THE TRIP SESSION 80 AT THE AFROBA WITH VINTAGE VINYL, PLAYLIST FOR THE SESSION ON 26th NOVEMBER 2011. MORE PLAYLISTS AT www.jimz.biz , AND DETAILS AND DOWNLOADS ON THE AFROBA FACEBOOK PAGE.
Well here we went again! Pretty random selection or what! This session was the third I had been involved in, in as many nights, and the one where I normally play all evening. However by 10.30, having started at 6.30, I was starting to wilt a little and was rescued by the Mighty AC, who appeared and played for an hour to give me a break, bless him. We also had a birthday party in early, so I kept it to ”background” music for the first few hours. I started, for no other reason than I had with me a separate box of jazzy sevens, for the first hour, then moved to a little funk on seven, before breaking out into “allsorts”. We had a very full bar, as we did the night before for the reggae evening, and the vibe was pretty good. Let’s hope we can keep it up for the next sessions, which are at the moment, TRACKS and GROOVES on DECEMBER 22nd, and THE TRIP on DECEMBER 24th, both obviously with seasonal flavours. However we may add a few more nights around the same time, so keep an eye on the afroba facebook page, or e-mail me at email@example.com , for details. Thanks for reading this and keep on keep on afrobaring!/Jim-www.jimz.biz
RYUCHI SAKAMOTO---REPLICA, a lovely free seven that came with one of his lp’s.
MILES DAVIS---SOLEA, classic cool miles.
DUDLEY PERKINS---FLOWERS, great stones throw seven.
ROY AYERS---MYSTIC VOYAGE, the vibesmeister in fine form.
BLUE MITCHELL---CREEPIN’, from a radio play promo.
HERBIE HANCOCK---VEIN MELTER, the other side of chameleon.
YOUNG HOLT UNLTD.---YOUNG AND HOLTFUL, ramsey lewis’s band going solo.
ADRIAN YOUNGE---“RAFELLI CHASE”, from a “free with waxpoetics” seven.
SUN RA---LOVE IN OUTER SPACE, the great god ra from the 50’s on reissued seven.
BOBBY HUTCHERSON---INNER CITY BLUES, on blue note.
OSCAR BROWN/LUIS HENRIQUE---LAIA LADIA, superb “bossa” seven from the early 60’s.
STAN GETZ/CHARLIE BYRD---DESAFINADO, classic commercial bossa.
ALEXIS KORNER/DAVY GRAHAM---3/4 AD., a tune I grew up with from the mid 60’s, which has just been cleaned by my man with a vinyl cleaning machine, thanks peter.
NAT KING COLE---CALYPSO BLUES, superb “b” side.
BOBBI HUMPHREY---HARLEM CITY DRIVE, another great bluenoter, for mr. downs!
ALPHONSE MOUZON---I’M SO GLAD YOU’RE HERE, the tune that sings it all, and the last of 16 “jazzy” sevens.
SHUGGIE OTIS---AHT UH MI HED, cult tune from the very under recorded shuggie.
BROTHERS JOHNSON---STRAWBERRY LETTER 23, written by shuggie, but big hit for the bj’s.
DONNY HATHAWAY---THE GHETTO, still with the sevens.
CYMANDE---THE MESSAGE, breakbeat corker.
BILL WITHERS---AIN’T NO SUNSHINE, usually play a bill at each session.
RARE EARTH---I JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE, lovely lyric.
20th CENTURY STEEL BAND---SHAFT, funky steel band and a breaks tune.
MARVIN GAYE---WHAT’S GOING ON, we do wonder!
LISA STANSFIELD/BARRY WHITE---ALL AROUND THE WORLD, this and the next one came out of a box of sevens that came in the shop, for me to throw away. However at random I selected a few worth playing!!
ZOE---SUNSHINE ON A RAINY DAY, same for this one, but did not get to play enya!
SHABBA RANKS…MR. LOVERMAN, played the night before during one set I did of slightly more “commercial” reggae.
ERYKAH BADU---ON AND ON, for kirsten, barmanaging.
4-HERO---BLACK GOLD OF THE SUN, the one that always gets on.
OMAR---THERE’S NOTHING LIKE THIS, well ?
CHOCOLATE MILK---TIME MACHINE, the one that usually starts the evening proper.
PHARCYDE---RUNNIN’, the dilla mix and a real afro-fave.
CHAKA KHAN---AIN’T NOBODY, back to a few popular classics.
STEVIE WONDER---ALL I DO, especially this one.
HUGO MONTENEGRO---SUPERSTITION, great moogy cover of stevies tune.
MICHAEL JACKSON---HUMAN NATURE, mello jacko.
NINA SIMONE---FEELIN’ GOOD, remixed by joe claussell.
BOBBY WOMACK---ACROSS 110 th STREET, best known from the jackie brown soundtrack.
CUTEE B---“CHARLIES ANGELS”, usually try to slip a cover version of a tv theme in.
LEWIS TAYLOR---LOVELIGHT, mucho played at tracks and grooves by the mighty ac.
GANGSTARR---MOMENT OF TRUTH, one of my own fave gangstarrs.
DE LA SOUL---ego’ trippin’, and another mucho played.
MILES DAVIS---ALL BLUES, from the best selling jazz lp ever!-and giving me time for a chat.
BOBBY BYRD---I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL, fairly random, front of the box, just cu’ed in time tune.
JACK McDUFF---DIT DA DIT, ditto.
DJ SHADOW---BUILDING STEAM WITH A GRAIN OF SAND, requested.
RUFUS---CIRCLES, chaka, and chatting when it finished so I let it run on into…..
…..KENI BURKE---KEEP ON SINGING
DJ YODA---QUID CONTROL, yoda in reading soon.
KRS 1---SOUND OF THE POLICE, requested.
VANILLA ICE---ICE BABY, played for no other reason than kirsten popped to the fridge to get a bag of ice out.
STEINSKI---HISTORY OF HIP HOP-LESSON 3, with martin luther king and happy birthday samples overlaid.
NWA---EXPRESS YOURSELF, requested.
WU TAN CLAN—TRIUMPH, requested, and with “scratching” from someone I was chatting to!
DJ SHADOW/BLACKALICIOUS---SWAN LAKE, requested.
TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS---MONKEY MAN, played the night before.
TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS---PRESSURE DROP, not played the night before.
STONE ROSES---SHE BANGS MY DRUM, the mighty ac arrives and takes over, thankfully.
BONGO BAND---APACHE, the breaks classic.
TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS---54-36, requested
MR. SCRUFF---GET A MOVE ON, great selection from an ace selector.
GOOGIE RENE---SMOKEY JOES LA LA, the sort of tune we play at 60’s soul time.
DUSTY SPRINGFIELD---SOME OF MY LOVING, requested.
SMITHS---HANG THE DJ, with a photo to prove it happened!
REX GARVIN---SOCK IT TO ‘EM JB-PART 2, another 60’s soul timer.
THE SLITS---I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE, great “punk” cover.
WILLIE BOBO---SPANISH GREASE, kruder and dorfmeister remix.
SESAME ST.---SHAKE YOUR WRIST, silly one!
RAMSEY LEWIS---EVERYBODYS GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE EXCEPT ME AND MY MONKEY, from the superb mother nature lp.
QUINCY JONES---IRONSIDE, cult tv theme.
DE LA SOUL---THE MAGIC NUMBER, classique.
LEE MORGAN---SIDEWINDER, requested by me.
BOBBY WOMACK, again.
BALLISTIC BROTHERS---PECKINGS, bonkers ska/ reggae riff.
CURTIS MAYFIELD---WILD AND FREE, first curtis of the night.
MR. SCRUFF/ROOTS MANUVA---RICE UP THE FUNCTION, off a great twelve.
THIEVERY CORPORATION---2001, A SPLIFF ODYSSEY, I am back on to finish off!
LUTHER VANDROSS/JANET JACKSON---THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE, for kirsten.
THE DECISIONS---I CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU, chatting about nort*ern soul so on goes this and two more to finish.
JIMMY RADCLIFFE---LONG AFTER TONIGHT IS OVER, the end of evening nort*ern tune.
ESTHER PHILLIPS---JUST SAY GOODBYE, and a final one…
BUGS BUNNY---THAT’S ALL FOLKS
THE TRIP IS A “ISTHREENIGHTSINAROWTOOMUCHFORTHEOLDBOY” PRODUCTION, 2011.