Trax featured Etta James, Salsoul Orchestra, James Brown, Dj Spen & The MuthaFunkaz

Silent Night  –  Etta James (Named Jamesetta Hawkins and she was discovered Johnny Otis who changed her professional name – he also  included his touring review … she was later recorded for Modern, Kent & Chess Records)

God rest ye merry gentlemen  –  Salsoul Orchestra (After the success of ‘Christmas Jollies’ – Salsoul decided it would be appropiate to for a second Christmas album … with Patrick Adams at the helm using his various musical associates)

Santa Claus go straight to the Ghetto  –  James Brown (From the album ‘A Soulful Christmas’ – with “Soul Brother No.1” James Brown dressed up on the album cover as Santa … written by Pee Wee Ellis, Hank Ballard & Charles Bobbit)

Our First Christmas  –  Dj Spen and The MuthaFunkaz  (Released on the Japan’s “Grand Gallery presents Christmas Time” compilation cd – Sean Spencer was part of ‘The Basement Boys’ before forming the Baltimore based “The MuthaFunkaz” – a Gospel-House loosely based vocal group)

Trax featured Angela Bofill, John Davis & The Monster Orchestra, Locksmith, Jasper Street Company

Under the moon and over the sky  –  Angela Bofill (Angela was assigned GRP – a Jazz/Soul headed by David Gruisin & Larry Rosen … writing by the lady herself which is a track from her album “Angie”)

Up jumped the devil  –  John Davis & The Monster Orchestra (Released on New York’s independent “Sam Records”  – this trak has since been remixed by 6th Borough Project and others … recorded at Sigma Sound Records where Disco was invented)

Unlock the funk  –  Locksmith (This sextet recorded only one album – for Arista Records which was produced by Harvey Mason with assistance from Kenny Mason)

God helps those who help themselves  –  Jasper Street Company (Basement Boys productions featured assortment music who helped the Basement Boys formulate their sound … named after the street where they are based)

Trax feat. Brainstorm, Mary Clark, Brother to Brother, Negrocan

A charge in my life  –  Brainstorm (One of the first groups to sign to Clarence Avant’s new label “Tabu Records” … this self-contained nine piece unit hailed from Detroit U.S.A which includes vocal extraordaire Belita Woods and bassist/lyricist Lamont Johnson)

Take me i’m yours  –  Mary Clark (Co-written by Billy Nichols known for B.T. Express’s hit “Do It (’til you’re satisfied)”  …  produced by Billy & Patrick Adams – released on La Shawn Records, part of Patrick’s mini emplre of record labels)

Chance with you  –  Brother to Brother (Released on Turbo Records – part of Sylvia Robinson’s series of labels under the “All Platinum” umbrella … from their album “Let your mind be free’ on Turbo Records)

Cada Vez  –  Negrocan (With the burgeoning Latin music interest in certain bars and clubs mainly in London – it would only be a matter of time is was fused with House … released on the little independent “Deep South Records before being remixed and rereleased by Grant Nelson)