Groovy, Sexy & Soulful Part 45 Love Ballads Edition

Prepare yourself for Valentine’s Day with these love ballads! Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti's 'Alelui' is from the outstanding new compilation album 'Brazilian Boogie Connection – From Rio To Sao Paulo 1976 to 1983'. This collection of songs is a great example of the nation's rich legacy of soul music, especially the kind of upbeat, hard-grooving styles that still stay strong on today's global dancefloors! The ground-breaking selection is a wonderful batch of rare club, disco, and boogie tracks from the Brazilian scene of the late 70s and early 80s. The grooves here are razor-sharp throughout and many tracks may well blow away better-known US cuts from the time!

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.

Beautiful picture by Kim Reed. According to him the picture is 'a fun impromptu snap' he did in Nashville last summer. Kim Reed has been a musicologist, music journalist and photographer for over 35 years in Australia and the United States. His list of interviews includes hundreds of artists in a full range of genres, including Joni Mitchell, Todd Rundgren, Neil Young, John Martyn, Cyndi Lauper, BB King, John Mellencamp, Hall & Oates, Phil Collins, Frank Zappa, and members of R. E. M. , The Go Go's, Yes, Moody Blues, and The Rolling Stones. Recently his work includes artists like Neko Case, Sharon Jones, Fear of Men, Warpaint, Valerie June, Savages, Fred Armisen, and festivals such as SXSW, Lollapalooza, and Wanee.

Enjoy this new edition of ‘Groovy, sexy and soulful’!


Falcon Punch – Silk (2015)
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On [Old School Remix] (1971)
Soul II Soul – Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) (1989)
Young Disciples – Apparently Nothin’ (1991)
Valentine Brothers – We Belong Together (1979)
L.T.D. ‎– Love To The World [Krivit Edit/J-Ski Extended] (1976)
Gerard “PJ” Browne – Sexy Lady (1980)
The Earls – Tonight (Could Be The Night) (1977)
George Benson – Love Ballad (1979)
Love Unlimited – Under The Influence Of Love (1973)
Fania All Stars – Desafio (Challenge) (1976)
The Dells – It’s All Up To You (1972)
Jimmy Ruffin – Fallin’ In Love With You (1977)
Frankie Newsome – We’re On Our Way (1974)
Lemuria – Hunk Of Heaven (1978)
Slick – Space Bass (1979)
Robson Jorge E Lincoln Olivetti ‎– Aleluia (1983)
Kool & the Gang – Good Time Tonight (1981)


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