the TRIP AT THE AFROBA, READING with vintage vinyl, SESSION 61, --24th APRIL 2010-- PLAYLIST AND JIMS RAMBLINGS. MORE AT www.jimz.biz and Jim B Donovan on facebook.
Well you really did put me through it at this session. From 6.30 to 9.30 it was like a nice steady cruise at low speed with hardly anybody in. Then from 9.30 to midnight the place just filled to the rafters and I got bombarded with conversations and requests. At my age I really do need to pace myself and I got into a real mess with the tunes, (with another 16 boxes with me!) We also went a bit ‘indy” request wise, no problem with that except I would not normally go down that route unless asked. Also I did a few more competitions with afroba cd’s as prizes. The 8 new ones are now available and will be with me at the next session or in the shop in the meanwhile. The evening obviously paid its respects especially to Guru and during the earlier segment I got on a lot of tunes that have not been played before or for ages. If you missed the earlier segment do not forget it gets played back without my chat as continuous music during the evenings in May.
Next session subtitled “When I’m…”(all will be revealed on the night) is on MAY 29th, and COME EARLY!!, please.
Bcnu, hopefully-Jimbo Jambo Jazzbo
PETE MOORE…ASTEROID, the theme music to the pearl and dean cinema ads, recently in the news.
GEORGE RUSSELL...SO WHAT, just got this great take on THE miles classic.
HERBIE MANN/TAMIKO JONES…SIDEWINDER, first of a few “easi’s”
MEL TORME…DAT DERE, with another
MARTY PAICH…SUMMERTIME, and a final one for the weather!
5 CORNERS QUINTET…UNSQUARE BOSSA, jazzdancetastic.
ASHA PUTHLI…LIES, first of a few on an “Indian tip”.
JOSE FELICIANO…GOLDEN LADY, jose take on stevie wonder tune.
GURU/N’DEA DAVENPORT...TRUST ME, you would never think this was recorded in’93, almost modern r and b.
LEROY HUTSON…GHETTO’74, just got this classic.
HESITATIONS…BORN FREE, for miles p., I hope he can guess why?
tortoise…tnt, featured in the current waxpoetics mag.
STEREOLAB…METRONOMIC UNDERGROUND, great 90’s easibeats groover.
DATA…OPTIMUS PRIME, the underdog mix, because I have just got in a load of G1 transformers in the shop!
BOBBI HUMPHREY…YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO GOOD, recently over here at ronnies.
SCOTT WALKER…USE ME, for bobbi!
DUST BROTHERS…CHEMICAL BEATS, the chemmy brothers 90’s original on jbo.
JOHN MURTAGH…SLINKY, with herbie hancock lending a squelchy hand.
INNERZONE ORCHESTRA…PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND, carl craig take on classic tune.
HAL BLAINE…TRIPPIN’ OUT, another of our theme tunes from one of the world most prolific skinsmen.
TEDDY PENDERGAST…LIFE IS A SONG WORTH SINGING, cannot get enough of this 70’s one.
GARY BARTZ…I’VE KNOWN RIVERS, long and very strong from the 70’s, the live original.
DONATO…LUNAR TUNE, bonkers latin tune, first play.
JUNIOR PARKER…TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS, links to the next session in may?
DONNY HATHAWAY…TO BE YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK, the composers original.
SUPREMES…HIGH ENERGY, amazing 70’s classy disco
JAMES MASON…SWEET POWER YOUR EMBRACE, on the afro cd’s.
WYNTON KELLY/WES MONTGOMERY…NO BLUES, first proper! jazz of the night.
JILL SCOTT…GOLDEN, the sort of r and b that’s ok with me!
GURU…TRUST ME, another play to start the guru tribute.
JAZZMATAZZ/GURU…LOUNGIN’, gurus classic.
GANGSTARR…STEP IN THE ARENA, and another with premier.
JAZZMATAZZ…NO TIME TO PLAY, with yet more.
JAMES BROWN…POPCORN, tribute to the late steve reid who drummed on it.
JOHN SCOTT...EXODUS, for pete and marleen all the way from swindon for the night, much appreciated.
TINA TURNER…WHOLE LOTTA LOVE, first seven of the evening, great take on zepp.
ART OF NOISE…MOMENTS IN LOVE, another one that miles p. tipped me on.
GRANT GREEN…WALK IN THE NIGHT, been meaning to play this jazz funker for ages
PETE MOORE…CATWALK, from the session geezer who gave us our first tune of the night.
ASHA PUTHLI…SPACETALK, another great Indian funker.
CHARANJIT SINGH…RAGA BHAIRAV, from the reissue of an lp from 1982 that’s causing a real buzz, suggesting that Chicago house/acid started years earlier in Bombay!.
SHARON PRABHAKAR/BAPPI LAHIN…MERE JAISI MEHBOOBA, bollywood hip hop take on herbies rockit
GANGSTARR…MOMENT OF TRUTH, one of my all time fave gurus.
GANGSTARR…JAZZ THING, with another earlier one.
JAMES TAYLOR…GOLDFINGER, for our swindon visitors
ELLA FITZGERALD…SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE, difficult to realise this is a live recording
RAY CHARLES…COMPARED TO WHAT, a first for ray and me, just about his only disco outing that I had to vari-speed, something I never do!
DE LA SOUL…ROLLER SKATING JAM NAMED SATURDAY, our usual afroba is rammed tune
MALCOLM McLAREN…BUFFALO GALS, one for the late malc, his best known.
AVERAGE WHITE BAND…PICK UP THE PICES, with dancing action!!
HERBIE HANCOCK…CHAMELEON, from one of the men who inspires the evening.
ICE T…ICE BABY ICE, see last months playlist!
STONE ROSES…SALLY CINNAMON, requested.
RON GRAINER…PRISONER THEME, the original being repeated on ITV 4, avoid the crap “remake”.
BOOKER T…GREEN ONIONS, another great classic still being used in tv ads.
SIMON SOUND…JUST BEGUN, recently played by gp, a “mighty ac” tip for me.
CLASH …STRAIGHT TO HELL, request for the clash.
SMITHS…THIS CHARMING MAN, another request
SMITHS…PANIC, my hang the dj fave.
IAN DURY…WAKE UP AND MAKE LOVE TO ME, been droppin’ this a lot since the dury film.
ALTHEA AND DONNA…UPTOWN TOP RANKIN’, bit of reggaeee
GANGSTARR…ABOVE THE CLOUDS, final guru with the dankworth sample.
MF DOOM…ONE BEER, most of the hip hop tonight has been guru related, so for a change!
JAMES BROWN…SEX MACHINE, second jb of the night
MOHAWKS…THE CHAMP, still interest in this most sampled classic.
PHARCYDE…RUNNIN’, the dilla mix
PUFF DADDY..TRIBUTE TO THE NOTORIOUS BIG, requested by kirsten.
BOB MARLEY…DANCIN’ SHOES, request for some bob so on goes this 60’s oldie.
TOOTS AND THE MAYTALLS…FUNKY KINGSTON, toots coming to reading soon.
CARLOS MALCOLM…BONANZA, with a free afro cd competition to name the western tv series.
MASSIVE ATTACK…UNFINISHED SYMPATHY, great end of evening tune.
Then our usual film /tv tunes to clear the bar, they didn’t!-STAR WARS/A-TEAM/BATMAN/DENNIS WATERMAN/GRANGE HILL/JACKSONS…NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE/ ESTHER PHILLIPS…JUST SAY GOODBYE / BUGS BUNNY..THAT’S ALL FOLKS, FOR NOW.
The trip is “ratherlikealongtrainjourneythroughgreatsceneryyouhavetobethereforallthejourneyandnotjustjumponatthelastfewstops”production for the afroba, 2010