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May 11, 2008
I have been listening to some Curtis Mayfield and been trying to get on to some Old School Gangster music similar to Mayfield's
-Album Suggestions
-Song Suggestions
-Great Bands

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Doesn't have to necessarily be Mayfield. Music that Exudes Funk/Soul!
Man I'm in the same boat as you, trying to go back a few...

Just rattling off the dome, definitely look into these artists/songs/etc:

The Whispers (And the beat goes on (where Will got the Miami beat), Rock Steady, In the raw)
Commodores: Lady you bring me up.. A lot of their stuff is solid (also look into lionel richie solo)
Earth Wind and Fire: Lets groove, after the love is gone, september
Stevie Wonder: Part time lovers
George Clinton/Parliament stuff is good... Atomic Dog (Snoop Dogg what's my name beat)
It ain't G, but check out these two tracks: Fleetwood Mac- Little Lies, Everywhere
1. (00:02:26) DJ 2Mello - 01.Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze
2. (00:02:52) DJ 2Mello - 02.Isley Brothers - At Your Best You Are Love
3. (00:02:19) DJ 2Mello - 03.Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams - Too Much Too Little Too Late
4. (00:02:42) DJ 2Mello - 04.Hall And Oats - She's Gone
5. (00:02:55) DJ 2Mello - 05.Love Jones - Brighter Side Of Darkness
6. (00:02:42) DJ 2Mello - 06.James Ingram - If Loving You Is Wrong
7. (00:02:53) DJ 2Mello - 07.Tyrone Davis - In The Mood
8. (00:02:02) DJ 2Mello - 08.The Delfonics - Didn't I(Blow Your Mind This Time)
9. (00:02:13) DJ 2Mello - 09.Twennynine ft Lenny White - Morning Sunrise
10. (00:02:29) DJ 2Mello - 10.The Lost Generation - The Sly, Slick and The Wicked
11. (00:02:08) DJ 2Mello - 11.The Dells, Dramatics and Delfonics - In The Rain
12. (00:02:12) DJ 2Mello - 12.The Stylistics - Betcha By Golly Wow
13. (00:02:24) DJ 2Mello - 13.Aretha Franklin - Day Dreaming
14. (00:02:11) DJ 2Mello - 14.The Main Ingredient - Everybody Play's The Fool
15. (00:02:07) DJ 2Mello - 15.Curtis Mayfield - Give Me Your Love
16. (00:01:56) DJ 2Mello - 16.5 Stairsteps - Ooh Child
17. (00:02:03) DJ 2Mello - 17.Al Wilson - Show And Tell
18. (00:01:59) DJ 2Mello - 18.War - Slippin' Into Darkness
19. (00:02:15) DJ 2Mello - 19.The Sylvers - We Can Make It If We Try
20. (00:02:08) DJ 2Mello - 20.Charles Wright - Express Yourself
21. (00:02:01) DJ 2Mello - 21.The Temptations - Just My Imagination
22. (00:02:07) DJ 2Mello - 22.Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love
23. (00:01:51) DJ 2Mello - 23.The Floaters - Float On
24. (00:02:03) DJ 2Mello - 24.Frankie Beverly and Maze - Golden Time Of Day
25. (00:02:07) DJ 2Mello - 25.Curis Mayfield - Eddie You Should Know Better
26. (00:02:43) DJ 2Mello - 26.Chicago - If You Leave Me Now
27. (00:02:07) DJ 2Mello - 27.The Spinners - Could It Be I'm Falling In Love
28. (00:02:11) DJ 2Mello - 28.The Ojays - Darling Darling Baby
29. (00:01:51) DJ 2Mello - 29.Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose - It's Too Late To Turn Back Now
30. (00:01:55) DJ 2Mello - 30.Malo - Suavecito
31. (00:02:00) DJ 2Mello - 31.ROberta Flack and Donny Hathaway - Where Is The Love
32. (00:02:03) DJ 2Mello - 32.Prince - I wanna Be Your Lover
33. (00:02:05) DJ 2Mello - 33.Emotions - Best Of My Love
34. (00:02:12) DJ 2Mello - 34.Rose Royce - I Wanna Get Next To You
35. (00:03:23) DJ 2Mello - 35.Heatwave - Always And Forever*
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I can recommend you some tracks when I get home but since you like Mayfield, check out the song "Short Eyes" its one of my faves.
Four Tops

The Spinners
The Stylistics
Atlantic Starr
The Jets
Smokey Robinson

Bill Withers
Blue Magic
The Commodores
Steve Wonder

Luther Vandross
Diana Ross
The Drifters
The Gap Band
Heat Wave
James Brown

Jones Girls
Mary Jane Grils
Mary Wells
Otis Redding
Peabo Bryson
Rose Royce
Tower of Power
Originally Posted by abeautifulhaze

I got to listening to it.... Good Find !!!

Avila Bros. are cool but i was looking for more of a Diamond in the back/ Pusherman Type tracks with that old Cadillac feel to it

Im Feeling a couple of Willie Hutch Tracks also..... Im about to check out Gil Scott-Heron

George Clinton
Curtis Mayfield
James Brown
The Isley Brothers
The Ohio Players
John Coltrane
Rick James
Marvin Gaye
Weldon Irvine
tower of power
betty davis

....try those on for some funkay #+!...

jazzy stuff?
Miles Smiles.....this album is ridiculous. (you might even find a sample or 2 or 3.....)
McCoy Tyner's Supertrios (this is one of my top 5 jazz albums)...Ron Carter, Tony Williams, Jack DeJohnette & Eddie Gomez...YIKES!

and as mentioned above, Weldone Irvine....
check out Eugene McDaniels "headless heroes"...

i got plenty more suggestions....
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