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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. 

Edited by Martin S

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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

 

 

 

gary

 

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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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Just did a cd yesterday for a couple of mates at work so this was my playlist:

        Easter CD – Mixed bag of rare Soul – ‘Keep your heart right’

1.        Friday, Saturday and Sunday – There must be something – Dig

2.        Ernest Ernie & The Sincerities – Do Something – It’s Soul Time

3.        Sandra Richardson – After you give your all – Kent Anniversary

4.        Aretha Franklin – Integrity – Arista

5.        Carlton Jumel Smith – This is what love looks like – Timmion

6.        The Lamont Cranston Band – Takin’ a chance – Waterhouse Records

7.        Al Green – I tried to tell myself – Hi

8.        The Staple Singers – Trippin’ on your love – Stax unreleased album

9.        Durand Jones & the Indications – Don’t you know – Colemine

10.     Bobby Womack – Can’t stop a man in love – UA Facts of life Album

11.     Darrow Fletcher – (Love is my) Secret weapon – Kent Select Series

12.     Walter Jenkins – Back in my life – Faderkat

13.     Wilson Pickett – Let me be your boy – CUB

14.     Solid Solution – Think about it girl – Silver Spoon Album

15.     The Ogletree Brothers – Gonna keep a check on you – Treetop

16.     Johnny Adams – You’re a bad habit baby – SSS International

17.     Bobby Womack – I don’t Know – United Artists

18.     Ann Peebles – Didn’t take your man – Hi

19.     The Masqueraders – How big is big – Bell

20.     Johnnie Taylor – What about my love – Beverly Glen Music

21.     Bill Harris – Am I cold, Am I hot – RCA

22.     James Simpson Band Penetration – Can’t get over you – Penco

23.     Clydie King – Missing my baby – Imperial records

An enjoyable morning!!

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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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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 

 

 

Edited by Soulsides
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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

Edited by Soulsides

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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.

 

 

Edited by Jimmy Disco D

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