I'm Back For More x 3

I've been meaning to post these three great versions of I'm Back For More for a while but for some reason I haven't. All of them are beautiful songs but I'll always have a soft spot for the original by Leo's Sunshipp. The sound of it is really warm and mellow but inevitably grooving.

Al Johnson's version that opens up his album Back For More is probably the best known out of these three. It's a great duet with smooth vocals by Jean Carn and Al Johnson. Last but not least is a solid cut from Marlena Shaw's album Acting Up. When you have Marlena Shaw on the vocals it's pretty hard to go wrong.

If you're interested in learning more about Kenny Stover, the underrated writer of this masterpiece, peep this article on Groove Collector. BTW, I fixed the dead link of an earlier post featuring Leo's Sunshipp's classic cut Give Me The Sunshine. Check it out if you're not familiar with that masterpiece.

Leo's Sunshipp - I'm Back For More [320 kbps, direct link]

Al Johson - I'm Back For More [320 kbps, direct link]

Marlena Shaw - I'm Back For More [320 kbps, direct link]


Patti Jo - Ain't No Love Lost

I don't know much about Patti Jo but what I do know is that she's done great versions of Curtis Mayfield's classics Ain't No Love Lost and Make Me Believe In You. The first one was released by Scepter in 1972 and the latter by Scepter's subsidiary Wand a year later. Both were originally released only as a 7" but Tom Moulton made a great extended version of Make Me Believe In You for Scepter's compilation Disco Gold. The same edit appears on this essential Tom Moulton compilation.

Patti Jo - Ain't No Love Lost [320 kbps, direct link]


Boogiehumppahommia Vol. 1

I should've been working my ass off but instead I did a really quick mix of boogie/disco tunes that I've been feeling lately. I'm not much of a dj so the beatmatching might be a bit sloppy at times but all the tracks are killers, no fillers. Enjoy and let me know what you think. I guess a complete tracklist would nice. Maybe I'll add it later. At least these ones appear on the mix.

Boogie Baby - Dee One
I Wish You Would [Edit] - Jocelyn Brown
Blame It On The Boogie [Re-Booged] - The Jacksons
Love Is What You Need [Pure P Edit] - LTD
I Want Your Lovin' - Curtis Hairston
I'm Your Superman [Disco Mix] - Jan Leslie Holmes
Under The Influence Of Love [Tee Scott Remix] - Karin Jones

Boogiehumppahommia Vol. 1 [192 kbps, DivShare]


Sandi & Matues - The World Pt. 1

There are records with only a few known copies. The World by Sandi & Matues is one of them and it was on sale at this ebay auction that ended just a few moments ago. For some reason I was browsing that one though there's no way I would be willing to pay $ 3,383 for two and a half minutes of funky soul music.

I try to buy the original whenever the price is reasonable but cases like this, one has to go with the reissue. In this case the reissue comes with another great tune on the flipside. The Jazzman reissue of The World features Remember Me by The Trinikas on the b-side It'a beatiful piece of soul music with a great backbeat and amazing vocals.

Sandi & Matues - The World Pt. 1 [320 kbps, DivShare]


Sons Of The Kingdom - Modernization

Modernization is a beautiful, organic, uptempo soul tune from Israel. Well, the sound is created by Detroit and Chicago natives that moved to Dimona, Israel in the 70's. These U.S. expatriates made some excellent soul combining the sound of Chicago and Detroit soul with the message of Israeli Black Hebrew culture. If you're interested, you can learn more from the in-depth article by the good folks of Numero Group.

The original 7" release on K.O.G. is hard to find but Modernization appears on Keb Darge's Deep Funk Volume 2 and on Numero Group's excellent compilation Soul Messages From Dimona. There's also a great edit of Modernization by 7 Samurai. This was released in 2007 by one of my favorite labels of the 21st century, G.A.M.M.

Sons Of The Kingdom - Modernization [320 kbps, direct link]

7 Samurai - Modernization [320 kbps, direct link]


Dalindeo - Open Scenes

Dalindeo released their debut album Open Scenes a couple of years ago. When the album came out I went crazy for it and today I rediscovered the album after I heard that their second album is on it's way. Open Scenes is a wonderful album full of brazil/latin flavoured dancefloor jazz. Don't be fooled here. It might appear like this is your average lounge jazz / chill out bull schitt but Dalindeo's sound is fresh and unique and the instrumentation is always top-notch.

Dalindeo - Poseidon [320 kbps, direct link]

Dalindeo - Voodoo [320 kbps, direct link]


Karin Jones - Here I Go Again

This has been my jam today. A sweet boogie joint from an underrated and hard to find album Under The Influence Of Love. The album was released by Handshake Records in 1982. The title track is amazing and the whole album is full of classy modern soul tunes. Be prepared to pay three figures for the original. If you're cool with reissues, you'll find a copy cheap and easy. Btw, if some of you happen to have a good quality rip of Under The Influence Of Love (Tee Scott mix) hit me up, please.

Karin Jones - Here I Go Again [320 kbps, DivShare]


Satisfy My Soul Vol. 2 via Outside Broadcast

I'm sure many of you follow Outside Broadcast so you're already on to DJ mOma's excellent mix Satisfy My Soul Vol. 2. For the ones who haven't downloaded this one yet, go get it. Really strong mixing and a solid selection of classic boogie, soul and disco.


The Fatback Band - Street Dance

Street Dance is an excellent piece of funk from the early days (1972) of The Fatback Band. This opening track of Let's Do It Again has all those great elements that make up the funky sound of The Fatback Band. A unique drum sound by Bill Curtis, great guitar hooks and horns and a nice bouncing bass that makes the groove go on and on. Todd Terje has done a great edit that stays loyal to the original but beefs up the beat and extends the tune just the right way. Great work from him as usual.

The Fatback Band - Street Dance [320 kbps, direct link]


Montana Sextet - Heavy Vibes (Club Mix)

Vincent Montana Jr. has contributed to the Philly soul/disco sound as a composer, arranger, bandleader, percussionist and producer. He's associated with tons of great music by MFSB, Salsoul Orchestra, Goody Goody and many others but if I would have to choose one track by Vincent Montana Jr, I would probably pick Heavy Vibes. To be more precise I would take Paul Simpson's club mix. If you're interested in Vince Montana's work in the late 70's / early 80's, I highly recommend this 3LP.


Ethel Beatty - It's Your Love

When it comes to Roy Ayer's label Uno Melodic Records, usually you think of the classic Sylvia Striplin cuts. I figured those are all over the interwebs so I posted a couple of my favorites from the Uno Melodic catalogue that you don't get to hear so often. They both have that amazing jazzy sound of Roy Ayers and excellent soulful and sexy vocals. Enjoy!

Ethel Beatty - It's Your Love [320 kbps, direct link]