dimanche 28 septembre 2008


This family quintet from Britain featured lead vocalist Deniece, plus Stedman, Doris, Lorraine, and Delroy Pearson. Their RCA debut single, "All Fall Down," reached 16 on the R&B charts, while "Let Me Be The One" started a string of Top 10 hits. It was their biggest, reaching number two; "Love Take Over" and "Can't Wait Another Minute" were the others. They also landed "If I Say Yes" and "Are You Man Enough" in the Top 20. The released a comeback LP in 1994, and continued recording into the new millennium. ~ pascal.gf.

Five Star - Luxury Of Life 1985

1. Love Take Over
2. All Fall Down
3. Let Me Be The One
4. System Addict
5. Hide And Seek
6. R.S.V.P.
7. Now I'm In Control
8. Say Goodbye
9. Crazy
10. Winning

5 Star* - Silk & Steel 1986


A1 Can't Wait Another Minute (4:40)
A2 Find The Time (4:29)
A3 Rain Or Shine (3:58)
Producer - Billy Livsey
A4 If I Say Yes (4:04)
Producer - Michael Jay
A5 Please Don't Say Goodnight (4:41)
Producer - Pete Wingfield
B1 Stay Out Of My Life (3:59)
Co-producer - Deniece Pearson
B2 Show Me What You've Got For Me (3:56)
B3 Are You Man Enough? (4:37)
B4 The Slightest Touch (4:28)
Co-producer - Michael Jay
B5 Don't You Know I Love It (3:56)

Five Star - Between The Lines 1987


1 Somewhere, Somebody (4:14)
2 Whenever You're Ready (4:21)
3 Strong As Steel (5:21)
4 Read Between The Lines (4:50)
5 Live Giving Love (5:03)
6 Ain't Watcha Do (3:40)
7 Made Out Of Love (4:27)
8 You Should Have Waited (3:35)
9 Knock Twice (4:11)
10 Hard Race (4:25)

Five Star - Rock The World 1988


A1 Another Weekend (5:20)
Producer - Leon F. Sylvers III*
A2 Rock My World (4:14)
Producer - Leon F. Sylvers III*
A3 Godsend (4:18)
Producer - Aaron Zigman , Jerry Knight
A4 Are You Really The One (4:06)
Producer - Leon F. Sylvers III*
A5 Let Me Be Yours (4:00)
B1 Free Time (4:45)
Producer - Leon F. Sylvers III*
B2 Physical Attraction (3:56)
Producer - Aaron Zigman , Jerry Knight
B3 Someone's In Love (4:22)
Additional Production - David Morales , Peter Schwartz
B4 There's A Brand New World (3:53)
B5 Rescue Me (4:20)
Producer - Leon F. Sylvers III*

samedi 27 septembre 2008


1. The Way That You Love Me
2. Knocked Out
3. Opposites Attract
4. State Of Attraction
5. I Need You
6. Forever Your Girl
7. Straight Up
8. Next To You
9. Cold Hearted
10. One Or The Other

Smooth Grooves - A Sensual Collection Vol. 2

Track Listings

1. I Just Wanna Be Your Girl - Chapter 8
2. If You Play Your Cards Right - Alicia Myers
3. Just Be My Lady - Larry Graham
4. Let Me Be Your Angel - Stacy Lattisaw
5. Am I Dreaming - Atlantic Starr
6. I Have Learned To Respect The Power Of Love - Stephanie Mills
7. What You Won't Do For Love - Bobby Caldwell
8. Tender Love (Extended Vocal Remix) - Force M.D.'s
9. Why Have I Lost You - Cameo
10. Come Go With Me - Teddy Pendergrass
11. As We Lay - Shirley Murdock
12. Fire & Desire - Rick James

Link Original Part 1
Link Original Part 2

Smooth Grooves - A Sensual Collection Vol. 1

Track Listings

1. Reasons (Live Version) - Earth, Wind & Fire
2. Always And Forever - Heatwave
3. Forever Mine - The O'Jays
4. One In A Million You - Larry Graham
5. Shining Star - Manhattans
6. How 'Bout Us - Champaign
7. Love's Train - Con Funk Shun
8. Love T.K.O. - Teddy Pendergrass
9. A Love Of Your Own - Average White Band
10. If Only You Knew - Patti Labelle
11. Out On A Limb (12' Single Version) - Teena Marie
12. Silly - Deniece Williams Pass:fhensofunkmusic.blogspot.com

strutt [1976] time moves on

01- Time Moves On.
02- Said You Didn't Love Him.
03- Front Row Romeo (instr.).
04 - We've Come A Long Way Baby.
05 - Funky Sign.
06- Front Row Romeo.
07 - If Wishing Made It So.
08 - Funky Baby Feet.
09 - Said You Didn't Love Him (instr.).

Sylvia Robinson - It's Good To Be The Queen (1982) 12''

Tracy Weber - Sure Shot (1981) 12''

UK Players - Love's Gonna Get You (1983) UK 12''

the SYSTEM - i wanna make you feel good uk 12 inch

The College Boys - I Get A Rush _1983

KENNY.G - 2005 - AT LAST

01. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - featuring LeAnn Rimes
02. At Last - featuring Arturo Sandoval
03. I Believe I Can Fly - featuring Yolanda Adams
04. Careless Whisper - featuring Brian McKnight
05. Beautiful - featuring Chaka Khan
06. Pick Up The Pieces - featuring David Sanborn
07. Baby Come To Me - featuring Daryl Hall
08. Misty - featuring Gladys Knight
09. Don't Know Why - featuring David Benoit
10. The Way You Move - featuring Earth Wind & Fire
11. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word - featuring Richard Marx
12. Alfie - featuring Burt Bacharach
13. XThe Music That Makes Me Dance - featuring Barbra Streisand


ARETHA FRANKLIN - 1991- What you see is what you sweat

1) Everyday People


2) Ever Changing Times

3) What You See Is What You Sweat

4) Mary Goes Around

5) I Dreamed A Dream

6) Someone Else's Eyes

7) You Can't Take Me For Granted

8) What Did You Give

9) Everyday People [remix]

10) Doctor's Orders

ARETHA FRANKLIN - 1985 - Who's Zoomin' Who

1) Freeway Of Love

2) Another Night

3) Sweet Bitter Love


4) Who's Zoomin' Who

5) Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves - Eurythmics

6) Until You Say You Love Me

7) Ain't Nobody Ever Loved You

8) Push

9) Integrity

vendredi 26 septembre 2008



Burnin' Love
We've Got the Love
Free and Easy
Coast to Coast
Gonna Get Ya
Livin For Your Love
Strangers Again
I Don't Know (Where Love Comes From)


Track list:

01 . Krazy
02 . Treat U Right
03 . Can U Feel It
04 . Where Did We Go Wrong
05 . Chains
06 . Ooh Yeah [Smooth]
07 . 90's Girl
08 . Nubian Prince
09 . Things We Used to Do
10 . Can't Live Without U
11 . Let's Do It Again
12 . Home
13 . 90's Girl [Encore Remix]

JODY WATLEY - 1991 - Affairs of the heart

Track Listing
1. I Want You
2. Call on Me
3. I'm the One You Need
4. Affairs of the Heart
5. Commitment of Love
6. It All Begins With You
7. Dance to the Music
8. Strange Ways
9. Always and Forever
10. Until the Last Goodbye
11. Stolen Moments


Track list:

1. "Looking for a New Love"
2. "Still a Thrill"
3. "Some Kind of Lover"
4. "For the Girls"
5. "Love Injection"
6. "Don't You Want Me"
7. "Do It to the Beat"
8. "Most of All"
9. Learn to Say No featuring George Michael

JODY WATLEY - 1989 - You wanna dance with me

This contains new 1989 remixes of her 1987-88 greatest hits.

Track Listing
1. Still a Thrill
2. Friends
3. Looking For a New Love
4. Real Love
5. L. O. V. E. R.
6. What 'Cha Gonna Do For Me
7. Don't You Want Me
8. Most of All
9. Some Kind of Lover


Track Listings
1. Don't You Want Me (LIVE)
2. Still A Thrill (LIVE)
3. Friends (LIVE)
4. Everything (LIVE)
5. Borderline (LIVE)
6. Carpenters Medley: Close To You/Superstar/We've Only Just Begun (LIVE)
7. A Beautiful Life (LIVE)
8. I Want Your Love (LIVE)
9. I'm Looking For A New Love (LIVE)
10. Real Love (LIVE)

JADE - 1994 - Mind body & song

Track Listing
1. When Will I See You Again (Intro)
2. If the Mood Is Right
3. Bedroom
4. If the Loving Ain't Good
5. 5-4-3-2 (Yo! Time Is up)
6. What's Goin' On
7. Hangin'
8. Every Day of the Week
9. Everything
10. Do You Want Me
11. I Like the Way
12. There's Not a Man
13. It's On
14. Mind, Body & Song

JADE - 1992 - Jade to the max

Tonya Kelly grew up in Chicago listening to jazz vocalists such as Sarah Vaughan and Nat Cole. Joi Marshall is also from the Windy City, but her parents raised her on Motown, especially Diana Ross. The third member of Jade, Di Reed, grew up in Houston singing gospel anywhere she could. This '90s R&B trio from diverse backgrounds hit big with their first three singles: "I Wanna Love You," "Don't Walk Away" and "One Woman." Their gold debut album JADE to the Max sparked a lengthy tour and spots on The Tonight Show, Arsenio and the U.K.'s Top of the Pops. For their second album, Kelly, Marshall and Reed co-wrote five of the songs and produced the a cappella intro and closing piece. Mind, Body & Song was released in 1994. ~PASCAL.GF.
Track list:

1. Don't Walk Away
2. I Wanna Love You
3. I Want 'Cha Baby
4. That Boy
5. Out With the Girls
6. Hold Me Close
7. One Woman
8. Give Me What I'm Missing
9. Looking For Mr. Do Right
10. Don't Ask My Neighbor
11. Blessed



Beginning as half of the successful duo, Ren‚ & Angela, Winbush has gone on to have a successful solo career in the 90s soul arena. Angela Winbush, recorded from November 1992 through April 1993, saw her gain full creative control with new label Elektra Records, and produced her best work. Premiered by the Chuck Booker-written "Treat U Rite", this dance-orientated rhythmic track was not typical of the album's more traditional R&B concerns. A better example was her duet with husband Ronald Isley (Isley Brothers) on the Philly-styled "Baby Hold On', complete with a Thom Bell string arrangement (it also included brother-in-law Ernie Isley on sitar). Winbush had already completed an album with the Isley Brothers, Smooth Sailin", for Warner Brothers Records in 1987. Another track, "Sensitive Heart", was co-written with her new family members, and Winbush also wrote material especially for the Isley Brothers, who shared her new label. However, the album's standout track was the ballad, "I'm The Kind Of Woman".

Sharp (Mercury 1987)***, The Real Thing (Mercury 1989)***, Baby Hold On (Mercury 1990)***, Angela Winbush (Elektra 1994)**.
Track Listing
1. Treat U Right
2. Inner City Blues
3. Keep Turnin' Me On
4. Too Good to Let You Go
5. Baby Hold On - (with Ronald Isley)
6. You're My Everything
7. Dreamlover
8. Hot Summer Love
9. Sensitive Heart
10. I'm the Kind of Woman
11. Inner City Blues - (radio version)


01.Candy man -
02.Boys -
03.Prove it -
04.Jealousy -
05.You are my heaven -
06.On the inside -
07.All night long -
08.Musical love

jeudi 25 septembre 2008

PLEASURE - 1978 - get to the feeling

1. celebrate the good things
2. foxy lady
3. ladies' night out
4. happiness
5. get to the feeling
6. farewell, goodbye
7. your love means life (memories)
8. thanks for everything
9. no matter what

PLEASURE - joyous 1977

Premier 'come back' dans le temps pour vous parler de Pleasure, qui est l'un de mes groupes 'Funk' préférés des années '70. On ne fait pas les premières parties de Earth, Wind & Fire sans être bon, ça va de soi ! L'album "Joyous" que je présente ici est une perle discographique, une bombe 'Funk' à l'état brut. L'album n'a pas encore été édité en CD et le vinyle est malheureusement une denrée rare pour ce genre de groupe peu connu du grand public. Le morceau "Joyous" vaut à lui seul le détour. Une chose est sûr... Pleasure est un must !
1. joyous
2. let me be the one
3. only you
4. can't turn you loose
5. sassafras girl
6. tune in
7. dance to the music
8. selim



A1 Beginnings (Instrumental) (1:06)
A2 Give It Up (4:54)
A3 Sending My Love (5:26)
A4 What's It Gonna Be (4:40)
A5 Take It To The Streets (4:08)
B1 Sassy Baby (5:12)
B2 It's So Hard (5:03)
B3 Carolyn (Instrumental) (1:14)
B4 All The Way (4:01)
B5 Stone Love (Instrumental) (3:01)

PLEASURE - accept no substitutes 1976

accept no substitutes 1976
1. let's dance
2. i'm mad
3. pleasure for your pleasure
4. we have so much
5. jammin' with pleasure
6. ghettos of the mind
7. the love of my life
8. theme for the moonchild
9. 2 for 1

mercredi 24 septembre 2008


Selected members include Jazzie B (born Beresford Romeo, January 26, 1963, in Great Britain, of Antiguan parents), founder, leader, producer, DJ, rapper; Melissa Bell, vocals; Penny Ford, vocals; Philip "Daddae" Harvey, DJ/vocals; Nellee Hooper, producer/arranger; Charlotte Kelly, vocals; Marcia Lewis, vocals; Kym Mazelle, vocals; Courtney Pine, saxophone; Sensi (born Nikkolai Daniel), vocals; Caron Wheeler, vocals. Family: Parents are Antiguan. Addresses: Record company--Virgin Records, 338 North Foothill Rd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

In the late 1980s Soul II Soul added their name to the impressive list of British music revolutionaries. Fusing influences ranging from Caribbean dub and reggae to West African drumbeats to American R&B and jazz, originator Jazzie B formed Soul II Soul as a venue for a variety of rotating musicians to join in performing in his new style of dance music. "We're not a band," Jazzie B told Steve Bloom in Rolling Stone, "we're a concept."

The Soul II Soul collective doesn't have a fixed lineup of musicians or just one lead singer. The focus of the group comes from the songwriting, production, and arrangements of Jazzie B and the motto: "A happy face, a thumpin' bass, for a loving race." "Soul II Soul is a trademark," Jazzie B explained to Robert Sandall in another issue of Rolling Stone. "The idea is that we cut the tracks and then feature various artists and musicians."

Jazzie B was born in Great Britain after his parents had migrated there from Antigua. He was educated at Holloway Boys Secondary School in London, England, and started working as a DJ when he was 11 years old. While in school, Jazzie B met vocalist Philip "Daddae" Harvey, and in 1982 they began offering their services to the emerging dance club scene in England.

Under the name Soul II Soul, Harvey and Jazzie B provided sound systems and DJ work throughout London. Eventually they became major event organizers and moved on to their own warehouse raves held mostly at the Paddington Dome, under the King's Cross arches in London. They initiated the "Funki Dred" lifestyle that combined British, Caribbean, African, and African American influences. By the mid-1980s Soul II Soul had opened their own store in Camden, London, where they sold clothes, sound equipment, and records. The shop quickly evolved into a hub for musicians on the growing British black music scene.

In 1985 Nellee Hooper, a member of the mixing crews Massive Attack and the Wild Bunch, rented Soul II Soul equipment for a performance in London. Hooper and Jazzie B ended up arguing over which one of them should hold the DJ post. The exchange resulted in the two becoming friends, and Hooper joined the Soul II Soul collective.

The following year Soul II Soul established a solid Sunday night gig at the Africa Centre in Covent Garden, London. They used the temporary permanence to develop their club, events, and sound system company. As their businesses grew, Soul II Soul recorded a demo featuring the song "Fairplay," which garnered them a recording contract with 10 Records, a subsidiary of Virgin Records, in 1987.

A year later, they moved to the Fridge Club in Brixton, London, and used the venue to test their musical composites on the dance floor. Jazzie B and several other members of the group became involved in the local pirate radio station movement. Jazzie B even hosted his own show on KISS-FM, a station that eventually became legal. As their popularity grew, they opened yet another store in Tottenham Court Road, London.

Continuing their recording pursuits, Soul II Soul released their U.K. debut Club Classics Volume One on Virgin Records in 1989. The first single, "Keep On Movin'," featuring the vocals of Caron Wheeler, reached Number Five on the U.K. charts; the album hit Number One. Virgin America released Club Classics in the U.S. under the name Keep On Movin', and it sold more than a million copies. By the end of the year, however, Wheeler had left the group to pursue a solo career.

Keep On Movin' won three American Music awards, four British DMC Dance awards, three Soul Train awards, and received Grammy awards for the best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocal for "Back to Life" and best R&B instrumental performance for "African Dance." Before the release of Soul II Soul's sophomore effort, Jazzie B, Hooper, and Harvey developed the Silent Productions company, Soul II Soul Visions video and film company, a fan club, and a talent agency. They even had their own record company in the works.

Volume II: 1990--A New Decade was released on Virgin Records; it debuted at Number One in the U.K. and reached Number 21 in the States. Soul II Soul created a different type of organization with their second album. "We're still using musicians as an architect would use different tradesmen for different tasks," Hooper told Sandall in Rolling Stone after the album's release. "But this time there are only two featured artists: [saxophonist] Courtney Pine and [singer] Kym Mazelle. The rest are all signed to the Soul II Soul label. All these people will have records out before the end of the year. The new album is more like a sampler for the new label." Their record label, Funki Dred Records, began business in 1991 as a joint venture with Motown Records.

Before the release of Volume III: Just Right in 1992, Hooper left the group to pursue a career as an arranger/producer. The third album reflected some other changes, too. Jazzie B introduced the use of male vocalists for the first time, including Rick Clark, Kofi, and Richie Stephens. "As soon as people think they have deciphered the entire Soul II Soul vibe, my goal is to add something unexpected," Jazzie B told Larry Flick in Billboard. Another surprise came in the return of Caron Wheeler on vocals for the single "Take Me Higher."

In 1995 the Soul II Soul message continued with the release of Volume V: Believe on Virgin Records. "We've been sitting back to watch--with interest--all that's happened to music," explained Jazzie B in the group's record company biography, "'cause since we started, there's been a real explosion of genres, which is very healthy. Getting a fresh take on our style is very important, and that's what Believe is all about."

With plans to spread their message of community within a hybrid of musical styles, Jazzie B explained his view on the success of Soul II Soul to Flick in the Billboard interview. "I am fortunate to hear so often how the Soul II Soul concept has brought joy and inspiration to people. It is an occasionally overwhelming feeling of power that must never be abused. It's meant to be a happiness vibe--and that's how I hope it will stay."


Track Listing

Click Note to listen to Music Samples
Windows Media SamplesReal Audio Samples
Song Title

Windows MediaReal Audio1.Love Enough
Windows MediaReal Audio2.Ride On
Windows MediaReal Audio3.How Long
Windows MediaReal Audio4.Feeling
Windows MediaReal Audio5.Universal Love - (French)
Windows MediaReal Audio6.Be a Man
Windows MediaReal Audio7.Zion
Windows MediaReal Audio8.Don't You Dream
Windows MediaReal Audio9.Game Dunn
Windows MediaReal Audio10.Sunday
Windows MediaReal Audio11.Pride
Windows MediaReal Audio12.I Care (Soul II Soul)
Windows MediaReal Audio13.B Groove
Windows MediaReal Audio14.Untitled - (hidden track)