Slipback: Butterfly

Slipback: Butterfly

On tap: Change, Fonda Rae, Nicci, George Duke, Mtume, Steely Dan, Donald Byrd, Tease, Sheila E, Human League, BB&Q Band, Jackson 5.

Slipback:  Butterfly.

 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Change – Paradise
02 – Fonda Rae – Over Like A Fat Rat
03 – Nicci – So In Love
04 – George Duke – I Want You For Myself
05 – Mtume – C.O.D.
06 – Steely Dan – Peg
07 – Donald Byrd – Butterfly
08 – Tease – Firestarter
09 – Sheila E. – Hold Me
10 – Human League – Hyman (Extended Version)
11 – BB&Q Band – Genie
12 – Jackson 5 – I Am Love

This took some time to come  out because I am starting to get more particular about how I want this to sound, but I finally got it out.  Around my birthday, I wanted to go a little more mellow than usual (I suppose we can attribute  that to age, right?)  Most should be familiar to most with the exception of Nicci.  I had to put Steely Dan in because I had been  wanting to do that for the longest, and Genie was a perfect succession to Human, since it had that Jan and Lewis feel to it as well. Hope ou enjoy.

Drops by DJ Diva, Macedonaia, and G Dub.
Shoutout to Wilson Sam (Geezer), G-Dub, and Jeffery.

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Slipback: Razzamatazz

Slipback: Razzamatazz

On tap: Thelma Dynasty, Howard Johnson, Quincy with Patti, George Benson, Ambrosia, Bert Robinson, Johnny Hammond, Lionel, Chris Jasper, Cononel Abrams, Shalamar, SOS Band, Change with Luther.

Slipback:  Razzamatazz.

 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Thelma Houston – You Used To Hold Me So Tight
02 – Dynasty – Here I Am
03 – Howard Johnson – So Fine
04 – Quincy Jones featuring Patti Austin – Razzamatazz
05 – George Benson – Inside Love (So Personal)
05 – Ambrosia – You’re The Only Woman
06 – Bert Robinson – Heart Of Gold
07 – Johnny Hammond – Fantasy
08 – Lionel Ritchie – Love Will Find A Way
09 – Chris Jasper – Like I Do
10 – Colonel Abrams – Table For Two
11 – Shalamar – Over And Over
12 – SOS Band – The Finest
13 – Change – Searching

The first podcast of the summer. Flytetyme is in two places, beginning the podcast with Thelma Houston and near the conclusion with SOS Band’s biggest hit.  Dynasty’s hit that is severely underrated continues the cast, with Howard (with Kashif) leading the wy to Quincy and Patti with the supreme headnodder Razzamatazz.  George Benson (alon with Kashif this time as well) continues the smooth groove which brings us t the melanin-light soulful hit from back in the day with Ambrosia.  Bert Robinson coms back hard with his only hit Heart Of Gold, leading the way for the 1975 instrumental from Hohnny Hammond.  Chris Jasper and Colonel Abrams slow it down a bit with classic slow jams Like I Do and the very unappreciated Table For Two.  Ending with the three mid-to-uptempo hits from Shalamar, SOS Band, and Change (with Luter at the helm)  places the icing on the cake.  Much love to the geezers Wilson, Jeffery, and DJ G Dub.  Hope ou enjoy..

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Slipback: Open Up Your Heart

Slipback:  Open Up Your Heart

On tap: The Jacksons, Lace, Junior, Niteflyte and Jean Carne,Hall And Oates, Surface, BarKays, Blackbyrds, Isley Jasper Isley, Mica, Roberta and Donny, Stevie.
Slipback:  Open Up Your Heart.
 

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Tracklisting:

01 – The Jacksons – Loveky One
02 – Lace – Can’t Play Around
03 – Junior – Too Late
04 – Niteflyte featuring Jean Carne – If You Believe
05 – The Jones Girls – Nights Over Egypt
05 – Darryl Hall and John Oates – I Can’t Go FOr That (No Can Do)
06 – Surface – Falling In Love
07 – Bar-Kays – Open Up Your Heart
08 – The Blackbyrds – Dreaming About You
09 – Isley Jasper Isley – If You Believe In Love
10 – Mica Paris – My One Temptation
11 – Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway – You Are My Heaven
12 – Stevie Wonder – Do I Do

Starting with The Jacksons, ending with Stevie, and hitting all points in between.  Whole Roberta, Jones Girls and Hall and Oates provide the well known hits, the Bar Kays, Niteflyte and :ace pull some mostly forgotten gems out, which is always a good thing.  My personal favorites are THe Blackbyrds which I sing (by myself, fr fear of being banished), Isley Jasoer Isley, and the classic from Stevie bringing things to a close complete with  rappying and being the hype man. Much love to the geezers Jeffery and Wilson from the UK (bloody hell) and DJ G Dub.   Hope you enjoy.

Drops by DJ Diva, Macedonaia, and G Dub.
Shoutout to Wilson Sam (Geezer), G-Dub, and Jeffery.

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Slipback: In The Sky

Slipback: In The Sky

I get by with a little help from my friends.  On tap: The New Jersey Connection, Sharon Brown, Change, Patti, Sherri ck, Jerome Prister, Doobie Brothers, Damaris, Loose Ends, Millie Scott, Lillo Thomas, Jermaine Jackson, SOS Band, Prince.

Slipback:  In The Sky
 

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Tracklisting:

01 – The New Jersey Connection – Love Dont Come Easy
02 – Sharon Brown – I Specialize In Love
03 – Change – Heaven Of My Life
04 – Patti Austin – THe Heat Of Heat
05 – Sherrick – Just Call
06 – Jerome Prister – Say You’ll Be
07 – The Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes
08 – Damaris – What About My Love
09 – Loose Ends – In The Sky
10 – Millie Scott – Every Little Bit
11 – Lillo THomas – I Like Your Style
12 – Jermaine Jackson – You Like Me Don’t You
13 – SOS Band – Nothing But THe Best
14 – Prince – 17 Days

I get lots of input from musicheads here and around the globe.  This one is no exception, particularly since I hit up a friend of mine from London and asked him for some of his favorite tracks.  Of course, it was just like adding  a fireman to unscrew a fire hydrant  when asking for a sip of water. He’s the one that made this  sweet and easy, particularly with the  Change, Patti Austin, Millie Scott, Lillo, and the SOS Band tracks, The icing on the cake is one of the original tracks from Loose Ends , In The Sky, one of the very first tracks they released which cannot be found on any album.   Much, much, love to him, and you can be sure that this wont be the last time he’ll be digging in the treasure chest and unearthing some great music.

I’m still spinning The New Jersey Connection, Sherrick and Damaris and the podcast wouldn’t be complete without placing Prince at the end with one of my favorite B-Sides, 17 Days.

Drops by Macedonaia, and G Dub.
Shoutout to Wilson Sam (Geezer), G-Dub, Vox Efx and Jeffery.

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Acid Jazz, Volume 13 – Turn Your Card

Acid Jazz, Volume 13 – Turn Your Card

Volume 13 in full effect.  On tap: UFO, Rebirth, Jamiroquai, Ronny Jordan, Collective Peace, Electric Wire Hustlers, Slakah THe Beatchild, Anthoiny Valdez, Repercussions, Inner Shade, SOS, The Family, Workshy,  Dee C. Lee.

Acid Jazz, Volume 13
 

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Tracklisting:

01 – United Figure Organization – United Future Airlines
02 – The Rebirth – Everybody Say Yeah
03 – Jamiroquai – Summer Girl
04 – Ronny Jordan – Slam In A Jam
05 – Collective Peace – Track VI
06 – Electric Wire Hustle – They Don’t Want
07 – Slakah The Beatchild – Macheeto
08 – Anthony Valdez – Good Looking (Featuring Bird)
09 – Repercussions – Turn Your Card
10 – Inner Shade – Tell Me Something
11 – Swing Out Sister – Who’s Been Sleeping
12 – The Family – Suzannah’s Pajamas
13 – Workshy – Love Squall
14 – Dee C. Lee – Things Will Be Sweeter

Anyone who asks you will tell you that it’s rare when I listen t radio stations, but when I do, one of my alltime favorites is WCLK- Jazz Of The City, whch keps me going every day w which makes these podcasts easier to put out. From United Future Organization from Japan to Dee C. Lee from England, this became more global when reinforces the fact that music is universal.

The things I am hoping you will notice in the mix is the bea that was the scrath that was used in “Love Squall,” the quirkiness of Swing Out Sister andSlakah THe Beatchild, the funk brought to you by The Family, and the arrangement of the Dee C. Lee track which is quite subime. Repercussions “Turn Your Card” was chosen because the album “Earth And Heaven” was relayed to me from a friend almost 10 years ago and was no small feat to find. The track “Turn Your Card” has a special place in my heart. Shoutouts go to Ricky, AR, Ronald, Mr. Fresh, and Kat. Hope you enjoy.

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Slipback: Still In Love

Slipback:  Still In Love

Starting off year #10.  On tap: Rose Royce, Tracy Weber, Johnny Ingram, Kashif, Whitney, Phyllis, Windjammer, Bee Gees, Loose Ends, Leon Ware, O’Braynm, Mac Band, Quincy with Minnie, Leon, Al, Don Blackman, Al Jarreau.

Slipback:  Still In Love
 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Rose Royce – Still In Love
02 – Tracy Weber – Sure Shot
03 – Johnny Ingram – Can I Take You Home Tonight
04 – Kashif – Lover Turn Me On
05 – Whitney Houston – Thinking About You
06 – Phyllis Hyman – Ain’t You Had Enough Love (Extended)
07 – Windjammer – Tossing And Turning
08 – The Bee Gees – Love You Inside Out
09 – Loose Ends – Easier Said Than Done
10 – Leon Ware – How Deep Does It Go
11 – O’Brayn – Is This For Real
12 – The Mac Band – Love U 2 The Limit
13 – Quincy Jones – If I Ever Lose This Heaven featuring Minnie Riperton, Leon Ware, Al Jarreau
14 – Don Blackman – Holding You, Loving You
15 – Al Jarreau – Moonlighting (Extended)

I have officially been  podcasting for 10 years and I could not be happier. There has been trials and tribulations along the way, for sure, but this is still a complete joy for me, and I don’t see any end in sight. Onward and upward!

Starting this out is an absolutely sublime track by Rose Royce followed up by Tracy Weber’s “Sure Shot” a great track recommended by AR Hamilton and is also the track that SoulPersona used to flavor the wonderful track “Stretched Thin”. This is followed up Johnny Ingram’s track which I love because of it’s boldness and definitely groove-heavy. Three late but great artists are represented next with grooves by Kashif, Whitney, and an extended version of the Phyllis Hyman track which was written by the members of Loose Ends and produced by Nick Martinelli.

Windjammer, the US group from New Orleans which had more success in England follows up with “Tossing And Turning” which is followed up by the track from Bee Gees which was used by Total in the track “When Boy Meets Girl.” This is followed up by a track from Loose Ends which collaborated with Leon Ware for the track “Easier Said Than Done.”

Smooth grooves complete this podcast, of course. O’Brayn and The Mac Band bring their style to the forefront, with the Mac Band delivering a track that was written by Gary Taylor, who also recorded the track himself. Quincy brought three great artists together- Minnie Riperton, Leon Ware and Al Jarreau to deliver “If I Ever Use This Heaven” which is followed by tracks from Don Blackman and finally capped off with “Moonlighting” by Al Jarreau for the perfect ending.

Drops by AR, Macedonaia, and G Dub.
Shoutout to KB Burke, AR Hamilton, Roney Smith, DK Ywatt, Trelly, Wilson Sam

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Cupid’s Hunt 2017

Cupid’s Hunt 2017

Making up for not doing one last year.  On tap: Lianne La Havas, SoulP with Pete Simpson, Disclosure and Jordan Rakeii, Collective Peace and Jon Bibbs, Sara Pi, Ed Motta, Carmen and Anthony, The Internet, KING, Lima. Chante Caan, Nao, Al Jarreau, Kashif, The Family, George Michael, Prince.

Cupid’s Hunt 2017 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Lianne La Havas – Unstoppable
02 – Soulpersona featuring Pete Simpson – Don’t You Think
03 – Disclosure featuring Jordan Rakeii – Masterpieve
04 – Collective Peae featuring Jon Bibbs – Love’s In Waiting
05 – Sara Pi – I Adore You
06 – Ed Motta – Dondi
07 – Carmen Rodgers featuring Anthony David – Charge
08 – The Internet featuring Tay Walker – You Fon’t Even Know
09 – KING – Love Song
10 – Lina – Waiting
11 – Chante Caan – Beauty Speaks
12 – Nao – It’s You
13 – Al Jarreau – After All
14 – Kashif – Are You The Woman
15 – The Family – Desire
16 – George Michael – Cowboys And Angels
17 – Prince – Damn U (Sax Mix)

This podcast is or making up for lost time, since I wasn’t able to produce one for last year.  This is why you  see  several acts that released albums in 2015 as well as last year.  Also, although this list barely scratches the surface regarding artists that passed lsst year, I wanted to at least touch on Kashif, Prince, and George Michael.  Shoutout to KB Burke, AR Hamilton, and Laurence Goodwin for their much needed input for this podcast which was a labor of love!  Hope you enjoy.

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2016 In Review

2016 In Review

Long overdue,  but since Valentines Day is in two days, ths was essential.  2016 In Review:  Groovement Spot with Hollie Smith and Isaac Aesili, Andersen.Paak, Robert Glasper, Childish Gambino, Kaytranada and Craig David, Isaac and Iva Lamkum, Tuxedo, D-I, Ed Motta, Ritual, ATCQ, DLS, MNEK, Nao, Terrace Martin, Tame Impala, and KING.

In Rotation, Volume 34
 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Groovement Spot featuring Hollie Smith & Isaac Aesili – Pretending
02 – Andersen.Paak – Heart Don’t Stand A Chance
03 – Robert Glasper Experiment – Day To Day
04 – Collective Peace – You And Me
05 – Childish Gambino – Redbone
06 – Kaytranada featuring Craig David – Got It Good
07 – Isaac Aesili featuring Iva Lamkum – Chemistry
08 – Tuxedo – Watch The Dance
09 – D-Influence – Magic
10 – Ed Motta – Smile
11 – Ritual – Josephine (Alfa Mist Remix)
12 – A Tribe Called QUest – Melatonin 
13 – De La Soul featuing Estelle and Pete Rock – ….Memory Of (Us)
14 – MNEK – In Your Clouds
15 – Nao – Happy
16 – Terrace Martin – With You
17 – Tame Impala – New Person, Same Old Mistakes
18 – KING – Red Eye

The tracks selected here represent what were the most influential of tracks in 2016 – tracks that came out this year or that had a lasting impression on me, Please note thawt these do not include tracks from artists who have passed on- these will be part of additional postcasts for 2017.

At the beginning of this year, I started looking more carefully at music that came out of New Zealand. I came into this realization whilke being enamored with Sorceress (formerly known aqs Funkommunity. This allowed me to delve into the production of Isaac Aesili as well, whch unlocked a tresureful of tracks that I’m still grooving to till this day. “Pretending” and “Chemistry” are two tracks that I played on a regular basis.

Being in England and being able to witness D-Influence, one of my favorite bands of all time, is why D-Influence, as well as up and coming act from the UK, MNEK is present. Listening to them also introduced me to Ritual and Nao, which is why there are also on this list. In addition, A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul came out with two great albums which are also represented here.

Thanks to soulful sister AR Hamilton, I was introduced to Ed Motta as well as affirming that Kaytranada’s 99.9$ album and Anderson.Paak’s album Malibu were also very good. KING, Tuxedo, Robert Glasdper and Terrace Martin are not to be slope on as well. Hope you enjoy.

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Slipback – It’s Time To Be Real

Slipback – It’s Time To Be Real

Summertime Old School in full effect.  On tap:  LTD, Raw Silk, Gwen McRae, Vicky D, EWF, Cashmere, Cameo, Leo’s Sunshipp, Hipnotic, Jean Carn, The System, Dynasty, Atlantic Starr, Alicia Myers, Chapter 8.

Slipback: It’s Time To Be Real
 

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Tracklisting:

01 – LTD – It’s Time To Be Real
02 – Raw Silk – Do It To The Music
03 – Gwen McRae – All This Love I’m Giving
04 – Vicky D – This Beat Is Mine
05 – Earth Wind And Fire – Fall In Love With Me
06 – Cashmere – Do It Anyway You Wanna
07 – Cameo – Groove WIth You
08 – Leo’s Sunshipp – Madame Butterfly (Min-Tro)
09 – Hipnotic – Are You Lonely?
10 – Jean Carn – Bet Your Lucky Stars
11 – The System – Lollipops And Everything
12 – Dynasty – The Only One
13 – Atlantic Starr – Love Me Down
14 – Alicia Myers – If You Play Yuur Cards Right
15 – Chapter 8 – I Just Wanna Be Your Gir

This is quite possibly one of the quickest  podcasts I’ve come up with (and lots of idle time helps too.)   Due to all of the political and social unrest going on, the LTD track was an easy choice for the first track.  Funky tracks from  Raw  Silk,  Gwen and Vicky start off the podcast, and the mid-to-uptempo tracks continue from the fellas from Earth Wind and Fire, Cashmere, Cameo, and a rare track from Leo’s Sunshipp.     The digging in the track continues with Hipnotic and Jean Carn, and the set concludes with The System, Dynasty, Atlantic Starr, Alicia Myers, and Chapter 8.  Hope you enjoy.

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Acid Jazz, Volume 12

Acid Jazz, Volume 12

Volume 12 in full effect.  On tap:  Madhouse, Jazzanova with Paulk Randolph, 4Hero, Afro Elements, The Hue, Albin and Kelli Sae, Jhelisa, Atjazz and Clara, Daniel Crawford, The Family, Phony Ppl, Kero One, Workshy, Hardkandy, Damani, Nicola, Solaa, Terace Martin
.

Acid Jazz, Volume 12
 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Madhouse – Ten
02 – Jazzanova – Let Me Show Ya Featuring Paul Randolph
03 – 4Hero – Look Inside
04 – Afro Elements – Take A Look At Yourself
05 – The Hue – Slick (featuring Ladybug Mecca)
06 – Albin Janoska – All I Wanna Do featuring Kelli Sae
07 – Jhelisa – Sally’s Knocking
08 – Atjazz – Sense Of Life featuring Clara Hill
09 – Daniel Crawford – The One featuring Vikter Duplaix
10 – The Family – Mutiny
11 – Phony Ppl – John Jay.
12 – Kero One – Fly Fly Away
13 – Workshy – Blue Murder
14 – Hardkandy –  Dunks
15 – Damani – Now That’s Love (featuring Musiq Soulchild and Robert Glasper)
16 – Nicola Kramer = So Long
17 – Solaa – Sylphlike featuring Ladi6
18 – Terace Martin – With You

This has been a joy to make as usual.  While there haver been many tribute to Prince, there weren’t many that played to his jazz funk side, as is prevalent in Madhouse and The Family. The Hue featuing Ladybug Mecca, Kero One, and Damani bring hip hop into the mix, while  Phny Ppl injects some insanity into the mix as well.  Tracks from Daniel Crawford and Albun Janoska were very new to me and I look forward to hearing more from them as well.    Hope you enjoy.

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In Rotation, Volume 34

It’s about that time.  On tap: Louie Vega with Bucie and Roots,l Satoshi Tomeii with Diane Charlemagne, Timm, Lay-Far with Pete Simpson and Atjazz, Disclosure, Iva Lamkum, Anderson.Paak, SG Lewis with Dornik,Lipstick Gypsy, Dwele with Phife Diggy, Blackalicious, Phony Ppl, Hiatus Kaiyote, Columbia Nights, The Nth Power, Chantae Cann, Carmen, KING.

In Rotation, Volume 34
 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Louie Vega Starring Bucie and Roots – Angels Are Watching Me (Roots Mix) [Traxsource]
02 – Satoshi Tomeii – Inspired (featuring Diane Charlemagne) [Full Lick]
03 – Tim’m featuing Damien Nova – Godspel [Bandcamp]
04 – Lay-Far with Pete Simpson and Atjazz – Stand Up (Atjazz Mix) [Traxsource]
05 – Disclosure – Molecules [Site]
06 – Iva Lamkum – Doo Bop [Bandcamp]
07 – Isaac Aesili – Media (featuring Rachel Fraser) [Amazon]
08 – Anderson.Paak – Lite Weight (featuring The Free Nationals United Fellowshipo Choir) [Amazon]
09 – SG Lewis – All Night (featuring Dornik) [Explicit] [Amazon]
10 – Lipstick Gypsy – Infatuation [iTunes]
11 – Dwele – What Profit (remix Featuring Phife Diggy) [BamaLoveSoul]
12 – Blackalicious – That NIght [Site]
13 – Phony Ppl – Why iii Love The Moon [Amazon]
14 – Hiatus Kaiyote – By Fire [Site]
15 – Columbia Nights – Glide (featuring Vaughan Octavia) [Site]
16 – The Nth Power – Spirits [Site]
17 – Chantae Cann – Free Your Dreams [iTunes]
18 – Carmen Rodgers – Stargazing [Amazon]
19 – KING – Red Eye [Site]

From the US to South Africa to New Zealand to Australia to Englasnd and back again, this podcadt is a mix of some of the finest  tracks I heard back in 2015 combined with the new ones  which just came out this year.  This year promises o be a good year as I receive the news about new tracks weely, and this year shows no signs of slowing down.  Hope you enjoy.

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We Remember Natalie, Volume I

We Remember Natalie, Volume I

Vacation does a mind good. A little late, but here we go….

We Remember Natalie, Volume I.

 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Annie Mae (Thankful)
02 – You’re So Good (I Love You So)
03 – Gotta Serve Somebody (Snowfall On The Sahara)
04 – La Costa (Thankful)
05 – More Than The Stars (Everlasting)
06 – Miss You Like Crazy (Good To Be Back)
07 – This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
08 – Unpredictable You (Unpredictable)
09 – Movin’ On (I’m Ready)
10 – Reverend Lee (Snowfall In The Sahara)
11 – We’re The Best Of Friends f/.Peabo Bryson ()We’re The Best Of Friends)
12 – Let There Be Love f/ Johnny Mathis (Unforgettable – A Tribute To Mat King Cole)
13 – Better Than Anything f/Diane Krall (Ask A Woman Who Knows)
14 – Acercate Masf/ Nat King Cole (Natalie Cole en Espanol)
15 – Route 66 (Unforgettable…. With Love)
16 – Inseparable (Inseparable)
17 – Our Love (Thankful)
18 – I’ve Got Love On My Mind (Unpredictable)
19 – Unforgettable (Unforgettable….With Love)

Not being an expert on Natalie Cole’s discography I had to depend on good friends who knew the discography and had listened to Natalie regularly while growing up.   Their assistance resulted in this podcast, which is the first volume of three.  Special thanks to T. Grundy and T. Bell for helping to make this into a reality.

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In Rotation, Volume 33

In Rotation, Volume 33

Vacation does a mind good. A little late, but here we go….

In Rotation, Volume 33

 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Maysa – Back 2 Love
02 – Soulperfreesia – Saving All My Kisses
03 – Tortured Soul – Hot For Your Love Tonight
04 – Carmen Rodgers – Heartless
05 – Conya Doss – Gone
06 – Naturally 7 – Can’t Take The Credit
07 – Sola Rosa – Til The Sun (featuring Jordan Rakei)
08 – Charlie Wilson – Hey Lover
09 – Cool Million – Changed By Love (featuring Gavin Christopher)
10 – Sorceress – Te Kano
11 – Iva Lankum – Kung Fu Grip
12 – Judith Hill – Love Trip
13 – Saun and Starr – Look Closer (Can You See The Signs?)
14 – Potatohead People – Luxury
15 – The Dangerfeel Newbies – Always With Me
16 – Uptown Funk Empire – I’m A Manchild
17 – Isaac Aesili – I’m All In featuring Rachel Fraser

This was an absolute joy to put together, especially for the summertime.    Maysa starts off with a house track, which in and of itself is an amazing, based oh her vocal prowess.  Soulperfreesia from Australia/England, continues the good vibe with “Saving All My Kisses.”  If Teena Marie were alive today, she’d be nodding her head in approval. Another house vibe track from  Tortured Soul paves the way for tracks from Carmen Rodgers and Conya Doss, both of who have great albums.  Carmen’s “Stargazer” and Conya Doss’ “Seven” captured me on the first listen and so it was difficult to marrow down one track from each of them.  I managed to do it, because I’m certain that there will be other tracks in the 2015 Year In Review podcast.

The a cappella group Naturally 7 keeps the groove going, followed by the UK group Sola Ros, who I just heard about this year, so I’m still in assimilatioin mode with them.  Old School artists are making a comeback, as observed by Charlie Wilson’s track (produced by Jam and Lewis) and Cool Million with vocals by Gavin Christopher.

After those tracks, the sound of New Zealand  starts blending in.  I was late to the party, having heard  Funkommunity CD “Chequered Thoughts” a year after it was released.  The CD easily became one of the best in this decade so far.   Earlier this year I had discovered that they had changed their name to Sorceress, and yes, had released a CD.  The new album “Dose” is every bit as good as “Checquered Thoughts” as is demonstrated by one of my favorite tracks, “Te Kano.”  After doing lookups of Isaac Aesili and  Rachel Fraser, other great music started revealing itself.  It  was then that I had  learned about Iva Lamkum, another phenom from New Zealand  It gets better- from them I learned about Sola Rosa from England, Potatohead People from Vancouver – and trust me when I tell you it doesn’t stop….stay tuned for upcoming podcasts for more of their goodness.

Thanks to Radio BSOTS, Saun an Starr are in the mix, and thanks to two great DJ’s from right here in the city of Atlanta, The Dangerfield Newbies are also present.   Judith Hill’s soulful voice makes the day brighter with “Love Trip” and UFE’s “Manchild”  brings old school mellow into the mix.  The  set ends with a track that I constantly have on repeat, “I’m All In” by Isaac Aesili and Rachel Fraser.

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Slipback: Broken Puzzle

Slipback: Broken Puzzle

This podcast is a special one to me.  Here we go:

Slipback: Broken Puzzle

 

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Tracklisting:

01 – After 7 – No Better Love
02 – Sharon Bryant – Let Go
03 – Foster McElroy featuring MC Lyte – Dr. Soul
04 – Michael Cooper – I Want You Bad
05 – Lia – Tell Me It’s Not Too Late
06 – Tara Kemp – Hold You Tight
07 – Chuckii Booker – (Don’t U Know) I Love U
08 – Johnny Kemp – Just Another Lover
09 – Whitney Houston – Thinking About You
10 – Wally Badarou – Chief Inspector
11 – Theresa – Broken Puzzle
12 – Em Vogue – You Don’t Have To Worry
13 – Vertical Hold – Seems You’re Much Too Busy
14 – Intro – So Many Reasons
15 – Portrait – On And On
16 – Tevin Campbell – Alone With You
17 – Donell Jones – You Know That I Love You

This was an absolute joy to put together.  This provides a bit more than music, I also get a little personal about a friendship that was founded because of music.  There are quite a few tracks that are from the producers Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy, including tracks from Lia, Michael Cooper from ConFunkShun, En Vogue, Theresa, and even a track with them featuring MC Lyte.  I also have tracks produced by Chuckii Booker, Dallas Austin, Dave “Jam” Hall,  and Kyle West.  Shoutouts to G-Dub, Macedonaia, DJ Diva, and the one and only Theresa.   Hope you enjoy.  Got requests? Comments? Need to vent? Send an email to ejflavors at gmail dot com. For those who’d like to subscribe to these podcasts, enter this link manually into iTunes. Take it light.

Cupid’s Hunt, 2015 – The Downside

Cupid’s Hunt, 2015 – The Downside

Here we go. Kicking off 2015. Part 2 of 2.

Cupid’s Hunt, 2015 – The Downside

 

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Tracklisting: 

01 – Reel People with Omar – Outta Love
02 – Rahsaan Patterson – It Ain’t Love
03 – Dee C. Lee – When You Were Mine
04 – Workshy – Somebody
05 – D-Influence – Break Up
06 – Peter Hadar – Laugh Together
07 – Erik Rico – Making Love
08 – The Family – River Run Dry
09 – Foreign Exchange – If She Breaks Your Heart
10 – Jannelle Monae – If She Breaks Your Heart
11 – Lalah Hathaway – Long After U Have Gone
12 – Matt Bianco – I Never Meant To
13 – D’Sound – Who Said This Is Love?
14 – Little Dragon – No Love
15 – Ultra Nate – Every Now And Then
16 – Joe – Love Don’t Make No Sense
17 – Alexander O’Neal – Crying Overtime

At first, this took a while to place together, until I decided to relax the table. It’s amazing what you can fin with little restrictions.  Hope you enjoy.  Got requests? Comments? Need to vent? Send an email to ejflavors at gmail dot com. For those who’d like to subscribe to these podcasts, enter this link manually into iTunes. Take it light.