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Yaz Alexander | “Lady” | Rewind 2010

Yaz Alexander is one of the UK’s finest contemporary female vocalists. Based in Birmingham she specializes in performing Reggae, Jazz, Soul and R’n’B with influences ranging from  Billie Holiday, Shirley Bassey to Diana Ross and her number one musical influence Bob Marley.
The stage is the natural domain for Yaz and like all great stage artisans she works it creatively and artistically always giving audiences something stimulating to focus on.  A former backing vocalist for UK Reggae giant, Pato Banton, Yaz has also worked with the likes of Steel Pulse, Eddie Grant, Dean Fraser plus many other luminaries in the reggae field. However, her burning ambition is to progress the genre to it’s innovative limits, experiment with other genres along the way and leave behind a timeless legacy of music that will immortalize her name for posterity.
Find this previously playlisted cut on her 2010 album “One Step Closer”  HERE along with more previous albums.
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seasoned vocalist AMAZIAH takes on Aretha Franklin’s classic “ONE STEP AHEAD” with a crisp Reggae cover version. Produced by Demondo (Nu-Lovers) , video directors Derek Fevrier & Gabriella Rose.

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Amy Winehouse | “Our Day Will Come” | Unreleased

A previously-unheard Amy Winehouse song entitled “Our Day Will Come”, debuted  (November 3) which will feature on the upcoming Lioness: Hidden Treasures, an album compiled by Winehouse’s producers Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson and approved by her family. Also unveiled was a collaboration with Nas titled “Like Smoke” originally recorded back in May 2008. “Our Day Will Come” is a reggae re-working of the classic 60s Doo Wop song. Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ will feature a selection of demos and rarities from Winehouse’s musical career.

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Baby Sol | “No, No,” | Official Video

UK-via-Zaire diva Baby Sol just released the second single from her Before I Begin (The Journey) EP which comes complete with a sunshine feel good factor, exactly what i needed on a dark rainy Manchester evening! “No, No,” is a breezy reggae inflected love song with a perfect rainbow colorful video to match. Pick up the full EP HERE

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Jill Scott – When I Wake Up
Mavis Swan Poole – Gonna Make It. (Extended Mix)
Dessy Di Lauro – Where Is The Light
Jill Scott – Blessed
Jill Scott ft Doug E Fresh – All Cried Out Redux
Marknoxx – Around The World
Mel Alston Jr – Pretty Poison ft Law
Down To The Bone – Watch Me Fly
Down To The Bone – A Universal Vibe
Ivy Chanel – Wind Blows (Soul Samba Mix)
Juliette ft Subliminal – Energy
Cee Lo Green – I Want You
Kamilah Sumner The Soulstress – Never Bring Me Down
Cam’ron & Vado – Hey Muma (Cookin Soul Remix)
Eric Roberson – The Newness
Eric Roberson – N2U
Kool Taj The Gr8 – You Got..
Kool Taj The Gr8 – 25 Minutes To Go
Jay Dee (aka Dilla) – Pause (Ahmeds Funky last minute Remix)
Anomanas – This Moment
Eric Roberson – Summertime Anthem
Dilouya – Over The Sun ft Omar
Nicole Mitchell – U Rock Me
Mavis Swan Poole – Its’ Time Now
Kerry Star – Believe It
Richie Spice – That Is Life
Kat Webb – Fever
Jill Scott – Quick
Jaleena Birdland – Out Of My World
Lori Dow – Love No Limit
Jamiroquai – Smile
Clear Soul – Other HighzZ
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Twin Spirit – Get Myself Together.
Teri Tobin – Whatcha Say (Ahmen Sirour Remix)
Nicole Mitchell – Need To Know (Nick Lavenders Vocal Demo mix)
Cee-Lo – I Want You
Dexter Myers – SupaStar
Tai Allen – Canned Goods (It’s Love, It’s Love)
Slick Rick – Hey Young World
A.J Brown – Can’t Cool
Richie Spice – For A Lifetime
The Mellow Life – The Mellow Life Into
Mica – Summer Love
J. Branch – Let You Go
The Mellow Life – Oh It’s Never
Bianca Star – Ain’t No Way
Gloria Ryann – Insind My Love.
Mary J Blige – Come Go With Me
Jesse Johnson – Slave To R Freedom
Maxwell – Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder) Remix
J. Branch – Watching You
Meemee Nelzy – Comme Un Lotus (Buscrates 16 Bit Remix)
8orMas – Feel It Here
Double O ft Lay Lay & Too Shugas – U and Eye
Presice – It’s On Me
Aisha Traidia – What’s Goin On
Steve Harvey – It’s Alright
Nikki Blue – They Really Wanna Know
Amel Larrieux – Step Into The Party
Carol Lynn Townes – What I Wouldn’t Do
Omar ft Angie Stone – Stylin
Gil Scott-Heron – It’s Your World
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The Oz Soul Collective is Australia’s offical Non-Profit Independent Soul & Urban Music development Initiative. They are dedicated to supporting, marketing & promoting Australia’s Independant soul, Nu-Soul, R&B, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Reggae and Hip Hop Artists.

Oz Soul Collective invite you to listen to a selection of their independent, signed and unsigned Soul/ NuSoul/ Urban artists from Australia.
As a music development initiative their mission is to raise awareness and create exposure for their artists through a collective genre movement.
Please share the love and links with music industry associated people, promoters, DJ’s, Radio Stations, Web Sites, Bloggers and Record Labels etc and tell them –
“They Got Soul Down Under!”

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