Monday, 31 January 2011

Vincent Montana Jr. ''That’s What Love Does'' 12''


Vincent Montana Jr.

''That’s What Love Does'' 12''

Is recommended to anyone who has never heard it but has even the slightest interest in the sound of 70's classic Philly Soul. Track #2, The original version of the song, Is a perfect example of Vincent Montana Jr’s expertise for the intricate crafting and production responsible for the lush background environment in many Philly classics by artists such as M.F.S.B, The Salsoul Orchestra, The Philly Sound Orchestra, The Montana Sextet and many others. The vocals are provided by William “Smoke” Howard whom was with Philadelphia International Records 70's group”The Ebonys“. Smoke’s vocals blend perfectly alongside the instrumentation with Montana on vibes which are crystal clear and right up out front of the track. Great mastering of a great tune long with remixes including an instrumental version & vibe solo.

1 – That’s What Love Does (Louis Benedetti’s Club Vox)
2 – That’s What Love Does (Vincent Montana, Jr. Original Mix)
3 – That’s What Love Does (Louis Benedetti’s Classic Dub)
4 – That’s What Love Does (Louis Benedetti’s Reprise Dub)
5 – That’s What Love Does (Vibeapella)
6 – That’s What Love Does (Vincent Montana, Jr. Instrumental)
7 – That’s What Love Does (Louis Benedetti’s Radio Edit)

Short comment:
William Howard, known as "SMOKE", a veteran performer, is a soulful entertainment messenger of "Life & Love". A native of Bristol, TN, "Smoke" formed the group "The Fabulous Nu-Tones" while in college and wrote and recorded their first release, "Our Love Was Destined To Be" / "I'm Not Worthy", on Vinyl while attending Tennessee State University. After college, his singing career took off when he led and managed a number of East Coast bands including South Jersey's "Black Smoke". Then, in the mid-1990s, "Smoke", as lead singer of The Ebonys, brought new life to the sound of Philadelphia with his rugged and powerful voice- slammin' the 90s with a dose of the great hits that made The Ebonys famous. His list of accomplishments also includes featured vocalist on "That's What Love Does" written and produced by Vincent Montana, Jr.; lead vocalist on Asphalt Jungle's Billboard charted single "Freakin' Time"; first class performer having shared the stage with such greats as Al Green, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Billy Paul, Chi-lites, Delfonics, Heatwave, Intruders, Ohio Players, Stylistics, Blue Magic etc; and now, solo recording artist.
Making his first trip to North Wales in the United Kingdom in October of 2009, "Smoke" did an impromptu performance of "That's What Love Does", a song that is well known on the UK dance scene. He returned to North Wales to do an encore performance in March, 2010, less than six months after his first performance.
"Smoke" resides in the Philadelphia area and continues to be active in keeping the sound of Philadelphia alive. He has completed his second solo CD entitled Give Me Your Heart.
Whether it be a funky, mid-tempo groove, a hip-hop inspired cut, or a heartfelt ballad, "Smoke" delivers, as only "Smoke" can, Smokin' Sounds With A Message You Can Dance To!!!

By Pier

Blo "Phases 1972-1982"


"Phases 1972-1982"
Released: 26/02/2001
Label: Strut
Catalog: STRUTACD 004

01) Preacher Man (04:45)
02) Miss Sagit (04:47)
03) Chant To Mother Earth (06:09)
04) Blo (05:27)
05) It's Gonna Be A Good Day (04:19)
06) Don't Take Her Away From Me (04:33)
07) Atide (03:04)
08) Scandi Boogie (04:45)
09) Trace Of Suicide (04:05)
10) Number One (04:45)
11) Get That Groove In (04:11)
12) Loving Caring (04:03)
13) Dance In A Circle (08:19)

The 70's were a tumultuous time in nigerian music. The afro-carib-jazz sound of highlife had swept West Africa, and funk was hitting hard. At any time in Lagos you could find a huge variety of cross-cultural fusions, melding old and new world, tradition and invention. Out of this creative storm came many influential groups, some of which derived their influences more directly than others. When Ginger Baker (drummer of Cream group) made the journey from the UK across the desert to Nigeria in a Range Rover in the late '60s, he brought a BBC camera crew and an abiding interest in absorbing african styles. Fast forward to 1971: Baker formed a band called Salt, featuring five nigerian musicians, which toured the US and Europe. When Salt imploded, a power trio named Blo emerged from its ashes. Phases documents the rise and fall of this group through a decade of changes, drawing from five records issued over the period.
In 1972, Blo created its own sound, which evolved dramatically over the next ten years. The instrumentation was straight out of rock: guitar, bass and drums. The approach was pure pop (however you might define it during those crazy times) but it involved extended, creative improvisation. Ths music drifted among the sounds of '70s Lagos, pulling together bits and pieces from here and there. The first three tracks on Phases come from Blo's debut, an unadulterated trip through sound and space. The guitar on "Miss Sagit" glides through minor melodies with a decidedly sitar-liks sound; "Chant To Mother Earth" features slow, echoing vocals. A couple years later, Blo turned to the deep funk that would remain their hallmark. "It's Gonna Be A Good Day" blends strutting guitar with syncopated bass and drums, carrying an upbeat vocal message and an irrestible call to dance. Only rarely did the group turn back to its Yoruba roots, as on "Atide", featured here. As time progressed, they bagan to dip into the frenzy of disco, retaining the energy without the faux plastic trim. "Scandi Boogie" (from 1976's album "Phase 4") stands as the high point of Phases:

I don't need no explanations
You can feel the vibrations...
Are you cool enough to do it?
Gonna do it! Scandi boogie!

How can you say no that invitation?

Tracks 01 to 03 taken from the LP "Chapter One" 1973 EMI Nigeria.
Tracks 04 to 07 taken from the LP "Phase 2" 1975 Afrodisia.
Tracks 08 to 10 taken from the LP "Phase 4" 1976 Afrodisia.
Tracks 11-12 taken from the LP "Bulky Backside" 1979 Afrodisia.
Track 13 taken from the LP "Back In Time" 1980 Afrodisia.

Bass: Mike "Gbenga" Odumosu (tracks 01 to 07)
Drums: Laolu "Akins" Akintobi
Guitar: Berkley "Ike" Jones
Vocals: Berkley "Ike" Jones, Laolu "Akins" Akintobi, Mike "Gbenga" Odumosu (tracks 01 to 10)

By MasterFunk

Monday, 24 January 2011

Beastie Boys " The In Sound From Way Out!"

Beastie Boys

"The In Sound From Way Out!"
Released: 1996
Label: Capital Records/Grand Royal
Catalog: CDP 7243 8 33590 2 8

01) Groove Holmes (02:31)
02) Sabrosa (03:32)
03) Namaste (03:528)
04) Pow (02:15)
05) Son Of Neckbone (03:23)
06) In 3's (02:19)
07) Eugene's Lament (02:10)
08) Bobo On The Corner (01:18)
09) Shambala (03:15)
10) Lighten Up (02:45)
11) Ricky's Theme (03:44)
12) Transitions (02:35)
13) Drinkin' Wine (04:40)

"The In Sound From Way Out!" is an album of instrumentals, many of which were originally released on the albums "Check Your Head" and "Ill Comunication".
The title and cover art concept were borrowed from the Perrey & Kingsley's album of the same name.
A testament to the talent of the Beastie Boys is that even a compilation of instrumental cuts, all previously released (although some admittedly on limited-run singles), could remain relevant to the music world. Not only this album is intriguing, but it could be argued to be the greatest statement of the threesome's musicianship. In their existence, the Beasties have transmuted themselves from a streetwise hardcore band, to a bratty white-boy rap collective, to a more sincere rap trio, to indie-funk-soul-punk-rap innovators.
These instrumental interludes started popping up in the last of these phases, and play like groove-funk soundtracks to '70s films that never were. From most artists, a collection such as this one would seem self-serving and pretentious, but these are the Beastie Boys!

Recorded by: Beastie Boys & Mario Cataldo Jr.
Engineer & producer: Mario Cataldo Jr.
Artwork & photography: Eli Bonerz

Bass: Adam Yauch
Drums: Mike D
Electric Guitar: Adam Horowitz
Keyboards: Mark Ramos Nishita aka Money Mark
Percussion: Eric Bobo
Violin: Eugene Gore

By MasterFunk

Thursday, 20 January 2011

The Anvil Band ''The Anvil Band''

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The Anvil Band

''The Anvil Band''
( LP Free Spirit Records, 1977 )
Catalog # FA 6700

A1 The Tunnel 3:03
Written-By - J. Bataan
A2 Let's Dance 3:17
Written-By - J. Bataan
A3 Sadie 5:10
Written-By - J. Bataan
A4 Continental Square Dance 5:22
Written-By - J. Bataan
A5 Begin The Beguine 4:03
Written-By - Cole Porter
B1 The Man 4:00
Written-By - I. Hayes
B2 I Can't Give You Up (Instrumental) 3:23
Written-By - F. Smith
B3 Samba 3:33
B4 I'll Be True 3:20
Written-By - F. Smith
B5 Nice Vibes 4:04
Written-By - V. Montana, Jr.

Producer - Off The Wall Productions

Format:Vinyl, LP, Album
Mfg. and Dist. by Salsoul Records
1977 Salsoul Record Corp.

Source: Internet

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Miles Davis "Panthalassa"

Miles Davis

"Panthalassa: The Music Of Miles Davis 1969-1974"
(reconstruction & mix translation by Bill Laswell)
Released: 1998
Label: Columbia
Catalog: CK 67909

01) In A Silent Way / Shhh/Peaceful / It's About That Time (15:20)
02) Black Satin / What IF / Agharta Prelude Dub (16:06)
03) Rated X / Billy Preston (14:34)
04) He Loved Him Madly (13:28)

"Phantalassa" marks a return to some of the most important recordings of Miles Davis' passionate and controversial "electric" period of the early '70s. Conceived by producer Bill Laswell as a modern mix translation and reconstruction in sound, this unprecedented project features newly restored performances and never-before-heard extended themes from "In A Silent Way" (1969), "On The Corner" (1972) and "Get Up With It" (1974), all taken from the original multitrack tapes.

Created @ Greenpoint Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered @ Turtle Tone Studio, NYC
Engineer: Robert Musso
Engineer (Assistant): Diabel Faye
Mastered by: Michael Fossenkemper

Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Carlos Garnett, Dave Liebman, Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Cedric Lawson, John McLaughlin, Reggie Lucas, David Creamer, Pete Cosey, Dominique Gaumont, Colin Walcott, Dave Holland, Michael Henderson, Harold Williams, Khalil Balakrishna, Tony Williams, Jack DeJohnette, Al Foster, Badal Roy, Don Alias, Mtume
Remix (Reconstruction & Mix Translation): Bill Laswell

By MasterFunk

Monday, 17 January 2011

Grant Green Jr. ''Jungle Strut''

Grant Green Jr.

''Jungle Strut''

Source -

My Japanese limited edition reissue of 1997 album packaged in a miniature LP sleeve.

Grant Green, Jr. -- also a guitarist -- recorded an album for the Japanese market in 1997 that Grant Green, Sr. could very well have made: a fine chitlin-circuit set of soul-jazz populated mostly by tunes from the '60s ("Walk on By," "Green Onions" "When a Man Loves a Woman"). To his credit, Jr. doesn't sound exactly like Sr.; his harder tone, solid R&B-oriented comping, and repeated stabbing riffs place him closer to Joe "Boogaloo" Jones, or George Benson in a funky mood. Green often defers to his flamboyant alternating organists Reuben Wilson and Michael Torsone, and altoman Eddie Pazant delivers a typical (for the genre) mixture of bop and soulful grandstanding. The rhythm section is a tough, kicking combination of Bill Foster (bass) and Ernest Colon (drums) (CDUniverse)

Grant Green Jr. Guitar
Reuben Wilson b3 Organ *
Michael Torsone b3 Organ
Eddie Pazant Alto Sax
Bill Foster Bass
Ernest Colon Drums

1 We can fly*
2 Jungle Strut
3 Walk on by*
4 Green Onions
5 When a man loves a woman
6 Lazy afternoon*

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Vincent Montana, Jr. Featuring Double Exposure ''You Are My Everything'' 12''

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Vincent Montana, Jr. Featuring Double Exposure

''You Are My Everything'' 12''
( 12'' Disco Single, Philly Sound Works Records, 2006 )
Catalog # PSW 12004

A You Are My Everything (Louis Benedetti Vox)
Featuring - Double Exposure
Remix - Louis Benedetti
B1 You Are My Everything (Reprise Dub)
Featuring - Double Exposure
Remix - Louis Benedetti
B2 You Are My Everything (Vincent Montana, Jr. Instrumental)

Format:Vinyl, 12"

By Pier

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Andy's Jazz Show 50th Edition

The 50th edition of Andy's Jazz Show is coming soon on UK Jazz Radio.
This will be a special request edition.
All members of The MFS Equipe and members of MFS Private edition are welcome to request a favourite Jazz track.
Just e-mail your choice and an alternative to

Morrissey Mullen ''Badness''

Morrissey Mullen Badness

Morrissey Mullen

( LP Beggars Banquet Records, 1981 )
Catalog # BEGA 27

A1 Do Like You 5:01
A2 Dragonfly 4:51
A3 Stay Awhile 4:59
A4 Blue Tears 5:25
B1 Badness 4:27
B2 Pass The Music On 4:10
B3 Slipstream 7:13

This LP by Dick Morrissey on sax & flute and Jim Mullen on guitar
has been released on the Beggars Banquet label in 1981,
additional players are John Critchinson on keyboards,
Clive Chaman on bass, Chris Ainsworth on drums,
Chris Fletcher on drums and Linda Taylor on vocals.

Format:Vinyl, LP

* 1976: Up (Embryo Records)
* 1979: Cape Wrath
* 1981: Badness
* 1982: Life on the Wire
* 1983: It’s About Time
* 1983: After Dark
* 1985: This Must Be the Place
* 1988: Happy Hour
* 2003: Everything Must Change: The Definitive Collection

Some info:
Morrissey Mullen was a British jazz-funk/fusion group of the seventies and eighties.
Considered one of the most popular jazz groups in London, the band was led by Dick Morrissey on tenor and soprano saxes and flute, and Jim Mullen on guitar, who joined forces in 1975 and played together for some 16 years, during which they came to be known as "Mr Sax and Captain Axe" because of their hallmark based around "duels" or calls and responses between guitar and sax.
The band began in New York City where Dick Morrissey and Jim Mullen were recording and touring with their mutual friends in the Average White Band and Herbie Mann.
Coinciding with the recording and release of the first of seven Morrissey Mullen albums (plus two EPs), Up (Atlantic, 1977), which featured the guys from AWB as a rhythm section, plus Luther Vandross and Cissy Houston on vocals, together with some of the New York scene’s top session musicians, the Morrissey Mullen band spent eight months in New York. A six-week residency at New York’s famed Mikell's, attracted the attention of many of the top musicians of the day, with Boz Scaggs, David Sanborn, Steve Gadd, Steve Ferrone, Richard Tee, George Benson, Ray Barretto, Michael Brecker and Randy Brecker, among others dropping by for a jam.
On their return to the United Kingdom, and shunning the gruelling road, Morrissey Mullen concentrated on the small-club/pub circuit, with sell-out gigs at the venues they played at, including a residency at The Half Moon, Putney for many years. In 1979, EMI commissioned them to enter the Abbey Road recording studios to make "Britain's first digitally-recorded single record", a cover of the Rose Royce hit "Love Don't Live Here Anymore". Their 1981 album Badness reached number one in the UK disco charts.
The band featured heavily in the live sessions of Night Owls, a BBC Radio 2 programme presented by jazz writer and tenor saxophonist Dave Gelly.
M&M's backing band had various regular line-ups over its many years in existence, featuring British jazz musicians such as Martin Drew on drums, John Mole (ex-Colosseum II) on bass, and Pete Jacobsen, John Critchinson, Martin Blackwell or John Burch on piano (with whom Dick Morrissey would also form an octet in 1984).
Although early members of the band had included two top session musicians from New Zealand, Frank Gibson, Jr. on drums and Bruce Lynch on bass, the band was also a springboard for a new generation of young British musicians, including Chris Fletcher on percussion, Gary Husband on drums, Claire Hamill and Carol Kenyon as vocalists (both on whom appeared with Dick Morrissey on the 1981 Jon & Vangelis album The Friends of Mr. Cairo), Tessa Niles, and Noel McCalla among others.
Dick Morrissey’s failing health required too many visits to hospital for the band to be viable. When M&M finally dissolved in 1988, Jim Mullen and Dick Morrissey continued meeting up for jam sessions with what they called, in their characteristically easy-going style, “Our Band”, usually featuring the same musicians that had accompanied them in M&M.
They appeared together at the 1991 Cork Jazz Festival in the Metropole Hotel in Cork, Ireland.
Badness is the third album released by British jazz fusion duo Morrissey-Mullen. Released in 1981, it entered the UK Album Charts on 18 July 1981 at no. 65, eventually reaching no. 57.
From Wikipedia

Source: Internet

By Pier

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

MFS Radio & The Friends Of Miki Presents: ''Ciak - The Best Of Miki'' Volume 2


MFS Radio & The Friends Of Miki Presents:

''Ciak - The Best Of Miki'' Volume 2

( Compilation, 2011 )

1. Blair - Night Life (12'' Inch)
2. Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin' (Single Version)
3. Fern Kinney - Groove Me (12'' Version)
4. Lamont Dozier - Going Back To My Roots 12''
5. Linda Clifford - If My Friends Could See Me Now
6. Marlena Shaw - Woman Of The Ghetto
7. MFSB - We Got The Time
8. Roundtree - Get On Up To Get On Down 12''
9. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - I'm A Young Man
10. Stargard - Theme From 'Which Way Is Up' (12'' Version)
11. The Detroit Emeralds- Feel The Need 12''
12. The Eleventh Hour - Hollywood Hot
13. The O'Jays - Love Train
14. Trammps - Love Epidemic (A Tom Moulton Mix)

Selected & Compiled by:
Giuseppe, Rudy, 'Pierre' Pietro, DJ Zagor, Paolo, Maurizio & Pier ''JP''.
One more tribute for the best italian Disco DJ of all the times, DJ Miki.
A My Favourite Sound© Production, 2011

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Shuggie Otis "Inspiration Information"

Shuggie Otis

"Inspiration Information"
Original Vinyl Issue: 1974
Remastered CD: 2001
Label: CBS/Luaka Bop
Catalog: # KE 33059/50473

Born Johnny Otis, Jr. on November 30, 1953, in Los Angeles, CA, Otis' formidable musical talents appeared at an early age. He began his professional career around 1965. He played a guitar solo on his bandleader, father Johnny Otis' 1969 number 29 RandB hit, "Country Girl," on Kent Records.
His guitar skills were so adept that during his teen years, he would have to wear dark glasses and strategically apply black ink between his nose and mouth to appear old enough to perform in clubs with his father.
Signing with CBS Records, Otis began recording virtuoso guitar-laced RandB/West Coast blues sides. His first LP was Al Kooper Introduces Shuggie Otis on Columbia.
Shuggie's 2nd album, Here Comes Shuggie Otiswas released issued on the CBS imprint, Epic Records in 1970 when he was only 14. His father, Johnny Otis, produced the LP, and co-wrote most of the album. Some of the session players include Wilton Felder, Stix Hooper, Leon Haywood, Al McKibbon, Preston Love, and many others, including a chamber string group.
On his next album, 1971's Freedom Flight, Shuggie wrote four of the album's seven tunes, did all the arrangements, and helped Father Johnny with production suggestions. The senior Otis produced the set and allowed all of Shuggie's "weird" ideas full-reign in production, and he was joined by a host of musicians from the first album, along with George Duke, Aynsley Dunbar, and the backing chorus of Clydie King, Venetta Field, and Shirley Matthews, among others. The LP included the original version of "Strawberry Letter 23," written for Otis' girlfriend, who used strawberry scented paper for her letters to him.
Otis' fourth LP Inspiration Information was issued in October 1974, with Otis playing all of the instruments on jazzy and Latin-tinged RandB numbers. The LP was one of the first releases to showcase the electronic rhythm box then found usually on organs. Along with the title track, the set included such noteworthy gems as "Sparkle City," "Aht Uh Mi Hed," and the lush, string-laden "Island Letter," which also appeared as the B-side of the "Inspiration Information" single.
Later on in the '90s, Otis played with his own band around northern California and toured extensively. His son, Lucky Otis, played bass with Johnny Otis' band. Shuggie Otis is featured in the book Alligator Records Presents West Coast Blues, issued in August 1998 by Milwaukee, WI, publisher Hal Leonard.
Inspiration Information (along with Shuggie's entire CBS catalog) has been reissued and is currently available on CD here. But if you're in the market for vinyl, you can either grab the official 180 gram vinyl reissue here or try your luck sifting thru represses to find an original pressing here.

01) Inspiration Information
02) Island Letter
03) Sparkle City
04) Aht Uh Mi Hed
05) Happy House
06) Rainy Day
07) XL-30
08) Pling!
09) Not Available
10) Strawberry Letter 23
11) Sweet Thang
12) Ice Cold Daydream
13) Freedom Flight

By MasterFunk

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Loleatta Holloway ”Hit And Run / Is It Just A Man’s Way” 7”

Loleatta Holloway

”Hit And Run / Is It Just A Man’s Way” 7”
( 7” Single, Gold Mind Records, 1977 )
Catalog # GM-4001

A Hit And Run 3:22
Producer, Arranged By – Norman Harris
Written-By – Allen Felder, Norman Harris, Ron Tyson
B Is It Just A Man’s Way 3:36
Producer, Arranged By – Ron Kearsey
Written-By – Floyd Smith
C Hit And Run (Acapella) 2:39

Executive Producer – Joe Cayre/Stan Cayre/Ken Cayre
Mastered at Frankford/Wayne
“F/W :-)” etched in runout-groove (Frankford/Wayne)
Lucky Three Music (BMI)
A: Six Strings Music (BMI)
Produced for Baker-Harris-Young
(P) 1977 Salsoul Record Corp.
Format:Vinyl, 7″

JP’s note:
The single short different version of her big hit.

Dexter Wansel Featuring The Jones Girls ”I’ll Never Forget (My Favorite Disco)” 7”

Dexter Wansel Featuring The Jones Girls

”I’ll Never Forget (My Favorite Disco)” 7”
( 7” Single, Philadelphia International Records, 1979 )
Catalog # ZS9 3702

I’ll Never Forget (My Favorite Disco) (3:25)

Special 45 version From The PIR LP:
Format:Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM

More info here.

Dedicated to my favourite disco of all the times, ”Discoteca Ciak”, Bologna, Italy.

By Pier

Charles Spurling ”Popcorn Charlie” 7”

Charles Spurling

”Popcorn Charlie” 7”
( 7” Single, King Records, Promo, 197x )
Catalog # 45-6267

A Popcorn Charlie 2:23
B Popcorn Charlie 2:23

Format:Vinyl, 7″
Same track on both sides
Distributed by Starday-King Records Inc.

William DeVaughn ”Be Thankful For What You Got” 7”

William DeVaughn

”Be Thankful For What You Got” 7”
( 7” Roxbury Records, 1974 )
Catalog # BRB0-0236

A Be Thankful For What You Got (Part 1) 3:25
B Be Thankful For What You Got (Part 2) 3:25

Producer – Frank Fioravanti , John Davis

Format:Vinyl, 7″

By Pier

Roy Ayers ”Hey Uh-What You Say Come On” 7”

Roy Ayers

”Hey Uh-What You Say Come On” 7”
( 7” Single, Polydor Records, 1976 )
Catalog # PD 14349

A Hey Uh-What You Say Come On 3:30
Written-By – Roy Ayers, William Allen
B You And Me My Love 3:11
Written By – Roy Ayers-Chano O’Ferral
Written-By – Chano O’Ferral , Roy Ayers

Producer – Maurice Green
Producer, Arranged By – Roy Ayers

Format:Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
1976 Polydor Incorporated · Manufactured By Polydor Incorporated, New York, N.Y.
From Polydor Album PD-I-6070 “Everybody Loves The Sunshine”
Produced by Roy Ayers and Maurice Green for RO-AYER PRODUCTIONS
Publisher- [A] · Brainfood Music · (BMI)
Publisher- [B] · Roy Ayers Ubiquity · (ASCAP)
Matrix#[A] · PD-14349- 76-NP-1792-S-CP-1 · MASTERDISK
Matrix#[B] · PD-14349· 76.NP-1795-S-CP
Mastering done at Masterdisk, 545, West 45th Street, New York, N.Y. 10036
Polydor Inc., 810 Seventh Avenue, New York. N.Y.

By Pier

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Various Artists ''Mouldy Oldies Volume 6''

Various Artists

Another self indulgent mess of oddments.........

1 Morrissey Mullen Blue Tears
2 Cal Tjader Manuel Deeghit
3 Roy Porter Sound Machine Ooh la la
4 The Harvey Averne Dozen Gotta do my number
5 The Jazz Crusaders New time shuffle
6 Trudy Pitts Fiddlin`
7 Buddy Rich Comin` home baby
8 Don Patterson Goin` down home
9 Dudley Moore Amalgam
10 The Funky Muchachos Donna`s way
11 Les McCann Sad little girl
12 Bina & Ehud Batacada Sergiu
13 Larry Willis Consola coa
14 M.F.L.S. El Padrino
15 Larry Young The Infant
16 James Brown A note or two (part 1)
17 Isley Brothers Who`s that lady (acoustic)
18 The Dynatones Baby do the Phillydog
19 Blue Mitchell Smiling faces sometimes
20 Sonny Cox & the 3 Souls Greasy Sonny

Compiled by Bill
A My Favourite Sound© Production, 2011

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Gloria Walker ''My Precious Love / Papa's Got The Wagon'' 7''

Gloria Walker

''My Precious Love / Papa's Got The Wagon'' 7''
( 7'' Single, People Records, 1971 )
Catalog # P2504

A My Precious Love
B Papa's Got The Wagon

Producer - Bobby Smith

Format:Vinyl, 7"

A very obscure single on People! The track wasn't produced by James Brown, but "Papa's Got The Wagon" has an excellent funky sound – with great raw vocals by Gloria in the tradition of Marva Whitney or Vicki Anderson! The cut was written by Juggy Murray, and done in other versions – but this is our favorite! The flipside is great, too – and is a very nice mellow soul track.
© 1996-2011, Dusty Groove America, Inc.

James Gilstrap ''Swing Your Daddy'' & ''Love Talk''

Jim Gilstrap

''Swing Your Daddy''
( LP Roxbury Records, 1975 )
Catalog # RLX 102

A1 Put Out The Fire 5:48
Written-By - L. Dozier, M. Jackson
A2 Special Occasion 3:14
Written-By - Al Cleveland , William "Smokey" Robinson
A3 Ain't That Peculiar 4:26
Written-By - Marvin Tarplin, Robert Rogers,
William "Smokey" Robinson, Warren Moore
A4 One More Heartache 3:00
Written-By - Marvin Tarplin , Robert Rogers, Ronald White,
William "Smokey" Robinson, Warren Moore
B1 House Of Strangers 3:37
Written-By - Dave Appell, Sandy Linzer
B2 Take Your Daddy For A Ride 5:32
Written-By - Kenny Nolan
B3 Swing Your Daddy 2:52
Written-By - Kenny Nolan
B4 Swing Your Daddy, Part II 3:23
Written-By - Kenny Nolan

Arranged By - Gene Page (tracks: B2 to B4), Larry Muhoberac (tracks: A1 to B1)
Artwork By [Cover Design] - Leonard Spencer
Artwork By [Illustration] - John Mattos
Producer - Kenny Nolan (tracks: B2 to B4), Wes Farrell (tracks: A1 to B1)

Format:Vinyl, LP, Album
(P)(C) 1975 Roxbury Records Corp.

James Gilstrap

''Love Talk''
( LP Roxbury Records, 1976 )
Catalog # RLX 105

A Love Talk 13:18
B1 Move Me 7:41
B2 Never Stop Loving Me (Never Stop) 6:10
B3 Hello It's Me 3:25

Arranged By - Gene Page
Artwork By [Album Design] - Hulda Nelson
Artwork By [Art Direction] - Linda Dietrich
Artwork By [Photo Retouching] - Charlie Wild Studios
Artwork By [Photography] - Linda Dietrich
Backing Vocals - Dee Ervin , June Williams, Lisa Roberts, Myrna Matthews
Engineer - Dave Hassinger , Jim Nipar
Engineer [Mixing] - Gary Kelgren, Ron Nessen
Producer - Wes Farrell
Written-By - Dee Ervin (tracks: A to B2),
Todd Rundgren (tracks: B3),
Wes Farrell (tracks: A to B2)

Format:Vinyl, LP, Album
Recorded at The Sound Factory & The Record Plant
A Product of the Wes Farrell Organization
B2 is misspelled on the label: Never Stop Your Loving Me (Never Stop) and B1 & B2 have changed places on the sleeve.
Also released in US with different front cover
(C)(P) 1976 Roxbury Record Corp.

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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Lyn Collins ''Think (About It)'' Re-Uploaded


Lyn Collins

''Think (About It)''
( LP People Records, 1972 )
Catalog # PE 5602

A1 Think (About It) 3:21
Written-By - James Brown
A2 Just Won't Do Right 2:59
Arranged By - Sammy Lowe
Written-By - James Brown
A3 Wheels Of Life 3:02
Written-By - Joe Valentine , Johnny Terry
A4 Ain't No Sunshine 2:49
Written-By - Bill Withers
A5 Things Got To Get Better 3:25
Written-By - James Brown , Alfred Ellis
B1 Never Gonna Give You Up 3:02
Written-By - K. Gamble, L. Huff, J. Butler
B2 Reach Out For Me 3:30
Written-By - Burt Bacharach, Hal David
B3 Women's Lib 5:17
Written-By - James Brown
B4 Fly Me To The Moon 2:45
Written-By - Bart Howard

Personnel & Credits:
Arranged By - Dave Matthews (tracks: A3, A4, B1, B2, B4) , James Brown (tracks: A1, A5, B3)
Featuring - J.B.'s, The
Mastered By - RL
Producer - James Brown
Bart Howard: Composer
Lee Lebowitz: Art Direction
Sammy Lowe: Arranger

Format:Vinyl, LP, Album
Released:Sep 1972
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix Number (handwritten except for STERLING): side 1: PE - 5602 - A - 2C 17249 STERLING RL
Matrix Number (handwritten): side 1: PE - 5602 - B - 2 - 1C - RE 17249X

At the time of the release of "Think (About It)" in 1972, Lyn Collins had been a member of James Brown's performing revue for about two years. Her full-throated voice had earned her the nickname "the Female Preacher" and a shot to record her own album. Of course, the Godfather was in the producer's chair, writing four of the nine tracks, directing the J.B.'s as they laid down their usual funky grooves, and liberally adding vocals throughout. The title track is the main point of interest here; from Collins' throat-ripping vocals to the track's nasty groove to Brown's background interjections, this is a killer. (Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock later sampled the track for their rap classic "It Takes Two"). The rest of the record is a little uneven: "Just Won't Do Right" is a good doo wop-ish ballad with some churchy organ and great vocals by Collins and Brown, "Wheels of Life" is a nice little groover that sounds like vintage Aretha Franklin, and "Women's Lib" is a very slow ballad that lets Collins show off her anguished yowl of a vocal to its fullest. Where the album stumbles is on the covers of familiar songs. Her versions of Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" and the Gamble & Huff classic "Never Gonna Give You Up" are mediocre, and worst of all is her leaden take on "Fly Me to the Moon." Still, the record is worth tracking down for hardcore James Brown or funky soul fans. The less devoted should look for "Think (About It)" on one of the many compilations on which it appears.
Tim Sendra at AMG

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Monday, 3 January 2011

Monty Alexander ''Spunky''

Monty Alexander

( LP Pacific Jazz Records, 1965 )
Catalog # PJ-10094

Monty Alexander ...(p),
Victor Gaskin .....(b),
Paul Humphrey .....(ds)
Scott Turner ......(g: track 9 only)

1. Spunky
2. Naturally
3. Jamaican Shake
4. Heartstrings
5. Taggies Tune
6. Rattlesnake
7. Whisper Not
8. I'm An Old Cowhand
9. Little Children of Peru
10. Spirit of Foo Foo

Biography by Scott Yanow (AMG):

Monty Alexander long ago combined together the influence of Oscar Peterson with the soul of Gene Harris and Nat "King" Cole to form his own appealing and personable style. Long a bit underrated (due to the shadow of Peterson), Alexander has recorded more than a score of excellent albums. Monty Alexander began piano lessons when he was six and he played professionally in Jamaican clubs while still a teenager; his band, Monty and the Cyclones, was quite popular locally during 1958-1960. He first played in the U.S. when he appeared in Las Vegas with Art Mooney's Orchestra. Soon he was accompanying a variety of top singers, formed a friendship with vibraphonist Milt Jackson, and began gigging with bassist Ray Brown. With the recording of a pair of Pacific Jazz albums in 1965, an RCA date in 1967, and a Verve session in 1969, Alexander began to gain a strong reputation. His series of exciting albums for MPS during 1971-1977 found him in prime form, and his recordings in the '80s, '90s, and 2000s found him building on his original style. Alexander, who often pays tribute to his Jamaican heritage, performs regularly with his own trio and swings hard in his own voice.

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Sunday, 2 January 2011

Various Artists ''Nile Rodgers Presents: The Chic Organization (Box Set Vol 1) - Savoir Fare''

Various Artists

''Nile Rodgers Presents: The Chic Organization (Box Set Vol 1)- Savoir Fare''

Label:Warner Music France, Rhino Records
Catalog # 5249827895, 5249827895
Format:4 x CD, Compilation, Box set
Released:18 Oct 2010
Barcode: 5 052498 278954

CD 01
01.Chic – Everybody dance (12” mix) (8:26)
02.Norma Jean – Saturday (dimitri from paris remix) (9:46)
03.Chic – Dance dance dance (yowsah yowsah yowsah (12” mix) (8:20)
04. Chic – Est ce que cest chic (3:53)
05.Norma Jean – Sorcerer (12” mix) (7:11)
06.Chic – Chic cheer (4:41)
07.Chic – Le freak (5:28)
08.Chic – Savoir faire (5:00)
09.Chic – Happy man (4:25)
10.Chic- At last i am free (7:08)
11.Chic – Funny bone (previously unreleased outtake) (3:29)

CD 02
01.Chic – I want your love (dimitri from paris remix) (8:33)
02.Sister Sledge – He’s the greatest dancer (6:14)
03.Sister Sledge – We are family (8:20)
04.Sister Sledge – Lost in music (dimitri from paris remix) (7:50)
05.Sister Sledge – Thinking of you (dimitri from paris remix) (6:28)
06.Chic – Good time (8:09)
07.Chic – My feet keep dancing (6:37)
08.Chic – My forbiden lover (12” mix) (6:24)
09.Sheila & B.Devotion – Spacer (5:55)
10.Norma Jean – Hold me lonely boy (previously unreleased long version) (5:16)
11.Sheila & B. Devotion – Your love is good (previous unreleased outtake) (2:42)

CD 03
01.Norma Jean – High society (12” version) (6:06)
02.Sister Sledge – Got to love somebody (6:51)
03.Sister Sledge - Reach your peak (12” mix) (5:24)
04.Chic – Rebels are we (4:54)
05.Chic – Chip off the old block (4:59)
06.Diana Ross – Upside down (original chic mix) (4:14)
07.Diana Ross – I’m coming out (original chic mix) (5:59)
08.Chic – Stage fright (3:56)
09.Chic – Burn hard (4:59)
10.Debbie Harry – Backfired (12” version) (6:19)
11.Fonzi Thornton – I work for a living (nile rodgers long version) (7:02)
12.Chic – What about me (previously unreleased outtake) (2:46)

CD 04
01.Carly Simon – Why (12” mix) (8:10)
02.Teddy Pendergrass – Dream girl (previously unreleased nile rodgers remix) (4:20)
03.Chic – Soup for one (12” mix) (7:56)
04.Fonzi Thornton – I’ll change my game feat. Chic (previously unreleased) (6:17)
05. Chic – Hangin’ (5:12)
06.Chic – I feel your love comin’ on (dimitri from paris remix) (8:15)
07.Chic – You are beautiful (4:33)
08.Johnny Mathis – I want to fall in love (previously unreleased) (5:54)
09.Johnny Mathis – It’s alright to love me (previously unreleased) (4:14)
10.Johnny Mathis – Something to sing about you (previously unreleased) (4:08)
11.Chic – Just call me (previously unreleased) (4:51)
12.Chic – Will you cry (previously unreleased outtake) (7:49)

Engineer [Remix] - Julien Jabre (tracks: 1-2, 2-1, 2-4, 2-5, 4-6)
Producer, Arranged By - Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers

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MFS© Radio Presents: ''DJs' Disco Edits!''


MFS© Radio Presents:

''DJs' Disco Edits!''
(A Selection Of Super Heavy Disco Tracks)
& A Tribute To All The DJs That Had Made Them!
( Compilation, 2010 )

1. Billy Paul - Let The Dollar Circulate (Scratchandsniff's Extended Re-Dub)
2. Crown Heights Affair - Use Your Body & Soul (City Soul Edit)
3. Dexter Wansel - I'll Never Forget (My Favorite Disco) (DJ Flight Re-Edit)
4. Fatback Band - (Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop (MN Edit)
5. First Choice - Dr. Love (JimmyTheTwin Edit) (Quantized)
6. Hot Chocolate - Every 1's A Winner (Sexy Remix)
7. Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up (Bobby Spice DJ-Edit)
8. Instant Funk - It Ain't Reggae, But It's Funky (Jski Extended)
9. Isaac Hayes - Moonlight Lovin' (Mènage A Trois) ( Matt Nice Special Version)
10. The Jacksons - Music's Takin' Over (Jski Extended FRA Edit)
11. James Brown - Give It Up Turnit Loose (Jski's Soul Boy Extended)
12. John Tropea - Living In The Jungle (AC Re-Edit)
13. MFSB - Mysteries Of The World (The Final Mix)
14. Rose Royce - R.R. Express (Alkalino Edit)
15. Side Effect - Always There (Ashley Beedles Re-Edit)
16. Stephanie Mills - Put Your Body In It (Butch Le Butch Re-Edit)
17. T.Connection - Do What You Wanna Do (JP Instrumental Edit)
18. The Love Committee - Law & Order (Bobby Spice DJ-Edit)
19. The O'Jays - Message in Our Music (Jimmy The Twin Edit)
20. Loleatta Holloway - Run Away (Mr. Jazzhole ''Vibes'' Instrumental Edit)
21. Trammps - Disco Inferno (JP Instrumental Edit)
22. Willie Bobo - Always There (Marcel Chapman Re-Edit)

Compiled By JP
A My Favourite Sound© Production, 2010
A special thanks to all the DJs & Friends that make this wonderful Disco Sound still livin' again & again!

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Various Artists ''Paul Simpson Presents: Club Salsoul In The Mix''

Label: Bethlehem Music 20-1035-2
Style: Disco, Disco House, House, Old School / New School
Released: 2006
Format/Source: CD, Compilation, Mixed
Quality: 320kbps | 44.1kHz | Joint-Stereo
Size: 108MB

01. Double Exposure - Ten Percent (Unreleased Mix) 2'59
02. First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder (MAW) 2'47
03. First Choice - Doctor Love (Smokin' Beats Club Mix) 2'09
04. Loleatta Holloway - Dreamin' (Jazz 'n' Groove Unreleased Mix) 6'09
05. Salsoul Orchestra - Ooh, Love It (Love Break) (Full Intention Mix) 2'49
06. First Choice - Love Thang (Paul Simpson Mix) 3'38
07. Salsoul Orchestra - Run Away (Paul Simpson Live Mix) 1'48
08. Double Exposure - My Love Is Free (David Morales Unreleased Mix) 2'59
09. Loleatta Holloway - Chocolate Sensation (Lenny Fontana & DJ Shorty Mix) 3'34 1
0. Salsoul Orchestra - It's Good For The Soul (Urban Magic Mix) 2'06
11. Loleatta Holloway - Hit n' Run (Bkt Club Mix) 2'13
12. Salsoul Orchestra - Nice n' Nasty (Unreleased Mix) 3'33
13. Ripple - The Beat Goes On & On (Luxury Unlimited Mix) 1'07
14. Sky - First Time Around (Paul Simpson Filtered Dub) 1'11
15. First Choice - Double Cross (Paul Simpson Dub Reprise Mix) 2'25
16. Candido - Jingo (Tom Moulton DJ Tools Mix) 4'18
17. Girl Next Door - Salsoul Nuggest (M&S Mix) 2'55

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