Haste’s Place

Chaka Khan – I Know You, I Live You

Chaka Khan is amazing, she’s recorded so many great tunes yet somehow this is a fairly recent revelation to me. Everyone knows the hits so I hope I don’t need to educate anyone there and of course you all get down to I Feel For You when it goes the jukebox but have any of you actually listened to the album it’s from in full? No? Then do so immediately, there are some killers on there!

Anyway, this is one from 1981 and has a chorus that I can never get out of my head. What a riddim.

Chaka Khan
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Karen Young – Deetour

Who is Karen Young? No idea. I discovered this from a mix a while back and couldn’t get it out of my head for ages after. The vocal effects in the chorus are cool.

High Fashion – Hold On

Absolute banger from High Fashion who have made their way onto the Lighthouse London stereo quite a lot lately. They were launched/managed by Jacques Fred Petrus, the guy also responsible for the awesome B. B. & Q. Band. Meli’sa Morgan was one of the vocalists, she had several wicked tunes as a solo artist. Should really post a couple of them up at some point. Wunderbar.

High Fashion
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Mtume – Prime Time

Everyone knows Mtume for Juicy Fruit, the track that Notorious BIG used for the backing of Juicy. What you might not have known is that there were plenty of other great songs by the band and that James Mtume, their founder, has a list song writing credits longer than something incredibly long indeed. You should be well aware of one of them, at least

As a side note I just realised that I’ve been pronouncing the band’s name incorrectly for a long, long time. Anyway, this tune’s wicked

Mtume
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Mandre – Solar Flight

Wicked space-age 70s funk from the mysterious Mandre. The influence he had on Daft Punk is pretty obvious and the music’s great too. Rush Hour re-released some of his tunes in 2010, make sure you check ‘em out.

Mandre
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