The TRIP with vintage vinyl, Session 81, at the afroba, reading. Playlist for the Christmas Eve special-24/12/11, plus a few extras. More playlists at www.jimz.biz and details on the afroba facebook page.
Well I had a feeling this was going to be a mellow one and it was with a very quiet bar, which was expected, as everyone went a little mad the night before at the afroba Christmas party. Also it was the third session in as many nights, and I only played for four and a half hours instead of the usual five and a half. On Thursday it was tracks and grooves-playlists on its facebook page-and the night before the party mentioned above, with Chris, Tim, and Kirsten guest d j’ing, and the human Christmas gift wrapping competition-photos on the afroba facebook page. At the end of the Saturday playlist are a few tunes turntabled the night before, except I wish I could have listed more of Tims, if only he had written them down! Chris’s rare groove set was a delight, which he must do again, and Kirsten proved there are not enough female d j’s on the scene. Talking of which, Friday saw quite a few local faces on the scene popping in and it was great to see them. The next session is on JANUARY 28th, with TRACKS AND GROOVES two nights before, with hopefully some news of extra sessions. BCNU-Jim.
LIL’ LOUIS---BRITTANY, superb mello jazzy houser to start.
BAKER STREET PHILHARMONIC---SEA OF FERTILITY, interesting 70’s “library”
AIR---DIRTY TRIP, great track to play early.
Gerry Mulligan/BOB BROOKMEYER---BLACK NIGHTGOWN, small tribute to the late bob.
DIANA ROSS---TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE ME, THE Christmas tune for me.
ROTARY CONNECTION---IF PEACE WAS ALL WE HAD, with another.
CAL TJADER---SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT, vibes at Christmas are a delight.
NIGHTMARES ON WAX---LES NUITS, another great set starter.
MYSTIC MOOD ORCHESTRA---UNIVERSAL MIND, as is this one.
McDONALD and GILES---BIRDMAN-THE REFLECTION, I bought this ages ago, but it was full of gunge and unplayable, so peter my record cleaning man had a go at it and now its good as new.
CRESSIDA---WINTER IS COMING AGAIN, thanks to the local popclassics guys for getting this one released.
ROTARY CONNECTION---HEY LOVE, cult minnie ripperton tune
CURTIS MAYFIELD---WE’VE GOT TO HAVE PEACE, this one fitted with the vibe superbly.
THE ROOTS/ROY AYERS---PROCEED I I, first bit of cult hip hop of the night.
KOOL AND THE GANG---DUJII, great early kool jazzer.
SAMUEL JONATHAN JOHNSON---MY MUSIC, sublime rare groove!
CHAKA KHAN---I KNOW YOU, I LIVE YOU, never miss a chaka in the set.
LUTHER VANDROSS---THE GLOW OF LOVE, or luther lately.
CURTIS MAYFIELD/LINDA CLIFFORD---IT’S LOVIN’ TIME, just got this great 70’s duo tune.
UNDERWOLVES---BIRD SONG, for kirsten.
UNFORSCENE---NUCLEAR SYMPHONY, sounded great and just a random selection from the boxes.
WITCHMAN---PEOPLES PLAYGROUND, ditto for this one.
INFESTICONS---HERO THEME, and this one, the second hip hopper.
KELIS---SUSPENDED, just fitted with the mellow vibe.
FILA BRAZILIA---NATURE BOY, as did this one.
JAMES MASON---SWEET POWER YOU’RE EMBRACE, rare groove or what!
GENTLE PEOPLE---JOURNEY, the aphex twin remix.
De la soul---ego trippin’, never neglect dls.
INCOGNITO---OUT OF THE STORM-remix, or carl craig.
PHARCYDE---RUNNIN’, dilla gets his first play of the night.
MADLIB---STEPPING INTO TOMORROW, as does maddy.
ERIC TRUFFAZ---YURI’S CHOICE, superb 90’s jazzyhiphopper.
MINNIE RIPPERTON---PERFECT ANGEL, not a christmas session without the voice of this angel.
LOUIS ARMSTRONG—THE CREATOR HAS A MASTER PLAN, a Christmas tune or not?
LEWIS TAYLOR---LOVELIGHT, getting played now at every session.
ROTARY CONNECTION/NUYORICAN SOUL/4-HERO---I AM THE BLACKGOLD OF THE SUN, played the three versions back to back.
CUTEE B.---CHARLIES ANGELS, me and my tv themes!
MILES DAVIS---WE THREE KINGS, odd miles from the 80’s.
MONEY MARK---INSECTS, random selection from a beastie boy.
DJ SHADOW---DARK DAYS, off seven.
GALLIANO---PRINCE OF PEACE, Christmassy but not!
GIL SCOTT-HERON---THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED/THE BOTTLE/ANGEL DUST, three from the late great king.
VINCE GUARALDI---SKATING, sampled and “loaned” to me for the night!
RUN DMC---CHRISTMAS IN HOLLIS, just about the first tune with Christmas in the title-which I was trying to avoid!
CLARENCE CARTER---BACKDOOR SANTA, the 60’s original sampled by run dmc for the above.
DJ DARA---SMOKE, compost goodie.
AFRICAN MUSIC MACHINE---THE DAPP, selected by Kirsten and played the night before, cult 70’s funk off seven.
FAUNA FLASH---CARSUAL SWING, requested.
VINCE GUARALDI---GREENSLEEVES, more from the peanuts lp.
ROLAND KIRK---WE THREE KINGS, must play at Christmas-jazzzz.
PRINCE BUSTER---PRINCE OF PEACE, another Christmas but not! From the 60’s off seven.
VINCE GUARALDI---CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE, it was………………..
Finally some standout tracks from the CHRISTMAS AT THE AFROBA session the night before. Played by CHRIS….THE INDEPENDENTS---LUCKY FELLOW/CREATIVE SOURCE---FUNKY LUVAH/LEON HUFF---NO GREATER LOVE /JEAN PACE---AFRO BLUE/NORMAN CONNORS---JUST IMAGINE/RUFUS---BETTER DAYS/LEON WARE---PHANTOM LOVER/ASHFORD AND SIMPSON---STAY FREE/LEON WARE---INSIDE YOUR LOVE/PRINCE---CRAZY YOU/GLADY KNIGHT---THE MAKING OF YOU/EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE---EVIL/MTUME---JUICY FRUIT/DON BLACKMAN---HOLDING YOU/WAYNE HENDERSON---LUSH LIFE/DONALD BYRD---THE LONER………Played by KIRSTEN…JOHNNY BRISTOL---HANG ON IN THERE BABY/LEWIS TAYLOR---LOVELIGHT/AFRICAN MUSIC MACHINE---THE DAPP/KOOL AND THE GANG---OPEN SESAME/SOUL TO SOUL---FAIRPLAY…….Played by TIM…MOODY MAN---FREAKY MUTHA/ORBITAL---THE BOX/HERBIE MANN---PUSH PUSH. Played by JIM…….HORACE SILVER---SERENADE TO A SOUL SISTER/INGRAM---DJ’S DELIGHT/LSO---RHAPSODY IN BLACK/SHEILA---SPACER/BARRY DE VORZON---THE WARRIORS/CHERYL LYN---GOT TO BE REAL/CHICAGO---STREET PLAYER/OUTKAST---HEY YA/DAN HARTMAN---RELIGHT MY FIRE/MOON PEOPLE---LAND OF LOVE/TOMMY MC COOK---ALI BABA.
The trip at the afroba is a “vintagevinyldelightthelastin2011”