The Trip at the afroba with vintage vinyl --Session 57--19/12/2009,
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I have often mentioned before that this night is a little like Deal or No Deal, ie. there is a format of sorts, but each show is different, and again session 57 was just that. For the Saturday nearest to Christmas not to play a single Xmas tune was quite some feat, but as I am doing another evening on Christmas Eve., then I am sure the opposite will apply and you will get an excess of Xmassy stuff then. The “plot” for this one however was to record another cd’s worth of material to add to the six new ones I hope to have for you at the January session. The theme following the articles in the new issue of WAXPOETICS, was to record a Blaxploitation films one, and I did just that during the first hour and a quarter. However about three hours into the evening my minidisk player turned itself off spookily and I thought that I may have lost the recording, but someone was looking after me and the recording was preserved thankfully. With respect to WAXPOETICS the other theme this issue is Library music and I hope on Thursday to record a cd’s worth of that as well to make up to 8 the new batch of cd’s to be made available at the January session.
The evening generally was very up and down with the bar filled one moment and then going quiet and then getting busy again, and request wise it was hip hop and soul generally in demand so that’s what we did, finishing slightly earlier without me having to pack all the equipment away which was pure heaven. Andrew was down to guest but could not make it and sent a lovely mix cd. for me to dish out as competition prizes, with at least five being won. Don’t forget this session gets played back at the afroba during January. So onward and upward to this thursday then an afro break until the January 2010 session on the 31st,
bcnu-Jimbo Jambo Jazzbo!!
PROMOTIONAL DIALOGUE SEGMENT FROM CLEOPATRA JONES…. then
MARVIN GAYE…THEME FROM TROUBLE MAN / T PLAYS IT COOL
BOBBY WOMACK…ACROSS 110 th. STREET
EDWIN STARR…EASIN’ IN
BARRY WHITE…SOMEBODY’S GONNA OFF THE MAN
DIZZY GILLESPIE…COOL WORLD THEME
GENE PAGE…BLAKULA THEME
PAT BOONE…THE ADDICTS PSALM
WAR …FLYING MACHINE
DON COSTA…THE SOUL OF NIGGER CHARLEY THEME
WILLIE HUTCH…THE CHASE FROM FOXY BROWN
JOHNNY PATE…YOU CAN’T EVEN WALK IN THE PARK
BOOKER T…TIME IS TIGHT
GALT McDERMOT…COFFIN ED AND GRAVEDIGGER
RAY BROWN/QUINCY JONES…POLO PONY
CHARLES EARLAND…BLACK TALK
MONK HIGGINS…THREE HOODS
PAM GRIER…LONG TIME WOMAN
ISAAC HAYES…PURSUIT OF THE PIMPMOBILE
HERBIE HANCOCK…THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR
SPIKE LEE/PORTIA GRIFFIN…WE’VE ALREADY SAID GOODBYE
All of the 21 tracks above will be available on cd shortly with more details of the films etc.
MICHAEL WHITE…GO WITH THE FLOW, great moody violin jazz from the 70’s
UNDERWOLVES…PREMA REDENTOR, long and very strong, and the only one of 2 d and b ish tunes of the night.
FREDDIE HUBBARD…RED CLAY, sampled to def jazz classic on cti.
DJ SHADOW…WHAT DOES YOUR SOUL LOOK LIKE PART 2, played instead of our usual part 4.
BILL WITHERS…I CAN’T WRITE LEFT HANDED, great anti war tune from the early 70’s.
MARLENA SHAW…WOMAN OF THE GHETTO, the classic studio version.
ROOTS MANUVA…DREAMY DAYS, rm just suits the a-bar.
BLUE MINK…WHOLE LOTTA LOVE, “easy “ take on led zepp.
GEORGE SHEARING…THE WORLD IS A GHETTO, sir george gets 70’s groovy.
BOOKER T…MELTING POT, long and very strong.
MARVIN GAYE…WHATS GOING ON, I wonder!, competition tune.
PHARCYDE…RUNNIN’, the great dilla rub.
ROD TEMPERTON…BOOGIE NIGHTS, from the man who took mj to another level.
RAY DAVIES…SUPERSTITION, from the superbo “funk in hell” lp.
JURASSIC 5…JAYOU/CONCRETE SCHOOLYARD, requested.
EPMD…STRICTLY BUSINESS, with the Clapton sample and another competition question.
NWA…EXPRESS YOURSELF, requested classic.
DR. OCTAGON…BLUE FLOWERS, the prince paul mo-wax rub.
MINNIE RIPPERTON…REASONS, from her lp with stevie wonder.
CHAKA KHAN…I KNOW YOU I LIVE YOU, gilles and my own fave.
MARVA WHITNEY…UNWIND YOURSELF, the source of the 900 number sample.
MARLENA SHAW…CALIFORNIA SOUL, shadow made his name off this one!, discuss!
4-HERO…BLACKGOLD OF THE SUN…afro and everywhere else fave.
GRANT GREEN…A DAY IN THE LIFE, THE afro tune, with a segment missing on playback due to the minidisc dying on me !
MILES DAVIS…ALL BLUES, 50 years young, and with the beginning missing on playback due to the above.
PAT METHENY…ARE YOU GOING WITH ME, this is the “intuition” tune , like the french thing last month. I would not normally have this request with me, but it was in the box for the more mellow christmas eve. session.
CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA…ODE TO THE BIG SEA, requested afro delight.
PACKABEATS… THEME FROM THE TRAITORS, our odd one out, from the joe meek film soundtrack.
SYNDICATS…CRAWDADDY SIMONE, and another from telstar.
BOBBY HUTCHINSON/HERBIE HANCOCK…MAIDEN VOYAGE, bobby’s take on herbies tune.
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER…PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND, class tune and cool version.
OMAR…THERES NOTHING LIKE THIS, is there ?, answers on a postcard please!
PHARCYDE...RUNNIN’, again and requested.
JIMMY SMITH…I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY, breaks delight.
ROY AYRES…LOVE WILL BRING US BACK TOGETHER, another request and why not!
SISTERS LOVE…GIVE ME YOUR LOVE, lots of love about!
KEITH MANSFIELD…SOUL THING, more classic breaks from THE sessionmeister.
LEE MORGAN…THE SIDEWINDER, great blue note mod jazz classic to finish……
The trip is a “therewasnotasantatuneinsightsession” for the afroba, 2009.