the trip at the afroba, session 53, with vintage vinyl, playlist and ramblings, with jim-29/08/09.
Crazy mixed up or what!, another session that took this evening in yet another direction. I’m beginning to wonder how many different directions there must be left? What is great though is that I convince myself there is a bit of a plot to this night, often in segments there is not and jockeying the discs to suit is a little like improvising. The plot for this one anyway was to play a little less jazz for once, but to attempt to pay homage to Woodstock, with some classic 60’s rock to counter the Reading festival that was in town and was featuring zilch wrinklies. Also to quell the jacko mania that has taken over the decks the last few months to pay respects to Rod Temperton, he of mj composing fame, plus feature, and little did I know that we were going to be swamped by our brazillian friends, brazillian music inspired by the new Waxpoetics. We also overran slightly due to latecomers celebrating a birthday, you really must come earlier!, I’m on the steels of wheel from 6.30 to Midnight. Also big thanks for the applause at the end, but really its only some old bloke bunging records on, who refuses to be labelled a legend-honest. Next session is on SEPTEMBER 26th our annual autumn leaves night. More playlists at www.jimz.biz, bcnu- hopefully/Jim
WOODSTOCK VOICE SAMPLE ”WE’VE BEEN RAPPIN’ WITH THE FUZZ” PLAYED OVER..
NIGHTMARES ON WAX..LES NUITS, first play for this great string driven opener, from the car boot soul lp, and where several of these tunes emanated from!-all marked (cb)
MACY GRAY/ERYKAH BADU…SWEET BABY, from the same car boot as the above.
AHMED JAMAL…WE KISS IN A SHADOW, miles favourite piano player who never played with him!
DEMO CATES…BILLY JEAN, 80’s hairy sax player with a drum machine to keep him in time (cb)
HEATWAVE/ROD TEMPERTON…BOOGIE NIGHTS, first from the star of the night, great fave of mine.
MICHAEL JACKSON…OFF THE WALL, written by rod and my personal mj fave.
CAVEMAN…I GOT SOUL, love this brit hip hopper and another (cb)
CYPRESS HILL…RAP SUPERSTAR, more “heavy” rap and another recent (cb)
SPECIALS…GHOST TOWN, great 12” version with rico blowing his ‘bone.
SIMON SOUND…WE’VE JUST BEGUN, thanks andrew for tipping me on this modern seven.
ODETTA…HIT OR MISS, great beats sampled tune from 1970.
TARENAH… PSYCHEDELIC RESEARCH LAB, andy’s arrived, I’m chatting and just grabbed this trancy dreamer out of the blue, and pleased I did.
tortoise…tnt, still love this 90’s jazzy indie tune with the great sleeve.
PYTHON LEE JACKSON…IN A BROKEN DREAM, rod stewart “ligging it” and the first of 3 of andys selections.
LABI SIFFRE..THE VULTURE, with chas and dave backing and sampled to def.
CREAM…STRANGE BREW, pre-empting the woodsock/60’s rock “theme”
KORGIS…EVERYBODY’S GOT TO LEARN SOMETIME, for wendy with a cueing cockup that gave us a little of judy tzuke as well.
LATIMORE…LADIES MAN, great florida take on the oscar brown classic, and long so I could have a chat!
THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN…SOMETHING IN THE AIR, piano plodder and the first of my woodstocky/60’s type tunes.
GROVER WASHINGTON JNR…INNER CITY BLUES, jazz take on marvin. off seven.
BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD…FOR WHAT ITS WORTH, then into a hippytrippywoodstocky segment.
JOSE FELICIANO…LIGHT MY FIRE, doors associated classic and the only other version !!!!!!!
ERIC BURDON…SAN FRANCISCO NIGHTS, newcastles eric trips into san fran.
MELANIE…RUBY TUESDAY, from one of woodstocks artists, but not on the lp.
MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT…WOODSTOCK, the tune that charted.
FLEETWOOD MACK…ALBATROSS, nearly played a 90’s Japanese version, but stayed with the orig.
JANICE JOPLIN…SUMMERTIME, rasping version from the late jj
TERRY REID…SUMMERTIME BLUES, from the man who turned down being the lead vocalist with zepplin (cb).
ALICIA KEYS…A WOMANS WORTH, another fine(cb) “find”.
SNOWBOY…GIRL OVERBOARD, and another!
AFRICAN REVOLUTION…BALLROOM ROCK, great dub off 12”
BYRON LEE…APACHE, yet another version with ska in mind (cb)
CARIBEATS…BELLS OF ST.MARYS, more original 60’s ska.
GRANVILLE WILLIAMS…HI-LIFE, and another.
HERBIE HANCOCK…DEATHWISH, never forget one of the men who inspires the evening.
DAVE PIKE/BILL EVANS…WHY NOT, just reading evans biography so on goes this take on “so what.”
MEL TORME…COMIN’ HOME BABY, 60’s mod classic, selected by andy.
ETTA JAMES..TELL MAMA, ditto.
4-HERO…BLACK GOLD OF THE SUN, one of our all time top 20 afro tunes.
R.A.M.P…EVERYBODY LOVES THE SUNSHINE, classic roy ayers summer tune.
STAN GETZ…DESAFINADO, another summer one in bossa stylee.
SAM COOKE…A CHANGE IS GONNA COME, first –I think-featured on the afro cd’s
JUDY TZUKE..STAY WITH ME TO DAWN, played it in full, 80’s power ballad for wendy.
HEATWAVE…BOOGIE NIGHTS, again.
MICHAEL JACKSON…OFF THE WALL, again. I’m stating to repeat myself!!
ARTIC MONKEYS…CHUNG LI’S FLYING BIRD KICK, first and only competition asking who this was, as they were headlining at the festival.
APHEX TWIN…ANALOGUE BUBBLEBATH, our fave “woinker”
RUFUS…AIN’T NOBODY, slice of classy disco
KORGIS MIXED INTO BABY D..EVERYBODY’S GOT TO LEARN SOMETIMES/I NEED YOUR LOVING… hiphopravedrunamdbasser.
BADEN POWELL…BLUES A VOLONTE, brazil starts to take over the night.
SOUL BOSSA TRIO…GET IT ON, bossa take on the t. rex tune, with lots of interest.
4 SEASONS…WHO LOVES YOU, the very long version.
EARTH WIND AND FIRE…SATURDAY NIGHT, day and time of day check!
DOM UN ROMANO…BIRIMBAU, brazil night takes off!!
ASTRID GILBERTO…BEGINNINGS, right in the middle of the evening ?
SIVUCCA…PONTEIO, the godfather of south american music.
MARCOS VALLEE…CRICKETS SING FOR ANA MARIA, and for us as well.
MARIO CASTRO NEVES…XAXADO BLUES, first play for this corker.
HORACE SILVER..THE SHOW HAS BEGUN, one of all time hs faves, wuth andy bey on vocals.
TUBBY HAYES…VOODOO, hot, and one of the copies residing in the reading area.
TERRY REID…BANG BANG, more from this modest geezer in 1968 who deserved more, (bs)
SANTANA…SOUL SACRIFICE, finally get to the woodstock soundtrack with the tune that broke them.
SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE, another from Woodstock, the funk hits the hippies!!
RICK ASTLEY…NEVER GOING TO GIVE YOU UP, how could I possibly drop this, answers on a postcard please, with drawings of the dance that goes with it.
MICHAEL JACKSON...THRILLER, have you got any michael jackson mate, sorry –yes.
BERNARD PURDIE..SHAFT, the worlds most prolific drummer whose hand I shook.
HILTON RUIZ…SIDEWINDER, latin take on lee morgans bluenoter.
STEVIE WONDER…SUPERSTITION, requested, well sort of!
BOBBY BYRD…I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL, the trip and not much funk, so corrected.
AVERAGE WHITE BAND…PICK UP THE PIECES, ditto.
THE JACKSONS…SHAKE YOUR BODY DOWN TO THE GROUND, except I can’t get up again.
PINK FLOYD…ARNOLD LAYNE, see how all over the place this session is, another andy selection.
THE WHO..I CAN’T EXPLAIN, no I can’t.
DEE-LITE-GROOVE IS IN THE HEART, the late evening party atmosphere continues.
DE LA SOUL…ROLLER SKATING JAM NAMED SATURDAY, ditto.
EPMD…STRICTLY BUSINESS, the trip with hardly any hip hop, corrected.
MICHAEL JACKSON..BAD, requested, honest
THE JACKSON 5..I WANT YOU BACK, next month please.
Then to finish happy birthday to Kirsty and bogloads of quickly mixed tv and film/tunes such as star wars/batman/dennis waterman/black beauty/grange hill/a-team etc, with finally THE JACKSONS..I NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE, but I had to.
The trip is “asessionthatverynearlydidnthappenduetojimgettingaphonecallearlyontosayawaterpipewasleakingathome”