Funky Classix Vol.7

Teddy Pendergrass kicks off our Soul Brother special with his classic The More I Get, the More I Want. The remix featured is the Dimitri from Paris Super Disco Blend that featured on the Get Down With The Philly Sound compilation released in 2010. The original featured on Teddy’s 1977 self titled album released on the mighty Philadelphia International Records.

The next track is also a Dimitri from Paris remix, The Way You Love Me by Ron Hall and The Muthafunkaz featuring Mark Evans that was released in 2006 on Defected records. I remember first hearing this tune on a pirate radio station and the at the first opportunity purchasing it on Traxsource.

Track #3 is the Gerardo Frisina Cuban Soul Mix of Gregory Porter’s song 1960 What? I first heard and danced to this tune Upstairs at Ronnie Scotts, an absolute weapon on a tune and I believe Mr Porter has the best voice in the business at the moment.

Yet another Dimitri from Paris remix is up next and it could quite possibly be my favourite remix of his. Our next Soul Brother is Italian superstar Mario Biondi and his anthem This Is What You Are, a tune I was luckily enough to see him perform with Incognito at the Royal Albert Hall.

Track #5 is a Tom Moulton mix of Lou Rawls classic See You When I Git There. This mix features on the compilation the Philadelphia International Classics: The Tom Moulton Remixes. The original was released in 1977 and went on to reach #8 in the US R&B chart.

Our final track in the mix is a rework of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes song Don’t Leave Me This Way. I heard this version played by DJ Pippi at a Glitterbox event at the Ministry of Sound in London, it sounded absolutely awesome on their even more awesome sound system in the Box.

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