Showing posts from October, 2017

Dusty Grooves From The Crates

Again I dug deep into the crates to find some forgotten gems of the past and a few more recent ones.

‘Let’s Get To It’ by Tomi Malm is from ‘Walkin’ On Air’, his brand new debut solo album. On this collection of outstanding tracks, the Finnish wizard (co-)wrote all but two of the songs. The tracklist presents a variety of styles, from jazz-infused pop gems to refined ballads, smooth funky jams and cleverly made fusion instrumentals. Malm's inventive arrangements and top-notch production is brought to life thanks to legendary session players, like Simon Philips (Toto, Mike Oldfield) and Robbie Buchanan (Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Chaka Khan). This record is highly recommended by the Professor!

Enjoy this new part of Grooves From The Crates!

Track list:

Three Degrees – Can’t You See What You’re Doing To Me (1973)
Dance People – Midnight Breeze (1979)
Citrus Sun – What Color Is Love (2014)
Kalyan – Hot Tea (1980)
Tomi Malm – Let’s Get To It (2017)
George Benson – Love X Love (1980…

Eddy's 80s Grooves Part 20 Love Talk

Music from and inspired by the 1980s, like 'Straight from the heart' from Beverly Girl. Hailed as “one of the funkiest groups Finland has to offer for 2017” by Kaltblut Magazine, Beverly Girl has a deep, modern disco and R&B -influenced style that has taken the group via Internet blogs all over the world, and brought the band a #5 slot in the Official Top 50 Viral Playlist on Spofify Finland. The Helsinki-based trio has also gained a noticeable amount of airplay on national radio. On Instagram they recently announced that their next single will be a cover that they are very eager to share soon.

The last 3 tracks of this cloudcast are from the new compilation album ‘FTG presents The Vaults vol. 3’, out on Sony Music.

Step back in time and enjoy this 20th part of Eddy's 80s Grooves!

Next up is a new part of Grooves From The Crates.


Full Flava – Bad Habit (2009)
Norma Jean Wright – Love Attack (1983)
Beverly Girl – Straight From The Heart (2017)
Five Star – Love …

Smooth Sailing Sunny October Edition

The summer seems to be back in the Netherlands with rising temperatures, so let’s make a sailing trip again. Enjoy this sunny October edition of Smooth Sailing!

In 1979 The Jones Girls' hit ‘You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else’ showed that Philly soul legends Gamble and Huff still had the magic touch. The classic went top ten on the Billboard R&B and Disco charts. However, lead singer Shirley Jones and sisters Brenda and Valorie were not new to the game. The Jones Girls travelled the world as fellow Detroiter Diana Ross’ backup singers. She told Gamble and Huff The Jones Girls were too good to be standing in the shadow of someone else. The Philly years brought the sisters a string of hits, like ‘Who Can I Run To’, ‘(I Found) That Man Of Mine’, ‘Dance Turned Into A Romance’ and their Grammy-nominated classic ‘Nights Over Egypt’. After a brief unsuccessful stay at RCA Records and an album of previous unreleased songs from Philadelphia International, The Jones Girls split. A f…

Best of 70s Soul: Music Is My Sanctuary

Philly soul group The Stylistics achieved their greatest chart successes in the 1970s. They were created from two different groups, namely The Percussions and The Monarchs. All of their hits were ballads, characterized by the smooth falsetto voice of Russell Thompkins, Jr. and the slick production of Thom Bell. During the early 1970s, the group had twelve consecutive R&B top ten hits in the US, including 'Stop, Look, Listen', 'You Are Everything', 'Betcha by Golly, Wow', 'People Make the World Go Round', 'I'm Stone in Love with You', 'Break Up to Make Up', and 'You Make Me Feel Brand New'. When disco broke loose by the end of the decade, their popularity faded.

The opening track by Patti Labelle is from the new mixed compilation album 'Glitterbox - Disco's Revenge', out on Defected Records.

Enjoy this new part of ‘Best Of 70s Soul’!


Patti Labelle – It’s Alright With Me (1979)
The Stylistics ‎– Sing …