William DeVaughn – Be Thankful For What You Got (Onur Engin Edit)

This is just perfect. Excellent remix/edit.

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Lorraine Johnson – Feed The Flame (ADN Edit)

Her earliest known recording is “Can I Hold You To It” released in May of 1973.
Between 1973 and 1977 she worked in and around Muscle Shoals, Alabama doing background work for various producers. She did session work as backing vcalist for such artists as L.T.D., Les McCann, Saturday Night Band.

She caught the attention of music producers, the late Moses Dillard and Jesse Boyce. The duo produced her two albums at Prelude Records.
She had some hits – “The More I Get, The More I Want”, and this one: “Feed The Flame”.

This edit by ADN is leaves in plenty of vocals while updating the musical parts. Great stuff.

Idris Muhammad — Loran’s Dance (Platurn’s Bass Sick Edit)

Idris Muhammad (born Leo Morris on 13 November 1939 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American jazz drummer who has recorded and played with a host of artists including Ahmad Jamal, Grant Green, Hank Crawford, Lou Donaldson, Johnny Griffin, Pharoah Sanders and Grover Washington, Jr. At 16 years old, one of Muhammad’s earliest recorded sessions as a drummer was on Fats Domino’s 1956 hit “Blueberry Hill”.

The Beastie Boys sampled “Loran’s Dance” in “To All The Girls” on their legendary album “Paul’s Boutique”. Soundcloud user platurn stripped the song  down to the simplest and beefed it up even more. Nice.

Yambu – Sunny (Soulbrigada edit)

SoulBrigada are Germany-based dj’s Alex D. and Fabio V.

This is an edit the guys did of the classic “Sunny”, by afro/cuban/jazz/latin/funk band Yambu, released as a 7″ in 1975. The band only made three albums and three singles in the mid-70’s but this track was featured on about a dozen latin-disco compilations.

This edit of Yambu’s jazzy, funky version of Sunny is great. The Soulbrigada keep the beat going, use the vocals sparsely but very effectively and the general feel is very…sunny 🙂  Thanks to Donny for turning me onto this one.

Voodoocuts – Let Me Do My Thang

Based on an obscure track by a band called “Los Dynamicos Exciters” from 1972, this is a really nice piece of Latin Funk.

Growing out of the combos nacionales scene, one of the most successful funk and soul groups of 60s and 70s Panama, Los Dinamicos Exciters (later The Exciters) was led by drummer Horacio ‘Ray’ Adams. Legendary in their day, the band were booked solid for years. Their core sound was Latin soul and funk, but they also played boogaloo, calypso and ska. The US Black Power movement struck a chord, especially in the Canal Zone, where Afro-Panamanians had long suffered discrimination. Co-founders of the Instituto Soul, the Exciters were the first to invite an African-American ‘soul queen’ to lead their carnival parade in 1971.

This edit keeps the original mostly intact and extends some parts at the beginning and adds the break at the end for easy mixing.