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Marc Mac Christmas Miracle Selection24/12/2013 Duration: 43min
Merry Christmas. Soul Funk Jazz & Fuzz for 2014... all the best. MNP SU THAI BINH FRED PAZ HPINH SALAM PAX FRIEDEN PAIS PACE SHOLOM PEACE omniverserecords.co.uk
Dusty Motown Crates vol 224/12/2012 Duration: 58min
Part two. More Motown Magic from the Motor City Crates. Marc Mac presents 60 minutes of Motown Dusty Grooves “mixtape style”. All "green light Technics" strictly vinyl. Part One. Without doubt Motown has always been one of my fave labels and truth is you don't have to dig to deep to find Motown gems as it was such a popular label. In more recent times loads of previously unreleased Motown tracks have surfaced solidifying my admiration for the Motown groove. Shout also has to go to the many Hip hop producers that helped in keeping the groove alive through sampling. check it out.
Terry Callier Special04/11/2012 Duration: 01h03min
Soul/Jazz Folk singer and guitarist Terry Callier, passed away last week (October 27, 2012) aged 67 after suffering from throat cancer. Terry released a string of enduring and influential albums between the early 60's and the late 80's and enjoyed a creative rebirth during the late 90’s in the UK when his Folk, Soulful music was revived by the acid-jazz movement, and great new albums via Talkin Loud Records and Mr Bongos. Terry's more modern collaborators included Beth Orton, Massive Attack, 4hero, Incognito, Paul Weller and Nujabes. It wasn't just the distinct voice and guitar playing that made Terry so special in his early era but his sometimes radical out-there songwriting skills were picked up by the likes of The Dells, Jerry Butler, Dee Sharp Gamble and The Rotary Connection. Credit also goes to Terry for Spotting Minnie Riperton as she worked as a receptionist at Chess Cadet Records (so the story goes). Some of my personal favorites from Terry is his work with arrangers Charles Stepney and Richard Evans
Dusty Motown Crates09/10/2012 Duration: 01h38s
Marc Mac presents 60 minutes of Motown Dusty Grooves “mixtape style”. All "green light Technics" strictly vinyl. Part One. Without doubt Motown has always been one of my fave labels and truth is you don't have to dig to deep to find Motown gems as it was such a popular label. In more recent times loads of previously unreleased Motown tracks have surfaced solidifying my admiration for the Motown groove. Shout also has to go to the many Hip hop producers that helped in keeping the groove alive through sampling. check it out. Earl Van Dyke - "Thank You" Faletinme Be Mice Elf Valerie Simpson - We Can Work It Out Puzzle - State Of Mind Gordon Staples & The String Thing - Look Of Love Diana & the Supremes - Can't you see It's Me The Marvelettes - You're The One Jimmy Ruffin - I Know I Can The Messengers - California Soul Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - I Want You Back Stevie - Everybodys talkin' (live) Barbara McNair - Here I Am Baby Marvelettes - Here I Am Baby Barbara Randolph - Can I Get A Witness Valerie Simps
The Soul Arranger (part eight) - H.B Barnum15/04/2012 Duration: 01h03min
The Soul Arranger (part eight) - H.B. Barnum.Ok here's the lowdown, I hope you enjoy this latest instalment.Producer and arranger H.B. Barnum remains one of the unsung giants of popular music, collaborating with a who's who of acts spanning from Frank Sinatra to Puff Daddy. Legendary music producer and arranger H. B. Barnum, a man who has worked with an extraordinary cross-spectrum of performers, was born Hidle Brown Barnum, Jr. on July 15, 1936 in Houston, Texas. At age four, he won a nationwide talent contest for his singing and piano playing, which launched a film and radio career that included appearances on Amos ‘n’ Andy and The Jack Benny Program. Barnum recorded his first solo album at the age of fourteen as Pee Wee Barnum. He attended Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles, California.In 1960 Barnum scored a Top 40 pop hit of his own with the instrumental "Lost Love," signing to RCA later that year to release his debut LP, The Big Voice of Barnum -- H.B.,
In The Library - Marc Mac01/01/2012 Duration: 58min
Ok Chill... kicking off 2012 with a trip to the library. A little mix dedicated to the many great library labels, musicians and composers; Alan Hawkshaw, Keith Mansfield, Alan Parker, Sammy Burdson, De Wolfe, KPM, Sylvester, Conroy Music to name a few. There's 1000's of good lib records worldwide but I would probably have to say that my faves came from London in the 60's & 70's and I think it has a lot to do with the cool production studios in the UK during that time. Funny, as a kid watching UK tv in the 70's & 80's funky grooves always popped on programs even the news & sports programs, I'm pretty sure the musicians would have listened to whatever was cool in the US at the time (Stevie, Herbie and Quincy Jones) then vibed off the influence. Of course library music has become a big and important part of Hip-hop and Beatmaking with producers and DJ's parting with plenty cash and traveling far and wide for a dope track, drum break or sample buried in tons of cheesy wackness. anyway hope you dig. PEACE. Marc Ma
The Soul Arranger (part seven) - Wade Marcus25/06/2011 Duration: 59min
The Soul Arranger (part seven) - Wade MarcusIntroducing some of the Funky, Soulful and maybe a little lesser known works of Wade Marcus. Wade arranged and produced for many great artist from Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross through to Grant Green and Marlena Shaw. Wade also spent time at two of the most important labels of the 60‘s and 70‘s; Motown and Blue Note. What I find fascinating with Wade is his ability to adapt his style and sound depending on the artist he was arranging for so there isn’t a Wade stamp or sound... its just a great sound and his arrangements tend go beyond Strings and Horns. It’s so easy to forget about these musicians and not give them the props there so rightly deserve in fact it's pretty near impossible to find a photo of Wade on the internet. I enjoyed digging and researching Wade Marcus hope you dig too.Marc Mac.Track list Rain Every Thursday - Bobby Hutcherson Sunday Dreaming - The Shirelles Mystic Brew - Ronnie Foster Mercy Mercy Me - Reuben Wilson Congress Al
The Soul Arranger (part six) the soul crate vol. 201/01/2010 Duration: 01h03s
The Soul Arranger (part six) - the soul crate vol 2 Dirty Old Soul Crates. Ok by popular demand (lol) the series continues. Fresh for two zero ten, vol. 2 of the the Dirty Old Soul Crates. More great soul arrangements, killer vocals, rawness and deep, maybe a little bit off center with this one but hopefully by now you can dig where I'm coming from. Marc Marc 4hero. clicks: http://bit.ly/1cl83Y http://www.facebook.com/marcmac4hero http://twitter.com/marc4hero http://blog.4hero.co.uk/
The Soul Arranger (part five) - the soul crate29/12/2008 Duration: 01h02min
The Soul Arranger (part five) - the soul crate Dirty Old Soul Crates. So I figured I should continue the series. This one is from the back of the soul crates, great vocal, string, horns and riddim sections all over these. And in the spirit of diggin' I haven't put a playlist up but I'm sure someone will soon enough. Hope you like these cos they are some of my faves. oh and happy newness. Marc Marc 4hero...
The Soul Arranger (Part two) - Richard Evans17/10/2007 Duration: 01h04min
The Soul Arranger (Part Two) Richard Evans If you have music running through your head when you wake up in the morning, when you brush your teeth, and all day . . . well, that's the kind of thing we should be trying to help you with. But we'll show you what others did, too, so you can use them as role models. quote...Professor Richard Evans. Track List: Windmills Of Your Mind - Dorothy Ashby California Soul - Marlena Shaw Never Gonna Give You Up - Soulful Strings My Loves A Monster - Clea Bradford Lancaster Gate - Woody Herman Hello Goodbye - Soulful Strings Within You Without You - Soulful Strings Elevate Your Mind - Linda Williams Capricorn Rising - Richard Evans My Music - Samuel Jonathan Johnson Too Soon Youre Old - Penny Goodwin Annie Mae - Natalie Cole Ahmad Blues - Marlena Shaw Soul Vibration - Dorothy Ashby Joyful Grass And Grape - Dorothy Ashby It Sure Is Groovy - Marlena Shaw Part 2 of 4