Thursday, 28 October 2010

For Real ''Free''

For Real

( Rowdy Records, 1996 )
Catalog # 75444 37013 2

1 Intro 0:55
2 Like I Do 4:06
3 Good Morning Sunshine 4:13
4 Hold Me 3:56
5 So In Love 4:20
6 Remember 4:23
7 Will You Love Me 4:20
Producer - Mario Winans
8 The Saddest Song I Ever Heard 4:39
Producer - Daryl Simmons
9 Nothing Without You 4:45
10 How Can I Get Close To You 4:08
11 Love Will Be Waiting At Home 5:16
Producer - Babyface
12 For All Of My Life 3:56
Producer - Stephen Bray, Tony Sheppard
13 Free 5:09
Producer - Craig B

Credits & Notes:
Producer - Dallas Austin (tracks: 1 to 5, 10) , Soulshock (tracks: 6, 9, 13)
Made In The EC.
Barcode: 754443701320
More credits here.

Biography by John Bush (AMG):
The female R&B quartet For Real formed in 1993, releasing their first album, It's a Natural Thang, one year later on A&M Records. Promoted by their inclusion on the multi-platinum soundtrack to the film Waiting to Exhale, the group moved to Rowdy Records in 1996 and released Free.

Review by Leo Stanley (AMG):
For Real's second album, Free, is an exceptional set of contemporary R&B that straddles the line between swingbeat and old-school vocal harmonies. Even when the songs are weak, the quintet sings with passion and conviction, making Free a joyous, infectious record.

By Pier

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Wilmer And The Dukes ''Get Out Of My Life Woman''

Wilmer And The Dukes
''Get Out Of My Life Woman''

From the album:
"Wilmer And The Dukes"
( LP Aphrodisiac Records, 1969 )
Catalog # Aph - 6001
Released by: Aphrodisiac Records
Release/catalogue number: Aph - 6001

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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Jeffrey Osborne ''Room With A View'' 12''

Jeffrey Osborne

''Room With A View'' 12''
( 12'' Disco Single, A&M Records, 1986 )
Catalog # SP-12199

Room With A View (Vocal) 7:31

Edited By - Latin Rascals, The
Engineer [Mix] - Dave Ogrin
Mixed By - Arthur Baker
Producer - Richard Perry
Written-By - Adrienne Anderson , Eddie Schwartz

Some copies were distributed in full color sleeves like the one shown here while others were distributed in standard A&M label sleeves.
Format: Vinyl, 12", Promo, 45 RPM

Monday, 25 October 2010

ADC Band ''Talk That Stuff''

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ADC Band

''Talk That Stuff''

( LP Cotillion Records, 1979)
Catalog # SD 5216

A1 Stank Machine 6:04
Written-By - Michael Judkins , Samuel Burns
A2 I Just Want To Hold You 6:08
Written-By - Audrey Matthews , Michael Judkins
A3 Talk That Stuff 5:10
Written-By - Artwell Matthews Jr. , Johnnie Mae Matthews
A4 Midnite Creeper 4:15
Written-By - Audrey Matthews , Michael Judkins
B1 ADC Is Back 5:07
Drums - Audrey Matthews
Written-By - Artwell Matthews Jr., Audrey Matthews , James Maddock Jr.,
Mark Patterson , Michael Judkins ,Pervis Johnson
B2 At The Party 4:58
Written-By - Curtis Hobson , Michael Judkins
B3 Sense Of Humor 3:53
Written-By - James Maddock Jr. , Mark Patterson
B4 Eaves Dropper 6:19
Written-By - Artwell Matthews Jr., Johnnie Mae Matthews

Personnel & Credits:
Arranged By [Horns] - Johnny Allen
Artwork By [Cover Illustration] - Todd Schorr
Bass - Mark Patterson
Co-producer - Woody Wilson
Congas - Kublah Khan
Drums - Artwell Matthews Jr. (tracks: A1 to A4, B2 to B4)
Engineer - Ken Sands
Keyboards - Michael Judkins
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar - Curtis Hobson, Pervis Johnson
Mixed By - Reginald Dozier
Percussion - James Maddock Jr.
Producer - Johnnie Mae Matthews
Saxophone [Alto & Tenor] - Ernest Rogers
Trombone - George Froia
Trumpet - Marcus Belgrave , Maurice Davis
Vocals - Audrey Matthews , James Maddock Jr.

All songs published by Woodsong's & Bus Music, BMI
Recorded at: Cloud Born, Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Background vocals: General Assistance
Special thanks to: Russ of Cloud Born Studio
© 1979 Cotillion Records
Printed in U.S.A.
* Promo copies are either gold stamped or stickered on cover.

Review by Amy Hanson (AMG):
Although ADC Band was signed to Cotillion, which automatically stuffed them into the generic disco suit that many of their labelmates wore, they were actually laying down some pretty interesting funk-fueled songs, influenced not only by the Parliament/Funkadelic experience, but also by the slower grooves of War and the like. And, while it was 1978's Long Stroke that heralded their initial recognition, by the time Talk That Stuff was released less than a year later, people were primed. The band wouldn't disappoint, from the moment the pounding "Stank Machine" opened the album. "I Just Want to Hold You," meanwhile, is a superb down-tempo number, dominated by outstanding vocals and suburb horns, while the title track itself hinges around humorous repartee between Audrey Matthews (who also takes a turn behind the drum kit on "ADC Is Back") and James Maddock Jr. "At the Party," meanwhile, has a wonderful Sly Stone-inflected ambience. ADC Band was sorely overlooked both in the funk community and by the general public, the consequence of arriving too late in the day, and sounding too old school to be part of the then-happening crowd. Sad as that may be, the modern funk aficionado will be pleasantly surprised by the entire experience.

By Celo

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Janis Joplin "Joplin In Concert"

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Janis Joplin

"Joplin In Concert"
( 2XLP Columbia Records, 1972 )
Catalog # C2X 31160

A1 - Big Brother & The Holding Company - Down On Me 3:05
A2 - Big Brother & The Holding Company - Bye, Bye Baby 4:29
A3 - Big Brother & The Holding Company - All Is Loneliness 5:44
A4 - Big Brother & The Holding Company - Piece Of My Heart 4:19
B1 - Big Brother & The Holding Company - Road Block 2:53
B2 - Big Brother & The Holding Company - Flower In The Sun 3:07
B3 - Big Brother & The Holding Company - Summertime 4:31
B4 - Big Brother & The Holding Company - Ego Rock 8:32
C1 - Full Tilt Boogie Band - Half Moon 4:36
C2 - Full Tilt Boogie Band - Kozmic Blues 6:05
C3 - Full Tilt Boogie Band - Move Over 5:09
D1 - Full Tilt Boogie Band - Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) 8:13
D2 - Full Tilt Boogie Band - Get It While You Can 7:04
D3 - Full Tilt Boogie Band - Ball And Chain 9:15

Personnel & Credits:
Peter Albin - Bass
Peter Alvin - Bass
Sam Andrew - Guitar, Vocals
Richard Bell - Piano
Brad Campbell - Bass
Fred Catero - Engineer
David Diller - Engineer
Dave Gatz - Drums
David Getz - Drums
Nick Gravenites - Performer
James Gurley - Guitar
J. Hall - Composer
Dan Healy - Engineer
Janis Joplin - Guitar, Vocals
Elliot Mazer - Producer
Ken Pearson - Organ, Programming
Clark Pierson - Drums
Bert Russell - Composer
Mortimer Shuman - Composer
Owsley Stanley - Engineer
Willie Mae Thornton - Composer
John Till - Guitar
Traditional - Composer

Artwork By [Design] - Bob Cato , Squadra Galileo
Compiled By - Elliott Mazer
Engineer [Re-recording, Editing] - Don Puluse , Larry Keyes , Tim Geelan
Photography - David Gahr

About half of this two-record set features Janis Joplin with Big Brother & the Holding Company in 1968, performing songs like "Down on Me" and "Piece of My Heart." The rest, recorded in 1970, finds her with her backup group, Full Tilt Boogie, mostly performing songs from I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! Joplin puts herself out on-stage, both in terms of singing until her voice is raw and describing her life to her audiences. Parts of this album are moving, parts are heartbreaking, and the rest is just great rock & roll.
By William Ruhlmann (AMG)

Ripped from original vinyl Albums
No separate tracks.

By Celo

Sunday, 17 October 2010

More of 1 Million Of Visitors... We done it again with our Radio Blog!

More of 1 Million Of Visitors...
We done it again with our Radio Blog!

When the 'old' MFS blog was open in a 'free' form, in 4 years counted a quote near 3 million of visitors....then, due copyright problems, the blog needed a change and gone private.
When we started here at this address as MFS2 we posted only 12'' singles, 7'' singles, Compilations and Radio Programs.
Here we had too some problems and the blog changed as only 'Radio Edition'.
But here are the numbers from the Sitemeter site.
The 24 LOG counter sinalize a quote of more of 1 million too.
We want tho say thanks to all the visitors of all 'our times', for the love & affection demonstrated.
The MFS Equipe.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Gladys Knight ''Gladys Knight''

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Gladys Knight

''Gladys Knight''
( LP Columbia Records, 1979 )
Catalog # AL 35704

A1 Am I Too Late 4:26
A2 You Bring Out The Best In Me 3:59
A3 I Just Want To Be With You 4:07
A4 If You Ever Need Somebody 4:06
A5 My World 3:43
B1 I (Who Have Nothing) 4:20
B2 You Don't Have To Say I Love You 3:05
B3 The Best Thing We Can Do Is Say Goodbye 4:03
B4 It's The Same Old Song 3:02
B5 You Loved Away The Pain 3:56
Bonus Track: You Bring Out The Best In Me (12'' Special Disco Version) 8:40

Dick Bogert - Engineer
Suzy Bogguss - Composer
Johnny Bristol - Composer
Doug Crider - Composer
Carlo Donida - Composer
Steve Dorff - Composer
Larry Forkner - Engineer
Ray Gerhardt - Engineer
Barry Gibb - Composer
Robin Gibb - Composer
Jack Gold - Producer
Gladys Knight - Vocals
Phil Spector - Composer
David "Curly" Williams - Composer

Format:Vinyl, LP
Country:US, Brazil

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Review by Alex Henderson (AMG)
Some Gladys Knight fans think that she didn't record as a solo artist until the early 1990s. But in fact, her first solo albums came in the late 1970s, when she provided 1978's Miss Gladys Knight for Buddah and 1979's Gladys Knight for Columbia. Neither album was a huge seller; only her most diehard fans bought the LPs. The singer's second, and self-titled, solo album isn't remarkable, but is a generally decent effort that ranges from R&B/adult contemporary ballads ("You Loved Away the Pain," "I Just Want to Be With You," "My World") to up-tempo soul-disco offerings like "You Bring Out the Best in Me" and "You Don't Have to Say I Love You," both of which would appeal to a Loleatta Holloway or Thelma Houston fan. Meanwhile, the vibrant, Earth, Wind & Fire-ish "It's the Same Old Song" isn't unlike something that EWF leader Maurice White would have produced for the Emotions in the late 1970s, and Knight's version of Leiber & Stoller's "I (Who Have Nothing)" recalls her dramatic 1964 hit "Giving Up." This LP, which she produced with Jack Gold, isn't recommended to casual listeners, who would be much better off with an anthology of her classic Motown and Buddah recordings with the Pips. But it's a likable record that is worth hearing if you're among Knight's hardcore fans.

By Pier

Saturday, 9 October 2010

MFS Radio Presents: ''Even Mo` Mouldy Oldies''

MFS Radio Presents: ''Even Mo` Mouldy Oldies''

Another collection of bits and bobs, lovingly scraped from the bottom of the bin....

1 Mel Rhyne You and I
2 Ernestine Anderson Keep an eye on love
3 Dave Pike Sweet tater pie
4 Shirley Scott Feeling good
5 Marian McPartland Coming home baby
6 Soulful Strings The Stepper
7 Micki Lynn I`ve got the Blues
8 Dave Hamilton The Deacon
9 Pucho & the Latin Soul Bros For the love of money
10 Hank Jacobs & the TKOs Tam-A-Rind
11 Wynder K Frog High heeled sneakers
12 Ann Mason You can`t love me(In the midnight hour)
13 Lowell Fulsom Funky Broadway
14 Cliff Nobles Boogaloo down Broadway(inst)
15 The Matta Baby Do the Pearl,girl (pt 2)
16 Nino Tempo Sister James

A MySelected & Compiled by Bill
A My Favourite Sound© Production, 2010 Favourite Sound© Production, 2010

By Bill

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Friday, 8 October 2010

The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane - New Jazz 8228

Ray Draper was only 17 when he led this date (all four of his sessions as a leader were made before he turned 20) and was brave (or foolhardy) enough to team up with tenor saxophonist John Coltrane (who was 14 years older and already a major name) in a quintet also including pianist Gil Coggins, bassist Spanky DeBrest, and drummer Larry Ritchie. Draper had ambitious dreams of making the tuba a major jazz solo instrument; the tuba/tenor front line is an unusual and generally successful sound, although Draper's solos on this reissue -- on three of his originals: Sonny Rollins' "Paul's Pal," the show tune "Under Paris Skies," and a tuba feature without Coltrane, "I Hadn't Anyone Till You" -- are clearly not on the same level as those of Coltrane or Coggin. One does admire Draper's courage, and it is a pity that he hardly recorded at all after 1960 because he had strong potential.

Ray Draper: tuba;
John Coltrane: tenor sax;
Gil Coggins: piano;
Spanky De Brest: bass;
Larry Ritchie: drums

1. Clifford's Kappa
2. Filidia
3. Two Sons
4. Paul's Pal
5. Under Paris Skies
6. I Hadn't Anyone Till You

Prestige/OJC, 1957
Excellent stuff – and one of the few rare early jazz sides to feature tuba player Ray Draper! Draper later went onto do a heck of a lot of studio and soul work, but at this early point in his career, he was a striking modernist, recording with Coltrane and Jackie McLean, in a mindblowing manner that should have left a larger impression on jazz. Despite the heaviness of Draper's instrument, his tone is fantastic – kind of a bassy one, with a rolling approach that really takes care of the bottom groove without any of the hoke you might expect. The album's a quintet session, with Coltrane on tenor, plus Gil Coggins on piano, Spanky De Brest on bass, and Larry Ritchie on drums. Includes the sublime soul number "Filide", plus "Two Sons", "Paul's Pal", and "Clifford's Kappa".
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The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane (New Jazz NJLP 8228)
Ray Draper (tu) John Coltrane (ts) Gil Coggins (p) Spanky DeBrest (b) Larry Richie (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 20, 1957
1410 Under Paris Skies
1411 Clifford's Kappa
1412 Filide
1413 Two Sons
1414 Paul's Pal
** also issued on Prestige MPP 2507 entitled "John Coltrane - Ray Draper Quintet". Fantasy OJCCD 986-2.

MPP 2507 John Coltrane - Ray Draper Quintet
Ray Draper (tu) John Coltrane (ts -1/5) Gil Coggins (p) Spanky DeBrest (b) Larry Richie (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 20, 1957
1. 1410 Under Paris Skies
2. 1411 Clifford's Kappa
3. 1412 Filide
4. 1413 Two Sons
5. 1414 Paul's Pal
6. 1415 I Hadn't Anyone Till You
** reissue of New Jazz NJLP 8228 entitled "The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane".

John Coltrane - The John Coltrane / Ray Draper Quintet

Format:Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Released:1980 (Re-issue)

A1 Clifford's Kappa 9:10
A2 Filidia 7:10
A3 Two Sons 5:20
B1 Paul's Pal 7:16
B2 Under Paris Skies 7:45
B3 I Hadn't Anyone Til You 3:00

Bass - Spanky DeBrest
Drums - Larry Ritchie
Piano - Gil Coggins
Saxophone [Tenor] - John Coltrane
Tuba - Ray Draper

Recorded December 20, 1957. Original release as The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane on New Jazz 8228.

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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Incognito ''Transatlantic RPM''

01. Lowdown - (featuring Mario Biondi/Chaka Khan)
02. Everything That We Are
03. 1975
04. Your Sun My Sky
05. Line In The Sand
06. Gotta
07. Let's Fall In Love Again
08. Song, The
09. Put A Little Loving In Your Heart
10. All Of My Life
11. Expresso Madureira
12. Life Ain't Nothing But A Good Thing
13. Make Room For Love
14. Can't Get Enough - (featuring Mario Biondi)
15. Winter Of My Springs, The
16. Tell Me What To Do

Transatlantic RPM is a stunning album from Incognito, the UK's leading jazz-funk-soul band, to celebrate their 30th anniversary with help from an array of special guests.

Opening track "Lowdown" revisits the Boz Scaggs hit with stand-out vocals from Chaka Khan and Mario Biondi, while Leon Ware sings the string-laden ballad "Line in the Sand". Joy Rose sings "1975", the story of Bluey's introduction to jazz and soul music, and Christian Urich of Tortured Soul takes things in a soulful house direction on "Let's Fall In Love Again". Instrumental "Expresso Madureira" was originally recorded by Brazilian group Banda Black Rio, and Bluey himself closes the album with a rare lead vocal on "Tell Me What To Do".

By Andy

Kirk Whalum ''Everything Is Everything''

01. Giving Up 5:17
02. Someday We'll All Be Free 6:05
03. We're Still Friends (feat. Musiq Soulchild) 5:14
04. Love, Love, Love (feat. Rick Braun) 3:57
05. A Song For You 6:16
06. Valdez in the Country (feat. Jeff Golub) 4:01
07. Je Vous Aime (I Love You) 4:44
08. You Had To Know (feat. Lalah Hathaway) 5:13
09. Tryin' Times (feat. Robert Randolph) 7:33
10. We Need You Right Now 5:57
11. Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything) 5:38

A great album from Kirk Whalum,every track a winner. As featured on Andy's Jazz Show.
Highly recommended.

By Andy

Various Artists ''Groove + Smooth + Jazz''

1. Note Bleu - Medeski, Martin & Wood
2. Carlos - John Schofield
3. Rendezvous Avec La Verite - Charlie Hunter
4. Put It Where You Want It - Everette Harp
5. Aint Nothin Like the Real Thing - Richard Elliot
6. Summer Samba - Patricia Barber
7. Dream - Bill Charlap
8. If You Could See Me Now - Joe lovano
9. Nature Boy - Greg Osby
10 Creepin’ - Don Byron
11 The Legend of Johnny Cactus - Supergenerous

I discovered this in a bargain bin and just had to get it,plenty of funky jazzy grooves on Blue Note Australia.

By Andy

Monday, 4 October 2010

Various Artists ''Mo' Record Kicks''

Various Artists

''Mo' Record Kicks''
(B-sides, exclusives & remixes for forward-thinking cats)

Label: Record Kicks, # RKX029 [2010]
Style: Funk / Soul
Quality: V2

01) The Hawk - Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover (Feat Little Hannah Collins)
02) Gizelle Smith - June (Tm Juke Remix)
03) Ray Lugos LES Express - Get On Up (Feat Roxie Ray)
04) Soul Fantastics - Soul Train
05) Enzo Bontempi - Itailian Spiderman Theme
06) Privates Hammond Orchestra - Battle Of Yoker
07) The New Mastersounds - Nervous (Kenny Dope Remix)
08) Hi Fly Orchestra - Latinkick
09) Gizelle Smith - Wating For Reforms
10) Dojo Cuts - See & Don't See
11) The Link Quartet - Zebra 3
12) Kokolo - Soul Power (Lack Of Afro Mix)
13) The Underbelly - Red Flames
14) Third Coast Kings - Summalove
15) Crabs Corparation - Irrompibles Hi Fi
16) Diplomats Of Solid Sound - Hurt Me So (Lack Of Afro Mix)
17) Ray Harris & Fusion Experience - Scaramunga (Lack Of Afro Remix)
18) Katzuma - With Time
19) Milano Jazz Dance Combo - Changes (New Funk Mix)
20) Floyd Lawson & The Hearts Of Stone - Air I Breath
21) The Link Quartet - If You Wanna Be My Man (Feat Gizelle Smith)

Short Review:
MO' RECORD KICKS is a collection of B-sides, remixes and previously unreleased cuts that appear here for the first time. The 21 tracks that compose this compilation can be considered a reliable overview of the RK sound, and include a variety of RK artists, spacing from deep funk and vintage soul, to jazz-dance, titty shakers and future disco.

Source: Internet

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