I Don't Need No Help (feat Marcell Russell) - (1:33) 160 BPM
Only A Fool (feat Marcell Russell) - (4:14) 126 BPM
'Til My Baby Comes Home (feat Marcell Russell) - (6:29) 125 BPM
Forever (feat Marcell Russell & Maysa) - (3:47) 129 BPM
Good Morning Love (feat Marcell Russell & Natalie The Floacist) - (3:17) 96 BPM
Can't Keep On (With My Heart) (feat Marcell Russell) - (4:16) 123 BPM
Wonderful (feat Marcell Russell) - (3:54) 52 BPM
Clap My Hands (feat Marcell Russell & P-Funk Horns) - (3:47) 90 BPM
Never Comin' Down (feat Marcell Russell) - (3:40) 100 BPM
Valdez In The Country (feat Marcell Russell) - (3:44) 98 BPM
Land Of Love (feat Marcell Russell) - (4:21) 127 BPM
Review: Despite a career that stretches back to the tail end of the 1980s, Retro Soul is - somewhat remarkably - the full-length debut of Basement Boys man Teddy Douglas. Created with the help of vocalist Marcell Russell and his honeyed tonsils, the album begins with a spine-tingling acapella, before working through a range on sweet, immaculately produced, on-point soulful house gems. There are occasional smouldering ballads, torch songs (see "Good Morning Love" and the slick "Wonderful") and modern soul gems (the horn-heavy "Clap My Hands"), but for the most part it's a deliciously bright-and-breezy, dancefloor-centric set.
Review: Although many are aware of fluoro-topped dance showman Green Velvet and his anthem 'La La Land', maybe not so many know of his long history releasing important second wave Chicago house records under the Cajmere moniker. Hopefully that's all about to change with this new 29-track retrospective. Beginning with his brain-melting debut, "Percolator", we also get treated to sleazy camp "Chit Chat", retro diva house (Deep Sensation - "Get Together"), beautiful ecstasy-house (Johnny Fiasco - "Taurus"), gospel-house ("Feelin' Kinda High"), deep 90s memories (GU - "The Wheel") and the Prince-does-electro-house of "Only 4 U". 20 years on and still sounding fresh!