We kick off volume five with My Favourite Person by The O’Jays. The song has long been a firm favourite in UK, and is not usually in The O’Jays set, but when they performed at Indigo at the O2 in London in 2014, they did a special performance of the song for the London crowd.
Funky classic number two in the mix is the Joey Negro Tribute To Patrick Adams remix of May My Love Be With You by Phreek, which features on Joey Negro’s Remixed With Love compilation. The original was the B side to another Disco classic Weekend.
Next up is one of my favourite Stevie Wonder tune’s I Wish. Volume five features the Reflex remix which is over nine minutes of musical genius. The original featured on his 1976 album Songs In The Key Of Life and I Wish reached the top 5 of the UK Singles Chart in early 1977.
Track number four is the 1982 classic Act Like You Know by Fat Larry’s Band. The Soul Weekender anthem was released on Virgin records the same year Fat Larry’s Band had a #2 hit in the UK Singles Chart with Zoom.
The DJ VAS rework of Banda Black Rio’s song Expresso Madureira is track number five. The original featured on their 1978 album Gafieira Universal. Incognito also covered the song on their 2010 album Transatlantic R.P.M. I was also lucky enough to see Incognito perform Expresso Madureira at their 30th anniversary concert in London.
The final funky classic in the mix comes from Brass Construction and their tune Now Is Tomorrow, with John Morales on the buttons. The original featured their 1976 album Brass Construction II, and the remix features on The M+M Mixes Volume 2 compilation.