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GOLDIE ‘Masterpiece’ – Ministry of Sound(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2014 by dk

Masterpiece - GoldieGOLDIE ‘Masterpiece’ – Ministry of Sound – 18th August 2014

Goldie, musician, drum and bass icon, actor and artist, has been on the scene for over 20 years and counting. With over 3 million records sold worldwide to date and a host of prestigious accolades under his belt, he is the perfect talent to front the next album in the prized ‘Masterpiece’ series from Ministry of Sound due for release on 18th August.

The ‘Masterpiece’ series is a concept fronted by artists and DJs of the highest calibre. It’s an opportunity for these pioneering acts to curate a three disc musical journey that depicts their own influences and inspirations which they can share with their fans. With predecessors including David Rodigan, Andrew Weatherall, Fabio and Grooverider and Gilles Peterson, the level of reputation and irrefutable standing of acts selected for ‘Masterpiece’ in the past is a given.

Minimix CD 1 – The Alpha

Minimix CD 2 – Journeyman

Materpiece: Goldie – Tracklisting

CD1 The Alpha Track

1 Goldie My Little India
2 Terry Callier Lazarus Man
3 Soul II Soul Feat. Caron Wheeler Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)
4 Maze & Frankie Beverly Twilight
5 Cherrelle With Alexander O’Neal Saturday Love
6 Teena Marie Behind The Groove
7 Serious Intention You Don’t Know
8 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles The Tears Of A Clown
9 Junior Murvin Police & Thieves
10 Ken Boothe Everything I Own
11 Roy Ayers Ubiquity Everybody Loves The Sunshine
12 [re:jazz] Inner City Life
13 Radiohead Just

CD2 Journeyman Track

1 Top Buzz Living In Darkness
2 Zero B Lock Up
3 Dragon Fly Visions Of Rage
4 Nookie Pedro Pulls An Essex Sort
5 A Guy Called Gerald Like A Drug
6 Egyptian Empire A.K.A Tim Taylor The Horn Track
7 Wax Doctor A New Direction
8 Internal Affairs Hands To Heaven
9 Roni Size It’s A Jazz Thing
10 Nookie Only You
11 Wax Doctor Heat
12 Krust Soul In Motion
13 Internal Affairs In My Soul
14 Goldie Sea Of Tears
15 Goldie Kemistry

CD3 Headzville Track

1 dBridge Inner Disbelief
2 Commix Be True
3 Marcus Intalex & ST Files Universe
4 Rufige Kru Special Request
5 Rufige Kru Feat. D-Bridge Mirror
6 DLR & Mako Your Mind
7 Scar Old Ground (Vinyl Exclusive mix)
8 Jubei Patience VIP
9 Lenzman Collapse
10 Break Headz Up
11 Ulterior Motive Given Contact
12 Marcus Intalex Hell to Pay
13 Blocks & Escher Razor
14 Klute Curley Wurley
15 Loxy & Ink Headz Roll
16 Kiat Feeder
17 Commix Belleview
18 Doc Scott Blue Skies
19 Ivy Lab & Hydro Feat. Frank Carter III & Lucy Annika Make It Clear
20 Rufige Kru My Thoughts
21 Rufige Kru Sometime Sad Day
22 Rufige Kru Feat. Cleveland Watkiss Beachdrifta VIP

Vinyl tracklist

V1 Artist Track
1 [re:jazz] Inner City Life
2 Internal Affairs Hands To Heaven

V2 Artist Track
1 Dragon Fly Visions Of Rage
2 Nookie Only You

V3 Artist Track
1 Ken Boothe Everything I Own
2 Cherrelle With Alexander O’Neal Saturday Love

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Terry Callier dies aged 67

Posted in News with tags , on October 29, 2012 by dk

Soul and jazz singer Terry Callier has died. The 67-year-old songwriter experienced belated success in his career after working with acts including Massive Attack and Beth Orton.

He died on Sunday after suffering from a long illness.

Born in the Chicago projects, Callier was a childhood friend of Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler, and began singing in doo-wop groups in his teens. Later he became a fixture on the city’s coffee house scene, releasing a debut album titled The New Folk Sound of Terry Callier in 1968. In the early 70s he released three critically celebrated “jazz-folk” albums and toured with George Benson and Gil Scott-Heron, but he had abandoned music for a job as a computer programmer at the University of Chicago until a new generation rediscovered his work in the early 90s(guardian report)

Terry Callier – TimePeace

Sandy Barber – The Best Is Yet To Come

Posted in News with tags , , , , on January 17, 2012 by dk

Records are made every day, released every week, and even with the best will in the world this means that scores of records are ignored or lost from the moment that they are pressed. However it is also true that the collector, the DJ and the fanatic are all out there looking for something that can lift their soul. So there is always hope that if your record is good enough, one day it will be discovered and revered. Artists as diverse as Terry Callier, David Axelrod and Vashti Bunyan have all benefited from this effect, and if there is any justice in the world so should Sandy Barber’s album ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’ .

Born in New York City on June 8th 1955, Barber grew up and attended school just across the river in Englewood New Jersey. With the encouragement of her big family she was singing from an early age at any events that would have her. As a teenager she came second at the legendary ‘Talent Night’ at the Apollo Theatre in Ha! rlem. The Apollo was known throughout America as the premier venue of the African American circuit, and was infamous for its tough audience. Even stepping onto that stage was a challenge, but to finish in the top three was a serious achievement.

The appearance at the Apollo was heard by Chris Curry who arranged for Sandy to audition for David Jordan a producer who was working on a group called Rare Pleasure. He had a song called ‘Let Me Down Easy’ and felt that Sandy’s voice was perfect for it. The record released on Cheri Records became a club anthem – today probably better known for being sampled by David Morales on his hit ‘Needing U’ – with Sandy’s vocals perfectly capturing the songs pleading nature. Sandy didn’t enjoy working with a group and went out on her own soon after, a decision that was vindicated when a mutual friend introduced her to the producer, writer and record label owner Clyde Otis, who ! Sandy describes as ‘her mentor’. Otis liked what h! e heard and signed her immediately to the deal that would produce her album ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’.

When he signed Sandy he was bringing with him over a quarter of a century of knowledge and experience and he used it all in putting together the record. The vocal arrangements were handled by Tasha Thomas, the incredible singer who had made her name in the stage play of ‘The Wiz’, who recorded the wonderful ‘Shoot Me (With Your Love), at the time one of the hottest singers on the scene. The musical arrangements were by Nat Adderley Jr, son of the jazz trumpeter, and a brilliant keyboard player in his own right, who had recorded with the group Natural Essence on Fantasy.

The album opens with ‘Look Out Sky’ which lays out the stall for the whole album. A glorious uplifting soul song that benefits from the thoughtful arrangement that allows for plenty of space within the record for the voice to shine through. ‘I! ’ve Got Something Good’ has a pounding four to the floor rhythm and a great horn arrangement as Sandy tells about her good thing. Especially notable on this track is the vocal backings that mimic and sing along with the rising synthesiser part. ‘The First Time’ takes the tempo way down and is a jazz based ballad reminiscent of Marlena Shaw’s ‘Go Away Little Boy’, with a fine string arrangement. The first side ends with the fantastic ‘Don’t You Worry Baby (The Best Is Yet To Come), seven minutes of carefully arranged ecstatic soul. The record builds from a elongated intro, through some banked backing vocals to the full on song, before dropping into an instrumental middle section of strings and saxophone, and an improvised out-section where Sandy’s voice comes right back in.

The album has become sought after in recent years for the cut that opens up side two ‘I Think I’ll Do My Stepping At Ho! me’, once more the rhythm section and its arrangement pr! oves to be the perfect foil for Sandy’s love-worn but defiant voice. This is followed by the discofied version of the theme to ‘Wonderwoman’ the late 70s TV staple starring Linda Carter. This contrasts with the vibrant, but extremely jazzy ‘Can’t You Just See Me’ which rolls along on an astounding piano part and some bluesy guitar. The original album ends with the emotional overload of the second ballad of the album ‘Stay Here With Me’, a fitting showcase for Sandy’s voice.

‘Wonder Woman’ was lifted as a single, possibly in the hope that it would get sales on the back of the success of the TV series, and it was backed by a non-album B-side, ‘Remember Me’ another cut that could have sat very well on the album. Access to the master tapes at Otis’ Argon productions has allowed us to unearth four previously unreleased tracks including the lovely ‘Let’s Get Back Together’, t! hat appear to have been recorded later, possibly for a follow up album for ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’.

Sandy continued singing, joining the group Blue Moderne who released records on Roll and Atlantic, before appearing solo as Sandy B on Vinylmania, Nervous and King Street amongst others. She lives in New Jersey and continues to sing in and around New York.