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Groovy, Sexy & Soulful Part 26 Seaside Edition

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For this seaside edition of ‘Groovy, sexy & soulful’ I chose to play two songs from the latest episode of Late Night Tales, which is compiled by Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp. In the true spirit of the series, the record is a vibrant trip through the weird and wonderful. It touches on every nook and cranny of Royksopp's record collection, exploring electronica, synth-pop, folk, jazz, soft rock and a couple of new recordings from the band themselves, like ‘Daddy’s groove’, which I selected for this 26th part of ‘Groovy, sexy & soulful’. The other track I selected from Late Night Tales is the wonderful and joyful ‘Hello beach girls’ from John Schneider Jr. The beautiful picture from Seymour Templar was inspired by that song. Enjoy!

Tracklist:

Maysa Feat. Bluey – Good Morning Sunrise (2013)
Röyksopp – Daddy’s Groove (2013)
Le Youth – Cool [R&B Edit] (2013)
Chlöe Howl – Rumour [Yacht Remix] (2013)
Richard Schneider Jr. – Hello Beach Girls (1977)
The Jackson 5 – Breezy (1975)

Summer Grooves From The Capitol Vaults

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Let's kick off the summer with a couple of relaxed summer grooves from the Capitol label and affiliated labels, like Blue Note, Stateside and United Artists. One of those infectious grooves is from LA based duo Capital Cities. This is what Allmusic.com wrote about their debut album that came out earlier this month:

The full-length debut album from Los Angeles' Capital Cities, 2013's In a Tidal Wave of Mystery is an infectious mix of synth-heavy dance pop. These musically ambitious productions touch upon '80s new wave and '70s disco in the band’s own unique, lo-fi way. In fact, part of the album’s charm is that many of the songs here sound like keyboard-heavy demos that were perhaps meant to be fleshed out with various instruments but never were. Hence, the preponderance of synth trumpet, digital strings, and other extremely old-school-sounding electronic samples. The result is that the album brings to mind the early, innovative electronic music of artists who were e…

Let’s Get This Funky Disco Party Started!

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Let’s start a funky disco party! I’ve always liked Swiss experimental duo Yello. The song I picked is from their album ‘Touch Yello’ (2009). They show on 'The expert' how James Brown would have sounded if he had discovered electro in his heyday. With their recently released debut album ‘It’s Fate’, the Los Angeles based funky electro duo Touché is gearing up for some west coast dates. The killer opening track (cool lyrics!) and the lovely last track are from ‘Under the influence part 3’, a collection of rare soul and disco, compiled by connoisseur James Glass. It is out now on ZR Records! Picture on the left: Le Youth. Beautiful picture below from Anthony Catalano. Enjoy!

Next week I will kick off the summer with some warm grooves from the Capitol vaults.


Tracklist:

Broken Glass – Rather You Than Me (1981)
MFSB – Let’s Party Down (1978)
Archie Bell & the Drells – Where Will You Go When The Party's Over (1976)
Clarence Reid ‎– Funky Party (1974)
The Earls ‎– Get On Up And D…

Groovy, Sexy & Soulful Part 25 Relax Edition

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The beautifully singing Jones Girls were an R&B trio of sisters from Detroit, Michigan. They first recorded for GM Records in 1968, then recorded for Philadelphia International Records with Gamble & Huff. The Jones Girls consisted of sisters Brenda, Valorie and Shirley Jones. They served as backup singers for Lou Rawls, Teddy Pendergrass, Aretha Franklin, and Le Pamplemousse. They worked with Diana Ross from 1975–78 and were the backup singers on Linda Clifford's 1978 album ‘If My Friends Could See Me Now’ and on Tower Of Power's lowly rated 1979 album ‘Back On The Streets’. Their biggest hit was ‘You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else’. The song broke the Billboard Magazine Top 40 at #38 in May 1979. The song was also a Top 5 R&B hit. An additional hit followed a year later, with the single ‘I Just Love The Man’, charting at #9 in January 1981. The less successful ‘Nights Over Egypt’ (released in 1981, charting at R&B #23 in 1982), is currently a disco cult clas…

Moving With The Sh-Sh-Shakers

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‘Do Fries Go with That Shake?’ is a funny track by Parliament-Funkadelic leader George Clinton. The song was released in 1986 by Capitol Records and was originally featured on the album ‘R&B Skeletons in the Closet’. It was the second highest charting single of George Clinton's solo career after ‘Atomic Dog,’ peaking at number 13 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart. The music video for this song is a variation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Enjoy that one and all the other shakes I selected. Let's shake it all over! :-) Picture: Kandice (King Charles)

Tracklist:

Manujothi – Shake Your Body (1980)
James & Bobby Purify ‎– Shake A Tail Feather (1967)
Jackie Wilson ‎– Shake A Leg (1973)
The Gap Band – Shake (1979)
George Clinton – Do Fries Go With That Shake!? (1986)
Bar-Kays – Shake Your Rump To The Funk (1976)
Kwick – Shake Till Your Body Break (1981)
Cheryl Lynn – Shake It Up Tonight (1981)
Klique ‎– I Can't Shake This Feeling (1982)
Virgie Williams And Washington…