Soul music with a greater emphasis on beats, influences from
rhythm and blues, jazz and psychedelic rock

Soul Gramophon Session #12

Cool it down with Cupatee Selecta, Switzerland.


Cupatee Selecta

Cupatee Selecta

likes his music well brewed, rich, with a deep and profound flavour.
Enjoy it with a twist of soul, a drop of funk and a spoonful of groove.
Again a killer mix by Denis! Thanks by the way for the hot tips for Record Shops in Lausanne. The mix is freaky and has this B-Movie and narcotic Sound :-)
Some pearls will be presented that I was unfamiliar with.

George Shearing for example. Shearing, blind from birth, began playing the piano at the age of three. The typical George Shearing sound was created by the unison playing of vibraphone, guitar and piano. Shearing was about transposing the big band music of the Swingaera into a smaller instrumentation: The guitar plays the melody in the lower register, the vibraphone an octave above; the piano fills the middle register and plays all the voices. With this one has indeed a quintet edition of the Glenn Miller sound.

The Film Score “Get Carter” by Roy Frederick Budd is amazing and well known but a classic. Get Carter is a 1971 British crime film directed by Mike Hodges and starring Michael Caine and Britt Ekland.
Another killer is the Temptations Version of “Ungena Za Ulimwengu” by Undisputed Truth.
My highlight is from Rocky. “Reflections” by Bill Conti from 1976.
Thanks again Denis for that great discovery.
Michel from Funkologie

  1. Rose Len – Lennie Hibbert
  2. Aquarius – George Shearing
  3. Samba Do Sueno – Cal Tjader
  4. Get Carter – Roy Budd
  5. Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite The World) / Friendship Train – The Undisputed Truth
  6. Last Bus From Tupelo – Frankie Newsome
  7. We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue – Curtis Mayfield
  8. Public Enemy #1 – James Brown
  9. Reflections – Bill Conti
  10. Capricorn – Cannonball Adderley
  11. Baby Man – Gene Harris And The Three Sounds
  12. Firebird – Googie René
  13. I’ll Work It Out – Vicki Anderson