A massive mix of tunes from Jazzie B – a set that really goes back to the rare grooves of his roots! Long before the international stardom of Soul II Soul, Jazzie B was a key DJ in the London rare groove scene of the 80s – and for this massive 3 CD package, he's done a great job of recreating the sound from those bygone days – serving up key tracks from his years at the Africa Centre and before – starting with 70s funk and soul, moving into 80s groove, and picking up a bit of house and hip hop near the end! The 3CD, 39 track package is a delight throughout – a great reminder of the British love of soulful club in the 80s, and a wonderful way to hear the rhythmic roots that went into the later recordings of Soul II Soul. Titles include "Blow Your Head" by The JBs, "Strategy" by Archie Bell & The Drells, "You Stepped Into My Life" by Melba Moore
, "I'll Be Your Pleasure" by Esther Williams, "Mr Magician" by Mystic Merlin, "Eyes On You" by Dayton, "I Love It" by Lillo Thomas, "Let's Get Together" by El Coco, "Good Loving Is Good Living" by Creative Source, "You Don't Know" by Serious Intention, "Salsa Boogie" by Nolen & Crossley, "Windy City Theme" by Windy City Orchestra, "Bump & Hustle Music" by Tommy Stewart, "I Know You Got Soul" by Eric B & Rakim, "Soul Man" by Sweet Charles, "Jack The Groove" by Raze, "Do What You Want" by 2 In A Room, "No Way Back" by Adonis, "Fairplay (Wookie mix)" by Soul II Soul, "Roots" by Copyright with Jazzie B, "Can You Feel It" by Mr Fingers, and "Children's Story" by Slick Rick.