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Various Artists: Late Night Tales Presents Automatic Soul (Selected & Mixed by Groove Armada's Tom Findlay)

Late Night Tales Presents Automatic Soul (Selected & Mixed by Groove Armada's Tom Findlay)

Various Artists

  • US $21.99  

  • Release Date 03 November 2014
  • Sorry Sold Out
Product code
Triple Vinyl LP
Late Night Tales

It is 1983 and you’ve just stepped into your Ford Capri with your girlfriend Julie. You live in Harlow, but in your head you’re really somewhere near Salou in Spain, next to your yacht. But the thing you really love is soul and they play nothing but at Sups in Loughton. OK, so It’s not 1983 at all. It’s 2014, but listening to this electrofied soul, will put you back in the zone. Tom Findlay, one half of Grammy-nominated Groove Armada, has put this collection together: a stamp of authenticity in itself. Tom has also put a few of these through the edit wringer, reworking many of the tunes for maximum towelling sockability. You’ll probably recognise a few tunes. There’s Mtume’s incredible ‘Juicy Fruit’, still sounding advanced and modern, while ‘I Specialize In Love, mixed by disco legend Tee Scott, is even older yet sounds equally perky. The 1980s was a period that was pretty much owned by Minneapolis thanks to Prince and former cohorts Jam & Lewis and the latter weigh in with a pair of killer productions, Thelma Houston’s ‘You Used To Hold Me So Tight’ and Alexander O’Neal’s ‘What’s Missing’. And since this is Late Night Tales, there is always our exclusive cover version, this time done by Findlay and Tim Hutton’s Sugardaddy, who’ve delivered an ace version of ‘Don’t Look Any Further’.Grab yourself a bar stool, order a cocktail, take a sip and make believe you’re lying on a shagpile carpet with the soul star of your dreams.

1 Rene & Angela - I’ll Be Good (7.26)  
2 Zapp - Heartbreaker - parts 1 & 2 (7.22)  
3 Timex Social Club - Rumors (4.49)  
1 Mtume - Juicy Fruit (5.53)  
2 Sugardaddy feat. Ronika - Don't Look Any Further (3.55)  
3 Meli'sa Morgan - Fool's Paradise (5.01)  
1 George Franklin Smallwood & Marshmellow Band - You Know I Love You (5.19)  
2 Royalle Delite - I’ll Be A Freak For You (5.11)  
3 Bits & Pieces - Don't Stop the Music (7.02)  
1 Donna Allen - Serious (5.32)  
2 Change - Change Of Heart (7.06)  
3 The Gap Band - I Owe It To Myself (4.29)  
1 52nd Street - You're My Last Chance (8.20)  
2 Thelma Houston - You Used To Hold Me So Tight (5.43)  
3 Alexander O'Neal - What's Missing (4.01)  
1 Aurra - You And Me Tonight (6.40)  
2 Samson & Delilah - I Can Feel Your Love Slippin’ Away (6.30)  
3 Sharon Brown - I Specialize In Love (7.17)