Soul Fantasy

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tim Stevens & Crystal Wilson - Are You The One



The sound of Pittsburgh. This is a great duet by Tim Stevens and Crystal Wilson. Crystal was female singer of The Lovation. They give us, a classy modern soul ballad along with sax. It was released on Pittsburgh International Records. "Are you the one" was written by Tim Stevens. Arranged by Leonard Johnson III. Produced by Tim Stevens and Gene Stevens. Solo sax by Kenny Blake. This single is not included on the album in 1981 entitled "Got to be free" on the same label.




Note: The above posted single is not played in full

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Jeb Stuart - Baby let’s get together tonight 1982



Jeb Stuart (A.K.A Charles Jones) was born in Memphis June 2, 1945. He released 1st single as Charles Jones on Wing Records in 1956. He released 1st single as Jeb Stuart on Shar Records in 1960. Then he recorded many songs for various labels. Stuart continued into the 70s and 80s on his new Esquire International label. In 1982 Esquire International Records released 7inch entitled "Baby let’s get together tonight / You better belive it baby". From this 7 inch, I chose the single "baby let's get together tonight". Composed by himself. Arranged by Mike Levine, Billy Ross and Jeb Stuart. Stuart’s vocals are brilliant. A southern soul man who deserves much greater recognition.





Note: The above posted track is not played in full

Biography by www.sirshambling.com

Saturday, July 25, 2009

1st Anniversary


I opened this blog one year ago. All the posts are original vinyls from my personal collection.

The top 5 hits on my blog during this year were: The first single was a big discovering by me. I’m the first man in the world who I uploaded this single. Until recently it was never seen even on demanding wants lists. However I made a mistake. I gave this song. Then some guys posted this song on other blog. They don’t understand the value of music and try to take a glory.

1. The Entertainers - Do you like it baby










3. George Frye - Keep-on Keeping-on 1981





4. Fred Parris & The Satins - Let me be the last one 1982


Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full

I want to thank Mr. Earl Dawkins and Gary (Alex) Alexander of the Entertainers for their interest on my Blog. Also I want to thank Dan Dixon, formerly of.... Mega Sound Studios/Broadcast Records.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

BREAKING NEWS !!!!


Yes!!! I'm the bidding winner.....more details coming soon!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

QUIZ 3 ?





Who is the group ?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Caesar Frazier - Just a little bit longer 1978



Caesar Frazier started playing piano at age five. After hearing the organ stylings of Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Shirley Scott, Jimmy McGriff and Booker T. Jones of the MG’S, he was forever attracted to the enormous sounds of the Hammond Organ. By age fifteen, Caesar began playing with a variety of R&B, Blues and Jazz bands. However, he was most attracted to the more complex and sophisticated stylings of Jazz.
After graduating from high school, Caesar attended Florida A&M University, earning a degree in music education. Throughout his tenure at Florida A&M, he formed and played in numerous bands, earning money to cover college cost. In 1967,while in college, along with his organ trio, he made appearances on the Ted Mack television show.
After graduating from Florida A& M University, he moved to Indianapolis, Indiana on the advice of a college musician friend, where he would start an organ quartet performing on the very active local music scene and touring the mid-west jazz club circuit.
It was in 1971 that Caesar’s relationship with Lou Donaldson began. A former member of Lou’s band heard Caesar at a Jazz club in Indianapolis and immediately called Lou and told him that he had heard a young organist that he would be interested in bringing into his band. From that introduction began a relationship and bond that would be everlasting.
It was Lou that made the call and connections that would start Caesar’s recording career as a Jazz / Funk organist and vocalist. Over the years, Caesar recorded numerous instrumental and vocal albums.
One of them was in 1978 on Westbound Records entitled “Another Life”. Distributed by Atlantic Recording Corporation. Arranged by Mike Theodore, Caesar Frazier and David Van De Pitte. Produced by Mike Theodore, Caesar Frazier and Bernie Mendelson. From this album I have chosen wonderful track entitled “Just a little bit longer”. Composed by himself.





After leaving Lou’s band, Caesar joined the Marvin Gaye orchestra as keyboardist, touring the mega concert venues.

Note: The above posted track is not played in full

Friday, July 17, 2009

BREAKING NEWS !!!!


I'm the bidding winner.....more details coming soon!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lifestyle - Katrina 1977



Lifestyle was an obscure soul/funk/disco group. The Band are: Jerry "Jason" Ferguson, Johnny "John-John" Mathis, Wade "Holmes" Davis, Charles "Chuckie" Lee and Shedrick "Sweet" Wooden. They recorded one and only album at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia and Media Sound Studios, New York in 1977 and relesead on RCA Records. String & Horn Orchestrations arranged by Horace Ott. Rhythm arrangements by Richie Rome. Vocal arrangements by Billy Jackson & Jerry Ferguson. Produced by Billy Jackson. I chose a track entitled "Katrina". Also this track released as single in 1977 on RCA Records.





Note: The above posted track is not played in full

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Holidays...


I will be away on holidays. Next post on July 15.

John Goodwine - If only you were here 1983



John Goodwine was an unknown singer. This single was recorded at "Studio A" Dearborn Hgts and released on Wine Song Records in 1983. Composed by himself. Arranged by John Goodwine and Rob Jones. Produced by himself.



Note: The above posted single is not played in full

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Magnetic Touch - Will you stay with me 1981


Magnetic Touch was an obscure soul/funk/disco group from New York. The group collaborated with the great Patrick Adams. Magnetic Touch released a single in 1973 on Cheryl Records entitled “Ain’t gonna be a next time”. This single was included on ultra rare album entitled “Falling in love with a dream” in 1977 on Almeria Records Inc. Afterwards the group returned on Cheryl Records and they released only singles. In 1981 they released a single entitled “Will you stay with me”. It was distributed by Star Vision International Records. It was a surprise for me, when I noticed that Jimmy Dockett helped the group as conductor. At the same time Jimmy Dockett was recording for Star Vision International Records. Produced, arranged and composed by Bobby Taylor.



Note: The above posted single is not played in full

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Jacksons - Everybody 1980



One more post for Michael. This album was released in 1980 on Epic entitled "Triumph". I chose track entitled "Everybody". Composed by Michael Jackson, Tito Jackson and Mike McKinney. Produced by The Jacksons.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Frank Quintero - Estas en mi 1980


Frank Quintero (Juan Francisco Quintero Mentoza) was born in Caracas, Venezuela, on November 27th, 1952. Frank started his musical career very young. When his father noticed that Frank had a special tuning with the music and the rhythm, gave him his first musical instrument at the age of 10: the drums, which he studied and dominated over the years. He has recorded some albums. One of them is entitled "De noche y con poca luz" in 1980 on CBS Records. I have chosen the killer track "Estas en mi". Composed by himself. Produced by Frank Quintero & Leo Quintero. Solo sax by Ralph Moore.






Note: The above posted track is not played in full

Michael Jackson



That’s the way I want to remember him.



I chose track entitled "I can't help it" from the album "Off the wall" in 1979