Soul Fantasy

Monday, June 22, 2015

Breaking News


Hello my friends, As I have previously informed you, I will present my own live radio show every Sunday and sometimes on Tuesday in a new web radio station called Coni On Air. The radio station will officially start airing on the 2nd of July. My show's called "Souldennis' Time" and I am going to be on air for the first time on the 5th of July from 6 to 8 pm ( GMT+2). Hope you enjoy some tunes from my personal collection that I will be playing. See you on air!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Valora (Boot) Johnson - Come In From The Rain 1977



This record 45" was unknown to me until I found it. It was released on AMG Records from Cincinnati, Ohio. It is worthy to note that the web site Ohio Soul Recordings does not mention anything about it. I don't mean that it is an extremerly rare record 45" but sure it is hard to find it.
As far as Valora (Boot) Johnson, I have never seen her or read anything about her. She recorded two songs which were included on the single on AMG Records.
The A side includes the song "Come In From The Rain" which was written in 1975 by Melissa Manchester and Carole Bayer Sager and recorded by Melissa Manchester. Melissa Manchester's version is a ballad. However the vesrion of Valora Johnson is a disco tune.


The other side includes a ballad entitled "This Time May Be The Last Time".

Note: The above posted single is not played in full

Monday, June 8, 2015

Breaking News

Hi my friends,

I have the pleasure to announce you that I made a deal with a new web radio station. I will present my live radio show every Sunday and sometimes on Tuesday, starting from July. We are in discussions at the time being. In addition, I will have the opportunity to present some masterpieces from my personal record collection. More information concerning my new deal is coming soon.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Last Stop - The Getaway 1974


This record 45" is an unknown vinyl between the collectors. Although it was released on RCA Records in 1974, there are not info concerning this group. The members of the group are unknown. Both sides of the record are the same song in stereo and mono recording. The vocals are brilliant. Produced by Harvey Fuqua and Earle R.Sutton. Arranged by William Thorpe and Alexander G.Thomas. "The Getaway" was penned by William Thorpe, Alexander G.Thomas and L.Smith.



Note: The above posted single is not played in full

Friday, April 17, 2015

Nydia Caro - Softly 1978



Nydia Caro is a singer and actress. She was born in New York City. However her parents were born in Puerto Rico. She has released over 20 albums in her career. In 1967 she released the debut album when she moved to Puerto Rico. She won many awards in the 70s, such as the "Festival de la CanciĆ³n" in Colombia in 1970, in 1973 the "Festival de Benidorm" in Valencia of Spain and in 1974 the prestigious Festival OTI in Mexico.
In 1977 she released an album on Alhambra Records. All the songs from the self-titled album are in spanish. It includes the song "Suavemente". She also sings the song "Inseparable" in spanish which became known with Natalie Cole in 1975. The album was produced by Manuel De La Calva.


A year later "Suavemente" was released as a single. The flip side was the disco song "Sugar Me". It was released on Libra Records. However this time "Suavemente" was recorded with english lyrics.


"Suavemente" was penned by Manuel De La Calva and Ramon Arcusa. Nydia Caro wrote the english lyrics.



In the same year "Suavemente" was released under the name "Softly" on the same label, Libra Records.



Note: The above posted single is not played in full

Friday, March 20, 2015

Wonder Starr - Who Can I Run To 1981


This record is an extremerly rare 45" which I discovered a year ago. It was rerleased on Starr Records Inc. in 1981. I had never heard about this band. Although I have been looking for many months information about this band, I did not find anything. Probably this song was performed by Jones Girls under the name "Wonder Starr". The original song of "Who Can I Run To" was first recorded by Jones Girls in 1979.




Note: The above posted single is not played in full.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Souldennis Live


I have the pleasure to announce that I and my friend Nicolas Drosos will appear tomorrow night (Friday) at 9pm GMT on a radio show at 261.gr. We will play some favorite songs.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Scott Read - Sincerely 1981 Lp



Scott Read is a lesser known crooner of jazz music. In the 60s he collaborated with Larry Mako and they appeared six nights a week on Blue Grass nightclub from Cleveland, Ohio. He released his debut album entitled "Splendor At The Grass" on Warwick Records from Cleveland. The album includes some live performances from Blue Grass nightclub. It was produced by DJ Nate Kay.


There are not many info about Scott Read between the live album in the mid 60s and the other album which was released in 1981. The album "Sincerely" of 1981 was released on his own label Scott Sound Productions.


It was recorded at The Recording Connection, Beachwood, Ohio. The musicians were Al Ferrara on keyboards, Bob Frazer on guitar, Steve Stanziano on bass, Jim Ventura on drums, Dave Robinson and Arnie Rosenberg on percusion. Becky Goldstein, Tampa Lann and Diane Green on backing vocals. Arranged by John Brinson and Jim Reiger. Produced by Anie Rosenberg.

I have chosen two tracks entitled "Keep Me In Your Heart Forever" and "Let's Try Love Again".





Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full