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 who sang the passionate ‘Runaway' almost fifty years ago. 'Shy girl' reminds me of his version of 'Needles and pins'. What do you think of the similarity?


Craig David – One More Lie [Groove Odyssey Radio Edit] (2010)
The Miracles – My Name Is Michael (1975)
The Tymes – You Little Trustmaker (1974)
T.U.M.E. – Love Shortage (1975)
Johnny Mathis – Gone Gone Gone (1979)
Kinky Foxx – So Different [Tony Humphries Sure Shot Mix] (1983)
The Earls – Tonight (Could Be The Night) (1977)
Angela Bofill – People Make The World Go Round (1977)
Eddie Henderson – The Kumquat Kids (1975)
Gloria Scott – As Long As We’re Together (1974)
Johnny & the Expressions – Shy Girl (1966)
Charles Jackson – Ooh Child (1978)
Joe Simon – The Chokin' Kind (1969)
George McCrae – Rock Your Baby (1974)
Hues Corporation – Rockin’ Soul (1974)
Jimmy ‘Bo’ Horne – Is It In (1980)
The Four Seasons – Stay (1963)
Brenda Russell – Deep Dark And Mysterious (1981)
CJ & Co – Devil’s Gun [Diep’s Hothouse Edit] (1977)
The Hollies – Falling Calling [Eddy’s Edit] (1975)

Thanks to Disco Delivery for reminding me of the wonderful early disco track from the Tymes!


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