Steamy Soul Funk & Disco

I’m really fond of soul music in which the disco feeling shines through. So this is a mixture of funky soul and early disco. Tracks in which you can hear the transition from soul to disco in particular are ‘Queen for a day’ by American Gypsy (who lived and recorded in Holland) and the wonderful song by Philly Devotions, ‘I just can’t say goodbye’ (which I first heard on ‘Super disco friends’ by Dimitri From Paris). And for listeners who liked the ‘funk train’ mixes, I put in railroad tracks by Beverly Ann and Tyrone Davis. And if you think that you hear Whitney Houston, then you’re close, because it’s her mother Cissy... Enjoy the saxophones too on this steamy mix!

Tracklist:

Lyrics Born
– I Changed My Mind [Stereo MC’s Rattlesnake Mix] (Quannum/2000)
Laura Vane & the Vipertones – Steam (Social Beats/2009)
Eddie Drennon & The B.B.S. Unlimited – That’s Just Too Bad (Casablanca/1978)
Dionne Warwick – Out Of My Hands (Arista/1979)
Richard Hewson Orchestra - Love Bite (Splash/1976)
Pleasure - Thoughts Of Old Flames (Fantasy/1979)
The Dells - We Got To Get Our Thing Together (Mercury/1975)
Vernon Burch – Frame Of Mind (United Artists Records/1975)
East Harlem Bus Stop – Let’s Get It On (Vogue/1976)
Archie Bell & The Drells - Dance Your Troubles Away (TSOP/1976)
Chicago Gangsters – Feel Like Making Love (Gold Plate Records/1975)
The Four Tops – When She Was My Girl (Casablanca/1981)
Al Wilson – For Cryin’ Out Loud (Rocky Road Records/1973)
American Gypsy – Queen For A Day (Mercury/1975)
Beautiful Bend – Ah do it (Marlin/1978)
Blue Notes – Disco Explosion (Fantasy/1978)
Coco De Jour – Love Me Tonight (Ariola/1982)
Eloise Whitaker - Don't Turn Your Back On Love (Destiny/1981)
Philly Devotions - I Just Can't Say Goodbye (Columbia/1974)
Tyrone Davis – One Way Ticket (Brunswick/1971)
Beverly Ann – He’s Coming Home (RCA/1967)
Cissy Houston – Down In The Boondocks (Janus/1970s)



Picture by Pumpkin Chief

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