THE TRIP AT THE AFROBA-NORMALLY ON THE LAST SATURDAY- WITH VINTAGE VINYL SESSION 66---25/9/2010. PLAYLIST and JIMS RAMBLINGS. MORE AT www.jimz.biz and FACEBOOK-JIM B. DONOVAN or AFROBA GROUP.
Variety is supposed to be the spice of life, and after last months ”focussed” jazz evening and next months Halloween special, I suppose you could say session 66 was pretty varied. I always start the evening with some plans in mind, but usually after a few requests we just seem to “go random”. Anyway that’s what the customers seem to want so who am I to deny them. It helps that I had 15 LP cases and 4 sevens boxes with me, which gives me the freedom to wander about! I started very focussed even keeping the chat down to a minimum, only checking the tunes about an hour and a half in and then going another hour an a half doing the same. After that when it got busy I did start to rabbit more, and of course I notice it more now as the recording picks up my chat, which it didn’t on the old mixer. Now I am leaving the spare equipment in situ you now have another “trip type” evening to get down to. The Mighty AC with his Tracks and Grooves is on the last Thursday. Also the new afroba FACEBOOK and THE TRIP pages are up and running so join the groups to be kept in touch with happenings. Next month we do our annual spooky session, a night earlier than usual so get witched-up, on FRIDAY OCTOBER 29th!-BCNU…Jim.
ENJOY THIS TRIP-VOICE SAMPLE
MIKE CARR…CORONATION STREET, 50 years young?
ART BLAKEY…MOANIN’, still with session 65 ringing in my ears I started with some blue note jazz.
JOHN COLTRANE…BLUE TRAIN, and continued with another.
HORACE SILVER…SONG FOR MY FATHER, and one final one.
DICK HYMAN…GREEN ONIONS, needed to test the stereo after last months cocked up recording and this is THE one to do it with.
TERRY REID…RIVER/SEASON OF THE WITCH, two from the man who turned down the vocalists job with led zepp.
JIMI HENDRIX…MACHINE GUN, forty years since he passed.
JOHN LEE HOOKER…DIMPLES, kirsten wanted some john lee, and this sounds great on playback out of hendrix!
LITTLE WALTER…MY BABE, which lead to a little blues segment.
JIMMY McCRACKLIN…THE WALK, and another to finish with.
NINA SIMONE…I PUT A SPELL ON YOU, have not played this “halloween” classic for ages, lots more on oct 29th.
INDIA/MASTERS AT WORK…I CAN’T GET NO SLEEP, sounded really fine wafting down from the rafters.
JANET JACKSON/JONI MITCHELL…GOT TILL IT’S GONE, as did this one.
INCOGNITO…OUT OF THE STORM-CARL CRAIG REMIX, supero jazztechno remix from cc.
GENTLE PEOPLE…JOURNEY-APHEX TWIN REMIX, “easy”, for aphex anyway, remix.
ST.GERMAIN…ROSE ROUGE, the jazz quartet version.
SAMUEL JONATHON JOHNSON…MY MUSIC, one of my all timers.
BEATS INTERNATIONAL…DUB BE GOOD TO ME, a random selection as I was chatting and this was the first tune I grabbed quickly!
GROOVE ARMADA…AT THE RIVER, often asked for this one.
ASHA PUTHLI…SPACE TALK, on the afro cd’s, now all gone!
QUINCY JONES…WHATS GOING ON, great jazzical version.
DONNY HATHAWAY…THE GHETTO, classic donny.
SUPREMES…HIGH ENERGY, not “hi” at all, very mellow.
ART OF NOISE…MOMENTS IN LOVE, thanks miles pd for tippin’ me on this.
PHARCYDE…RUNNIN’, the dilla remix of course.
PAT METHENY…ARE YOU GOING WITH ME, back to a bit of euro jazz.
SARAH VAUGHAN…INNER CITY BLUES, this is heaven, not played for ages.
KORGIS…EVERYBODYS GOT TO LEARN SOMETIMES, wendys in the place.
ELVIS PRESLEY…EDGE OF REALITY, thanks mighty for this one, check the vid on you-tube.
JIMI HENDRIX…WIND CRIED MARY, another jimi
LOU REED…WALK ON THE WILD SIDE, bit more “rock” than usual tonight.
SANTANA…SHE’S NOT THERE, their biggie cover of zombies tune.
IAN DURY…WAKE UP AND MAKE LOVE TO ME, another random one!
THE CLASH…TIME IS TIGHT, the clash cover booker t.
THE DOORS…RIDERS OF THE STORM, a little more rock with a jazzy edge.
CHERYL LYN…GOT TO BE REAL, currently all over the tv ads.
PRIX CHOC…SUPER DISCOUNT, with the marijuana sample.
MR. SCRUFF…GET A MOVE ON, coming soon to reading again, lets hope he pops in to see me again!
ST.GERMAIN…SENTIMENTAL MOOD, another tip from miles pd.
E.P.M.D…STRICTLY BUSINESS, andys fave hip hopper
BOBBY WOMACK…ACROSS 110 th. STREET, requested for phil the birthday boy.
DELPHONICS…DIDN’T I BLOW YOUR MIND THIS TIME, and another from jackie brown.
GIL SCOTT-HERON…ME AND THE DEVIL, andy requested and one for halloween.
STEVIE WONDER…MASTERBLASTER, always try to slip in stevie.
ALAN BOWN…THE ROCKFORD FILES and EMERGENCY 999, great 60’s geezer who’s autobiography you should grab.
KEITH MANSFIELD…FUNKY FEVER, keith grew up in slough with alan, this ones a breaks delight.
ERNIE K. DOE…HERE COME THE GIRLS, for the girls!
GIORGIO MORODER…TEARS, shadow nicked sample for organ donor.
STEINSKI…THE HISTORY OF HIP HOP, LESSON 3, THE bootleg.
BBQ BAND…IMAGINATION, for mr. ralph who will make the night one night?
PEPE BRADDOCK…DEEP BURNT, big tune last month.
TOOTS/MAYTALLS…54-36, requests for some toots and the specials so….
SPECIALS…NITE CLUB/GHOSTTOWN/GANGSTERS, with neville staples coming to reading on oct 31st.
SKATALITES…GUNS OF NAVARONNE, classic ska oldie.
TOOTS/MAYTALLS…MONKEY MAN, more toots
JIMI HENDRIX…CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC/PURPLEHAZE/ WATCHTOWER/ REMEMBER, jimi segment to close the evening.
MICHAEL JACKSON…SMOOTH CRIMINAL, requested.
JACKSON 5…NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE, our usual end of evening tune.
ESTHER PHILLIPS…JUST SAY GOODBYE, with THE one to finish
Finally as we started-MIKE CARR…CORONATION STREET…THAT’S ALL FOLKS!!
The trip is “hemakesitupashegoesalonghonestandjazzisnotafourletterword”