Nu Groove Records” 12 inch by producer Ronald Burrell – signing on the dotted line for at ‘Atlantic Records’ who released only one album  … they later metamorphosed into Native Sol))

Trax Yours Truly, Frantique, Funkadelic, Jellybean

Hold me  –  Yours Truly (Sharp suits but even sharper vocals – this male trio only made one album for Motown Records – consisting of Ricky Jones, Terence Brooks & Jerry Brinson Jnr … from the album “Truly Yours”)

Night people these days  –  Frantique (Studio band assembled by Jack Robinson & James Bolden that was inspired by the name and success of Musique, they released a four trak album which was also like Musique – released on Philadelphia International Records … recently released on cd with extra trax)

Uncle Jam wants you  –  Funkadelic (U.S  Second World War posters featured the slogan “Uncle Sam wants you” which George Clinton adapted … due to legal problems made his backing band became the only band until the problems were settled – originally released on Warner Brothers Records)

Jingo  –  Jellybean (John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez was the primary dj at “The Fun House” – a New York night club  … having dipped his feet into the remixing pool with “(Dance it) Freestyle Rhythm – Mantus” before becoming a producer/artist)