05 May

The Monkees – Listen To The Band

A quick one tonight. I have loaded Up a load more stuff on the old, usb stick and was flicking through, when stuck in traffic, when this beauty came on.   I've always had a bit of a soft spot for the Monkees and many will know that Mike Nesmith released some excellent country rock stuff around the time of Gram Parsons, Gene Clark etc. He wrote great tracks like Different Drum. This late Monkees track showed where he was headed and...

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14 Apr

Hot 8 Brass Band – Sexual Healing & Williams Fairey Brass Band – Voodoo Ray

So it's a two for one , brass band cover version kind of thing tonight. I have been meaning to put the Hot 8 Brass Band cover version since it came out, but when it came on this morning it gave me the opportunity to do so.   So, these kind of things, genre bending cover versions, can be a bit hit and miss. Plus there are some tracks that you really don't touch. I...

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11 Dec

Merry Clayton – Southern Man (Scrimshire Edit)

I do love a cheeky cover version, especially when someone takes a version of a classic and absolutely owns it, as is the case with this awesome Merry Clayton version of the Neil Young favourite Southern Man.   The story behind Southern Man should be well known, briefly it's a commentary on the racism of the US’s Southern States. As Neil young tracks go it's pretty darn funky, but the Merry Clayton version turns the...

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24 Nov

Breakwater – Say You Love Me Girl

So as Aapie pointed out yesterday, day to day life can get in the way of us checking stuff out and posting stuff. Some nights I have all the best intentions of sticking something up or checking something out nut I never quite make it. Anyway, enough with the excuses, tonight I am going to go with a classic piece of funk/soul by the mighty Breakwater. I thought one of us may have posted this before...

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05 Oct

Brenda Russell- A little Bit of Love

Things have been hectic around here and i haven't had much time to get on and blog about music, so i'm going to have to make a real quick post today, and draw on an absolute blast from the past with todays choice.   If you don't know Brenda Russell is a singer songwriter, with writing credits for Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and a bunch of other people too numerous to mention.   A little bit of...

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21 Sep

Quantic – We Got Soul ? (Rob Life Remix)

Been reliving my misspent youth lately, and digging back through my records i found my copy of Breakin Bread "The Deadly 7" Sins", and I got listening to it on my way yot work this morning, specifically the Rob Life remix of Quantic – We got Soul?   Look this is a pretty simple track, it's instrumental Hip Hop at it's floor filling best, a heavy drum beat crashes along with snappy Hip Hop vocals, but, and it's...

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03 Aug

Jon Lucien – Would You Believe In Me

I am covering for Aapie this week who is on holiday and I was going to have a theme but then thought that might be cheating and that I should really try to put up stuff I have listened to on my commute. I did listen to today's track but I did cheat a bit as I remembered it over the weekend and loaded it up.  Jon Lucien's Would You Believe In Me.  I bumped  into...

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22 Jun

Sweet Tooth T – She Can’t Love You

Greg Wilson should be a familiar name to all our readers, his DJ sets and re-edits have been a staple part of this, and the Interesting Blends, blog over the years we've been running. But legendary status or not touching a classic is always dangerous territory, be it a re-edit or a cover version when you do it you'd better get it right or face the consequences for a long long time. So when I found out that...

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22 May Los Porcos

Los Porcos – Jones’ New Groove

Been sat on this one for a couple of weeks now, but it came up on my playlist today and had to blog it: Los Porcos – Jones' New Groove But I guess one of the biggest issues with the whole Nu-Disco and current Disco house sound is that it lacks that human feel to it. So it's always nice to hear alternative takes on the disco and funk genre, especially when it's got that live...

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20 May Tuxedo

Tuxedo – Do It

One of the best albums I've picked up lately is the Tuxedo LP on Stones Throw, and todays journey was firmly sound tracked by it, so i'm going to kind of take a freebie in selecting one track from it, Tuxedo – Do It Now, I've always been a bit of a soul boy at heart, and I was a big fan of bands like SOS Band, New Edition, Change, Prince and the Time, Janet Jackson and specifically the...

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