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4 hours ago, Martin S said:

I'm listening to the Communicators - The Road as I type, it sounds good. I have their earlier single which is up to the same standard 

Ahh,thanks Martin I don't think I've heard that before now.

'The Road' is a terrific tune,I first became aware of the track when I bought the double vinyl of the 'Funk Spectrum' compilation that Keb Darge  and Josh Davis (DJ Shadow) released in 1999.

I've looked on Discogs in the past but have never seen an original copy for sale although 'The Road' is actually the  B-side if i remember things correctly. 

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Played today plus the excellent 1979 LP by Pressure [twice] as mentioned a fews days ago. 

12

RA

SHE'S A DANCER

AWESOME 101 [MACOLA]

US

1985

12

RADIANCE

THIS IS A PARTY

WARE 1

US

 

12

RADIANCE

YOU'RE MY NUMBER 1

ARE 'N BE 002 PROMO

US

1983

LP

RADIANCE

PICK N CHOOSE

QWEST 25153

US

1985

12

RAE, MONA

DO ME

QUALITY 003

CAN

1981

12

RAE, MONA

I'VE BEEN WATCHING YOU

WEST END 22176 PROMO

US

1984

12

REAL THING

HARD TIMES

JIVE 137

UK

1986

12

REALEYES

GOT ME GOIN

VANGUARD 74

US

1984

12

REMOTE CONTROL

E-Z STREET [GO GO]

FUTURE 0013

US

1986

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stayed in tonight, playing some nice and relaxed vinyl sounds

J J Barnes - Candy

Sidney Joe Qualls - I Don't Do This

Jaye P. Morgan - Can't Hide Love

Velvet Hammer - Happy

Drizabone - Real Love

George Benson - Love X Love

Willie Hutch - I'll Be There

Darrow Fletcher - (Love Is My) Secret Weapon

Ace Spectrum - Don't Send Nobody Else

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Reaching For The World

Barbara Lewis - The Stars

Willie Hutch - I Wanna Be Where You Are

David Ruffin - Walk Away From Love

Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)

and..

Ernest Ernie & the Sincerities - Do Something (first vinyl LP version)

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I expect most members here have little knowledge of the Rah Band and may never have indulged in their considerable releases. The Rah is Richard Anthony Hewson, one of the most important but hardly known English musicians since the late 60's. His mind boggling list of credits can be checked here: https://www.discogs.com/artist/93909-Richard-Hewson?filter_anv=0&type=Credits The variety of styles of music this man has been involved is truly remarkable, so much so that at some point I will have to go through his entire catalogue as there is guaranteed to be a number of winners in there I'm yet to discover. As you'll have guessed I had a large Rah Band session in yesterdays plays. I've entered the Youtube video links to some of the below in a second posting as due to the formatting of the copied and pasted info from my database it wasn't possible to do it here.

Regarding others, the second Rahmlee track below is near impossible to find https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGIUiL3uhS8. Rain Bows Valley is a vocoder jam, the B sides being the better versions but they're not on Youtube, the A side is though https://youtu.be/1pR29n4bhrg?t=20. There is a also a 7" with a stunning slowy on the flip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DCT6_9mDzE.

I rarely criticise a record that I feel might hurt other peoples feelings but in case anyone is curious about the Rainbow Brown LP and has yet to check it out, it's a very disappointing LP overall in my opinion. Till You Surrender is good but the remainder of it consists of two later recordings of tracks originally issued under the artist names Personal Touch and Cloud One, and the arrangements overall are uninspiring. There is minimal if any instrumental sections where they are being cried out for and the vocals are too repetitive on most of the tracks. It's dated 1981 but I imagine most of it was recorded a few years earlier. The reasons I've kept this LP are because it's so damned rare, I'd replaced the 12" of Surrender with it, and I like to have the musicians credits. The Tony Rallo LP contains Holdin On [same version as the 12"] but no other tracks of real note. It's worth having if you're a fan of the bass player Mo Foster, which I am.

Played yesterday, 1979 to 1986

12

RAH BAND

SLIDE/DRAT THAT CAT

12

RAH BAND

DOWNSIDE UP/ROCK ME DOWN TO RIO

12

RAH BAND

RIDING ON A FANTASY/ROCK ME DOWN TO RIO REMIX

12

RAH BAND

TEARS AND RAIN/HUNGER FOR YOUR JUNGLE LOVE/PARTY GAMES

12

RAH BAND

QUESTIONS

12

RAH BAND

MESSAGES FROM THE STARS

12

RAH BAND

RISING STAR

12

RAH BAND

SWEET FORBIDDEN

12

RAHMLEE [MICHAEL DAVIS]

THINK (B)

12

RAHMLEE [MICHAEL DAVIS]

KEEP ON GETTIN DOWN (NOW IS THE TIME)

12

RAIN BOWS VALLEY

DO IT FOR THE CHILDREN 5.58/5.58 C

12

RAIN BOWS VALLEY

DO IT FOR THE CHILDREN RE MIX 3.52/5.43 C

LP

RAINBOW BROWN

RAINBOW BROWN

LP

RALLO, TONY

BURNIN ALIVE

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Continued from above posting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSsTvoMCV24 Rah - Slide - Instr Jazz Funk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciRrRUZFVt4 Rah - Drat - Instr Jazz Funk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMTgMebmHAA Rah - Downside Up - Instr Jazz Funk with Chorus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abcU1C4eiic Rah - Rio - Could easily be George Duke if you'd didn't know otherwise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Csxyfm4BJr0&list=RDCsxyfm4BJr0&start_radio=1 Rah - Tears & Rain - What a beautiful tune

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM_CW9O8I_4 Rah - Party games

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b425ftP_8XQ Rah - Messages - The ultimate Rah boogie track - Synth perfection

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Played this morning, 1981 to 1990

A few obscurities among these, none more so than the first one Ramsey 2C 3D which was a chance purchase from Craig Moerer back in 1999 as I already had a 7" by the same artist. It proved worthwhile being two sides of 1982 gimmicky funk.  There's a couple of go go tracks in there c/o Rare Essence, despite the potentially unappealing title Shoo Be Do Wop is one hell of a tune.

Both sides of Rare Moods are superb and can be listened to here https://www.discogs.com/Rare-Moods-Ive-Got-Love-Closer-To-Your-Love/release/1602121 If anyone has the 7" of this can they please scan the labels and picture sleeve and send them to me as there's conflicting info on Discogs re the credits, better still if someone has more detailed info by way of a promo info sheet that might have come with the record.

The Rat Trap Band is a 1981 rap out of Oakland although I prefer the instrumental side. It's on Hodisk and therefore comes as little surprise that it appears to be The Numonics under a different name. Finally Rawe Deal is Shakatak with their backing singer Jackie Rawe being promoted as lead.

It takes considerable time uploading these lists and sharing the knowledge, as yet though I have no meaningful feedback as to whether there's much interest for it here. I do suspect however that there are a few members quietly siphoning it off but without having the courtesy to say thanks and talk about their new discoveries. I'll give it a few more days but if nothing is forthcoming I will put my time to other uses.  

12

RAMSEY 2C-3D

FLY GUY AND THE UNEMPLOYED/HOW MUCH

TEARS OF FIRE 2832

LP

RANDOLPH, ALISA

PUT THAT THANG ON ME [ONLY THIS TRACK]

ATLANTIC 81918

12

RANSOM, TONY

STAY IF YOU WANNA

EXPANSION 1285 PROMO

12

RANSOM/MCKENZIE & FRIENDS

KEEP ON WORKING/ORANGE GROVES

SMOKEY 005

12

RARE ESSENCE

BODY MOVES

GROOVE 851/853

12

RARE ESSENCE

SHOO BE DO WOP

SOUNDS OF THE CAPITAL 608

12

RARE ESSENCE

FLIPSIDE

MERCURY 884 319

12

RARE MOODS

I'VE GOT LOVE/CLOSER TO YOUR LOVE

AGR 5

12

RAT TRAP BAND

SUPER RAT

HODISK 002 [R/O DJA001/00013B]

12

RAWE DEAL [JACKIE]

HEARTBEAT

PASSION 12 47

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, kev cane said:

Few days off work, went to the record room to spin a few 

Charles Swain, David Tolbert and The Black Liberation band - Many times I cried 

Berganees - Time is gonna change 

Bump and The Soul stompers - Standing on the outside 

Donald Jenkins - Music Revolution 

Fantastic Epics - Walk in the limelight 

Religious Souls - Sinner Man 

Joy Incorporated - Cryin for your love (Love Stormy Weather is great, but not this great) 

General Lee - We did it baby

Full Force-A long way together 

Love, Unity and virtue - Let love shine 

Spice - For old times sake 

Church - How long 

For those interested in the Sweet, Deep and Group Harmony side of things, will be announcing next Sweet Deep and Soulful intended for late June shortly 

Kev 

 

Nice one Kev. I see you’ve been a bit quiet recently.

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4 hours ago, kev cane said:

Thanks Mike 

Yeah, got a little of my mojo back I think 

Hope you are well 

Kev 

Good to hear Kev.

I'm in good nick and enjoying some great sweet and deep at the moment.

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Motown night for me

Jr Walker & all stars- What does it take- Soul

Jr Walker & all stars- I ain't going nowhere- Tamla Motown uk demo 1070

Laura lee- To win your heart- Tamla Mowtown

The Isley brothers- Tell me it's just a rumour baby- Tamla Motown uk Demo

Miracles- Whole lot of shakin' in my heart- Motown

Edwin Starr- My weakness is you- Gordy

jj Barnes- Real humdinger- Ric tic

Martha and the Vandellas- One way out- Gordy

Edwin Starr- Time - Gordy

Supemes- He's all i got- Motown

Henry Lumpkin- Don't leave me- Motown

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell- Ain't no mountain high enough- Tamla (spanish)

Diana Ross and the Supremes and the Temptations- Uptight- Tamla Motown uk

Earl Van Dyke & the Motown Brass- 6x6- Soul

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas- Love guess who Gordy

Undisputed Truth- Law of the land- Gordy Demo

The Temptations- My baby- Gordy

David Ruffin- Rode by the place- Tamla Motown uk Demo

Monitors- Since i lost you girl- VIP Demo

Martha Reeves- No one there- Tamla Motown uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On ‎09‎/‎01‎/‎2019 at 17:23, kev cane said:

Few days off work, went to the record room to spin a few 

Charles Swain, David Tolbert and The Black Liberation band - Many times I cried 

Berganees - Time is gonna change 

Bump and The Soul stompers - Standing on the outside 

Donald Jenkins - Music Revolution 

Fantastic Epics - Walk in the limelight 

Religious Souls - Sinner Man 

Joy Incorporated - Cryin for your love (Love Stormy Weather is great, but not this great) 

General Lee - We did it baby

Full Force-A long way together 

Love, Unity and virtue - Let love shine 

Spice - For old times sake 

Church - How long 

For those interested in the Sweet, Deep and Group Harmony side of things, will be announcing next Sweet Deep and Soulful intended for late June shortly 

Kev 

 

whoosh luvin it--some gorjus stuff there xx

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