Soul Fantasy

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Jean Terrell - No limit 1978

In 1978 Jean signed to A&M and recorded this Lp "I had to fall in love". But unfortunately A&M plans for her conflicted with her religious beliefs and she quickly left the label, the album doing very little at the time. Fortunately the album came to the fore in the "Rare Groove" revival in the late 80s/early 90s, with two Grey & Hanks written songs. One of them is the modern soul dancer "No limit" (later recorded by Breakwater in the same year) becoming very popular. Produced by Bobby Martin.

Note: The above posted track is not played in full

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Stanley Turrentine - Only you and me 1981

The sound of E.W.& F. with sax player Stanley Turrentine. This is a mellow Jazzy Soul track. Co-written and produced by Larry Dun. Also co-written and strings arranged by George Del Barrio. Lead vocal by Dianne Reeves with Philip Bailey background vocals. Taken from 1981 Lp "Tender Togetherness".

Note: The above posted track is not played in full

Philip Bailey

Philip Bailey is one of my favorite singers. His dynamic falsetto has slipped effortlessly among a variety of musical grooves R&B, soul, jazz, funk and more. Apart from EWF, his solo projects have encompassed pop, gospel and contemporary jazz.

I chose a great song entitled "I know" which was released as a single (12 incher) in 1983. It was also included on the album entitled "Continuation" in the same year on CBS Records.

I know (extended version) 1983