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13 minutes ago, Soulsides said:

On my own for this afternoon so it's time to break out some Funk, pump the volume and  turn it loose

another one to catch some listens to, do enjoy some funky stuff

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41 minutes ago, shufflin said:

cracking tune, prefer it to the other version, that's one rare and expensive 45

Me too, though love Jackson Sisters as well 

My copy has an edge warp so I got it relatively cheap - hardly ever see it for sale

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28 minutes ago, Soulsides said:

Speedometer-Hot Packet 

That's an interesting looking playlist - don't know any of the tunes at all and will definitely be checking them out, however small world etc I play guitar in a band with Chris Starmer, the drummer from Speedometer

So there you go 🙄

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1 hour ago, Chris Turnbull said:

That's an interesting looking playlist - don't know any of the tunes at all and will definitely be checking them out, however small world etc I play guitar in a band with Chris Starmer, the drummer from Speedometer

So there you go 🙄

You do?..That's prettty neat to hear,Chris!

I really like that Speedometer  track I posted which is actually the B-side,they have a proper, authentic Funk vibe to their music and the single is pretty slept on in my opinion..there's a few copies going very cheaply on Discogs. 

 https://www.discogs.com/Speedometer-Nuyorica-Fiesta-Hot-Packet/release/1196816

 

 

 

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I've mentiond this LP on several occasions in the Living Room DJ thread casually, but have decided to give you some more info complete with the links to all 8 tracks on Youtube. It's one that I've had probably since the mid 90's but hadn't paid it much attention. Then a few months ago I played it back to back, since when it's become an absolute classic and now ranks as a 10/10. Every track on it is a winner. It's a Ronnie Laws production from 1980, 6 full vocal tracks in the styles of soul or jazz funk, 2 instrumentals. The track Peaceful Stream may remind some listeners of the Pleasure track Thoughts Of Old Flames from 1979, not a huge surprise as you may recall Ronnie used musicians from Pleasure for some of his late 70's recordings, not here though. I expect there's many on this site who own this LP but have never realised just how good it is. I have a copy in stock if anyone fancies it. 

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32 minutes ago, Soulsides said:

You do?..That's prettty neat to hear,Chris!

I really like that Speedometer  track I posted which is actually the B-side,they have a proper, authentic Funk vibe to their music and the single is pretty slept on in my opinion..there's a few copies going very cheaply on Discogs. 

Thanks - Chris is a good drummer and was one of the founders of Speedometer - he gets together with them mostly now for European festivals during the summer but was kicking his heels a bit at other times - the others are mostly London based and he lives here in the sticks (Lincs). We're playing similar stuff and going to do some local gigs (Nottingham, etc) - just working up a decent set at the moment.

He / they have had some amazing gigs as pick up band for loads of soul and funk acts - Sharon Jones, Lee Fields, Marva Whitney, etc when they've come over to do the Jazz Cafe or whatever without their own band

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Enjoyed reading this thread. Had a wee rummage today and put together a Mixcloud. Literally made up as I went along, no real thought put into it.

Here's what I played, All OVO.

Annette Snell - You ought to be here with me

Tom Emmanuel and Ron Experience - When you lose your groove

Sir Ted Ford - Right now

J.P Robinson - Keep me satisfied

Louise McCord - Better get a move on (live)

Shirley Finney - Pray again

Apostles of music- Wade in the water

Universal Minds - A chance at love

HiFi White - Need somebody

Talk of the town - Don't be so mean

Turn of the century - Money can't

Willie Tee - Sweet thing

Two tons of love - It's a bad situation

The Natural Four - Message from a Blackman

Natalie Cole - Annie Mae

Bobby Lacour - I found what I wanted

Unlimited Four - Walk away lover

Jose Feliciano - Golden Lady

Isley Brothers - Who's that lady (64)

Reggie Garner - Angel

El Shobey - Never missed what you got

Chuck Ray - I'll be there

 

 

 

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On 20/11/2016 at 14:22, Chris Turnbull said:

Crown Heights Affair - Streaking (RCA)

Aquarian Dream - Phoenix (Buddah)

Gateway - Can't accept the fact (Columbia)

Mike & Bill - Where do I stand (York)

The Gents - Love's such a beautiful thing (Paramount)

Third Point - Spirit (Tide)

The Quadraphonics - Betcha if you check it out (Innovation II)

Houston Person - Disco Sax (Westbound)

Hubert Laws - The Chicago Theme (CTI)

The Duprees - Delicious (RCA)

Don Downing - Dream World (Scepter)

9th Street Exit - Let's make sweet harmony (Solid Foundation)

The Nite-Liters - K-Jee (RCA)

The Lost Family - Blow my mind (Innovation II)

The Montclairs - Hung up on your love (UK Contempo)

Carol Townes - If you leave me (Sixth Avenue)

Laura Greene - You take my heart away (Epic)

Odyssey - Native New Yorker (RCA 12")

Blood Hollins feat Jean Lang - How have you been (RCA)

 

Excellent, I love that 9th Street Exit.

I've got a copy that looks nice enough but doesn't sound that great, I'm not sure if it's worn or if it's the production or the pressing. How crisp does yours sound? I would be tempted to replace mine if I thought it was worth it.

 

 

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23 minutes ago, Jimmy Disco D said:

Excellent, I love that 9th Street Exit.

I've got a copy that looks nice enough but doesn't sound that great, I'm not sure if it's worn or if it's the production or the pressing. How crisp does yours sound? I would be tempted to replace mine if I thought it was worth it.

Yeah it's a great and underrated tune - need to dig it out and check - from memory it is pretty good though I think maybe styrene which doesn't help

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18 hours ago, Chris Turnbull said:

Yeah it's a great and underrated tune - need to dig it out and check - from memory it is pretty good though I think maybe styrene which doesn't help 

Actually, thinking about it I've also got their other 45 which sounds really nice so it's probably just worn I would think, it plays ok but it could be better.

 

Last night I was digging out a few soul/funk cover versions of rock songs to play for my local vinyl night.... Started to get a bit easy listening towards the end so I might leave them for now. (That Johnny Harris track might not appeal to everyone but it is amazing once it gets going).

Aretha Franklin - I can't Get No Satisfaction

Spanky Wilson - Sunshine of Your Love

Monophonics - Bang Bang

Wilson Pickett - Hey Joe

King Curtis - Whole Lotta Love

Ravi Shankar - Jumpin Jack Flash

Sergio Mendes - After Midnight

Sivuca - Aint no sunshine

Johnny Harris - Paint it Black

 

 

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Another weekend, another keg of Ghost Ship 😁 Here's last night's playlist:-

Carolyn Crawford - Just got to be more careful (P.I.R.)
The Duprees - Delicious (RCA)
Bus Connection - Skateboard (Beppe Loda Cuts 12") * see below
Terumasa Hino - Send me your feelings (Flying Disk LP)
Esther Phillips - I've never found me a man (Kudu)
Jack Ashford - I'll fly to your open arms (Magic Disc LP)
The Dramatics - Don't make me no promises (Cadet LP Dells vs Dramatics)
Jay W. McGee - I love you (over & over) (Scorpio LP)
Wilson Williams - I think it's gonna work out fine (ABC LP)
Bob Relf - Girl you're my kind of wonderful (Trans)
The Supremes - Up the ladder to the roof (Motown)
Jeffree - Love Loan (Expansion) ** see below
Michael Jackson - We're almost there (Motown) 
The Devastating Affair - My place (Mowest)
Mary Love Comer - Caught up (Co Love 12")
Saint Tropez - Fill my life with love (Butterfly)
Garland Green - Just my way of loving you (Cotillion)
The Winstons - Color him Father (Metromedia)

* Bus Connection 'Skateboard' obscure Italian late 70's cut, just reissued on 12" but you can pick it up on the original 12". Could be a left field big room spin now IMO, though it might have been the Ghost Ship. Reckon it would have rocked at Cleethorpes back in the day. No clip on youtube but link to Juno soundfile below - see what you think (track 2):-

https://www.juno.co.uk/products/beppe-loda-italian-spaghetti-disco-70-volume/720407-01/

** Jeffree - 'Love loan' - I honestly can't think of many records I enjoy playing more, just love it

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i had a half hour to myself today so i pulled a box off of the shelf and spun some random sides:

The Soul Duo - Can't Nobody Love Me / Shiptown

Billy Jackson - T.C.B. / Brunswick

The Ebonys - Can't Get Enough / Soul Clock

James Gadson - Got To Find My Baby / Cream

and then these 2 that i believe i bought together a few years back

Johnnie Mae Matthews - Mr Fine / Northern

Bill Johnson - You Better Dig It / Talos

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On 10/03/2019 at 18:07, Soulsides said:

On my own for this afternoon so it's time to break out some Funk, pump the volume and  turn it loose,..hot diggetty damn !..:)

The Third Guitar feat Eddie Holloway-Baby Don't Cry

Pearly Queen-Quit Jiving

Scacy Sound Service-Sunshine Part I

King Hannibal-Rerun 

Mr Percolater -Got A Thing For You Baby 

Sons Of Slum-Push And Pull

Cus 'The Groove' Lewis-Let The Groove Move You 

The Second Amendment Band -Backtalk (Parts 1& 2 )

The Vibrettes-Humpty Dump

The Gators-Gator Bait 

Soul Serenaders-Chicken & Rice 

Raw,Soul & Frankie Beverley-Open Up Your Heart 

The Chefs-Mr Machine 

Funk Inc-Kool Is Back

Ike Turner & The Kings Of Rhythm-Funky Mule

Speedometer-Hot Packet 

Soul Investigators-Mo' Hash 

 

Just been checking these out - some killer cuts, hard to pick favourites but particularly like Scacy Sound Service, Gaturs, The Chefs, and Funk Inc - great stuff

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42 minutes ago, djr said:

James Gadson - Got To Find My Baby / Cream

Top tune, way underrated

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I've spent the weekend cataloguing my entire CD collection on Discogs so I set up two cd players with the mixer and listened to a load of things I haven't played for a while.

Just been mixing these tracks together in the last hour or so.. 

 

Hang On In There -The Stovall Sisters

Black Ivory-I Keep Asking You Questions

The Fabulous Counts-Get Down People

The JB's Blow Your Head

Black Haze Express-Wont Nobody Listen

David McCallum-The Edge

The 24 Carat Black-Ghetto Misfortunes Wealth

Aaron Neville -Hercules

Ripple-I Don't Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky

The Dramatics-Get Up & Get Down

The Meters-The Hand Clapping Song

Darrow Fletcher-Improve

Bob James-Westchester Lady

Banbarra-Shack Up

Magnum-Natural Juices

Johnny Hammond-Star Borne

Michael Longo-Like A Thief In The Night 

Sonny Stitt-Slick Eddie 

Ray Bryant-Up On The Rock 

 

 

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On 15/03/2019 at 10:37, Jimmy Disco D said:

Last night I was digging out a few soul/funk cover versions of rock songs to play for my local vinyl night.... Started to get a bit easy listening towards the end so I might leave them for now. (That Johnny Harris track might not appeal to everyone but it is amazing once it gets going).

This is a cd that has interesting covers by Soul and Funk artists and is an album id kind of forgotten about until I catalogued it this afternoon.

I think it includes a couple of the tracks you mentioned in your post if I recall correctly,Jimmy.

There's also a double vinyl version of the lp available.

https://www.discogs.com/Various-Strange-Brew-Weird-Wonderful-Covers-From-The-Warner-Atlantic-Vaults/release/3390570

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11 hours ago, Soulsides said:

This is a cd that has interesting covers by Soul and Funk artists and is an album id kind of forgotten about until I catalogued it this afternoon.

I think it includes a couple of the tracks you mentioned in your post if I recall correctly,Jimmy.

There's also a double vinyl version of the lp available.

https://www.discogs.com/Various-Strange-Brew-Weird-Wonderful-Covers-From-The-Warner-Atlantic-Vaults/release/3390570

 

Interesting, thanks mate. I don't really buy many compilations these days but I will definately go through those and see which ones I need to track down.

 

11 hours ago, Soulsides said:

Bob James-Westchester Lady

Johnny Hammond-Star Borne

I had those two out myself last night, great minds think alike! One thing leads to another so I also played Grover Washington - Hydra, Aquarian Dream - You're a Star and Azymuth - Dear Limmertz. That was all though, the best Jazz funk tracks tend to be very long.

 

 

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Yeah I know its only just gone 5pm but here's some Friday night Funk for all you Saturday night brothers & sisters !

Just finished playing these tracks. ..

 

Cold Blood- Shop Talk

The Young Senator's- Jungle

The Houseguests feat Bootsy Collins -What So Never The Dance

Earth Wind & Fire- C'mon Children

Black Heat -No Time To Burn

All The People feat Robert Moore -Cramp Your Style

George McCrae -I Get Lifted

Hank Johnson-You Lost Your Thing

United 8 Going Uptown(To Get Down)

Love international feat Gorgeous George-Fon Kin Love

5 Ounces of Soul-Love Got A Piece Of Your  Mind 

Chain Reaction-Hogtied

Chocolate Milk-My Mind Is Hazy

Kashmere Stage Band-Do Your Thing

 

 

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Bit of a free style playlist 16/04/2019

1.       Darrell Banks – Open the Door to Your Heart (previously unreleased instrumental) – Revilot

2.       Velvelettes – Lonely Lonely Girl Am I – VIP

3.       The Puzzles – My sweet Baby – Fat Back

4.       Darrell Banks - I'm Knocking at Your Heart – Outta Sight (previously unreleased)

5.       Soul Scratch - America – Colemine

6.       The Ebony’s – Don’t Knock Me – Soul Clock

7.       Jimmy Gresham – Garden of Love – Soul 4 Real

8.       Mel Starr – Lovin’ on The Outside – Tripple Pack

9.       Jo Ann Garret – A Whole New Plan – Chess

10.   Mary Love – You Turned My Bitter into Sweet – Modern

11.   Crystal Motion – You’re My Main Squeeze Part 2 – Sound Gems

12.   The Pendletons – You Do You – Bastard Jazz

13.   Dramatics – You’re Love Was Strange – Volt

14.   Mamas Gun – London Girls - Ubiquity

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Doing some adv prep for the radio show so gave these a spin on the home decks this afternoon ....

1.   Johnny Robinson ‘gone but not forgotten’ (Okeh radio station)

2.   The Temptations ‘don’t look back’ (Gordy)

3.   The Notations ‘this time i’m for real’ (Cash)

4.   Ferry Ultra feat. Gwen McCrae ‘let me do my thing’ (Sonic Wax)

5.   Funkthomas  ‘sweet baby’ (Resense promo)

6.   Natty Bo & The Top Cats ‘voodoo working ska‘ (Sleazy)

7.   Don & Juan ‘what i really meant to say’ (Big Top)

8.  Mary Wells ‘use your head’ (20th Century)

9.  Friday Saturday Sunday ‘there must be something’ (Dig)

10.  Xavier Lynch ‘i cried’ (Angel City)

11.  C.J.& Co.’let them talk’ (Diggin’ Deep)

 

 

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Pulled down a box that was under some other boxes, and gave the following a spin:

Della Reese - A Clock That's Got No Hands / RCA Victor

Garnet Mimms - Prove It To Me / United Artists

Ike & Tina Turner - Somebody Needs You / Loma

Junior McCants - The Boy Needs A Girl / King

Lawrence & The Arabians - Coincidence / Hem (do not remember buying this one)

Exsaveyons - Somewhere / Smoke

Garnet Mimms - Thinkin' / Veep

Marvin Smith - Have More Time / Brunswick 

then the dog woke up.......

 

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On 16/04/2019 at 19:45, andybellwood said:

Doing some adv prep for the radio show so gave these a spin on the home decks this afternoon ....

1.   Johnny Robinson ‘gone but not forgotten’ (Okeh radio station)

2.   The Temptations ‘don’t look back’ (Gordy)

3.   The Notations ‘this time i’m for real’ (Cash)

4.   Ferry Ultra feat. Gwen McCrae ‘let me do my thing’ (Sonic Wax)

5.   Funkthomas  ‘sweet baby’ (Resense promo)

6.   Natty Bo & The Top Cats ‘voodoo working ska‘ (Sleazy)

7.   Don & Juan ‘what i really meant to say’ (Big Top)

8.  Mary Wells ‘use your head’ (20th Century)

9.  Friday Saturday Sunday ‘there must be something’ (Dig)

10.  Xavier Lynch ‘i cried’ (Angel City)

11.  C.J.& Co.’let them talk’ (Diggin’ Deep)

 

 

Now on Mixcloud 

 

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On 16/04/2019 at 18:03, shufflin said:

.   Dramatics – You’re Love Was Strange – Volt

Dopeness..love that track!

 

Playlist from last night. 

Mark V Unlimited -Gone

The Two Things In One-Over Dose

Brother Soul-Do It Good

Will Sessions feat Ricky Calloway-The Jump Back

The Mello Decisions-Mello Decision

The Daktaris-Eltsuhg Ibal Lasiti 

Ikebe Shakedown Hard Steppin

Ripple-Get Off 

Tortilla Factory-Cookin' 

Third Coast Kings-Give Me Your Love

Pearly Queen-Superstar

St Vincents Latinaires-Broasted Or Fried

Nina Simone-Funkier Than A Mosquitos Tweeter

Nico Gomez-Ritual 

Deep Sensation-Harlem & 42nd Street

The Budos Band-Ride Or Die 

Brownout-Fight The Power

General Lee-Magic (Part 1 &2)

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Soulsides said:

Deep Sensation-Harlem & 42nd Street

nice one, these the same people that made Deep Sensation "somehow somewhere..."? both nice tracks, the somehow somewhere record has been played out at NS nites

 

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47 minutes ago, Shufflin said:

nice one, these the same people that made Deep Sensation "somehow somewhere..."? 

Yeah,I believe it's the same producers,Paul Hunter and Colin Gate who are responsible for both records although I don't ever recall hearing the track you've posted until now.

Pretty contrasting tunes in terms of their structure too!

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10 hours ago, Soulsides said:

Yeah,I believe it's the same producers,Paul Hunter and Colin Gate who are responsible for both records

This first para is copied from a posting I made on another thread:  The Deep Sensation B side [correct mix in video] is a mind blower, "Get Up." It's the work of a good friend of mine Colin Gate from Glasgow, he had a record shop there in the late 90's/early 2000's, and worked in a record shop in the states prior to such. Tracks sampled: Incognito "Summers Ended," B side of "Parisienne Girl" 1981 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAlHLjdSR2Y and an obscure US boogie track from 1982 that Colin gave me a test pressing of, Thunderbolt "Love Is So Funny" 

Deep Sensation - Get Up - This is a mind blower  

I have a few demos and remixes of Colin's that were unreleased, I shall get them out in the coming days and take a listen. These are also his work

Space Jam - Chill Town New York, Touchdown Ease Your Mind sampled https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cnPCxWsQyE

Space Jam - Stop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKeCu7f1NCI

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stuff i've not listened to for ages (all over the place lol)

Solomon Burke - It's been a change-Atlantic

Drifters- At the club - Atlantic

Spinners- Mighty love - Atlantic

Archie Bell and the Drells- There's gonna be a showdown - Atlantic

Aretha Franklin- Don't play that song - Atlantic

Terri Wells- I'll be around - London ( UK 12 inch)

Sinitta - Love on a mountaintop - ( UK 12 inch)

Phyllis Hyman - You know how to love me- Arista (dj)

5° Farenheit - Just let your heart be your guide- Abet

Shane martin- Black is black/96 tears - Columbia (dj)

Gene Chandler - Does she have a friend - Chi Sound

Five stairsteps & Cubie - Little young lover - Curtom

Spinners- He'll never love you like i do - Atlantic

Cecil Parker - Really really love you - Tec

Apollas - Jive cat - Warner Bros (dj)

Geronimo & the Apaches - Oh yes baby i love you so - Galiko

Superlatives - lonely in a crowd- Dynamics

Lord Thunder - Thunder - De Luxe

Johnny Nash - Ooh baby you've been good to me - Epic

Newbeats - Crying my heart out - Hickory

 

 

 

 

 

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Ok got the boxes back out tonight

Esther Phillips- Never found me a man- Kudu (UK D) 

Ethics - Sad sad story - Vent

 Bobby Wilson - Here is where the love is- Chain

Stephanie Mills- Here i am- Casablanca

Manhattans - I call it love - Carnival (can't afford version by the Pretenders)

Ronnie Dyson - I don't wanna cry - Columbia (D)

Lou Perry - Bring back your love- Cordak

Clyde Mcphatter - I'll belong to you - Decca (D)

Brown Sugar - Sweet symphony - Demand

Summits - It takes two - DC International

Otis Clay - Messing with my mind - Echo

Blossoms - There's no greater love - Epic

Elgins - Don't wait around Goldsoul  (UK D)

Lisa Stansfield - Eight three one - Sonic wax

Brenda and Herb - Sweet dreamer - H & L

Afro Dimensions - If you don't want my love - Jay Boy (UK D)

Chi lites - Vanishing love - Mercury (UK)

Van McCoy - My favorite Fantasy - MCA

Freddie Scott - (You) Got what i need - Shout

Cupids Inspiration - Yesterday has gone- Nems (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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