U.K. funk/rock outfit Jamiroquai has chosen the tracks for the latest edition of Ultra Records’ “Late Night Tales” series. Due Nov. 4, the 15-track disc features vintage soul and R&B cuts from the Pointer Sisters (“Happiness”), the Commodores (“Girl, I Think the World About You”), Leon Ware (“What’s Your Name”) and Marvin Gaye (“Here, My Dear”), among others.
Also included are tracks by Johnny Hammond, Ashford & Simpson, Sister Sledge, Ramsey Lewis and Jose Feliciano. Previous entries in the “Late Night Tales” series include mixes by Groove Armada, Zero 7 and Sly & Robbie.
In other news, Epic will release the Jamiroquai concert DVD “Live in Verona” Nov. 10 internationally (a spokesperson says the DVD will not be issued in North America). It chronicles a June 2002 show in support of the Jay Kay-led group’s latest studio album, “A Funk Odyssey,” featuring such favorites as “Cosmic Girl,” “Virtual Insanity,” “Canned Heat” and “Deeper Underground.” Soul vocalist Beverly Knight guests on “Main Vein” and “Love Foolosophy.”