UK Soul : Soundsystem Classics

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Feel like I've got an excuse to now post this classic video from Moss Side Community Centre 1986

does anyone know what the tune is in this at around 2:30 - 2:40 - it feels really familiar, like a fairly classic early 80s electro hook, but i can't place it. would love to know
 

Bang Diddley

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does anyone know what the tune is in this at around 2:30 - 2:40 - it feels really familiar, like a fairly classic early 80s electro hook, but i can't place it. would love to know
I was wondering that too when I saw the video. I seem to know somewhere the tune in the back of my head. Something on DJ International perhaps
 

william_kent

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Is crossing over into UK Lovers territory allowed?
It was allowed in the late 80s / early 90s...UK Lovers certainly crossed over into Street Soul back then..this track was produced by a guy from the Roots Reggae scene ( Derek Février, uncredited on the labels ) and voiced by Kofi, who before recording with Mad Professor was in Lovers Rock group Brown Sugar along with Caron Wheeler

Kofi - Step by Step ( Smoothed Out Mix ) ( version, because I like the bass line )

 

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cool idea for a thread. i've been listening to the Smith & Mighty essential mix a lot recently and loving these tracks. Would love to hear more stuff like this.

Walk on

Anyone

Carlton

Any love

look of love


i had this mix on during the afternoon. So good. Apart from maybe the slightly dodgy rapping at times... Where it's really strong is the female soul singing over the big pads. And the More Rockers jungle sound is really unique - seems to come at things in a totally different way to metalheadz/london way.


Smith and Mighty Broadcasted on Sunday 24th November, 1996

Massive Attack - "Any Love" (Massive Attack)
Smith & Mighty - "Walk On By" (Three Stripe)
McKelz/Smith & Mighty - "Mix Me Down Maestro" (ffrr)
Fresh 4 - "Wishing On A Star" (Ten)
Smith & Mighty - "Anyone" (Three Stripe)
Receiver - "Irrational" (Swarf Finger)
The Wild Bunch - "The Look Of Love" (4th & Broadway)
Smith & Mighty with MC Kelz & Tammy Payne - "Seeds" (white label)
Wilks - "A&R Man" (white label)
Dub Ghecko - "Love To The Power Of Each" (Dub Head)
Smith & Mighty - "Killa" (ffrr)
Blue & Red/Freddie - "Blessed" (acetate)
Blue & Red - "Unity" (acetate)
Blue & Red/K. Oil - "Don Anything" (acetate)
Tamlins - "Baltimore Remix 2" (acetate)
Tamlins - "Baltimore Remix 3" (acetate)
Smith & Mighty - "Heavens In" (acetate)
Bally Sagoo - "Ghuraliya" (Columbia)
Virginity - "Rainbows" (More Rockers)
Flyn & Flora - "New World" (white label)
Jazklash - "Off The Edge" (white label)
Jazklash - "BQE" (white label)
Smith & Mighty - "Same" (More Rockers)
More Rockers - "Another Day" (More Rockers)
More Rockers - "Sound Boy" (More Rockers)
More Rockers - "Show Love" (acetate)
More Rockers - "162" (acetate)
More Rockers - "Nightfall" (More Rockers)
More Rockers - "First Time" (More Rockers)
More Rockers - "Frush" (acetate)
More Rockers - "Das Ya One More" (More Rockers)
More Rockers - "1 2 3 Break" (More Rockers)
Silent Poets - "Talk Is Toy" (acetate)
Jazklash - "Than The Haze" (acetate)
More Rockers - "Bibo" (acetate)
More Rockers - "Cure" (acetate)
Smith & Mighty - "Down In Rwanda" (More Rockers)
Flyn & Flora - "Bass Speak" (white label)
 

william_kent

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More from the Lovers Rock cross over - Sylvia Tella, Manchester legend, former backing singer for Boney M, and Lovers Rock star


LD Jam with Sylvia Tella - Special Way ( Club Soul Mix )
 
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