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6 hours ago, Mickey Finn said:

Ending this session with this from 2002 - it's always the other one that gets played, but I prefer this collaboration between DJ Spinna and Shaun Escoffery:

 

this was the sean escoffery track for me, the first 2 and a half minutes are just beats, but when the piano kicks in its a beauty. the dj spinna mix of days like these still gets played a lot but you never really hear this one

and speaking of uk stuff, maw did a lovely d'influence remix in the late 90s. got played fairly regularly played on the pirates at the time

as did this one, was a bit odd as it was always played between all the rough and bumpy uk stuff, but it was really popular

 

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14 minutes ago, modesixty said:

this was the sean escoffery track for me, the first 2 and a half minutes are just beats, but when the piano kicks in its a beauty. the dj spinna mix of days like these still gets played a lot but you never really hear this one

Working my way through the posts and this is a total beaut - 100% the reason I started the thread, to hear tracks like this - have bought a mint 12" of it just now on discogs so thanks very much 😀👌

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7 hours ago, Mickey Finn said:

Back to 1987 for this original and best album mix of this particular tune. Will Downing is more of a crooner these days, but on the Arthur Baker-led Wally Jump Jr and the Criminal Element project he was giving it some:

Love this one - did it pick up many plays at the time?

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I can’t split house, I mean yes soulful house is brill but I listened to everything in the 8ts and 9ts, house never ever suffored the in fighting Northern gets, so if it was good it got played, so Chris if you take a leap you might enjoy this one also

 

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And I cannot ‘not’ post this one, all time favourite and fooking cool track !

Back to the soulful stuff then otherwise I’ll start on the Acid, unless you would all like to partake ? Lol

that sean escoffery is brilliant btw

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1 hour ago, Mal C said:

I can’t split house, I mean yes soulful house is brill but I listened to everything in the 8ts and 9ts, house never ever suffored the in fighting Northern gets, so if it was good it got played, so Chris if you take a leap you might enjoy this one also

Yeah I like both of those Mal, know the Man Ray but not Pret a Porter. I am right with you, doesn't have to be soulful house for me though I do lean towards a thumping beat and a soulful vocal

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5 minutes ago, Chris Turnbull said:

Yeah I like both of those Mal, know the Man Ray but not Pret a Porter. I am right with you, doesn't have to be soulful house for me though I do lean towards a thumping beat and a soulful vocal

Mal, a good example of a totally non-soul house tune that I love to bits

 

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 Detroit uptempo techno soul monster from the incredible Mike Banks at Underground Resistance                                                                                                                                                            

 

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lovely Lisa Stansfield classic given a wicked jazzy remix by the Blaze boys way back in the early days                                                                                                                                                     

 

 

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One last one from me. Yet another artist well known and loved on the northern soul circuit with a tune that straddles the boundaries of genres but definitely got played in my deep house and garage sets over the years....be patient...it's a bit of a builder...

 

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9 hours ago, neiljon31 said:

more Blaze brilliance

soon to be released 'i remember crossover'

there is a track called 'sweeter than the day before' on the same Lp, which is a pure classic.. actually find 'remember house' a tad irritating 😞  its very tongue in cheek isn't it...sorry dude...

 

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I guess we are all ages on here, but this record was a 'Game Changer' we all danced to the Snake, Nine time out of ten, and all that at school disco, none of my mates would dance to any Rude Boy stuff, we hated all that.... this however was immediate straight to the FLOOR!!   ahhh the spoils of youth 🙂 lol

 

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On 21/07/2018 at 07:15, cookandspin said:

peoples definition of house may vary though this would certainly have been played by Frankie, Larry and Ron. Pedigree soul from Gladys Knight and Walter Gibbons.

 

 

This mix one of my absolute favourites, full stop. Takes me to another place - played it and played it over the years

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On 20/07/2018 at 21:01, Chris Turnbull said:

Slowing it down a bit with my favourite mix of the wonderful Artful & Ridney feat Terri Walker 'Missing you' (Future Disco Odyssey Edit) which I just picked up recently on hard to find vinyl 

 

A big Pete Collins play ... and always good to hear the very versatile Terri Walker :thumbsup:

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On 20/07/2018 at 23:36, Chris Turnbull said:

Love this one - did it pick up many plays at the time?

Don't remember it being played at all ... this was the tune that grabbed the attention - no surprise, given the Archie Bell/Janet Jackson ingredients. This seems to be the album version, which for me is also head and shoulders above the various remixes out there. The album stands up very well and is cheap as chips in both formats on Discogs:

 

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9 hours ago, Chris Turnbull said:

While we're at the poppy end check out Frankie Knuckles superb mix of Whitney Houston's 'Million Dollar Bill'

 

There wasn't much Frankie Knuckles couldn't make great - he had a real feel for the grandeur of an arrangement and how that would sound played out. Here's one of his by Candi Staton that's getting a lot of play at the moment because of some other mixes circulating, but this is the one:

 

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This seems to follow the previous tune ... Chili Funk was a great label for soulful dance music and there's a lot to be rediscovered there, including this from Eastwest Connection, doing a very atmospheric version of a dancefloor filler. Should fill the floors in its own right I reckon...

 

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Hip house, anyone? As a genre it didn't really last but it contains a few gems, such as this obscurity from Danny Tenaglia as Deep State II. I only ever heard Norman Jay play it, although it also turns up on a mix cd by Bill Brewster. Made at a time when that First Choice "Double crossed" sample seemed to be everywhere:

 

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1 hour ago, Mickey Finn said:

Don't remember it being played at all ... this was the tune that grabbed the attention - no surprise, given the Archie Bell/Janet Jackson ingredients. This seems to be the album version, which for me is also head and shoulders above the various remixes out there. The album stands up very well and is cheap as chips in both formats on Discogs:

That's brilliant, love it - superb mash up of two great tunes - always thought JJ 'when I think of you' underrated. 

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