589-Rare grooves & modern soul flavours


  1. The Sugarhill Gang – Bad News (Don’t Bother Me) (1980) [LP:The Sugarhill Gang] ~ Sugar Hill
  2. Bill Wolfer – Call Me (1982) [LP:Wolf] ~ Constellation
  3. G.C. Cameron – Give Me Your Love (1983) [LP:Give Me Your Love] ~ Malaco
  4. Delegation – I Figure I’m Out Of Your Life (1982) [LP:Deuces High] ~ Ariola
  5. McArthur – It’s So Real (1975) ~ Brown Dog
  6. Bobby Wilson – Here Is Where The Love Is (1975) [LP:I’ll Be Your Rainbow] ~ Buddah
  7. Carol Woods & The Executives – Ooh Baby ~ Perfecto 7
  8. Powerful People – (Little Girl) Say Yes (1977) ~ Epic
  9. William Bell – Easy Comin’ Out (Hard Goin’ In) (1977) [LP:It’s Time You Took Another Listen] ~ Mercury
  10. Tommy Stewart – Fulton County Line (1976) [LP:Tommy Stewart] ~ Abraxas
  11. Chick Corea – Central Park (1978) [LP:Secret Agent] ~ Polydor
  12. 13th Amendment – Hard To Be In Love (1970) ~ Slave
  13. The Roc-Kays Band – A Love As True As Mine (1971) ~ Nairobi
  14. Archie Bell & The Drells – Just A Little Closer (1969) [LP:There’s Gonna Be A Showdown] ~ Atlantic
  15. Rita Da Costa – You And Nothing More (1965) ~ Tower
  16. The Autographs – Love’s Gonna Do You In (1965) ~ Joker
  17. The Friends Of Distinction – We Got A Good Thing Going (1969) [LP:Highly Distinct] ~ RCA
  18. Bobbie Gentry – You’ve Made Me So Very Happy (1969) [LP:Touch ‘Em With Love] ~ Capitol
  19. Gene Chandler – Blind Heart (1968) [LP:There Was A Time] ~ Brunswick
  20. Moses Smith – Try My Love ~ Dionn
  21. Sharon Scott – I’m Not Afraid ~ {Kent}
  22. The Chosen Few – In The Rain (1976) [LP:In Miami] ~ Trojan
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588-Rare grooves & modern soul flavours


  1. Bloodstone – Something’s Missing (1974) [LP:Riddle Of The Sphinx] ~ London
  2. Starpoint – I Got The Love (1983) [LP:It’s So Delicious] ~ Elektra
  3. The Ballads – Wait (1980) [LP:Confessing The Feeling] ~ Balja
  4. Billy Boomer – You Can’t Hide (1982) ~ Blast
  5. Mike James Kirkland – Oh Me Oh My (I’m A Fool For You Baby) (1973) [LP:Doin’ It Right] ~ Bryan
  6. Act 1 – You Didn’t Love Me Anyhow (1974) [LP:Act 1] ~ Spring
  7. The Individuals – I Love The Way You Move (1976) [LP:Together (We Can Make Something Happen)] ~ P.I.P.
  8. Lost Generation – The Sly, Slick And The Wicked (1970) ~ Brunswick
  9. The Lovelites – You’ve Hurt Me Now (1970) [LP:With Love From The Lovelites] ~ Uni
  10. Garland Green – Please Come Home (1973) ~ Spring
  11. Flip Nunez – D’Ju Like Me (1976) [LP:My Own Time And Space] ~ Catalyst
  12. 7th Wonder – Words Don’t Say Enough (1978) [LP:Words Don’t Say Enough] ~ Parachute
  13. Phyllis Hyman – Baby (I’m Gonna Love You) (1976) ~ Desert Moon
  14. Vernon Garrett – I’m At The Crossroads (1977) ~ ICA
  15. J.J. Barnes – Got To Get Rid Of You (1969) ~ Volt
  16. Fantastic Four – I Love You Madly (1968) ~ Ric-Tic
  17. Chubby And The Turnpikes – I Know The Inside Story (1968) ~ Capitol
  18. The Intensions – Don’t Forget That I Love You (1967) ~ Philips
  19. Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band – Hard Times (1976) [LP:Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band] ~ RCA Victor
  20. Dynamic Superiors – One-Nighter (1975) [LP:The Dynamic Superiors] ~ Motown
  21. Bo Kirkland And Ruth Davis – Easy Loving (1976) [LP:Bo & Ruth] ~ Claridge
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587-Rare grooves & modern soul flavours

  1. One Way Featuring Al Hudson – I Am Under Your Spell (1979) [LP:One Way Featuring Al Hudson] ~ MCA
  2. Sweet James Epps – Love At First Sight (1983) ~ Motorpool
  3. Shellie Jacobs – I Get High (On Your Memory) (1980) ~ Venture
  4. Pure Pleasure – By My Side (1980) ~ QC
  5. A.J. Brown – Making Love Together (1980) ~ Maestro
  6. Sundray Tucker – If It Was Me (1981) ~ T.K.
  7. Mellaa – Free (1983) ~ LARC
  8. Gloria Taylor – You Got To Pay The Price (1969) ~ Glo-whiz
  9. The Gospel Classics – More Love, That’s What We Need (1968) ~ Checker
  10. Shirley Karol – My Baby’s Gone Away (1968) ~ Dakar
  11. Don Latarski – The Beginning Song (1981) [LP:Haven] ~ Inner City
  12. Joe Jama & The Royal Jesters – Phases Of Time (~) ~ Opimum
  13. Power Of Attorney from Graterford Prison – Turn Around (1974) ~ Polydor
  14. Dede Warwick – Funny How We Change Places (1975) ~ Private Stock
  15. The Innersection – I’m In Debt To You (1977) ~ Group 5
  16. The Differences – Five Minutes (1971) ~ Mon’ca
  17. EL SID – Ladies Choice ~ Jorel
  18. New Holidays – Maybe So, Maybe No (1970) ~ Soulhawk
  19. Doris Duke – The Feeling Is Right (1970) ~ Canyon
  20. Pat Livingston – You Bet I Would (1974) ~ Money
  21. Merv Murphy – It’s Growing ~ Simmons
  22. Vanessa Kendrick – 90% Of Me Is You (1973) ~ Glades
  23. Windy City – Let Me Ride (1977) [LP:Let Me Ride] ~ Chi Sound
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586-Rare grooves & modern soul flavours


  1. Willie Hutch – California My Way (1973) [LP:Fully Exposed] ~ Motown
  2. Lazarus – Brown Eyes (1977) [LP:Lazarus] ~ Midland International
  3. Dionne Warwick – Deja Vu (1979) [LP:Dionne] ~ Arista
  4. Crystal Motion – You’re My Main Squeeze (Part 1) (1975) ~ Sound Gems
  5. Norma Jean & Ray J. – I’ve Taken Over (1974) [LP:Raising Hell] ~ Hep Me
  6. Carl Carlton – La La Song (1974) [LP:Everlasting Love] ~ abc
  7. Blaze – I Wonder (1990) [LP:25 Years Later] ~ Motown
  8. L.R. Superstars – A Little Bit Selfish (1990) [LP:Sayin’ It] ~ Rare Grooves
  9. PAZ – AC DC (1983) [LP:Look Inside] ~ Paladin
  10. The Sapphires – I Found Out Too Late (1964) ~ Swan
  11. Carolyn Crawford – My Smile Is Just A Frown (Turned Upside Down) (1964) ~ Motown
  12. Doris Troy – He Don’t Belong To Me (1965) ~ Atlanic
  13. Eldridge Holmes – Worried Over You (1964) ~ Jet Set
  14. Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – Where Is The Love (1972) [LP:Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway] ~ Atlantic
  15. The Friends Of Distinction – No One’s Gonna Be A Fool Forever (1973) [LP:Love Can Make It Easier] ~ RCA Victor
  16. Joe Bataan – Crystal Blue Persuasion (1972) [LP:Singin’ Some Soul] ~ Fania
  17. Mary Jane Girls – On The Inside (1983) [LP:Mary Jane Girls] ~ Gordy
  18. Active Force – I Never Thought I’d Love Again (1983) [LP:Active Force] ~ A&M
  19. Switch – I’m So Satisfied (1984) [LP:Am I Still Your Boyfriend?] ~ Total Experience
  20. The Manhattans – Just One Moment Away (1981) ~ CBS
  21. Banda Black Rio – Miss Cheryl (1980) [LP:Saci Perere] ~ RCA Victor
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585-Rare grooves & modern soul flavours

  1. Oneness Of Juju – River Luv Rite (1976) [LP:Space Jungle Luv] ~ Black Fire
  2. Carolyn Franklin – You Can Have My Soul (1976) [LP:If You Want Me] ~ RCA Victor
  3. Curt Darin – Two On A Cloud (1976) ~ Buddah
  4. Heywood Cash – You’re Messing Up A Good Thing (1976) ~ Epic
  5. Bobby Broom – Share My Love (1981) [LP:Clean Sweep] ~ GRP
  6. The Controllers – I Can’t Turn The Boogie Loose (1980) [LP:Next In Line] ~ Juana
  7. Gregg Jackson – One For The Road (1982) ~ {Zip Promotion}
  8. The Manhattans – Share My Life (1978) [LP:There’s No Good In Goodbye] ~ CBS
  9. The Three Degrees – Together (1978) [LP:The Three Degrees – Comp] ~ Embassy
  10. Danser’s Inferno – Sombre Guitar (1973) [LP:Creation One] ~ Lirs
  11. The Persuaders – It’s Love (1976) [LP:It’s All About Love] ~ Calla
  12. Chocolateclay – Free (I’ll Always Be) (1977) [LP:Chocolateclay] ~ Cat
  13. Mojoba – I Know (1977) ~ Polydor
  14. Doobie Brothers – You Belong To Me (1977) [LP:Livin’ On The Fault Line] ~ Warner Bros.
  15. Kokomo – Little Girl (1975) [LP:Rise & Shine] ~ Columbia
  16. America – Tin Man (1974) [LP:Holiday] ~ Warner Bros.
  17. The Dells – Stand Up And Show The World (1973) [LP:Give Your Baby A Standing Ovation] ~ Cadet
  18. The Notations – I’ve Been Trying (1971) ~ Twinight
  19. Soul Expedition – We Gonna Make It (1972) [LP:Soul Expedition] ~ Lefevre
  20. Rupert Holmes – So Beautiful It Hurts (1978) [LP:Pursuit Of Happiness] ~ Private Stock
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584-Rare grooves & modern soul flavours (Tribute to Paul Thrower)

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Paul Thrower sadly passed away last week, he was a wonderful man, kind, witty and extremely knowledgeable about soul music with a willingness to share this knowledge with everyone. Paul was a guest on my show on many occasions and brought so many laughs and new (to me) tunes each time. By way of a tribute to Paul I have dedicated this show to him and chosen a selection of records he played over the years as both a thank you and an acknowledgement to his unbelievably good ear for soul music.
Rest In Peace Paul

  1. Cleveland Robinson – Somebody To Love ~ Nosnibor
  2. Billy Sha-Rae – Crying Clown (1971) ~ Spectrum
  3. Brad Lundy – (I’m At) The Breaking Point ~ Lundy
  4. Edwin Starr – I’ll Never Forget You (1976) ~ Granite
  5. Chuck and Mariann – Lets Walk Down The Street Together (1968) ~ Rampart
  6. Jo Ann Garrett – One Woman (1968) ~ Duo
  7. Patty Stokes – Is It True? (1967) ~ Mir-A-Don
  8. Marvell Love – Gotta Have Love (1975) ~ Shei
  9. New Birth – Fallin’ In Love (1976) ~ Warner Bros.
  10. Margie Alexander – It’s Worth A Whippin’ (1976) ~ Chi-Sound
  11. Priscilla Price – Only Yesterday (1973) ~ GeNEVA
  12. Laura Lee – I Can’t Make It Alone (1974) ~ Invictus
  13. The Temptations – Smooth Sailing (From Now On (1972) ~ Tamla Motown
  14. Ortheia Barnes – I’ve Never Loved Nobody (Like I Love You) (1967) ~ Coral
  15. Rita Wright – Something On My Mind (1967) ~ Gordy
  16. Tony & Lynn – I’m Hip To You Baby (1968) ~ Blue Rock
  17. Gladys Knight & The Pips – I Wish It Would Rain (1968) ~ Motown
  18. Shirley Walton – The Only One You Can’t Have All By Yourself (1969) ~ Enterprise
  19. Barbara Lewis – Ask The Lovely (1969) ~ Enterprise
  20. Dale Darby – Lets Got It Together (1977) ~ Westgate
  21. The Invitations – We Don’t Allow (No Sitting Down In Here) (1977) ~ Red Greg
  22. Hot Ice – It’s Time To Leave The Disco (1977) ~ Rage
  23. The Delfonics – He Don’t Really Love You (1971) ~ MOJo
  24. Debbie Taylor – I Have Learned To Do Without You (1973) ~ Polydor
  25. Irene Scott – Everyday Worries (1969) ~ Midas
  26. Jo Jo And The Outcast – Why Baby ~ Sound-O-Riffic
  27. The Magnificent Men – By The Time I Get To Phoenix (1968) ~ Capitol

Check out the Guest Shows under Categories on the right hand side of this page to hear more of Paul’s wonderful musical selections

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583-Rare grooves & modern soul flavours


  1. J.R. Bailey – Just Me’n You (1974) [LP:Just Me’N You] ~ MAM
  2. Ronnie Dyson – I Want To Be Where You Are (1977) [LP:Love In All Flavours] ~ Columbia
  3. Silk – Simply Beautiful (1977) [LP:Silk] ~ Prelude
  4. The Mighty Clouds Of Joy – The Truth Will Set You Free (1977) [LP:Truth Is The Power] ~ abc
  5. The Platters – Surrender Your Love (1984) [LP:This Time Around] ~ HMC
  6. Ashford & Simpson – My Kinda Pick Me Up (1983) [LP:High-Rise] ~ Capitol
  7. The Temptations – Ready Willing And Able (1981) [LP:The Temptations] ~ Gordy
  8. Jerry Butler – How Can I Get In Touch With You (1968) [LP:The Ice Man Cometh] ~ Mercury
  9. The Players – Why Did I Lie (1966) ~ Minit
  10. Patti Labelle And The Bluebelles – I’m Still Waiting (1966) ~ Atlantic
  11. Norman Connors – Mother Of The Future (1974) [LP:Slew Foot ] ~ Buddah
  12. R&R Soul Orchestra – Call On Me (2016) ~ It’s Soul Time
  13. Charles Brimmer – We’ve Only Just Begun (1975) ~ Chelsea
  14. Dynamic Superiors – If I Could Meet You (1976) [LP:You Name It] ~ Motown
  15. West Wing – I Got A Love For You (1975) [LP:West Wing] ~ 20th Century
  16. Dream Team – There He Is (1967) ~ Gregory
  17. Bettye Swann – Today I Started Loving You Again (1969) [LP:Don’t You Ever Get Tired Of Hurting Me?] ~ Capitol
  18. Jimmy Ruffin – Love Gives, Love Takes Away (1969) [LP:Ruff ‘N Ready] ~ Soul
  19. Timothy Wilson – Just Another Guy (On A String) (1968) ~ Buddah
  20. Marva W. Taylor – Nothing I’d Rather Be Than Your Weakness (1975) ~ Forte
  21. The Escorts – By The Time I Get To Phoenix (1973) ~ Alithia
  22. Ray & His Court – Soul Freedom (1973) ~ Epic
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582-Rare grooves & modern soul flavours


  1. Atmosfear – Xtraspecial (1982) ~ Elite
  2. Marcia Hines – You Gotta Let Go (1975) [LP:Marcia Shines] ~ Wizard
  3. Toby King – We’re In Love With Each Other (1976) [LP:Toby Kang] ~ Chelsea
  4. Poison – You Can’t Run Away From Yourself (1976) [LP:On Our Way To Number 1] ~ Roulette
  5. Karin Jones – Last Night In My Dreams (1982) [LP:Under The Influence Of Love] ~ Handshake
  6. Evelyn King – What Are You Waiting For (1981) [LP:I’m In Love] ~ RCA
  7. Lea Roberts – Love Can Break You (1982) [LP:My Silent Place] ~ Skies Unlimited
  8. Chaka Khan – Lover’s Touch (1981) ~ Warner Bros.
  9. Charles Mann – You Came Out Of Nowhere (1973) [LP:Say You Love Me Too] ~ abc
  10. Jr. Walker & The All Stars – I Don’t Need No Reason (1973) [LP:Peace & Understanding Is Hard To Find] ~ Soul
  11. Pacific Gas & Electric starring Charlie Allen – Sunshine Embrace (1973) [LP:Pacific Gas & Electric starring Charlie Allen] ~ Dunhill
  12. Richie Cole – Remember Your Day Off (1978) [LP:Alto Madness] ~ Muse
  13. Arnold Blair – Finally Made It Home ~ Triumph
  14. Howard Tate – These Are The Things That Make Me Know You’re Gone (1969) ~ Turntable
  15. The Impalas – Speed Up (1969) ~ Capitol
  16. The Identities – When Love Slips Away (1970) ~ House Of The Fox
  17. The Determinations – Bing Bong (1970) ~ King
  18. Ronnie Miller – Listen To The Music (1974) ~ Jar-Val
  19. Jaisun – No Other Arms (1977) [LP:Jaisun] ~ Jett Sett
  20. Thelma Jones – You’re The Song (That I Can’t Stop Singing) (1976) ~ Columbia
  21. Anglo Saxon Brown – Gonna Make You Mine (1976) [LP:Songs For Evolution] ~ Atlantic
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581-Rare grooves & modern soul flavours


  1. Monday After – Merry-Go-Round (Tom Moulton 12” Mix) (1975) ~ Buddah
  2. Ghetto Children – Don’t Take Your Sweet Lovin’ Away (1975) ~ Roulette
  3. Ernie Johnson – Disco Music Keep On Going On (1976) ~ Rowan
  4. Willie Hutch – Lucky To Be Loved By You (1969) [LP:Soul Portrait] ~ RCA
  5. Clyde McPhatter – Anyone Can Tell (We’re In Love) (1970) [LP:Welcome Home] ~ MCA
  6. Lovelites – I Love You (Yes I Do) (1970) [LP:With Love From The Lovelites] ~ Uni
  7. Imported Moods – What Have You Done With My Heart (1970) ~ Hi
  8. Leroy Hutson – So Much Love (1975) [LP:Hutson] ~ Curtom
  9. Leroy Hutson – Never Know What You Can Do [Give It A Try] (1976) [LP:Feel The Spirit] ~ Curtom
  10. Carl Holmes – It Ain’t Right (1974) [LP:Investigation No. 1] ~ C.R.S.
  11. Lyn Collins – Wide Awake In A Dream (1974) ~ People
  12. Jon Lucien – Mi Vida (1976) [LP:Premonition ] ~ Columbia
  13. Sabrina Johnston – I’ll Do Anything ~ {Street Soul}
  14. William Bollinger – I Won’t Have To Cry No More ~ {Kent}
  15. Tommy Tate – If You Got To Love Somebody ~ {P-Vine}
  16. Idris Muhammad – I Believe In You (1980) [LP:Make It Count] ~ Fantasy
  17. El Coco – One Step Back For Love (1982) ~ AVI
  18. Phyrework – Make It Last (1978) [LP:Phyrework] ~ Mercury
  19. Wild Cherry – No Way Out Love Affair (1978) [LP:I Love My Music] ~ Epic
  20. Street Corner Symphony – We Got A Good Thing Going (1976) [LP:Little Funk Machine] ~ abc
  21. Choice Of Colour – Your Love (1972) ~ APT
  22. The Continental Four – Running Away (From Love) (1972) ~ Jay-Walking
  23. Satisfaction Unlimited – Bright City Lights (1972) ~ Hot Wax
  24. Terry Callier – Love Two Love [LP:Fire On Ice] ~ Elektra
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580-Rare grooves & modern soul flavours


  1. Eon – We’ll Go On (1975) [LP:Eon] ~ Scepter
  2. Lew Kirton – Talk To Me (1983) [LP:Talk To Me] ~ Believe In A Dream
  3. Lew Kirton – Just Can’t Get Enough (1983) [LP:Talk To Me] ~ Believe In A Dream
  4. The Invitations – They Say The Girl’s Crazy (1973) ~ Silver Blue
  5. The Invitations – Look On The Good Side (1974) ~ Silver Blue
  6. Memphis – Inside My Love (1982) ~ West Coast
  7. Sabrina Johnston – We’ve Only Just Begun ~ {Street Soul}
  8. Charles Brimmer – Let Me Make Love To You (1975) [LP:Expression Of Soul] ~ Chelsea
  9. Soul Survivors – City Of Brotherly Love (1974) [LP:Soul Survivors] ~ TSOP
  10. J.R. Bailey – Love, Love, Love (1974) [LP:Just Me’N You] ~ MAM
  11. Brides Of Funkenstein – Didn’t Mean To Fall In Love (1979) [LP:Never Buy Texas Form A Cowboy] ~ Atlantic
  12. First Gear featuring Larnelle Harris – I Feel the Earth Move (1972) [LP:First Gear] ~ Myrrh
  13. Karen Carpenter – Guess I Just Lost My Head (1979 unreleased) [LP:Karen Carpenter] ~ A&M
  14. People’s Choice – Sweeter Than Honey (1980) [LP:People’s Choice] ~ Casablanca
  15. Today, Tomorrow, Forever – Love Is Just What You Make It (1981) [LP:Surprise! Surprise!] ~ Gold Coast Entertainment
  16. George Wilson – Here Stands A Man Who Needs You (1971) ~ Black Cirlce
  17. Tower Of Power – Clever Girl (1973) [LP:Tower Of Power] ~ Warner Bros.
  18. Nolan Porter – If I Could Only Be Sure (1972) [LP:Nolan] ~ ABC
  19. Tyrone Davis – How Could I Forget You (1972) [LP:I Had It All The Time] ~ Dakar
  20. William Bell – Yesterday I Lied, Today I Cried (1977) [LP:It’s Time You Took Another Listen] ~ Mercury
  21. Hot – Who’s Gonna Love You (1977) [LP:Hot] ~ Big Tree
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