Archive for Rare Groove
Hell yeah we have a cracker this Sunday.
The Mary Jane Girls were an American R&B, soul, funk and disco group in the 1980s. They were protégées of singer Rick James. They are known for their hit songs “All Night Long”, “Candyman” and “In My House”. This got us throwing shapes – what about you?
Come let us funk up your Sunday. Willber showed me this on a 7″ vinyl which is pretty cool. I showed him the album on mp3 lol.
Leo – Fee Fi Fo Fum
Very rare old school electro madness!(Don’t forget we post a classic every Sunday – so go cop the lot)
Its another Sunday thank the lord we made it. We had scheduled a track from Family Brown for this weekend which we will feature. But with the passing away yesterday of Gil Scott-Heron we thought it only right to bless you also with a bonus track from the poet too.
So let’s start with this rather soulful album from 1977 from Family Brown ‘Imaginary World’ we have chosen this track ‘Listen’ to set you up for a soulful Sunday. As far as we know this was their only album with a 12″ released later on. Has always we hope you’ll search more music out by them and buy. Please leave comments and suggestions for classic tracks you think the world needs to hear.
BONUS CUT: Gil Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011)
Its another Sunday and time for another classic. Like all weeks this is OUR classic and maybe new to many and in some cases for the older heads not that great. That’s what makes music special – its like sports you love a team or hate it. Everyone has an opinion about music and we’d love to know what you think.
Classed as independent soul this track is a classic. Really get’s under the skin and is pure soul and simple in construction. With arragments by the brilliant Norman Harris this was originally released in 1981 then remastered in 1984.
Every week we take you back to some classic musical moments. We were about to do a Motown track after watching the story on BBC Four this week, but with sun threatening to come out we thought lets try to entice it.
Legendary New York DJ John Morales on mixing duties here, what more can we say the man is a legend! Bumble Bee Unlimited’s, 1979 hit, ‘I Got a Big Bee‘ is a brilliant percussive dance-floor track complete with disco lasers, Martian vocals and heavy b-boy breaks. Find this and more (Sun-Ra, Fonda Rae, etc) on the ‘The Blank Generation – Blank Tapes NYC 1971 – 1985‘ compilation.