the trip at the afroba, with vintage vinyl-SESSION 60, 3/4/2010, Playlist and Jims ramblings. More at www.jimz.biz and Jim B Donovan on Facebook.
Well for a session that went from Bill Evans to the Smiths via Vanilla Ice and 4-Hero, this one wandered a long way from what I originally had “planned” to play. The reason mainly was quite a large birthday party crew in that I tried to incorporate into the evening, to the extent that I let birthday boy take over the mike for some very good rapping and let him undertake his own competitions, plus he was no mean dancer. The party was of course surprised that I was playing, as I was a week later than usual, so they got a “party” for free! Don’t forget if you want to book the afroba for your own party with or without me just contact Channie or Chris in Cham Chams downstairs. I suppose on the night the old mobile mentality came to the fore again, but what the heck there’s nothing better than integrating your audience into the evening, rather than adopting a “heads down”, I’ll play the music I want regardless, just like I experienced recently with a “name” dj. The plot I had worked out for the evening was meant to include lots of artists featured in the new Waxpoetics. The wall photo on my facebook page shows a lot of what I had hoped to play, but basically only about half of it got on. So What!-in the words of Miles. I also did a few competitions giving away copies of the new cd’s which are now available. Don’t forget the recording of this session-music only without my chat- gets played back during the week at the afroba. Plus it’s a well known fact that I am crap at mixing, but somewhere during this session (I have not fully played it back yet and can’t remember where it was), there was a seamless mix that caused a few gasps from those that know about such things! Also the session was a week later than usual, which means we are back for session 61 quite soon on Saturday April 24th, returning to the last Saturday format, bcnu –hopefully, Jimbo.
MOONDOG-“UNSPOKEN” DIALOGUE to start.
BILL EVANS…PEACE PIECE, amazing solo piano from Bill who played with miles for a while.
AHMAD JAMAL…POINCIANA (1975 VERSION), more great piano from miles favourite piano player.
MOONDOG…MINI-SYM No.1, ALLEGRO/ANDANTE/VIVACE, and thanks to the lady who told me she had never heard music like this in a bar before, that’s what the trip is all about I think!, bless her.
ESTHER PHILLIPS…A TASTE OF HONEY and LET THERE BE YOU, two great cuts from an lp I have been after for ages.
ART BLAKEY…COME OUT AND MEET ME TONIGHT, superb ”calypso” 50’s tune just landed in my boxes.
ERYKAH BADU…ON and ON, for Kirsten our bar manager.
ROOTS MANUVA…DREAMY DAYS, another afrofave.
BILL WITHERS..I CAN’T WRITE LEFT HANDED, and another.
BLACKALICIOUS/SHADOW…SWAN LAKE, instrumental cut up of “people make the world go round”.
DOORS…RIDERS OF THE STORM, my first weather tune of the night.
GIL SCOTT-HERON…1980, first of the waxpoetics featured tunes.
BOBBI HUMPHREY…AIN’T NO SUNSHINE, another weather one for bobbi who just frequented ronnie scotts.
MARCUS BELGRAVE…SPACE ODYSSEY, another wp featured tribe artist.
PHARCYDE…RUNNIN’, great dilla remix from 1995.
LOVE UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA…STRANGE GAMES AND THINGS, mucho sampled barry white related tune.
tortoise…tnt, another wp featured great indie/jazz group.
M.I.A…PAPER PLANES, almost a modern one for me, from slumdog.
DJ SHADOW…WHAT DOES YOUR SOUL LOOK LIKE PART 1, second shad. of the night.
MADLIB…PLEASE SET ME AT EASE, maddie cuts up bobbi and blue note.
UNDERWOLVES…BIRD SONG, kirsten requested, with the blue note sample.
MINNIE RIPPERTON…LOVIN’ YOU, went for this after the previous, due to it starting with birdie chirps!
ART OF NOISE…MOMENTS IN LOVE, thanks to miles p. for tippin’ me on this one.
DJ YODA…QUID CONTROL, cut and paste madness.
MASSIVE ATTACK...UNFINISHED SYMPATHY, one from trip 59.
MARLENA SHAW…CALIFORNIA SOUL, funk classic mucho sampled.
VERVE…BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY, with the stones sample.
ALICIA KEYS…A WOMANS WORTH, as close as I get to modern r and b.
KELIS…CAUGHT OUT THERE, and another!
STONE ROSES…FOOLS GOLD, always drop this long one when I want a chat or a wee!
JANET JACKSON…GOT TILL IT’S GONE, joni mitchell sampled.
MARVA WHITNEY…THIS GUYS IN LOVE WITH YOU, say no more!
VANILLA ICE…ICE ICE BABY, never thought I would live to play this again, but due to the tv ad. it’s back and sounding fresh and catchy.
SERIALEMENT VOTRE…THEME FROM MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, first of 3 obituary tributes, this for Peter Graves star of the tv show.
EL CHICANO…SENOR BLUES, for bobby espinosa, recently deceased member of chicano.
CHERRY WAINER…WALK ON THE WILD SIDE, for her drummer husband don storer, a belated tribute.
ELLA FITZGERALD…SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE, I was asked for this at the last session but I did not have it with me.
TEDDY PENDERGAST…LIFE IS A SONG WORTH SINGING, just love this “ red indian tom tom” sounding disco classic.
EARTH WIND AND FIRE…SATURDAY NIGHT, just in case you got confused due to easter.
JAMES BROWN…MAKE IT FUNKY, which we did!
YOUNG MC..I KNOW, the shaft sample and rappin’ from the birthday boy.
EPMD…STRICTLY BUSINESS, from session 59, andy fave.
JURASSIC 5…JAYOU, requested classic.
ERIC B/RAKIM…I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL, top 40, 80’s hip hop.
AVERAGE WHITE BAND…PICK UP THE PIECES, mucho sampled hum along tune.
STEVIE WONDER…LIVING FOR THE CITY, always drop at least one stevie.
MOHAWKS…CHAMP, sampled to def.
DE LA SOUL..ROLLER SKATIN’ JAM NAMED SATURDAY, always goes on when the bar is rammed.
SIMON SOUND..IT’S JUST BEGUN, remake of jimmy castor classic.
MICHAEL JACKSON…BILLIE JEAN/BEAT IT, requested by the birthday boy for him to strut his stuff to!
STARDUST…MUSIC SOUNDS BETTER WITH YOU, mobile disco house time.
DEE LITE...GROOVE IS IN THE HEART, with the herbie hancock sample.
VANILLA ICE again, tune of the night ??????
RHYTHIM IS RHYTHIM…IT IS WHAT IT IS!, request for some detroit techno so on goes this derrick may classic.
L.B. BAD… THE STORY OF HOUSE MUSIC, the source sample for the sabres “smokebelch”.
FINGERS INC…CAN YOU FEEL IT, staying with classic house.
ORBITAL…CHIME, only usually play this on new years eve.
APHEX TWIN…ANALOGUE BUBBLEBATH, woooooinkkkk!!
JIMMY CLIFF…JOHNNY TOO BAD, for Catherine and the mighty ac in the house.
GANGSTARR…MOMENT OF TRUTH, one of my all time fave guru’s.
GRANT GREEN…BABYS MINOR LOPE, just got this first lp from the grantmeister and we are back with the jazz for a brief moment!
JURASSIC 5..THE INFLUENCE, request for more j5.
ALTHEA and DONNA..UP TOWN TOP RANKIN’, and another request.
4-HERO…BLACKGOLD OF THE SUN, played at session 59 as tune 10,000.
ROTARY CONNECTION..BLACK GOLD OF THE SUN, followed by the original.
KARMA..HIGH PRIESTESS, request for this tune from a future sound of jazz comp.
TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS…FUNKY KINGSTON, request for a bit more reggae, so on goes this drumtastic classic.
SMITHS..PANIC, hang the dj time.
Then to finish the usual film tv stuff to clear the bar, but it didn’t work! a-team/dr. who/star wars/monkey magic/ghostbusters etc. THE END
The trip at the afroba is an ”iceiceiceiceiceiceiceicebaby” production, 2010.