Thursday, 30 August 2012

We're Moving

It's tumblr time. Head over to tightenupleeds.tumblr.com where the hits carry on. All aboard the Soul Train.

SBB x

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Dionne Warwick - You're Gonna Need Me



Sampled by J Dilla on the Donuts lp. This can be found on Dionne's record Just Being Myself from '73. Written and produced by Holland Dozier Holland post Motown. Great record with Dionne herself being post Bacharach and David.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Natural Four - Can This Be Real



Signed to Curtis Mayfield's record label Curtom in '72. From their self titled '74 release, produced by Leroy Hutson. Sweet Soul at its finest.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Friday, 18 May 2012

Earth, Wind and Fire - Mighty Mighty



First track on '74's Open Our Eyes on CBS. Recorded in Colarado, the photography is by Lee Lawrence and shot in the Rockies. It would be E,W & F's first gold record.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Dennis Coffey - If You Can't Dance To This (You Have No Business Having Feet)


Photography by Joel Brodsky, who also did the Ohio Players' Pleasure, Pain and Ecstasy covers. On Westbound Records from 1975. Finger Lickin' Good.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Positive Force - We Got The Funk



Positive Force were uncredited in Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight". They belonged to Sylvia Robinson's family of labels (All Platinum, Stang and Sugarhill Records). This is from the self titled lp from 1980 on Sugarhill Records.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Freddie Scott - You Got What I Need



Sampled by Biz Markie, this is produced by Gamble and Huff. Freddie Scott served in Korea, so he's an American hero with a superb voice.

Monday, 16 April 2012

The Temptations - Ball Of Confusion



Dennis Edwards era Temps. Colossal.

Du-Ettes - Every Beat Of My Heart



Barbara Livsey and Mary Francis Hayes recorded on the George Leaner labels. One-Derful, M-Pac and Mar-V-Lus. They never really hit the heights but there's gold from the Du-Ettes and latterly Barbara and the Uniques (Barbara).

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Thursday, 1 March 2012

O'Donel Levy - Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky



1974 on Groove Merchant. Saucy lp cover day.

Jack McDuff - Summer Dream



This is from the '76 lp Sophisticated Funk on Chess. The chastity belt is unlocked by a member of the band on the back of the record. So well done all involved.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Tim Maia - E Neceassario



From the self titled 1977 record. Tim Maia is a very talented man. This is the second time he's been on here.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Baby Baby Don't Cry



On 69's Time Out for Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. On Tamla. A few good records came from Tamla Motown.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Monday, 2 January 2012