Sunday, 29 May 2011

Jimmy McGriff - Tailgunner

Jimmy McGriff is an old jazz cat and organist with loads of releases on labels like Groove Merchant and Blue Note amongst others. And like many jazzers he went a bit disco-ish in the late seventies. This certainly have a cheesy moment or two, but wait till you get to the breakdown. Then we're talking breaks on an another level, and add some of Jimmy's organ skills to that. One for the serious jazz disco heads.
Check & enjoy!

Jimmy McGriff - Tailgunner (192)

Saturday, 28 May 2011

RIP Gil Scott Heron

Nowadays news travels really fast. Unfortunately the first news this morning was about the passing of Gil Scott Heron. Truly one of the greatest, a genuine legend. Looking back on his work, there's so much fantastic and timeless music. This song is one I've been playing a lot recently.
Peace go with you brother.

Gil Scott Heron - Lady Day And John Coltrane 

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Kamal Abdul Alim - Brotherhood

Back to the jazz, straight into some heavy dance stuff from Kamal Abdul Alim or Kamal and the brothers in 'Brotherhood'. It's off the 1988 LP 'Dance' on Stash, which possibly could be their only relese. I don't know. However, this one is certainly something to look for if you like your jazz dance stuff or are drawn to the more adventures side of dj'ing. Check out the 'Al Nafs' track too. 
That's it, hope you dig!

Kamal Abdul Alim - Brotherhood (192)

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Francois K

I came across this interview with the legendary Francois Kevorkian and as this blog somehow is about production, re-production of knowledge, on and about music, I'll share it with you. 
So listen and learn!
  Fran├žois Kevorkian Audio Interview 20.08.09 by djmixes

Kenny Rankin - I was born

I quite recently found out about Kenny Rankin and obtained 2 LP's quickly. Nothing ellusive, not costing you more than a pint or two. Perfect. "I was born" is off the "Like a seed" LP and got the jazzy, folky, rocky elements that i'm into. 
Actually very nice - check it out! 
As we're at it, the other LP I'm talking about is "Silver morning". I'm especially digging "In the name of love" for more of the folky stuff. For those of you who can't get enough of versions of "Berimbeau", it's there too.
Go Kenny!

Kenny Rankin - I was born (192)

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Diana Ross - Brown baby

Aaaah, this is such a sweet tune. The strings and all. Diana Ross at her best in 'Brown baby'. This rip is off the 'Touch me in the morning' LP, where it's part of a medley. Not that it has been much of concern, but i've always wondered if it's available anywhere else, as a 45 or LP track?

Diana Ross - Brown baby (192)

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Michael Kiwanuka - Tell Me A Tale

This is some stuff that I heard recently recently. At the time I couldn't tell if it was new or old, having that retro sounding production. Though this is some new is*t from a 23(!) year old cat - Michael Kiwanuka. His first EP is due in June, which I certainly got under my radar now. Check it out - it's great! 
This also reminds me that I need to go back to the jazz a bit more, Lately it's been all about the disco and such. It's not a bad thing, but you know what they say about jazz being the teacher. So, stay tuned!
Update: Buy the 10" vinyl here.
 Michael Kiwanuka - Tell Me A Tale by Stayloose

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Heat up, Cool down

Nicolette Larson - Lotta love

How about some Neil Young?! 
This sweet, little disco number is actually written by Neil Young. Performed by Nicolette Larson and this 12" version, slightly discofied by Jim Burgess.
Not much more to say really, I hope you like as much as I do.

Nicolette Larson - Lotta love (196)