The trip@the afroba, with vintage vinyl, Session 52, 25/07/09, PLAYLIST and Ramblings with Jim.
Well after a whole month at my other gigs of playing nothing but endless mj it was a pleasure to return to the afroba and enjoy a virtual mj free evening, especially as at session 51, he also dominated the evening. Lets let him rest in peace now, and we will not pay tribute again until he passes away the next time! So mj may have been the theme last month, but this month we kept it newsworthy again with a “Moon/Space” theme running through the evening, due to the anniversary of the moon landing. Also for the first time I attempted to record some material for a future cd well into the evening, when the place was jumping, rather than early on when I can concentrate more as things are a little quieter. As such I did not want to do a full 75 minute mix, as we needed later mid evening to get some of our faves on, so I kept the “MOON-MIX”, 12 tracks to approx 45 minutes, and I will fill it out with another shorter 30 minute mix when we get it to cd. The evening which as usual got busy between 9.30 to 11.00 ( you really must come earlier and stay later ! ), embraced a lot of new “old” tunes, many requests, and some of our classics. This time there were no “accidents”-see the playlist for session 51-and we only produced one competition winner even though I did three. Thanks also to most of our regular regulars who seem to have the last Saturday firmly in their diaries ( diaries!, what are they ? ). Plus don’t forget the session gets played back during the week at the afroba, without my chat and this playlist on hand. The next session is our annual “Sod the Reading festival” night on AUGUST 29th. Be there or be somewhere else!!
bcnu maybe, Jim. ( MORE PLAYLISTS AT www.jimz.biz )
RANDY RAIDER IN OUTER SPACE-DIALOGUE SAMPLE
DOROTHY ASHBY…LITTLE SUNFLOWER, not played this great version for ages.
GARY BARTZ…I’VE KNOWN RIVERS, chattin’ about this one in the shop just before the session.
JIMMY SMITH…LETS STAY TOGETHER, lets hope I can keep it together after last month.
BOBBI HUMPHREY…THE TRIP, our tune on blue note from 1974.
KORGI’S…EVERYBODY’S GOT TO LEARN SOME TIMES, cool original of the baby d classic.
BOBBI HUMPHREY…YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO GOOD, chatting with nothing cued, I let bh run on.
DJ SHADOW…INFLUX, a long one so I could continue my chat!!
THE BARON…RUNAWAY HEART, just got this ’72 orig, with the billie jean bass line.
GARY McFARLAND…RUNAWAY HEART, then had to get the original original from 1967.
BILL WITHERS…I CAN’T WRITE LEFT HANDED, afrofave from way back.
FREDDIE HUBBARD/AL JARREAU…LITTLE SUNFLOWER, THE vocal version.
DUSTY SPRINGFIELD…GOING BACK, which is all we basically do, thereby avoiding lady gaga!
SPECTRUM…HEADING FOR A HEATWAVE, great 60’s mod groover last played at club rude.
PEGGY LEE…I’M A WOMAN, getting some vocal tracks going now.
MARLENA SHAW…WOMAN OF THE GHETTO, the original studio version.
NINA SIMONE…HERE COMES THE SUN, another summer afrofave.
THE BARON…TERGIVERSATION, another from the big b., and sampled lots.
RAY BROWN/MILT JACKSON…ENCHANTED LADY, another great “just got”.
PHARCYDE…RUNNIN’, jd mix and our first hiphopper of the night.
SCIENTIST…BEAM DOWN, great requested dub.
SAM COOKE …A CHANGE IS GONNA COME, on the afroba obama cd.
DIANA ROSS…SMILE, mj’s favourite tune from his mentor.
JIMI HENDRIX… WIND CRIED MARY, jimi in mellow mood.
ERYKA BADU…APPLETREE, for Kirsten who has just dropped in!, sleepwalking!
TAMBA 4… KNOW IT ALL, lovely brazillian samba from the late 60’s.
ASTRUD GILBERTO…BEGINNINGS, this one went down a treat at the last session.
GEORGE BENSON…2001/SUMMERTIME, first play for this usa only 12” classic.
HEATWAVE…BOOGIE NIGHTS, by rod temperton who with quincy jones kickstarted mj’s revamped solo career in 1979.SIMON SOUND…WE’VE JUST BEGUN, had to get this new old sounding version after andrew played it last month.
STONE ROSES…FOOLS GOLD, really must get sally cinnamon on in future in stead of this one.
L.B. BAD..TRUE STORY OF HOUSE MUSIC, the original sample for weatherall’s smokebelch.
MICHAEL JACKSON…OFF THE WALL, finally I get to play my fave mj track, that nobody else requests, from the lp in 1979 that brought him back solo wise.
VAN MORRISON…MOONDANCE, getting into moonmood for themoonmix.
ASHA PUTHLI…SPACETALK, the moonmix starts with one that caused a few customers to enquire about it. I left a little “silent space” here which is on the record just to get the mood.
MARCUS BELGRAVE…SPACE ODYSSEY, with a bit of dialogue inserted, we are on our way.
DANIEL SALINAS..STRAUSSMANIA, now we have left the atmosphere.
DAVID BOWIE…SPACE ODYSSEY, and we move on with this 40 year old classic.
GRADY TATE…MOONDANCE, great jazz take on the jazzy anyway van morrison original.
SCIENTIST…BEAM DOWN, from “meets the space invaders” dub lp.
BARRY GRAY…UFO THEME, right on for me running a film/tv memorabilia shop.
UNIVERSAL ROBOT BAND.. STAR TREK DISCO THEME, ditto, with vinyl in the shop as well!
ATMOSPHERE…DANCING IN OUTER SPACE, this britjazzer mixed quite well out of the last one.
JON PERTWEE…I AM THE DOCTOR, the third dr. who talks his way through his only 7”.
MILT JACKSON…FLYING SAUCER, great vocal scat jazzer covered by ufo in the 1990’s.
SUN RA…SPACE IS THE PLACE, finishing the moonmix, with this classic, then back to reality!
EPMD…STRICTLY BUSINESS, with this requested afrofave.
JURASSIC 5…CONCRETE SCHOOLYARD, and another.
ROOTS MANUVA…DREAMY DAYS, and yet more.
MADLIB…SLIMS RETURN, and on the faves go!
OASIS…LIVE FOREVER, switching styles with this classic.
THE CLASH..STRAIGHT TO HELL, and another.
4-HERO…BLACK GOLD OF THE SUN, afro heaven.
CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA…CHANNEL 1 SUITE, I said I would play an hour of afrofaves!
GANGSTARR…JAZZMUSIC, requested with guru in full effect !
ERIC B AND RAKIM…PAID IN FULL, requested mj sampling cutup.
MR.SCRUFF…GET A MOVE ON, my fave andy tune.
DE LA SOUL…ROLLER SKATING JAM NAMED SATURDAY, never miss dropping this one.
KORGIS…EVERBODY’S GOT TO LEARN SOMETIME, played again before…
BABY D…I NEED YOU LOVIN’, ravehiphopdrumandbasser version of the above.
DJ SHADOW…SWAN LAKE, shads cuts up “people make the world go round”.
DJ SHADOW…INFLUX, both these gave me a chance to mix in some “spacetalk”.
TUBBY HAYES…VOODOO, just arrived this week from master j.trunk, hot modern jazzer from’64, issued now for the first time from the “dr.terrors house of horrors” film.
THE BARON…RUNAWAY HEART, just had to drop it again.
AIRTO/SIVUCCA…BRANCHES OF THE OLIVE TREE, requested latin afrofave.
HANDSOME BOY MODELING SCHOOL…THE TRUTH, then we drop it down…
KELIS…CAUGHT OUT NOW-”I HATE YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW”, my take on “r and b”
GURU/ANGIE STONE…KEEP YOUR WORRIES, and another.
CHARLES KYNARD…SUPERSTITION, finally get some jazz in as we head for the end.
HERBIE HANCOCK…WIGGLE WAGGLE, and another from one of the men who inspire the evening, and shame on me no miles tonight!
GRANT GREEN…A DAY IN THE LIFE, our hottest tune ever with still enquiries about it!
JACKSON 5…NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE, until the next sesh.
the trip is a “smallstepforasmallmanandagiantleapformusicinreading?” PRODUCTION, 2009.