Magnifica: Jazzy Latin Soul & Deep House

Marlena Shaw
Latin soul mixed with laid-back dance, that’s the spirit of ‘Magnifica’. One of the tracks that I selected is 'Draggin' my heels' by The Hollies. Singer Allan Clarke of The Hollies (named after Buddy Holly) has a very distinctive voice and the three part harmony of the band is extraordinary. The Hollies had over 30 charting singles on the UK Singles Chart, and 22 on the Billboard Hot 100, with major hits on both sides of the Atlantic that included ‘He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother’, ‘Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress’ and the ‘The Air That I Breathe’ (written by Albert Hammond). They are one of the few British pop groups of the early 1960s that have never officially broken up and continue to record and perform. In recognition of their achievements, the Hollies were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. ‘Draggin’ My Heels’ was an underground disco classic in the New York clubs at the time. It was played many times by DJ David Mancuso at The Loft. Little Louie Vega (Masters At Work) picked it up later.


Terry Callier – Holdin’ On (To Your Love) (1978)
Prince & The New Power Generation ‎– Strollin’ (1992)
Dusty Springfield – Spooky (1970)
Quantic & His Combo Bárbaro ‎– The Dreaming Mind (Part 1) (2009)
Velho 4 – Vibe Samba (1991)
Nouvelle Vague – In A Manner Of Speaking (2004)
Zeb – Magnifica (2002)
Eddie Harris – It’s All Right Now (1976)
The Hollies – Draggin’ My Heels (1976)
Sylvester – I Need You [Dim’s Maxi Disco Blend] (2006)
Seek – Right Here [Seekronized Remix] (2003)
Black Mighty Wax – Psycho Killer (2006)
Don E – One More Time [Loose Vibez Mix] (2006)
Incognito – Givin’ It Up [Roger Sanchez Deep Mix] (1993)
Leon Sweet – Sunny Bigler [Leftside Wobble Dub] (2015)
Nathan Haines Feat. Marlena Shaw – Squire For Hire [Capricorn Mix] (2003)
Jafunk – This Thing (2015)

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