Soul Fantasy

Friday, December 28, 2012

Noel Fleetwood & Rita Van Robinson - Lovin' you comes natural 1983

Noel Fleetwood & Rita Van Robinson are unknown singers without any success. However Noel and Rita released a jazz/soul album in 1983. The album entitled "Lovin'you comes natural" was released on Peach Town Records. It was recorded at Master Sound Studios, Atlanta, Georgia.

I want to note that I bought this album a year ago without having heard any sample. I simply followed my feeling.
The album was produced under the direction of Bill Freeman. Bill Freeman was also arranger and co-songwriter on the album. I have chosen two tracks entitled "Don't shut me out" and "Hurricane". Both of these songs were written by Bill Freeman and Deborah Cruse.

It is worthy to note that "Don't shut me out" and "Hurricane" were released as a single in the same year on the same label.

Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

I wish Merry Christmas to all my visitors.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Juan Oskar - Christmas is near 2005

After the last article, I decided to present another song by Juan Oskar which fits with Christmas. The title of the song is "Christmas is near". This song was included on the album CD entitled "Christmas is for grownups too" which was released in 2005.

 Note: The above posted tracks is not played in full

Friday, December 14, 2012

MayneStream - Sheri 1979

I have recently discovered this record. I want to note that when I heard it, I was impressed, because I had a long time to hear a great soul latin song like this. MayneStream was an unknown studio band.

Jay Maynes aka Juan Oskar was raised and lives in Glendale, Arizona, He is the oldest of ten children, of a musical family. He has been a working musician, since he was 17 years old. He has played many styles and many venues.
In 1979 he did a studio project and recorded two songs "Kick'n the Brass / Sheri" at Desert Sound Recording Studio, Glendale, AZ. This studio was founded in 1972 by the recording engineer, guitarist, bassist, keyboartist, drummer and vocalist Sandy Lamont. Both of these songs were released as a single on La Perla Cafe Records in 1979.  The name of the label was taken from a cafe-restuarant in Glendale.
I have chosen "Sheri" which was written by Jose LeGerrette in the 60s as a ballad. The musicians on "Sheri" were Jay Maynes on piano, keyboards and vocals,  Robin Maynes (brother of Jay) on guitar, Scott Kaye on bass, guitar and Robert Scott on drums. Produced, arranged and vocals by Jay Maynes.

Note: The above posted single is not played in full

I want to thank Jay Maynes aka Juan Oskar for all his info

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Lee Staton - Ain't love funny that way 1983

Lee Staton is an unknown singer. She started as a model. She won several beauty and talent contests. In the early 70's she decided to start singing without any success. She worked in various clubs for several years. In 1983 Lee Staton released a single entitled "Ain't love funny that way/Lonely Teardrops" on Omari Records from Los Angeles.

I have chosen a beautiful song "Ain't love funny that way" which was written by Perry Mack, Elwin Rutledge and Michael Boyd. Produced by Perry Mack and Ms.Ann Staton. Arranged by Perry Mack and Elwin Rutledge.

Note: The above posted single is not played in full

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Two songs with the same music

I had the opportunity to present the great artist Jimmy Randolph two times ago in my blog. I have also presented the soul group Sting and the album "Pleasure".
For the first time, I heard the song "You have to lose love (to love love)" of Jimmy Randolph on Paul Collins radio show in England several years ago. Later when I bought the album "Pleasure" of Sting and heard the song "Winning number", it reminded me something. Recently, I heard again the album of Sting and  I finally understood both of these songs have the same music with different lyrics.
I noticed that the label of Jimmy Randolph's vinyl mentions as composer Horrace Ott. However the album of Sting mentions as composers Jay Ellis, Eugene Pitt and Curtis Blandon.
It is worthy to note that Jimmy Randolph's 45" and the album of Sting have the same producer, Jay Ellis.

 Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full