Posts Tagged ‘funk’

Mardi Gras 2023

Tonight’s Twisted Groove is a Mardi Gras show for 2023. I play loads of deep tracks. Tunes from Eddie Bo, Prime Mates, Lee Dorsey, Ernie and the Top Notes Inc, Ben Spellman, Dixie Cups, Professor Longhair and a whole lot more. Play list coming soon…

Funk Groove Luv N’ Haight

Tonight’s Twisted Groove I play a bunch of Funk, Soul and Rare Groove. I dig deep into the Luv N’ Haight record catalog. I haven’t done enough Groove oriented shows recently so we’re going to adjust for that! I play tracks from Darondo, The Soul Surfers, Betty Davis, Overton Berry Ensemble, James Brown, Faye Marshall, Willie Wright, Nathan Davis, Funkadelic, Stevie Wonder and much more…


Darondo : Let My People Go : Let My People Go

Bosq : Bad For Me feat. Nicole Willis : single

The Soul Surfers : You Can Run (But You Can’t Hide) From My Love pt 1 & 2 : single

Betty Davis : Whorey Angel : Is It Love or Desire

Sputnik-1 : The Whole Earth : single

Cal Green : Trippin’ : Trippin’ The Groove Merchant Compilation


Willie Wright : Hello, Music People : Telling The Truth

Willie Wright Indian Reservation : Telling Truth

Monophonics : Foolish Love : In Your Brain

Apollis : What It Is Pt 1 & 2 : Bay Area Funk Vol 1

The O’Jays : When The World’s At Peace : Back Stabbers

Nathan David : New Orleans : The Best of Luv N’ Haight Vol One


James Brown : The Payback : The Payback

Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band: High As Apple Pie Slice 1 : Express Yourself

Funkadelic : America Eats It’s Young : America Eats It’s Young

The Us : Let’s Do It Today : Midwest Funk 45’s From Tornado Alley

Overton Berry Ensemble : Superstar : Feelin’ Good


Stevie Wonder : Do I Do : Musiqarium I

Sly & The Family Stone : Africa Talks To You : There’s A Riot Goin’ On

Faye Marshall : Goin Home ; ay Area Funk Vol 2

Bosq : Take Over feat. Kaleta : single

Afro Funk + Funk

Tonight’s Twisted Groove I play Afro Funk and Funk to celebrate Seun Kuti’s show last night! You will hear tracks from William Onyeabor, Lucky Brown, Brownout, Femi Kuti, Obibisa, Monophonics, Fela, Galactic, Antibalas, Ikebe Shakedown, Seun Kuti and a whole lot more…


Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 : Higher Consciousness : A Long Way To The Beginning

Brown Out : Fight The Power : Fear Of A Brown Planet

Galactic : Ash Wednesday Sunrise : Carnivale Electricos

Antibalas : The Ratcather : Antibalas Daptone 2012


Femi Kuti : Young Boy Young Girl : Stop The Hate

Monophonics : Promises : Sound of Sinning

Charles Bradley : Golden Rule: No Time For Dreaming

Cochemea / Chito’s Song : Vol II  Boca Sewa

Ikebe Shakedown : By Hook Or By Crook mix with Last Stand : Stone By Stone


Fela Kuti & Afrika Anikulap 70 : Ikoyi Blindness : Ikoyi Blindness

The Fire Solids / Lucky Brown : Argon : Mystery Road

Lucky Brown & The S.G.’s : Justice : Mesquite Suite


Bosq : Tumbalá feat. Tempo Alomar (Auntie Flo Remix): Tumbalá Remixes

Ocote Soul Sounds : Pau y Circo : Taurus

William Onyeabor : Body and Soul (Justin Strauss & Bryan Motte Remix) : Taurus

Ibibio Sound Machine : Sunray (Eyio) : Uyai

Oneohtrix Point Never : Zone Without People : Singe Rift

Robbie Shakespeare Is Dead

This week’s Twisted Groove I dedicate to Robbie Shakespeare who passed away this week. Sly and Robbie define parts of the 80’s for me so the show has that feel. The first set is all records recorded at Compass Point Studios where Sly and Robbie were the house rhythm section. The show then develops from there.



Grace Jones w/ Sly and Robbie : Love Is The Drug : Warm Leatherette

Talking Heads : Born Under The Punches (The Heat Goes On) : Remain In Light

Robert Palmer : Pride : Pride

Tom Tom Club : Lorelei : Tom Tom Club

Grace Jones w/ Sly and Robbie : Private Life (Dub Version) : The Compass Point Sessions


Roxy Music : Eight Miles High : Flesh and Blood

John Cale : In A Flood : blackAcetate

Phil Manzanera : Impossible Guitar : Primitive Guitar

801 : Lagrima > Tomorrow Never Knows : 801 Live


Sly and Robbie : Bass and Trouble : Language Barrier

Bill Laswell : Dystopia : Version 2 Version A Dub Transmission

Jah Wobble : Gone To Croatan : Heaven & Earth


Jerry Harrison : Worlds In Collision > The Red Night : The Red and The Black

King Crimson : The Sheltering Sky : Discipline

Adrian Belew :The Rail Song : Twang Bar King

Robert Fripp : Sometimes God Hides : The Youg Persons Guide To Discipline

Groove n Groovy

This week’s Twisted Groove I get Groove and Groovy. I pull a bunch from the way back machine including tracks we would play on the early 2000’s Twisted Groove. We end the show playing an all Daptone Records set. Track from Guru, Medeski Martin and Wood, Jimmy Smith, The Budos Band, The Meters, The Cinematic Orchestra, Sugarman 3, and a whole lot more




Jimmy Smith : Watermelon Man : Damn!

John Scofield w/MMW : A Go Go : A Go Go

The Meters : Chug Chug Chug-A-Lug : Cabbage Alley

The Isley Brothers : Ohio/Machine Gun : Givin’ Back


Medeski Martin and Wood : Satan’s Church Of Hypnotized Logic : Combustication Remix EP

Miles Davis : Rated X Jamie Myerson Remixed : Panthalassa The Remixes

The Cinematic Orchestra : Night Of The Iguana : Motion


Guru/Lonnie Liston Smith : Down The Backstreets : Jazzmatazz Vol 1

Herbie Hancock : You’ll Know When You Get There : Mwandish

Bob Moses : Suite Bahia : Visit With The Great Spirit

Sugarman 3 : Got to Get Back To My Baby : What The World Needs Now


Charles Bradley : Crazy For Your Love : Changes

Menahan Street Band : There Was A Man : The Exciting Sounds Of…

The Budos Band : Budonian Nights : Long In The Tooth

Cochemea : Seyewailo : All My Relations

Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens : Humble Me : Cold World

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings : Girl (You Got To Forgive Him) : Soul Of A Women

Antibalas : Hook & Crook : Where The Gods Are In Peace

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.




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


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


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


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

B3 and Other Groovy Gems

Tonight’s Twisted Groove was prompted by Dr. Lonnie Smith and Iggy Pop releasing the single cover of Sunshine Superman. I start with that single and mix in a bunch of B3 and other Groovy gems. Tracks from Jimmy Smith, Brian Auger, Beastie Boys, Monophonics, Bernie Worrell, Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia, Billy Preston, Groove Holmes, and more…




Dr Lonnie Smith w/ Iggy Pop : Sunshine Superman : single

Monophonics : Last One Standing : It’s Only Us

Brownout : Fight The Power : Fear Of A Brown Planet

Khruangbin : Time (You and I) : Mordechai

Abstract Orchestra : Dilla Mix 1 : Dilla


Jimmy Smith : Midnight Special : Midnight Special

Piotre Figiel : Sniadanie O Polnocy : Piotr

Brian Auger’s Oblivion Experess : Voices Of Other Times : Introspection

Dave Davani : Crazy ‘E’ : Fused! The Swinging Soul Sound Of Dave Davani

Beastie Boys : Groove Holmes : The Insound From Way Out!


Richard Groove Holmes : Groovin’ For Mr G : Comin’ On Home

Bernie Worrell : Y-Spy : Funk Of Ages

Billy Preston : Summertime : Live 1979

Merl Saunders/Jerry Garcia : My Funny Valentine : Live At Keystone


Dr Lonnie Smith : Son Of Ice Bag : Think

Silver Apples : The Owl : The Garden

Leon’s Creation : This Is The Beginning : This Is The Beginning

Monophonics : Sure Is Funky : In Your Brain

Lonnie Liston Smith : Desert Nights : Expansions

Black History Month Funk


This week’s Twisted Groove salutes Black History Month with a super Funky show.


Full Show


Funkadelic : One Nation Under A Groove: One Nation Under A Groove

Salt-N-Pepa : Shake Your Thing : A Salt With A Deadly Pepa

Afrika Bambaataa : Mind Control : Avenue A Presents… Something Else

Sly And The Family Stone : Babies Makin’ Babies (alt version) : Fresh

Prince : God (Vocal Version) : Purple Rain (Deluxe)

Smokey Roberson : Quiet Storm : A quiet Storm


Marvin Gaye : Inner City Blues (Make Me Want To Holler) : Live!

Betty Davis : Game Is My Middle Name : Betty Davis

Betty Wright : Clean Up Women : The Essentials

Booker T & The MGs : Mo’ Onions : Green Onions

Herbie Hancock : Fat Albert Rotunda : Fat Albert Rotunda

The Staple Singers : The Weight : Soul Folk In Action


James Brown : Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved : In The Jungle Groove

Billy Preson : Outa-Space : I want A Simple Song

The Temptations : Papa Was A Rolling Stone : Anthology

Edwin Star : War : War And Peace

Ohio Players : Fopp : Honey

MFSB : K-Jee : Universal


Isaac Hayes : Truck Turner : Truck Turner Soundtrack

Run-DMC : You Be Illin’ : Raising Hell

The Roots : Guns Are Drawn : The Tipping Point

Grandmaster Flash : White Line (Don’t Do It) long version : EP

Guru/Lonnie Liston Smith : Down The Backstreet : Jazzmatazz

Gil Scott-Heron : The Bottle : Winter In America

Lonnie Liston Smith And The Cosmic Echoes : Meditations (short edit) : Reflection Of A Golden Dream

Tramp Records Spotlight

This weeks show we feature releases from Tramp Records. Tramp Records is one of Germany’s tiniest but funkiest record labels. They release current bands, but also re-issue quality Rare Groove, Funk, Soul, Folk, Afrobeat, and Jazz.


Hour 1


Organic Pulse Ensemble : Attitude : Peace Chant/Raw, Deep and Spiritual Jazz Vol.3&4

Lucky Brown & The S.G.’s : Justice : Mesquite Suite

Silky Vincent Group : Dance : The Complete Hook Up Recordings

Roy Porter Sound Machine : Jessica : Generation

Eminent Stars : The Club/Tune In : Bumpin’ On

Natural Life : Natural Life : Peace Chant/Raw, Deep and Spiritual Jazz Vol.3&4

Afro-Blue Persuasion : Philadelphia Mambo : Live At Haight Levels Vol 1

Lucky Brown : Oxygquiste Corpse : Mystery Road


Hour 2


Mineral King : In Search Of The Magic Marker : Peace Chant/Raw, Deep and Spiritual Jazz Vol.3&4

Maxwell : Radiation Funk : Movements Vol 10

George Johnson Jr & The Mondells : That’s The Kind Of Man I Am : Gut Funky/The Best Of C.R.S. Records

Lucky Brown & The S.G.’s : Scavenge Patch Blues : Pecan Trees Speak To Each Other

Silky Vincent Group : Missing You : The Complete Hook Up Recordings

Mitzi Ross : Man Hunt : Gut Funky/The Best Of C.R.S. Records

The Eminent Stars: Mrs. Phillips : Praise Poems 7

Seeds Of Fulfillment : Tight Squeeze : Seads Of Fulfillment

Roy Porter Sound Machine : Generation : Generation

The Headliners : Little Sister Pt 1 : Movements Vol 10

The Zodiacs : Hey Rugh Nut : Gut Funky/The Best Of C.R.S. Records

Ubiquity Haight and Other Groovy Sounds Part One

This weeks Twisted Groove is super super fun and groovy groovy. I recently got a large order from Ubiquity/ Luv n Haight records and wanted to serve up some of it. This stuff is so vintage groovy and modern electronic. It was fun to mix it all together. There is also a few other gems dabbled through the two hours.

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Paradisco – Charlotte Gainsbourg / Stage Whisper

Emora (Dorian Concept) – The Clonius / Adroit Adventures

Nao Vacila (feat. Curuman) – Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra / World of Funk

Cantor de Mambo – Os Mutantes / Everything is Possible

Operation Feed Yourself – Sons and Daughters Of Lite / Let The Sun Shine In

NuTones (Mathew Dear Mix) – Nomo / EP



In Your Brain – Monophonics / In Your Brain

Done Deal – Orgone / Killion Vaults

Laughing Jockey – Clutchy Hopkins / The Storyteller

Think (About It) fen. – The Lions fea. Noel Something / Choice Vol. I EP

Accelerate – Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra / World of Funk

Thunder Sounds – Connie Pace & The Keystones feat. Perceep / EP

Ubiquity Haight and Other Groovy Sounds Part Two

This weeks Twisted Groove is super fun and groovy. I recently got a large order from Ubiquity/ Luv n Haight records and wanted to serve up some of it. This stuff is so vintage groovy and modern electronic. It was fun to mix it all together. There is also a few other gems dabbled through the two hours.

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Thunder Sounds – Connie Price & The Keystones / EP

Brawling Broads–Roy Ayers / Coffy Soundtrack

Uptight – Nancy Wilson / Soul Groove!

Get In A Hurry – Eugene Blackwell / We Can’t Take Life For Granted

The Only Change – Mike James Kirkland / Doin’ It Right

Why She Had To go – Burning Desire / Searching For Soul

Share Your Love (With The Maker) – Sensational Five Singing / Born Again Funk

Packin’ Up – Darando / Legs EP

Who’s Gonna Save The World – Father’s Children / Born Again Funk?



Ascalvo Y Amo – The Echocentrics / Sunshadows

Matanza – Orgone / Califever

A Phase Shifter I’m Going Through – Lord Newborn & The Magic Skulls (Money Mark, Shawn Lee) / Lord Newborn & The Magic Skulls

Foolish Love – Monophonics / In Your Brain

Invisible Cities – Nomo /InvisibleCities

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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