THE TRIP AT THE AFROBA WITH VINTAGE VINYL PLAYLIST FOR SESSION 64 -31st JULY 2010, WITH JIM. MORE PLAYLISTS AT HYPERLINK "http://www.jimz.biz" www.jimz.biz, and JIM B DONOVAN on Facebook.
Well another “interesting” session. The a-bar did not fill to capacity, but it remained nicely full for the most part of the latter part of the evening, and the vibe, the requests and the general chatting was great. I was a little more “apprehensive” than usual, due to an aspect that in reality is very positive. I am now being allowed to leave my spare equipment in situ, to spare me hours having to bring it in and out, which means initially that coming on August 26th., is another night called TRACKS and GROOVES, which the Mighty AC and myself are undertaking to compliment the trip. However the spare equipment is not quite up to my usual clobber, but basically it got me through the night, with a few problems like one styus going funny on me and odd bits of feedback where the levels were not quite right. Plus with a different mixer I am not able to record the evening without it picking up my chatting on the mike, so in future playback of the recording during the week will include moi chatting as well as the music, sorry!
The next session our annual “Sod the Reading Festival” night on AUGUST 28th., sees the return for “one night only” of my old afroba evening “NO ROOM FOR SQUARES”, which means that the night will be more jazz orientated than usual. Do not let this put you off, my interpretation of “jass” is very broad, as you can tell from some of the old playlists on my website. Also I have hooked up with the “Jazz in Reading“ organisers and they are including the night on their mailing lists, so who knows what the turnout will be like. If you only like pure trip type music-if there is such a thing- then at least come along to our new night two night earlier, but be bold and try them both!
The evening was dedicated to Harry Beckett and Rammell Zee, both very different musicians but both iconic in their own fields, they will be sadly missed. BCNU-Jim.
HARRY BECKETT…METROPOLIS PART 9, started with a short tribute to one of our great trumpet players who passed away recently.
HARRY BECKETT…NO TIME FOR HELLO, harry was due to play at readings jazz café two days earlier, and byron wallen stepped in to do a tribute to the man.
JAZZ WARRIORS…IN REFERENCE TO OUR FOREFATHERS FATHERS DREAMS, and I played a few sets between byrons featuring harry.
PAT METHENY…ARE YOU GOING WITH ME, mellow jazzy cut oft played.
SOFT MACHINE…A CONCISE BRITISH ALPHABET, first play for this brit corker.
GARRY BARTZ…I’VE KNOWN RIVERS, can never get enough of this tribute to langston Hughes, who byron also paid tribute to.
MUTABARUKA/JOE CLAUSSELL…DIS POEM, great “up” poetic tune
ALICE COLTRANE…GOVINDA JAI JAI, one of the mighty’s faves.
CURTIS MAYFIELD….MOVE ON UP, and one of mine.
KORGIS…EVERYBODYS GOT TO LEARN SOMETIMES, a young lady I used to work with and who suffered at my works discos in the past popped in to see me, and I played a few oldies for her.
WATERBOYS…WHOLE OF THE MOON, for the late shelagh maxine eaton.
DUSTY SPRINGFIELD…SON OF A PREACHER MAN, classique dusti.
BEATLES…STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER, classique beatlez, played for stevens son..
JANET JACKSON/Q TIP…GOT TILL IT’S GONE, sort of oldie/newie ish!
JULIE DRISCOLL/BRIAN AUGER…LIGHT MY FIRE, brians playing up in town as I play this.
RANDY CRAWFORD/CRUSADERS…STREETLIFE, better known now for the jackie brown film.
R.A.M.P….EVERYBODY LOVES THE SUNSHINE, sunshines taken everybody off on their hols!.
ST.GERMAIN…SENTIMENTAL MOOD, for miles pd.
DJ SHADOW…INFLUX, first of two shads of the evening.
BEACH BOYS…GOOD TIMING, for a regular who loves his bb’s.
DOORS…RIDERS ON THE STORM, love the “jazz “ in this one.
FREDDIE HUBBARD/AL JARREAU…LITTLE SUNFLOWER, pete and marlene arrive and I drop this vocal freddie.
JOHN SCHROEDER…SOUTH AMERICAN GETAWAY, butch cassidy gets “funked”
JIMMY SMITH…HANG EM’ HIGH, big tune two months ago, so on it goes again.
LEE MORGAN…SIDEWINDER, long one so I can have a chat, and to pump up the next session that will be “all jazzi”.
ASTRUD GILBERTO…BEGINNINGS, one that pete likes and he has the usa pressing.
MAX TUNDRA…WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN, met this guy at the doubledotbash where the mighty and myself played recently, is he bonkers?
TOOTS/MAYTALS…FUNKY KINGSTON, saw these guys again recently in reading.
WILLIAM E…THE CHAMP, south african cover version of a cover version.
TIGHT BROS…25 MILES, was given this lovely little seven so bunged it on.
GENE PITNEY…MECCA, for mr.bob on facebook, A classic.
GANGSTARR…MOMENT OF TRUTH, dropped this in the middle of an indie night at south street, and boy did it work.
RAMMELL ZEE…THE LECTURE/BEAT BOP, for the late rammell.
ROTARY CONNECTION…BLACK GOLD OF THE SUN, the class original, which always causes someone to pop over to chat about it.
HOLLIES…DRAGGIN’ MY HEELS, one from the old program nights, discotastic-for a pop group anyway.
KEITH MANSFIELD…FUNKY FANFARE, another program classic.
RAY DAVIES…SUPERSTITION, from the “funk in hell” lp.
4-HERO…BLACK GOLD OF THE SUN, one of the ‘later” versions and played recently as tune 10,000.
GRANT GREEN…A DAY IN THE LIFE, requested classic.
CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA…ODE TO THE BIG SEA, and another.
BLACKALICIOUS…SWAN LAKE, INSTRUMENTAL, second shadow.
GIORGIO MORODER…TEARS, one that shadow nicked for organ donor.
PEGGY LEE…SPINNING WHEEL, funky pegz.
PRETTY PURDIE…SOUL DRUMS, stylus problem kicks in need to switch back to peggy.
PEGGY LEE…DOCK OF THE BAY, which we do whilst I replace the stylus.
MARVIN GAYE/MICHAEL McDONALD…I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE, bootleg with extra beats mixing the two versions.
BROTHERS JOHNSON…STRAWBERRY LETTER 23, classic classy disco.
GEORGE BENSON…EL BARRIO, chatting about benson/nu yorikan soul re black gold of the sun, so on this goes.
DATA...OPTIMUS PRIME, UNDERDOG REMIX, just adore this one from the late 90’s.
DE LA SOUL…A ROLLER SKATING JAM NAMED SATURDAY, the bar is fuller but not rammed, but on it goes anyway.
BABY D…I NEED YOUR LOVING, another big a-bar classic.
DELPHONICS…DIDN’T I BLOW YOUR MIND THIS TIME, requested and used in jackie brown.
NICK DRAKE…BRYTER LATER, was asked for donovan but had none with me, so go for this, another funky folkie. I left the mike open by mistake quite a lot and this one has some “nice” crowd background sound.
THIRD BARDO…5 YEARS AHEAD OF MY TIME, was asked for question mark and the mysterons, didn’t have it so on goes another classic garage tune.
BECK…DEVILS HAIRCUT, mucho afro played tune.
LED ZEPPLIN…KASHMIR, geezer sees me thumbing thru’ tunes and stops me at zep., so on goes this classic.
APHEX TWIN…ANALOGUE BUBBLEBATH, our lovely “woinker”
FINGERS INC…CAN YOU FEEL IT, mixing aphex into a house classic.
SKATALITES…GUNS OF NAVARONNE, request for some original ska.
CARLOS MALCOLM…BONANZA SKA, and more ska.
DJ CHUCK CHILLOUT…I’M LARGE, with the uncleared james bond sample.
DE LA SOUL…MAGIC NUMBER, kirsteen requested.
TRAMMPS…RUBBER BAND, one that ralph let me borrow, used by dilla on donuts.
ROSE ROUGE…SO FLUTE, another jazzer to pump up the trip/no room for squares night, in august.
Finally a few film/tv tunes including of course THE A-TEAM, and to finish THE JACKSON…NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE and ESTHER PHILLIPS...JUST SAY GOODBYE, with BUGS BUNNY…THAT’S ALL FOLKS
The trip is a “LOOKINGFORWARDTOTRACKSANDGROOVESANDTHERETURNOFNOROOMFORSQUARES-JAZZISNOTAFOURLETTERWORDHONEST”production.