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Mix-up Selection in Soul

Soul on Friday with a special mix of Floor Fillers. Dancing Soul Music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. All songs having Groove, Passion, Power, Style and Grace. All Killer and no filler on the Dancefloor.

This is a Mix of Northern Soul, Modern Soul, Blues and R&B. Just a word about the maybe unknown artists. Soul Music is for DJ´s a kind of collection culture, I learnt. That´s why I am looking for soul treasures deep in the archives and not for the well known soul hits. If you like, drop me a line about your favourites in Classic Soul Music.

Stay tuned. Listen. Relax, Enjoy and keep in mind: Soul Music is still good on the dancefloor.

Soul Musik am Freitag. Heute mit einem speziellen Mix von tanzbaren Soul Hits aus den 50er, 60er und 70er Jahren. Alle diese Songs haben Groove, Leidenschaft, Kraft, Stil und Anmut. Alles sind sog. Killer-Songs und keine Füller. Ein Mix aus Northern Soul, Modern Soul, Blues und Rythm und Blues. Kurz ein Wort zu den vielleicht unbekannten Künstlern. Soul Musik ist für DJ´s eine Sammlerkultur, wie ich gelernt habe. Darum habe ich auch nach Soul-Schätzen tief im Archiv geschaut und weniger nach den bekannten Hits. Bleibt dran. Hört, Genießt und behaltet im Hinterkopf: Soul Musik ist auch gut zum Tanzen. Wer mag, kann mir gern einen Kommentar hinterlassen, mit seinen Klassischen Soul-Favoriten.

click → Soul Is Good on The Dancefloor (YouTube-Link)

1. Ray Charles – I Don’t Need No Doctor
2. Kenny Roberts – Run Like The Devil
3. Luther Ingram – If It’s All The Same To You Babe
4. The Trammps – Hold Back The Night
5. Staple Singers – Be What You Are
6. Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up
7. The Supremes – My World Is Empty Without You (Re-Edit)
8. Four Tops – Sweet Understanding Love
9. Gene Harris – As
10. Lee Garrett – Heart Be Still
11. Esther Phillips – Home Is Where The Hatred Is
12. Ann Peebles – I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down
13. Solomon Burke – Home In Your Heart
14. Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
15. Sugar Pie DeSanto – Witch For A Night
16. Ann Peebles – Beware
17. Gladys Knight & The Pips – No One Could Love You More
18. Tommy Tate – I Remember
19. The Impressions – Preacher Man
20. Della Reese – I Got The Blues
21. Howard Tate – How Come My Bulldog Don’t Bark
22. Esther Philipps – Just Say Goodbye
23. Shorty Long – Burnt Toast And Black Coffee
24. Sarah Vaughan – Mama
25. Lou Lawton – Knick Knack Patty Wack
26. Young Jessie — Big Chief (King Of Love)
27. Ike Turner & The Kings Of Rythm – Thinking Black


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Soul Years Tainted Love

„Sometimes I feel I’ve got to
Run away, I’ve got to
Get away from the pain you drive into the heart of me…“

TAINTED LOVE was originally composed by the songwriter, producer and Four Prep member Ed Cobb in 1964 and recorded in the same year by Gloria Jones, a former background singer for Elvis Presley. In 1981, the English New Wave band Soft Cell – aka the two art students Marc Almond (vocals, percussion) and Dave Ball (synthesizer, percussion) – recorded a new version of the song with Mike Thorne and Paul Hardiman producing. „It was one of those dream sessions where everything worked“, Thorn recalls.

TAINTED LOVE wurde im Original von Ed Cobb komponiert für seine eigene Band The Four Prep. 1964 nahm jedoch Gloria Jones den Song als erste Interpretin auf. Jones war u.a. eine Background-Sängerin für Elvis Presley. 1981 im Zuge der englischen New Wave Szene nahm das Duo Soft Cell, bestehend aus Marc Almond (Sänger) und Dave Ball (Percusssion), den Song auf und ihn damit zu einem Welthit. Produziert wurde diese Aufnahme von Mike Thorne und Paul Hardimann. Thorne sagte zu der Aufnahme: „Es war eine wunderbare Session wo alles zusammen passte“.

Gloria Jones is an American singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California. She was the girlfriend of glam rock artist Marc Bolan of the band T. Rex until his death in 1977. TAINTED LOVE was the in 1964 the b-side from the single „My Bad Boy´s Boy Comin‘ Home„, which was a commercial flop, failing to chart in either the US or the UK. Before Jones recorded the song, Cobb had offered it to The Standells, which he managed and produced, but they rejected it.

Gloria Jones ist eine Amerikanische Sängerin aus Los Angeles, Kalifornien. Sie war die langjährige Freundin von Glam Rock Künstler Marc Bolan von der Band T. Rex, bis zu seinem Tod in 1977. TAINTED LOVE war 1964 nur als B-Seite der Single „My Bad Boy’s Comin‘ Home“ erschienen und wurde ein kommerzieller Flop, schaffte nicht den Einstieg in die Charts in den USA und Großbritannien. Bevor Jones den Song aufnahm, bot ihn Cobb seiner Band The Standells an, die er selbst unter Vertrag hatte. Doch sie lehnten ab.

click →  Gloria Jones – Tainted Love (YouTube-Link)
click → Soft Cell – Tainted Love (YouTube-Link)
click → Gloria Jones – Tainted Love (Re-recorded in 1976) (YouTube-Link)

However, in 1973, a British club DJ purchased a copy of the old single while on a trip to the United States. The track’s Motown-influenced sound fit in perfectly with the music favoured by those involved in the UK’s Northern Soul club scene of the early 1970s, and the DJ popularised the song at the Northern Soul clubs.

Jedoch in 1973, ein britischer DJ kaufte bei einem Urlaub in den USA die alte Single von Gloria Jones. Der Song passte perfekt für den Motown-beeinflussten Sound in der damaligen Englischen Northern Soul Club Szene und wurde von dem DJ einer der bekanntesten Norther Soul Songs überhaupt.

The most remembered song that Jones penned was Gladys Knight and the Pips‘ „If I Were Your Woman„, which was nominated for a Grammy in 1971.

Den größten Erfolg als Songwriter hatte Gloria Jones mit dem Song „If I Were Yur Woman“, der 1971 für einen Grammy nominiert war.

Related Links/ Weiterführende Links:
The making of Soft Cell´s Tainted Love (via Stereosociety/English)
Gloria Jones at Wikipedia
TAINTED LOVE at Wikipedia

Latest articles/Bislang erschienen:
Aretha Franklin – Ain´t No Way
The Tempations – Ball Of Confusion
Marlena Shaw – Woman Of The Ghetto
Otis Redding – Thats How Strong Love Is
Ray Charles – Modern History In Country And Western
Baby Huey – Hard Times
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes – Wake Up Everybody
Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues

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Feeling Good

Welcome to a new Soul & Jazz Mix with the next common star FKA twigs, Soul Treasures from Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and others more and some amazing cover versions. And you can watch to a wonderful Jazz movie trailer. Then you can listen to the debut album from Raury, which is big stuff.

FKA twigs aka Tahliah Barnett. She is a British singer. FKA stands for Formerly Known As. Her debut was released in August. She became known as twigs for the way her bones crack. Her style in music: she makes trip-hop for a new time. Then I am glad to share one of my all time favorite Jazz standards „The Stolen Moment“. Speedometer playing a jazzy version of „Happy“. We have Northern Soul in the mix and finally three soul giants: Donny Hathaway with his wonderful Live version of „The Ghetto, Marvin Gaye and King Curtis Live at the Filmore west. Then I found three treasures, deep in the cellar: Ananda Shankar with his „Dancing Drums“, one of my favorite track from Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra and the Brazilian Tamba Trio with „Desafinado“.

Listen, relax and enjoy!

This way please, click → Feeling Good…in the mix (38) (YouTube-Link)

1. Andy & The Bey Sisters – Feeling Good
2. Al Wilson – The Snake
3. Alice Smith – Love Endeavor (Maurice Fulton Remix)
4. Eddie Lockjaw Davis – The Stolen Moment
5. Speedometer – Happy
6. Nick Hakim – I Don’t Know
7. FKA twigs – Water Me
8. Dorian Concept – Draft Culture
9. Tamba Trio – Desafinado
10. Ananda Shankar – Dancing Drums
11. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood – Arkansas Coal Mine Suite
12. Earl Van Dyke and The Motown Brass – Six By Six
13. FKA twigs – Two Weeks
14. Donny Hathaway – The Ghetto (Live)
15. Marvin Gaye – I Want You
16. King Curtis – Memphis Soul Stew

Alternative Link, click:→ Feeling Good…in the mix (38) (YouTube-Link)

By surprise I found the trailer for a Jazz Movie: „All Night Long“ with the recently passed actor and director Richard Attenborough together with Jazz Giants like Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus. I have never heard about the film, but the trailer with the music is fantastic and makes me curious.
All Night Long – Trailer (YouTube-Link)

For the BBC, it was the album of the week: Raury with his album „Indigo Child“. He is still 18 years young and his sample style where he mixed Folk with Soul Elements to a unique sound is great.
Listen to his debut: Raury – ‘Indigo Child’
Find more from Raury on Soundcloud

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Let Me Show Ya

Soul & Jazz and Beyond (23)

Welcome to our weekly music roundup in Soul & Jazz and Beyond scene. This week we have great artists, new stuff, a fantastic acoustic version from Bobby Womack, Hip Hop from Brasil from Criolo, James Brown in Cuban Sound and many more.

Listen, relax and enjoy!

This way please Soul & Jazz and Beyond (23) (YouTube-Link)

1. Trio Valore – Crazy (Gnarls Barkley Cover)
2. RC & The Gritz feat. Erykah Badu – Leave Me Alone
3. Bullhorn – Bus Stop No. 5
4. Maracatú Elegante – Brasiliana
5. Kokolo Afrobeat – Soul Power (Lack Of Afro Remix)
6. Hidden Orchestra – Spoken
7. Bobby Womack – California Dreaming & Across 110th Street (Unplugged Live)
8. James Brown – Give It Up Or Turn It a Loose (Toshio Matsuura Remix)
9. Triberg – Himmelreich (Renegades Of Jazz Remix)
10. Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – San Diego (Phil Mison Remix)
11. Criolo – Duas De Cinco
12. Jazzanova – Let Me Show Ya
13. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Mustt Mustt (Massive Attack Remix)
14. Raphael Gualazzi – Reality and Fantasy (Gilles Peterson Remix)
15. Todd Terje – Alfonso Muskedunder
16. Grace Jones – Me! I Disconnect From You (Cover Version from Gary Numan)

Alternative Link:→ Soul & Jazz and Beyond (23) (YouTube-Link)

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Soul Food – Mix 11

Mix Nr. 11 
Gegen das Schmuddelwetter, hilft etwas Musik. Weihnachtlich beginnt es mit der wunderbaren Aimee Mann und endet auch Weihnachtlich mit Ray Charles. Dazwischen gibt es Paul McCartney aus seinem neuen Album. Jugend Rockt mit Radkey, Klassiker von The Church, Count Basie. 50 Minuten mit einem abwechslungsreichen Kontrastprogramm. Lee Ranaldo ist der Gittarist von Sonic Youth und hat ein Soloalbum heraus gebraucht. Der famose und intensive Nick Cave ist hier in kleiner Besetzung Live zu hören.

1. Aimee Mann – God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman
2. Leagues – Walking Backwards
3. Paul McCartney – Appreciate
4. Birdy – 1901
5. The Church – Under The Milky Way
6. Count Basie – Moonglow
7. Radkey – Romance Dawn
8. Queens Of The Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
9. Lee Ranaldo – Off The Wall
10. Madrugada – This Old House
11. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Mercy Seat (Live)
12. Ray Charles – Spirt Of Christmas

This way please → Mix 11  (YouTube-Link)

Against the actual bad weather , Music can help. The new Mix Nr. 11 will start with a Christmas Song by the wonderful female singer Aimee Mann and will end with a Christmas Song performed by Ray Charles. Then you will find new Music by Paul McCartney, from his latest album. Youth Rock´s with Radkey. Then we have some classical bands like the Australian Band The Church, Jazz Legend Count Basie. 12 Songs and 50 Minutes with an interesting Contrast Programm. Lee Ranaldo is the Guitar Player at Sonic Youth and released his first Solo Album. And you will hear the intensive Voice by Nick Cave Live.