Fun and More Fun

Tonight’s Twisted Groove I play a bunch of fun and funky music. Tracks from Menahan Street Band, Femi Kuti, Bosq, The Last Poets, Funkadelic, Pop Staples, Cassowary, and a whole lot more.

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FULL SHOW

ARTIST : TRACK : ALBUM

Arnie Love & The Lovettes : Stop and Make Up Your Mind : Eccentric Disco (Numero Group)

The Screaming Gypsy Bandits : Junior : In The Eye (Numero Group)

Menahan Street Band : Devils Respite : The Exciting Sound Of (Daptone Records)

Femi Kuti : Young Boy/Young Girl : Stop The Hate

Sabata : Man For My Lady : Eccentric Disco

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Budos Band : Mierda De Toro : Long In Th e Tooth Daptone Records)

Jon Batiste : We Are feat. St. Augustine High School Marching 100

Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra : French Connexion : Pulsion (Ubiquity)

Bosq : Bad For Me : Celestial Strut (Ubiquity)

The Last Poets For The Millions : Transcending

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The Five Solids (Lucky Brown) : Argon : Mystery Road (Tramp Records)

Herb Crawford Jazz Ensemble : Title Town : Movements Vol 10 (Tramp Records)

L.A.B. : All I Know : L.A.B. III

Funkadelic : A Joyful Process : American Eats It’s Young

Parliament Funkadelic : Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On : Hanger East Newburg NJ 1976

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Mavis Staples : Slippery People : Live In London

Pop Staples : No News Is Good News : Don’t Lose This

Executive Suite : Why In The World Do They Keep On (Funk’in With Me) : Disco Demands

Antibalas : The Ratcatcher : Antibalas (Daptone Records)

Weeland and The Urban Soul Collective : Push You Back : The Soul Revolution

Cassowary : Price Went Up : Cassowary

Badass Females

Tonight’s Twisted Groove celebrates Women’s History Month. Pretmoble helped me create this two-hour show of Badass Females.

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FULL SHOW

ARTIST : TRACK : ALBUM

Haley Mills : Lets Get Together : The Parent Trap

The Linda Lindas : Monica : The Linda Lindas EP

Janis Joplin : To Love Somebody : I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Mama

Le Tigre : TKO : single

Nice As Fuc@ : Cookie Lips : N.A.F.

Blondie : Rapture : Rapture EP

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Sinead O’Connor : Mandinka : The Lion & The Cobra

Bonnie Raitt : Burning Down The House : Live

Beth Orton : Ooh Child : The Other Side of Daybreak

Liz Phair : Never Said : Exile In Guyville

Lucinda Williams : Straight To Hell : single

PJ Harvey : Dress : Live

Neko Case : Hex : Live From ACL

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The Linda Lindas : Rebel Girl : Moxie

X-Ray Spex : Bondage Up Yours : single

The Regrettes : Fox On The Run : AV Undercover

Pretenders : Precious : Pretenders

Exene/Ol 97’s : Four Leaf Clover : Too Far To Care

Hazaldine : Summer Wine : How Bees Fly

Nancy Sinatra : Ladybird : Nancy & Lee

Linda Ronstadt : Tumbling Dice : Live

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Nina Simone : Feeling Good : single

The Raincoats : Lola : The Raincoats

Wye Oak : Strangers : AV Undercover

Dusty Springfield : Spooky : single

Stereolab : Barock-Plastic : Electrically Possessed (Switched On Volume 4)

Staple Singers : I’ll Take You There : Be Altitude/Respect Yourself

Neneh Cherry : Buffalo Stance : Raw Like Sushi

Donna Summer : Last Dance Extended : Last Dance

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

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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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III
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

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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

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Boston Marathon – Gary Burton / Good Vibes

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.

http://www.ubiquityrecords.com/shop/categories/Music/Label/Luv-N%27-Haight

http://www.numerogroup.com

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/ahmet-ertegun/atlantic-records/97/

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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
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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

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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
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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.

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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

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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
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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

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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