No Room For Squares 17/07/2008

Well another one bites the dust, until you get to hear it again (or for the first time at PLAYBACK@the afroba) The plot for this one was to play lots of Herbie Hancock/Lalo Schifrin and some of the other artists featured in the new issue of Waxpoetics and I just about managed that. However the new plot to play an hour of classy disco went out of the window and got replaced with hip-hop and reggae. Please note the next session of the trip on july 26th features Veris our man from the Program (here on the first Friday). Be here or be somewhere else! The next session of nrfs is on August 8th. Finally be warned if you are listening to the session at Playback, as the DJ Krush track went funny on me and DJ Shadow towards the end suffers from my terrible scratching(yep I can’t mix or scratch, just choose tunes!). BCNU/Jim.
VOICE SAMPLES courtesy of DJ YODA’s cut and paste to start the evening, then into….
HERBIE HANCOCK…PALM GREASE, 1974, great headhunters cut to kick in with.
HERBIE HANCOCK…I HAD A DREAM, 1969, from his last blue note lp, really atmospheric.
7.00 SILVETTI…SUN AFTER THE RAIN, 1978, the sort of classy disco I intended to play more of and didn’t.
HERBIE HANCOCK…BUTTERFLY, 1974, another headhunters corker.
LEON THOMAS…PRINCE OF PEACE, 1971, first vocal of the session with handbells galore.
SAM RIVERS/HERBIE HANCOCK…EUTERPE, 1965, on blue note from sam who is featured in the new wp.
7.30 ERYKAH BADU/COMMON…LOVE OF MY LIFE, 2002, just love eb.
BILLY PAUL…EAST, 70’S, reminded of this one via the black power salute prog. on tv.
MICHAEL GARRICK/NORMA WINSTONE…THE HEART IS A LOTUS, 1970, just got this rather rare brit jazzer, with funky harpsicord!
8.00 ST.GERMAIN…ROSE ROUGE, 2000, the eric truffaz proper jazz version.
CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA…ODE TO THE BIG SEA, 1999, also featured in the new wp.
OSCAR BROWN JUNIOR…AFRO-BLUE, 1966, great vocal take on mongo santamaria tune.
BILL WITHERS…AIN’T NO SUNSHINE, 70’S, moving into vocal territory at last.
IRENE REID…MOONDANCE, 1970, lovely version of the van morrison classic.
NINA SIMONE…HERE COMES THE SUN, 1971, nina takes on the beatles and wins!
DJ KRUSH/TOSHINORI KONDO…THE SUN IS SHINING, 1998, this one went funny on me, stylus problem so I cut quick to…
PHARCYDE…RUNNIN’, 1995, early j.dilla production on 12”
8.30 JAY-Z/GWEN DICKEY…WISHING ON A STAR, 1996, the star of glasto?
DAVID McCALLUM/DAVID AXELROD…THE EDGE, 1966, start of original tunes that have been mucho sampled segment.
MOONDOG…BIRDS LAMENT, 1969, the source for scruffs get a move on.
HERBIE HANCOCK…WIGGLE WAGGLE, 1971, the source for back by dope demand.
SHIRLEY BASSEY/LALO SCHIFRIN…THE LIQUIDATOR, 60’S, film theme not sampled yet!!
JOHN DANKWORTH…RETURN TO THE ASHES, 1973, from his film themes lp and sampled to def.
GIORGIO(MORODER)…TEARS, 1972, shadow lifted this one almost exactly for organ donor.
GALT McDERMOTT…COFFEE COLD, 1960’S, the source for the handsome boy’s the truth.
LALO SCHIFRIN…BULLITT, the classic film tune of lalo’s gets a black dog remix.
JIMMY SMITH/LALO SCHIFRIN…THE CAT, 1964, mucho used in car tv ads.
9.00 HANDSOME BOY MODELLING SCHOOL…THE TRUTH, 1999, chatting about this one after the sample so on it goes.
LALO SCHIFRIN…BULLITT, 1960’S, the original by the man himself.
ROOTS MANUVA…DREAMY DAYS, 2001, chatting about brit hip hop so on he goes.
CHARLES KYNARD…SOMETHING, 1971, my fave with purdie on skins.
BERNARD PURDIE…THEME FROM SHAFT, 1972, and straight to the man himself,.
9.30 ELLA FITZGERALD…JAZZ SAMBA, 1966, amazing jazz dance take on bossa classic.
CEDRIS BROOKES…THEME FROM SHAFT, 1972, cedrics featured in wp so on goes this reggae scorcher.
LALO SCHIFRIN…THEME FROM JAWS, 1976, lalo’s disco cut on the film theme.
MILES DAVIS…TEO, 1961, a little proper jazz much neglected at this session.
WILLIE COLON…SET FIRE TO ME, 1986, this was to have started the classy disco segment but I wandered.
10.00 SNAP…RHYTHM IS A DANCER, 1992, with brains breakdancing on the decks to this!
EDDIE BO…CHECK MY BUCKET, 1970’S requested and followed by another new orleans classic.
ERNIE K. DOE…HERE COME THE GIRLS, 1970’S, better known now thanks to the m and s ad.
CHUCK CHILLOUT…I’M LARGE, 1989, with the james bond theme sample.
KING BEE…BACK BY DOPE DEMAND, 1990, herbies original sample played earlier.
JURASSIC 5…JAYOU, 1997, requested and a great fave of ours.
JAZZY JEFF/FRESH PRINCE…SUMMERTIME, 1991, will smiths pre film career tune.
KELIS…CAUGHT OUT THERE, 1999, still love this r and b hip hopper.
10.30 QUANTIC SOUL ORC…GET A MOVE ON, 2005, the q’s pay tribute to scruff who paid tribute to moondog!
CAVEMAN…I’M READY, 1991, more brit hip hop with the hendrix sample.
THE CLASH…TIME IS TIGHT, 1979, always like to drop an unusual one and this was it!
SKATALITES…FREEDOM SOUNDS and PHOENIX CITY, nearly 20 years separating these two grat ska tunes.
JACKIE MITOO…HANG EM’ HIGH, 1970’S, skatastic! take on the film theme.
TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS…FUNKY KINGSTON, 1970’S, with drums from heaven.
11.00 OWEN GRAY…MASH IT, 1961, right back to the beginning of ska.
HERBIE HANCOCK…WATERMELON MAN, 1963, my childhood fave and my original blue note vinyl.
MADLIB…STEPPING INTO TOMORROW, 2003, maddie invades the blue note kitchen and cooks.
GRANT GREEN…LET THE MUSIC TAKE YOUR MIND, 1970’S, blue note take on kool and the gang tune.
DJ SHADOW..INFLUX, 1994, I was asked honest to play about with this and the scratchin’ at the session didn’t sound so bad…but on playback!!!
MAJOR FORCE/CUT CHEMIST…RE RETURN OF THE ORIGINAL ART FORM, 1990’S, I left this one well alone with no overlays.
GENTLE PEOPLE…JOURNEY, 1990’s , remixed by aphex twin and not played for ages .
4-HERO…BLACK GOLD OF THE SUN, 1997, great one to wind down with and finally..
CARL CRAIG…BUTTERFLY, 1993, to finish and no stupid end of evening tunes this time…..