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Monday, March 31, 2008

Masterpiece...up next!

A great later production by Norman Whitfield -- and one that almost returns to the simpler harmony soul of 60s Motown! Masterpiece have a style that's much more fragile and sweet than other groups on the Whitfield label -- which was mostly dedicated to fuller and dancefloor soul. The harmonies here are really classic -- almost acapella inspired at times, although recorded with plenty of fuller backings arranged by Norman -- and the vocals are very upfront in the mix, and really given plenty of room to move around. Titles include "The Girl's Alright With Me", "High On Love", "We Like To Get Down", "Take A Look Around", "Thank You For The Love", "Love Is What You Make It", and a version of "You + Me = Love".
© 1996-2008, Dusty Groove America, Inc.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Bustin Out!

soul spectrum


1. Intro
2. Encore
3. Evil That Men Do
4. Table Dance (Skit)
5. Gorillapimpin'
6. 1996
7. Killaz In The Park
8. 100 Spokes
9. Clinic 2000
10. My World
11. Endonesia
12. Shout 2 The True
13. Playaz & Gangstaz
14. City Of Angels
15. Apocalypse Now

The Queen Alone...

Carla Thomas was more than deserving of her title "The Queen of Memphis Soul," but she was hardly oblivious to the sleeker, more pop-influenced sweet soul and uptown soul coming out of Detroit, Philadelphia and Chicago. One of her strongest albums, The Queen Alone is an expanded and remastered version of the career making 1969 stax classic. Includes 5 previously unreleased bonus tracks.


1. Any Day Now:

2. Stop Thief :

3. I Take It to My Baby :

4. I Want to Be Your Baby :

5. Something Good (Is Going to Happen to You) :

6. When Tomorrow Comes :

7. I'll Always Have Faith in You:

8. All I See Is You :

9. Unchanging Love :

10. Give Me Enough (To Keep Me Going) :

11. Lie to Keep Me from Crying

12. Me And My Clock - (previously unreleased)

13. Same Thing - (previously unreleased)

14. Your Love Indeed - (previously unreleased, alternate take)

15. I Want To Know - (previously unreleased, take 2)

16. I Wonder About Love

Fusion Is...

A1 Tandoori Composed By - Terry Silverlight
A2 Follow Me Composed By - Barry Miles
A3 Country Miles Composed By - Barry Miles
B1 Sunrise Composed By - Vic Juris
B2 Streams Composed By - Jon Burr
B3 Routes Composed By - Barry Miles

Saturday, March 29, 2008



A1Love Your Brother (5:15)

A2Walk That Walk; Talk That Talk (7:50)

A3Love Jones (4:11)

A4I'll Name It Tomorrow (2:50)

B1Cosmic Vortex (Justice Divine) (8:45)

B2Quiet (In Memory Of Duke Ellington) (5:06)

B3Let Yourself Be Free (4:30)

B4Love Your Brother (Sanctified Version) (1:30)


A1Eclectic Storm
A2Word Bound
A3Sounds Of Armageddon
A5Find Your Own
A6Spanish Fly
B2Triple Stages
B5Frame The Void
B6Love Is Falling
B9F*ck The People
Dope ass left-coast underground Hip-Hop , just grabit!

How many samples?....

01 I Hope I'm Funny
02 Nigger With A Seizure
03 Have Your Ass Home By 11:00
04 Black & White Lifestyles
05 Exorcist
06 Wino Dealing With Dracula
07 Flying Saucers
08 The Back Down
09 Black Man White Woman
10 Niggers VS The Police
11 Wino & Junkie
Recorded Live @ Soul Train
Stax Records
How many samples can you find?

Friday, March 28, 2008


Editorial Reviews
Eddie Hinton, dubbed in his prime "the white Otis Redding," and for good reason: He may not have possessed the power of the King of Soul, but his frayed vocals were rife with a fervor that owed everything to Otis. Listen to the one-two punch of "Shout Bamalama" and "Get Off in It" for a sense of Hinton's expressive range. On the former, Hinton sounds like a southern frat boy with a hot foot--and that's a compliment. "Get Off in It" is a shimmering ballad in which the Dixie eccentric waxes. In his time, Hinton was considered one of the best of the white soul singers. Very Extremely Dangerous makes the case for dropping the racial qualifier. Released in 1978 when many of the towering figures Hinton backed as a session player were in retreat, it now stands as one of the last great classic soul records. --Steven Stolder (amazon)
1. You Got Me Singing
2. Concept World
3. I Got The Feeling
4. Shout Bamalama
5. Get Off In It
6. Brand New Man
7. Shoot The Moon
8. We Got It
9. Yeah Man
10. I Want It All

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Up Next...

A1Problems (3:16)
A2The Right Thing (3:34)
A3Rapping With Lee (3:56)
A4Bad Trip (3:25)
A5Get On The Good Foot (3:54)
B1I Don't Know Where I'm Going (2:55)
B2Clap Your Hands (3:01)
B3Honey Dove (3:24)
B4I'm The Man (3:07)
B5You Made A New Man Out Of Me (3:23)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008



A1Freaky Tales: The Saga Continues (10:24)
A2Freaky Tales (Bonus Bass Mix) (1:30)
B1 Mack Attack (5:50)
B2 Freaky Tales Part II (Instrumental) (9:06)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Kalapana - III

A1 Alisa Lovely
A2 Another Time
A3 Dilemma
A4 Girl
A5 Inarajan (The Village)
B1 Mana
B2 Seasons
B3 Songbird
B4 Thoughts Of You
B5 Up To You

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Die Laughing


1. Elephant Graveyard
2. Can You Feel It
3. Wild Dogs
4. The Longest Night (Journal #1)
5. Concubinez
6. Why Me
7. Fresh Meat
8. Hyenas In The Desert
9. Other Side Of Midnight


A1. Cooky Puss (3:12)
A2. Bonus Batter (2:15)
B1. Beastie Revolution (5:00)
B2. Cooky Puss (Censored Version) (3:12)

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Up Next...Rest In "P"

Producer: George ClintonVocals: Eddie Hazel, Lynn Mabry, Dawn SilvaGuitar: Eddie HazelBass: Billy "Bass" Nelson, Bootsy CollinsKeyboards: Bernie WorrellDrums: Tiki Fulwood, Jerome Brailey, Buddy Miles
1. Until it Rains {Grace Cook} 4:50
2. Beyond Word and Measure {G Cook} 4:46
3. Relic 'Delic (Purple Hazel) {G Cook} 3:01
4. Straighten Up {G Cook} 5:14
5. Juicy Fingers {G Cook} 14:18
6. We Three {G Cook, G Clinton} 12:09
7. Why Cry {G Cook} 2:48
8. We Are One {G Cook} 6:10
9. No, It's Not! {G Cook, G Clinton} 9:23
10. Until it Rains (reprise) {G Cook} :47

Friday, March 21, 2008

Hard Work

Hard Work John Handy

The biggest moment ever for saxophonist John Handy -- an album that crossed over big, thanks to a tremendously funky title cut! Handy first rose to fame back in the 60s -- playing modernist jazz with Charlies Mingus, and opening up on his own in a stretch of great albums that evolved from hardbop, to modal jazz, to some even freer world jazz experiments in the 70s. Here, though, he's back in very soulful territory -- working in a combo that has keyboards and guitar, and plenty of grooves that are somewhere in a space between early 70s CTI/Kudu and similar dates on Cadet or Prestige Records! The style's a great balance of modes -- and although electric, the album's never too smooth -- thanks to relatively small instrumentation on most numbers, and an approach that still lets most of the energy come from the interaction of the core group members. Players include Hotep Cecil Barnard on keyboards, Mike Hoffman on guitar, Chuck Rainey on bass, and James Gadson on drums -- and Handy plays both alto and tenor, and even sings a bit on a few cuts. Titles include the JBs-styled "Hard Work", plus "Afro Wiggle", "Didn't I Tell You", "Love For Brother Jack", "You Don't Know", and "Young Enough To Dream".

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Heavy funk from the Indy scene of the late 60s -- the lost album by one of the funkiest combos in the Midwest! Ebony Rhythm Band have an incredible sound that seems to take the heavy bottom of New Orleans Funk and merge it with the trippier elements of Detroit psychedelic soul -- no surprise, considering they hailed from Indianapolis, a point about halfway between the two cities! The tracks on the set have a really great tripped-out groove -- using lots of guitar and organ over heavy rhythms, in a style that's a bit like the Meters at times -- but a lot freer flowing. The album features 2 tracks that formed the basis of one of the group's singles -- plus a lot more that were never issued at the time, including a few by other incarnations of the combo! Titles include "Soul Heart Transplant", "Ode To Billie Joe", "Light My Fire", "Vanilla Fudge", "Get Yourself Together", "Drugs Ain't Cool", "Fool Am I", and "It's Too Late For Love". CD contains the bonus alternate version of "Light My Fire".

Sade - The Deluxe Remixes

01 - Feel No Pain (Nellee Hooper Remix)
02 - Love Is Stronger Than Pride (Mad Professor Remix)
04 - Paradise (Ronin Remix)
05 - Super Bien Total

Enchantment Golden Classics

12 nice tracks of modern soul from the United Artists albums that Enchantment cut during the mid 70's.
Includes the LP version of their great stepper "Gloria", plus other nice ones like "Silly Love Song", "Sexy Lady", "Hold On", "Sunshine", "Angel In My Life", and "It's You That I Need".

The Village Soul Choir

side a " The Cat Walk "
side b " The Country Walk"
got some fried chicken and some pops ,
I cleaned it up best I could, for a couple of nice lost tunes here, enjoy!

I Pity The Fool

A1Mr. T's Commandment (5:01)
A2Don't Talk To Strangers (5:12)
Vocals - Howard Smith
A3The Toughest Man In The World (3:55)
A4Mr. T, Mr. T (He Was Made For Love) (3:22)
Vocals - Tata Vega
B1The One And Only Mr. T (4:47)
B2No Dope No Drugs (4:43)
B3You Got To Go Through It (4:28)
Ice-T is credited for Rap Direction on tracks A2, A3, B2, and B3.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

1972fer Tuesday

Johnny Sayles - Man On The Inside
01 Snake In the Grass
02 Good Golly
03 Troubles a Comin'
04 My Love
05 Voice From The Inside
06 Ooh Baby
07 I Understand
08 Feeling Is Believing

Jackie Moore

Just to keep everyone on their toes,
(whoesever still around of course)
as well as our 20+ new members
here is a repost of Jackie Moore's
1973 "Sweet Charlie Baby"

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


1. Fathead - Gi Me The Music

2. Jah Rubel - Give Me My Share

3. Jah Rubel & Yellowman - My Woman

4. Diamonds & Yellowman - Mighty Diamonds Selection

5. Fathead - Eradication Operation

6. Little Harry - Party Time

7. Yellowman - She Boom

8. Yellowman - Under You

9. Yellowman - Pon The Truck

10. Yellowman - Under Me

11. Yellowman - Fools Go To Church

12. Yellowman & Fathead - Fathead Sweet

13. Yellowman & Fathead - Little Miss Lue Lue

props to allcirca for this sweet share!

Sunday, March 9, 2008


Soulsonic Force

Horace Andy

01 Money Money

02 Lonely Woman

03 Cuss Cuss

04 Stop The Fuss

05 Spying Glass

06 Lets Live In Love


1973 - PRESENTING I ROY (labels Greedy Puppy ; Trojan)
A :
1. Red, Gold and Green ;
2. Pusher Man ;
3. Black Man Time ;
4. Smile Like An Angel ;
5. Peace ; 6. Coxsone Affair
B :
1. Screw Face ;
2. First Cut Is Deepest ;
3. Melinda ;
4. Tourism Is My Business ;
5. Tripe Girl ;
6. Cow Town Skank
1973- HELL & SORROW (label Trojan)
A :
1. Deep & Heavy ;
2. Trouble Man ;
3. Sugar Dandy ;
4. Monkey Fashion ;
5. Black & Prude ;
6. Medley Mood
B :
1. Jah Lion Jungle ;
2. Forward L.A. ;
3. Buck & The Preacher ;
4. Dr. Phibbs ;
5. African Descendant ;
6. Call On I


Spice 1 is Spice 1's first studio album, and his second overall. It was released on April 14, 1992 in the United States and was certified Gold by the RIAA on November 30, 1993. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source Magazine's 100 Best Rap Albums.
Track listing
"In My Neighborhood"
"187 Proof"
"East Bay Gangster (Reggae)"
"Money Gone"
"Peace to My Nine"
"Young Nigga"
"Welcome to the Ghetto"
"Fucked in the Game"
"Money or Murder"
"City Streets"
"Break Yourself"
"187 Pure"
Spice 1 (born Robert L. Green, Jr. in Corsicana, Texas), is a West Coast rapper raised in Hayward, California, best known for his acclaimed self-titled album Spice 1. He has consistently been releasing solo and group albums since. Spice 1 was ranked number 56 in The Source magazine's Top 115 Hip-Hop Artists from 1988 - 2003.
Jive Records (1991-1999)

He was first discovered by rapper Too Short. His first album, Let It Be Known, was not well-known or widely released, and included seven old-school style tracks. His second album, widely considered as his debut, was a very vivid and fatalistic Gangsta rap album, and his angry, edgy, and pessimistic rapping style and tone only added to the despair emanating from the disc. He followed it with an even more bitter and nihilistic release, 187 He Wrote in 1993, complete with simulated gunfire.
Spice 1 managed to release six albums under Jive records along with one greatest hits album under Jive as well. It was reported by Jive that he has an album called "Full Metal Jacket", which was suppose to release under Jive. However, Spice 1 stated in many interviews that this information was false. It was something Jive wanted to push him into releasing, but he never agreed to do so. Therefore, the album was never released and it is uncertain whether or not songs for this album were used for future albums or if any songs were even recorded for this project.
While Spice 1 was signed to Jive, three of his albums reached Gold status. According to the RIAA, these albums were Spice 1, 187 He Wrote and AmeriKKKa's Nightmare. He continued to have success on later albums as well, though he never managed receive further certificates for selling over 500,000. Despite this he never changed his image, continuing to retain a gangster image throughout his career on Jive Records. The biggest song in his career was "Trigga_Gots_No_Heart" from the Menace II Society (AVILINK_BTJUNKIE) Soundtrack. However, at the same time he released "Trigga Gots No Heart", which also served as a first single for his album, fellow rap artist MC Eiht also had a hit single from the Soundtrack which took the number one spot called "Straight Up Menace". Leaving Spice 1 with the second best single off the soundtrack. After 8 years, Spice 1 released his last album with the label, The Immortalized. Though it received good reviews, it was not well promoted and didn't sell as expected. According to Spice 1, he left Jive Records because they wanted him to clean up his image.
Life after Jive (2000 - 2007)
Spice's creative output has ballooned since his release from Jive. He has released more than 10 group and solo albums since.He now resides in Lynnwood and rooms with Domino while recording for Kop & Flip Records.
Spice 1 was shot on the morning of December 3, 2007 while sitting in his parents' driveway. The shooting is believed to be motivated by robbery, rather than any sort of rivalry. Spice 1 is currently recovering at Eden Medical Center and is expected to make a full recovery. Spice 1 talked about the shooting 6 days after it occurred from his hospital bed.


B.P. Ultimate Collection

1. Will It Go Round in Circles
2. Outa-Space
3. Slaughter (from the movie Slaughter)
4. I Wrote a Simple Song
5. That's the Way God Planned It (live)
6. Struttin'
7. Fancy Lady
8. You're So Unique
9. Space Race
10. Get Back (from the movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
11. Blackbird
12. Wide Stride
13. Nothing from Nothing
14. I'm Really Gonna Miss You
15. You Are So Beautiful
16. With You I'm Born Again (duet with Syretta; from the movie Fast Break)
17. Since I Held You Close
18. Go for It (duet with Syreeta; from the movie Fast Break)
19. One More Time for Love (duet with Syreeta)
20. I'm Never Gonna Say Goodbye

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Jacob Miller

1Keep On Knocking
2Knocking Version
3False Rasta
4Hungry Town Scanc
5Baby I Love You So
6King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
7Who Say Jah No Dread
8Jah Dread
9Each One Teach One
10Each One Teach One Version
11Girl Name Pat
12Girl Name Pat Version


Sunday, March 2, 2008

The Beat Konducta Vol. 1-2: Movie Scenes

Volume 1: Movie Scenes
01The Comeback (Madlib) (1:13)
02The Payback (Gotta) (1:53)
03Face The Sun (Africa) (1:51)
04Open (Space) (1:34)
05Two Can WinTape Hiss (Dirty) (1:18)
06Sir Bang (Bounce) (2:11)
07Third Ear (More) (1:37)
08Stax (Strings) (1:01)
09Electric Company (Voltage-Watts) (1:31)
10Left On Silverlake (Ride) (1:58)
11Painted Pictures (Art) (1:41)
12Gold Jungle (Tribe) (1:33)
13Offbeat (Groove) (2:09)
14Pyramids (Change) (1:55)
15Eternal Broadcaster (Authentic) (2:44)
16Spanish Bells (High Dreams) (1:27)

Volume 2: Movie Scenes, The Sequel
17The Rock (Humps) (1:43)
18ArriveBox Top (Cardboard Dues) (1:40)
19West Zone (Coastin) (1:22)
20Filthy (Untouched) (1:40)
21Friends (Foes) (2:13)
22Toe Fat (Ghettozone) (1:37)
23Money Hugger (Gold Diggin) (1:50)
24The Comeup (Come Down) (1:39)
25Two Timer (The Pimp) (1:57)
26Chopstyle (Suey Blast) (1:51)
27Black Mozart (Opus II) (1:58)
28Understanding (Comprehension) (1:24)
29Snake Charmer (Heads Up) (1:26)
30Old Age (Youngblood) (2:12)
31Fukwitus (The Eights) (1:17)
32African Walk (Zamunda) (1:17)
33Whutkanido (Can Do It) (1:24)
34The Forest (Greens) (1:03)
35Outerlimit (Space Ho) (2:10)

Emotions - Untouched

Take Me Back
Nothing Seems Impossible
Boss Love Maker
It's Been Fun
Love Ain't Easy
Blind Alley
Show Me How
If You Think It
Love Is The Hardest Thing To Find
Tricks Are For Kids
Boy, I Need You

Most Requested Rhythm Band

01. Got To Give It Up
02. Love Alarm
03. Brick House
04. Float On

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Kids Stuff

(not actual cover art)
Kid Stuff Repertory CompanyDisco Duck
Side One
Disco Duck
Enjoy Yourself
John Henry
Side Two
Keno Kimo
Disco Medley: Greetings Polly Wolly Doodle Bill Groggins Goat Shortnin' Bread Nine Pound Hammer Who Did Down By the Station
here's something you mixtape headz could have some fun with , enjoy!

Jimmy Smith - Stay Loose Jimmy Smith Sings Again

I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
Stay Loose
If You Ain't Got It
One for Members
Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?
Chain of Fools
Grabbin' Hold
Ripped @ 192 from my personal vinyl collection, got a total of 3 skips on this recording, still very much worth the listen , fantastic funky jazz-soul , enjoy!
(also donated by Sister Debbie)