Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Royalle Delite - (I'll Be A) Freak For You 1984

Streetwave Records MKHAN 51

Something of a boogie rare groove on Lonnie Johnson’s tiny Skyview label in 1984, over in the good ol' US of A, before, Morgan Khan, the man behind the UK’s seminal Streetsounds compilation series picked it up for wider release on his Streetwave label. A good thing too – this is a fantastic piece of lo-tech freakery that has had soulboys in a lather ever since.

Doe's anybody have any info on Royalle Delite, group members, etc. I know they followed this up with Spend A Little Time With Me buy I can't seem to find any information on them?

Lonnie Johnson also wrote and produced (I'll Be A) Freak For You but check The Good Groove Mix for a great echo of 80's London Pirate Radio. Remixed by Derek Boland for Froggy Productions, better known as Derek B, on the, LWR 92.5, airwaves and on the microphone as a rap artist. Boland's show's on LWR invariably feautured one of his 'Good Groove' mixes and they were always interesting at the least. He created remixes of a couple of Eric B & Rakim's releases, one of which I've posted. I'll find the, Stevie Wonder-based, Urban Respray of I Know You Got Soul later. Enjoy!

  • (I’ll Be A) Freak For You
  • Radio Edit
  • The Good Groove Mix
The Download Link is here: Download
Filename: Royalle Delite.rar Filesize: 46.1 MB


  1. Nice selction Mickey (as always!!). Thank you for the effort and sharing. I only remember this track from the "88 Remix (by Teddy Riley?!) which I have on vinyl somewhere. The Derek B remix of I Know You Got Soul would be good to hear.
    Thanks again.

  2. It's like you went in my record collection, cheers mate :)

  3. if you peep the clip for this on you tube (here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xceQvaDAl08 ) there is a comment at the top by mamalay123 who says it's her mom singing on it. maybe you could send her a message! classic tune!

  4. look out for this classic from the same year
    "Wish (featuring Fonda Rae) - Touch Me (All Night Long". the 9 min plus version rulez :)


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