The trip at the afroba with vintage vinyl session 69-17/12/2010. PLAYLIST and JIMS RAMBLINGS. MORE AT www.jimz.biz and JIM B. DONOVAN and AFROBA GROUP ON FACEBOOK…..
Well we ran with the session a couple of weeks early and on a Friday so the a bar was not as rammed as usual, but still full enough for a nice pre xmas vibe, where I chose not to drop too much xmassy stuff due to tracks and grooves at the afroba happening on the following thursday, and the fact that the session will get played back during January. Also I was not feeling 100% and closed down the session an hour earlier than usual. Of course the moment I mentioned this the bar filled up but I’m afraid I stopped anyway. The next session is on SATURDAY 29th JANUARY, where I drop lots of the top tunes I played during 2010, plus two nights earlier TRACKS and GROOVES on THURSDAY 27th, starts the new year with a wallop! Have a great chrissy and look forward to seeing you in eleven….
Santa claus conquers the martians soundtrack sample.
SYZYGY…I AM THE SKY, so nice to be able to play just about anything-providing it’s good!, and so I started the session with four nice wintery 90’s ambient tracks…
RISING HIGH COLLECTIVE…LIQUID
NEW LONDON SCHOOL OF ELECTRONICS…THE DEPEST CUT.
NEIL ARDLEY/NJO…DUSK FIRE, a little out of place after the previous four, but I have so been waiting to play this piece of very rare british jazz from the 60’s, that I have only just obtained-thanks dj- that it just had to get on.
ROLAND KIRK…WE THREE KINGS, the first xmassy one, jazztastic.
LAURA NYRO…ROLL OF THE OCEAN, this years great “find” from 1988.
CHOCOLATE MILK…TIME MACHINE, thanks to mr. scruff for this corker.
PSYCHONAUTS...TIME MACHINE PART 1, same title as previous but very different, coldcut cutting up mowax.
DAVID AXELROD…A DIVINE IMAGE, sort of xmassy with great beats.
DEXTER WANSEL…THEME FROM THE PLANETS, another mello one.
AL KOOPER…HER HOLY MODAL MAJESTY, THE man featured in the new waxpoetics magazine.
WAR …WORLD IS A GHETTO, with war in WP as well.
SYL JOHNSON…EVERYBODY NEED LOVE, and a free seven inside WP.
BILL WITHERS…RUBY LEE, another one checked in WP.
DONNY HATHAWAY…THE GHETTO, much played classic.
GRANT GREEN…JOSHUA FIT DE BATTLE OB JERICHO, superb blue note jazz take from our fave guitarist.
THIEVERY CORPORATION…SHAOLIN SATELLITE, “wintery?”
GIL SCOTT HERON…SAVE THE CHILDREN, been playing this great version a lot of late.
KELIS …SUSPENDED, bit of “modern r and b”, for me anyway!
ERYKAH BADU…ON AND ON, and another.
DE LA SOUL…ego trippin, amazing track from their third and no so well selling lp.
GANGSTARR…STEP IN THE ARENA, tribute to the late guru.
DJ SHADOW…ZIMBABWE LEGIT, early shadz.
J DILLA…LOADS OF DONUTS, can never play enuf’ dilla
DATA...OPTIMUS PRIME, the underwolves remix of the 80’s favourite toy!
VESSIE SIMMONS...XMAS PARTY RAP, first “proper” xmas tune, raptastic.
CUTMASTER DC…THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, with another off usa twelve from the early 80’s.
RUN DMC…CHRISTMAS IN HOLLIS, “crossover rap”
JAMES BROWN…SIGNS OF CHRISTMAS, 60’s original.
4-HERO…BLACK GOLD OF THE SUN, never fail to drop this.
HORACE SILVER…ACID, POT AND PILLS, first play for this bluenoter from 1970.
WICKER MAN SOUNDTRACK…WILLOWS SONG, fast turning into our tune of the year, with a great seasonal feel.
CAL TJADER…GIMME SHELTER, the stones get moogedjazzedup, lots of interest in this one.
AUGUSTUS PABLO…ROCKERS DUB, first dubber of the night.
STEVIE WONDER…MASTERBLASTER, requested.
LEAGUE UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA…HARD TIMES, 80’s “hard” electro.
STONE ROSES…SHE BANGS MY DRUM, requested.
MARVIN GAYE…WHAT’S GOING ON, I’m starting to flag a bit that’s what!
JIMMY SMITH...I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY, another big tune with THE break.
LEAGUE UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA…SOUND OF THE CROWD, more 80’s SPAGHETTI HEAD…FUNKY AXE, another with a break to die for.
ADRIANO CELENTANO…PRISENCOLINENSINAINCIUSOL, pronounce that!
ROOTS MANUVA…DREAMY DAYS, never miss rm.
PEPE BRADDOCK…DEEP BURNT, another big tune this year, thanks mpd.
CYMANDE…B.R.A, going breaktastic towards the end.
OTIS REDDING…MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY, xmassoultastic.
WILLOWS SONG, again and requested.
BOBBY WOMACK…ACROSS 110th STREET, another request.
JOHN DENVER/MUPPETS…TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, a geezer actually asked for some john Denver, who for obvious reasons has never been in my box, but because it was Christmas I just happened to have his album with the muppets with me!, so on it goes and we finish with a “singalong”
and is a PRODUCTION for the afroba, the last in 2010.