The trip at the afroba SESSION 75, with vintage vinyl-25th June 2011, PLAYLIST.
Right lets get the plugs out of the way first. This session, now in year 8, is always on the last Saturday. Tracks and Grooves, one year young, with the Mighty AC is always on the last Thursday. Both are vintage vinyl nights, and the music covers the 1940’s almost to date!. Mostly it is club music, jazz, black dance music, lounge! but often wanders off into indie, pop, and rock depending on the mood and the crowd. Also this evening is recorded and is played back during the month following. As a result of this some downloads are available on the AFOBA Facebook page which you are very welcome to join. Dozens of playlists for this and my other evenings are at HYPERLINK "http://www.jimz.biz" www.jimz.biz - just click on jimz playlists. Plus as part of the Outsideinside festival two extra sessions are here during JULY on the 9th and the 23 rd. They are titled REGGAE STEADY GO and celebrate on vinyl 50 years of Jamaican music, with Caribbean food available as well. They both run from 4.00 to Midnight.
Ok back to the session, somewhat busier than last month, but still needing a few more attendees to get it back to how it used to be in the old days! Gil Scott Heron was featured again, as were some Glastonbury artists, and I managed to avoid the Wombles. Plus I had completely forgotten it was the second anniversary of Michael Jacksons death, so when I was reminded a few tunes went on. Nice to have Ralph and his friends in the house and Jason and Helen from Hampshire who came a distance and stayed over in Reading as a result. I had been playing out the night before at the Town Hall as part of the 60’s exhibition, so was a little jaded, but because the bar was not packed I was able to keep the evening fairly cool with not too much “ up “ stuff.
So on with the playlist, which if you are reading this before the Doubledot bash at South street on JULY 2nd. includes a few tunes on this playlist that get a replay there as the Mighty and myself are representing the afroba in the main room between acts.
Thanks for reading this and keep on keepin’ on/Jim.
NORRIE PARAMOR---THEME FROM COLOMBO, had to start with a tribute to peter falk
GIL SCOTT-HERON—GIVE HER A CALL/MORNING THOUGHTS, two of his finest, lesser known, but both amazing.
STEREOLAB—BLAUE MILCH, from the tribute to peter thomas lp.
MARK ALMOND—THE CITY, perfect one for the warm weather.
RAY BRYANT—CUBANO CHANT, jazz giant who passed away earlier in the month.
DR. MUSIC—BEDTIME STORY, superb cover of a herbie tune, who follows!
HERBIE HANCOCK—SUCCOTASH, from the mans third lp in 1963, drumsbrushestastic!
BLACKBYRDS—ROCK CREEK PARK, one I would not have had with me, but Jason popped into the shop earlier and I took with me my shop copy, which he then purchased after I had played it, record fair on the run!
RAMSEY LEWIS—KAFANYA MAPENZI, touring at the moment so on goes this classic mooger.
GIL SCOTT-HERON—THE BOTTLE/HELLO SUNDAY/THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED, three better known ones from THE man.
GARY BARTZ—I’VE KNOWN RIVERS, mucho played 70’s original.
GIL SCOTT-HERON—RE-RON, number six tonight.
LEO’S SUNSHIP—GIVE ME THE SUNSHINE, me and my classic weather tunes.
MFSB—LOVE IS THE MESSAGE, looking for a long and strong one so I can have a chat.
SUPREMES—HIGH ENERGY, amazing 70’s “cultmellodisco” track.
SARAH VAUGHAN---SUMMERTIME, the verve remix.
MARY WELLS—DEAR LOVER, back to the 60’s for a soul stunner.
MICHAEL JACKSON—HUMAN NATURE/MAN IN THE MIRROR, two years!
KOOL AND THE GANG—SUMMER MADNESS, first of the glasto artists featured with the weather/mood tune.
TERRY REID—STAY WITH ME BABY, he’s at glasto, the man who turned down the lead vocalist job with led zep.
DJ SHADOW—THE NUMBERS SONG, another glasto artiste!
CHOCOLATE MILK—TIME MACHINE, andy scruff fave and ours!
GIL SCOTT-HERON—SPIRITS, from his only 90’s lp.
MILES DAVIS—ALL BLUES, it would not be the trip without md.
YELLO/SHIRLEY BASSEY—THE RHYTHM DIVINE, kirsten fave!
GEORGE SHEARING—AQUARIUS, the first of two breakbeat tunes for Ralph.
JIMMY SMITH—I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY, breakstastic!
WU TANG CLAN—WU-REVOLUTION, not much hip hop so far tonight, so played because they are at glasto.
CARL COX—THE PLAYER, he’s back and at glasto, almost a carlcraiger!
PRINCE FATTY—INSANE IN THE BRAIN, here I am with thousands of records and ralph brings in just a few including this one and it just breaks the place up, shows what I know!
TOOT AND THE MAYTALS—54/36, to pump up the reggae evenings in july.
SPECIALS—GHOST TOWN, thirty years young last week.
LEON HAYWARD—I WANNA DO SOMETHING FREAKY TO YOU, for ralph, breakztastic.
THE METERS—CISSY STRUT, for Jason, breaksbonkers.
COLOMBO theme again.
WINSTONS—AMEN BROTHERS, for ralph, tonight is turning into a replication of my breaks cd!
MOHAWKS—THE CHAMP, ditto this one.
A GUY CALLED GERALD—VOODOO RAY, another glasto!
ALOE BLACC—I NEED A DOLLAR, another great tune brought in by ralph, played on radio 2?
DJ YODA/PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS—QUID CONTROL, much played cutandpaster.
KRS 1—THE SOUND OF THE POLICE, one of hiphops finest!, woop…
STEINSKI—HISTORY OF HIP HOP LESSON 3, original cutandpaster.
YOLA TENGO---NUCLEAR WAR, thanks to the mighty for this one.
MADLIB—SLIMS RETURN, maddie invades blue note.
J.DILLA—DONUTS, the late and very great.
KIDS STUFF-IT’S OK TO SAY NO, great ”instructional” track.
ULTRAMAGNETIC MC’s—give the drummer some, the u m/c’s take on jb.
FARLEY JACKMASTER FUNK featuring DARYL PANDY—LOVE CAN’T TURN AROUND, for the late dp.
KING PLEASURE---MOODYS MOOD FOR LOVE, for kirsten.
GIL SCOTT-HERON—ANGEL DUST/LEGEND IN HIS OWN MIND/IS THAT JAZZ?, three final ones from the man, with the middle one for me!
MICHAEL JACKSON—HUMAN NATURE , again.
ZAID IBRAHIM—MESSAGE TO BEARS, on ralphs 2 nd., drop label, buy it NOW.
MLK PROJECT—I HAVE A DREAM, part of the “music for obama” download on the afroba facebook page.
COLOMBO, again as we come to an end at nearly midnight.
ESTHER PHILLIPS—JUST SAY GOODBYE, goodbye until the next time!
the trip is a “hopefullyalittlebitdifferentforreadingtowncentreanyway” PRODUCTION, 2011.