The TRIP at the afroba with vintage vinyl, Session 68-27th. November 2010, playlist and Jim’s ramblings. More at www.jimz.biz and Jim B. Donovan and Afroba Group on Facebook.
Standing room only and the bar nearly drunk dry!, plus me playing a few tunes just about sums up another very busy evening. However a quiet start where I got to drop some “winter” tunes, then a nice middle section “build”, then right “up” to end where we had to say goodbye at midnight. Kirsten and Jess really worked their socks off-if they were wearing any !-behind the bar, and so nice to see Liam and his mates in celebrating a birthday. The Mighty AC also was in the house fresh from his brilliant session Tracks and Grooves at the afroba, two nights earlier. His next session is on December 23 rd, so skip the late Christmas shopping and drop in to drop out!
The next session of the TRIP is on FRIDAY 17th DECEMBER, our annual Xmas special. There is the possibility that we may run with a New Years Eve session, so keep an eye on the posters in the afroba, or either join the facebook group, or attend the next session to keep in touch. Also don’t forget the recorded session 68 gets played back, all five and a half hours of it at the afroba during the week.
HAL BLAINE…TRIPPIN’ OUT, what better than a trip titled tune to start.
LOU DONALDSON…MUSTY RUSTY, just got this great 1965 jazz groover.
CHOCOLATE MILK TIME MACHINE, mr. scruff fave.
AIR…DIRTY TRIP, another with THE title.
WICKER MAN S/T…WILLOWS SONG, for the late Ingrid Pitt, bless her.
WOUT STEINHUIS…HUM-DONO, superb easi-jazz take on a joe harriott tune.
ZODIAC…AQUARIUS, inspired by the electra records documentary the night before on BBC4.
CARL CRAIG…WONDERFUL LIFE, winterjazzhousetechno.
FILA BRAZILLIA…NATURE BOY, a tune I first heard in the early 60’s.
SARAH VAUGHAN…MYSTERY OF MAN, just got this real rarity, gp fave.
LAURA NYRO…ROLL OF THE OCEAN, and another classy one new to my box.
BILL EVANS/FREDDIE HUBBARD…INTERPLAY, with a third newie for the crates.
CANNONBALL ADDERLEY/DAVID AXELROD…TENSITY, long and very strong
GIL SCOTT-HERON…SAVE THE CHILDREN, first play for this great live version.
UNDERWOLVES…BIRD SONG, for Kirsten.
AHMAD JAMAL…MELLOWDRAMA, mellow pianist goes power jazz.
ERNESTINE ANDERSON…ALL BLUES, another new to my boxes.
ORB…LITTLE FLUFFY CLOUDS, full of snow……
MR. SCRUFF/ROOTS MANUVA… JUS JUS, andy and roots together.
DORIS…BEATMAKER, “random” seven, happened to be at the front of my box.
MR. SCRUFF…KALIMBA, andy making his “own” music
DANIEL SALINAS…2001, place is really packed now so on goes an”intro” tune.
KATE BUSH…CLOUDBURSTING-ORGANON REMIX, just love this mix.
BROTHERS JOHNSON…STRAWBERRY LETTER 23, classy 70’s disco.
LEAGUE UNLIMITED ORC…HARD TIMES, always a popular one in the shop.
GEORGE BENSON…EL BARRIO, a little warm latino to diss the cold weather.
4-HERO…BLACK GOLD OF THE SUN, just about dropped at every session.
BECK…DEVILS HAIRCUT, movin’ “uptempo”
BLACKALICIOUS/SHADOW…SWAN LAKE, INSTRUMENTAL, take on “people make the world go round”, with an “odd” ending on playback!
TINA TURNER…WHOLE LOTTA LOVE, soul meets metal.
DE LA SOUL…EGO TRIPPIN’, off their third LP.
COLDCUT…AUTUMN LEAVES, with my favourite flintsones-you can’t go back in time-dialogue and some martin luther king speech samples inserted.
NIGHTMARES ON WAX…LES NUITS, and another typical “opener” played late.
CARL CRAIG…AT LES, more crisp winter techno.
DOORS…LIGHT MY FIRE, more electra.
EARTH WIND FIRE…SATURDAY NIGHT, the one for a very rammed bar.
DE LA SOUL…ROLLER SKATING JAM NAMED SATURDAY, with this of course to follow.
BOBBY WOMACK…ACROSS 110 ST…requested afro fave.
GANGSTARR…MOMENT OF TRUTH, just about my fave guru.
PEPE BRADDOCK…DEEP BURNT, getting a lot of plays of late, sampling freddie hubbard, superb technohousejazz.
ROLLING STONES…SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL, NC REMIX, from last months halloween special.
AVERAGE WHITE BAND…PICK UP THE PIECES, with the “hook”.
CHERYL LYN…GOT TO BE REAL, discoooooo.
FELA KUTI…LADY, requested.
PHARCYDE…RUNNIN’, requested classic.
J.DILLA…DONUTS EXTRACT, and another.
STEINSKI…HISTORY OF HIP HOP LESSON 3, the “cutup” bootleg.
JURASSIC 5…JAYOU, another a-bar fave.
TOOTS/MAYTALLS…MONKEY MAN, requested.
MARCIA GRIFFITHS…FEELS LIKE JUMPIN’, and staying in reggae stylee.
PRINCE BUSTER…MADNESS, with one more original.
MARVIN GAYE/MICHAEL McDONALD…GRAPEVINE REMIX, “beatastic”
STONE ROSES…FOOLS GOLD, first bit of “indie?”
ST. GERMAIN…ROSE ROUGE, jazzhousetastic.
ELLA FITZGERALD…SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE, requested.
MARVA WHITNEY…THIS GIRLS IN LOVE WITH YOU, classy marva.
ROTARY CONNECTION…BLACK GOLD OF THE SUN, the 60’s original.
OMNI TRIO…TRIPPIN’ ON BROKEN BEATS, a little d and b with A title.
MR. SCRUFF…GET A MOVE ON, final one from andrew.
DUSTY SPRINGFIELD…SON OF A PREACHER MAN/SOME OF YOUR LOVING, requested, but with an excited attendee causing deck skip!
ADRIANO CELENTANO...PRISENCOLINENSINAINCIUSOL, pronounce this!
BEATLES...HELLO GOODBYE, hint to go time.
If you are listening to this on playback from here on I lost the plot a bit, but it had been a very busy and long session, at least that’s my excuse, so…..
FILM/TV towards the end…AVENGERS KINKY BOOTS/WATERSHIP DOWN/DR. WHO/GRANGE HILL etc., with a few competitions slipped in, and both won by the same lady. Plus a few words from Kirsten and Jess, then…
ESTHER PHILLIPS…JUST SAY GOODBYE, another end of evening tune.
SAM COOKE…ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT, yep just another one!
TYRELL CORPORATION...I’M GOING HOME, well I was, but the crowd were moving on elsewhere ”because they are young, and I am not!)
ROOTS MANUVA…DREAMY DAYS, requested and I’m in a daze!!
THAT’S ALL FOLKS…….until FRIDAY DECEMBER 17th
The trip is a -“Soknackeredbytheendoftheeveningijustlefteverythinginsituandwentbackonsundaytosortitoutandgetitalloutofthebar”Production, 2010.