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Soulguru Podcast 70
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April 05, 2017 01:39 PM PDT
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Some lovely new music floating around this week - New music featuring the classic voice of Tawatha Agee - from Mtume! Something that came out last year but has hit me with a CHIC shaped sledge hammer this week from R&R Orchestra. SEL produced by Michele Chiavarini, a brilliant track from Audiosource, Boogie Back return to remix Will Downing and Kim Tibbs is also back with more fabulous new music. Jamiroquai are back so I have included a new track from their amazing album and 2 fabulous soulies from the last few years. I go back in time showcasing how Japan influenced the US soul market in the early 80s using the Koto. Finally, something from the recently released LeRoy Hutson sessions from 1988.

New and Upfront

Love On Hold - Aeroplane feat. Tawatha Agee (2017 Love On Hold (feat. Tawatha Agee)
Call On Me - R&R Orchestra (2016 It's Soul Time ‎– ST005)
Flowers Tears (Michele Chiavarini & DJ Spen Soul Flower Radio Edit) - SEL (2017 Flowered Tears (Remix)
Will I Ever - Audiosource (2017 Will I Ever)
Your Smile (Boogie Back Remix) - Will Downing (2017 Boogie Back Remixes)
For - Kim Tibbs (2017 Kim Tibbs)

The Soul of Jamiroquai

Summer Girl - Jamiroquai (2017 Automaton)
Smile - Jamiroquai (2011 Smile [Free Download])
Two Completely Different Things -Jamiroquai (2010 Rock Dust Light Star)

The Soul of Japan - featuring the koto

Love Light (feat Patti Austin) - Yutaka (1981 Love Light)
Say You Will (feat Rena Scott & Phil Perry) - Osamu Kitajima (1980 Arista)
Grace - Sylvia St. James (1981 Echoes & Images)

Something a little extra...

Now That I Found You - LeRoy Hutson (1988 Unreleased Boogie Tracks Vol. 1)

Soulguru Podcast 69
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March 21, 2017 02:41 PM PDT
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An interesting mix of new music from Will Sessions feat Amp Fidddler, Faye B, Norman Brown feat Chante Moore, Will Wheaton, Moonchild, and Bria/Musiq. Some re-issues from Earth, Wind & Fire from AOTN. Some 90s UK remix pressure and something a little extra from 200Black. Enjoy.

New and Upfront

Lost Without You - Will Sessions and Amp Fiddler (2017 7" Single)
Moving On (DJ Soulchild Remix) - Faye B (2017 Moving On (Single)
Holding On (feat Chante Moore) - Norman Brown (2017 Let It Go)
How Do You (Single Edit) - Will Wheaton & Bridgette Bryant (2017 How Do You (Single)
Cure - Moonchild (2017 Voyager)
Okay - BriaMarie & Musiq Soulchild (2017 BriaMarie)

Back In Time - recent re-issues

Brazilian Rhyme (Extended Unreleased) - Earth, Wind & Fire (2017 AOTN 45)
Love You Out of Your Mind - Byrne & Barnes (1981 An Eye for an Eye)
You Make Living Wonderful - Hall & Floyd (2017 Family Groove EP)

Takin You Back - 90s UK Remix Pressure

Real Love (Phat Mix) - Mary J. Blige (1993 MCA - MCSX 1922 UK 12)
Fakin' The Funk (Crooklyn Dodge Mix - New Vocal) - Don-e (1993 BRX 290DJ UK Promo)
Good Girls (T.L.A.C. Remix) - Joe (1997 Good Girls [UK CDM])

Something a little extra ...

BBQ - Tatham,Mensah,Lord & Ranks (2017 2000Black 2040)

Soulguru Podcast 68
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March 08, 2017 03:30 PM PST
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I am back with a stack of new music for you to enjoy - so many gems from February and March. I have also included my second tribute to Leon Ware- a track from each of his last 3 solo projects. Something a little extra from the uber talented Kaidi Tatham. Enjoy!

New and Upfront

The Night Is Calling [The Reflex Revision] - MF Robots The Night Is Calling [Remixes]
I Love You (Boogie Back Mix) - Chris Jasper I Love You (Boogie Back Remixes)
Will It Go Round in Circles (feat. Omar) - Thames River Soul Thames River Soul, Vol. 1
Morning Love (feat Caron Wheeler) - Simon Law Morning Love
This Could Be Us (feat. Glenn Lewis) - The PLAYlist Chasing Goosebumps (feat. Glenn Lewis)
Level - Stokley Single
Do Whatcha Gotta Do - Phil Perry Breathless
Good Kind Of Lovin' - Jay King Helen's Son
Show You The Way (feat. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins) - Thundercat Drunk

Leon Ware Tribute - the Last 3 solo projects

Step By Step - Leon Ware Expansion Soul Sauce 25
Smoovin' - Leon Ware Moon Ride
Surrender Now - Leon Ware Sigh

Something A Little Extra

Shims - Kaidi Tatham Changing Times [EP]

Soulguru Podcast 67 - Leon Ware Special
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February 27, 2017 01:48 PM PST
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Sadly we have lost yet another icon - for me this is the most heartbreaking so far. Leon Ware, songwriter extraordinaire, producer of the highest acclaim and one of the most sensual soul voices of all time. He was a genius and his musical legacy will live forever.

I wish to celebrate his music in a number of segments - the classics, the sampled, Motown, the songwriter, the late 80s, the U.K. connection, the live experience, the 00s and something a little extra - an unreleased gem!

His spirit will never die. RIP Leon Ware.

The Classics

Why I Came to California - Leon Ware (1982 Leon Ware [Elektra])
Rockin' You Eternally - Leon Ware (1981 Rockin' You Eternally)
What's Your Name - Leon Ware (1979 Inside Is Love)

The Sampled

Looking Up To You - Michael Wycoff (1982 Love Conquers All)
Inside My Love - Minnie Riperton (1975 Adventures in Paradise)
Body Heat (feat Leon Ware) - Quincy Jones (1974 Body Heat)

The Motown Years

Holiday - Leon Ware (1977 Musical Massage)
Feel All My Love Inside [Extended Alternate Mix] - Marvin Gaye (1976 I Want You)
I Don't Know - Syreeta (1977 One to One)

The Songwriter

Point Of View - Rockie Robbins (1980 You & Me)
Everywhere Inside of Me - Leon Ware (1980 Take It To The Limit)
I Can Dream - Thelma Jones (1978 Thelma Jones)

The Late 80s 90s

You Make Me Want To (Love Again) - Vesta Williams (1986 Vesta)
Just Don't Make It Hurt - Krystol (1989 I Suggest U Don't Let Go)
How Deep Does It Go - Carl Anderson (1991 Pieces of a Heart)

The U.K. Connection

Easier Said Than Done - Loose Ends (1988 The Real Chuckeeboo)
Can't Get Nowhere - Omar (1994 For Pleasure)
When You Touch Me There - Hinda Hicks (1998 Hinda)

The Live Experience 2001

Why I Came To California - Leon Ware f. Carleen Anderson (Live Paradiso October 2001 Amsterdam)
Inside My Love (Two People) - Leon Ware f. Carleen Anderson (Live Paradiso October 2001 Amsterdam)
Sumthin' Sumthin' [Live] - Leon Ware (Live Paradiso October 2001 Amsterdam)

The 00s 10s

Line In The Sand (ft. Leon Ware) - Incognito (2010 Transantlantic R.P.M.)
Hold Tight (Original Mix) - Leon Ware Feat Quadron(2012 Orchids For The Sun)
Gave My Heart / It's So interlood (feat. Leon Ware) - Omar (2017 Love in Beats)

Something a little extra ...

An Unreleased Gem.

Soulguru Podcast 66 - Soulfully Yours - Solar Radio 12th January 2017
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January 12, 2017 03:43 PM PST
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I was fortunate enough to sit in for Raj Selli on his fantastic show, 'Soulfully Yours'. 2 hours of music which I featured at the prestigious Luxury Soul Weekender in Blackpool.

Hour one, best of new music over the last few months; Hour two, great songs from the 70s and 80s that were released on a 45.

Playlist to follow...

Soulguru Podcast 65
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November 24, 2016 01:35 PM PST
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My first podcast of NEW MUSIC for quite some time ... I have included some of my favourite tracks from the last few months ... Great new music for Fe Fea White, Kim Tibbs, 3 great new tracks from Expansion Records including a welcome return for BREAKWATER. We also have a jazzier section featuring Kaidi Tatham and Yussef Kamaal. We round the podcast off with the find of the year from Russell Paine's Super Disco Edit label - a previously unreleased LeRoy Hutson gem

It's a Beautiful Day (feat. Jimi Morris) - Fe Fea White (2016 Father Forgive Me)
I Need You For Your Love - Kim Tibbs (2016 Single)
Gift Of Love - Breakwater (2016 Gift Of Love EP)
Your Love Is All I Need (Long Version) - Alton McClain (2016 Expansion Single)
Can't Stand The Rain (Boogie Back Remix) - Beverley Knight (2016 Boogie Back Remix)
Cold Trigger - Eric Benét (2016 Eric Benét)
Day To Day - Robert Glasper Experiment (2016 ArtScience)
Geometry - Dave Hollister (2016 The Manuscript)
Between Us 2 (feat Bilal) - Josef Leimberg (2016 Astral Progressions)
Running Away (Diplomats of Soul Dub Edit) - Simpson Uniquity (2016 Expansion 7")
Lowrider - Yussef Kamaal (2016 Black Focus)
The Extrovert City - Kaidi Tatham (2016 The Extrovert City)
Finally Made It Home - Arnold Blair (2016 Triumph SDE 20)

Soulguru Podcast 64 - Rod Temperton Special
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October 30, 2016 10:54 AM PDT
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Rod Temperton Special - The Re-edits, Re-activations, Re-Makes and Re-Jazzed

A 60 minute retrospective of one of the greatest songwriters of all-time, Rod Temperton. I look at the Re-edits, Re-activations, Re-Makes and Re-Jazzed.

The Re-edits
Rock With You [The Reflex Re√ision] - Michael Jackson (2013 Reflex Re√isions)
Love X Love [Koko Southport Edit] - George Benson (2010 Gamm 064)
Spirit Of The Party (Gimme The Night) - George Benson (2014 STARTIME003)

The Re-activations
Turn on the Action - Quincy Jones (1982 The Dude)
Live In Me - Rufus & Chaka Khan (1979 Masterjam)
Closer to the One That You Love - The Brothers Johnson (1980 Light Up the Night)

The Re-Makes
Somethin' Special feat. Yahzarah - Zo! (2009 ...just visiting too)
Star Of The Story - Jimmy Abney (2008 Return to Forever)
The Lady in My Life - Marc Nelson (1999 Chocolate Mood)

The Re-Jazzed
Celebrations - The Brothers Johnson (1980 Light Up the Night)
Sign Of The Times - Bob James (1981 Sign Of The Times)
Give It All Your Heart (feat Patrice Rushen) - Herbie Hancock (1982 Lite Me Up)

Something a little extra ...
In the Pocket (feat. For Real) [Non-Album Cut] - Quincy Jones (1995 You Put a Move on My Heart [CDS])

Soulguru Podcast 63 - Soulfully Yours - Solar Radio 21st July 2016
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July 23, 2016 02:33 PM PDT
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Once I again I was very honoured to sit in for Raj Selli on his Soulfully Yours Show on Thursday 21st July 2016. Hour 1 was new and upfront featuring my favourite track of the year so far by Euge Groove feat Rahsaan Patterson. The second hour I went back into time playing unreleased gems from Ada Dyer, Bryan Loren and Chaka Khan... enjoy

Hour 1 - New and Upfront

My Destiny (12inch mix) - Alton McClain & Destiny (1981 Gonna Tell The World)
Looking At Me (Feat. Gigi) - Bob Baldwin (2016 The Brazilian-American Soundtrack CD 1)
Much Love (feat Rahsaan Patterson) - Euge Groove (2016 Still Euge)
Only Love - Earth, Wind & Fire (2016 EWF Unreleased)
We're Gonna Be on Our Own - Frank McComb (2016 Soulmate: Another Love Story)
Only Human - Matt Cusson (2016 Only Human (single)
The Healing - Mike City (2016 Download)
All My People (Boogie Back Extended Remix) - Kindred The Family Soul (2016 All My People (Remixes)
Tribute To The Music - Tom Glide (2016 Download)
keep The Faith (Radio Edit) - Ryle Feat Kenny Thomas (2016 Sundae Soul 024)
Stranger (Back To the Future Mix) - Miss Farina (2016 Stranger (Remixes)
Another Weekend (T-Groove Single Remix) - Peo (2016 Sundae Soul 024)
It's So Easy - Phonte & Eric Roberson (2016 It's So Easy - Single)

Hour 2 - Back in time...

You will have to listen to get the playlist... see the photo to get an idea of some of the tracks I featured...

Soulguru Podcast 62 - Soulfully Yours - Solar Radio 7th July 2016
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July 07, 2016 04:47 PM PDT
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Standing in for Raj Selli on yis 'Soulfully Yours' show - Solar Radio - 7th July 2016

Heed the Message - Al McKay Allstars (2016 Single)
Steal My Joy (feat Tamisha Waden) - Zo! (2016 SkyBreak)
Selfishly (feat Maysa) - Incognito (2016 In Search Of Better Days)
All My People (Boogie Back Extended Remix) - Kindred The Family Soul (2016 Remixes)
#DWTS - Steve 'Stone' Huff (2016 Single)
Adieu - Trina Broussard (2016 Adieu)
Feelin' Some Kinda Way (Feat. Avery Sunshine & Najee) - Frank McComb (2016 Soulmate - Another Love Story)
Back in Time - Kenny Wesley & Girmantė (2016 Single)
Insatiable (feat Omar) - Natasha Watts (2016 2nd Time Around)
I Want It To Be - Omar (2016 Single)
What's Up - Ekkah and Dam-Funk (2016 EP)
Let Me Be Me - Nite-Funk (2016 Nite-Funk)
Loving You, Needing You, Loving You, Wanting You - Bobby Hutton (1974 ABC 11441 [a])
That Ain't The Way You Make Love - Reggie Garner (1974 ABC 11426 [a])
Take Off Your Make Up - Chuck Jackson (1974 ABC 12024)
Simple Things - Alton McClain & Destiny (1981 Gonna Tell The World)
Reasons Why - Aretha Franklin (1979 La Diva)
You Can't Hide Love - Hodges, James & Smith (1978 What Have You Done For Love)
Just Gets Better With Time - Gary Taylor (1985 A&M 2691)
Lucky Seven (Stay As You Are) - Keith Sweat (1984 Stadium 8001)
Just For You - Windy City (1980 Kelli-Arts 1981)
Lots Of Love - Marc LaRoi Cummings (1978 Setting Sun 002)
Can't Get Enough - Rance Allen Group (1980 I Feel Like Going On)
Say It Again - Danny Pearson (1978 Barry White Presents Mr. Danny Pearson)
If There's Anything Better Than Love - Les McCann (1979 Tall, Dark & Handsome)
I Just Can't Say No - Choo Choo Montgomery (1977 Capricorn 0276)
Sweet Nothings (feat Lani Groves) - Jeff Tyzik (1982 Radiance)
One Night With You (feat Patti Austin) - Eddie Daniels (1978 Street Wind)

Soulguru Podcast 60 - Prince Special
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May 25, 2016 11:56 AM PDT
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Here is my tribute to the 'Purple One' - 3 hours of non-stop PRINCE - lovingly segued together. It features the hits, the album tracks, the b-sides, the side-projects, the live experience, the rehearsals, the demos and the damn well brilliant sound of PRINCE! I loved piecing this together, featuring tracks from all aspects of his glorious career spanning 1978-2014. I have tried to feature 'all of his purple life' so click-it, download-it and share-it! RIP Prince Rogers Nelson 1958-2016.

Erotic City (Rehearsal 1987)
Extra Lovable (Demo 1981)
Gotta Stop (Messin About) (B-side 1980)
I Wanna Be Your Lover (Rehearsal 1987)
Moonbeam Levels (Demo 1982)
Head (Dirty Mind 1980)
Do Me Baby (Controversy 1981)
Nasty Girl (Vanity 6 1982)
17 Days (B-Side 1984)
Pop Life (Live 1985)
The Screams of Passion (The Family - Extended 12" 1985)
She's Always In My Hair (B-side 1985)
Mountains (Extended 12 1986)
Ballad Of Dorothy Parker (Sign O The Times 1987)
Sexual Suicide (Crystal Ball 1987)
Cindy C (Black Album 1987)
Good Love (Crystal Ball 1987)
Anna Stesia (Lovesexy 1988)
I Wish U Heaven (Lovesexy 1988)
Lemon Crush (Batman 1989)
Thunder (Diamonds and Pearls 1991)
Love 2 The 9s (Symbol 1992)
I Hate U (Gold Experience 1995)
Saviour (Emancipation 1996)
Pink Cashmere (Hits B-Sides 1993)
A Million Days (Musicology 2004)
Call My Name (Musicology 2004)
The Dance (3121 2006)
The Song Of The Heart (Happy Feet)
Extraloveable (Download 2008)
Sticky Like Glue (20Ten 2010)
BREAKFAST CAN WAIT (Age Official Age 2014)
Joy In Repetition (One Night Alone The Aftershow 2002)
Last Heart (Crystal Ball 1987)
Sometimes It Snows In April (Parade 1986)

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