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I stumbled on this impossible-to-find record in a small local vinyl store. A really good listen. The Strange Games… series which began in the summer of 1997, has supplied us with a blueprint for modern R&B and rap music. It joins the dots between 70s soul, 80s rare groove and 90s mass market hip hop. This album includes a variety of tracks, both classic dance-floor fillers as well as lesser known delights. This collection is the first two discs in the series, plus a mixed disc by dj spinna.



Disc 1 - Mixed by Dj Spinna

Tracklist:

1. 90% of Me Is You - Gwen McCrae
2. Reasons - Minnie Riperton
3. Mademoiselle - Foxy
4. Save Their Souls - Bohannon
5. Elevate Your Mind - Linda Williams
6. Another Day - Al Goodman, Ray, Goodman & Brown
7. You Can't Run Away - The Bar-Kays,
8. How Could You Break My Heart? - Bobby Womack
9. Strange Games and Things - Love Unlimited Orchestra
10. Hollywood Dreaming - Father's Children
11. Mary Jane - Rick James
12. Easy Money - Dee Dee Sharp
13. If I Can't Stop You - Johnny Bristol
14. Can't Hide Love - Creative Source
15. Passion Play - The Sugarhill Gang
16. Wind Parade - Donald Byrd
17. Keep It Up - Milton Wright, Jr.
18. Lucky Fellow - Leroy Hutson
19. Secret Rendezvous - René & Angela
20. Girl You Need a Change of Mind - Eddie Kendricks
21. Hunk of Heaven - Lemuria
22. Magic Ride - Bobby Lyle
23. Life Is Just a Moment, Pts. 1 & 2 - Roy Ayers
24. Heart's Desire - Don Blackman
25. Bring Your Sweet Loving Back - Starpoint
26. California Dreaming - José Feliciano
27. It's a Desperate Situation - Marvin Gaye

http://rapidshare.com/files/43331972/Strange_games_things_dj_spinna.rar


Disc one (Volume one)

Tracklist

1. Strange Games and Things - Love Unlimited Orchestra
2. If I Can't Stop You - Johnny Bristol
3. Mademoiselle - Foxy
4. You Can't Run Away - The Bar-Kays,
5. Reasons - Minnie Riperton
6. Bring Your Sweet Loving Back - Starpoint
7. Hollywood Dreaming - Father's Children
8. Hunk of Heaven - Lemuria
9. Elevate Your Mind - Linda Williams
10. 90% of Me Is You - Gwen McCrae
11. Another Day - Al Goodman
12. Girl You Need a Change of Mind - Eddie Kendricks

http://rapidshare.com/files/43342427/strange_games_things_unmixed_disc_1.rar



Disc two (volume two)

Tracklist:

1. Can't Hide Love - Creative Source
2. Easy Money - Dee Dee Sharp
3. Heart's Desire - Don Blackman
4. Life Is Just a Moment, Pts. 1 & 2 - Roy Ayers
5. Magic Ride - Bobby Lyle
6. Keep It Up - Milton Wright, Jr.
7. Secret Rendezvous - René & Angela
8. California Dreamin' - José Feliciano
9. Wind Parade - Donald Byrd
10. Passion Play - The Sugarhill Gang
11. Lucky Fellow - Leroy Hutson
12. Mary Jane - Rick James
13. How Could You Break My Heart? - Bobby Womack
14. Save Their Souls - Bohannon
15. It's a Desperate Situation - Marvin Gaye

http://rapidshare.com/files/43344099/strange_games_things_unmixed_disc_2.rar

Enjoy

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good collection

Anonymous said...

Is there anychance of a re-up on all three of these?

I missed them and now the links are dead...

Members: C & Ras John said...

I'm sorry...I recieved an email from the DMCA telling me some of my links were being deleted due to copyright infringement. Unfortunately re-upping links would cause further trouble resulting in more dire actions to be taken on their behalf.

P.S. I've seen somewhere online (or on emule) one cd of this five disc series floats around

Anonymous said...

Hmm...I'm curious, did spinna come after you, because he is the one that compiled the compilation?


Or did the record label of one of the songs come after you?\


Anyway, you are doing good stuff with this site.

peace...breakbeat, soul and house music rule

Members: C & Ras John said...

Good question. I am unsure who exactly reported the issue to both the DMCA and rapidshare.

It seems right after I posted the "Keep Funk Alive" mixtape by Dj Chak, the rapidshare links were reported on that particular post plus the ones on four or five of the previous posts. Looks like someone had just started going through the blog with the intention of reporting all links, but for some reason quit after reporting only a few.

However, DMCA recieved a different complaint, one involving the Madvillainy album and the Jay Dilla stuff. They in turn reported the incident to an organization called Chilling Effects and also to Google. The incident notice can be viewed here: http://www.chillingeffects.org/notice.cgi?sID=3696

The music I link is extremely rare (imports/out of press/limited edition)...even music giant HMV can't order most of it. The stuff I've uploaded is random eclectic vinyl, tapes, or cds I've dug for in used vinyl/cd joints, or have (by good luck) found laying around.

If there is an issue with any music I upload, I will be very happy to take action and remove links, I can respect that still.

I'm glad to hear some people are enjoying the work I've done looking out, and more especially, the amazing work of these talented artists. And if you feel encouraged to, go out and buy it! I own a hard copy of everything you see here (even though most album proceeds here won't go to the artists...but thats a another story)

marlon said...

Hit me up on myspace/backspinvinyl im interested in getting the entire strange things series

Anonymous said...

GREAT collection - good to hear that there are people still out there that still listen to this music - million dollar question : How do i download these albums ?? PLEASE HELP.....Saj (London)