Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Salsoul 30th Anniversary, Average White Band, Al Green & More

Believe it or not Salsoul Records was first launched 30 years ago by the Cayre Brothers, and as we all know the rest is history. In celebration of this achievement, the latest Salsoul release is entitled Salsoul 3oth Anniversary and it features 30 selections as chosen by 30 of the worlds top DJ's. Familiar DJ's such as Joey Negron, Frankie Knuckles and Gilles Peterson have put together their most beloved tracks on this excellent compilation. Here are the tracks that you will find on this 2-CD set:

CD 1
Loleatta Holloway - Hit And Run
The Salsoul Orchestra - You're Just The Right Size
The Salsoul Orchestra featuring Loleatta Holloway - Runaway
Double Exposure - Ten Percent
Loleatta Holloway -
Double Exposure -
My Love Is Free
First Choice - Doctor Love
True Example - As Long As You Love Me
Ripple -
The Beat Goes On
Loleatta Holloway -
Catch Me On The Rebound
Joe Bataan - The Bottle (La Botella)
Candido - Jingo
First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder
Loleatta Holloway - Love Sensation
Candido -
Thousand Finger Man

Inner Life -Ain't No Mountain High Enough
The Salsoul Orchestra -
It's Good For The Soul
Love Committee - Just As Long As I Got You
The Salsoul Orchestra - Ooh I Love It (Love Breaks)
Candido -
Dancin' And Prancin'
First Choice - Love Having You Around
Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up
Gaz -
Sing Sing
Skyy -
First Time Around
First Choice - Love Thang
Inner Life -
Moment Of My Life
Leroy Burgess - Heartbreaker
Logg - Dancing In The Stars
The Salsoul Orchestra featuring Loleatta Holloway -
Inner Life - Make It Last Forever

The 12th Annual Jazz and Rhythm & Blues Festival takes place at the Hills Park i n Summerlin in Las Vegas on April 22 and 23. Smooth jazz and R&B performers slated to appear are George Duke, Paul Taylor, Down To The Bone, Ronny Jordan, Kim Waters, Paul Jackson Jr., The SOS Band, The Dazz Band, Lakeside, United We Funk and Confunkshun.

The Average White Band is releasing their latest album Greatest & Latest on April 19 on Liquid 8 Records. The 16 tracks include collaborations with Chaka Khan, Ronnie Laws, Daryl Hall, Alex Ligterwood and Klyde Jones, plus a new recoding of their massive hit Pick Up The Pieces. Back in January 1975, the Average White Band's breakout single Pick Up The Pieces and the album AWB reached the top of the Pop and R&B charts. For the remainder of the decade, the group took their killer groove around the world. AWB is one of the world's most sampled bands ever. Average White Band's music has been used by well over 200 hip-hop and rap artists, including Janet Jackson, Bobby Brown, TLC and P. Diddy, and has influenced a whole new generation of funk and soul acts.This new collection includes tracks pulled from their last four albums. It also includes three brand new tracks, including a very special "Nu Jazz Mix" of their smash hit Work To Do. Also included on this CD are two rare live performances.

AL GREEN TOUR SCHEDULE...Al Green has a full slate of performances on his schedule between now and the end of June. Here is a sampling of where he will be performing...

May 5 - Mt. Pleasant, MI (Soaring Eagle Casino)
May 6 - Chicago, IL (House Of Blues)
May 7 - Chicago, IL (House Of Blues)
May 21 - Baraboo, WI (Ho Chunk Casino)
June 11 - Denver, CO (Paramount Theatre)
June 13 - Tucson, AZ (Desert Diamond Casino)
June 14 - San Diego, CA (Viegas Casino)
June 16 - Highland, CA (San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino)
June 17 - Saratoga, CA (The Mountain Winery)
June 18 - Guerneville, CA (Johnsons Beach)
June 19 - Jacksonville, OR (Britt Pavilion)
June 24 - Dayton, OH (Convention Center)
June 25 - Hampton, VA (Hampton Coliseum)
June 29 - London, ENG (Royal Albert Hall)
June 30 - Birmingham, UK (Symphony Hall)

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