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Thanks to DJ Spinna for the inspiration! Picture: Arjan Benning. A rare groove that I really enjoy is 'To prove my love' from Ned Doheny (born in 1948 in Los Angeles):

“He played his first recording session while still in High School. Not long after, he was tagged by Frazier Mohawk and Elektra Records to play on an album at Paxton Lodge with his pal Jackson Browne. He recorded and toured with jazz great Charles Lloyd, eventually performing at McNeil Island Federal Penitentiary. After a year of classical guitar study with Fred Noad, he traveled to England where he was asked to join a group with Dave Mason and Cass Elliot. Disenchanted with the group’s management, he returned to Los Angeles where Jackson’s involvement with David Geffen would guide him to a recording contract at Asylum Records and his first album: “Ned Doheny”. He was 22."


"Ned would go on to make two more albums for Columbia Records: “Hard Candy” and “Prone”, and have his tunes recorded by Chaka Khan, George Benson, Melissa Manchester, Johnny Rivers, and Dave Mason, to name a few. Sampling would make his music accessible to a succession of hip-hop and rap artists. One of his songs, “To Prove My Love”, would become an underground dance hit in England and a seminal influence in the world of house music. He would work with childhood guitar heroes Steve Cropper and Lonnie Mack and learn about recording from the likes of Glyn Johns, Al Schmitt and Paul Rothchild. In 1978, the Japanese recording industry would reach out to him – an association that would last well into the 90s.” (Quote: Ned Doheny Official Site)

Tracklist:

Curtis Lundy – Never Gonna Let You Go (1985)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 ‎– Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (1970)
Norma Jenkins – Coward's Way Out (1973)
Jon Lucien – Motherland (1975)
The Ambassadors ‎– Ain't Got The Love Of One Girl (On My Mind) [Scratchandsniffs Extended Re-Rub] (1969)
Richard Evans – Capricorn Rising (1979)
Willie ‘Beaver’ Hale – Groove On (1980)
The Meters – The Look Of Love (1969)
Cal Tjader - Cucho Frito Man (1969)
Francisco Aguabella – Desire (1977)
The Armada Orchestra – Philly Armada (1976)
Family Tree – Family Tree (1976)
War – Me And Baby Brother [Jski Extended] (1973)
Phylliss Bailey – Focus (1978)
Hiroshi Fukumura ‎– Hunt Up Wind (1980)
Ned Doheny – To Prove My Love (1977)
John Legend – Save The Night (2013)

Jazzy… Funky… Latin… Soul… by Professor Eddy on Mixcloud

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