Afro Funk Soul and Daptone Part Two

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Fela’s Riff – Talking Heads / Remain In Light (remastered)
House In Motion – Talking Heads / Remain In Light (remastered)
Regiment – Eno/Byrne / My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
Johannesburg – Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson / From South Africa To South Carolina
Take It As It Come – Sugarman 3 & Co / Pure Cane Sugar

Heavy Heavy Heavy – Geraldo Pino / Heavy Heavy Heavy
When I come Home – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings/ 45
Drift Away – Dobie Gray / Drit Away
Ku Mi Da Hankan – The Elcados / Psychedelic Afro Funk
Tired Of Fighting – Menahan Street Band / Make The Road By Walking

Boston Marathon – Gary Burton / Good Vibes

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I was excited when Crawford Malone offered to help me with this week’s Twisted Groove. My plan was to do a Mardi Gras special and have done them in the past but to have his knowledge and expertise was a pleasure. Crawford grew up down there and has a vast knowledge of the culture and music. He expounds on many facts throughout this show. It’s a great listen…

Dippermouth Blues – King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band/ Sony Music 100 Years: Jazz

Shake That Thing – Kid Ory / The Ultimate Jazz Archive 9:Kid Ory

Do You Know What I Means To Miss N… – Louis Armstrong / Falling In Love With Louis Armstrong

Maple Leaf Rag (Morton Style)– Jelly Roll Morton / The Library Of Congress Recordings: J…

Woman That I Love – Little Brother Montgomery / Little Brother Montgomery (1930-1954)

Don’t You Make Me High – Blue Lu Barker / Women Blues Singers (1928-1969)

Going Back To Louisiana – Champion Jack Dupree / The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions

My Babe (Single Version) – Little Walter / Blues – Gold

Louisiana – Percy Mayfield / Louisiana Gumbo

Iko Iko – The Dixie Cups / Chapel of Love

Ain’t That A Shame – Fats Domino / Greatest Hits” Fats Domino – Walking…

Carnival Time – Al Johnson / New Orleans Party Classics

It’s Your VooDoo Working – Charles Sheffield / Louisiana Gumbo

It’s Raining – Irma Thomas / Soul Queen Of New Orleans

Down Homegirl – Alvin Robinson / New Orleans Party Classics

Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky – Allan Toussaint / From A Whisper To A Scream

Lazy River – Louis Prima / Collector’s Series

Big Chief (Part 1) – Professor Longhair / New Orleans Party Classics

African Gumbo – James Booker / The Lost Paramount Tapes

St. James Infirmary – Dr. John / N’Awlinz Dis Dat or D’udda

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Look-Ka Py Py – The Meters / The Very Best Of The Meters

Voodoo – Neville Brothers / Yellow Moon

Bayou Girl – Buckwheat Zydeco / Five Card Stud

(I Feel Like) Bustin’ Loose – Rebirth Brass Band / Ultimate Rebirth Brass Band

Bone Up – Bonerama / Live From New York

Tenderiffic – Cool Bone / Brass Vibes

Rebel Rock – Soul Rebels / No More Parades

It’s Real (Lack Of Afro Remix) – Hot 8 Brass Band / Shapes 08:02

Cineramascope – Galactic feat. Trombone Shorty / Ya-Ka-May

Mutha Funk Y’all – Papa Grows Funk / Shaken

Can’t Get Enufa Dat Funky Stuff – Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews / Orleans & Claiborne

Hendrix to Miles Part 2

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Perspective From A Slow Spin – Him / Many In High Places Are Not Well
The New Deal – Gil Scott Heron / The Mind Of Gil Scott Heron
Bending New Corners – Erik Truffaz / Reviste’
Gemini Double Image – Miles Davis / Live Evil
Hoops And Mallets – The Art Of Noise / Legs EP

Night Of The Iguana (edit) – The Cinematic Orchestra / Motion
The Moog and Me – Dick Hyman / The Electric Eclectics
Alfie – Dick Hyman / The Age Of Electronicus
Moonlight Sonata – Mike Hankinson / The Unusual Classical Synthesizer
Boston Marathon – Gay Burton / Good Vibes

La Raza – Luis Gasca / Luis Gasca

Funk Stuff

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The Underground – Curtis Mayfield / Superfly (25th Anniversary Deluxe Ed.)
Palm Grease – Herbie Hancock / Thrust
You’re Messing Up My Mind – Albert Washington / Westbound Funk
Funky World Part 1 – Silky Vicent / WB 159
I’ll Bet You – Funkadelic / WB 150

Don’t Break – The Healer / African Roots
Tighten Up Tighter – Billy Ball And The Upsetters / Funky 16 Corners
Funky Runthrough Pt 1 & 2 – The Poets Of Rhythm / Practice What You Preach
Never Ever Do Without – Chocolate Milk / Chocolate Milk
My Momma And My Poppa – Darondo / Let My People Go
Poker – Max B / Max B

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2,000 Blacks Got To Be Free – Fela Kuti And Roy Ayers / Music Of Many Colors
Good Noose, Bad Noose – Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra / Fuss and Fight

Too Hot To Hold – Ike And Tina Turner / Get It Together
I Am Somebody Pt 1 & 2 – Johnnie Taylor / One Step Beyond
Mama Didn’t Lie – Black Nasty / Funky Funky Detroit
Color – LA Carnival / Cold Heat
You’ve Been Chose – The Propositions / Funky Disposition

Undisco Kid – Funkadelic / Tales Of Kid Funkadelic
Dancing Room Only – Harvey Scales / Hot Foot

Funk Soul Rare Groove

I recently invested in a large vinyl order from Luv n Haight records.   I also have been subscribing to the Numero Groups record subscription and have received some real cool records from them recently.  Both these label release very obscure and wonderful music.  Much of it in the funk, soul and rare groove vein.  I also recently watched an amazing documentary about Ahmet Ertegun called “The House That Ahmet Built”.  A very forward thinker, Ahmet built Atlantic Records by focusing on a vision of the future of music that was rock and roll, soul and funk.  He possessed great intelligence and insight in identifying and releasing great soul music.  With all of that inspiration, this week’s Twisted Groove features a bunch of rare groove, soul and funk from all the above sources among many others.  It is a super fun show. It is outta sight and dynomite.

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Stargazer – Ray Barretto / Can You Feel It?
She’s A Burglar – Howard Tate / Howard Tate
Crumbs From The Table – The Young Disciples / Eccentric Soul
My World Tumbles Down – The Patterson Singers / The Patterson Singers
Sinner Man – Gospel Supremes / Local Customs: Down River Revival
I’ll Be Around – The Spinners / Soul Train Super Tracks
Young, Gifted and Black – Aretha Franklin / Young, Gifted and Black
I’m Thankful (Part 1) – Spanky Wilson & The Quantic Soul Orchestra / I’m Thankful
I’m So Thankful Lucky 13 Radio Spot – Eugene Blacknell/ We Can’t Take Life For Granted
Get In A Hurry – Eugene Blacknell/ We Can’t Take Life For Granted
Something’s Different (long edit) – The Propositions / Funky Disposition
Ain’t No Woman – Four Tops / Soul Train Super Tracks
Back To Funk – Robert Lowe / Searching For Soul
Lord Help Me – Amnesty / Free Your Mind
I Can Deal With That – Doc Edwards / Searching For Soul
Funky Stuff – Kool & The Gang / Soul Train Super Tracks

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Midnight Train To Georgia – Gladys Knight & The Pips / Soul Train Super Tracks
Sugar Daddy Part 1 – Betty Padgett / Betty Padget
In The Bamboo Grove – The Bamboos / Slip It Up
Ashamed – Black Merda / Black Merda
Let Them Knock – Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights
Up From The South – The Budos Band / The Budos Band

James Brown Medley (“I Made A Mistake/Lowdown Popcorn” edit) –The Apollo Commanders / Cold Heat
Soul Buster Pt. 1 – The Mighty Imperials / Thunder Chicken
Party On 4th Street – Black Nasty / Funky Funky Detroit
I’m Hungry – Johnny Morisette / Super Cool California Soul 2
I Am Somebody – Johnny Taylor / One Step Beyond
Miss Lucifer’s Love – Funkadelic / America Eats It’s Young

Michael Jackson is Dead

This weeks Twisted Groove is a soul filled show inspired by the passing of Michael Jackson. Sadly only the second half of the show survived…. technology eat the first half.

Working Day and Night – Michael Jackson/ Off The Wall
Dancing Machine – The Jackson 5 / The Motown Story The First 25 Years
Papa Was A Rolling Stone – The Temptations / The Motown Story
Love Machine – The Miracless / The Motown Story
Keep On Truckin – Eddie Kendricks / The Motown Story

The Rumble – Dolemite / The Soundtrack
Stop Look Listen – Primevil / Bay Area Funk 2
The Same Old Song – Lomont Dozier / The Same Old Song
Let It Flow – Glass House / The Same Old Song
Ain’t That Peculier – Jim Gilstrap / The Same Old Song
Love And Affection – Ike White / California Soul
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough – Michael Jackson / Off The Wall

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I’ve Been Born Again – Johnnie Taylor / Super Taylor
Trying To Make Ends Meet – Earl English & The Apaches / Midwest Funk Funk 45 From Tornado Alley
Sweet Lucy – The Propositions / Funky Disposition
Sing A Simple Song – Tomorrow’s Children / Messin’ With Sly
Your Momma Wants You Back – Betty Davis / They Say I’m Different
The Sound of Taurus – The Turner Brothers / Act I

Woman Woman – Johnny Bristol / Hang On In There Baby
Big Bird – Eddie Floyd / The Complete Stax Singles Volume 9
Take Me To The River – Al Green / Explores Your Mind
Bump and Hustle Music – Tommy Stewart / Tommy Stewart
Be – The Last Poets / Delights of The Garden
Highland Street Hustle – Stiff (Quincy Jones and Bill Cosby) / The New Mixes

Mardi Gras New Orleans and Daptone

Since it was Fat Tuesday this week I decided to do a show with a bunch of New Orleans music. I also got a load of records in the mail from Daptone Records so I played a bunch of their music in the second set. If you haven’t heard Daptone’s stuff you need to.

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Set I
Professor Longhair, Al Johnson, Olympia Brass Band, Dixie Cup, The Meters, Gentleman June Gardner, Harry “Piano” Smith, Alan Toussaint, Danny White, Betty Harris and Lee Dorsey, Robert Parker, Dr. John, The Wild Magnolia, The Meters, Eddie Bo, Cyril Neville, Explosions, Mary June Hooper, Chuck Carbo, Ernie K Doe, Eddie Bo

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Set II

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Dr John, Clifton Chenier, Queen Ida, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The Poets Of Rhythm, Sugarman 3 and Company, The Mighty Imperials featuring Joseph Henry, Menahan Street Band, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Ebony Rhythm Band, (Ingfried Hoffmann) Memphis Blue, Larry Young’s Fuel, Gary Burton

A Look Into Rare Funk Goodness

This was a prerequisite Twisted Groove radio set to my Valentines gig at Second Street Brewery. A look into rare funk goodness.

Willie and the Magnificents, Illinois Connection, Perfect Circle, Wylie Trass, Marvin Holmes and the Uptights, The Unforgettables, The Proposition, Betty Davis, Warm Excursion, Tommy Stewart, Dolemite

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Lew Jiggs Kirton, Jacko Peake, Lee fields, Lafayette Afro Rock Band, Arthur Young, Sharpshooter, Jimmy Graham, Bobby Byrd, Roy Ayers, George Freeman, Mongo Santamaria, Prince Lasha and Sonny Simmons

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The Funky President Show

The Funky President Show is a groovin show inspired by our new president.  We all hope he can make Change.

Set I

James Brown, Smoggs, Smokey Brooks, The Overlaps, Sign of the Vibration, Ironing Board Sam, Aretha Franklin

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Set II

Stevie Wonder, War, Ike and Tina Turner, James Brown and Afrika Bambaataa, Sly and the Family Stone, Curtis Mayfield, The Propositions, Appollis, Billy Joe Holloman, Funkadelic

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Meant to air on January 24th but because of confusion at the station aired February 7th 2009

Spinifex iQ Magazine Mixology Live DJ set 10.23.08

Related imageHere is a live set I did for Local iQ Magazine Mixology at the Monta Vista Fire Station Pub in Nob Hill.  It is a long and varied set.  Starting out loungey and getting more dancey as it goes and there is even a bit of R&R thrown in.  It’s a very fun set…

Tortoise, Carla Bruni, Serge Gainsbourg….
Disc I

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Disc II

Ray Charles, Meters, Sly and the Family Stone, Billy Paul, Darondo, James Brown, War

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Disc III

Rick James, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, Hot Chocolate, James Brown, Rolling Stones, David Bowie….

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Disc IV
The Clash, Fela, James Brown, DFA, XTC

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