THE TRIP AT THE AFROBA WITH VINTAGE VINYL-THE LAST SATURDAY EACH MONTH-PLAYLIST FOR SESSION 73 ON 30th APRIL 2011, WITH THE MIGHTY AC GUESTING. MORE PLAYLISTS AND DETAILS AT www.jimz.biz
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PLEASE NOTE THE RECORDED SESSION GETS PLAYED BACK AT THE AFROBA DURING MAY.
An interesting session this one, it being the third on consecutive nights at the afroba, with a fairly full house. Two nights earlier I joined the MIGHTY AC for his regular last Thursday session TRACKS and GROOVES, and the night before we ran with the NOT THE ROYAL WEDDING DISCO! The Mighty returned to guest at this session as I had to attend another function, and he played some great stuff during his first two and a half hour set and the final half hour. I started the evening and played between 10.00 to11.30.
The next session is another Bank Holiday special on MAY 28th, with “Tracks” two nights earlier. If you like a night listening to vintage tunes you do not often hear elsewhere in Reading then these nights are for you. The background to them is at www.jimz.biz, and click on JIMZ PLAYLISTS.
RYUCHI SAKAMOTO…REPLICA, lovely little seven that I found inside one of his 80’s Japanese lp’s.
KENNY RANKIN…PEACEFUL,quiet start to the evning.
ERIK TRUFFAZ…YURI’S CHOICE, we were joined by some french friends, who were in the night before so I dropped a few for them, starting with this jazzihiphopper on blue note.
ST.GERMAIN…PONT DES ARTS, THE french band.
ALEEM…TWIN PEAKS, from a lovely french film/tv covers comp.
CUTEE B…CHARLIES ANGELS…and another from the same lp.
UNDERWOLVES…PREMA REDENTOR, long and very strong, drumandbassindiangroover.
LARRY HEARD…STARS, 1992 remix of some original Chicago techno.
-Then the MIGHTY AC jumped on;
GIL SCOTT HERON…B-MOVIE, great start, much played tune.
AMP FIDDLER with SLY and ROBBIE…LONELY, and the first I did not know.
YO LA TENGO…NUCLEAR WAR, only three in and he drops this corker!
SU-PAKA-POOH…THEME DE YOYO, and another!
RHYTHIM IS RHYTHIM…NUDE PHOTO, can it get much better than this?
JUSTIN HINDS…PERSIAN CAT, classic ska to change the mood.
RAMSEY LEWIS…LES FLEUR, amazing laid back groover.
ODYSSEY…OUR LIVES ARE SHAPED BY WHAT WE LOVE, second one I was unaware of!
CYMANDE…DOVE, big afro tune, breakbeatastic.
ERYKAH BADU…ON AND ON, summer in sydney mix, eb gets “added” to.
SLY AND ROBBIE…LA ISLA BONITA, madonna cry your eyes out!
INTERNATIONAL PONY…”LA MODA”, another new to me.
THE GO! TEAM…HUDDLEFLASH, and another.
TULLIO DE PISCOPA…FASTNESS, know this guy but not this tune.
BRAKES…ALL NIGHT DISCO PARTY, why not?, regulations!
TOM VEK…NOTHING BUT GREEN LIGHTS, another new to me.
THE NORMAL…WARM LEATHERETTE, a theme is now apparent, great remakes of old classics,
STEREO MC’S…WHAT IS SOUL,… like this one.
SAUL WILLIAMS…LIST OF DEMANDS, hiphop don’t stop.
DJ KRUSH…MEISO, shadow klub remix.
HERBIE HANCOCK…FAT ALBERT ROTUNDA, with THE breakbeat.
MANZEL...SPACE FUNK, great 70’s floating syn. disco.
BONNIE BRAMLETT…YOUR KIND OF KINDNESS, funkicountry.
UNDISPUTED TRUTH…BIG JOHN IS MY NAME, 70’s motown funker.
RAMSEY LEWIS…SEXY SADIE, from the mother natures son lp!
DEMIS ROUSSOS…L.O.V.E., big afro fave from a big guy.
BILLY PAUL…COMPARED TO WHAT, another version of this classic tune.
WAR…GALAXY, this band usually manage to sneak in at most sessions.
MARVIN GAYE…FUNKY SPACE REINCARNATION, one the mighty re-introduced me to.
PARLIAMENT…UP FOR THE DOWN STROKE, funktastic.
RUTH COPELAND…GIMME SHELTER, great take on the stones tune.
CONTEXT…IF I HAD A BAND, another new to me.
THE BAMBOOS…HAPPY, and another.
MR.SCRUFF…BEYOND, our “mentor”
BOB SEGAR SYSTEM…RAMBLIN’ GAMBLIN’ MAN, countryfolkfunk.
THE SIMON SOUND…WE’VE JUST BEGUN, modern moog take on jimmy castor classic.
MC PITMAN…WITNESS THE PITNESS, long time since I heard this one.
LEWIS TAYLOR…LOVELIGHT, with a great afro vibe to it!
Then Jim’s back on:
CAPTAIN AND TENNILLE…SONG FOR MY FATHER, easi band go funki jazz bonkers.
NUYORIKAN SOUL…BLACK GOLD OF THE SUN, most played afro tune.
JUDY ROBERTS…NEVER WAS LOVE, first of four new to my box, great “expansions” type vocal.
MORGANA KING…TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS, what a gem this take is on the beatles tune.
SANDY NELSON…CISCO KID, 60’s “rocker” funks up war tune in the early 70’s.
JORGE AUTORI…AQUELE ABRACO, rare south american 60’s bossa funk.
SHIRLEY BASSEY/YELLO…THE RHYTHM DIVINE, kirstens current fave.
BONNIE TYLER…TOTAL ECLIPSE OF MY HEART, not quite afroba music this 80’s power ballad, but played for jess working the bar with Kirsten, and a “left over” from the “not the royal wedding disco” the night before.
EAST 17!!!…HOUSE OF LOVE, another from the night before from the t-mobile spoof wedding ad.
BOBBY WOMACK...ACROSS 110th STREET, back to “normal” with this much played afro fave.
STONE ROSES…FOOLS GOLD, james brown nicked drums classic.
STONE ROSES…MADE OF STONE, requested.
KRS 1…THE SOUND OF THE POLICE, another request.
DE LA SOUL…ego trippin’, from our artists of the month last month.
DIAMOND D./CRU…THE HIATUS REMIX, thanks to mpd for this one.
MAD PROFESSOR…NIGHT IN CAIRO, another new to the box, great “dubsandancer”.
MARVIN GAYE…WHAT’S GOING ON… reality check time.
DARRELL BANKS…OPEN THE DOOR TO YOUR HEART, this one and the one above played as a result of chatting with an interested guy about motown and 60’s soul.
TOOTS AND THE MAYTALLS…54-46 WAS MY NUMBER, requested and he’s back in reading later on this year.
DESMOND DEKKER…OO7, another reggae request.
SIMARYP…SKINHEAD MOONSTOMP, one for paul and his “superyob” night playing in reading on the same night.
CYNDI LAUPER...TIME AFTER TIME, another for jess, stuck in the 80’s.
FLEETWOOD MAC…LITTLE LIES, and another I would never normally play, but jess twisted my arm!
Then MIGHTY’S back to finish us off!!!
IKE TURNER...GETTING’ NASTY, well!
EAST OF EDEN…JIG A JIG, from mighty’s dancin’ roots.
HANDSOME BOY MODELLING SCHOOL…THE PROJECT, great choice.
MUSCLE SHOALS HORNS…BREAKDOWN, this mans been there!
ABBA… THE VISITORS, one of their few we can get away with!
RONNIE COOK…GO GOO MUCK, downhome!
PAUL NICHOLAS…LAMPLIGHTER, not the sort of tune he is normally associated with.
SHIRLEY ELLIS…CLAPPING SONG, the mighty deserves a clap for his sets.
LONDON ELEKTRICITY…THE STRANGEST SECRET, final one I do not know.
JUSTIN HINDS…CARRY GO BRING COME, skatastic, and the final one I do know!
The trip is a “haveyouvisitedthereadingsteadygoexhibitionatreadingmuseumyet”