Archive for the ‘funk’ Category

Segue Library Music Part 1

I was so psyched to get library music collector Segue into the studio for some super rare grooves. He collects nothing but the rarest gems from around the world.

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Segue Library Music Part 2

I was so psyched to get library music collector Segue into the studio for some super rare grooves. He collects nothing but the rarest gems from around the world.

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Breast Wishes Show Part One

I spun my friend Lexie’s Breast Wishes Fundraiser on October 9th at the CCA in Santa Fe. It was a great event with many people there to support new ways of approaching breast cancer therapy. She’s asked me to play sexy music for the event and this is what I came up with.

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Breast Wishes Show Part 2

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Afro Funk Soul and Daptone Part One

In preparation for my up and coming show with The Budos Band I did a Twisted Groove show reflecting some of what I might play on August 19th. It’s Afro Funk and Soul with loads of music from Daptone Records. Enjoy…

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Raja Haje – The Budos Band / III
He Upset Your Dreams – Hank Soulman Mullen / 45
Na Teff Know De Road To Teef – Pax Nicholas and the Nettey Family / Part One
Bullets Don’t Have Eyes – Eddie & Ernie / 45
Awareness Is What You Need – Monomono / Afrodeclic
What Can You Bring Me – Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Band / You’re So Beautiful

What More Can I Do? – Naomi Shelton and The Gospel Queens / What Have You Done My Brother?
Road Man – Marlone & Barnes and Spontaneous Simplicity / Freedom Serenade
My Lady Frustration – Fela Kuti and The Africa 70 / Fela Fela Fela
Hot Baby – Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu / Joystone
That Lady – The Isley Brothers / 3+3

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

From Buddy Bolden to Dumpstaphunk Part One


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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

REMEMBER TO CLICK BELOW ON THE BOTTOM LEFT FOR PART 2…. From Buddy Bolden to Dumpstaphunk Part Two

From Buddy Bolden to Dumpstaphunk Part Two


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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

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