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Bang Diddley
01-06-2012, 01:14 PM
During the late 80's and early 90's, there quite a few UK soul records that were aimed at sound systems or at least played heavily by some sounds. I think this sort of stuff developed in parallel with jungle, often using the same breaks.

Perhaps the most notable examples are from Soul II Soul and Wild Bunch who came from a sound system background. What Iím keen to dig out is those striped down bass heavy tracks with sweet vocals. (Of course there was US stuff played as well so I guess some of those will be included too)

I was proper skint at the time so didn't buy much music so I can only go on memory about what was around.

For example, this by Hard Rock Soul Movement.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noEOM_k31jk

Bang Diddley
01-06-2012, 01:17 PM
Here's another example.

Julianne - Loving the right way


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYwlSGooanc

Bang Diddley
01-06-2012, 01:20 PM
A US example.

Chante Moore.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd1rYb-m7Tg

Bang Diddley
01-06-2012, 01:26 PM
This one is a classic. Sounded brilliant on a soundsystem, it's got just the right amount of 'space'.

Thomas Esterine


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDuNXiOvJ0k

Bang Diddley
01-06-2012, 01:29 PM
Oh Yes !

After 7 - Can't Stop


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcQq3Dwm_70&

Benny B
01-06-2012, 08:35 PM
cool idea for a thread. i've been listening to the Smith & Mighty essential mix a lot recently and loving these tracks. Would love to hear more stuff like this.

Walk on
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt_G7PO093Y

Anyone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kou64Y7raIE

Carlton
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MNyRavnTeE

Any love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXOGUj83mKA

look of love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sHcTS9k21E

Benny B
01-06-2012, 08:45 PM
obvious but still...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69AaVbry_Yc&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL09603193AF97B523

Benny B
01-06-2012, 08:55 PM
Another Bacharach cover. No idea if it was played on UK soundsystems but it fits here I think


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvb6ovTNQPk&feature=related

Benny B
01-06-2012, 09:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vygJJuH2CkA&feature=related

Benny B
01-06-2012, 09:28 PM
Oh Yes !

After 7 - Can't Stop



This is incredible! Cheers

hmmm just saw you were after more stripped down tracks so maybe mine weren't quite right, good tunes though

rivet90210
02-06-2012, 02:18 AM
Not heard all of those B Diddley. After 7. Damn. Thanks.

Leta Davis: http://youtu.be/P0lhGVX1Tk8

Deluxe: http://youtu.be/bDWpUS_E6DY

Obvious, but if you haven't seen it: http://youtu.be/x1lvnbTZE-Q

Maxeen: http://youtu.be/tJ1zjbABCxQ

wise
02-06-2012, 08:05 AM
Oh Yes !

After 7 - Can't Stop



what a tune!

Bang Diddley
02-06-2012, 08:10 AM
Keep them coming. Another one on the Bristol tip.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeuebY6Cypg

Bang Diddley
02-06-2012, 08:13 AM
This got the groovers going. Robyn - Searching.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSQ0qigJjZs

Bang Diddley
02-06-2012, 08:21 AM
Not heard all of those B Diddley. After 7. Damn. Thanks.

Leta Davis: http://youtu.be/P0lhGVX1Tk8

Deluxe: http://youtu.be/bDWpUS_E6DY

Obvious, but if you haven't seen it: http://youtu.be/x1lvnbTZE-Q

Maxeen: http://youtu.be/tJ1zjbABCxQ

All of these rivet. Had forgotten all about Deluxe.

Benny B
06-06-2012, 11:47 PM
this thread made me seek out this, fucking brilliant!
http://testpressing.org/2009/02/soundclash-wild-bunch-vs-soul-ii-soul-new-years-eve-1987/

quite rough but captures a nice vibe as the man says

Bang Diddley
07-06-2012, 09:56 AM
Benny, that more or less sums up the music. House, hip hop, rare groove, soul all in the mix.

A couple more to post.

2 Tuff Slow Down.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr5PuVpr_PM

Bang Diddley
07-06-2012, 09:58 AM
Kiss the Sky - Living for you.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpThAmEFND4

Trillhouse
07-06-2012, 07:20 PM
Loving this thread.

This could well be a bit too boogie for it, but it's by Peter Hunningale who usually put out UK Reggae tracks.

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also a fan of this mix of that After 7 track

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Bang Diddley
08-06-2012, 08:51 AM
Julianne - Keep it coming


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr3bhzOGgVc

Love this

hint
08-06-2012, 03:31 PM
Joy and Heartbreak (Future Mix)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acRJ83dMlmw

Thinking Of You (Rocksteady mix)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-pjJ7J6hBY

Masterplan


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8L5l3UxCiw

Bang Diddley
08-06-2012, 06:32 PM
Yes that Movement 98 tune !

Irini - 24/7 Love


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVm5S_xNDOA

edit : quite a few other versions on this rhythm/beat too.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM16dOxUdaI

Bang Diddley
08-06-2012, 06:35 PM
Kicking Back / Taxman - Devotion.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MmTO0JuPjo&feature=relmfu

Bang Diddley
09-06-2012, 03:04 PM
'Nana likes Brandy, especially peach
She keeps it by that radio, listens to The Reverend preach' :)

Family Stand - Ghetto Heaven


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoIaDkJfBRY

Bang Diddley
09-06-2012, 03:06 PM
The Sindecut - Tell Me Why


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtXfDfAfs5o

slackk
09-06-2012, 03:18 PM
Any good mixes of this stuff or comps I can buy?

Hats off to everyone what a great thread

Benny B
09-06-2012, 11:14 PM
a good first stop. Plenty of nice jungle as well
http://itscomingoutofyourspeaker.blogspot.com.es/2008/05/smith-mightyrockers-hi-fimore.html

I think there was a Wild Bunch comp released which i want to track down, with live snippets from the Soul II Soul Vs Wild Bunch live thing i posted upthread.

Benny B
09-06-2012, 11:22 PM
I swear one of those old soul tunes on that WB V SIIS thing is the exact blueprint for 'Cure and the cause' by Fish Go Deep. Anyone know what it is? I took it back about three times the other day when I first heard it.

Edit: Comes about 18 mins into this http://testpressing.org/2009/02/soundclash-wild-bunch-vs-soul-ii-soul-new-years-eve-1987/

listen to the bassline

Benny B
09-06-2012, 11:25 PM
The Sindecut - Tell Me Why


OMG tune


I had Blue lines on the other day for the first time in ages, surprisingly undated apart from the rapping. But maybe this slightly earlier period bang diddleys on about captures the sound best

Benny B
09-06-2012, 11:56 PM
I know next to nothing about broken beat, but I guess if this was primarily a West london thing (and Bristol obv) the roots are plain to see here. Someone posted a broken beat rave from Co-op plastic people on dissensus once that had a similar vibe to that WB/SoulIISoul thing.

Trillhouse
10-06-2012, 02:09 AM
Edit: Comes about 18 mins into this http://testpressing.org/2009/02/soundclash-wild-bunch-vs-soul-ii-soul-new-years-eve-1987/
That's Gwen McCrae "All This Love That I'm Giving"

Along with a fair chunk of the rest of Gwen's back catalog it's been sampled quite a few times.

Bang Diddley
10-06-2012, 10:31 AM
McKoy - Family

This was a big tune . . reality check


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9QAodl6Fnk

Bang Diddley
10-06-2012, 10:37 AM
I know next to nothing about broken beat, but I guess if this was primarily a West london thing (and Bristol obv) the roots are plain to see here. Someone posted a broken beat rave from Co-op plastic people on dissensus once that had a similar vibe to that WB/SoulIISoul thing.

Quite a lot of the stuff that has been posted was coming out of Manchester too.

Trillhouse
10-06-2012, 02:53 PM
Keep them coming. Another one on the Bristol tip.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeuebY6Cypg

Fresh 4 was Dj Suv, Dj Krust & his brother if anyone didn't know.

hint
10-06-2012, 03:32 PM
Fresh 4 was Dj Suv, Dj Krust & his brother if anyone didn't know.

Yep - and the processed / layered break on the instrumental of "Wishing On A Star" got re-sampled quite often in Jungle.

I was planning to do a mix of this kind of stuff. Only got as far as starting a list of tracks to include though. Been playing Walk On... and Wishing On A Star quite a lot recently in longer sets.

This is dope. I don't give a fuck.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrBYsPJ0rkA

Benny B
10-06-2012, 05:21 PM
This is dope. I don't give a fuck.

heh, if you're going there, I'm going here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH8wfxnWOp8


this has been sampled to hell in jungle/hardcore too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GccD3ZRLhD4&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlKrxqzR-5M

Benny B
10-06-2012, 06:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9CnCaeJhNk&feature=relmfu


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKIZsenYeUY&feature=related

Benny B
10-06-2012, 06:34 PM
A la mode - 1 only lover


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcP-4MYgl5Y

Bang Diddley
10-06-2012, 07:20 PM
Fresh 4 was Dj Suv, Dj Krust & his brother if anyone didn't know.

Aye, might be a good time to revive this thread.

http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?8784-The-Bristol-Sound

Bang Diddley
10-06-2012, 07:24 PM
Benny, check this.

Alyson Williams - I your bassline. Uses a beat that I can't remember at the moment.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zfyzdJY6gk

Edit : here we go

Volume Ten - Pride.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OUhmmT_7do

Bang Diddley
10-06-2012, 07:27 PM
A la mode - 1 only lover


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcP-4MYgl5Y

Big tune.

Bang Diddley
10-06-2012, 07:32 PM
Bit Acid Jazzy, but was still thrown down.


Leena Conquest - Boundaries



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mOoQdF7ia8

tox
13-06-2012, 09:48 PM
this thread made me seek out this, fucking brilliant!
http://testpressing.org/2009/02/soundclash-wild-bunch-vs-soul-ii-soul-new-years-eve-1987/

quite rough but captures a nice vibe as the man says


Any good mixes of this stuff or comps I can buy?

Hats off to everyone what a great thread

Cheers for posting that link - not heard it before but do have the DJ Milo compilation which has the live excepts, and can confirm that it is worth tracking down. This is the one:

http://www.discogs.com/Various-The-Wild-Bunch/release/123867

Benny B
13-06-2012, 10:44 PM
maybe not enough bottom end heaviness for this thread, but will anyone else confess to a soft spot for Maxi priest 'Close to you'?

Benny B
13-06-2012, 11:19 PM
Innocence - Natural thing remix


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVAD49HAVVw&feature=related

Benny B
13-06-2012, 11:26 PM
Innocence -Silent voice remix


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5ZHpFdM3MI&feature=related

Benny B
13-06-2012, 11:38 PM
2 Tuff Slow Down.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr5PuVpr_PM

What a beaut...was this actually a chart hit cos its definitely triggered some distant radio memory. Or have I just heard the sample somewhere before?

Bang Diddley
14-06-2012, 08:45 AM
What a beaut...was this actually a chart hit cos its definitely triggered some distant radio memory. Or have I just heard the sample somewhere before?

I don't think it was a commercial hit but it does sample Ghetto Heaven, posted up thread and En Vouge - Hold on. Both were big hits. Maybe that's it.

Bang Diddley
14-06-2012, 08:51 AM
Soul Family Sensation - I don't even know if I should call you baby.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQpUAFEB2yA

Bang Diddley
14-06-2012, 09:08 AM
Just remembered this. China Black - Searching


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGjfqv8pYMU

Benny B
14-06-2012, 09:28 PM
Nowt but bass, drums and Diva on this one


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLJgUY0y2VQ&feature=related

Benny B
14-06-2012, 09:57 PM
Ashaye


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSiY3jgxWAA&feature=BFa&list=PL541B0919F08C30D6

Love and Laughter - I surrender
^this one is amaaazing, great video too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9ZJUaiUh2k&feature=related

This thread is appealing to my very worst youtube-potato tendencies

Benny B
15-06-2012, 12:10 AM
Ah, heres that Gwen Mcrae bassline again


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH1Ln1wEVp8&feature=related

Bang Diddley
15-06-2012, 08:48 AM
Got to post this one by Mantronix, was a big hit.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z_dNHwlBzM

Bang Diddley
15-06-2012, 08:53 AM
Not really soul but a worthy mention

General Levy - We Nuh Like


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBdQjZKNhZU

Benny B
16-06-2012, 01:02 PM
D-Fex - You lose again


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mncB4AT8YTE&feature=relmfu

Regina Belle - Good lovin
another one pillaged by junglists


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELYBLrRMTME&feature=related

Kicking back with Taxman - Devotion


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MmTO0JuPjo&feature=relmfu

Benny B
16-06-2012, 01:07 PM
Anyone having this Crowded House cover?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DIh80sGuNE&feature=relmfu

Benny B
16-06-2012, 01:11 PM
La Rue - Wish I could find another


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeMXmlXzsHY&feature=relmfu

Benny B
16-06-2012, 01:43 PM
Maxeen - Last time


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12gZCkggmH8&feature=relmfu

Later-period Loose Ends


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jlc3OOAaXiY

Caron Wheeler - UK Blak

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIud9Y9zZC4

Caron Wheeler - I adore you
ex Soul II Soul singer with Jam and Lewis production


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=622N11BR5vk&feature=related

Benny B
17-06-2012, 11:06 AM
Nomad Soul - Candy Mountain


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAmNKkB-dpk


Emma Haywoode - Don't poison me


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4hrmrDrXw4

Benny B
17-06-2012, 11:19 AM
Shades of Black - Blurton Road
The rapping is pretty lame but otherwise a good tune


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA0lnMdSkpQ

Bang Diddley
17-06-2012, 06:20 PM
Yes Benny some good tunes there.

Charlene Smith - Feel The Good Times.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI1_3YQyCVc

Bang Diddley
17-06-2012, 06:22 PM
Dazzle - Dazzle You


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDNnNi90VDk

Bang Diddley
17-06-2012, 06:25 PM
Blackgirl - Ooh Yeah


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLCQWdtZkd0&feature=relmfu

Bang Diddley
28-06-2012, 04:17 PM
Aretha Day - No More Making Love - classic


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoZkdxHYN1g

Bang Diddley
11-02-2015, 12:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdueXE2KZS8

Awesome, if you like this sort of thing.

Massive Attack - Any Love 12" - Featuring Daddy Gee and Carlton

Bang Diddley
11-02-2015, 12:47 PM
This is the only version I had heard before.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7XqIeftTQE

Bang Diddley
11-02-2015, 12:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_fRKDLKg9E

Ruth Joy - Soul Power. Great basslines in this. And that cowbell? break.

Bang Diddley
11-02-2015, 12:53 PM
Not soul, but you get the idea


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-zRsxvFe4A

Bang Diddley
11-02-2015, 12:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkrlsphIgr8

Cool Down Zone - Heaven Knows

Feathuring vocals by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diane_Charlemagne she is all over UK music.

mistersloane
12-02-2015, 02:17 AM
Gotta Make You Mine was huuuge

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Bang Diddley
11-05-2017, 10:49 AM
another summer thread. most of the links are down now.

Maxeen - (Never Been) In Love (Like This Before)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzsrBaRoiL8

Bang Diddley
11-05-2017, 10:56 AM
Live recording MCR. Vibes....

Broadway 1991 Moss Side (Maxine's Party) Pt 1 + links to other parts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTEA0rkDdlA

Trillhouse
10-04-2019, 03:25 PM
This stuff doesn't seem to last on youtube for some reason.. :(

This one was reissued recently.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyi2pqXDp30
Bovel - Check 4 U

Trillhouse
10-04-2019, 03:26 PM
deep

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_rlAx8mrz0
SOUL CONNECTION - Waiting 4 Your Love

Trillhouse
10-04-2019, 03:33 PM
a couple more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8K9OzVqEEo
Mary Pearce - Over

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu6ODtwcvUg
Gold In The Shade - Over You

Bang Diddley
10-04-2019, 04:56 PM
nice one Trillhouse.