The trip at the afroba with vintage vinyl, SESSION 67-29th OCTOBER 2010, HALLOWEEN SPECIAL PLAYLIST and JIMS RAMBLINGS. MORE at www.jimz.biz, and FACEBOOK-JIM B. DONOVAN or AFROBA GROUP. NEXT SESSION ON NOVEMBER 27th
Well we moved the night one evening forward to coincide with the afroba Halloween fancy dress party, and boy was it a busy one, especially after 9.00, when the fancy dressers turned up en masse, check the facebook photos! The plot for me was to get as much halloweeny type music in as possible as well as pay respects to Mr. Scruff for his great gig in reading recently. When he popped into the shop I presented him with a set of 8 afroba cd’s, so watch out in future for afroba type music turning up in his sets. The afroba staff spent ages decorating the place, which together with some of my horror posters and Elvira in the window really caught the atmosphere. I also laid on some Horror-and a few others!, SUPER 8 films, which we had given a shot at, at the previous nights new session TRACKS and GROOVES, which you must get down to on the last Thursday. Towards the end we got into a little reggae/ska music to pave the way for Neville Staples of the Specials gig on Halloween itself, at which I drop yet more tunes, and show more films! So onward and up ward to the next session, with news then of our Xmas specials-Yours, Count Jimula.
COLDCUT/MIXMASTER MORRIS…AUTUMN LEAVES, with boris karloff, and plan 9 from outer space dialog over it.
SCIENTIST…VOODOO CURSE, great dub again with some horror dialog inserted.
WHOLE DARN FAMILY…7 MINUTES OF FUNK, crackin’, flowin’ 70’s funk.
FELA KUTI…LADY, mr. scruff started his set with a long afrobeat segment.
MR. SCRUFF…KALIMBA, and the man himself in afrobeat stylee.
FILA BRAZILLIA…NATURE BOY, lovely version of one of my favourite tunes.
KELIS…SUSPENDED, with some downbeat r and b /hip hop to following.
SWINGLE SINGERS…PRELUDE AND FUGUE IN C MINOR, classical gassss.
WAYNE SHORTER…FOOTPRINTS, off to see him next year at the barbican.
HERBIE HANCOCK…DEATHWISH, herbies also on the previous track.
CANNONBALL ADDERLEY…TENSITY, superb axelrod involved tune, and very long.
OUTKAST…PLAYERS BALL, thanks to steve for reminding me of this band.
DR. OCTAGON…EARTH PEOPLE, ages since I played this “killer”.
THIEVERY CORP…2001, A SPLIFF ODYSSEY, great downbeat to follow doc ock, with the same beats.
AIR …DIRTY TRIP, why do I love this?
LINDA NOVEMBER...I’M COMING HOME, from the devil in miss jones soundtrack.
STEVE MARCUS…TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS, with alec saunders” a witch is born”/vincent price with “horror and witchcraft” dialogue over.
JOHNNY DANKWORTH…RETURN FROM THE ASHES, third soundtrack tune of the night
ROY BUDD…WHO DARES WINS, and another.
PAT BOONE...THE ADDICTS PSALM, and a final one from the “cross and the switchblade” film with THE breakbeat.
RAY DAVIES…SUPERSTITION, from the “funk in hell” lp.
CINEMATIC ORC…ODE TO THE BIG SEA, big afro fave.
A GUY CALLED GERALD…VOODOO RAY, another “spooky” one!
LANDSCAPE…NORMAN BATES, and another really odd one.
CHOCOLATE MILK…TIME MACHINE, thanks to mr. s. for tippin’ me on this one.
PHIL UPCHURCH…KEEP ON TRIPPIN’, another of my “themes”
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD…MORNING GLORY/LIFE AND DEATH, funktastic!
VAMPIROS LESBOS SOUNDTRACK, then all hell broke loose as the bar filled to capacity.
ATOMIC ROOSTER…DEVILS ANSWER, so on with the halloweeny stuff.
SCREAMIN’ J. HAWKINS…I PUT A SPELL ON YOU, and again.
JANIE JONES…WITCHES BREW, with another!
ROLLING STONES… SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL, and yet more!
SCIENTIST…VOODOO CURSE, with this again.
SPECIALS…GHOST TOWN, and more ghosts!
FUN BOY 3…AIN’T WHAT YOU DO, nevilles band after the specials.
MR. SCRUFF…GET A MOVE ON, with his classic to follow, and a competition tune.
BOBBY BYRD…I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL, getting some funk back in.
MICHAEL JACKSON…THRILLER, requested of course, and a bit jumpy on playback due to mucho dancing.
JACKSON 5…I WANT YOU BACK, and another.
BOBBY WOMACK…ACROSS 110 th STREET, big afro fave.
JAMES LAST…BABALU, miscue, but still a great track.
STEVIE WONDER…ALL I DO, could not find “superstition”.
BOBBY PICKETT…MONSTER MASH, requested of course.
VIC MIZZY…ADDAMS FAMILY THEME, superb theme.
SCREAMING J. HAWKINS…I PUT A SPELL ON YOU, again.
ROOTS MANUVA…DREAMY DAYS, not too much hip hop tonight so try to correct that.
SAKAMOTO…RIOT IN LAGOS, for Ralph who finally dropped in.
PEPE BRADDOCK…DEEP BURNT, loads of interest in this corker which sampled the following tune…
FREDDIE HUBBARD…LITTLE SUNFLOWER, the vocal original.
JURASSIC 5…CONCRETE SCHOOLYARD, not too much hop hip tonight, so…
FELA KUTI…ARMY ARRANGEMENT, request for some more fela
SHEB WOOLEY…PURPLE PEOPLE EATER, another naff’ horror one.
RAY PARKER…GHOSTBUSTERS, with another one requested.
RED LIPSTIQUE…DRAC’S BACK, naff 70’s dicso
HOT BLOOD…DISCO DRACULA, and another.
MARCIA GRIFFITHS…FEELS LIKE JUMPIN’, moving in some reggae
ALTHA/DONNA…UPTOWN TOP RANKIN’, and another
SPECIALS…MESSAGE TO YOU RUDI/GANGSTERS/RATRACE, requested.
SKATALITES…GUNS OF NAVARONNE, original ska.
WARRIORS THEME/NOWHERE TO RUN, from the film soundtrack by barry de vorzon.
GEN. SAINT/CLINT EASTWOOD…ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST, great toasting dub.
TOOTS…PRESSURE DROP, which for some strange reason I cut short!
ROLANDO AL…FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, more original ska.
CHERYL LYN…GOT TO BE REAL, with a bit of disco to follow.
SNEEKIE/TOMBOY…AND YOU DON’T STOP, and another sampling le freak.
TOOTS…54-46 IS MY NUMBER/MONKEY MAN, requested, but a bit jumpy on playback due to dancin’.
PRINCE BUSTER…EVERYBODY SKA, final ska original
ADRIANO CELENTANO...PRISENCOLINENSINAINCIUSOL, asked for the “ foreign gibberish” tune. I guessed it was this one and I was right, for once
FILM TV TUNES- the A TEAM THEME and BATMAN then/JACKSONS…NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE…..
The trip is a “woodworksqueeksandoutcomethefreaks” production for count jimula and the afroba.