Sunday, 5 April 2009

Serious Funk

Put together for a party

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Mandrill - Universal Rhythms
Soil& Pimp Sessions - Makuroke
The Herbaliser - Shattered Soul
The Souljazz Orchestra - Insurrection
James Brown - Give it up or turn it loose (remix)
Fred Wesley & The JBs - Make me what you want me to be
Soil & Pimp Sessions - Funky Goldman
Arthur Adams - Do what cha doin
A Taste of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie
Gap Band - Baby Baba Boogie
Smokey Robinson - Get Ready
Rose Royce - Car Wash
The Unemployed - The Funky Song
Odyssey - Going back to my roots
Lonnie Liston Smith - Explorations

Covers Session

I was inspired by a conversation we had at work about the Easy Star All Stars covers albums so I put together some covers I've got.

1. Pleasure Beach - Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
Hammond organ wonder

2. Lord Sitar - I Am The Walrus (The Beatles)
Does what it says on the tin

3. Mongo Santamaria - Green Onions (Booker T and the MGs)
More organ delights

4. Creedence Clearwater Revival - The Night Time is the Right Time (Ray Charles)
The Dude would be proud

5. King Curtis - Whole Lotta Love (Led Zep)
The amazing King Curtis on Sax, from the live album

6. John Schroeder - Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (James Brown)
The organ keeps coming back

7. Creative Source - Who Is He and What Is He To You (Bill Withers)
A classic cover of a classic song, so good the full 11 minute version is here.

8. Hot 8 Brass Band - Sexual Healing (Marvin Gaye)
A brilliantly fun cover!

9. D'Angelo - Get Up, Sex Machine (James Brown)
And who's that on vocals? Tom Jones what?!

10. Prince - Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
The funk is definately here, listen to that Larry Graham bass!

11. Amp Fiddler - Too High (Stevie Wonder)
From Prince's former keyboardist. Produced by Detroit master Carl Craig.

12. Lewis Taylor - Everyone Here Wants You (Jeff Buckley)
The great British Soul man covers a great song.

13. Waldeck - This Isn't Maybe (Chet Baker - This is Always)
Chilled out bass line.

14. Nostalgia 77 ft. Alice Russell - Seven Nation Army (Grant Phabao Remix)
Dub Reggae from a great collaboration

15. Jay Mitchell - Mustang Sally (Mack Rice)
You'll definately know the Wilson Pickett version. This 13 minute monster is my
all time favourite cover, what an extended bass and drums performance.Let the
drummer ride!!


Some serious groove.

1. 24 Carat Black - Mother's Day
2. The Rebirth - Walk Talkin Mizell (until we meet again)
3. Ester Phillips - I'll hope you will be very unhappy without me
4. Michael Orr - Spread Love
5. Latimore - Sweet Vibrations
6. Gap Band - Shake
7. Brass Construction - Get Up and Get Down
8. Kleeer - Tonight
9. Positive Force - We Got The Funk
10. Donna Summer & Giorgio Moroder - On the Radio
11. Mandrill - I refuse to smile
12. The Ramsey Lewis Trio - People Make the World Go Round
13. Freddie Hubbard - Povo


all about the bass

1. Intro - Jurassic 5 - This is
2. Kyoto Jazz Massive - The Habit ft DJ Krush
3. Blackalicious - First In Flight
4. Dead Prez -You'll Find a Way
5. Meat Beat Manifesto - Supersoul
6. Viktor Duplaix - Looking for Love (Bugz In The Attic remix)
7. Atjazz - Its Complete
8. Kyoto Jazz Massive - Souffles H (St Club mix)
9. Les Rhythm Digitales - From Disco To Disco
10. Meat Beat Manifesto - Dynamite Fresh
11. Moloko - Forever More (Fancois K vocal mix)
12. Underworld - Two Months Off
13. Boards of Canada - Aquarius
14. Funki Porcini - The Great Drive By

Straight Funk

straight funk

1. Fred Wesley & The JBs-Blow your head
2. Prince-Jelly Jam
3. Prince-So Fine
4. Pleasure-Glide
5. Sea Level-Fifty Four
6. Bar Kays-Open your heart
7. Starvue-Body Fusion
8. James Mason-Sweet power your embrace
9. Sylvia Striplin-Give me your love
10. Salsoul Orchestra-How high ft Cognac
11. Arthur Adams-That's the way you move
12. Mystic Moods Orchestra-Cosmic Sea

Surf Rock

Instrumental surf rock this time

1. The Continental Four-Scramble
2. The Dissonaires-Blitzkrieg
3. The Gamblers-Moon Dawg!
4. Frankie Gem-Crystal Rock
5. Dominic & The Dominos-Dominic's Inferno
6. The Chancellor's-Jam
7. Pilt Down Five-The Tick
8. The New 'E'-Highminded
9. Blue Magoos-Tobacco Road
10. Lord Sitar-I can see for miles
11. Hugo Montenegro and his orchestra-Moog Power
12. Dom Salvador E Banda Abolicao-Guanabara
13. Larry Young-Alive
14. King Curtis& The Noble Men-Beach Party
15. The Vectors-Downhill
16. Piltdown Men-Night Surfin'
17. Muddy Waters-Everything gonna be alright

Sweet Soul

Some more sweet soul to make you smile.

Raphael Saadiq - Keep Marchin
Jay Mitchell - I am the man for you you baby
Prince - I wanna be your lover
Marvin Gaye - Heavy love affair
Mark Rae - Medicine
Stretch - Why did you do it
Raphael Saadiq - Love that girl
Al Green - love and happiness
Rose Royce - born to love you
Terry callier - Ordinary Joe
The New Mastersounds - your love is mine ft. Corinne Bailey Rae (Nostalgia 77 remix)
The Staple Singers with Curtis Mayfield - Let's do it again


Some soul for you

Labi Siffre - I got the (blues)
Southside Movement - I've been watching you
Syl Johnson - I hear the love chimes
O.V Wright - Let's straighten it out
Alice Russell ft TM Juke - Hurry on Now
The Charmels - I'll never grow old
D'Angelo - When we get by
Barbara Mason - A good man is gone
Aretha Franklin & Curtis Mayfield - Sparkle
Johnny Guitar Watson - Superman Lover
Ann Peebles - I can't stand the rain
Amp Fiddler - Soul devine
King Britt presents Sylk 130 - The Reason
S.O.U.L - Soul part 1 & 2
The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Feeling Good (ft Alice Russell)

Get Down!

Some great electro funk and straight out funk here ending with some awesome live techno with fantastic Bugge Wesseltoft.

Intro - The Roots
DJ Shadow - third decade our move
Manzel - space funk
Edwin Birdsong - cola bottle baby
Pino D'Angio - Ma Quale Idea
Plantlife - Appreciate
Manzel - Midnight's Theme
Chromeo - Tenderoni
The Herbaliser Band - Shattered Soul
The Bamboos - The Bamboos Theme
Soul Searchers - We the people
The Bamboos - Step it Up ft Alice Russell
Afika Bambaataa - Looking for the perfect beat
Laurent Garnier - man with the red face (live w/Bugge Wesseltoft)

the first one

koop waltz for koop
the detroit experiment-space odyssey
the isley brothers-footsteps in the dark
jazzanova-another new day
the detroit experiment-think twice
jazzanova-boom clicky boom klack
the gap band-you dropped a bomb on me
hird-get closer
little dragon-constant surprises
little dragon-recommendation
plantlife-bottle of hope(save the world)
international pony-gothic girl
thievery corporation-shadow of ourselves
martine girault-been thinking about you (orginal opaz mix)
new cool collective-bop hop
bill withers-ain't no sunshine