A great collection of work that represents one of the best sides of early 80s soul – the roller boogie groove, hand-picked and mixed up by Kenny Dope himself! The set features 18 tracks from the laidback post-disco years – all done in a style that's got plenty of soul, nice jazzy touches, and the kind of mellow two-stepping rhythms that made the roller boogie sound so great! We love every single cut on the set – as does Kenny, we're sure – and the whole thing's put together with a gentle approach to the mixing that leaves pretty much every cut intact. Titles include "Mama Used To Say" by Junior, "Over Like A Fat Rat" by Fonda Rae, "All Night Long" by Mary Jane Girls, "Don't Look Any Further" by Dennis Edwards, "Funky Sensation" by Gwen McCrae, "Walking Into Sunshine" by Central Line, "I Want To Thank You" by AliciaMyers, "I'll Do Anything" by Denroy Morgan, "A Little Bit Of Jazz" by Nick Straker, "Come Let Me Love You" by Janet Lady Day, and "Rock Your World" by Weeks & Co. 18 cuts in all! CD
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Al Hudson & The Soul Partners —
Happy Feet ... LP ABC, 1979. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Joyous, bouncy sounds from the legendary Al Hudson – a sweet little set with his Soul Partners group, done in a mode that's right up there with the best music of his One Way combo! The grooves are uptempo, yet are much more rooted in ensemble funk than some of the disco of Al's contemporaries – and if anything, the album really shows a great evolution from the funk bands of the previous generation to a newer, more sophisticated style overall. Hudson's work at the helm is wonderful – and helps steer the group towards some nice mellow moments too – with arrangements from Kevin McCord, Rudy Robinson, and Dave Roberson. AliciaMyers serves up some great early vocals with the group – and titles include "I Don't Want You To Leave Me", "Another Love Song", "You Can Do It", "In The Basement", "Call me", and "Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
Killer club cuts from the 70s and 80s, chosen by the Compost crew – all in support of their long-running Maiden Voyage club night! The Maiden Voyage vibe is quite different than the usual Compost groove – much more soul-based, and often in a mellow or midtempo mode – just the right balance of jazz and funk in the rhythms, with plenty of space for a soulful singer to take over the lead – and with a style that's much more sophisticated than mainstream disco! There's plenty of cuts on here from the best late 70s modern soul years – and even when the names are familiar, the tracks are often a bit more obscure – lesser-known gems brought together with a beautiful flare, in a package that's easily one of the best groovers we've heard in a long time! Titles include "Love Is On The One" by Xavier, "Love You Anyway" by Cameo, "Lihue" by Nohelani Cypriano, "Believe In Yourself" by Roy Ayers, "Georgy Porgy (disco)" by Toto, "Lovin Fever" by High Inergy, "She's Gone" by Norman Conners, "Very Special" by Debra Laws, "I Want Your Love" by James Mason, "I Want To Thank You" by AliciaMyers, and "Tenderness" by Diana Ross. CD