Showing posts from February, 2010

Soul Searching V

I used two tracks of The Durutti Column, ‘Brother’ and ‘The Truth’ (from their excellent new album ‘Pean to Wilson’) and the original version of Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ to create a stripped down, melancholic version. I added a men’s choir to build a kind of a requiem atmosphere. I hope you like my effort! The rest of this episode is the usual mixture of soul, funk, disco and boogie. And there's a little bit of nu-disco or electro (or whatever you may call it) from Sally Shapiro as well. I like the lyrics of her song, they are really funny!


Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On [Eddy’s Durutti Column Edit] (2010)
Gloria Jones – So Tired (1973)
Arnold Blair – Trying To Get Next To You (1975)
Major Lance – It's Must Be Love Coming Down (1970)
Greyship Daviz – This Groove Is On The Loose (1983)
Dynamic Superiors – Nobody’s Gonna Change Me (1975)
CJ & Co – Get A Groove In Order To Move (1977)
Sister Sledge – You Fooled Around (1980)
KC & the Sunshine Band – I Get Lifted (…

Soul Searching IV

One of the best tracks in this mix is the doo wop disco song 'Tonight' by American Italians The Earls (a bit similar to the Four Seasons). It sounds incredibly good! You can feel the excitement of the singer. It’s a rework of their sixties original in a style that is comparable to disco vocal groups, such as the Trammps. And don’t forget to enjoy one of the best soul songs ever from George McCrae! I included the long version. The song was originally meant for his wife Gwen, but she was ill the morning the studio was booked. So she sent George to sing the lyrics and the rest is history. 'Rock your baby' became a worldwide number one and started, along with ‘Rock the boat’ from Hues Corporation, the disco rage.

My extended (a little bit bluesy) edit of ‘Falling calling’ was originally meant for Sunday Morning Disco Salad, a mix hosted by Monotape. I end with telling you that Johnny from Johnny & the Expressions sounds very much like rock singer Del Shannon, the guy…

Soul Searching III

Here’s another episode of Soul Searching, especially meant for all the listeners that miss the show on Laid Back Radio. I try to make one episode every month. This third part came about when I saw Pixie Lott singing ‘Cry me out’ on YouTube. It gave me the inspiration to find more gems that sound alike, mostly from the early seventies.


– Stepping Stone (2008)
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Didn't You Know (You'd Have To Cry Sometime) (1968)
Pixie Lott – Cry Me Out (2009)
Barbara Acklin – Am I The Same Girl (Soulful Strut) (1968)
The Champs – Tequila (1958)
Al Wilson – Queen Of The Ghetto (1973)
Gwen McCrae – Love Insurance (1975)
Jean Carn – If You Wanna Go Back (1976)
Moments & Whatnauts – Girls [French Version] (1975)
Bobby Thurston – Just Ask Me (1978)
Bobbi Humphrey – The Trip (1975)
Redbone – One More Time (1974)
Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Giving Love (1973)
The Stylistics – One Night Affair (1979)
Terry Collins – I Love Y.O.U. (1973)
Betty LaVette – Waiting For Tomorrow (…