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Top 20 for 2014

JENNIFER HUDSON: He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (feat. Iggy Azalea) (RCA)
RALF GUM: Free (Is All I Wanna Be) (feat. Portia Monique) (Ralf GUM Main Mix) (GOGO Music)
LIV WARFIELD: Your Show (1860 Property)
GERALD ALBRIGHT: Where Did We Go Wrong? (feat. Peabo Bryson) (Heads Up)
SOMI: Still Your Girl (OKeh)
JASON MORAN: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (feat. Meshell Ndegeocello) (Blue Note)
BLUE SIX: Anhedonia (feat. Aya) (Naked Music)
BUCIE: Blow It (Demor Music)
KING: Mister Chameleon (King Creative)
CARMEN HENDRICK: I Will Not Let You Go (Carmen Hendricks)
BUTCH & RHONDA COLEMAN: Yellow Butterfly (Jeremee)
THEOPHILUS LONDON: Figure It Out (feat. DeVonte Hynes & The Force MD’s) (Warner Bros.)
D’ANGELO AND THE VANGUARD: Betray My Heart (RCA)
KEM: Do What You Gotta Do (Kemistry/Motown)
CARMEN LUNDY: Everything I Need (Afrasia)
DAWN PEMBERTON: Deeper (Do Right Music)
JENNIFER HOLLIDAY: Love Dance (Shanachie)
JARROD LAWSON: Music and Its Magical Way (Dome)
KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL: Lovin the Night (Shanachie)
LEELA JAMES: Do Me Right (Shesangz Music/BMG)

-Kimmo, Finland

Top 20 for 2013

DIANNE REEVES: Feels So Good (Lifted) (feat. George Duke & Nadia Washington) (Concord)
LEELA JAMES: Say That (feat. Anthony Hamilton) (Leela James/BMG)
AMEL LARRIEUX: Afraid (Blisslife)
MAYSA: Love Me Good (Shanachie)
JOSÉ JAMES: Sword + Gun (feat. Hindi Zahra) (Blue Note)
OMAR: The Man (Freestyle)
EARTH, WIND & FIRE: Got to Be Love (Legacy)
FANTASIA: Without Me (feat. Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott) (19/RCA)
BLAK BEAT NIKS: Get Over Yourself (Sean McCabe Remix) (Solid Ground)
YASS & RONY BREAKER: African Woman (feat. Nickson Phala) (Foliage)
CARMICHAEL MUSICLOVER: Baby All I Want Is You (One Mic Music)
LE’JIT: It Won’t Work (Mohitz Int.)
JOE: Mary Jane (Massenburg Media)
RONALD ISLEY: My Favorite Thing (feat. Kem) (eOne)
JANELLE MONÁE: Dorothy Dandridge Eyes (feat. Esperanza Spalding) (Bad Boy/Wondaland)
GREGORY PORTER: Musical Genocide (Blue Note)
BLUEY: Take a Chance on Me (Dome)
ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT: Somebody Else (feat. Emeli Sandé) (Blue Note)
AVANT: Gratitude (Mo-B Ent.)
LYFE JENNINGS: Rock (Mass Appeal)

- Kimmo, Finland

Top 20 for 2012

ESPERANZA SPALDING: Crowned & Kissed (Heads Up)
JESSIE WARE: Running (Universal Island)
RALF GUM: Linda (Feat. Oluhle) (Ralf GUM Main Mix) (GO GO Music)
MINT CONDITION: Slo Woman (Shanachie)
CODY CHESNUTT: That’s Still Mama (One Little Indian)
BLACK COFFEE: Rock My World (Feat. Soulstar) (Foliage)
THE LAYABOUTS: As Long As You Believe (Feat. Omar) (The Layabouts Future Retro Vocal Mix) (Reel People)
LEON WARE: Hold Tight (Quieres Chicle)
CHIDI: Someone (Selah)
ALICIA KEYS: Fire We Make (Duet with Maxwell) (RCA)
ERIC BENÉT: Come Together (Jordan House)
ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT: The Consequences of Jealousy (Feat. Meshell Ndegeocello) (Georgia Anne Muldrow’s Sassy Geemix) (Blue Note)
MIGUEL: Adorn (RCA)
PERSONAL LIFE: Distance Can Be Sweet (Wax)
INCOGNITO: This Must Be Love (Shanachie)
THE FLOACIST: Start Again (Feat. Raheem DeVaughn) (Shanachie)
JEFF BRADSHAW: So Rare (Feat. Maysa) (Hidden Beach)
FREDDIE JOACHIM: To Remind Us (Feat. Miles Bonny) (Mellow Orange)
PETE BELASCO: I Ain’t Doin It (Pete Belasco)
3 BRAVE SOULS: Love’s Graces (Feat. Sy Smith) (BFM Jazz)

- Kimmo, Finland

Top 20 for 2011

ANTHONY HAMILTON: Woo (RCA)
KATHLEEN BERTRAND: Wrapped Around Your Finger (KJBE)
LES NUBIANS: Vogue navire (Shanachie)
GREGORY PORTER: 1960 What? (Opolopo Kick & Bass Rerub) (Tokyo Dawn)
DWIGHT TRIBLE: It’s All About Love (Katalyst Ent.)
YOLANDA ADAMS: Be Still (N-House)
GOAPELE: Play (Decon/Skyblaze)
RAHSAAN PATTERSON: 6 AM (Silk Old School 330 Mix) (Dome Japan)
GRANDAD TURNER: My Love Is Real (FHammond Family Ent.)
SOULPERSONA starring PRINCESS FREESIA as AVALON LEXUS: Stretched Thin (Digisoul)
NICOLA CONTE: Black Spirits (Impulse!)
JILL SCOTT: Le BOOM Vent Suite (Blues Babe/Warner)
TERISA GRIFFIN: You Got Me (My Naked Soul Prod.)
VICTOR HAYNES: Music & Love (Expansion)
LENNY KRAVITZ: Black and White America (Roadrunner)
SABRINA MALHEIROS: Bobeira (Far Out)
JAMIE WOON: Shoulda (Polydor)
BRIAN McKNIGHT: Temptation feat. Brian McKnight Jr. (eOne)
PAUL TAYLOR: Space feat. Andrea Olson (eOne/Peak)
MAYSA: You Won’t Find Your Way (Shanachie)

- Kimmo, Finland


Top 20 for 2010

CORINNE BAILEY RAE: Closer (Good Groove/Virgin)
EUMIR DEODATO: I Want You More (feat. Novecento & Al Jarreau) (Expansion)
ADRIANA EVANS: Suddenly (Expansion)
CEE LO GREEN: Fool for You (feat. Philip Bailey) (Elektra)
ERIC BENÉT: Paid (feat. Eddie Levert) (Reprise)
GENO YOUNG: All I Have (Chocolatestar Music)
WILL DOWNING: Tell Me (Peak)
KEM: If It’s Love (Universal Motown)
MAYSA: Am I Wrong (For Lovin’ You) (Shanachie)
ERYKAH BADU: Window Seat (Universal Motown)
JAHEIM: Ain’t Leavin Without You (Atlantic)
BRIAN CULBERTSON: Another Love (feat. Kenny Lattimore) (GRP)
DIRA: Time Out of Time (Expansion)
JANELLE MONÁE: Say You’ll Go (Bad Boy/Wondaland)
RAHEEM DeVAUGHN: Fragile (feat. Malik Yusef) (Jive)
EL DeBARGE: When I See You (Geffen)
NILS: Save Our Love (Baja/TSR)
COOL MILLION: Making Love (feat. Jenique) (SedSoul)
[RE:JAZZ]: Skin Against Skin [Against Savages Y Suefo] (INFRACom!)
SUNSHINE ANDERSON: 2nd Fiddle (Verve Forecast)

- Kimmo, Finland


My personal favourites of 2010


Alain Clarke feat. Diane Birch - Too Soon to End
Anthony David feat. Algebra Blessett Phonte 2dope - 4evermore
Avant - Graduated
Avery Sunshine - Ugly Part of Me
Ayah - He Don't Want It
Brian Culbertson feat. Avant - Skies Wide Open
BSlade - On We Go
Calvin Richardson - You're So Amazing
Carmen Rodgers - It's Me
Carmichael - More Than Wonderful
Conya Doss - Friends
Dira - Won't You Come With Me
Dorian Wright - Lying Woman
Dwele - World (Intro) / My People
Elizabeth Withers - Alright
Erik Rico & Marc Mac - Destiny
Erykah Badu - Gone Baby, Don't Be Long
Faith Evans - Sunshine
Fantasia - The Thrill is Gone
Floeticist - Need You / Forever
Frank McComb - V12
Giovanca feat. Leon Ware - Where Love Lives
Incognito - Everything That We Are
Jameil Aossey - Melodies
Jamie Fox - Gorgeous
Jazmine Sullivan - Excuse Me
Jeff Hendrick - Our First Dance
Jimmy Summers - Stay a While
John Stoddart - More Than You and Me
Karen Clarke Sheard - Made a Choice
Keith Sweat - It's All About You
Keke Wyatt - Who Knew
Kem - When I'm Loving You
Leela James feat Raheem Devaughn - Mr. Incredible Ms. Unforgetable
Mike Phillips - Fallin'
Monica - Ain't Nothing
Omarion - Truth
Peven Everett - Inspiration
PJ Morton - Don't Ever Leave
Quincy Jones feat. Jennifer Hudson - You Put a Move on My Heart
R Kelly - Not Feelin' the Love
Ronald Isley - What I Miss Most
Russoul - Smile Again
Sunshine Anderson - Call My Own
Tank - Personal Assistant
Tom Glide & the Luv Allstars - Crazy
Travis Rogers - You Know I Need You
The Temptations - Shawtyismygirlooyeah
Will Downing - Get To Know You
Yahzarah feat. Darien Brockington - All My Days

Hope you have a great 2011.

Peace.

startycat


Top 20 for 2009

CHICO DeBARGE: I Want You (Kedar)
PHELPS/SWANN: Best Friends (e-Boogie)
BRIA VALENTE: Something U Already Know (NPG)
ANTOINETTE: Where Do We Go from Here (Pyramid)
WILL DOWNING: Love Suggestions (Peak)
SOULPERSONA: Walk On Through (feat. Princess Freesia) (Digisoul)
NICOLA CONTE: Black Is the Graceful Veil (Schema)
TEENA MARIE: Congo Square (feat. George Duke (Stax)
LISA SHAW: Honey (Salted Music)
JOE: Love’s Greatest Episode (Kedar)
VANESSA WILLIAMS: Breathless (Concord)
MAXWELL: Bad Habits (Columbia)
N’DAMBI: Can’t Hardly Wait (Stax)
GEORGE BENSON: Show Me the Love (Concord/Monster)
76 DEGREES WEST BAND: Can’t Keep Runnin (feat. Gordon Chambers) (Perfect Image Ent.)
MARCELL & THE TRUTH: Greatest Love (Oakhill)
MELINDA DOOLITTLE: Coming Back to You (HI FI)
BRIAN COURTNEY WILSON: Just Love (Spirit Rising/Music World)
KEVIN WHALUM: WonderMaze (DoBizniss1st)
RYAN LESLIE: Never Gonna Break Up (Casablanca/Universal Motown)

Kimmo, Finland

Top 20 for 2008

RAPHAEL SAADIQ: Never Give You Up (feat. Stevie Wonder & CJ Hilton) (Columbia)
JAZZANOVA: Let Me Show Ya (feat. Paul Randolph) (Verve)
SWING OUT SISTER: Secret Love (You’re Invisible) (Avex Trax)
NICKI RICHARDS: Lawdy (N.R. Prod.)
NOEL GOURDIN: Open (Epic)
RAHEEM DeVAUGHN: Woman (Jive)
ALGEBRA: Halfway (Kedar)
SIJI: Here, There & Everywhere (IVY)
DON-E: Stay a While (Dome)
MARC EVANS: The Promise (Defected)
ERIC BENÉT: You’re the Only One (Reprise/Friday)
KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL: Love We Share (Hidden Beach)
THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE: Take Off the Blues (Hard Boiled)
HESTON: No Way, No How (Worldsoul Music)
REEL PEOPLE: Love Is Where You Are (Papa)
KEITH SWEAT: Sexiest Girl (Atco)
ROBIN THICKE: Magic (Star Trak/Interscope)
WAYNE BRADY: F.W.B. (Peak)
MAYSA: Simpatico (Expansion)
JIMMY ABNEY: More of You (Yoruba)

Kimmo, Dec 2008
Top 20 for 2007

KARL FRIERSON: Ten Minutes (Phazz-A-Delic)
ANGIE STONE: These Are the Reasons (Stax)
KENDRA ROSS: Why Can't I See? (feat. Eric Roberson) (Lola's Child)
SUNNY HAWKINS: It's Like Air (Still Waters)
JILL SCOTT: Whenever You're Around (Hidden Beach)
DJ JAZZY JEFF: My Soul Ain't 4 Sale (feat. Raheem DeVaughn) (BBE)
LEXI: How Excellent (MoLife/Universal/Fontana)
MARVIN WINANS: Alone But Not Alone (PureSprings Gospel)
JOHNNY BRITT: In the Meantime (Expansion)
WILL DOWNING: Satisfy You (Peak)
IMPROMP2: I Wanna Know (JCS)
VICTOR BROOKS: Lovin' You Baby (Victor Brooks)
PAULETTE McWILLIAMS: Just Another Love Story (Columbia Japan)
PEABO BRYSON: 10,000 Reasons (Peak)
HOWARD HEWETT: Can U Feel Me (The Groove)
SEVEN: Brother & Sister (Nation Music)
K. FOX: For Goodness Sake (Expansion)
FANTASIA: Only One U (J)
LEDISI: Today (Verve Forecast)
TASSEL & NATUREL: Let Love Shine (Seven Islands)

Kimmo, Dec 2007

Top 50 for 2006

01. VAN HUNT: Character (Capitol)
02. TEENA MARIE: Romantica (Cash Money/Universal)
03. KENNY LATTIMORE & CHANTÉ MOORE: Just a Dream (LaFace/Verity)
04. OMAR: Feeling You (feat. Stevie Wonder) (Ether)
05. CASSANDRA WILSON: Closer to You (Blue Note)
06. PIECES OF A DREAM: Those 3 Words (Heads Up)
07. DONELL JONES: Spend the Night (LaFace)
08. TERISA GRIFFIN: Rose Colored Glasses (My Naked Soul Prod./TG)
09. MICHAEL J. PARLETT: True Love (feat. Joy Rose) (Talent Int.)
10. MAYSA: Love Comes Easy (Shanachie)
11. THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES: Music (Delicious Vinyl)
12. MARION MEADOWS: Miss Know It All (feat. Will Brock) (Heads Up)
13. AMEL LARRIEUX: Weary (Blisslife)
14. MARVA KING: Know You (Expansion)
15. AURA JACKSON: WalkAfterU (Expansion)
16. UNIFIED TRIBE: If We Were Invaded (IAM)
17. VIKTER DUPLAIX: A Life Worth Living (BBE)
18. CAROL RIDDICK: Flirtatious (Axis Music Group)
19. BILLY GRIFFIN: Weak (Expansion)
20. ME'NA: Deja View (Menasvision)
21. VICTOR FIELDS: Thinking of You (Regina)
22. LAB ADDICTS: Just 4 Love (La)
23. GEORGE BENSON & AL JARREAU: Let It Rain (feat. Patti Austin) (Concord/Monster)
24. LYNNE FIDDMONT: Say (MidLife)
25. THE TEMPTATIONS: Never Can Say Goodbye (NewDoor)
26. DONALD McCOLLUM: You're My Everything (Dome)
27. FREDDIE JACKSON: Transitions (Orpheus)
28. GOVERNOR: Make Love to You (Atlantic)
29. GINA RENÉ: U Must Be (Jive)
30. JHELISA: Flute Band in Gauteng (INFRACom!)
31. THE SINGLETONS: Savior, Lord and King (Verity)
32. BRIAN McKNIGHT: Find Myself in You (Motown)
33. THE ISLEY BROTHERS: Just Came Here to Chill (Def Soul Classics/Def Jam)
34. BONEY JAMES: In the Rain (feat. Dwele) (Concord)
35. LUTHER VANDROSS: Shine (J)
36. JANET: Enjoy (Virgin)
37. JOHN LEGEND: Slow Dance (G.O.O.D./Sony Urban/Columbia)
38. JAHEIM: The Chosen One (Warner)
39. HEATHER HEADLEY: Losing You (RCA)
40. CHERYL PEPSII RILEY: No, But I Want To So Bad (CPR)
41. PJ MORTON: No Ordinary Love (Soul Brother)
42. TIM DILLINGER: Ooh Baby I (Expansion)
43. TREY LORENZ: Sweet Angels (X-Ray)
44. AMP FIDDLER: Heaven (feat. Stephanie McKay) (Genuine/PIAS)
45. V: Confess (BBE)
46. ONE 51: Bring Me to Your Life (feat. Heidi Vogel) (Expansion)
47. YELLOWTAIL: Over It (feat. Jeni Fujita) (Brownswood)
48. JOHANNA SILLANPAA: Sometimes (Rawlco Radio)
49. STEVE "THE SCOTSMAN" HARVEY: Shake It Off (feat. Pretty Terry) (Expansion)
50. REEL PEOPLE: You Used to Hold Me So Tight (feat. Angela Johnson) (Live Version) (Defected)
Kimmo, Soul Express, Dec 2006

Best of the Old

JEFF LORBER: Say Love (feat. Eric Benét) (Verve Forecast)
GERALD LEVERT [R.I.P.]: Let the Juices Flow (EastWest)
ERIC GABLE: I'll Be Around (Epic)
TEN CITY: What My Love Can Do (Columbia)
KEITH SWEAT: Put Your Lovin' Through the Test (feat. Roger Troutman) (Elektra)

Best of the New

KENNY LATTIMORE & CHANTÉ MOORE: No Ordinary Love (LaFace)
GEORGE BENSON & AL JARREAU: Let It Rain (feat. Patti Austin) (Concord)
JOHN LEGEND: Slow Dance (Columbia)
FREDDIE JACKSON: Transitions (Orpheus)
MIKE AVERY: Fantasy (Avery Park)
Kimmo, Soul Express, November 2006

My current oldies quality top 10

1. PASSAGE - I See The Light (1981)
2. TRIPLE "S" CONNECTION - Livin' And Lovin' Just For You (1979)
3. ENGELBERT HUMPERDINK - You Look Good On Me (1983)
4. LEIF GARRETT - When I Think Of You (1978)
5. THE WRITERS - What's Come Over Me (1979)
6. CI CI - (You Got Me) Hypnotised (1984)
7. HANNIBAL feat. DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER - Diamonds Without Fire (1989)
8. JOHNNY MATHIS - Nothing Between Us But Love (1981)
9. BLUE MAGIC - Standing On The Edge Of A Love Affair (1981)
10. CAROL WELSMAN - Brazasia (2001)
- Barry Towler

Top 30 of 2005

BURT BACHARACH ft. JOHN PAGANO – Always Taking Aim
CAFÉ ALL STARS ft. JON LUCIEN – To Be With You
SMOKEY ROBINSON – Fallin’
STEVIE WONDER – Sweetest Somebody I Know
JANITA – I Only Want You
EARTH, WIND & FIRE ft. BRIAN MCKNIGHT – To You
KEM – I Can’t Stop Loving You
THE UNIFICS – Any One Can Tell You
NICOLA CONTE – Kind Of Sunshine
ERIC BENET – Pretty Baby
TREI – Love Is Lifting Me
WIL WHEATON – Old School Soul
LOUIE VEGA – Thousand Fingered Man
SMOKEY ROBINSON – My World
JULIE DEXTER – Show Me Now
U-NAM – Take Da Time
THE LONGSHOT SESSIONS – Step Wit Chu
J – Speak No Evil
KLOUD 9 – Can’t Be Love
LUCIANA MELLO – Simple Measures
DA PRODUCERS – Get Up
KRUSH – Wanna Be
CHARLIE WILSON – Magic
FELTON PILATE – Nothin’ But Love Spoken Here
ELLIS HALL – So Deep In Love
OTIS & SHUGG – Thank You For My Baby
PJ MORTON – No Ordinary Love
DESI – Unless She Comes Back Home
IAN MARTIN – Movin’ On
SKIP MARTIN – Are You Ready (Spoken Word)
- Barry Towler

TOP 50 FOR ’05

01. FANTASIA: ’Til My Baby Comes Home (J)
02. YOLANDA ADAMS: Day by Day (Elektra/Atlantic)
03. STEVIE WONDER: My Love Is on Fire (Motown)
04. ROY AYERS/TERRI WELLS: Holiday (BBE)
05. KEM: Set You Free (Motown)
06. KLOUD 9: Happy (Expansion)
07. INCOGNITO: It’s Just One of Those Things (Dome)
08. DON-E: Bus Stop (Dome)
09. VERONICA MARTELL: So Different Now (Apria)
10. LaTOYA LONDON: I Can’t Hide (What’s in My Heart) (Peak)
11. THE FIVE CORNERS QUINTET/OKOU: Blue Cycles (Ricky-Tick)
12. VANESSA WILLIAMS: Everlasting Love (Lava)
13. BRIAN McKNIGHT: Stay (Motown)
14. DOWN TO THE BONE/N’DAMBI: Angel Baby (Narada Jazz)
15. NAJEE/SISAUNDRA: Emotional (Heads Up)
16. ANITA BAKER: Christmas Fantasy (Blue Note)
17. LEELA JAMES: Music (Warner)
18. RAHEEM DeVAUGHN: Breathe (Jive)
19. AVILA BROTHERS/SHELEA: Let It Go (Thump)
20. ERIC BENÉT: Pretty Baby (Friday/Reprise)
21. PROMINENT: Step into My World (Royalty)
22. AL TURNER/OLETA ADAMS: Your Will (Al Turner Prod.)
23. RAYE JONES: A Song for Phyllis Hyman (FVC)
24. MARIAH CAREY: Fly Like a Bird (Island)
25. WILL DOWNING: Soul Steppin’ (GRP)
26. LINA: I Am (Hidden Beach)
27. SYLEENA JOHNSON: Time (Jive)
28. VICTOR WOOTEN: Prayer (Vanguard)
29. EARTH, WIND & FIRE/RAPHAEL SAADIQ: Show Me the Way (Sanctuary)
30. LEE RITENOUR/KENYA HATHAWAY & GRADY HARRELL: Is It You? (i.e. Music/Peak)
31. ANGELA JOHNSON: Where’s the Love? (Dome)
32. J.RAWLS/VENUS MALONE & WORDSWORTH: Inhale, Exhale (Polar)
33. BLACK GOLD MASSIVE: Don’t Give Up Now (Major Menace)
34. STEPHANIE COOKE: Lover’s Holiday (West End)
35. SILHOUETTE BROWN: Just a Little More (Ether)
36. FAITH EVANS: Mesmerized (Capitol)
37. ANGIE STONE: I Wasn’t Kidding (J)
38. CAFE SOUL ALL STARS/MAYSA: Stay in My Heart (You Ent.)
39. U-NAM/ABIODUN: Take da Time (CafédeSoul)
40. JIVA: Confessions of a Man (Giant Step/Solunari)
41. THE REBIRTH: Common Ends (Kajmere)
42. BABYFACE: The Gettin’ to Know U (Arista)
43. BEBE WINANS: If I Let My Heart Go (Still Waters/TMG)
44. WALTER BEASLEY: Don’t Say Goodnight (Heads Up)
45. ALICIA KEYS: Stolen Moments (J)
46. BRIGETTE: Starlite Lounge (Expansion)
47. MICA PARIS: I’m Not Your Mother (Wounded Bird)
48. BOBBY VALENTINO: Slow Down (DTP)
49. KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL: As of Yet (Hidden Beach)
50. TREY SONGZ: Cheat on You (Atlantic)
Kimmo, Soul Express, Dec 2005

25 of my favourites songs (tears of joy):

Spinners-Games people play
Johnnie Taylor-Play something pretty
Ray Barretto & Prince Phillip Mitchell-what part of heaven do you come from?
Johnny Bristol-Morganton, North Carolina
Blue Magic-Lady in the world of love
Lou Rawls-Back to you
Earth, wind & fire-Can't let go
Emotions-I wouldn't lie
Bobby Womack-Home is where the heart is
John Edwards-You're messing up a good thing
Zingara-Love's calling
Whispers-Only you
Kleeer-Intimate connection
Breakwater-Love of my life
Heatwave-All you do is dial
R. Kelly-Steppin' into heaven
Jill Scott-Golden
Donald Byrd-Places & spaces
Average White Band & Ben E. King-Star of the ghetto
Eugene Record-Overdose of joy
Leon Ware-Rockin' you eternally
Patrice Rushen-Settle for my love
Bar-kays-Running in & out of my life
Carla Thomas-Il est plus doux que
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles-Ooo baby baby
Marco Clementi, Italy

Current Top Ten

01. ALICIA KEYS: Karmastition (unknown)
02. DIVINE BROWN: Warrior (Blacksmith Ent./Universal Canada)
03. BABYFACE: The Gettin’ to Know U (Arista)
04. JAGUAR WRIGHT: Free (Artemis/Rykodisc)
05. VIVIAN GREEN: I Like It (But I Don’t Need It) (Sony Urban Music/Columbia)
06. PLATINUM PIED PIPERS/TIOMBE LOCKHART: I Got You (Ubiquity)
07. LINA: I Am (Hidden Beach)
08. MIKE PHILLIPS: Crazy (Hidden Beach)
09. VICTOR WOOTEN: Prayer (Vanguard)
10. MONIQUE DeBOSE: Captivity (Monique DeBose)
- Kimmo, Soul Express, Aug 2005

Just 50 of my favourite tracks of 2004 - in no particular order!

GARY J – Completely (PPL)
LALAH HATHAWAY – If U Ever (Blue Moon)
THE TEMPTATIONS – Something Special (Motown)
KALVIN BISHOP – Do What I Gotta Do
TRINA BROUSSARD – Dreamin’ Of One (Motown)
JON LUCIEN – A Time For Love (Sugar Apple)
LEON WARE – Love Signs (P-Vine)
LEON WARE – I Wish You Knew (P-Vine)
LEON WARE – I Believe In Love (Kitchen)
TEENA MARIE – Honey Call (Cash Money)
PARKES – Trust Him (Comin’ Atcha)
THE O’JAYS – Imagination (Sanctuary)
LOUISE PERRYMAN – Whisper My Name (Louise Perryman)
KASHIF – Tossin’, Turnin’ (Brooklyn Boy)
STARS ON BROADWAY – Never Alone (Love Lite)
VAN HUNT – Down Here In Hell (With You) (Capitol)
FREDDIE JACKSON – Natural Thang (Martland Entertainment)
JAZZ CRUSADERS feat. JEAN CARNE – Living In The City (Really Turns Me On) (True Life Jazz)
SHEREE BROWN – I’d Rather Be In Love With You (BBEG)
LAMONT JOHNSON – Dreaming (Alee)
BYRON MILLER – I Use To Know You (Big One)
THE DCX – I Just Wanna Satisfy (Soul Japan)
THE O’JAYS – Ruler Of The Universe (Philadelphia International)
THE TEMPTATIONS – Mr. Fix It (Motown)
LAMONT DOZIER – Heatwave (Jam Right)
ANITA BAKER – Close Your Eyes (Blue Note)
TIM DILLINGER – Can’t Help But Say (Icon’s Pen)
BRENDA RUSSELL When You Comin’ Back To Me (Dome)
STEVE HARVEY feat. MARVA KING – When Its Good (Steve Harvey)
BYRON WOODS – Special Kind Of Woman (Expansion)
SUNBURST BAND feat TAKA BOOM – Everyday (ZR)
MICHAEL COOPER –Marry Me Again (Thump)
ANTIONIQUE – Phenomenon (X Recordings)
DENNARIS – I Think I’m Falling In Love (Everett Crudup)
JILL SCOTT – Golden (Hidden Beach)
LORI PERRY – Majesty Reigns (PaLance)
RHONDA THOMAS & ALEX LATTIMORE – The Matrimony (Rhonvocals)
RENA SCOTT – A Love Thang (Amor)
NEWBIRTH – Fun Is In The Chase (Stonehurst)
LENNY WILLIAMS – Torn Between Two Lovers (Thump)
VAL WATSON – Earth, Wind And Fire (Thump)
DOC POWELL feat. GARY TAYLOR – You Mean More To Me (Heads Up)
SISTER SLEDGE – Purple And Gold (Symphony & Sage)
JABARI GROVER – Everything’s Gonna Be (Alright) (Expansion)
TEENA MARIE & GERALD LEVERT – A Rose By Any Other Name (Cash Money)
RONNIE LAWS – I’ll Be Leavin’ (HDH)
MAYSA – All Day Long (Expansion)
REGIS BRANSON – I’m Sorry (Soul Japan)
OUTKAST – Prototype (Arista)
TY CAUSEY – Until Sunrise (Apria)
– Barry Towler, Soul Express, Jan 2005

TOP 50 FOR 2004

01. INTUIT/ANDY BEY & MUNEER B. FENNELL: Western Sunrise (Compost)
02. TEENA MARIE: Black Rain (Cash Money/Universal)
03. ROY AYERS/MERRY CLAYTON: Mystery of Love (BBE)
04. THE TEMPTATIONS: Somethin’ Special (Motown)
05. TEDDY ROK SEVEN/OKOU: Feel (Jupiter)
06. GAELLE: Rain (Naked Music)
07. SAKAI: A Place Between (Family Tree)
08. GWENDOLYN JOY: What I See in You (Expansion)
09. GERALD LEVERT: Intro/Speak for the World (Atlantic)
10. JILL SCOTT: Bedda at Home (Hidden Beach)
11. ANITA BAKER: I Can’t Sleep (Blue Note)
12. INCOGNITO: Don’t Turn My Love Away (Rice/Edel)
13. TRINA BROUSSARD: Dreamin’ of One (Motown)
14. SISTER SLEDGE: Amber’s Song (Empowerment Ent.)
15. PAULA LIMA: Sou Guerreira (Mercury/Universal)
16. OSUNLADE/MAIYA JAMES: Same Thing (Papa/OM)
17. ELIANE ELIAS: Movin’ Me On (Bluebird)
18. POSITIVE FLOW/DONNA GARDIER: Red Light Emergency (Shanachie)
19. BRENDA RUSSELL: You Know Our Day Will Come (Dome)
20. PETE BELASCO: Deeper (Compendia)
21. LEON WARE: I’ve Never Loved So Much (P-Vine)
22. THE REBIRTH: This Journey In (Kajmere/Unisex)
23. VAN HUNT: Out of the Sky (Capitol)
24. ALISON CROCKETT: You Know What Happens (Sol Image)
25. MICHAEL SIMS/BILLY VALENTINE: You Be Good to Me (CafédeSoul)
26. CARL THOMAS: The Baby Maker (Bad Boy)
27. VAL WATSON: Flower (Thump)
28. PARKES: Help Us (Comin Atcha)
29. THE SUNBURST BAND: Far Beyond (Z)
30. MAYSA/LEDISI: Scat World (Expansion)
31. REGINA BELLE: There’s a Love (Peak)
32. PATTI LaBELLE/FLOETRY: Hear My Cry (Def Soul Classics)
33. SWING OUT SISTER: Happy Ending (EMI)
34. MICHAEL COOPER: Since I Had You (Thump)
35. JAZZ CRUSADERS/JEAN CARNE: Life in the City (Really Turns Me On) (True Life Jazz)
36. VANESSA FREEMAN: Show Me (Chillifunk)
37. JOE: And Then… (Jive)
38. LISA DEVEAUX/BOBBY LYLE: Second Nature (Island Girl)
39. THE O’JAYS: Make Up (Music World/Sanctuary Urban)
40. TIM DILLINGER: The Day You Held Me (Icon’s Pen)
41. PENNY WELLS: Stay (AMAC)
42. OLA ONABULE: Soul Town (Rugged Ram)
43. MONÈT: Essence (Purpose)
44. ANTONIQUE: Krazy (X)
45. KOFY BROWN: I Like It (Soul Brother)
46. NADIR: Queen of Sheba (Eclipse America)
47. DIRECTIONS: Shameless (Diaspora)
48. STACYE BRANCHE’: All Night (Love Sounds)
49. SWEETBACK/AYA: Lover (Epic)
50. DESTINY’S CHILD: Through with Love (Sony Urban Music/Columbia)
Kimmo, Soul Express, Dec 2004


Current Faves 2004

Blaze ft. Ultra Nate: Wonderful Place (King Street Sounds )
Trina Broussard: Dreamin Of One ( Motown )
Coolys Hot Box: Don’t Be Afraid ( Purpose )
Michael Cooper: Since I Had You ( Thump )
Dachique: Claymade ( Diashechia Jennings )
Tim Dillinger: Can’t Help But Say ( Pen Media )
Directions: Have You Felt This Way Before ( Diaspora )
Fertile Ground: Live In The Light ( Blackout )
Jabari Grover: I Can’t Help It ( Expansion )
Everette Harp: Can You Hear Me ( A440 Music Group )
Lalah Hathaway: Outrun The Sky ( Pyramid )
Rick James: Taste ( Expansion )
Maysa Leak: Hypnotic Love ( Expansion )
Jodi Light: Reflection ( Jamma Records 2003 )
Ola Onabule: Soul Town ( Rugger Ram )
Positive Flow: Come Fly With Me ( Shanachie )
Jill Scott: Can’t Explain ( Hidden Beach )
Shades Of Soul ft. Terry Stanton: All Night Long ( Narada )
Rhonda Thomas ft. Alex Lattimore: The Matrimony ( Rhonvocals Production )
Alyson Williams: Soft And Warm ( Expansion )

Pertti Luoma, Finland


THE ALBUM COVER ART TOP 10

1. ATLANTIC STARR (1978)
2. BOBBI HUMPHREY: Satin Doll (1974)
3. SLAVE: Show Time (1981)
4. SLAVE: The Hardness of the World (1977)
5. ROSE ROYCE: Strikes Again! (1978)
6. TAVARES: Love Uprising (1980)
7. SHALAMAR: Big Fun (1979)
8. JACKIE WILSON: Beautiful Day (1972)
9. STANLEY TURRENTINE: Don´t Mess with Mr. T (1973)
10. ACE SPECTRUM: Just Like in the Movies (1976)
-Tatu Pääkkönen, Finland

Ten Diverse Soul Albums To Check Out

Some of the Best Soul CD's from artist you may have never heard of...
In no particular order...
Chazz Dixon - Back To The Groove
Motif - Bitten By The Bug
"J" - Take Me As I Am
Mona J - My Frame Of Mind
Jarrard Anthony - Don't Sleep... Just Dream
L. Young - They Just Don't Know
Race - I Found Love
Sonny Garr - Mood Of Love
Renee - Flavor Of The Day
Gary Brown - Journey

I love independent soul artist & found most of these artist on cdbaby.com Peace from the USA R.G.K.

20 Great Tracks for 2004

AMP FIDDLER: Eye to Eye (Genuine)
PETE BELASCO: Deeper (Compendia)
TRINA BROUSSARD: Dreamin’ of One (Motown)
MICHAEL COOPER: Since I Had You (Thump)
INCOGNITO: Don’t Turn My Love Away (Dome)
BONEY JAMES/DWELE: Break of Dawn (Warner)
R. KELLY: Love Street (Jive)
KOFY BROWN: I Like It (Soul Brother)
PATTI LaBELLE/FLOETRY: Hear My Cry (Def Soul Classics)
MYSTI DAY: You Gotta Go (Expansion)
PARKES: My Brother (Comin Atcha)
SAKAI: More Than I Should (Family Tree)
JILL SCOTT: Bedda at Home (Hidden Beach)
ANGIE STONE: Lovers’ Ghetto (J)
THE SUNBURST BAND: Far Beyond (Z)
TEENA MARIE/DE DE O’NEAL: I Love Him Too (Cash Money/Universal)
THE TEMPTATIONS: Still Tempting (Motown)
CARL THOMAS: The Baby Maker (Bad Boy)
VAN HUNT: Seconds of Pleasure (Capitol)
VAL WATSON: Earth, Wind & Fire (Thump)
- Kimmo, Soul Express, Sept 2004

Midsummer Magic 2004

1. Gabrielle Goodman & Armsted Christian: Never knew love could be like this before (CD Angel eyes)
2. Tiffany Laing: He lovez me (CD The Return)
3. Teena Marie feat. DeDe O'Neal: I love him too (CD La Dona)
4. Antoinique: Phenomenon (CD Introducing Antoinique)
5. Louise Perryman: You can't stop me now (CD Whisper my name)
6. Alyson Williams: Holding back the years (CD It's about time)
7. Seek: Journey into day (CD Journey into day)
8. Emerald Jade: Vibe queen (CD A new classic)
9. Pieces of A Dream: Yeah baby (CD No assembly required)
10. O'Jays: Promises (CD Together we are one)
11. Gary Taylor feat. Will Downing & Scotty Scott: Woman of color (Brother to Sister remix) (CD Eclectic Bohemian)
12. Phyllis Hyman: Can't live without you (CD In between the heartaches - The soul of a diva)
+ Euro 2004 "soccer special anthem" - Teena Marie: Portuguese love

Arto Ahonen
Naantali, Finland


Soulful April 04 – current faves:


Gabriela Anders: Fading Light ( Gabriela Anders 2003 )
Alison Crockett: Crossroads ( Sol Image 2003 )
Marc Dorsey: People In Search Of A Life ( MCA 1995 )
Phyllis Hyman: In Between The Heartaches ( Expansion 2003 )
Carmen Lundy: Happiness ( Justin Time 2003 )
E. J. Johnson: Spending The Night ( EMAN 1999 )
David Ruffin: So Soon We Change ( Warner Bros. 1979 )
Gabrielle Goodman: Until We Love ( Polydor 1994 )
Marc Anthony: Nadie Como Ella ( Universal 1995 )
Chucho Valdes: Los Guiros ( Blue Note 2003 )
- pL, Finland


My top 10 All Time list:

1-Yves Montand "Les Feuilles mortes" (Nat King cole "Autumn Leaves")
2-Charles Aznavour "Mourir d'aimer"
3-Donnie Hathaway "A Song For you"
4-H-Town "Emotions"
5-Brian Mc Knight "I Belong to you"
6-Luther Vandross "Dance with my father"
7-Shai "Come with me"
8-George Michael "One more try" (gospel version)
9-Boys to men "Lonely heart"
- I'm a singer www.gardelino.com
(L'n'B: Latin'n'Blues)

My Favorite Music of 2003

CLAUDIA ACUÑA: Ay Mariposa (Verve)
GABRIELA ANDERS: Reina (Warner)
ARNALDO ANTUNES, CARLINHOS BROWN, MARISA MONTE: Velha Infância (Phonomotor)
AQUANOTE: Nowhere (Crazy P’s Heatwave Mix) (Naked Music)
YURI BUENAVENTURA: Paloma Taina (Mercury)
DA’DRA CRAWFORD GREATHOUSE: Forever (Alliant/Compendia)
WILL DOWNING: Riding on a Cloud (GRP)
THE DINING ROOMS: Flamenco Sketches (Nicola Conte New Rhumba Version) (Schema)
EARTH, WIND & FIRE: Where Do We Go from Here? (Kalimba)
GABRIELLE GOODMAN & ARMSTED CHRISTIAN: Never Knew Love Could Be Like This Before (Goodness)
RAYFORD GRIFFIN: Rebirth of the Cool (RazorEdge/Lightyear)
IMPROMP2: When Will Things Change? (Big 3)
ALICIA KEYS: Dragon Days (J)
KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL: Rhythm of Life (Hidden Beach)
JON LUCIEN: Come Share My Love (Sugar Apple)
JON LUCIEN: Take Me Away (Live Version) (Sugar Apple)
VENUS MALONE: One on One (Upgrade/Groove Attack)
LES NUBIANS: Immortel Cheikh Anta Diop (Virgin)
EDDIE PALMIERI: La voz del Caribe (Concord Picante)
HÉLÈNE SEGARA: L’île de nous (EastWest France)
- Kimmo Heikkinen, Soul Express

Top 25 Fave Sooooooooooouul Raves

Jerry Washington - Set Your Soul On Fire
LT McGee- Can I Change My Mind?
Rufus Thomas - Funkiest Man Alive
The JB's - Doing It To Death
Albert Collins - Ain't Got Time
Soul Seven - Southside Funk
Ernie & The Top Notes - Dap Walk
Andre Williams - The Stroke
Southside Movement - Mississippi Cutback
Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band - Spreadin' Honey
Wilson Pickett - I've Come A Long Way
Jimi Hendrix - Izabella
Johnny Otis Show - Watts Breakaway
Fabulous Shalimars - Funky Line
O.V. Wright - 8 Men,4 Women
Ike Turner - Funky Mule
James Brown - Good-Bye My Love
B.B. King - Chains & Things
Isley Brothers - I Turned You On
Mickey & The Soul Generation - Iron Leg
Eddie Bo - Hook & Sling (Pts. ! & 2)
Third Guitar - Baby Don't Cry
Bo Diddley - Funky Fly
Otis Redding - That's What My Heart Needs
Albert King - Crosscut Saw

Harold "Cool H" Saxton
Las Vegas, NV.

Music In The House 10/03

PHAROAH SANDERS: You’ve Got To Have Freedom ( Evidence )
JOHNNY BRISTOL: Love No Longer Has A Hold On Me ( Hansa International )
CARMEN LUNDY: All Day, All Night ( Justin Time )
NNENNA FREELON & JON LUCIEN: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow ( Columbia )
ORLANDO POLEO: No Te Vayas ( Epic )
STARPOINT: I Got The Love ( Elektra )
WILL DOWNING: Riding On A Cloud ( GRP )
GABRIELA ANDERS: Reina
ELOISE LAWS: Leave The Light On ( Scepterstein )
DANIELA MERCURY: Sou Voce ( BMG )

Bubbling Under:
Aretha Franklin: Holdin’ On ( Arista )
Shirley Caesar: Message To The People ( Joe Claussell mix, HOB )
Israel And New Breed: Real ( Integrity )
Lee Ritenour ft. Lisa Fischer: Baltimore ( PolyGram )
Cibelle: So Sei Viver No Samba ( Six Degrees )
- Pertti Luoma, Finland

Soundtrack to Summer 2003

Kem - Matter Of Time Impromp2 - Mocha Soul Frank McComb - Cupid's Arrow Donnie - Do You Know? Larry Gold / Carol Riddick - Loving You Fingerprints - Soon Enough Bostick / Ali Ollie Woodson - You Need Love Gerald McClendon - Choose Love The Isley Brothers - Take A Ride Earth, Wind & Fire - Where Do We Go From Here Dwele - Find A Way Skip Martin - Tell Me Where You Want It Leon Ware - I'm Ooin You Tonight Pete Belasco - Hurry Hurry Deborah Bond - See You In My Dreams Chuck Mills - Whisper In My Ear Unified Tribe - Last Night Miles Jaye - Forget About The Other Night Luther Vandross - Think About You R Kelly - Step In The Name Of Love -Barry Towler, Soul Express

Quiet Storm for a Summer Evening

Some of my old and new favorites, 5/2003

Latimore: Let's Straighten it out (1974)
Sleepy's Theme: Grind on (2002)
Latimore: Singing in the key of love (1982)
Jean Carne & Al Johnson: I’m back for more (1980)
Ronnie McNeir: I'm your lover (1975)
Jon Lucien: Would you believe in me (1973)
Donny Hathaway: Love, love, love (1973)
Billy Paul: Bring the family back (1979)
Zulema: Wanna be where you are (1975)
The Dells: I hear voices (1973)
The Dells: Stand up and show the world (1973)
Ledisi: Take time (1999)
Fats Gaines presents Zorina: For your love (1977)
Fertile Ground: Broken branches (1999)
Anita Baker: Mystery (1986)
Black Ivory: Wishful thinking (1972)
Curtis Mayfield: Sweet exorcist (1974)
-Jussi Vesikansa

All Time Top 20

1.KEEP ON KEEPING ON .CURTIS MAYFIELD
2.I HAD IT ALL THE TIME .TYRONE DAVIS
3.TROUBLE MAN.MARVIN GAYE
4.YUMA/GO AWAY LITTLE BOY.MARLENA SHAW
5.SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE( NEEDS YOU).DARRELL BANKS
6.BABY WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR LOVE.RINGLEADERS
7.WHISPERS(GETTIN'LOUDER).JACKIE WILSON
8.THE WHO WHO SONG.JACKIE WILSON
9.THIS IS THE HOUSE.FIRST CHOICE
10.FUNKY NASSAU.BEGINNING OF THE END
11.GRAZING IN THE GRASS.FRIENDS OF DISTINCTION
12.THE MESSAGE.CYMANDE
13.(I'VE GOT)SO MUCH TROUBLE IN MY MIND. SIR JOE QUARTERMAN+FREE SOUL
14.WILL YOU BE THERE. JONES GIRLS
15.RUNAWAY LOVE .LINDA CLIFFORD
16.IT'S A SHAME.DETROIT SPINNERS
17.AFRICAN VIOLET.TERRY CALLIER
18.THIS IS MY COUNTRY.THE IMPRESSIONS
19.SOUL MAKOSSA.MANU DIBANGO
20.WOMAN TO WOMAN.SHIRLEY BROWN
- Dr.Jazz

Best Music of 2002


GERALD ALBRIGHT featuring GREG CURTIS & CHRiS WALKER – “Bring A Li’l Love” (GRP)
AQUANOTE – “Never Let It Go” (Virgin/Astralwerks)
PHILIP BAILEY – “On The Red Clay” (Heads Up)
KATHLEEN BERTRAND – “Blue Serenade” (Gold Circle)
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER – “I’m A Stranger Here Myself” (Verve)
RAY CHEW & THE CREW featuring SANDRA ST. VICTOR – “Smoke” (Charu)
NATALIE COLE – “Tell Me All About It” (Verve)
JULIE DEXTER with FERTILE GROUND – “Love” (Ketch A Vibe)
DONNIE – “Heaven Sent” (Giant Step)
WILL DOWNING – “Don’t Talk To Me Like That” (GRP)
THE DRAMATICS – “What Must I Do?” (Northcoast Investments)
INCOGNITO – “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” (Rice)
INDIA – “Sedúceme” (Sony Discos)
SYLEENA JOHNSON – “Guitars Of The Heart (Happy)” (Jive)
NORAH JONES – “I’ve Got To See You Again” (Blue Note)
KLOUD 9 – “With Me” (Expansion)
LEDISI – “Land Of The Free” (LeSun)
LLORCA featuring NICOLE GRAHAM – “Indigo Blues” (F Communications)
PIECES OF A DREAM featuring TRACY HAMLIN – “My Funny Valentine” (Heads Up)

JAGUAR WRIGHT – “The What If’s” (MCA)
- Kimmo Heikkinen, Soul Express


20 slo tracks why. No order.

1 Phyllis Hyman The love too good to last
2 Randy Brown Too little in Common
3 Anita Baker Giving you the best that I got
4 Leroy Hutson I'll be there, I'll still care
5 The Whispers You are the one
6 Rance Allen Group Where have all your friends gone
7 Sam Dees Just out of my reach
8 Marvin Gaye Distant lover 'live'
9 Moses Tyson I got over you
10 Najee So hard to let go
11 Marshall Titus Don't worry about me
12 Rhonda Clark Your'e my everything
13 Glenn Jones At Last
14 Keith Sweat Right and a wrong way
15 One Way If only you knew
16 Carl Weathers You ought to be with me
17 Spider Turner Tomorrows only yesterday
18 Curtis Mayfield To Be Invisible
19 Masterpiece Take a look around
20 Michael Henderson Let me love you.
-gjc@greg.24-7freecall.co.uk
"Music is music, that's the way it is"........Bobby Womack.

Thought you might appreciate a top 10 of all time soul tracks from a deejay of 20 years

Bobby Womack – How Could You Break My Heart (from Roads of Life)
Arthur Miles – Trippin on your love (Import 12")
The Dells – Make Sure
Anita Baker – Rapture (the whole album)
Rashaan Patterson – I’ll Go
The Futures – Ain’t got time for nothing (From Past future and present )
Marshall Donovan and Broomfield – That’s Love
Ray Pollard – The Drifter
Latimore – Lets Straighten it out
Jones Girls – Nights over Egypt.
Wide ranging I know – but they do things to me
Thanks for reading, and keep on doing what ya do
Andy Jackson

All time Top Ten, no one artist appearing twice:

1.Marvin Gaye -When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You
2.Michael Bohannon -Bliss
3.James Carr -The Dark End of The Street
4.Bobby Womack -More That I can Stand
5.Angie Stone -Wish I Didn't Miss You
6.Nathan Heathman -Until We Meet Again
7.Otis Redding -These Arms Of Mine
8.Mighty Sam McClain-Can You Stand The Test Of Love
9.Al Green -Tired Of Being ALone
10.Will Downing -Cool Water

Jaakko Kannala, Kemi)

Hello!!
Been browsing the net and thought I'd submit my top ten soul tunes
since 1990. It's a very quick version, but still! Here it is..

1  Lalah Hathaway-Baby Don't Cry (12"Crybaby club mix)         1990
2  Ray Hayden/Opaz-When We're Makin' Love  1993
3  Jill Scott-He Loves Me                                      2000
4  Otherside Of The Game-Erykah Badu              1997
5  Tammy Payne-Free 12"(WEA)                         1990
6  Sade- No ordinary Love                                   1992
7  Missing You-Soul II Soul                                  1990
8  Don't You Ever(try to change me)-Loose Ends                 1990
9  Davinia-So Good                                             1997
10 Love Controversy-Loose Ends                     1990
- B.C.

Some funk cuts with butt moving capability:

1. Bootsy Collins - Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy,Baby
2. Rick James - Bustin' Out
3. Labelle - Get You Somebody New
4. Parliament - Bop Gun
5. Maceo - Sax Machine
6. Cameo - Skin I'm In
7. James "D-Train" Williams - In Your Eyes
8. Jimmy Castor Bunch - Troglodyte
- Kari Lahtinen
Folks, Bootsy's Live in Louisville 1978 and Rick James' deluxe edition
of Streetsongs are funkeeeeeee....

Top 10 Jazz Favourites

I'm from Chicago, U.S., and my favorite artist is a local jazz guitarist who has released three CDs in the U.S. and internationally...he will be a big star on the next CD's release - I know it!!! So, starting with him (his website is http://www.nickcolionne.com if you're interested):

My favorite artists/jazz songs:
1. Nick Colionne, "The Seduction", Chicago Lakeside Jazz. Funky jazz guitar and a great live entertainer. The next jazz guitar superstar.
2. King Pleasure, who in my opinion took jazz vocals to a height only dreamed of by Louis Armstrong. "Moody's Mood for Love" has been released on many of his compilation albums and is marvelous. The same goes for "Parker's Mood" inspired by the phenomenal Charlie Parker's sax playing.
3. 'Round Midnight. Great renditions to check out are by Charlie Parker ("Yardbird Suite" which also has "Parker's Mood" which inspired #2 above) and Wes Montgomery "'Jazz 'Round Midnight"
4. Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass - "Take Love Easy". Just voice and guitar, no orchestration - wonderful!!!
5. Billie Holliday - "Strange Fruit: 1937-1939". The most powerful jazz vocal song of all time with other magnificant jazz standards such as "You Go To My Head" (also featured on #4 and #1 recommendations)
6. Dave Brubeck "Take Five". With all the weak remakes of this classic lately, it's worth listening to the original again to see what it's really all about
7. Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn "Piano Duets - Great Times". Better keyboards you'll never hear.
8. Miles Davis "Sketches of Spain". Groundbreaking, often overlooked.
9. Art Porter "Pocket City". The early death of this talented sax player has put him into the background. Take another listen at his big label debut album and think about where he might have been had he lived.
10. Gene Krupa "Drummer Man". Swing is really hot again - this 1956 Krupa recording shows why.

Regards,
Carol Ray

10 Reasons why I'm alive...

1 - Concrete Reservations (Sly Johnson)
2 - Simply Beautiful (Al Green)

3 - Straight to you (Jestofunk)

4 - Apple Green (Mother Earth)

5 - Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder)
6 - Tomorrow's dream (Al Green)

7 - Move on up (Curtis Mayfield)

8 - Going to the shack (Sly Johnson)
9 - I want you (Marvin Gaye)

10 - Sitting on the dock of the bay (Otis Redding)
 
Also Bobby Womack, Billy Paul, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and the gourgeous Billie Holiday!
Mariana Sanchez - Brazil

Top 20 of 2000

01. Michael"Bo"Bohannon-EP- 12"
02. Ledisi-various cuts-From CD "Soulsinger"
03. Stan Patterson-"Do I Look Like A Fool"--From CD "It`s Your World"
04. Ian--various cuts--From CD "One"
05. Platinum Doll--"Let Love Live--12"
06. Karen Bernod--various cuts--From CD "Some Othaness For U"
07. Charles Wilson--Leave The Light On"--From CD "Mr.Freak"
08. Andre DeLange--"Finally"--From CD "Educate Your Soul"
09. Big Muff--"My Funny Valentine"--12" (Originally from 98 but the "Soul version" did it again in 2000)
10. Tim Kepler--"I`am Gonna Fly"--From CD "From Folsom To Forgiven"
11. Little "Loui"Vega feat. Blaze--"Elements Of Life"--12"
12. Derrick Hughes--various cuts--From CD "All For One"
13. Kenny Bobien--various cuts--From CD "Blessed"
14. Lisa Shaw--various cuts--From Promo CD
15. Marcus Cole--Lay Our Love On The Alter"-From CD"Chillin Up In Heaven
16. James "D-Train William"--"Darlin"--From CD "Champ Elysee"
17. Dennis Taylor--various cuts--From CD "Enough Is Enough"
18. Nichelle--various cuts--From CD "Millenaire"
19. Split 2nd--"Yes I Am Ready"--From CD "Where Did Our Love Go"
20. Fly By Nature--"I Must Be A Fool"--From Promo CD "Songbook"(Watch out for "Fly By Nature") They will be big in 2001 if they can get an official release.

There`s not enough space in a top 20 this time for an Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and all the others who deserve to be mentioned.
2000 was a very good year for Soul music. A Top 50 could be easily done. Looks like a bit different to some other top 20 Soul Charts of 2000 but shows you more the "whole picture" of Soul Music in 2000. All the best from "Kay Cee" - Düsseldorf - Germany

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1.IF YOU REALLY LOVE ME-STEVIE WONDER
2.APRIL FOOLS - ARETHA FRANKLIN
3.LONELY DAYS,LONELY NIGHTS - DON DOWNING
4.WHAT'S HAPPENING BROTHER - MARVIN GAYE
5.I WANNA MAKE LOVE TO YOU - RANDY BROWN
6.TELL ME WHY - FREDA PAYNE
7.JUST ME & YOU - ERAMUS HALL
8.GET TO THIS(YOULL GET TO ME)- LEROY HUTSON
9.COUNT ON ME - NATURAL FOUR
10.TO EACH HIS OWN - FAITH,HOPE AND CHARITY
-Conrad Bool, Solar Radio www.solarradio.com

-------------10 out of 10 from the Y2K -----------------
- Dennis Taylor - Rock U Good (taken from his Enough Is Enough album)
- James D-Train Williams - Darlin' (taken from Bob Sinclair's album)
- Tim Kepler - I'm Gonna Fly (taken from his From Folsom To Forgiven
album)
- Koffee Brown - After Party (taken from his Arista 12")
- Robin McEllhatan - Because The Love Is Gone (taken from the Ian album)
- Nanette Frank - Settle For My Love (taken from There's Room album)
- Jaheim - Happiness (taken from his promotional Ghetto Love album)
- India T - Keep It Up (taken from her 12")
- Brian Alexander - Don't Wanna Sleep Alone Tonight (taken from Give My
All To You album)
- Renee Diggs - Oasis (taken from her Oasis album)

This is actualy just a portion of the tracks wich pleased my mind ....It has been a good year!
ANDREAS HELLINGH - AMSTERDAM / NETHERLANDS

----------- TOP 10 UNISSUED TRACKS -----------
( in no particulair order and supposed to be released on these labels)

- Ericka Yancey - Longing For You / RCA 1996
- Janice Dempsey - About Time / Geffen 1987
- Teddy - Feel Me / Noo Trybe-Virgin 1996
- James D Train Williams - Living To Tell / Demo 1999
- Jamecia Bennett - It's Alright / Mercury 1996
- Frank McCoumb - Only In My Dreams / Motown 1995
- Anita O'Day - Nobody But You / Black Lion Records 1994
- Brotherly Love - Whole Lotta You In Me / Skyline 1993
- Ada Dyer - Tell Me Why / Motown 1990
- Othello - If You Wanna Get Down / Relativy Records 1999

Ten of many of course, I was thinking of sending an all-time One thousand-list but that would mean that I should type in titles for a couple of days so I thought I would keep it simple.

All the best from Andreas.....The soul of Amsterdam!

Following are my favorite tracks and albums of all times: ( in no particular
order)

1) Sade (Promise)
2) Anita Baker (Rapture)
3) Seal (Seal)
4) Maxwell (Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite)
5) Minnie Riperton (Inside My Love)
6) Stevie Wonder (Overjoyed)
7) Marvin Gaye (Whats Going On)
8) Billie Holiday (Strange Fruit)
9) Jill Scott (Dreamin)
10) Sade (Jezebel)
11) Erykah Badu (Next Lifetime)
12) Incognito (No time Like the Future)
13) Michael Franks (Blue Pacific)
14) Maxwell (Embrya)
15) Minnie Riperton (Loving You)
16) Anita Baker (Mystery)
17) Sade (Love Deluxe)
18) Dionne Farris (Hopeless)
19) Rahsaan Patterson (It's Alright)
20) Eric Benet (A Day in the Life)
- userLeo2802@cs.com

The Best Soul Tracks of 2000

1. A NEW JAM - Tommy Sims feat. Shannon Sanders
2. NEXT TO YOU - Marion Meadows feat. Blake Harris
3. KISS ME LIKE YOU MISS ME - The Temptations
4. GROOVE ON - Ledisi
5. TIRED MELODY - Will Downing
6. HIP CITY - Derick Hughes with Freddie Hughes
7. BLESSINGS - Tim Kepler
8. GOT TO BE STRONG - Maysa Leak
9. I FORGIVE YOU - Rachelle Ferrell
10. LISTEN TO YOUR HEART - Theo
11. EMOTIONAL - Carl Thomas
12. THAT'S FOR SURE - Jeffrey Osborne
13. SO AMAZING - Darwin Hobbs
14. THE POCKET - Karen Bernod
15. CLOSER TO HEAVEN - Phil Perry
16. WE'RE STILL FRIENDS - Norman Connors feat. Donald Tavie
17. BROKEN BRANCHES - Fertile Ground
18. DIDN'T MEAN TO HURT U - L.J. Reynolds
19. IN THE RAIN - AJ
20. IT DON'T MEAN A THING - Tashina Daniels with Guru
-Kimmo Heikkinen, Finland, December 30, 2000

The Best of the '80s

1. ONLY TO YOU - Teddy Pendergrass (1982)
2. MY SECRET FANTASY - The Controllers (1986)
3. SO IN LOVE - Chapter 8 (1988)
4. OPEN UP YOUR HEART - Theryl (1989)
5. BABY, BE MINE - Miki Howard (1987)
6. BET YOUR LUCKY STAR - Jean Carn (1981)
7. JUST AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH - Johnnie Taylor (1982)
8. INHERIT THE WIND - Wilton Felder f. Bobby Womack (1980)
9. KEEP ON DOIN' - Glenn Jones w. Genobia Jeter (1983)
10. LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE - Tyrone Davis (1981)
11. WILL YOU BE MINE - Anita Baker (1983)
12. RISIN' TO THE TOP - Keni Burke (1982)
13. SOMETIMES I CRY - Will Downing (1989)
14. SO HARD TO LET GO - Najee f. Janice Dempsey (1988)
15. I CHOOSE YOU - Paris (1984)
16. POSSESSION - Body (1987)
17. IT AIN'T RAININ' (ON NOBODY'S HOUSE BUT MINE) - The Dramatics (1980)
18. YOUR LOVE FINALLY RAN OUT - Atlantic Starr (1982)
19. WHAT AM I GONNA TELL HER - Z.Z. Hill (1982)
20. COOLIN' OUT - Dennis Edwards (1985)
-Kimmo Heikkinen, Finland

The Best of the '90s

1. FUNNY WAYS - Chantay Savage (1999)
2. CAN I GET WITH YOU TONIGHT? - Truth Inc. (1992)
3. KILLER BLUES - Cozette Morgan (1995)
4. I'LL WAIT FOR YOU - Jamariah (1993)
5. ANSWERING SERVICE - Gerald Levert (1994)
6. TRUST IN ME - 101 North (1991)
7. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS - Miki Howard (1997)
8. FIND YOUR WAY - George Howard f. Marva King (1997)
9. DIAMOND IN THE SKY - III frum tha Soul (1999)
10. DO YOU STILL LOVE ME - David Peaston (1991)
11. THREE'S A CROWD - Milira (1992)
12. TAKE ME (I'M YOURS) - Johnny Gill (1996)
13. I DEDICATE MY LOVE - Craig T. Cooper f. DeBorah J.R. Cooper, Jai Diamond & Denise A. Stewart (1990)
14. LEAD ME INTO TEMPTATION - Malaika (1993)
15. RELEASE ME - Meli'sa Morgan (1992)
16. NO PLACE LIKE LOVE - Chris Walker (1991)
17. IS IT TIME FOR A KISS - Miles Jaye (1991)
18. LOVE'S DOOR - Tony Warren (1993)
19. KEEP TURNING ME ON - Angela Winbush (1994)
20. MORE AND MORE - Vernessa Mitchell w. Rodney Gatling
-Kimmo Heikkinen, Finland

MY ALL TIME TOP 10 SOUL TUNES (in no particular order)

Stevie Wonder -Any track from the 70s
Bill Withers -Lovely Day
Curtis Mayfield -Move On Up
Al Jarreau -Moonlighting
Jamiroquai -Too Young To Die
Lauryn Hill -Ex Factor
Al Green -Let's Stay Together
Marvin Gaye -What's Going On
Randy Crawford -Streetlife
Roy Ayers -Searching

-Simo Soukkanen AKA Sinuhe, Finland

Personal favourites of 1999 !

1. Khani Cole : Time flies
2. Chantay Savage : Funny ways / Round and round
3. Kuh Ledesma : Dreaming
4. Gerry DeVeaux : Front of the line
5. Incognito : Marrakech / Nights over Egypt
6. Ola Onabule : Stay here forever / Birthday funk
7. Arnold McCuller : Feels like rain / Little rose
8. Miles : Man on the corner / Can I come over (the
call)
9. Nicolas Bearde : Lady love
10. Philip Bailey : Something to remind you
11. Kashif : Rhythm of my mind
12. Robbie Danzie : (Love) Undeniable / Gotta work

Oldies found again

Norman Connors feat. Spencer Harrison : I'm your melody
R.J.'s Latest Arrival : What becomes from a broken hearted (sax mix)
Tania Maria : Come with me
Lew Kirton : Heaven in the afternoon

Arto Ahonen
Naantali, Finland

The Best Soul Tracks of 1999

1. FUNNY WAYS - Chantay Savage
2. SECOND TIME AROUND - Gerald Levert
3. TEMPERAMENTAL WINDS - Genai
4. UNCONVENTIONAL WAYS - Jazzyfatnastees
5. ON AND ON - Peabo Bryson
6. SHOOTING STAR - Arnold McCuller
7. DREAMING - Kuh
8. ARE YOU WITH ME - Inner Shade
9. IT AIN'T EASY - Incognito
10. SO IN LOVE - Michael White Project
11. FRONT OF THE LINE - Gerry DeVeaux
12. I HEAR ANGELS - Double Scale f. Tim Owens, Byron Miller & Tom Scott
13. I WANNA MAKE LOVE TO YOU - K-Ci & JoJo
14. MAKE IT WITH YOU - Philip Bailey
15. YOU AND I - Pieces of a Dream f. Maysa Leak
16. I CRY TO MYSELF - Chante Moore
17. HEAVEN HELP - Angie Stone
18. HEAVEN AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN - Patrick Harriot
19. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? - Armsted Christian
20. OPEN MY HEART - Yolanda Adams
(January 6, 2000, Kimmo Heikkinen)

TEN PERSONAL FAVOURITE  SOUL-TRACKS:
1. Isaac Hayes: Ike's Mood
2. Linda Sharrock: Until U Come Back To Me
3. Lisa Stansfield: All Around The World
4. Martine Girault: Revival
5. Love Unlimited Orchestra: Satin Soul
6. Aaliyah: One In A Million
7. Gil Scott-Heron: Give Her A Call
8. Keith Sweat: Nobody
9. Lyn Collins: Take Me Just As I Am
10. The Pointer Sisters: Don't It Drive You Crazy
- Jukka Turunen, NYC, USA-

Some of my favourites!

1) Oh Lovin You - Paragons - Budda 478 - 1975
2) My Baby Is Back - Johnny Duncan - Federal 12549
3) Choosey Beggar - Smokey Robinson & Miracles - Tamla 54127
4) I've Found That Love I've Lost - Impressions - ABC 10670
5) We're Only Human - Bunny (Sigler) & Cinday - Neptune 15
6) Young Boy Blues - Steve Tyrell - Phillips 40150
7) Put a Hurtin On My Heart - Herbs - Smoke 612 -1969
8) What About Me - Exceptionals - GRT 48
9) You're The Beat Of My Heart - Freddy & The Sounds Of Soul - Pearl Time 8001
10) Wonderful Love, Part 1 - Freeman Williams - 521 1004
11) I Found It All In You - Trey J's - Gem 4044
12) I Guess That Don't Make Me A Loser - Brothers Of Soul - Boo 1004
13) Language Of Love - Intrigues - YEW/
14) Am I A Fool - Tower Of Power - Columbia 10718
15) Different Girls - Naturals - Smash 1925
- Paul Ressler, Hamilton Square, NJ USA

My all-time top 15 autumn-soul trax

1) Natural Four "Let's Try Love Again"
2) Bobby Womack "Where Do We Go From Here"
3) Smokey Robinson "Quiet Storm"
4) Marlena Shaw "Hum This Song"
5) Tyrone Davis "In The Mood"
6) Isaac Hayes " A Few More Kisses To Go"
7) Johnny Gill "Lady Dujour"
8) Surface "Closer Than Friends"
9) Minnie Riperton "Inside Your Love"
10) J. Blackfoot "Taxi"
11) Curtis Mayfield "We Who Are Darker Than Blue"
12) Kleeer "Tonight"
13) Stevie Wonder "I'd Never Thought You Would Leave In Summer"
14) Gladys Knight "Claudine"
15) Kelly Price "Friend Of Mine"
-Adrian Hoenicke, Germany

My Twenty Favorite Soul Tunes

1. One Day I'll Show You (I Really Love You) - Maurice McCallister & The Radiants
2. A Fork In The Road - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
3. Fading Away - Temptations
4. I'm Gonna Miss You - Artistics
5. I Remember You - The Ponderosa Twins Plus One
6. Not On The Outside - The Moments
7. Honey Brown - Eddie Kendricks
8. Your Heart Belongs To Me - Supremes
9. Minstrel & Queen - The Impressions
10. Stand In For Love - O'Jays
11. I Got Love For My Baby - Younghearts
12. I'll Keep Holding On - Marvellettes
13. In The Rain - Dramatics
14. That Day When She Needed Me - The Contours
15. A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday) - Martha & the Vandellas
16. Son-In-Law - The Elements
17. Are You Lonely For Me Baby - Freddie Scott
18. I Love You For All Seasons - The Fuzz
19. Row My Boat - The Four Mints
20. Stop, Look, Listen To Your Heart - Stylistics
- Andrew Hamilton

20 of my all time favourites tracks sang by R&B female singer:

(in no order of preference)

1. If Only You Knew -- Patti LaBelle (from album "I'm In Love Again")
2. Love Bankrupt -- Patti LaBelle (from album "I'm In Love Again")
3. Still In Love -- Patti LaBelle (from album "Be Yourself")
4. Love You To The Letter -- Anita Baker (from album "Composition")
5. Papilon (aka Hot Butterfly) -- Chaka Khan (from album "Naughty")
6. I Don't Want To Know -- Gladys Knight (from album "Just For You")
7. My Heart Won't Lie -- Oleta Adams (from album "Evolution")
8. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face -- Roberta Flack (from album "First Take")
9. Angel -- Aretha Franklin
10. Slave To The Rhythm -- Grace Jones (from album "Slave To The Rhythm")
11. In All The Right Places -- Lisa Stansfield (from album "So Natural")
12. Everything -- Mary J. Blige (from album "Share My World")
13. Appletree -- Erykah Badu (from album "Baduizm")
14. Why Should I Love You -- Des'ree (from album "Mind Adventures")
15. Set Your Spirit Free -- Dee C. Lee (from album "Things Will Be Sweeter")
16. Freak Like Me -- Adina Howard (from album "Do You Wanna Ride?)
17. Walk With Pride -- Michelle Gayle (from album "Michelle Gayle")
18. I Wish I Knew How To Live Be Free -- Dionne Farris (from soundtrack album "Ghost Of
Mississippi")
19. Love Is Stronger Than Pride -- Sade (from album "Stronger Than Pride")
20. Feel No Pain -- Sade (from album "Love Deluxe")
Tee, Teck-Huat.
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Top 10 Soul Favourites!

Alright, here's my list (perhaps slightly biased by the fact that some of the songs are recently released):
ROY AYERS Programmed for love (1985) Produced by James Mtume
FATBACK Is this the future? (1982)
ISLEY BROTHERS Between the sheets
CHERRELLE When you look in my eyes (1985)
CHERRELLE Who's it gonna be (1995)
RICK JAMES Somebody's watching you (1997)
ANITA BAKER Caught up in the rapture of love (1986)
ANITA BAKER Sweet love (1986)
SHOLA AMA You might need somebody (1997)
KLEEER Intimate connection (1984)

That's all from me, folks!
Patrik Sundström, Stockholm, Sweden

Top 10 Favourite Soul Albums

1. Anita Baker: Rapture, 1986
2. Luther Vandross: For Ever, For Always, For Love, 1982
2. Angela Bofill: Angel Of The Night, 1979
3. S.O.S. Band: On The Rise, 1983
4. Maxwell: Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, 1996
5. Phyllis Hyman: I Refuse To Be Lonely, 1995
6. Angela Winbush: Angela Winbush, 1994
7. Cheryl Lynn: Instant Love, 1982
8. Will Downing: Will Downing, 1988
9. Gwen Guthrie: Portrait, 1983
10. Patti Austin: Jukebox Dreams, 1996 (Japanese-only release!!)
-Per Åkesson, Sweden

10 FAVORITE SOUL ALBUMS OF THE 1990'S IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER

Luther Vandross, Power of Love
Will Downing, Love's the Place to Be
Will Downing, A Dream Fulfilled
BeBe & CeCe Winans, Different Lifestyles
Sade, Love Deluxe
Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite
Chaka Khan, The Woman I Am
Phyllis Hyman, Prime of My Life
Barry White, The Icon Is Love
Angela Winbush
-Michael Bayer, U.S.

ALL TIME TOP 10

1. Temptations: Masterpiece (1973)
2. Eddie Kendricks: Keep on Truckin' (1973)
3. Temptations: Papa Was a Rolling Stone (1972)
4. Marvin Gaye: Save the Children (1971)
5. Margie Joseph: All Cried out (1976)
6. Johnnie Taylor: Heaven Bless This Home (1977)
7. Little Milton: Baby I Love You
8. The Controllers: My Secret Fantasy (1986)
9. Bobby Womack: That's Heaven to Me (1973)
10. Sounds Of Blackness: Optimistic (1991)
-Tatu Pääkkönen, Finland

PERSONAL ALL TIME TOP TEN:

EWF: That's the Way of the World
EWF: I Am
The O'Jays: Ship Ahoy
The O'Jays: Family Reunion
Nuyorican Soul: Nuyorican Soul
Various: Soul Sauce vol.5
Incognito: Beneath the Surface
Luther Vandross: Your Secret Love
Johnny Gill: Let's Get the Mood Right
The Brand New Heavies: The Brand New Heavies
-Tuomas Talka, Finland

MY ALL TIME TOP TEN: (in no particular order)

1. Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters (1973)
2. Atlantic Rhythm and Blues - Vol 7 '69-'74 (1985)
3. Nile Rogers - Adventures in the Land of the Good Groove (1983)
4. Ramsey Lewis - Sun Goddess (1974)
5. Bobby Womack - Womagic (1986)
6. Anita Baker - Compositions (1989)
7. Maxwell - Urban Hang Suite (1996)
8. Laurnea - Betta Listen (1997)
9. Kleeer - Intimate Connection (1984)
10. Full Circle - Boys Night Out (1986)
-Peter Beaver, Australia

20 OF MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE TRACKS
(in no order of preference):

HARVEY SCALES Are you still in love (1990)
SAM DEES After all (1989)
HOWARD HEWETT I'm for real (1986)
BOBBY WOMACK If you think you're lonely now (1981)
RON MATLOCK Take me to the top (Of your mountain) (1979)
CLARENCE CARTER So you're leaving me (1985)
SOUL CHILDREN What's happening baby (1974)
CONTROLLERS Somebody's gotta win (1987)
ANITA BAKER Angel (1983)
ARETHA FRANKLIN Willing to forgive (1984)
ORTHEIA BARNES 'Til you lose it (1989)
TERRY TATE Babys having babys (1990)
PERSUADERS Thin line between love and hate (1972)
DONALD ALBERT The hardest part (1990)
DEBBIE TAYLOR I don't wanna leave you (1975)
LARRY SANTOS We can't hide it anymore (1975)
CHUCK MANGIONE Do you ever think about me (1988)
ISLEY BROTHERS Here we go again (1980)
DETROIT SPINNERS Love don't love nobody (1974)
STANLEY CLARKE Heaven sent you (1984)
-Richard Curtis, England

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