The PLAYLIST.NO ROOM FOR SQUARES (FROM 6.30-12.00), jazzorisitreally, on vintage vinyl, session 50, 8/02/08, afroba.
Well I blame it on Gilles Peterson. Since moving what was originally a jazz only session in the week to a Friday I have constantly bored you with the move away musically from jazz proper to “ jazz, classic disco and hip hop”. I also had an idea called “Spaced Out” for another night which would be a Friday evening more orientated to an “up for it crowd”, which would feature classic quality disco, which seems to be the direction this evening is moving to. So the “listen” jazz evening would move to a more “groove’ orientated session. Back to Gilles. With his recent release of a classic disco cd,, and if its good enough for him, the time seemed right to shift the evening towards that genre. Obviously if the bar had not been so rammed then I might just have got more jazz in, but even towards the end when it usually is less full on this occasion it stayed rammed and I kept the music “up’, to the extent that my normally reliable 1,000 watt amp could not cope and I had to finish about ten minutes early! The original plan was to play lots more Valentines night tunes which really didn’t happen, but I did slip in a lot of waxpoetics radio show tunes, as well as plenty of requests. Apologies to those who saw some Erykah Badu on my previous playlists and wanted some more, but I just did not have any with me( I did have 10 record boxes with me but she just got left back at base). Also if you do not know by now check www. peepshow.org.uk to see why the Peterson connection is stronger than usual! So as my newsletter stated, “gilles peterson may be in the house, but jim is upstairs at the afroba, with quite a lot of music that is not jazz, but if its good enough for gp!” Finally so nice to see so many faces, you know who you are…
PS. I have just broken my own record for the amount of time spent playing out in a single club/bar, as I have now passed the 24 day continuous timescale across 191 sessions, beating my previous record from the 60’s, thanks.
HORACE SILVER…SONG FOR MY FATHER, 1963, he’s just released a fifty year old session, and you need to come early now to hear some proper jazz!
EUGENE Mc DANIELS…LOVIN’ MAN, 1971, thanks to the waxpoetics radio show for dropping this corker.
VINCE GUARALDI/BOLA SETE…CASABA, MID 60’S, latin tinged flowing bossa.
ALEXANDRO JODOROWSKY…FLUTE IN A QUARRY, 1971, from cult film el topo and a program (first Friday at the afroba) jazz fave.
McCOY TYNER…HORIZONS, 1980, proof that you should not be too “datist”( ie crap jazz in the 80’s) with some jazz, as this one sounds timeless and one of my tunes of the night.
MILES DAVIS…TIME AFTER TIME, 1985, from the man who inspires the evening, off his only extended 12”, and the first of a few valentiners.
TERRY CALLIER…LOVE THEME FROM SPARTACUS,1998, 4heromix and another valentiner.
ATTICA BLUES…THE SEASON, 1999, charlie dark remix, and a gilles classic from more modern times.
OMAR…THERES NOTHING LIKE THIS, 1990, early issue on gilles label talking loud.
SILENT POETS…MOMENT SCALE, 1995, ibiza classic downbeater.
LOWRELL…MELLOW MELLOW, 1979, major sample and creeping into classic disco territory.
BILL WITHERS…USE ME, 1973, live version and the first of several requests.
JANICE JOPLIN…TO LOVE SOMEBODY, 1969, another request, a bee-gees tune but better and valentiny.
Then a bit of a departure because I felt like having a chat I put on a CD!, no this will not set a trend but it was one of gilles from his world wide comp., RAW DEAL…SNAKE CHARMER/GOTAN PROJECT…EL CAPITALISIMO FORNIER/ROY AYERS…WE LIVE IN BROOKLYN/JILL SCOTT…SLOWLY SURELY/.EDWIN STARR…EASIN’ IN/GEORGE BENSON WITH MAW…THE GHETTO…
NICK DRAKE...BRYTER LATER, 1971, folk with a funk jazz feeling from an icon of british music.
TIM BUCKLEY...STRANGE FEELING, LATE 60’S, and an american with the same feel as nick with a miles davis chord structure.
LOVE…ALONE AGAIN OR, 1968, requested and why not?
BABE RUTH…THE MEXICAN, 1972, little bit more rock with a small “r’, and sampleurs delite.
MINNIE RIPPERTON…REASONS, 1974, never miss playing a minnie track, from her lp with stevie wonder.
SAMUEL JONATHON JOHNSON…MY MUSIC, 1978, thanks waxpoetics radio show for tippin’ me back on this classic twelve, magic.
ROSKO…DESIDERATA, EARLY 70’S, usa dj with an early rapper and very valentiny.
EDDIE PALMIERI…HARLEM RIVER DRIVE, EARLY 70’S, droppin’ this great one a lot lately.
McCOY TYNER…CONTEMPLATION, 1967, blue noter original, that I have been playing in a version by ronnie scott, and sold my shop copy the day after!
4HERO…BLACK GOLD OF THE SUN, 1997, never off the playlist. CARL CRAIG…AT LES, 1993, detroit techno jazz of the highest calibre.
CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA…CHANNEL1 SUITE, 1999, another never off the playlist.
SPACEK…EVE, 2000, j.dilla mix, and its two years since we lost him, so nuff’ tunes of his at the next trip on saturday feb. 23rd.
CAVEMAN…I’M READY, 1991, brithiphop at its best, thanks waxpoeticsradio for this hendrix sampled classic.
SAMBA SOUL…MAMBO NO. 5, 1977, one of the lesser known sampled greats off usa twelve, again thanks wp radio.
KEITH MANSFIELD…GRANDSTAND, 1979, we were playing this a lot and then they cancelled the show.
HAWKSHAW…GRANGE HILL, 1979, and spooky the same with this one, soon to be cancelled tv show.
QUANTIC SOUL ORCHESTRA…GET A MOVE ON, 1994, their tribute to the scruffmeister.
ERNIE K DOE…HERE COME THE GIRLS, EARLY 70’S, one off the tv for the ladeees.
HANDSOME BOY MODELLING SCHOOL…THE TRUTH, 1999, since I played this I have got a copy of the original sample, coming up soon.
JOHNNY PATE…SHAFT IN AFRICA, 1973, classic breaker tune and another from wp radio.
BERNARD PURDIE…SHAFT, 1972, THE skinsmeister, with his superior version of the film theme.
WILLIE HUTCH…BROTHERS GONNA WORK IT OUT, 1973, finally got around to playing one from gilles new vinyl/ cd.
MAIN INGREDIENT…HAPPINESS IS JUST AROUND THE BEND, 1976, and a second.
CARE PACKAGE…VEHICLE, 1970, waxpoetics played the ides of march original so I gave this great instrumental a try and boy did it sound great.
MF DOOM…ONE BEER, 2004, need to play some more tracks off this great double lp.
JURASSIC 5…CONCRETE SCHOOLYARD, 1998, props to the guy who came over and said what is thisss!!
OMAR AGAIN requested, CAPTAIN AND TENILLE…SONG FOR MY FATHER, 1980, amazing big band version of the tunes I started with, with sleeve photos that caused a few laughs.
LEONARD COHEN!!!!…JAZZ POLICE, 1993, yep old mr. misery in uptempo mode and sounding like ian dury.
BROTHERS JOHNSON…STRAWBERRY LETTER 23, 1977, another sampled classic from wp radio.
MASTERS AT WORK…TRIBUTE TO FELA KUTI, 1999, superb afro jazz houser.
JOE GIBBS…OH GIRL, 1982, then launched into some classic reggae starting with this iconic producer.
AFRICAN REVOLUTION…BALLROOM ROCK, 1981, another great off import twelve, dubtastic!
AUGUSTO PABLO…KING TUBBY MEETS THE ROCKERS UPTOWN, 1977, THE dub off twelve.
RICO…EASY SNAPPIN’, 1981, old clue j tune from the 60’s gets a mod revival makeover.
KEITH MANSFIELD…SOUL THING, 1968, library heaven and mucho sampled.
MYSTIC MOODS ORCHESTRA…COSMIC SEA, 1973, another samplers delight off an audio fidelity pressing.
METERS…LOOK A PY PY, EARLY 70’S, and yet more from the sample city box.
ROOTS MANUVA…DREAMY DAYS, 1999, nearly forgot again the rootsmeister.
NINA SIMONE…A’INT GOT NO, 1968, no idea why I played this but it sounded wicked, and I had been neglecting my sevens box.
KELIS…CAUGHT OUT THERE, 1999, starts with a reference to valentines day so very fitting.
PAM TODD AND THE GOLD BULLION BAND…BLAISE MOI (KISS ME), 1978,. Slightly obscure usa twelve with a great lyric for valentines, stonkin’ disco beat.
HERBIE HANCOCK…WATERMELLON MAN, 1962, had to get some jazz in and this blue note groover fitted the bill.
ANGELA BOFILL…PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND, 1979, final one off gilles comp.
WAR…ME AND MY BABY BROTHER, 1973, started to loose the amp during this one apologies therefore for a rather abrupt finish, which was GRANGE HILL again and PETER COOK and DUDLEY MOORE …GOODBYEE.. JIM.
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NO ROOM FOR SQUARES IS A “JAZZISNOTAFOURLETTERWORD” PRODUCTION FOR THE AFROBA, 2008