The JUICE 28th May 2007 Playlist

From 4th JUNE The Juice moves to a new time
MIDNIGHT on MONDAY
LIVE ON THE LINE
Mike Ashley Life and Soul Promotions
Deb Hinds Planet Soul
Tim Owens from his European Tour
Shining Star Chaka Khan (promo remix)
My sunshine Vel Lewis Soulvibe
Stroke Rick James promo (remix)
Twilight Soul Mole promo
Never Found a Girl Kenny Hamber Its soul time
Marvins Vibe Terry Cummings promo
Get Down War (remix) promo
4 Hero Competition
Need Your lovin Malina Moye Soulchoonz
Da Funk Interlude Nu Vintage Soulchoonz
Living on next to Nothing Gladys Knight (her birthday)
Strange affair Minnie Ripperton
While alone Shorty Corleone Street Soul
New Day Shabazz Street Soul
LIFE&SOUL SECTION
Plan in Action Mena
Dont take it personal Stanley James
Feel Love Ultra Nate
Food of Love David Mensah
My Gift Rogier
Pleasure after the Party remix Illusive Soul2Streets
Pretty Eyez Karizz
So Good LJ Reynolds/film soundtrack
Take my time 4 Hero
Blame it on the Moonlight Miss Issa
Something 4 my soul Tim Owens promo
Here in my Heart Tim Owens promo
NEXT WEEK
Planet Soul Deb Hinds from Florida
Soul on Ice Sean from Toronto

Go See "The Hip Hop Project"

The Hip Hop Project
Whether or not you are a hip-hop head, this movie will touch you, and inspire anyone who has goals and dreams to strive even harder. For those who do not even dare to dream a better future for themselves, this movie will give them the strength and vision to do just that. It’s incredible to see how Kazi’s positivity, strength of character and leadership deeply affects and changes the lives of those around him. This movie’s message is bigger than hip-hop and is truly important. Its spirit of hope and practical activism is infectious.
View the Trailer:

Official info:
From Executive Producers Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah, The Hip Hop Project is the compelling story of Kazi, a formerly homeless teenager who inspires a group of New York City teens to transform their life stories into powerful works of art, using hip hop as vehicle for self-development and personal discovery. In contrast to all the negative attention focused on hip hop, this is a story of hope, healing and the realization of dreams.
The Hip Hop Project is the dynamic story of a group of New York City teenagers who transform their life stories into powerful works of art, using hip hop as a vehicle for self-development and personal discovery. The film traces the evolution of this award-winning outreach program created by Kazi, a formerly homeless teenager turned youth mentor. With the goal of developing a principled group of young artists, Kazi creates a safe environment in which he challenges young people to express themselves freely and write music about the real issues affecting their lives.
The film looks intimately at the lives of Kazi and two of his students, Princess and Cannon, as they strive to overcome daunting life obstacles to produce a collaborative album. In a miraculous turn, Russell Simmons, hip hop mogul and long-time supporter of the project, partners with Bruce Willis to donate a recording studio to the Hip Hop Project. After four years of collaboration, the group produces a powerful and thought-provoking album imbued with moving personal narratives and sharp social commentary. In contrast to the often negative characterizations of hip hop and rap music, this is a story of hope, healing, and the realization of dreams.
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soulconnexion playlist week commencing monday 28th may 2007

Playlist

Karl Frierson – Tall Green Grass

Malina Moye – I Need Your Lovin’ Soulchoonz

Done Deal – Darlin’ Darlin’ WorldCityMusic

Fatback Feat Bah Samba – Spanish Hustle(Organic Mix)

Tiffany – Tell Me Expansions

Adriana Evans – Hey Now Expansions

Connor Reeves – Joy Still Waters

U Nam – Loves Taken Over(Remix)

Donald McCollom – No Matter Expansions

Carlton J Smith – I’d Better Tru Beat

Full Flava Feat Beverlei Brown – I Specialise In Love Dome

Plunky & Oneness Of Juju – Drop N.A.M.E. Brand Records

Amp Fiddler – If I Dont Genuine

Natalie Williams – This Girl East Side

Brooklyn Knights – Stand Up Bless UK

Ian Martin – Movin On Soulchoonz

Kimia Collins – Your Only Soulchoonz

Michael Robinson – Whats Going On WorldCityMusic

Eric Roberson – Been In Love Dome

Kirk Franklin – September

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Arthur Alexander chronicled on Hacktone Records on August 21


ARTHUR ALEXANDER’S REDISCOVERY CHRONICLED ON LONELY JUST LIKE ME, THE FINAL CHAPTER, DUE ON HACKTONE RECORDS, AUGUST 21st

18-song CD contains full critically hailed Nonesuch album plus rare live tracks and hotel demos along with liner notes from original producer Ben Vaughn

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The only songwriter whose songs were covered by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley was Arthur Alexander. One of the greatest soul singers of all time, if not the best known, he penned “Anna,” “Sally Sue Brown” and “You Better Move On” among many others. The Beatles modeled their early sound after him. Yet by 1980 – a young man, just 40 – Alexander had left the music industry and was driving a bus and working at a center for disadvantaged kids in Cleveland. That’s exactly where the story of Lonely Just Like Me: The Final Chapter – a deluxe package chronicling his improbable, triumphant yet tragically short-lived comeback in the early ‘90s – begins.

In one comprehensive 18-track volume, Lonely Just Like Me: The Final Chapter (Hacktone Records, due out 8/21) combines Arthur Alexander’s Ben Vaughn-produced final album for Nonesuch (awarded a rave feature review in Rolling Stone) with previously unreleased material from NPR’s “Fresh Air” in a rare on-air performance, the never-before-heard hotel room demos (including Arthur’s take on Neil Diamond’s “Solitary Man”) and a live version of “Anna” recorded at New York’s Bottom Line. It’s a document of the second half of Alexander’s career. The sound is lovingly restored and remastered as well as re-sequenced to producer Vaughn’s original design. Vaughn’s liner notes provide a intimate and detailed story of the singer’s all-too-brief re-emergence. “If heartbreak had a sound,” he writes, “it was this voice.”

The core of the set is the Nonesuch album Lonely Just Like Me, which won some of the highest accolades of any album released in 1993. The project was instigated by Elektra A&R executive Danny Kahn, who spotted Alexander in a rare performance in 1992 (the live version of “Anna” included on this set is from that very performance). Kahn signed him to Nonesuch, which had launched the American Explorer series. He called upon artist/producer Ben Vaughn to convince Alexander to record. Vaughn boarded a plane to Cleveland and the two formed a fast bond. The contract was signed and the album recorded in Nashville. Sessions featured a number of Alexander’s accompanists from the ‘60s – Dan Penn, Donnie Fritts, Reggie Young, Thomas Cain and Mike Leech – along with Alexander newbies Gary Nicholson, Tommy Spurlock, Ashley Cleveland and Jim Spake. Reaction to the comeback recording was palpable, with positive reaction from the music press and such artists as Elvis Costello, Robert Plant, McCartney, Bob Dylan, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Kris Kristofferson. Alexander told Vaughn, “It looks like those seeds I planted a long time ago were good seeds.”

The album’s warm reception energized Alexander, who obliged his many interview requests, played the South by Southwest music conference and performed on a special live broadcast of NPR’s “Fresh Air.” The excitement culminated with a concert in Nashville. Sadly the show did him in. Alexander was checked into the ER at the city’s Baptist Hospital. Within days he had, as Vaughn notes, passed on to the next life. The album was still a new release with reviews breaking daily. A major comeback and rediscovery was tragically cut short.

Alexander’s memory continues to burn brightly even 15 years down the road. HackTone Records’ David Gorman and Michael Nieves have set out to create a definitive memorial to Alexander with Lonely Just Like Me: The Final Chapter. They enlisted the assistance of both A&R man Kahn and Vaughn and emerged with this sumptuous package. Just don’t call it a reissue – at least without qualification – as it contains many never-before-heard songs that might have easily never seen the light of day.


Arthur Alexander – Lonely Just Like Me: The Final Chapter
Track listing:

1 If It’s Really Got To Be This Way 03:59
2 Go Home Girl 03:49
3 Sally Sue Brown 02:41
4 All The Time 03:22
5 Lonely Just Like Me 03:07
6 Every Day I Have To Cry 02:42
7 In The Middle Of It All 03:54
8 Genie In The Jug 02:31
9 Mr. John 03:47
10 Johnny Heartbreak 03:31
11 There Is A Road 04:23
12 I Believe In Miracles 03:38
(1-12 from Lonely Just Like Me, re-ordered by Ban Vaughn)

13 Intro 00:10
14 Go Home Girl 03:44
15 Interview 1 02:51
16 Genie In The Jug 02:13
17 Interview 2 00:36
18 You Better Move On 02:58
19 Interview 3 01:35
20 Every Day I Have To Cry 02:51
(13-20 recorded live on NPR’s “Fresh Air,” May 7, 1993)

21 Solitary Man (Demo) 02:02
22 Johnny Heartbreak 01:45
23 Genie In The Jug (#2) 01:56
24 Lonely Just Like Me 02:41
(21-24 from original cassette of hotel room demos featuring Arthur Alexander, vocals; Ben Vaughn, guitars)

25 Anna 03:19
(#25 recorded live at the Bottom Line in New York during “In Their Own Words: A Bunch of Songwriters Sitting Around Singing,” September 5, 1991)

26 Glory Road (exerpt) 00:48
(#26, hidden track, from hotel room demos)

HackTone was founded by a pair of crate diggers who believe that there’s no such thing as “good music whose time has passed,” and their new distribution deal with Rhino represents a return to the fold. Before launching design and marketing firm HackMart, co-founder David Gorman was Rhino’s “Creative Czar,” winning an Art Direction Grammy for the Beg, Scream & Shout: The Big ’Ol Box Of ’60s Soul collection in 1998. Co-founder Michael Nieves served as head of Rhino’s music licensing and publishing departments before founding licensing company Sugaroo!

Rhythm & Soul Radio Playlist

Here’s the playlist from last week’s show aired on May 15, 2007:
Junkyard Jewel – Maya Azucena
Sweet Misery – Amel Larrieux
Right or Wrong – Eric Roberson
The Race – Brown Baby Girl
Interview w/ Brown Baby Girl
Feels Like Love – Brown Baby Girl
Interview cont.
Feel It – Brown Baby Girl
Interview conclusion
Jonzin – Brown Baby Girl
Live Segment
Different Times – Raphael Saadiq, Goapele, Ledisi
A Groove So Deep – Marlon Saunders
Move – Damian Marley
End Live Segment
Desire – Pharoah Monche ft. Showtyme
Veteran – GrandDaddy I.U.
Nobody Do It Better – Keith Murray
Love Affair – Silya
5 Minutes – Vaneli
Tell Em Let Em Know – Karen Bernod
17 Days – Prince
Let The Music Play – Barry White
Not Love @First Sight – Alkebulan
Hold On – Jeff Redd

Additional playlists from previous weeks can be found on the Rhythm & Soul Radio MySpace site: http://www.myspace.com/rhythmandsoulradio