MARK DEVLIN ALONGSIDE LLOYD/ SIR SAMBO SOUND AT THE BLACKBIRD, OXFORD, 24/5/15

I finally got my hands on the audio from another great Community Jam session in Blackbird Leys, Oxford, where I guested alongside Lloyd & Elvis of Sir Sambo Sound. I dropped a bunch of soul/ funk/ hip-hop revivals, big people-style, before Lloyd stepped back to finish off with the reggae selection – check out some pure jokes, plus about eight “last tunes.” Great people, great vibes, great sounds.

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URBAN ANTHEMS 80s GROOVES SPECIAL


Urban Anthems 80s Special by Mark Devlin

Pure nostalgia! We take it back to what was arguably black music’s finest decade for a selection of mindblowing 80s grooves – soul, funk, electro hip-hop … great music from special times. Whether you remember all this good stuff, or are discovering it for the first time, there are some gems right here. They sure don’t make ’em like this any more!

CLUB NOUVEAU: LEAN ON ME

LEVERT: CASANOVA

ROCK STEADY CREW: HEY YOU THE ROCK STEADY CREW

KRAFTWERK: TOUR DE FRANCE

RJ’S LATEST ARRIVAL: SHACKLES ’87

NITRO DELUXE: LET’S GET BRUTAL

RAZE: JACK THE GROOVE

GO GO LORENZO: YOU CAN DANCE IF YOU WANT TO

LOLA: WAX THE VAN (JUNIOR’S AWESOME EDIT)

ALEEM: GET LOOSE

AURRA: YOU AND ME TONIGHT

ALEXANDER O’NEAL: WHAT’S MISSING

SYBIL: LET YOURSELF GO

PATRICE RUSHEN: FEELS SO GOOD (WON’T LET GO)

GWEN GUTHRIE: SEVENTH HEAVEN

JONES GIRLS: NIGHTS OVER EGYPT

MAZE FEAT: FRANKIE BEVERLEY: TWILIGHT

SHIRLEY MURDOCK: AS WE LAY

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URBAN ANTHEMS 80s GROOVES SPECIAL


Urban Anthems 80s Special by Mark Devlin

Pure nostalgia! We take it back to what was arguably black music’s finest decade for a selection of mindblowing 80s grooves – soul, funk, electro hip-hop … great music from special times. Whether you remember all this good stuff, or are discovering it for the first time, there are some gems right here. They sure don’t make ’em like this any more!

CLUB NOUVEAU: LEAN ON ME

LEVERT: CASANOVA

ROCK STEADY CREW: HEY YOU THE ROCK STEADY CREW

KRAFTWERK: TOUR DE FRANCE

RJ’S LATEST ARRIVAL: SHACKLES ’87

NITRO DELUXE: LET’S GET BRUTAL

RAZE: JACK THE GROOVE

GO GO LORENZO: YOU CAN DANCE IF YOU WANT TO

LOLA: WAX THE VAN (JUNIOR’S AWESOME EDIT)

ALEEM: GET LOOSE

AURRA: YOU AND ME TONIGHT

ALEXANDER O’NEAL: WHAT’S MISSING

SYBIL: LET YOURSELF GO

PATRICE RUSHEN: FEELS SO GOOD (WON’T LET GO)

GWEN GUTHRIE: SEVENTH HEAVEN

JONES GIRLS: NIGHTS OVER EGYPT

MAZE FEAT: FRANKIE BEVERLEY: TWILIGHT

SHIRLEY MURDOCK: AS WE LAY

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BEATMASTERS MIX: JIMMY JAM & TERRY LEWIS

Just came across my mammoth mix of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis’ greatest productions, and thought I’d share again. Essential 80s/ 90s soul and funk nostalgia.

Jam & Lewis Beatmasters Mix by Mark Devlin

THE BEATMASTERS MIX: JIMMY JAM & TERRY LEWIS

JANET JACKSON: LET’S WAIT AWHILE (1986)
JANET JACKSON: FUNNY HOW TIMES FLIES… (1986)
SOS BAND: WEEKEND GIRL (1984)
FORCE MDs: TENDER LOVE (1985)
HERB ALPERT: MAKING LOVE IN THE RAIN (1987)
RALPH TRESVANT: SENSITIVITY (1990)
HUMAN LEAGUE: HUMAN (1986)
ALEXANDER O’ NEAL: A BROKEN HEART CAN MEND (1986)
SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS: I’M GOING ALL THE WAY (1991)
JANET JACKSON: NASTY (1986)
MARY J BLIGE: LOVE IS ALL WE NEED (1997)
USHER: YOU REMIND ME (2001)
HERB ALPERT: KEEP YOUR EYE ON ME (1987)
ALEXANDER O’ NEAL: FAKE
SOS BAND: THE FINEST (1986)
SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS: TESTIFY (1991)
CHERELLE & ALEXANDER O’ NEAL: NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS (1988)
ALEXANDER O’ NEAL: THE LOVERS (1987)
SOS BAND: JUST BE GOOD TO ME (1984)
SOS BAND: JUST THE WAY YOU LIKE IT (1984)
CHANGE: CHANGE OF HEART (1984)
JANET JACKSON: SO EXCITED (2006)
JANET JACKSON: ESCAPADE (1989)
CHERYL LYNN: ENCORE (1984)
SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS: OPTIMISTIC (1991)
ALEXANDER O’ NEAL: CRITICIZE (1987)
CHERELLE & ALEXANDER O’ NEAL: SATURDAY LOVE (1985)
ALEXANDER O’ NEAL: WHAT’S MISSING (1986)
ALEXANDER O’ NEAL: WHAT CAN I SAY TO MAKE YOU LOVE ME (1987)
JANET JACKSON: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY (1986)
HERB ALPERT Featuring LISA KEITH: DIAMONDS (1987)
JANET JACKSON: WHEN I THINK OF YOU (1986)
JOHNNY GILL: RUB YOU THE RIGHT WAY (1990)
JANET JACKSON: RHYTHM NATION (1989)
CHERELLE: I DIDN’T MEAN TO TURN YOU ON (1988)
JANET JACKSON: ALRIGHT (1989)
JANET JACKSON, LUTHER VANDROSS & BBD: THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE (1992)
JANET JACKSON: CONTROL (1986)
SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS: THE PRESSURE (1991)
JANET JACKSON: ALL FOR YOU (2001)
CHERELLE: EVERYTHING I MISS AT HOME (1988)
ALEXANDER O’ NEAL: WHEN THE PARTY’S OVER (1987)

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