Thursday, January 18, 2007

James Brown Tribute Show - Jan 16, 2007

Our tribute to the late Mr. Dynamite, Soul Brother No. 1, The Godfather of Soul, The Hardest Working Man in Show Business, JAAAAMES BROWN!

Everything JB. JB classics, rares, productions and samples.

James Brown – Let A Man Come in and Do the Popcorn
James Brown – The Big Payback
James Brown – Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine
James Brown – Licking Stick Licking Stick
James Brown – I Don’t Want nobody to give me nothing
James Brown – I can’t Stand Myself when you Touch Me
James Brown – Escapism (pt. 1)
James Brown – Money Won’t Change You
JBs – The Grunt
Vicki Anderson – Message from the Soul Sister
Marva Whitney – I Made A Mistake Because It’s Only You
Bobby Byrd – I Know You Got Soul
Big Daddy Kane – RAW
Bobby Byrd – Hot Pants I’m Coming, I’m Coming
Skooly D – Gangster Boogie
Fred Wesley and the JBs – Blow Your Head
Nas – Get Down
James Brown – The Boss
Public Enemy – Fight the Power
The JBs – Hot Pants Road
James Brown – Super Bad (pt 1, 2, & 3)
James Brown – Soul Pride (Pt. 2)
Marva Whitney – Unwind Yourself
James Brown – Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag (pt. 1 & 2)
James Brown – It’s A New Day
James Brown – Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved
James Brown – Get It Together
James Brown – In The Middle
James Brown – The Funky Drummer (pt 2)
James Brown – Please Please Please

December 13, 2006

The 20th Century – Hot Pants (Sky Disc)
The Party Brothers – A & T’s Party (CanUSA)
Soul Tornadoes – Go For Yourself (Burt)
Al Gardner – Sweet Baby (Googa Mooga)
Clarence Reid – Til I Get My Share (Alston)
El Michaels Affair – Bring the Ruckus (Shaolin Soul)
Darrow Fletcher – Now Is The Time for Love pt 2 (Genna)
Annakonda – Wheedle’s Groove (BXI)
Maurice Simon – Sweet Potato Gravy (Carnival)
Bobby Rush – Chicken Heads (Galaxy)
The Meters – I Need More Time (Josie)
Martha Turner – Dirty Old Man (Royal American)
Betty Adams – Make It Real (Notes of Gold)
Pointer Sisters – Yes We Can (Blue Thumb)
Betty Harris – Break in the Road (SSS)
Samson & Delilah – Will You Be Ready (ABC)
Chuck A Luck – Hard to Satisfy (Tay-Ster)
C Smalls & Co. – The Buzzard (A&M)
Johnny Holiday – I Feel So Dead and Cold (Bold)
Betty Davis – Steppin’ in her I. Miller Shoes (Just Sunshine)
Albert King – Cold Feet (Stax)
Isley Bros. – I Know Who You Been Sockin’ It To (T-Neck)
1619 BAB – World (Chess)
Cecil Shaw – Practice What We Preach (Del Mar)
Billy Butler Infinity – Free Yourself (Memphis)
Andrew White – Who Got de Funk? (Andrew’s Music)
Lee Williams & The Cymbals – L. C. Funk (Rapda)
Music City 2 in One – Snag Nasty (Music City)
Ju Ju & the Space Rangers – Got to be Right on It (Black Fire)
Jonah T – Control (Authentic)
Mr T YouTube nonsense
People’s Choice – Cold Blooded & Downright Funky (TSOP)
Asagai – Telephone Girl (Vertigo)
Mystic Moods – Cosmic Sea (WB)
The Cougars – Right On (Light in the Attic)
Soft Touch – Plenty Action (Luv N Haight)

December 6, 2006

Johnny Tolbert – Take Off (Jasman)
Frankie Newsome – Lucky Day (GWP)
The Dapps – Rabbit Got the Gun (King)
Soul Suspects – Handle It (Black Prince)
Eric & The Vikings – Get Off the Streets Y’all (Soul Hawk)
Booker T & The M.G.’s – Melting Pot
Lowell Fulsom – Tramp (Kent)
Ohio Players – Funky Worm (Westbound)
Ron Buford – Deep Soul (Camelot)
Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham – Lover and a Friend (Capital)
The Nu People – I’d Be Nowhere Today (Venture)
Zeke Strong – I Laugh and Talk (Miss Lady)
Sisters Love – Ha Ha Ha (A&M)
Kool & the Gang – Love the Life You Live (De-Lite)
New Birth – I Can Understand It (RCA)
Detroit Emeralds – You Want It You Got It (Westbound)
King Hannibal – The Truth Shall Set You Free (Aware)
Turtles – Buzz Saw (White Whale)
The X-Citers Unlimited – Soul to Billie Joe (ABC)
Gene Miller – Sho Is Good (Hi)
Louis Chachere – The Hen (Paula)
Lowell Fulsom – Pico (Kent)
John Roberts – Sophisticated Funk (Duke)
Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing (T-Neck)
Ruby Andrews – Can You Get Away (Zodiac)
Johnnie Taylor – I Could Never Be President (Stax)
Al Perkins – I Don’t Want No (Second Hand Love) (ATCO)
Zip-Codes – Sweet Meat (Better)
Simtec & Wylie – Everybody’s Got A Part to Play
Doris Troy – Cukoo Cukoo (Acetate)
Oliver Sain – Feel Like Dancin’ (Abet)
Flakes – Flakes Reprise (Magic Disc)
Supermax – Push Push (Voyage)
Black Heat – Chip’s Funk (Atlantic)
Creative Source – Who Is He (Sussex)

November 1, 2006

Escorts – All We Need (Is Another Chance) (Alithia)
Bobbi Humphrey – Harlem River Drive (Blue Note)
McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
Danny Graham Inspirational Choir – I’m Going Away to be With God (Sound Clinic)
The Confidentials – Does He Really Love You (Masterpiece)
Soul One’s – Soul Pot (Deal)
Muddy Waters – I’m a Man (Electric Mud)
Reginald Milton – Soul Clap Is Back (Lashawn)
Apple and Three Oranges – Free and Easy (Stanson)
Skip Easterling – I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man (Instant)
Googie Rene – Smokey Joe’s La La (Class)
Beastie Boys – Professor Booty (Grand Royal)
Buddy Miles – Don’t Let Your Lovelight Shine (Mercury)
Gran Am – Get High (J’Ace)
Jimmy Castor Bunch – It’s Just Begun (It’s Just begun)
Dellie Hoskie – The Clown (Noble)
Abaco Dream – Cat Woman (Capital)
Joe Cuba – El Pito (Tico)
Oscar Brown Jr. – Brother Where Are You? (Fontana)
Brother Jack McDuff – Down Home Style (Blue Note)
The Checkmates Ltd – Got to See “U” Soon (Rustic)
Johnny Hammond – Los Conquistadors Chocolates (Milestone)
One G Plus Three – Summertime (Paramount)
The Honeydrippers – Impeach the President (Alaga)
Bobby Byrd – If You Got a Love You Better Hold on To It (Brownstone)
Rufus Thomas – Sister’s Got a Boyfriend (Stax)
Popcorn Wylie – Funky Rubber Band (Soul)
Geater Davis – Don’t Marry a Fool (House of Orange)
Eugene Blacknell – I’m So Thankful (Sea Side)
The Patterson Twins – Come To Me (King)

October 18, 2006

Groove Holmes – Red Onion – New Groove (Groove Merchant)
Ramsey Lewis – Jade East (Cadet)
Stanley Turrentine – Sister Sanctified – Cherry (CTI)
Kid A-KO – Chessa23 – Break Beat Raer (Soul Strut)
Jose Mangual – Black and Brown Boogie – Buyu (Turnstyle)
J. C. Davis – Coconut Brown (New Day)
Meters – Hey Pocky Way (Reprise)
J. C. Davis – Buttered Popcorn (New Day)
Bobby Bland – Rockin’ In The Same Old Boat (Duke)
Society Train – Slowly But Surely (Stag)
Chicago Gangsters – Your Self Conscious Mind (Gold Plate)
SOD – Too Loose To Get Tight Pt. 1 (Decca)
SOD – Too Loose To Get Tight Pt. 2 (Decca)
Bomb The Bass – Beat Dis (4th and Broadway)
Sixtoo – Work in Progress (Vertical Form)
K-9 Posse – Ain’t Nothin To It (Arista)
Mystitdious Misfitss – I Be (Epic)
Michael Masser – ERUCU – Soundtrack to Mahogany
Smash – Pal Mal Groove – Smash (Source)
Howard Tate – She’s A Burglar – Howard Tate (Atlantic)
Ben E. King – Supernatural – Supernatural
T.U.M.E. – I’ve Got Everything I Need – The Ultimate Musical Experience (MGM)
The Metters Family – Just For His Love – Singing You Happy (RCM)
Dizzy Bull – Soul Connection - Break Beat Raer (Soul Strut)

Friday, October 13, 2006

October 11, 2006

After several weeks of not being at the show because he had paying gigs elsewhere, John Tripp showed up and dropped a great set, covering his usual territory of funk, soul, and psych. Some of the private press stuff he showed up with was crazy good. Hopefully, we'll have a mp3 for you to download soon.

Patrice Rushen – Haw Right Now – Prelusion

John's Set
Reuben Wilson – Inner City Blues – The Sweet Life
Hugo Montenegro – Theme from the Godfather – Theme from the Godfather
The Coasters – Shoppin’ For Clothes (Atco)
Violinaires – Condition (Jewel)
The Goldenaires – City to City – Going From City to City
Dorothy Norwood – Get Aboard the Soul Train (GRC)
Lionel Hampton & His Inner Circle – Them Changes (Glad-Hamp)
Chako-Meiko – Sunny - Chako Meiko
Cannonball Adderley – Soul Virgo – The Price You Got To Pay To Be Free
Ike & Tina Turner – If I Can’t Be First (Sonja)
Gloria Walker – Papa Got the Wagon (People)
The Black Voices – Listen – On the streets in Watts
El Michels Affair – C.R.E.A.M. (Shaolin)
Betty White Presents – The Fix – Music Strictly for Hustle (Disco) Dancing
Joe Williams – Get Out of My Life – Presenting Joe Williams
USAF Jazz Ensemble – Fire – New Spirit
The Globetrotters – House Party the Globetrotters
LaVice & Co – Thoughs Were the Days - Good God
Chester Randle’s Soul Sendres – Soul Brother’s Testify (Anla)
Shakleford Singers – GodIs All Over Me – God God
Los Fabulosos Festivals – El Mensaje – Panama!
Los Apocalypsis – La Onda De Juliana - Apocalypsis
The Leaves – Get Out of My Life Woman – La Grande Storia del Rock
Huey (Piano) Smith – Don’t You Just Know It (Ace)

And then... John needed to go spin elsewhere, so I finished things out with a few soul 45s and andy dropped EWF's "Power" and the Non Prophet's "I Keep Calling," which is Sage Francis' first record. Good diggin' Andy.

The Emanons – Look in the Want Ads
The Royal Five – Don’t Stop
Gene Faith – Give A Man A Break
Lighthouse – One Fine Morning
Earth Wind & Fire – Power – Last Days and Time
Non-Prophets – I Keep Calling

September 6, 2006

First up, Eric played a bunch of records that he got from a nice ex-hippie African American lady he met named Judy. She kept her records in great shape and had a ton of excellent funk, soul, jazz, spiritual jazz, and blues.

Judy’s Records
Cymande – Brothers on the Slide – Promised Heights
Archie Shepp – Attica Blues – Attica Blues
Last Poets – Wake Up Niggaz – Last Poets
Gary Bartz – Uhuru Sasa – Harlem Bush Music
The Dells – Ain’t No Sunshine – Give Your Baby a Standing Ovation
Cold Blood – Kissing My Love – Thriller

...and then, The Ass Gettin’ Set
Sixtoo – Talkin’ Fit
James Brown – Escapism
Afrique – Soul Makosa
James Brown – Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved
RUN D.M.C. – My Addidas

…and back to regularly scheduled programming

Muddy Waters – Rollin’ and Tumblin’ – After the Rain
Dennis Coffey – If You Can’t Dance to This – Finger Lickin’ Good
Sun – Sun
Raja – Dance to My Drums

…and then John Tripp showed up and dropped a brilliant set of funk, soul, psych, weird gear and everything else....
Usha Uthup - Chhupke Kaun Aya
Cepillin – Bailando Feliz
Chase – Hades
Katzenjammer Kids – Cars
John Gregory Orchestra – Streets of San Francisco
Gil Evans Orchestra – Crosstown Traffic/Little Miss Lover
Mel Torme – Comin’ Home Baby
Family of Eve – Please Be Truthful
The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires – Fifth of Beethoven
The Dapps – Bringing Up the Guitar
Curley Moore and the Kool Ones – Shelley’s Rubber Band
Lowell Fulsom – Why Don’t We Do It In the Road?
Lee Dorsey – Confusion
Eddie Gale – Black Rhythm Happening
Dorothy Morrison – Spirit in the Sky
Fred Wesley & the JBs – Sportin’ Life

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Soul Fu – August 23, 2006 w/ guest DJ John Tripp

Eric's Set
Grand Funk Railroad – Nothing is the Same – Closer to Home
AWB – TLC – Put It Where You Want It
The Family Affair – I Am People

...and then John Tripp made his way to the studio and dropped science.
Sugar Billy – Super Duper Love
Ike and Tina Turner – I Better Get Stepping
Jackie Harris – Don’t Worry ‘Bout De Back Door
The Young Senators – Ringing Bells Pt 1
Gene Williams – (What Ever You Do) Do It Good
Otis Spann – Walkin’
Jr Parker – Lovin’ Man On Your Hands
Little Milton – Friend of Mine
The Soulful Strings – What Now My Love
Rufus Thomas – I Think I Made a Boo Boo
Lee Dorsey – A Lover Was Born
Lee Dorsey – Rain Rain Go Away
Lee Dorsey – What You Want
Al Gardner – Sweet Baby
Rodena Preston & the Voices of Deliverance – That’s What Jesus Said
Washington High School – Blue Peach
Capprells – Close Your Eyes
Lee Moses – Bad Girl
The Patterson Trio – Love
Smokey Johnson – It Ain’t My Fault
Esther Phillips – Sweet Touch of Love
Cheyenne – Come Back To Me
The Incredible Bongo Band – Bongolia
Skip Easterling – I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man
The Devils – Hip Hug Her
Preacher – Life Is a Gambler
James Duncan – Stand Up And Get Funky
Ann Robinson – You Did It
Allen Toussaint – Louie
Earl King – Trick Bag
Earl King – Come On
Earl King – Street Parade
Irma Thomas – Don’t Mess With My Man

Soul Fu August 9, 2006

Commodores – Machine Gun – Greatest Hits (Motown)
Eddie Henderson – Hop Scotch – Sunburst (Blue Note)
Crusaders – The Well’s Gone Dry – Southern Comfort (Blue Thumb)
Joe Cuba – El Pito (Tico)
The Glass House – Heaven Is There to Guide Us (Invictus)
Candi Stanton – I’d Rather Be an Old Man’s Sweetheart (Fame)
Shirley Brown – Between You and Me – Woman to Woman (Truth)
Johnny Taylor – Steal Away – Wattstax 2 (Stax)
Gene Chandler – Eleanor Rigby – The 2 Sides of… (Brunswick)
Joe Simon – If – Drowning in a Sea of Love (Japanese Press)
Nina Simone – Save Me (RCA)
Betty Adams – Make It Real (Notes of Gold)
The 20th Century – Hot Pants (Sky Disc)
Tony Mason – Groove City (RCA)
Johnny Holiday – Nobody Loves Me But My Mama (Bold)
Soul Authority Unlimited – Get Up Off It Baby (Safiya Reissue)
Soul Chargers – Charge It Up Baby (Safiya Reissue)
Brass Monkey – Strange Days – Brass Monkey (Rare Earth)
Savoy Brown – That Same Feelin’ – Raw Sienna (Parrot)
Pointer Sisters – We Can Make It (Blue Thumb)
Eugene Blacknell – Gettin’ Down (Soul Fire Reissue)
Joe Beats – Love Love Love (Good Foot Records)
Z. Z. Hill – Think People (MHR)
Joe Beats – Sleep or Bust (Good Foot Records)
Rufus Thomas – Do The Funky Chicken (Stax Records)
Joe Beats – Afternoon Connection (Good Foot Records)
Staple Singers – Be What You Are (Stax)

The Ass Gettin' Set
Non-Phixion – “Freestyle” (Serch Light)
Positively Black – Escape from Reality (Select)
MC Lyte and Postive K – I’m Not Having It (First Priority Music)

Soul Fu August 2, 2006

Instant Funk – Got My Mind Made Up – 12”(Salsoul)
Village Callers – Hector – 7” (Rampart)
Johnny Holiday – Nobody Loves Me But My Mama (Bold)
Willard Burton & The Funky Four – Funky In Here (Capitol)
Lee Shot Williams – Get Some Order (Shama)
Jesse Fisher – Super Funky Pt. 2 (Way Out)
Wisdom – What Cha Gonna Do About You (Adella)
Hank Jacobs – The World Needs Changin (Call Me)
Wisdom – Nefertiti (Adella)
Louis Chachere – The Hen Pt. 2 (Paula)
The Party Brothers – A & T’s Party (CanUSA)
Lee Shot Williams – Our Thing Is Through (Shama)
Johnny Holiday – I Feel So Dead and Cold (Bold)
Diamond – When It Pours It Rains-12”
Living Legends – Forces of Nature -12”
Company Flow – Patriotism – 12”
Kurious – I’m Kurious – 12”
Visionaries – Love (Hip Hop) – 12”
The Controllers – The Reaper – In Control
Camerson – Funk You (Mag)
Musique – In The Bush – Keep On Jump In

Soul Fu July 26, 2006

First up, some garage/psych rock…
Brass Monkey – Strange Days – Brass Monkey
Grand Funk Railroad – Nothing Is the Same – Closer to Home
Touch – We Feel Fine (Coliseum)
The Bare Facts – Bad Part of Town (Jubilee)
The Small Faces – I Feel Much Better (Immediate)
And then, it was time to get down to the funk…
Iron Knowledge – Showstopper (Tammy)
Sly and the Family Stone – Are You Ready – Dance to the Music
War – War Drums – War

…but because it was so damn hot we decided to play a bunch of jazz funk mellowness.
If – What Did I Say About the Box, Jack? – If
Don Scaletta Trio – York’s Sauna – Any Time… Any Groove
Jamey Aebersold – Mr. Super Hip – Nothin’ But Blues
Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express – Compared to What – Closer to It!
George Benson – Dance – Body Talk
Bobby Hutcherson – Ummh – San Francisco
Neely Plumb – The Days Do Not End – Taxi Driver
Eddie Henderson – Explodition - Sunburst
Buddy Rich – Paul’s Theme – A Different Drummer
And then Andy threw down three bangers…
Jackson 5 – Work In Day and Night
Dr. Octagon – Blue Flowers (Prince Paul’s Beautiful Mix)
Raekwon - Criminology
Mr. Dibbs – Ugly and Proud Part 5 – Ugly and Proud Vol. 3
CJ & Co. – Devil’s Gun (on 33 for that devil evil)
Brother Love – Mama’s Little Baby (Love’s Love)
Kenny Pierce – I Got the Hots for You

Oliver Sain – St. Louis Breakdown
Honey Drippers – Impeach the President

Thursday, July 13, 2006

July 12, 2006: with Ariano of Technicali

In Studio Appearance from Ariano of Technicali (

LD & Ariano have a new record out in stores titled “A Thin Line.” Grab it. It’s outstanding. It features an all-star line up of LA independent hip hop guests, including LMNO, Chali2na, Akil, Rhetmatic, and a whole lot more. Not to be slept on. LD brings the heat with classic boom bap beats and on-point cuts, while Ariano rhymes tight in the pocket and with a head full of positive consciousness.

Ariano stopped by the studio to speak with us about his new album, drop some unreleased radio exclusives you won’t hear anywhere else, and blessed us with some freestyles. For the first hour of the show we played a bunch of cuts off the new album, he also played an unreleased cut with Jack Johnson and another one with U God of Wu Tang clan. We rapped about life, music, (stayed away from too much politics), and generally had a great time. Much love to our brother Ariano. Thanks for coming by.

And after he left Andy and I played a bunch of funk and backpacker hip hop. ...for a change.
Jamey Aebersold – Long-Meter – Nothin’ But Blues
Ten Wheel Drive – Tightrope – Construction #1
Thelma Houston – Cheap Lovin’ – Sunshower
Z. Z. Hill – I Think I’d Do It (Hill)
Little Royal – Razor Blade (Trius)
Kool & the Gang – Kool & the Gang (De-Lite)
Parliament – Breakdown (Invictus)
Brother Love – Mama’s Little Baby (Loves Lovin’) (Music Merchant)
Donald Byrd – Change Makes You Want to Hustle – Byrd’s Best
Elektro 4 – Portrait of the City – Keystroke One
Ariano and Hochii – “Right Now” – 7”
7L & Esoteric / Mr. Dibbs Monster Mash up (With excess help from Mr. Dibbs)
Diverse – Explosive
Quincy Jones – Money Money Money - $
Power of Zeus – The Sorcerer of Isis – Power of Zeus
Iron Knowledge – Showstopper
The Community Choir – It’s Good to be like Jesus

Soul Fu July 5, 2006

Mystic Moods – Cosmic Sea (Warner Bros.)
J. T. Allen – Freeway Crowd (Crowbar/reissue)
G. Kerr Orchestra –Back Lash (All Platinum)
Anakondas – Wheedle’s Groove (BXI)
4th Coming – The Dead Don’t Die Alive (Alpha)
Gerry & the Georgettes – Quicksand (Hit)
Tony Mason – The Power of A Woman (RCA Victor)
Freddie Hughes – My Baby Came Back (Wee)
Millie McLaine – Found A Lover (Soulville)
Gloria Taylor – Loving You and Being Love By You (Silver Fox)
Tommy Willis – Night Train ’66 Style (Air Town)
Caesar Frazier – See-F (Eastbound)
Melvin Sparks – Judy’s Groove (Eastbound)
Lena Horne – Rocky Racoon (Skye)
Willie Smith – I Got A New Thing (Genuine)
Dave & Ansil Collins – Double Barrel (Big Tree)
Bar-Kays – Sang and Dance (Volt)
The Meters – Chicken Strut (Josie)
The Trend – Gotta Take It With You (Capitol)
Yellow Sunshine – Yellow Sunshine (Gamble)
The Champs’ Boy’s Orchestra – Tubular Bells (Janus)
Herbie Hancock – The Spook Who Sat By the Door (promo flexidisc)
Bill Deal and the Rhondells – Tuck’s Thems (Heritage)

The Ass Gettin' Set.
Each week Andy comes correct, but this week he was particularly on his game. He was jumping back and forth seamlessly between Funk, Golden Era, and Backpacker cuts. Nice stuff.
T LA Rock – Breaking Bells (Fresh)
Bob James – Take Me to the Mardi Gras (CTI)
Qwel – Not Impressed (Molemen Inc)
Mr. Lif – The Nothing (Nos Productions)
X-Clan – Fire and Earth (100%Natural)
Kool and the Gang – Summer Madness (Delite Records)
Gang Starr – You Know My Steez (Noo Trybe)

...and then I played a few last records to round out the night.
Big Daddy Kane – RAW (Cold Chillin’)
Dino & the Del Tones – Sticks and Stones (Cobra)
Michael Olatunji – Gin-Go-Lo-Ba (Columbia)
Everyday People – I Like What I Like (Rono)
Mongo Santamaria – Promised Land (Vaya)

Desert Heat Show with John Tripp - June 28, 2006

Well, as many of you who follow the fu know, I discovered a secret spot in the desert about a year and half ago. My man Manuel has a trailer parked on his property up on jacks. The thing is full front to back with records – most of which come from three different juke box distributors he bought out in the mid 90s. The records are in largely unsorted boxes and the music ranges from hundreds of copies of every Barbara Streisand record ever to a single copy of the 4th Coming’s “Dead Don’t Die Alive.”

After about 7 trips to his house to look through tens of thousands of 45s, we decided it was time to have an all desert heat show. John came over with a bunch of psych lps and some soul 45s, Andy brought the classic funk cuts, and I came with a random assortment of soul, funk and rock. We took turns putting down one track a piece. And this is the result. (I marked and E: for mine, J for John and … you guessed it A for Andy’s picks).

Tom Scott – Gotcha “Theme from Starsky & Hutch” (Epic) E
Quincy Jones – Theme from “Sanford and Son” (A&M) E
Consumer Rapport – Go On With Your Bad Self (Wing and A Prayer) E
Bill Black Combo – Turn on Your Love Light (Hi) E
Ace Cannon – Soul for Sale (Hi) E
Santa Esmeralda – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (Casablanca) E

... and then everybody made their way to the studio and things got started properly.
Supermax – World of Today (Atlantic) J
Unknown – Magic Is In the Air (white label) E
Fred Wesley & the JB’s – Doin’ It To Death (People) A
Jimi Hendrix – From This Day On (Spring Board) J
The First Theremin Era – The Barnabas Theme (Epic) E
Lou Pride – Phoney People (Gemco) A
The Heads –Day Tripper (Liberty) J
Sergio Mendes – For What It’s Worth (A&M) E
Quincy Jones – Summer in the City (A&M) A
The Racket Squad – Little Wing (Jubilee) J
The Sweet Marie – I Got That Feeling (Yard Bird) E
John Cougar – Jack & Diane (Riva) A
Finger Lickin’ Good – Give Me Time To Live (Adobe) J
Harold Alexander – Mama Soul (Flying Dutchman) E
The Beginning of the End – Funky Nassau (Atlantic) A
Herbie Mann – Unchain My Heart (A&M) J
Sweet Les – Sweet Potatoes, Collard Greens (P.I.P.) E
Otis Redding – Hard To Handle (Atco) A
Sandy Dennis – Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag (Imperial) J
The Soul Set – Flunky Flunky (BB) E
Eric Burdon and War – Magic Mountain (ABC) A
Dick Hyman – Booty Butt (Project 3) J
Ballin’ Jack – Found A Child (Columbia) E
The Four Chessman – Jif-Foam (Rondo Recorders) A
Bill Deal and the Rhondells – Tuck’s Theme (Heritage) J
Chackachas – Jungle Fever (Polydor) A
Raful Neal – You Don’t Love Me No More (Whit) J
Lou Reed – Walk on the Wild Side (RCA) A
Sly Slick and Wicked – Love Gonna Pack Up and Walk Out (Bad Boys) E&J

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Play List for June 21, 2006

No Andy, no Bobby D, just me tonight. Fortunately Andy kept me in stitches with WILD instant messages... I even learned how to use those silly emo-cons. Well here it is folks.

Kero One – Keep It Alive (Plug Label)
Emotions – Best of My Love (Columbia)
Johnny Otis – Don’t It Make you feel good (Jazz World)
Anakonda’s – Wheedle’s Groove (BXI)
Soul Controllers – Right On Brother, Right On (Cat)
Cecil Shaw – Practice What We Preach (Bil-Mar)
Momma and Poppa Rocking Family – Shop Around (Kent)
C.C.S. – Whole Lotta Love (rak)
20th Century – Hot Pants (Sky Disc)
Jean and Donella – Get Ready for that Day (Carrie)
Naomi Davis – 41st St. Breakdowne (Desco)
Johnny Otis – Watts Breakaway (Okeh)
Bo Hanson – The Black Riders (The Famous Charisma Label)
Sixtoo – Side T – Diesel Powered Compositions (Bully)
DJ Shadow – Dark Days (DJ Shadow)
Monica – Sunny (Toxsan)
Betty Adams – Too Much Goin On (Notes of Gold)
The Conservatives – Who Understands (Ebonic Sound)
Feddie Scott – (You) Got What I Need (Shout)
James and Bobby Purify – I’m Your Puppet (Bell)
Doc Oliver – Soul Popcorn (Janus)
Dickie Goodman – Friends (Rainy Wednesday)
Pretty Purdie – Funky Donkey (Date)

Then I spent a little quality time with one of my favorite Bay Area funk musicians, Mr. Marvin Holmes.
Marvin Holmes – Funky Mule (Boola-Boola)
Marvin Holmes – Ooh Ooh the Dragon Pt II (UNI)
Marvin Holmes – Find Yourself Pt I (Kimberly)
Marvin Holmes – Gimme Some Tonight (Brown Door)

St. Augustine – Papa De Love (Sound Way)
Deloris Ealy – Honeydripper (bootleg)
Cavaliers Unltd. – Soul Vein (Soul Tex)
Pick and Shovel – The Touch (Le Casver)
Bobby Byrd – I Know You Got Soul (King)
The Sister and Brothers – Yeah, You Right (UNI)
Manhattans – Back Up (Deluxe)

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Play List for June 14, 2006

Starting Things off with some crate digging classics...
Lyn Tait – Stepping Up (Randy’s)
Kay-Gees – Get Down – Keep on Bumping & Master Plan (Gang)
Hodges, James & Smith – Little By Little – Incredible (20th Century)
Odetta – Hit or Miss – Odetta Sings (Polydor)
Giorgio – Tears – Son of My Father (ABC Dunhill)
Giorgio – Lord Release Me – Son of My Father (ABC Dunhill)

Every once in a while, I try to weed my record collection of stuff that really isn’t worth keeping. This process inevitably unearths some gems I didn’t even realize that I had. The next few records come from my recent discoveries in my own crates.

Isley Brothers – Footsteps in the Dark – Go For Your Guns (TNeck)
Four Tops – Turn on the Light of Your Love – Keeper of the Castle (ABC Dunhill)
Average White Band – Love Your Life – Soul Searching (Atlantic)
Diana Ross – My Hero is a Gun – Mahogany (Motown)
Roberta Flack – Go Up Moses – Quite Fire (Atlantic)
Ralph Macdonald – Jam on the Groove – Sound of the Drum (Marlin)

The Ass Gettin' Set...
Cavaliers Unltd. – the Nasty (Cal Tex)
Boogie Down Productions – I’m Still #1 (Jive)
All the People – Cramp Your Style (AlphaOmega)
Dennis Coffey – Scorpio (Sussex)
7-11 – Strange Things (7-11)
Dyke & The Blazers – Funky Broadway (Original Sound)
Johnny Taylor – I Had A Fight With Love (Stax)
George Benson – Summer Wishes, Winter Greens – Bad Benson (CTI)
Promo – Denmark Style (Fondle ‘Em)

And now for some sister funk...
Nina Simone – Save Me (RCA)
Betty Adams – Make It Real (Notes of Gold)
Betty Harris – There’s A Break in the Road (SSS)

…and then Keynaan hooked me up.
The Showmen Inc – The Tramp (Now)
Soul Tornadoes – Go For Yourself (Burt)
Mad Dog and the Pups – Hip Squeeze (Magic City)
Maceo and all the Kings Men – A Funky Tale to Tell (Excello)

…and this is just some shit I dug up.
Frankie Hart – The Red Devil (Wilstone) …props to Mike Vague
Bobby Rush – Mary Jane (Galaxy)
Mystic Moods – Cosmic Sea (Warner Bros.)
Crusaders – Put it Where You Want it (Blue Thumb)
Barbara Mason – Keep Him (Arctic)
Tommie Young – Everybody’s Got A Little Devil in their Soul (Soul Power)
Tony Foxx – I’ve Been Searchin’ (Tri Spin)

Friday, June 16, 2006

Herbie Hancock off of a flexi-disc

This is a tasty little rarity. This comes off of a flexi-disc promo where Herbie Hancock is demonstrating the features of the at-the-time new Fender Rhodes electric piano. At the end of the second side, he graces us with a little commentary and then a nice long excerpt from the main theme to "The Spook Who Sat By The Door." For those of you into blaxploitation flicks, I highly reccomend Spook, if you can get a hold of a copy... but that's a story for another day.

  • Herbie Hancock "The Spook Who Sat By The Door"