Soul Fantasy

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Announcement


Hello my friends, I wold like to let you know that today I'm not presenting my show. Thank you for your understanding. I'll be on air next Sunday.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Souldennis Live On Coni-OnAir (10-11-2019)


Hello everybody, for today I have prepared a beautiful mix of the song "Ooo Sweet Love" that was released in the 70's by the unknown singer Marilyn Grimes. I have also chosen songs from Soul, OldSchool Soul, Jazz, Blue Eyed Soul and AOR music scenes. My show starts from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+2). I'll be glad to see you on air...

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Souldennis Live On Coni-OnAir (3-11-2019)


Hello everybody, after a week's break I'm back again in the studio of Coni-OnAir. I have chosen songs from Soul, OldSchool Soul, Jazz, Gospel and CCM music scenes. My show starts from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+2). I'll be glad to see you on air...

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Announcement

Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για sick

Hello everybody, I want to inform you that today I'm not presenting my show due to sickness. I'm sorry but I don't feel very well. I'll see you again next Sunday.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Souldennis Live On Coni-OnAir (20-10-2019)



Hello my friends, today Sunday, I will have the pleasure to present you a variety of songs from Soul, OldSchool Soul, Blue-Eyed Soul, Blues, Jazz and SmoothJazz music scenes. My show starts from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+3). I'll be glad to see you on air.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The story behind the vinyl record 45 of Lou Watson ‎– Please Don't Leave / Daydreaming (45)



Hello my friends, I would like to describe the story behind the release of this vinyl record. It was one night several months ago. If I remember right, 8th November 2018. I used to stay on my PC for many hours. I received a message from the pianist, arranger and producer Ronald Foster.



He was active on his facebook account. I had come in contact with him several years ago. I replied to him straight away. As we were talking about music, he showed me a rare video in which Ronald and 3 singers (one male and 2 female singers) appeared in a local TV show in the early 80's. It was a gospel choir. Ronald Foster was on piano. As I was listening to them, I asked Ronald about the male singer, because I thought he had a great and deep voice. Ronald Foster said to me his name was Lou Watson.



Seconds later, Ronald told me wait... "I remembered that I have recorded a few demo songs with him which are unreleased until today". Wow I yelled and I asked him if I can listen to them. At the same moment I started searching for information about Lou Watson. I tracked down two jazz albums in the decade of 2000. A few minutes later Ronald Foster emailed me 3 tracks which had been recorded in 1977. 
Ronald told me that the sound has been taken from tape. I tried to listen carefully to them in order to evaluate them. These tracks were nice and I wanted to play on my show the song "Please Don't Leave". Of course I asked Ronald Foster for his permission in order to play it on my show.
So, I had the pleasure to include it on my show on 11th November 2018. As every show on Coni-OnAir has a lot of listeners from all over the world, the same thing happened in this show. So, in this case, a vinyl collector from Hungary who is named Tamas Bogyo listened to my show and then he came in contact with Patrick Biggerstaff from the label IziphoSoul Records.
In this way, on July it was released in a vinyl record 45 two of the songs that Ronald Foster showed me on the night of 8th November 2018. This 45 include the songs "Please Don't Leave" and "Daydreaming".


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Souldennis Live on Coni-OnAir (22-9-2019)


Hello my friends, a few days ago I had the great pleasure to meet the saxophonist George Katsakis. It was a great time and experience for me. For this reason I decided to enter in the studio tomorrow Sunday in order to present a show. He served as a member of the 50's and 60's group The Royaltones along with the guitarist Dennis Coffey and the bassist Bob Babbitt. Both musicians were members of the famous band The Funk Brothers. My show starts from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+3). I'll be glad to see you on air.


Sunday, July 28, 2019

Souldennis Live on Coni-OnAir (28-7-2019)


Hello my friends, tomorrow it will be the last broadcast before I leave for holidays. I'm presenting you songs from Soul, OldSchoolSoul, Jazz and some songs from Beach music scene from North Carolina. I will also present you an overview of my 4 years on air. My show starts from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+3). I'll be glad to see you on air.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Souldennis Live On Coni-OnAir (21-7-2019)


Hello my friends, today I'll be on air from the studio of Coni-OnAir despite the problems that were caused by the earthquake few days ago. I'm presenting you songs from Soul, OldSchoolSoul, Jazz and some Beach music from North Carolina. My show starts from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+3). I'll be glad to see you on air.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Billy Eckstine - The Best Thing 1976


William Clarence “Billy” Eckstine was a vocalist and bandleader of jazz and bop big band music. He was born on July 8, 1914 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia and passed away on March 8, 1993 in Pittsburg at the age of 78.  In 1939 Eckstine joined Earl Hines’ Grand Terrace Orchestra and stayed with the band as vocalist and occasionally, trumpeter, until 1943. In 1944, he formed his own big band which was a source for young musicians who would reshape jazz by the end of the decade, including Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Charlie Parker, and Fats Navarro. The Billy Eckstine Orchestra was the first bop big-band. He was touring frequently with his band across the country and Europe. He became popularly known as Mr.B and except for vocals, he was also playing  trumpet, valve trombone and guitar.



Even though, the collaboraton between Quincy Jones and Billy Eckstine started in the early 60's, in 1976 they collaborated again and the result was a single "The Best Thing / Faraway Forever". It was released on A&M Records. I love the song "The Best Thing" which was arranged, conducted and produced by Quincy Jones. Herb Albert also helped on the production.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Announcement

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Hello my friends, I would like to inform you that today I'm not presenting you my broadcast. Elections are taking place in Greece. Thank you for your understanding!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Souldennis Live On Coni-OnAir (30-6-2019)

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Hello my friends, yesterday the team of Coni-OnAir celebrated 4 years since we came out on the air on July 2nd, 2015. Today I'm presenting you a variety of songs from Soul, OldSchool Soul, Blues and Jazz music scenes. My show starts from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+3). I'll be glad to see you on air.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Souldennis Live On Coni-OnAir (23-6-2019)



Hello my friends, today I will have the pleasure to present you a variety of songs from Soul, OldSchool Soul, Disco, Jazz, Jazz Vocals and Blue-Eyed Soul music scenes. I will also present you a rare album by a Malaysian singerMy show starts from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+3). I'll be glad to see you on air.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Souldennis Live On Coni-OnAir (16-6-2019)


Hello my friends, due to the fact that I watched a documentary about the life story of Teddy Pendergrass, tomorrow Sunday I will have the pleasure to present you a few songs from Teddy's great career. I will also play 2 extremely rare 45 from my personal vinyl collection. My show starts from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+3).

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Souldennis Live On Coni-OnAir (9-6-2019)


Hello my friends, tomorrow I will have the pleasure to present you a few songs from Dr.John's great career who passed away a few days ago. I will also play 2 extremely rare 45 from my personal vinyl collection. My show starts from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+3).

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Souldennis Live On Coni-OnAir (2-6-2019)



Hello my friends, I'll be back in the studio this Sunday after taking a break for a week due to the elections that took place in Greece. I will have the pleasure to present you some rare songs from my personal vinyl collection. My show starts from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+3). I'll be glad to see you on air.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Announcement

Hi everyone, I would like to inform you that I will not present you my broadcast this Sunday.  Elections will take place in Greece. I will see you again next Sunday.Thank you for your understanding!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Souldennis Live on Coni-OnAir (19-5-2019)



Hello my friends, today, I'll be on air from the studio of Coni-OnAir. Due to the anniversary of Earth Wind & Fire that they were formed in 1969, I will have the pleasure to present you 2 songs from this famous group. I have also chosen 2 songs from the group The Dells, as a tribute to Charles Barksdale who passed away a few days ago. Finally I will present you a rare song that was written by the trombonist and arranger from Los Angeles, Romeo Prado. My show starts from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+3). I'll be glad to see you on air.

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Souldennis Live on Coni-OnAir (12-5-2019)



Hello my friends, tomorrow Sunday, I'll be on air from the studio of Coni-OnAir. I will have the pleasure to present you songs from OldSchool Soul, Gospel, AOR, Jazz and Jazz Vocals music scenes. My show starts from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+3). I'll be glad to see you on air.


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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Souldennis Live on Coni-OnAir (5-5-2019)



Hello my friends, tomorrow Sunday, I'll be back in the studio of Coni-OnAir after taking a break for a few days. I will have the pleasure to present you songs from Soul, OldSchool Soul, Jazz and Jazz Vocals music scenes. My show starts from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+3). I'll be glad to see you on air.


Saturday, April 27, 2019

Καλή Ανάσταση και Καλό Πάσχα (Happy Easter)


Happy Easter my friends. I'll be on air next Sunday, that is May 5th.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Souldennis Live on Coni-OnAir (21-4-2019)


Hello my friends, tomorrow is a great day for me. The reason is that Izipho Soul Records announced on Friday in the UK that it's going to release a vinyl 45 by Kip Carmen & Danny Horton. In fact I contributed a lot to this release and I invite you on my Sunday broadcast to enjoy Kip Carmen's music! I'l be glad to see you on air! My show starts from 8pm to 10 pm (GMT+3).

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Souldennis Live on Coni-OnAir (14-4-2019)



Hello my friends, tomorrow Sunday, I will have the pleasure to present you some special songs from my personal vinyl collection. Songs from Old School Soul, Jazz, Jazz Vocals and Gospel. I will also present you a great cover  of the song "Secret Garden" of Quincy Jones by the guitarist and producer from Pittsburgh, Larry McGee. Finally I will reveal you a new release 45 from the label Izipho Soul. And of course I'm talking about Epicentre featuring Bernadette Bascom 45. My show starts from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+3). I'll be glad to see you on air.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Souldennis Live on Coni-OnAir (7-4-2019)



Hello my friends, due to a DVD that I saw about Tanya Maria, I will present you tomorrow a few brazilian soul and bossa nova songs. Of course you will listen to a song from the DVD about Tanya Maria. Finaly I'm presenting you the brand new single of the Cuban-American trumpenter, Kiwzo Fumero. He covers the known band, Weather Report. My show starts from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+3). I'll be glad to see you on air.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Souldennis Live on Coni-OnAir (24-3-2019)



Hello my friends, tomorrow I will have the pleasure to present you a variety of songs from Soul, OldSchool Soul, Jazz and Christian music scenes. I will also present you a few songs by Michael Wycoff as a tribute to him who passed away some days ago. Finally I'm presenting you a brand new song as a tribute to Natalie Cole. My show starts from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+2). I'll be glad to see you on air.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Souldennis Live on Coni-OnAir (17-3-2019)




Hello my friends,  tomorrow I'll be back in the studio of Coni-OnAir. I will have a variety of songs from Soul, OldSchool Soul, Jazz and Beach music scenes. I will also present you a few songs by Harvey Scales as a tribute to him who passed away a month ago. My show starts from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+2). I'll be glad to see you on air.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Souldennis Live on Coni-OnAir (3-3-2019)




Hello everybody, on Sunday, I will have the pleasure to host in the studio of Coni-OnAir, an exceptional musician, the Greek saxophonist, flutist and multi-instrumentalist Vasilis Defigos. He also plays piano and percussion. Tune in on Coni-OnAir, from 8pm to 10pm (Greek Time 20:00 - 22:00) (GMT+2). I'll be glad to see you on air!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Souldennis Live on Coni-OnAir (17-2-2019)




Hello my friends,  tomorrow I will have a variety of songs from Soul, Jazz and Blues music scenes. My show starts from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+2). I'll be glad to see you on air.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Souldennis Live on Coni-OnAir (10-2-2019)



Hello my friends,  as you know today I'll be on air from the studio of Coni-OnAir. I will have the pleasure to present you some special songs from my personal vinyl collection. My show starts from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+2). I'll be glad to see you on air.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Souldennis Live on Coni-OnAir (3-2-2019)



Hello my friends, due to the fact that the singer James Ingram passed away few days ago, tomorrow  I will have the pleasure to present you a short tribute to him. I will also play a song in the memory of the guitarist of blues music Preston Shannon who passed away some days ago. I will reveal a rare album from Hawaii as well. My show starts from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+2). I'll be glad to see you on air.


Thursday, January 31, 2019

Basic Black & Pearl - We've Gone Too Far 1977 (45)


Hello my friends, I decided to present you one of my favorite 45. Basic Black & Pearl was a studio group from Canada. The members of the group were probably the pianist Leon Aronson, the guitarist Bobby Cohen, the drummer Marty Simon and the bassist David Nash. The lead vocalist was Sharon Lee Williams. 
The group released only singles from 1975 to 1980. All the singles were released on WAM Records. The label was owned by Leon Aronson. Some songs are great such as the song "There'll Come A Time, There'll Come A Day" that was released in 1975 and the song "Mystery Dancer" that was released in 1980.
Today I'm presenting you one more great song entitled "We've Gone Too Far". It was released as a single in 1977. The flip-side of the record 45 is the song "Love Signs". "We've Gone Too Far" was written by a fabulous composer called Carlyle Miller. He has written a few great songs for Canadian artists. He is also singer and released a few 45 in the 70's and 80's.
There is a strange thing about the song "We've Gone Too Far". The same song was released as a single on the same year on the same label by Sharon Lee Williams. As I told you Sharon was the lead singer of the group. I want to mention that the recording of "We've Gone Too Far" was different than the recording of the group.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Souldennis Live on Coni-OnAir (27-1-2019)


Hello my friends, today for one more time I'm presenting a show. As you know, my show includes songs from Old School Soul, Soul, Jazz, Jazz Vocals. Tune in from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+2). I'll be glad to see you on air!

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Souldennis Live on Coni-OnAir (20-1-2019)


Hello my friends, for one more time, Today I'll be on air with you. As you know, my show includes songs from Old School Soul, Soul, Jazz, Jazz Vocals. Tune in from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+2). I'll be glad to see you on air!

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Souldennis Live on Coni-OnAir (13-1-2019)




Hello my friends, Happy new year with health and happiness. Tomorrow I will present my first broadcast of 2019. As you know, my show includes songs from Old School Soul, Soul, Jazz, Jazz Vocals.



Two years ago, I had the pleasure to present you a previously unreleased song called "All My Life" by Steve Willoughby. It was recorded in 1978 arranged by Tony Camillo. Recently it was released as a 45 on Izipho Soul Records from UK. This vinyl record 45 also includes an exceptional long version of it. Tune in from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+2).

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Sandra Jeanne Brown ‎– Close Your Eyes And Turn Me On 1975 (45)


Hello my friends, I wish you a Happy New Year with health and love. This article is the first of the new year. I had randomly found this vinyl record 45". The sound of the song "Close Your Eyes And Turn Me On" attracted my attention. It is a nice ballad that was written by Tanden Hayes.  He also released a single in 1976 on the same label, CYMA Record Corporation. The other song "The Seed Of Music" is also a ballad.

Sandra Jeanne Brown is a professional soprano singer. She has appeared as featured soloist with Symphony Orchestras throughout the United States and Europe. Career highlights include the national and international tour of Houston Grand Opera’s production of Porgy and Bess, and leading roles in premiere performances of Zabette and The Opera Singer. Ms. Brown has studied at Wellesley College, Spelman College and Georgia State University. Continued studies include Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019