Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013


Sup Familia, heres another drop that you may just like to hear this Sunday, check it out and tell me what you think....

Friday, May 10, 2013

Patti Drew - Working On A Groovy Thing

Well Familia itz been a little minute, but heres one to check out 4 the weekend...Enjoy!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


First a big "Thank You" goes out to RossyBoy for the awesome cover & title for my comp.
Yes, an old vato that has you covered in more ways than one LOL!. I don't mean to be repetitive but once again these versions are not by the original artists. I suspect some of these too may surprise as not being the original artists who sang these songs. I also continue to hope that I'm able to deliver some new tunes to you from my selection. I'll only know if you let me know.

  As a Chicagoan, I pass on a bit of info on track # 5. Her name may imply that she is of Japanese heritage but actually she was born Rosemarie Timotea Aurro in Chicago, & was the product of an Italian-American family that owned a local restaurant. She is also considered by many to be the first so-called blue-eyed soul singer of the 60's.

 01.A Fork In The Road - Rebbie Jackson
02.Darling, Forever - The Four Chevelles
03.I Who Have Nothing - Little Ray (Ramon Jimenez)
04.I'm Doing Fine Now - The Three Degrees
05.It'll Never Be Over For Me - Timi Yuro
06.Just Another Guy - The O'Jays
07.Love Is Here - The Dramatics
08.Love Makes The World Go Round - Papa's Results
09.Love On A Two Way Street - The Moments
10.Weep No More - Six Pak
11.When Love Slips Away - The Identities
12.Who Can I Turn To - The Main Ingredient
13.Let's Straighten It Out - Gwen McCrae
14.The Weatherman - Sister Sledge
15.How Can I Forget - Ben E. King
16.We Belong Together - Ritchie Valens
17.Precious, Precious - O. V. Wright
18.Close Your Eyes - Peaches & Herb

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Familia Souldiez Vol 9 - Poor Boy's Prayers

Late Spring: must be time for the familia to get together for that twice-yearly rendezvous! We toss around some tunes and try to find only the finest, the rarest and the firmest to share with our buddies. In time-honored tradition, I elect myself as the bonus-maker - getting to choose an extra opening track to set the mood. The theme this time out is "Poor Boy's Prayers" and the G MAN has out-done himself in the cover stakes in preparing the arte for this one. All the Lowriders will know Santo & Johnny's "Sleepwalk", released in 1959.  What many don't know is that the Farina brothers also wrote lyrics for that classic instrumental, although they never recorded a singing version themselves. But Betsy Brye did issue a version of "Sleepwalk" with lyrics that year. Trust our Sister DustyRose to come up with that gem ! Hope this latest volume keeps up the standards of yesteryear. Please let us know ! RossyBoy

01 - Oscar Toney Jr - I Wouldn't Be A Poor Boy (RossyBoy)
Capricorn, 1970
02 - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Can You Love A Poor Boy (Mello)
"Away We A Go-Go" album, Tamla, 1966
03 - Marvin Sims - Hurting Inside (BillyMac)
Mellow, 1967
04 - James Gadson - Just To Love You Girl (G MAN)
Cream Records, 1972
05 - William Hart - Follow Every Dream (DustyRose)
"The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh" soundtrack album, Lorimar, 1979
06 - Soul Ones - This Is My Prayer (East LA Guy)
Deal, 1971
07 - Billy Butler & The Enchanters - You Won't Let Me Forget You (MzO)
Right Track, 1966
08 - The Elgins - I Want To Be With You (Brownboy) 
previously unreleased, 1963, "The Motown Anthology" album, Universal UK, 2007
09 - Ralfi Pagan - My Dream (Macabre)
Fania, 1971
10 - Little Anthony & The Imperials - Prayer And A Juke Box (Chi-Town)
End, 1959
11 - Della Humphrey - (Girls Have Feelings) Just Like Boys Do (RossyBoy)
Arctic, 1969
12 - Billy Dodds & The Primes - Praying For You (East LA Guy)
Prime, 1962
13 - George McGregor & The Bronzettes - Temptation Is Hard To Fight (BillyMac)
Twinight, 1967
14 - Betsy Brye - Sleepwalk (DustyRose)
Columbia, 1959
15 - The Drew-Vels - I've Known (Brownboy)
Capitol, 1964
16 - C P Love - So Glad You're Gone (MzO)
unreleased Malaco, early 70s; "Malaco Soul Brothers Volume 2" album, Soulscape, 2010 
17 - The King Pins - A Lucky Guy (Macabre)
Vee Jay, 1963
18 - Final Decisions - Hour Of Your Need (G MAN)
Bumpshop, 1973
19 - The Untouchables - Poor Boy Needs A Preacher (Chi-Town)
Madison, 1960
20 - Double Exposure - Pick Me (Mello) 
Salsoul, 1976
21 - Calvin Scott - Never Found A Girl (RossyBoy)
"I'm Not Blind, I Just Can't See" album, Stax, 1973

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Familia Souldiez Vol 8 - The Trackz Of Our Tears
Familia Souldiez Vol 7 - One Way Love
Familia Souldiez Vol 6
Familia Souldiez Vol 5
Familia Souldiez Vol 4
Familia Souldiez Vol 3
Familia Souldiez Vol 2
Familia Souldiez Vol 1