Wednesday, 27 June 2018

DJ John Jb-john

A reach back into the vaults for some classic uplifting vocal gems. For those that were there, these should provide a shot of nostalgia. For those that weren't, soak up a glimpse of what you missed. Enjoy. A roundup of all the most upbeat chart and pop hits of the last year or so. Featuring Ariana Grande, Ne-yo, Little Mix, Nicky Minaj, Katie Perry, Tinie Tempah, Major Laser and much much more. Enjoy. The wait is over, it's finally here. 2018's 1st instalment of House music. Expect awesome remixes and chart hits. Stay tuned for volume 2 coming very soon. Enjoy. Dipping my toe gently back into one of my favourite genres. Featuring classics from Chris Brown, Jagged Edge, Aaliyah, 112, Ruben Studdard, Miguel, T-pain, Usher, and many more Featuring EDM belters from R3hab, Axwell & Ingrosso, Fedde Le Grand, Bingo Players, Bassjackers, Spooner Street, Timmy Trumpet, Sandro Silva and many many more. Expect awesome dance anthem mashups too! Enjoy! Featuring Bryson Tiller, Zara Larsson, Ariana Grande, Kent Jones, J Hus, Damian Marley, Tyga and many many more, 2018's second volume is a packed back to back with hits. Digging back in the vaults for more old school gems. All killer, no filler. With a mixture of commercial and club anthems that you most likely haven't heard for years! Enjoy. Over an hour and a half of Nu School UK Garage tracks that definitely needed their own mixtape! Featuring Raleigh Ritchie, Shift K3y, Preditah, Sam Smith, Disclosure, Artful, Bump and Flex, J Hus, Craig David, Majestic and much more. Long live UKG. Welcome to 2018 RnB & Hip Hop fans. Volume 1 features a heavily UK influenced line up. Including Hardy Caprio, Not3s, Rita Ora, Chip, J Hus, and many more. Enjoy. Featuring hits and remixes from the likes of Jax Jones, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Bruno Mars, Raye, Charlie Puth, Craig David and many, many more. Enjoy. Welcome to 2018. This mix features Rag and Bone Man, Chase & Status, Emeli Sande, High Contrast, Wilkinson, Ratpack, Sigala and much more. This should keep you warm until the summer arrives. Enjoy. Featuring Ella Eyre, Clean Bandit, James Hype, Clean Bandit, Craig David, Ghetts, Sage the Gemini and more. Well worth the wait. Get the party started. Enjoy. Hand picked anthems as chosen by the coolest auntie and uncle in the world whilst holidaying at their pad. This year we only got round to recording one set. 2018 will likely see the return. Enjoy. Yet more 2017 bangers following on from our last instalment. Including hits from Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Pharrel, Chris Brown, Major Laser & Ed Sheehan, Little Mix and many many more. Enjoy Picking up where vol.3 left off, more current hits to jam to this summer. Featuring Drake, Cheat Codes & Demi Lovato, Muru Masa, a return from Professor Green, Usher and many more. Enjoy. Volume 2 of 2017 is here. Plenty of remixes and hits. Featuring the likes of Drake alongside Disciples, Gorgon City beside Anne Marie and Ed Sheeran alongside Gorgon City. Enjoy. Picking up where vol.1 left off. The 2nd half of the tribute to two legends of British music. Enjoy Picking up where vol.2 left off expect remixes and cool re-edits. Intuition tells me that theres going to be plenty more before the end of 2017. Featuring hits from Bruno Mars, Little Mix, Nadia Rose, Sage the Gemini and more. Enjoy Vol 2 picks up from where vol 1 left off. Summer is upon us. Perfect chilled out RnB + Hip Hop hits to jam to. Enjoy. Fresh off the press and ready for the start of summer 2017. Floor bangers vol.1 sees Craig David, Sigala, Jax Jones and many more smash the airwaves in 2017's roll call. Watch out for the cheeky garage flavours mid set. Enjoy.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Al Green

After the early disappearances of Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye,
Al Green is certainly the last great male voice of Soul.
He has unfortunately deserted the Soul scene in the last 20 years,
having chosen to focus almost exclusively on religion and Gospel.

Al Green

Born April 13, 1946 in Forrest City, Arkansas, Al Greene (he will give up the final "e" of his name at the beginning of his solo career) comes from a very religious family of ten children. At the age of 9, he toured with the Gospel vocal quartet with his three brothers, first in their native south and then in the Grand Rapids area of ​​Michigan when the Green family moved there. at the end of the 50's.
His participation ceases abruptly when his father turns him out of the band, after catching him listening to a Jackie Wilson song ...

At 16, he and his classmates Curtis Rogers and Palmer Jones join a group of R & B's, Al Greene And Soul Mates. The group even got a small hit with the Back Up Train title in 1968, shortly before Al Greene decided to go it alone, under the shortened name of Al Green.

Back Up Train

The young singer made a decisive encounter at a 1969 concert for his career, in the person of Willie Mitchell. The producer of Memphis, who has just launched Ann Peebles, is fooled by the talent of Al Green and takes him under contract at Hi Records. The first album is called Green is Blues and comes out early 1970.

It's with the next album, Al Green Gets Next To You , that the first success comes: Tired Of Being Alonemakes honorable scores in the US and English charts, and becomes gold record. The first number one is obtained by the song Let's Stay Together in 1972, while the album of the same name also ranks very well.

For two years, several other hits follow, Look What You Done For Me and I'm Still In Love With You still in 1972, Call Me in 1973, then Here I Am and Sha-la-la (Make Me Happy) ...

Tired Of Being Alone

Let's stay together

Look What You Done For Me

I'm still in love with you

call me

Here I Am

Sha-La-La (Make Happy)

On October 18, 1974, a serious and far-reaching event will change the fate of Al Green. While he is in his bath, Mary Woodson, his girlfriend of the moment to whom he had just refused marriage, poured on him a pan full of boiling corn gruel, which causes him serious burns that will require his hospitalization during 11 days. In the minutes following her gesture, she kills herself with the 38 caliber belonging to the singer. Al Green sees in this tragedy a divine warning, and then decides to get involved more and more in the religion, until buying in April 1976 a church in Memphis and being ordered pastor of the Full Gospel Tabernacle.

For a few more years, his spiritual quest and Soul singer career coexisted. He recorded three more albums with Willie Mitchell, Al Green Is Love  in 1975, Full Of Fire and Have A Good Time in 1976.
After two last hits, LOVE and Full Of Fire , sales are starting to decline under the influence of the disco wave ...


Full Of Fire

He stopped working with Mitchell and set up his own studio, American Music. The first film released in 1977 is The Belle Album, a relative failure, despite Belle's success The following year, the album Truth And Time suffered the same fate.


Another "divine" event will again affect Al Green's fate in 1979. At a concert in Cincinnati, he seriously injured himself by falling off the stage, which earned him another 15 days in hospital. Seeing a new sign of God, he decides this time to stop singing "profane" music to devote himself entirely to his mission of preaching. The Lord Will Make A Way is the first of a series of Gospel albums (including one made in 85 by Willie Mitchell, He Is The Light ).

It is only with the album Do not Look Back that finally makes a return to the Soul Music in 1992, after 15 years of absence, it leaves only in England, but its contents is included in 95 in the next album, Your Heart's Good Hands , which is also released in the USA where it is well received. At the same time, the success of Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" allows many to discover Al Green, thanks to the presence of Let's Stay Together  in the background of one of the scenes. It was also in 1995 that Al Green returned to the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame ...

Currently, Al Green still occasionally performs in concerts around the world, when his religious function allows him however leis leisure ...
Al Green 04

He released in November 2003 a new album, I Can not Stop , which marks his reunion with Willie Mitchell for the first time in more than 25 years. He is surrounded by the entire Royal Studio's historic team, including the Hodges brothers. The result, without equaling the albums of his great time Hi, is however quite worthy of interest.

source: Encyclopedia of Rhythm & Blues and Soul (Fayard, 2002)


1967 / Back Up Train

1967 / Back Up Train
A1 Back Up Train
A2 Hot Wire
A3 Stop And Check Myself
A4 Let Me Help You

A5 I'm Reachin 'Out
A6 Do not Hurt Me No More
B1 Do not Leave Me

B2 What's It All About
B3 I'll Be Good To You

B4 Guilty
B5 That's All It Takes (Lady)
B6 Get Yourself Together

1969 / Green Is Blues

1969 / Green Is Blues
A1 One Woman
A2 Talk To Me

A3 My Girl

A4 The Letter
A5 I Stand Accused
B1 Gotta Find A New World

What Am I Gonna Do With Myself
B3 Tomorrow's Dream
B4 Get Back Baby
B5 Get Back
B6 Summertime

1971 / Gets Next To You

1971 / Gets Next To You
A1 Can not Get Next To You

A2 Are You Lonely For Me Baby
A3 God Is Standing By
A4 Tired Of Being Alone
A5 I'm A Ram
B1 Driving Wheel
B2 Light My Fire
B3 You Say It

B4 Right Now Right Now
B5 All Because

1972 / Let's Stay Together

1972 / Let's Stay Together
A1 Let's Stay Together
A2 La-La For You
A3 So You're Leaving

A4 What Is This Feeling
A5 Old Time Lovin
B1 I've Never Found A Girl
B2 How Can You Mend A Broken Heart

B3 Judy
B4 It Is not No Fun To Me

1972 / I'm Still In Love With You

1972 / I'm Still In Love With You
A1 I'm Still In Love With You
A2 I'm Glad You're Mine
A3 Love And Happiness

A4 What A Wonderful Love Thing Is
A5 Simply Beautiful

B1 Oh, Pretty Woman

B2 For The Good Times

B3 Look What You Done For Me
B4 One Of These Good Old Days

1973 / Call Me

1973 / Call Me
A1 Call Me (Come Back Home)
A2 Have You Been Making Out OK

A3 Stand Up

A4 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
A5 Your Love Is Like The Morning Sun
B1 Here I Am (Come And Take Me)
B2 Funny How Time Slips Away
B3 You Ought To Be With Me

B4 Jesus Is Waiting

1973 / Livin 'For You

1973 / Livin 'For You
A1 Livin 'For You

A2 Home Again
A3 Free At Last

A4 Let's Get Married
A5 So Good To Be Here

B1 Sweet Sixteen
B2 Unchained Melody

B3 My God Is Real
B4 Beware

1974 / Al Green Explores Your Mind

1974 / Al Green Explores Your Mind
A1 Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)
A2 Take Me To The River
A3 God Blessed Our Love
A4 The City

A5 One Nite Stand
B1 I'm Hooked On You

B2 Stay With Me Forever
B3 Hangin 'On

B4 School Days

1975 / Al Green Is Love

1975 / Al Green Is Love
A1 LOVE (Love)
A2 Rhymes
A3 The Love Sermon
A4 There Is Love
A5 Could I Be The One
B1 Love Ritual

B2 I Did not Know
B3 Oh Me, Oh My (Dreams In My Arms)

B4 I Gotta Be More

B5 I Wish You Were Here

1976 / Full Of Fire

A1 Glory, Glory

A2 That's The Way It Is

A3 Always
A4 There's No Way
A5 I'd Fly Away
B1 Full Of Fire
B2 Together Again
B3 Soon As I Get Home
B4 Let It Shine

1976 / Have A Good Time

1976 / Have A Good Time
A1 Keep Me Cryin '

A2 Smile A Little Bit More
A3 I Tried To Tell Myself

A4 Something

A5 The Truth Steps On
B1 Have A Good Time
B2 Nothing Takes The Place Of You
B3 Happy
B4 Hold On Forever

1977 / The Beautiful Album

1977 / The Beautiful Album
A1 Beautiful
A2 Loving You

A3 Feels Like Summer

A4 Georgia Boy

B1 I Feel Good
B2 All N All
B3 Chariots Of Fire
B4 Dream

1978 / Truth N 'Time

1978 / Truth N 'Time
A1 Blow Me Down

A2 Lo And Behold
A3 Wait Here
A4 To Sir With Love
B1 Truth N 'Time

B2 King Of All
B3 Say A Little Prayer
B4 Happy Days

1980 / The Lord Will Make A Way

1980 / The Lord Will Make A Way
A1 The Lord Will Make A Way

A2 Pass Me Not

A3 Too Close
A4 Highway To Heaven
B1 Saved

B2 None But The Righteous

B3 In The Holy Name Of Jesus
Above All Others
B5 Highway To Heaven

1981 / Higher Plane

1981 / Higher Plane
A1 Higher Plane

A2 People Get Ready

A3 By My Side
A4 The Spirit Might Come - On And On

B1 Where Love Rules

B2 Amazing Grace
B3 His Name Is Jesus
B4 Hymn Of The Republic Battle

1981 / Tokyo Live

1981 / Tokyo Live
A1 LOVE (Love)
A2 Tired Of Being Alone
A3 Let's Stay Together
A4 How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
A5 All-n-all
B1 Beautiful
B2 Sha-la-la (Make Me Happy)
B3 Let's Get Married
C1 God Blessed Our Home
C2 You Ought To Be With Me
C3 For The Good Times
D1 Dream
D2 I Feel Good
D3 Love And Happiness

1982 / Precious Lord

1982 / Precious Lord
A1 Precious Lord

A2 What A Friend We Have In Jesus
A3 The Old Rugged Cross
A4 Morning Star

A5 How Great Thou Art
B1 Glory To His Name

B2 Rock Of Ages
B3 In The Garden
B4 Hallelujah (I Just Want To Praise The Lord)

1983 / White Christmas

1983 / White Christmas
A1 White Christmas
A2 The Christmas Song
A3 Winter Wonderland
A4 I'll Be Home For Christmas
A5 Jingle Bells
What Christmas Means To Me
B2 Oh Holy Night
B3 Silent Night
B4 It Feels Like Christmas

1983 / I'll Rise Again

1983 / I'll Rise Again
A1 It Do not Take Much
A2 Jesus Is Coming (Back Again)
Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
A4 I Close My Eyes And Smile

A5 Ocean Blue (I'll Rise Again)

B1 Look At The Things That God Made
B2 I Just Can not Make It By Myself
B3 I Know It Was The Blood
B4 Straighten Out Your Life

1984 / Trust In God

1984 / Trust In God
A1 Do not It Make You Wanta Go Home
A2 The Ladder To The Roof
A3 Is not No High High Mountain
A4 Trust In God
A5 No Not One

B1 Lean On Me

B2 Never Met Nobody Like You
B3 Holy Spirit
B4 Trust In God (Resume)
B5 All We Need Is A Little More Love

1985 / He Is The Light

1985 / He Is The Light
A1 Going Away
A2 True Love
A3 He Is The Light

A4 I Feel Like Going On
A5 Be With Me Jesus
B1 You Brought The Sunshine
B2 Power
B3 Building Up
B4 My God To Thee Nearer

1987 / Soul Survivor

1987 / Soul Survivor
A1 Everything's Gonna Be Alright

A2 Jesus Will Fix It

A3 You Know And I Know
A4 Yield Not To Temptation
A5 So Real To Me
A6 Introduction-Soul Survivor
B1 Soul Survivor

B2 You've Got A Friend

B3 He Is not Heavy
B4 Psalm 23rd

1989 / I Get Joy

1989 / I Get Joy
A1 You're Everything To Me
A2 All My Praise

A3 The End Is Near
A4 Mighty Cloud Of Joy
A5 I Get Joy

B1 As Long As Were Together
B2 Praise Him

B3 Blessed
B4 Tryin To Do The Best I Can
B5 Tryin To Get Over You

1992 / Love Is Reality

1992 / Love Is Reality
01 I Can Feel It

02 Love Is Reality
03 Just Can not Let You Go
04 You Do not Know Me

05 Again
06 Positive Attitude
07 Sure Feels Good

08 Long Time
09 Why
10 I Like It

1995 / Your Heart's In Good Hands

1995 / Your Heart's In Good Hands
01 Your Heart's In Good Hands
02 Keep On Pushing Love

03 Could This Be Love
04 Love Is A Beautiful Thing

05 One Love

06 Do not Look Back

07 Best Love
08 Your Love Is More Than Ever Hoped For
09 What Does It Take

10 People In The World (Keep On Lovin 'You)

1997 / Do not Look Back

1997 / Do not Look Back
A1 Best Love
A2 Love Is A Beautiful Thing
A3 Waiting On You
A4 What Does It Take
A5 Keep On Pushing Love
A6 You Are My Everything
A7 One Love
B1 People In The World (Keep On Lovin 'You)
B2 Give It Everything

B3 Your Love (Is More Than Ever Hoped For)
B4 Fountain Of Love

B5 Do not Look Back

B6 Love In Motion

2003 / I Can not Stop

2003 / I Can not Stop
A1 I Can not Stop

A2 Play To Win
A3 Rainin 'In My Heart
B1 I've Been Waitin 'On You

B2 You
B3 Not Tonight
C1 Million To One
C2 My Problem Is You
C3 I'd Still Choose You

D1 I 've Been Thinkin' Bout You

D2 I'd Write A Letter
D3 Too Many

2005 / Everything's OK

2005 / Everything's OK
A1 Everything's OK

A2 You Are So Beautiful
A3 Build Me Up 
B1 Perfect To Me
B2 Nobody But You
B3 Real Love
C1 I Can Make Music

C2 Be My Baby
C3 Magic Road

D1 I Wanna Hold You
D2 Another Day

D3 All The Time

2008 / Lay It Down

2008 / Lay It Down
A1 Lay It Down
A2 Just For Me
A3 You've Got The Love I Need

B1 No One Like You

B2 What More Do You Want From Me
C1 Take Your Time
C2 Too Much
C3 Stay With Me (By The Sea)
D1 All I Need
D2 I'm Wild About You

D3 Standing In The Rain

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