Groovy, Sexy & Soulful Part 14

Here it is, another episode of ‘Groovy, sexy & soulful’! And these are the tracks:

Foxy – Mademoiselle (1978)

Everybody knows them for their disco (gay) classic ‘Get Off’. This is more soulful and much, much better.

Bill Labounty – Lie To Me (1975)

Bill Labounty is an American singer/songwriter and musician. I presume he was a little unlucky in love when he was recording his album ‘Promised land’, because titles include ‘I hope you’ll be very unhappy without me’, ‘Another drunk’ and this one, ‘Lie to me’.

Alex Lattimore – Lullabye (2008)

From his album ‘Promise’. Great singer. He used to be one of the members of Jiva.

Dâm-Funk – Show Me The Way [Alternate Laid Back Version] (Unreleased)

I like the new interpretations of old school electro funk from Dâm-Funk!

Khari Cabral Simmons Feat. Julie Dexter – Is It Any Wonder (2012)

Khari Cabral Simmons creates a rich and tropical sound on his latest album ‘Clementine sun’. Sweet Brazilian rhythms at times mellow and then again funky. The song I selected is a very nice cover of the Keane classic.

Joslyn – Do Watcha Gonna Do (2005)

From her warm and soulful self-titled album. She’s the woman on the picture.

Rashaan Patterson – I Only Have Eyes For You (2011)

From his masterpiece ‘Bleuphoria’ that came out last year.

Rocky Mizell & The Sugar Rock Band – Never Never Girl (1977)

This song came out on the Miami based TK label, known for KC & the Sunshine Band, George McCrae, Betty Wright and many more. Great soulful vocals.

Mayer Hawthorne – No Strings (2012)

His latest one from his album 'How do you do'. Great live performer. I shook his hand a few years back, but didn't know what to say...

Mighty Ryeders – Evil Vibrations (1978)

This is a very cool Latin soul track, sampled by De La Soul (‘A Roller-skating jam named Saturday’) and more recently covered by Rebirth.

Buddy Miles – I’m Just A Kiss Away (1974)

From his album 'All the faces of Buddy Miles'. Buddy Miles is the drummer on this track and Johnny Bristol ('Hang on in there') the backing singer and producer. In the 1960s and early 1970s Johnny Bristol was a songwriter and producer for Motown.

Joss Stone – Pillow Talk (2012)

Her latest albums sound a little bit uninspired, but I like her version of 'Pillow talk' (originally from Sylvia Robinson who started the Sugar Hill label). It’s on 'Soul Sessions Vol. 2' that came out recently.

Richard Torrance – Anything’s Possible (1978)

Richard Torrance signed his first recording contract with Shelter Records, Leon Russell’s label, in 1972. He recorded three albums for them before moving on to his second contract with Capitol Records in 1975. Richard and his band opened for some of the most famous rock groups in the world, such as Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Seger, Chicago, The Beach Boys, REO Speedwagon, Loggins and Messina, Average White Band and Aerosmith, to name a few.

The Meters – Be My Lady [Single Version] (1977)

New Orleans based band from Charles and Art Neville. A year after this record they formed the Neville Brothers with their brother, singer Aaron Neville. Perhaps the most sampled funk band in history. You can hear them play on the hit song ‘Lady marmalade’ by Labelle as well.

Brenda Russell – In The Thick Of It (1979)

Brenda Russell is one of the best jazz/pop singers. This is from her self-titled debut album.

We The People – Making My Daydream Real (1973)

Don’t know anything about them. It sounds like a good old Philly track.

The Jones Girls – The World Will Sing Our Song (1982)

The best female harmonies in music history!

The Stylistics – Funky Weekend (1975)

Their Philly soul was the basement for disco later on. I love the percussion and male harmonies in this track.

Bobbi Humphrey – Jasper Country Man (1973)

She’s the best flautist around! Written and produced by the amazing Mizell brothers.

Sinclair – Just Another Fool (2002)

This is seventies soul from 10 years ago!


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