Saturday, 30 December 2017

GGG Presents New Recipes Volume 01

Happy New Year my fellow soulies ... well almost!
So whilst spending the majority of my time searching, digging for and unearthing hidden gems from 40-60 years back it's easy to sometimes overlook the abundance of great soul/funk revivalists and survivalists keeping the faith alive and well today. Since the turn of this recent century there has been a revitalizing resurgence of 60/70s style soul and funk artists bombarding the airwaves, television and even the silver screen with heavy hitters like Lee Fields, the late Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley (RIP) leading the charge! Sticking to the same mixed bag Soul/Funk/R&B format you've come to expect, I've whipped up an old familiar favorite here but with the freshest of ingredients. I'll likely be doing more of these in the future with a focus on tracks in the traditional vein but released post-2000 but this introductory volume is primarily tracks released within the past year or two. so without further ado.... enjoy!

Gusto's Groovy Gumbo Presents: New Recipes Volume 01

01. Will Sessions & Coko - Run, Don't Walk Away (2017)
02. Ikebe Shakedown - Blue Giant (2017)
03. The Blind Boys Of Alabama - I Kept On Walking (2017)
04. The Tibbs - Wild Way (2016)
05. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Girl! (You Got To Forgive Him) (2017)
06. Sugaray Rayford - Dig A Little Deeper (2017)
07. The Como Mamas - Out Of The Wilderness (2017)
08. Durand Jones & The Indications - Make A Change (2016)
09. The Link Quartet - Silent Eel (2017)
10. Nicole Willis & UMO Jazz Orchestra - Haunted By The Devil (2017)
11. Beverley Knight & Sam Moore - Hold On I'm Coming (2016)
12. The Excitements - Fire (2016)
13. Shanda & The Howlers - Keep Telling Me (2017)
14. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - Sooner Or Later (2016)
15. Soul Sugar - Get Up & Get It (2017)
16. Charles Bradley - Ain't Gonna Give It Up (2016)
17. Soul Scratch - Look How Far We've Come (2017)
18. Sunny & The Sunliners - Get Down (2017)
19. Eric Legnini & Michelle Willis - I Want You Back (2017)
20. Speedometer - Power Generation (2017)
21. Samantha Fish - Somebody's Always Trying (2017)

(All tracks MP3 @ 320kbs)

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Sunday, 24 December 2017

Ain't No Chimney's In The Projects

Funky Soul Queen Supreme Ms. Sharon Jones (RIP) & The Dap-Kings

This is a chronicled collection featuring some of my favorite tracks from this incredible outfit's delightful discography. Ms. Jones was a champion of adversity, a beacon of inspiration and one of the greatest talents to grace the soul/funk community ... leaving a lasting impression on the soul revival movement and a huge hole in the hearts of friends, family and fans around the world Ms. Jones will be greatly missed! Just in case you've been living under some rock in utter darkness and are unfamiliar with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings read up and unlike my usual posts, this curated collection is not vintage nor obscure so if you dig it, go buy it here!

CD1:
_01 Introduction
_02 Give Me A Chance
_03 Pick It Up, Lay It In The Cut
_04 Got A Thing On My Mind
_05 What Have You Done For Me Lately
_06 My Man Is A Mean Man
_07 Your Thing Is A Drag
_08 How Do I Let A Good Man Down
_09 This Land Is Your Land
_10 100 Days, 100 Nights
_11 Nobody's Baby
_12 Keep On Looking
_13 Answer Me
_14 Something's Changed
_15 I Learned The Hard Way
_16 If You Call
_17 Give It Back
_18 Money
_19 I'll Still Be True

CD2:
_01 Settling In
_02 Ain't No Chimneys In The Projects
_03 He Said I Can
_04 When I Come Home
_05 You'll Be Lonely
_06 People Don't Get What They Deserve
_07 Now I See
_08 Retreat!
_09 God Rest Ye Merry Gents
_10 Silent Night
_11 World Of Love
_12 I'm Still Here
_13 Just Give Me Your Time
_14 Girl! (You Got To Forgive Him)
_15 Searching For A New Day
_16 These Tears (No Longer For You)
_17 Matter Of Time

(MP3 @ 320kbs)

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Friday, 22 December 2017

Gusto's Groovy Gospel Volume 01 + 02

Another special holiday edition of Gusto's Groovy Gumbo ... I don't care too much for Christmas music and can't really speak to the power of the lord but I certainly can't contest the power of gospel soul, funk and spirituals. Stirring, uplifting, community driven and chock-full of conviction. Following the same 'mixed bag' Soul/Funk/R&B format as previous comps, Gusto's Groovy Gospel is the closest thing I got to a Christmas collection and I hope you all dig it!
Happy Holidays, volume's 03 + 04 for Easter perhaps.

Volume 01
01. Louise McCord - 1972 - You'd Better Get A Move On
02. Golden Echoes - 1985 - Packing A Grip
03. Rev. Chas Glover - 1962 - Waiting & Watching
04. The Voices Of East Harlem - 1970 - Oh Yeah
05. Raymond Rasberry Singers & Carl Hall - 1959 - Every Round Of The Ladder
06. Shirley Ann Lee - 1968 - There's A Light
07. Mahalia Jackson - 1962 - Keep Your Hand On The Plow
08. Bobby Bland - 1962 - Yield Not To Temptation
09. The Staple Singers - 1968 - Top Of The Mountain
10. Blossoms - 1972 - Grandmas Hands
11. Jordan Travelers - 1976 - God Will Answer
12. The Traveling Echoes - 1970 - The Golden Gate
13. Roscoe Robinson - 1972 - There's A Creator
14. Rev. Julius Cheeks - 1981 - (If Serving God Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right
15. Brother Samuel Cheatam - 1968 - Troubles Of The World
16. Holy Disciples - 1980 - I Know Him
17. The Ramada Singers - 1974 - Wade In The Water
18. Horace Family - 1977 - God Will Dry My Weeping Eyes
19. The Dixie Wonders w. Cleophus Mabone - 1978 - My Soul Has Got To Move
20. Odetta - 1960 - Pastures Of Plenty
21. Bessie Griffin - 1960 - Lord Don't Move The Mountain
22. Dorothy Love Coates & The Gospel Harmonettes - 1969 - I Won't Let Go
23. Hightower Brothers - 1964 - Nobody's Fault But Mine (256kbs)
24. The Davis Sisters - 1978 - Sinner Man Where You Gonna Run

Volume 02
01. The Swindell Brothers - 1968 - I Started In Heaven (256kbs)
02. The Gospel Comforters - 1976 - Jesus Will Help Me
03. Jimmie & Vella - 1972 - Lord Abide With Me
04. Triumphs - 1970 - We Don't Love Enough
05. Martha Bass - 1968 - Since I've Been Born Again
06. The Sons Of Truth - 1972 - Son Of The Deacon
07. Dorothy Norwood - 1978 - Come & Go With Me
08. Chicago Travelers - 1975 - Been Trying
09. The Gospel Stars - 1962 - Keep On
10. Evelyn Freeman - 1962 - Didn't It Rain
11. Liz & Her Gospeletts - 1971 - Leaning On Jesus (192kbs)
12. Melody Kings - 1972 - He's Alright (192kbs)
13. Jacqui Verdell - 1973 - We're Gonna Have A Good Time
14. The Glass House - 1971 - Heaven Is There To Guide Us
15. The Traveling Echoes - 1967 - I'd Like To Know
16. Cliff Gober - 1971 - A Poor Wayfaring Stranger
17. The Voices Of East Harlem - 1970 - No No No
18. Marion Gaines Singers - 1972 - It Will Soon Be Over
19. The 5 Spiritual Tones - 1976 - Bad Situation
20. Father's Children - 1979 - Dirt & Grime
21. The Staple Singers - 1960 - Don't Drive Me Away
22. The Burnadettes - 1962 - Step On Out
23. Cissy Drinkard & The Sweet Inspirations - 1968 - Down By The River Side
24. Big Mama Thornton - 1968 - Wade In The Water
25. Masonic Wonders - 1981 - I Call Him

(MP3 @ 320kbs unless otherwise noted)

V1: http://www11.zippyshare.com/v/BHRbPbEc/file.html
V2: http://www11.zippyshare.com/v/LOo92U3h/file.html

Friday, 15 December 2017

Gusto's Groovy Gumbo Volume 10

01. The Fabulettes - 1966 - Try The Worryin' Way
02. Barbara West - 1968 - I'm A Fool For You Baby
03. Percy Milem - 1966 - Call On Me
04. H.B. Barnum - 1967 - Searchin' For My Soul
05. Alfreda Brockington - 1970 - Crushing Me
06. The Salem Travelers - 1968 - These Are Trying Times
07. Gashead - 1964 - Why Do You Treat Me Like A Tramp
08. Irma Thomas - 1967 - Here I Am, Take Me
09. Ruby Johnson - 1968 - Keep On Keeping On
10. The Parliaments - 1967 - (I Wanna) Testify
11. Baby Huey - 1971 - Body House (inst.)
12. Difosco - 1969 - You Saved Me From Destruction
13. Oma & Zelpha w. Dorothy Berry - 1969 - Gonna Put It On Your Mind
14. Gloria Bouschell - 1970 - Don't Make Me Get Another Man
15. The Hill Sisters - 1971 - My Lover
16. Roy Head - 1970 - She's About A Mover
20. Barbara & The Browns - 1964 - In My Heart
21. Them Two - 1967 - Am I A Good Man
22. Baby Cortez - 1970 - Feel Like The World (inst.)
23. Mary Gresham - 1969 - Get On Back On The Right Track
24. Vicki Anderson - 1971 - Sound Funky (inst.)
25. James Young & The House Wreckers - 1967 - Barkin' Up The Wrong Tree (192kbs)
26. Sound Experience - 1974 - Step People
27. The Soul Children - 1974 - Can't Let You Go
28. Cold Blood - 1974 - When It's Over

(MP3 @ 320kbs unless otherwise noted)

Friday, 8 December 2017

Gusto's Groovy Gumbo Volume 09

01. Clara Ward - 1969 - Feeling Good
02. Ruben Fort - 1960 - I Feel It
03. Barbara Dane - 1960 - I'm On My Way
04. Shirley Raymond - 1962 - You're Gonna Miss Me
05. Little Joe Hinton - 1961 - My Love Is Real (192kbs)
06. Bob Kayli - 1961 - Tie Me Tight
07. The Kittens - 1967 - Ain't No More Room
08. Aretha Franklin - 1967 - Deeper
09. Ray Johnson - 1962 - Soul City
10. The Diplomats - 1969 - I've Got The Kind Of Love
11. Celeste Hardie - 1975 - Thank You Love
12. Kris Peterson - 1967 - Mama's Little Baby (256kbs)
13. Darrow Fletcher - 1965 - The Pain Gets a Little Deeper
14. James Brown - 1964 - Tell Me What You're Gonna Do
15. The Mark 5 - 1963 - Night Rumble
16. The Phillips Sisters - 1964 - Where Did You Stay Last Night
17. Betty Bibbs - 1972 - First Come First Served
18. Percy Sledge - 1966 - It Tears Me Up
19. The Webs - 1968 - It's So Hard To Break a Habit
20. Merry Clayton - 1970 - I Ain't Gonna Worry My Life Away
21. Donald O’Connor - 1970 - You Don't Understand Me
22. The 5th Dimension - 1970 - Feelin' Allright
23. Jean  Austin - 1972 - I Don't Have To Worry
24. Lloyd Nolan - 1962 - I Don't Know About You
25. Nathaniel Mayer - 1963 - Summertime
26. Ernie Fields & His Orchestra - 1960 - Workin' Out
27. Benny Sharp & The Sharpies - 1969 - Music (I Like It)
28. Rita Wright - 1970 - You

(MP3 @ 320kbs unless otherwise noted)

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Friday, 1 December 2017

Gusto's Groovy Gumbo Volume 08

01. The Experts - 1969 - Wake Me When It's Over
02. Joe Mayfield - 1964 - How's Things With You
03. Bettye LaVette - 1965 - Let Me Down Easy
04. Ruby Johnson - 1966 - No No No
05. Darrell Banks - 1969 - Don’t Know What To Do
06. Burning Cities - 1969 - Spoons
07. The Vibrations - 1968 - Love In Them There Hills
08. Ann Peebles - 1977 - The Handwriting Is On The Wall (192kbs)
09. Vera Hamilton - But I Ain't No More (G.S.T.S.K.D.T.S.) (256kbs)
10. Al Wilson - 1973 - My Song
11. Redd Holt Unlimited - 1975 - Do It Baby
12. Quiet Elegance - 1972 - Mama Said
13. Lucille Mathis - 1968 - I'm Not Your Regular Woman
14. Ivy Jo - 1971 - I Can Feel The Pain
15. Bobby Guy - 1960 - Good Enough
16. Birdie Green - 1962 - Tremblin'
17. September Jones - 1966 - I'm Coming Home
18. The Orlons - 1963 - Not Me
19. Little Miss Jesse - 1962 - My Baby Has Gone
20. Ike & Tina Turner - 1963 - Wake Up (192kbs)
21. Ted Taylor - 1961 - Look Out
22. Ervin Rucker - 1965 - She's Alright
23. Manual Holcolm - 1966 - This Generation
24. Billy Garner Band - 1973 - Brand New Girl
25. Tommie Young - 1973 - Do We Have a Future (256kbs)
26. Betty Gouche - 1971 - What More Can I Ask For
27. The Isley Brothers - 1972 - It's Too Late

(MP3 @ 320kbs unless otherwise noted)

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Friday, 24 November 2017

A Table For Two Volume 01 + 02

In the spirit of Yanksgiving Weekend thought I would do something a little different this time. Keeping with the mixed 'Soul/Funk/R&B' format but this series focuses on some of the great (known and unknown) Duets of the genres. Songs of love, loss and life ... all of which are best not faced alone. So grab your loved one, Groovy Gumbo's being served at 'A Table For Two'

Volume 01
01. Jerry Butler & Betty Everett - 1964 - Fever
02. LaVern Baker & Jimmy Ricks - 1961 - You're The Boss
03. Sity & James - 1965 - You Needn't Tell Me
04. Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown - 1967 - Hold On I'm Coming
05. Barbara & Brenda - 1964 - That's When You've Got Soul
06. Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - 1963 - 2 Time Loser
07. Wille & Allen - 1963 - Baby Do Little
08. Loe & Joe - 1962 - That's How I Am Without You
09. Shirley & Lee - 1956 - Let The Good Times Roll
10. Betty & Ray - 1962 - You're Too Much
11. Richard & Walter - 1964 - Love Just Ain't There
12. Inez & Charlie Foxx - 1964 - Hurt By Love
13. Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson - 1969 - Show It (192kbs)
14. Soul Angels - 1969 - It's All In Your Mind
15. Big Dee Irwin & Mamie Galore - 1969 - I Didn't Wanna Do It, But I Did
16. Ben E. King & Dee Dee Sharp - 1968 - We've Got A Thing Going On (192kbs)
17. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - 1967 - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
18. Sugar & Sweet - 1967 - Do The Dive
19. Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham - 1968 - Lover & Friend
20. Dee & Don - 1968 - I Can't Stand It
21. Rufus & Carla Thomas - 1964 - Night Time Is The Right Time
22. Mary & Chuck Gresham - 1968 - Let's Walk Down The Street Together
23. Alice Rozier & Little Joe - 1965 - I'm Gonna Hold On To You
24. Sonny & Diane - 1976 - That's Enough

Volume 02
01. Pic & Bill - 1967 - When Something's Wrong With My Baby
02. Betty & Charles - 1968 - It's All Over
03. Lori & Lance - 1969 - All I Want Is You
04. Rufus & Carla Thomas - 1966 - Never Let You Go
05. Etta James & Sugarpie DeSanto - 1966 - In The Basement (192kbs)
06. Lavern Baker & Jackie Wilson - 1965 - Think Twice
07. Harvey & Ann - 1963 - What Can You Do Now
08. Betty Everett & Jerry Butler - 1964 - I Can't Stand It
09. Lulu Reed & Freddy King - 1962 - You Can't Hide
10. Peggy & Artie - 1968 - How Do You Feel
11. Vernon Guy & Little Miss Jessie - 1963 - They Ain't Lovin' Ya
12. Al Perkins & Betty Bibbs - 1965 - Homework
13. Margie Hendrix & The Raelettes w/ Ray Charles - 1965 - My Baby
14. Carl Underwood & Dealia Copeland - 1964 - Every Woman Has a Right
15. Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - 1960 - Can't Stay Away
16. Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown - 1965 - Something You Got
17. Margaret & Carol - 1964 - He's My Guy
18. Sherri Taylor & Sammy Ward - 1960 - Oh Lover
19. Eddie King & Mae B May - 1965 - Please Mr DJ
20. Roscoe & Barbara - 1964 - It Ain't Right
21. The Ebonys - 1969 - Don't Knock Me
22. Billy & Betty - 1968 - Talking 'Bout You Baby
23. Double Soul - 1968 - Unfinished Sympathy
24. Jean & Donella - 1967 - Get Ready (For That Day)

(MP3 @ 320kbs unless otherwise noted)

V2

Friday, 17 November 2017

Gusto's Groovy Gumbo Volume 07

01. Pat Lundy - 1967 - City Of Stone
02. George Byrd & The Dominoes - 1966 - It Ain't No Harm
03. The Lancers - 1965 - Bassology
04. Barbara & Brenda - 1964 - That's When You've Got Soul
05. Sugar Pie DeSanto - 1964 - Soulful Dress
06. Shorty Long - 1964 - Out To Get You
07. Big Daddy Rucker - 1964 - Just Do Your Thing
08. Liz Lands - 1967- One Man's Poison
09. Mickie Champion - 1965 - What Good Am I
10. Willie Bollinger - 1965 - Shake Shake Shake
11. Bobby Mitchell - 1960 - Well I Done Got Over It
12. Mitty Collier - 1963 - My Babe
13. The Apollas - 1968 - Seven Days
14. Garnet Mimms - 1967 - Roll With The Punches
15. Hank Jacobs - 1967 - Elijah Rockin' With Soul
16. Jo Armstead - 1967 - I Feel An Urge Coming On
17. The Formations - 1966 - Shadow Knows
18. Charles 'Soul' Brown - 1963 - Standing On The Outside
19. The Four Tops - 1967 - Lonely Lover
20. Eddie & Ernie - 1972 - Bullets Don't Have Eyes
21. T.U.M.E. - 1975 - I Got Everything I Need
22. Lea Roberts - 1973 - I'm Losing My Mind
23. Margie Joseph - 1971 - Didn't Have To Tell Me
24. Bobby McNutt - 1972 - Hold Tight
25. Patrice Holloway - 1966 - I Got To Change
26. Cathy Saunders - 1962 - Restless
27. Jerry Butler - 1963 - Just A Little Bit
28. Jackie Wilson - 1965 - Think Twice (256kbs)
29. Jackie Shane - 1963 - Comin' Down

(MP3 @ 320kbs unless otherwise noted)

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Friday, 10 November 2017

Gusto's Groovy Gumbo Volume 06

01. Doris Allen - 1970 - Hanging Heavy On My Mind
02. Millie Jackson - 1975 - I'm Free
03. Merry Clayton - 1971 - Southern Man
04. Sugar Billy - 1975 - Keep Movin On (256kbs)
05. Art Wheeler - 1962 - Baby We're Through
06. Rosemary - 1961 - Not Much (Do You Baby)
07. Ike & Tina Turner - 1963 - Wake Up
08. Wille & Allen - 1967 - Baby Do Little
09. George Jackson - 1969 - Hold On, Hold Out
10. Ola V. Harper - 1969 - I Wanna Weep
11. Baby Washington - 1961 - Let Love Go By
12. The Chantels - 1961 - Well, I Told You
13. The Orlons - 1963 - Don't You Want My Lovin'
14. Bobby Parker - 1961 - Watch Your Step
15. Sonny Rhodes - 1967 - You Better Stop
16. Little Flint - 1970 - Pain
17. Judy Clay - 1964 - I'm Comin' Home
18. Bessie Griffin - 1960 - Lord Don't Move The Mountain
19. The Turquinettes - 1962 - Take Another Look
20. Kenny Wells - 1966 - I Can't Stop
21. Betty Harris - 1968 - What'd I Do Wrong
22. Little Ann - 1967 - Possession
23. Carl Underwood & Dealia Copeland - 1964 - Every Woman Has a Right (To Change Her Mind)
24. Sons Of Slum - 1971 - 16 Miles Of Plastic Ghetto
25. Winter - 1977 - Bones
26. Al Green - 1975 - Starting All Over Again
27. The Isley Brothers - 1970 - Feels Like The World
28. The Challengers III - 1962 - I Hear An Echo
29. Ruth Brown - 1959 - I Don't Know
30. Mahalia Jackson - 1957 - I'm Going To Live The Life I Sing About In My Song (192kbs)

(MP3 @ 320kbs unless otherwise noted)

http://www81.zippyshare.com/v/minAN288/file.html

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Gusto's Groovy Gumbo Volume 05

01. Herbie Ross - 1973 - No More Tears
02. Carol Jones - 1968 - Don't Destroy Me
03. Royal Robins - 1964 - Something You've Got Baby
04. Jimmy Dawkins - 1973 - 1110 Woodland
05. Billie Davis - 1966 - Ev'ry Day
06. The Lovejoys - 1964 - Payin' For The Wrong I've Done
07. Tony Harris - 1957 - I'll Forever Love You (192kbs)
08. Nathaniel Mayer - 1966 - From Now On
09. Alder Ray Mathis - 1970 - Take Me Baby
10. The Stovall Sisters - 1971 - Hang On In There (128kbs)
11. Reuben Bell - 1973 - Leave My Kitten Alone
12. Hodges, James, Smith & Crawford - 1972 - Nobody (192kbs)
13. Chocolate Fudge Express - 1972 - Down The Line
14. Presberry - 1975 - Somebody Is Wrong
15. Mary Ann Fisher - 1959 - Put On My Shoes
16. Dakota Staton - 1955 - A Little You
17. Titus Turner - 1957 - Hungry Man
18. Ray Charles & The Raylettes - 1959 - Night Time Is The Right Time
19. Aretha Franklin - 1968 - Money Won't Change You
20. Little Rose Little - 1968 - He's What I Need (192kbs)
21. Yvonne Fair - 1975 - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)
22. Terry & The Tyrants - 1964 - Say It Baby
23. Eric Kloss - 1967 - Comin' Home Baby
24. Jimmy Williams - 196? - Peace Of Mind
25. Bobby Bland - 1959 - I'll Take Care Of You
26. June Sims - 1968 - Tell The Whole World
27. Marcia Aitken - 1979 - Danger In Your Eyes (206-224vbr)
28. Marie Queenie Lyons - 1969 - See & Don't See
29. Vicki Anderson - 1965 - I Love You
30. Anthony & The Imperials - 1969 - Anthem (Grow, Grow, Grow) (192kbs)

(MP3 @ 320kbs unless otherwise noted)

GGG05

*Note: Couldn't find recording/release details for track #24 Jimmy Williams - Peace Of Mind.
If anyone can confirm these details I would be grateful and will also re-tag and re-up this comp!

Friday, 27 October 2017

Gusto's Groovy Gumbo Volume 04

01. Alan Price Set - 1966 - I Put A Spell On You (192kbs)
02. Tommy Youngblood - 1969 - Tobacco Road
03. Mable John - 1968 - Running Out
04. Ty Karim - 1965 - All At Once
05. The Players - 1967 - Get Right
06. The Volumes - 1970 - Ain't Gonna Give You Up
07. The JB's - 1972 - Use Me (192kbs)
08. Percy Sledge - 1967 - You've Got That Something Wonderful
09. Wendy Rene - 1964 - Bar-B-Q
10. The Raelets - 1966 - One Room Paradise (192kbs)
11. The Adorables - 1963 - Baby Come & Get It
12. Tiny Topsy - 1959 - Just A Little Bit
13. Little Milton - 1962 - Losing Hand
14. Jimmy Dotson - 1962 - Search No More
15. Susan Singer - 1962 - Bobby's Loving Touch (192kbs)
16. The Soul Stoppers Band - 1966 - Boilin' Water
17. Jaibi - 1967 - What Good Am I
18. Vernon Garrett - 1974 - Keep On Forgiving You
19. Harolyn Montgomery - 1971 - Gotta Get Away (192kbs)
20. Father's Children - 1979 - Dirt & Grime
21. Ann Alford - 1971 - If It Ain't One Thing (It's Another)
22. Ural Thomas - 1967 - Pain Is The Name Of Your Game
23. Sammy Ward - 1962 - Part Time Love
24. Charles Walker & The Daffodils - 1959 - Slave To Love
25. Jackie & The Starlites - 1962 - You Put One Over On Me
26. Ola V. Harper - 1969 - I Wanna Weep
27. Venetta Fields & The Ikettes - 1966 - Through With You (256kbs)
28. Floyd Smith - 1968 - Getting Nowhere Fast
29. Big John Patton - 1969 - Cissy Strut

(MP3 @ 320kbs unless otherwise noted)

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Gusto's Groovy Gumbo Volume 03

01. Jeanie Greene - 1968 - Sure As Sin
02. Reuben Bell & The Casanovas - 1967 - It's Not That Easy
03. Ted Taylor - 1964 - Somebody's Always Trying
04. John Roberts - 1968 - I'll Forget You
05. The Universals - 1970 - New Generation
06. Honey & The Bees - 1969 - Baby, Do That Thing
07. Mary Jane Hooper - 1969 - I've Got Reasons (192kbs)
08. Ruby Johnson - 1969 - Won't Be Long
09. Little Johnny Taylor - 1964 - You Win I Lose (128kbs)
10. Tyrone Davis - 1969 - A Woman Needs To Be Loved
11. Ramona King - 1967 - Stay Away From The Fire (192kbs)
12. Marion Gaines Singers - 1972 - Grandma's Hands
13. The Rubies - 1964 - Deeper
14. Marvin Gaye - 1967 - You
15. Gloria Ann Taylor - 1973 - Deep Inside Of You
16. The Corner Boys - 1969 - Take It Easy Soul Brother
17. Pat Lewis - 1967 - No One To Love
18. Mike Vickers - 1965 - On The Brink
19. Stacy Johnson - 1965 - Remove My Doubts
20. King Floyd - 1974 - I Feel Like Dynamite
21. Jody Gayles - 1971 - You Gotta Push
22. The Crystals - 1966 - I Got A Man
23. Mitty Collier - 1965 - My Babe
24. The Hit Pack - 1965 - Never Say No To Your Baby
25. Nick Ashford - 1966 - I Don't Need No Doctor (237-277vbr)
26. The Fuller Brothers - 1968 - Moaning, Groaning & Crying
27. Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony - 1974 - Boogie Down
28. Veretta Dillard - 1957 - That's Why I Cry
29. Judy Clay - 1962 - Do You Think That's Right
30. Carla & Rufus Thomas - 1960 - Cause I Love You

(MP3 @ 320kbs unless otherwise noted)

http://www112.zippyshare.com/v/uqakr0zk/file.html

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Gusto's Groovy Gumbo Volume 02

01. Willie Hightower - 1969 - It's Too Late
02. Pat Hervey - 1965 - Pain
03. Margo White - 1968 - Neighbor Neighbor (160kbs)
04. Mr.C. Funck Junction - 1971 - Hot Buttler 'n All
05. Baby Huey - 1971 - Hard Times
06. Tawney Reed - 1965 - I've Got A Feeling
07. Ruth Brown - 1960 - Sure 'nuff
08. Teddy McRae - 1958 - Hi Fi Baby (224kbs)
09. Lloyd Nolan - 1962 - I Don't Know About You
10. Jesse Butler - 1967 - St. James Infirmary
11. Walter Rhodes - 1962 - I Worship The Ground You Walk On
12. Leola & The Lovejoys - 1963 - Wait 'Round The Corner
13. Thelma Harper - 1964 - Fool That I Am
14. Irene & The Scotts - 1967 - I'm Stuck On My Baby
15. Tony Newman - 1968 - Soul Thing
16. Garnet Mimms - 1964 - As Long As I Have You
17. The Vibrations - 1968 - 'Cause You're Mine
18. Oscar Brown Jr. - 1964 - Work Song
19. Petula Clark - 1967 - Resist
20. Jean Dushon - 1965 - Feeling Good
21. Percy Milem - 1966 - Call On Me
22. Juanita Nixon - 1960 - Stop Knockin'
23. Wynona Carr - 1956 - Please Mr. Jailer
24. Mamie Galore & Big Dee Irwin - 1966 - I Didn't Wanna Do It, But I Did
25. The Unemployed - 1971 - They Won't Let Me
26. Lee Austin - 1969 - Turn Me Loose
27. H.B. Barnum - 1967 - Searchin' For My Soul
28. Ollie Nightingale - 1971 - I'll Take Care Of You
29. Soul Angels - 1969 - It's All In Your Mind

(MP3 @ 320kbs unless otherwise noted)

GGG02

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Gusto's Groovy Gumbo Volume 01

01. Clara Ward - 1969 - Dead End Street
02. The Mirettes - 1969 - Whirlpool
03. Junior & The Classics - 1968 - Kill The Pain (192kbs)
04. Otis Clay - 1968 - She's About A Mover
05. The Salem Travelers - 1968 - Crying Pity & A Shame
06. Timmy Shaw - 1962 - Thunder In My Heart
07. Big Maybelle - 1956 - Ocean Of Tears
08. Gus Jenkins - 1962 - The New Tricky
09. Shorty Billups - 1960 - Bend A Little
10. Sugar Pie DeSanto & The Nat Hendrix Band - 1962 - A Little Taste Of Soul
11. Billy Preston - 1961 - Volcano
12. Shirley Ann Lee - 1968 - There's A Light (271-295kbs)
13. Ann Cole - 1956 - Each Day
14. Tony Harris - 1957 - I'll Forever Love You (192kbs)
15. Hetti Lloyd - 1972 - Grief, Sorrow, Pain & Woe
16. Woody Herman - 1968 - Hush (128kbs)
17. General Crook - 1969 - Hold On, I'm Coming
18. Ted Taylor - 1961 - Look Out
19. Bettye LaVette - 1968 - Almost
20. Louis Jones - 1963 - That's Cuz I Love You
21. Harvey & Ann - 1963 - What Can You Do Now
22. Anna King - 1968 - Mama's Got A Bag Of Her Own
23. Tina Britt - 1968 - It's My Thing
24. Jeannie Dee - 1969 - Shake A Hand (128kbs)
25. Terry & The Tyrants - 1964 - Say It Baby
26. Vernon Garrett - 1967 - Running Out
27. Justin (Ben Boyce) - 1968 - Right Now
28. Dorothy Berry w. Oma & Zelpha - 1969 - Gonna Put It On Your Mind
29. Spanky Wilson - 1969 - You
30. Willie Hutch - 1969 - Keep On Doin' What You Do

(MP3 @ 320kbs unless labeled otherwise)

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Friday, 6 October 2017

Welcome!!

This is my first blogsite and I'm hoping it can be a happy place for both myself and visitors. I'm not quite ready to post yet but when I am, here's what to expect ... 


Gusto's Groovy Gumbo: 
An open ended series of makeshift compilations primarily from my collection of Northern and Southern Soul, Deep Soul, Funk, Gospel Soul, Group Soul, R'n'B, Popcorn, with a dash of Souljazz, Motown, Modern Soul and DooWop for good measure.

I have been collecting from various contributors for quite a while now and am very grateful for their efforts. However, there are very few dedicated soul blogs (that I know of) and if there is one thing that irks me about the vast amounts of available soul/funk/r'n'b compilations out there, is the segregation based on specific genre, label or location of artists featured. I would like to throw all the fore mentioned genres (by both classic and obscure artists) all together and churn out some tasty treats to groove with. Download links provided. Correctly tagged MP3 files with the best bitrate possible is my medium of choice ... you dig!?