the TRIP SESSION 76-WITH VINTAGE VINYL AT- THE AFROBA, READING, PLAYLIST FOR SESSION ON 30/7/11. MORE PLAYLISTS AT www.jimz.biz
Well they say variety is the spice of life, and you can take the mobile out of the man, but you can’t take the man out of the mobile, and they both sum up this session. We had a large birthday group in, plus plenty of regulars, so the bar was pretty crowded all night. Obviously I tried my best to get as much normal trip music in, but towards the end we went very mobile disco. It was quite difficult to chat to customers, keep up with requests, write everything down, try to move the dancing away from the decks! etc., but I got through to midnight with a crowd very reluctant to leave!. This was my sixth session in ten day and the most “demanding”, but with all those years of doing this behind me, I think I coped-just! This session gets played back at the afroba during august, deck skips and all-see below!
Also keep an eye on-or join- the AFROBA FACEBOOK page for details of sessions and downloads. I have four on there now and hope to upload soon a classic one that was available on cd a few years ago-BREAKS AND BEATS, recorded “live” here.
The next session is on AUGUST 27th, the one that always clashes with the Reading Festival, with Tracks and Grooves here two nights before. BCNU-Hopefully-JIM
JOE GIBBS---CHAPTER THREE, I started with a few reggae tunes, fresh from the two sessions I was involved in at the afroba during July.
FREDDIE HUBBARD---LITTLE SUNFLOWER, our favourite summer tune.
ETERNALS---QUEEN OF THE MINSTREL, this and two more classic reggae tunes to follow.
DAWN PENN---NO NO NO
AFRICA REVOLUTIONAR---BALLROOM ROCK
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST---PUSH IT ON, and then a little cult hip hop.
LEO’S SUNSHIP---GIVE ME THE SUNSHINE, another great summer one
4-HERO---BLACK GOLD OF THE SUN, possibly our most played tune
LUTHER VANDROSS—SEARCHING, then a little 80’s, from when “I was at my best doing the mobile thing, it’s been downhill ever since !”
CURTIS MAYFIELD---WE’VE GOT TO HAVE PEACE, please!!
GIL SCOTT HERON---THE BOTTLE, the very long, drums version
STEVIE WONDER---HAPPY BIRTHDAY, quickly pulled out as the birthday boy appears,
BLOOD SISTERS---RING YOUR BELL, this and the next two mucho played at the reggae sessions here
BOB MARLEY---ONE LOVE
ELLA FITZGERALD---SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE, classic ella
OMAR---THERE’S NOTHING LIKE THIS, I think , correct me if I’m wrong?
BEATS INTERNATIONAL---DUB BE GOOD TO ME, why not?
RISCO CONNECTIONS---AIN’T NO STOPPING US NOW, we are on the way towards midnight!
BEN WEBSTER---CARAVAN, first nice jazzer of the evening
CHERELLE---SATURDAY LOVE, then something very different, certainly after ben!,
RUFUS---AIN’T NOBODY, 80’s tip kicks in again.
WILL DOWNING---A LOVE SUPREME, with another,
ALEXANDER O’NEILL---CRITICIZE, and one more,
STEVIE WONDER---MASTERBLASTER,stevie again, in reggae mood this time
CHICAGO---STREET PLAYER, played off scarce twelve.
AVERAGE WHITE BAND---PICK UP THE PIECES, with t THE hook.
JAMES BROWN---SEX MACHINE, first jb of the night.
MARVA WHITNEY---THIS GIRLS IN LOVE WITH YOU, with a jb connection
RIMSHOTS---DANCE GIRL, cult seven
ERNIE K DOE---HERE COME THE GIRLS, and they did!
OLIVER CHEATHAM---GET DOWN SATURDAY NIGHT, name checking the night
DE LA SOUL---ROLLER SKATING JAM NAMED SATURDAY, and another in case you had forgotten which day it was!
AUGUSTO PABLO---KING TUBBY MEETS THE ROCKERS UPTOWN, brilliant dub
SHABBA RANKS---MR. LOVERMAN, another from the two reggae sessions we did during july here.
DILLINGER---COCAINE IN MY BRAIN, hey jim !!!!
SMILEY CULTURE---POLICE OFFICER, from the late smielster
SKATALITES---GUNS OF NAVARONNE, classic ska
MARCIA GRIFFITHS---FEEL LIKE JUMPING, classic rocksteady
LYN TAIT---BATMAN, new “old one” to my box
CHIC ---GOOD TIMES, mucho sampled,
STEINSKI---HISTORY OF HIP HOP, LESSON 3, cutandpaster
…and because I cannot keep an eye on everything a gremlin-like a brief reverb noise- seemed to have crept in the recording every so often from here on….
ROLLING STONES---SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL, requested
MARTHA AND THE VANDELLAS---DANCING IN THE STREET, requested, and the sort of tune I play at 60’s soul time
REX GARVIN---SOCK IT TO EM’ JB, and another from the same 60’s night
GARY BARTZ---MOTHER NATURE, requested
FRANK FOSTER---YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING, for the late great frank, the only great musician to have passed away in the last week!
…from here on as well, in spite of me putting a lot of effort in preventing record skip under normal circumstances, bumping into the decks and leaping up and down dancing does rather mar the recording certainly from here on…….
BOB MARLEY---FOUR LITTLE BIRDS, requested
DOORS---RIDERS ON THE STORM, requested
GARY BARTZ---I’VE KNOWN RIVERS, requested
MR. SCRUFF---GET A MOVE ON, great track that samples moondog, from a guy who is known to shop in reading!
ST. GERMAIN---ROSE ROUGE, more dancy time
NINA SIMONE---FEELIN’ GOOD, requested
CURTIS MAYFIELD---GYPSY WOMAN, requested
GROOVEJET---IF THIS AIN’T LOVE, more dancy time
DONNA SUMMER---I FEEL LOVE, and yet more
MICHAEL JACKSON---WANNA BE STARTING SOMETHING, requested
BABY D---I NEED YOUR LOVING, THE drumandbassravehiphopper
BOOKER T---GREEN ONIONS, back to my roots
SLITS---I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE, great “punk” version
CORNERSHOP---BRIMFULL OF ASHA, more dancy time and “speeded up”
TONI BASIL---MICKEY, one of my fave 80’s tunes
NIRVANA---FEELS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT, requested
CLASH---ROCK THE CASBAH, requested
MONKEES---I’M A BELIEVER, requested
THE SMITHS---HANG THE DJ, for ME!
NAPOLEON XIV---THERE ARE COMING TO TAKE ME AWAY, crap one to try to clear the bar
BUGS BUNNY----THAT’S ALL FOLKS
This trip was a “hopeyouhavehadagoodtimeicertainlydidn’t!” PRODUCTION