Sunday, 27 March 2011

Inner city blues - Paul Lewis

Here's a solid, slightly left of center, version by Paul Lewis of Marvin's 'Inner city blues'. The 12" also has a fine take on Eddie Kendricks' 'Girl, you need a change of mind'. For the Idjut Boys fans there's an edit of 'Girl, you need a change of mind'. 
Hope you dig!

Inner city blues - Paul Lewis (192)

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Pointer Sisters - Don't it drive you crazy

Another reminder for one those LP tracks that are so easy to foresee and forget about. Classy rare grooves from Pointer Sisters in 'Don't it drive you crazy'. It's off the 'Having a party' LP, a really easy find, neither costing more than a take away coffee.

Pointer Sisters - Don't it drive you crazy (192)

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Ronnie Dyson - All Over Your Face

Back to the boogie! 
This one has been a big spin recently; Ronnie Dyson's 'It's all over my face'. Classic John Morales & Sergio Munzibai sounds. Actually it was a friend of my who pulled it out on a recent night we were playing together with the consequence that I had to step out on the floor and have a swing with a big grin on my face. I've had my own copy for quite some time, but it has mostly been lying around and now when hearing it in the right context again; it's gonna come along for forthcoming boogie sessions. And certainly getting the plays it deserves.
On a more personal note, I'm glad I've created a local alliance with some other heads. It just prooves the importance of the social aspect of the musical interest. Obviously dj'ing and playing out is all about interaction with people, but being able to sit down and have a coffee and talk about whatever musical nerdery  you want is fantastic. Living in a place where I share musical references with quite a few, this has been something I've missed for quite some time. 
And this is what we've going down to - Salute!

Ronnie Dyson - All Over Your Face (192)

Friday, 11 March 2011

Milton Nascimento - Para Lennon Et McCartney

It's been while since last proper post. Too exhausted and actually an overload of music, too much playing for the past months. As much as I like playing out, I need to keep on fairly reasonable level. I need to build up a hunger for the music, avoiding going into routine. Doing both Fridays and Saturdays is therefore a bit risky. 
Anyway, it's slower now, which is good.
Following on the Brasilian tip since a few weeks back. Here you get a true classic from one of the greatest ambassadors of Brasilian music. Para Lennon et McCartney by Milton Nascimento off his self titled LP. Just a great track, nice to pull out and drop whenever there's room for some quality audio.
Classic stuff!

Milton Nascimento - Para Lennon Et McCartney (320)

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Reggae Britannia

Ooooh, been really busy for the past time. Not much energy for new posts. But here's another quick one. A fine documentary from BBC on the sociocultural role of caribbean music in the UK, mixing musical genres and ethnicities.