Posts Tagged ‘Tom Brock’

Tom Brock – There’s Nothing In This World…

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It has to be one of the longest song titles ever… There’s Nothing In This World That Can Stop Me From Loving You.  The song, performed by Tom Brock, captures the essence of 70’s Soul slow jams.  If the orchestration of this tune feels familiar, it could be because Barry White produced this song along with the rest of Brock’s one and only album entitled I Love You More and More.  The song features White’s signature strings intertwined with Brock’s unique cadence.  This song was also sampled in Jay-Z’s rap hit, Girls, Girls, Girls, featured on The Blueprint.   There’s Nothing In This World That Can Stop Me From Loving You is one of the slow songs you’ll hear near the end of my Soul Sessions Vol. 1 Mixtape.  Love!

The Soul Sessions Vol. 1

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Since I started DJBeTray.com I’ve been asked time and time again, “When are you doing a soul mix?”  I am a lover of 70’s soul, I mean it is the music I was created to… shout-out to all 70’s babies.  I actually started working on compiling a soul mix a few months ago… then news of  Don Cornelius’ death hit.  To say that I was broken hearted is an understatement.  When I was a little girl in D.C., Soul Train came on at 5 pm on channel 5.  Every Saturday, I’d run into the house after playing outside and watch for the latest dances, music and fashion trends broadcasted from the Soul Train dance floor.  I would run to my bathroom afterward, stand on the vanity and pretend to be one of the dancers on the platforms who got all the close-ups.

So needless to say, hearing about Cornelius’ death knocked the wind out of my excitement about my soul mixtape.  And then after Whitney’s death I was musically exhausted.  But now I’m proud to present this fantastic mix of some of my favorite 70’s soul.  I believe pretty much every song on this mix has been sampled at least once if not numerous times, as is the case with Lyn Collins’ hit Think.  

The photo featured along with this mix is a picture of some of the actual equipment from the old Stax recording studio.  I shot this photo myself while visiting the Stax Museum in Memphis last year.  Since Stax is my favorite Soul label, I thought it was fitting.

This is a mix to party and groove to.  So as we move into spring… let’s do it with Soooooooul!  And please don’t download this mix without telling your girl (me) what you think.  Love!