Sunday, 26 September 2010

Autumn mix up

This is something I put together the other night. A spontaneus process ending up in a fairly varied mix ranging from funky & folky; soul, rock, psych and even som Dilla. 
  • Steve Davis - It's all because she's gone 
  • Chris Harwood - Wooden ships
  • Air - Mr. Man
  • Tunng - Tale from black
  • Stereolab - Metronomic underground
  • J Dilla - Workinonit
  • Wilson Deirdre Tabac - Get back
  • Colosseum - Elegy
  • People - Glastonbury
  • Placebo - Humpty Dumpty
  • Dorothy Ashby - Soul vibrations
  • Darrow Fletcher - Now is the time for love (Pt. 2)
  • Trevor Dandy - Is there any love
  • Milt Matthews - It ain't your fault
  • Michael Franks - Born with the moon in virgo
  • Nancy Priddy - You've come this way before

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Saturday, 25 September 2010

Hip ain't what it used to be

I think this might be the official week for Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew" 40th anniversary. I'm not a massive fan, I've got the odd record. Though the "Someday my prince will come" was one of the first LP's I bought when I seriously started to get into jazz. Previously I had some Hancock records and the sort of jazz stuff you just 'wanted' in your collection. But this was the time when I really started to feel the music and I remember Recordmania was the place for the actual purchase.
This particular track, a fantastic modal piece, has always been a favourite since. Without knowing the history in detail I'm guessing this is a tribute to his longtime producer Teo Macero. For those of you who hasn't checked Miles' autobiography- it's great read. I haven't tried the Bitches Brew beer yet, but I'm sure it has been produced with a lot of care. Cin cin!

Miles Davis - Teo

Friday, 17 September 2010

Alicia Myers - I want to thank you

A really nice and strong soul/gospel number from Alicia Myers. Also check 'You get the best from me' by her.

Alicia Myers - I want to thank you (320)

Sunday, 12 September 2010

General Lee - We did it baby (Pt. 1)

This is pure gold on 7". Heartmelting, spaced out, mellow soul from the man General Lee and his Space Army Band. This reminds a bit of Roy Ayers, which always is a good thing. I also put it on a mix over here (check if you haven't).
Hope you dig!

General Lee - We did it baby (Pt. 1) [320]

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Percy Faith - First Light

I remember hearing this at David Holmes excellent Essential Mix back in 98' (I believe). 'First Light' originally written and arranged by my favourite Freddy Hubbard, here performed by Percy Faith. At the time when looking for this, when there where no Discogs and such, all I found was various cheezy easy listening records.This one - the LP Corazon from 73' might still be one of those, but it gots this killer version.