Thursday / April 21 / 2011

Third Thursday, Free Mixes, Part 22



The Blends - Reggae/Soul

Our sabbatical was well needed.

And we now return you to our regularly scheduled programming. Finally, after 2 months of waiting, pining, fighting and reclining .. we got a new mixtape for ya'lls. This one is a special request and a popular demand to our boys at Impala Sound and Soul Summit. We humbly offer to the court of yer listening pleasure, surprise witness Reggae/Soul. An all thriller, no filler, 15 track attack of soul tunes gone down the JA-way. Of course to the inundated listener, the connection between soul and reggae is obvious, and soul/reggae comps aren't exactly hard to find, but we think you'll enjoy our special blend of common-and-obscure, northern-and-southern, contemporary-and-classic styles on this mix. I mean, Teddy Pendergrass tunes covered in a reggae style? WHACHUTHAWTYOONOO??.

Good chance there will be a Part 2 of these as I had more source material than I knew what to do with. 

But in the meantime, if you like what you hear, you can come check out more of these jams LIVE at the Charleston in Bucktown, Chicago on Thursday April 28, 10pm when PalmDown Sound (your resident Drastic DJs) spin a Reggae-Gone-Soul themed night. Special Guest Nic The Graduate on board for the musical throwdown.

All Vinyl. No Cover. Good Drinks.

anyway ….


Turn Back The Hands of Time – Winston Francis (Tyrone Davis)
Gonna Take A Miracle – Cornell Campbell (The Royalettes)
Fever – Junior Byles (Little Willie John)
Love T.K.O. – Hugh Porter (Teddy Pendergrass)
Gimme Little Sign – Hepcat (Brenton Wood)
So Unusual – George Allison (The Impressions)
You Dont Care – Lloyd Sparks (The Impressions)
Human Nature – Jrn Reid (MJ)
Baby Now That I Found You – Alton Ellis (The Foundations)
Private Number – Honey Boy (Judy Clay and William Bell)
Aint No Sunshine – Horace Andy (Bill Withers)
Never Had A Dream Come Through – Glen Adams & Upsetters (Stevie Wonder)
Moving Away – Ken Booth (Kenny Lynch)
Lonely Man Am I – The Techniques (The Temptations)
Too Late To Turn Back – Alton Ellis (Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose)