Friday, September 30, 2011

Disco Soul: Adam Wade's ''Adam Wade'' (1977)

Adam Wade''Adam Wade''( LP Kirshner Records, 1977 )Catalog # PZ 34919Tracklisting:A1 Shine On Silver Moon 3:07A2 Dancing For Dimes 3:53A3 Five Will Get You Ten 3:33A4 I Dedicate My Love To You 2:57A5 Keeping Up With The Joneses 3:41A6 Russel Never Had A Chance 3:07B1 This Time Around 2:37B2 Two Became A Crowd 5:39B3 I Could Write Sweet Love Songs 3:50B4 Alexander's Soul Time Band 2:56B5 Once More

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Jazz Funk: Mr.John Birks ''Dizzy'' Gillespie's ''Free Ride''

Dizzy Gillespie With Lalo Schifrin''Free Ride''( LP Pablo Records, 1977 )Catalog # 2310 794Tracklisting:A1 Unicorn A2 Fire Dance A3 Incantation A4 Wrong Number B1 Free Ride B2 Ozone Madness B3 Love Poem For Donna B4 The Last Stroke Of Midnight Personnel & Credits:Bass – Wilton FelderComposed By, Arranged By, Conductor, Keyboards [Electronic] – Lalo SchifrinCover – Norman

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Jazz Funk: Donald Byrd's ”Street Lady”

Donald Byrd”Street Lady”( LP Blue Note Records, 1973 )Catalog # BN-LA140-FTracklisting:A1 Lansana’s Priestress (7:42)A2 Miss Kane (7:35)A3 Sister Love (6:46)B1 Street Lady (5:39)B2 Witch Hunt (9:43)B3 Woman Of The World (6:55)Personnel & Credits:Bass [Fender] – Chuck RaineyClavinet, Trumpet – Fonce MizellCongas – King ErrissonDrums – Harvey MasonEngineer [Assistant] – Chuck Davis , John

Monday, September 26, 2011

A Tom Moulton Mix: ''Disco Gold'' On Scepter Records, 1975

Various Artists''Disco Gold''( LP Scepter Records, 1975 )Catalog # SPS 5120Tracklisting & Hide Credits:A1 George Tindley – Wan Tu Wah ZureeArranged By – Bob Eli, Tom SellersProducer – John Madera, Len BarryWritten-By – B. Eli , J. Madara, l. Borisoff5:12A2 Ultra High Frequency – We're On The Right TrackProducer, Arranged By, Written-By – Norman HarrisProducer – Stan WatsonWritten-By – Alan

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Mr. Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II (Donald Byrd): ''Black Byrd''

Mr. Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II (Donald Byrd)Trumpet player, born 9th December, 1932, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.Black Byrd is a 1972 album (released in 1973) by Donald Byrd, which was enormously successful and became Blue Note Records' highest-ever selling album.''Black Byrd''( LP Blue Note Records, 1972-'73)Catalog # BN-LA047-FTracklisting:1. Flight Time (Larry Mizell) 8:312. Black

Friday, September 23, 2011

Rare Funk: The 13th Floor's ''Steppin' Out''

The 13th Floor''Steppin' Out''( LP Blue Candle Records, 1977 )Catalog # BL-55056Tracklisting & Hide Credits:A1 Sweet ThangWritten-By – C. Kahn, T. Maiden4:53A2 TeffanyWritten-By – Mitch Wadley3:27A3 Time And PlaceWritten-By – Lionel Greene4:33A4 Hang LooseWritten-By – Lionel Greene, Mitch Wadley2:55A5 Steppin' OutWritten-By – Donnell Wade, Lionel Greene, Mitch Wadley, Vincent Martin3:40B1 Sweet

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Super '70 Disco: The Rimshots' ”Down To Earth”

The RimshotsBiography by Steve Huey (AMG):The Rimshots were the house band at Joe and Sylvia Robinson's All Platinum/Stang label family during the '70s, and also released their own records, mostly on the latter imprint. Led by guitarists and sometime composers and producers Walter Morris and Tommy Keith, their ranks also included drummer Clarence Oliver, bassist Jonathan Williams, and keyboardist

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Groovy Disco: Aquarian Dream's ''Chance To Dance''

Aquarian DreamProfile:Cult jazz-funk disco band from the mid to late 1970s.Formed by Norman Connors.They were originally signed to Buddah for 'Phoenix', a heavily orchestrated disco-styled song.Biography by Alex Henderson (AMG):Aquarian Dream was an obscure but noteworthy 1970s soul/funk band that, despite its association with Norman Connors, was unable to score a hit. The band was formed in 1976

Motown Funk: Bottom & Co.'s ''Rock Bottom''

Bottom & Co.''Rock Bottom''( LP Gordy/Motown Records, 1976 )Catalog # G6-977 S1Tracklisting & Hide Credits:A1 Here For The PartyWritten-By – F. Birdwell, F. Brown, G. Woods, J. Boyce, J. Helms, R. Griffith, S. Harley4:17 A2 You Can Belong To Me (If You Let Me Love You)Arranged By – Richard Griffith, Sanchez HarleyProducer [Additional Production] – Bottom & Co.Written-By – J. Boyce5:16 A3 Firefly

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Rare Latin Funk: Reality's ''Reality''

Reality''Reality''( LP Polydor Records, Brazil, 1972 )Catalog # 2310 169(Original press on Blue Elephant Records, Nederland, 1972 Cat.#855.012 H)Tracklisting:A1 – GacheroWritten-By – Frank Douglas, Glenn Gaddum , R. Llanero , William LindforsA2 – WarWritten-By – Leslie Vos , R. LlaneroA3 – Music In My HeadWritten-By – A. Monzon , Frank Douglas, Glenn Gaddum , R. LlaneroA4 – Mack OneWritten-By – R

Groove Merchant Soul Funk: Junior Parker's ''Love Ain't Nothin' But A Business Goin' On''

Junior Parker''Love Ain't Nothin' But A Business Goin' On''( LP Groove Merchant Records, 1971 )Catalog # GM 513Tracklisting:A1 Love Ain't Nothin' But A Business Goin' On 3:20A2 The Outside Man 3:12A3 Darling Depend On Me 3:43A4 Taxman 3:42A5 Rivers Invitation 2:45B1 I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone 3:38B2 Just To Hold My Hand 3:51B3 You Know I Love You 3:33B4 Lady Madonna 2:12B5 Tomorrow

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Detroit Emeralds ''I'm In Love With You'' (Westbound Records, 1973)

The Detroit Emeralds''I'm In Love With You''( LP Westbound Records, 1973 )Catalog # WB 2018Tracklisting:A1 Shake Your Head 3:01A2 So Long 6:03A3 You're Getting A Little Too Smart 3:39A4 I Think Of You 4:25A5 You Control Me 3:28B1 Whatcha Gonna Wear Tomorrow 4:14B2 Heaven Couldn't Be Like That 2:22B3 Without You Baby 1:34B4 I'm In Love With You 6:39B5 My Dreams Have Got The Best Of Me 2:48''

More Emeralds & Westbound Sound: Detroit Emeralds' ''You Want It, You Got It''

Detroit Emeralds''You Want It, You Got It''( LP Westbound/Janus Records, 1972 )Catalog # WB 2013Tracklisting:A1 You Want It, You Got It 2:56A2 There's A Love For Me Somewhere 2:23A3 I'll Never Sail The Sea Again 3:34A4 Take My Love 3:37B1 Feel The Need In Me 3:37B2 I've Got To Move 3:01B3 Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms) 3:46B4 I Bet You Get The One You Love 2:09B5 Till You Decide To Come

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Tom Moulton Mix: Detroit Emeralds' ''Let's Get Together''

Detroit Emeralds”Let’s Get Together”( LP Westbound Records, 1978 )Catalog # WT 6101Tracklisting:A1 Let’s Get Together (5:30)A2 Turn On Lady (5:22)A3 (Call Me) Traveling Man (6:52)B1 I Can’t Seem To Forget (4:17)B2 What’s The Deal (4:46)B3 Treat Her Like A Lady (3:48)B4 I Just Don’t Know About This Girl Of Mine (3:46)B5 Have A Good Day (3:25)Credits:Arranged By – David Van De Pitte (tracks: B2, B5

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Westbound Soul: The Detroit Emeralds' ''Do Me Right''

The Detroit EmeraldsProfile:The Detroit Emeralds were an American R&B vocal group, best known in the early 1970s. They are best remembered for their 1973 transatlantic hit single, "Feel The Need In Me"."The Emeralds" formed as a vocal harmony group in Little Rock, Arkansas, and originally composed of four brothers, Ivory (born September 14, 1941), Abrim (January 12, 1945 - July 6, 1982), Cleophus

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Philly Sound: The O'Jays' ''Love Train'' 7''

The O'Jays''Love Train'' 7''(7'' Philadelphia International Records – S PIR 4882)Tracklisting:Love TrainArranged By – Bobby Martin 2:59Credits:Producer – Gamble & HuffNotes:Format:Vinyl, 7"Country:UKReleased:1972 The O'Jays ''Love Train'' (Long Version Edit) Demo by MFS Radio Set 7The O'Jays''Love Train''(Long Version Edit) DemoDemo copy - only for listening pourpousesBuy the record -

Thursday, September 8, 2011

More Afro Psychedelic: Blo's ''Chapters & Phases: The Complete Albums 1973-1975''

Blo''Chapters And Phases: The Complete Albums 1973-1975''Originally Released: 1973 & 1975Notes:CD Release Date.: 2009Label: RPM RetrodiscTracklisting:1. (00:04:45) Blo - Preacherman2. (00:04:05) Blo - Time To Face The Sun3. (00:04:10) Blo - Beware4. (00:03:26) Blo - We Gonna Have A Party5. (00:06:17) Blo - Don't6. (00:02:02) Blo - Chant To Mother Earth7. (00:02:48) Blo - We Are Out Together8. (00

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Afro, Psychedelic & JazzFunk: Blo's "Phases 1972-1982"

Blo (Berkley Jones, Laolu Akins, Mike Odumosu)Biography By Jason Ankeny (AMG):Blo fused the Afrobeat rhythms of their native Nigeria with the mind-expanding psychedelia and funk of late-'60s Western rock to forge a wholly original sound embracing the full spectrum of black music. The roots of the group lay in the Clusters, already one of the most popular Nigerian highlife acts of the mid-'60s

Monday, September 5, 2011

When The Soul Meets Disco: Fantastic Four's ''Night People''

Fantastic Four

''Night People''
( LP Westbound Records, 1976 )
Catalog # W-226

A1 Medley: Night People / Lies Divided By Jive (10:57)
Written-By - A. Hamilton, C. Horn, C. Colbert, J. Epps
A2 If I Lose My Job (6:05)
Written-By - A. Hamilton
B1 Hideaway (5:30)
Written-By - A. Hamilton
B2 By The River Under The Tree (4:32)
Written-By - J. Epps, J. Pruitt
B3 Don't Risk Your

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Funk, Soul, Rock: Freddi Henchi & The Soulsetters' ''Dance''

Freddi Henchi & The Soulsetters

The Freddi-Henchi Band. Prior to them joining, this great soul/funk band had recorded an excellent LP called Dance, and several singles on the Tower, Bell, Patheway, Reprise, and DJM labels. The group got their start in the sixties as Freddie Henchi and the Soulsetters, and although there were periods of non-existence in the early nineties, they still perform

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Rare Grooves: Toby King & His Chocolate Buttermilk Gang's ”Toby Kang”

Toby Kang

”Toby Kang”
( LP Chelsea Records, 1976 )
Catalog # CHL-534

1.We’re In Love With Each Other
2.I Just Want To Love You
3.Time To Get It On
4.Party Heavy
5.Yes I’m Ready
6.I Just Want To See You
7.Stay With Me Awhile

”Toby King and His Chocolate Buttermilk Gang released in 1976 on Chelsea Records under the name “Toby Kang”
Toby King is better known for his 7''