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Soulguru Podcast 58 - Earth, Wind & Fire Special
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February 13, 2016 12:48 AM PST
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Welcome to Podcast 58 - and this week we are celebrating the late great Maurice white with a slightly different selection of songs which are very special to me. Features a selection of productions during his time with Earth, Wind & Fire.

Left Field EWF Gems

Diana - Earth, Wind & Fire (1979 I Am)
Sunshine - Earth, Wind & Fire (1976 Gratitude)
Song In My Heart - Earth, Wind & Fire (1980 Faces)

2-Step Earth Wind & Fire magic

My Love - Earth, Wind & Fire (1981 Raise!)
Turn It Into Something Good - Earth, Wind & Fire (1980 Face)
Side by Side - Earth, Wind & Fire (1983 Powerlight)

Skip Scarborough meets EWF
Can't Hide Love - Earth, Wind & Fire (1976 Gratitude)
Earth, Wind and Fire - Earth, Wind & Fire (1976 Spirit)
Love Music - Earth, Wind & Fire (1978 The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1)

Who else did he produce / write for ... here are a few.

Sun Goddess (7" edit) - Ramsey Lewis & Earth, Wind & Fire (1974 Columbia 7")
How'd I Know That Love Would Slip Away Deniece Williams (1976 This Is Niecy)
Blessed - The Emotions (1977 Rejoice)

A Little Something Extra...

In The Stone • The Reflex Re√ision - The Reflex 2014 Million Sellers Vol.2

Soulguru Podcast 48
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August 18, 2014 03:20 PM PDT
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I thought that I would celebrate two massive franchises - old and new. Firstly, the Soul Togetherness series is due a new release next month and I include 3 huge cuts from this years comp (all of which will debut on CD on this compilation!) This is nicely followed by 3 of my favourite cuts from 2006, 2007 and 2008. Secondly, TK owner Henry Stone passed away this month so I thought that I would include 6 soul killers from the extensive TK back catalogue. I round the podcast off with an awesome re-edit of Michael Jackson from Kon. Until next time ...

Soul Togetherness Retrospective

Better Than This (Soul Talk Remix) - Paul Johnson (Soul Togetherness 2014)
Praying For Rain - Garcia feat Vince Durrell (Soul Togetherness 2014)
London Sky (Soul Talk remix) - Glen Goldsmith (Soul Togetherness 2014)
Walkafteru - Aura Jackson (Soul Togetherness 2006)
Brothers & Sisters ft Tamar - Seven (Soul Togetherness 2007)
Adore U - Sheree Brown (Soul Togetherness 2008)

TK Records Retrospective

I'm So In Love With You - Wizdom (1980 Drive 6287)
It's You Girl - Universal Love (1977 Glades 1745)
If It Was Me - Sundray Tucker (1981 TK 1046)
You Are My Star - Paulette Reaves (1977 Blue Candle LP)
Our Day Is Here - J.P.Robinson (1974 Blue Candle 1504)
It Don't Concern Us - Rising Sun (1975 Kingston 267)

Something a little extra ...

Get Kon The Floor (KON remix) - Michael Jackson (2014 STARTIME 004)

Soulguru Podcast 44 - Wayne Henderson Special
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April 07, 2014 03:58 PM PDT
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Wayne Henderson sadly passed away this week and because I am such a huge fan of his wonderful contribution to the music which I love I decided to create a podcast celebrating his work. I start off with where it all began and some of his jazzier moments with The Crusaders and going solo... I follow this up with 3 great tracks which he recorded with Roy Ayers in that fruitful late 70s period... Next up I look at a further 3 tracks which feature his unique trombone playing, classic solos which light up the songs... The final section includes 3 well known soul cuts from his At Home Production stables. I round off the podcast with a well known anthem that was his first foray into the realms of production, Ronnie Laws and the aptly titled 'Always There'. RIP the great Wayne Henderson!

Where it all started ... Jazzier Numbers

Keep That Same Old Feeling - The Crusaders (1976 Those Southern Knights)
I'm Staying Forever - Wayne Henderson (1977 Big Daddy's Place)
Rainbow Visions - The Crusaders (1975 Chain Reaction)

Roy and Wayne - Prime Time!

For Real - Roy Ayers & Wayne Henderson (1978 Step In To Our Life)
No Deposit No Return - Roy Ayers & Wayne Henderson (1978 Step In To Our Life)
Thank You Thank You - Roy Ayers & Wayne Henderson (1980 Prime Time)

Trombone Wonderland - 3 cuts featuring Wayne

Pete's Crusade (feat Wayne Henderson) - Light of the World (1980 Round Trip)
Love On A Summer Night (feat Wayne Henderson) - The McCrarys (1982 All Night Music)
Listen to Me (feat Wayne Henderson) - Narada Michael Walden (1979 Awakening)

At Home Productions - 3 rare groove killers

Hollywood Dreaming - Father's Children (1979 Father's Children)
Midnight Lover - Side Effect (1981 Portraits)
S.O.S. - Esther Phillips (1978 All About Esther Phillips)

A little something extra ... At Home Productions opening number!

Always There - Ronnie Laws (1975 Pressure Sensitive)

RIP Big Daddy!

Soulguru Podcast 36
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October 27, 2013 08:27 AM PDT
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Boogie Back and Associated Projects Special - Ernie McKone and Toby Baker!

This week I thought that I would dedicate my show to the Boogie Back Sound which is currently under going a resurgence under the guidance of Ernie McKone and Toby Baker. Over the last few years these guys have been the men behind the music of some fantastic modern soul. Therefore, I thought that I would bring them all together in one show and also take a look back at where it all began back in the early 90s! I have included a few vinyl only cuts for those vinyl junkies...

The group 'Soul Talk', which also includes the vocalist Gary B Poole, opens my show and the song 'I Want It' is fast becoming a modern soul classic!

As a treat I will be featuring a *** FORTHCOMING NEW TRACK BY PAUL JOHNSON *** which these guys have lovingly remixed. It is one of the tracks of the year so far and you will not want to miss it!

The final track is a real surprise ... Toby Baker's first ever group, Strike One, who recorded a great Brit-Funk Boogie classic for Elite Records in 1982 called 'Can't Touch Me Anymore'...

The story continues ...

I Want It (feat Gary B Poole) - Soul Talk (2010 Soul Talk)
A Taste Of Your Love - The Valentine Brothers (2012 Boogie Back BBR19)
Bein' In Love With You - Sheree Brown (2013 Messages From The Heart)
Loves Master Plan - Lady L (2013 Boogie Back BBR20)
Jammin' In The Place- Glen Goldsmith (2011 Jammin' In The Place)
***Untitled Forthcoming - Paul Johnson (2013 Forthcoming)***

Back Into Time Section

Put the Groove in My Mind - The Bb Allstars (2013 Groove Oil 3)
The Present - The Max (1994 Boogie Back BBR-011)
Got Me A Feeling (Dr. Bob Jones Surgery Mix)- Misty Oldland (1993 Boogie Back BBR-007)
Painful Truths (feat Omar) - Max Beesley's High Vibes (1993 Boogie Back BBR-008)
Come Into My Life (Original 12" Mix) - Vivienne McKone (1994 Boogie Back BBR 016)
My Life (feat James B) - Speak No Evil (1994 Boogie Back BBR-015)

Taking you back ...

Can't Touch Me Anymore - Strike One (1982 Elite DAZZ 22)

Soulguru Podcast 25
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April 12, 2013 12:43 PM PDT
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I have compiled a cd sized tribute to the late, great Don Blackman (September 1, 1953 - April 11, 2013) who sadly passed away yesterday. I have included original compositions, productions and covers. I hope you enjoy the selection and appreciate what a true legend this guy was! RIP Don...

Hearts Desire - Don Blackman (1982 Don Blackman)
I Love You - Weldon Irvine (1976 Sinbad)
Holding You, Loving You - Don Blackman (1982 Don Blackman)
Haboglabotribin' - Bernard Wright (1980 'Nard)
Never Miss a Thing - Don Blackman (1982 Don Blackman)
Peanut Butter - Twennynine Feat. Lenny White (1979 Best of Friends)
Since You Been Away So Long - Don Blackman (1982 Don Blackman)
So I Say To You - Sylvia St. James (1980 Magic)
Morning Sunrise - Twennynine Feat. Lenny White (1979 Best of Friends)
Let Love Groove Me - Sylvia St. James (1980 Magic)
Spend The Night With Me - Charles Earland (1980 Coming To You Live)
Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide - Don Blackman (1982 Don Blackman)
Glad That You Were Mine (feat Don Blackman)- Esperanto (1995 Esperanto)
Coming To You - Coming To Me - Don Blackman (1999 Listen)
Ghetto Lament - Sylvia St. James (1980 Magic)
Holding You, Loving You - Zo! (2009 ...just visiting too)
I Love You (feat. Lonnie Liston Smith & Patrice Covington & Monet) - Jarrard Anthony (2012 Ready To Live)
Heart's Desire - Sunlightsquare (2012 Soul Togetherness)

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