Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Easy Kabaka Brown ‎"Opotopo" 1976

This LP is incredible groovy, some kind of laid back highlife/disco feel with funky nigerian beats. Easy Kabaka Brown look as groovy as this 1976 album sounds.  If you like it - hurry up - vinyl only reissue by the fantastic Soundway, 1000 copies only!


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Edison Machado ‎"Edison Machado É Samba Novo" 1964

This is an incredible LP by drummer/leader Edison Machado from 1964 - a brazilian jazz album that has everything you ever dreamed of. The groups headstrong expressions of jazz has the bossa, but not the american stereotype way, here's the real deal with much more emotions and temperament. A very groovy and interesting LP!


Eddie Kirkland ‎"It's The Blues Man!" 1962

Eddie Kirkland was born in Jamaica 1923 but moved to America in the fifties, where he become working with stars like Otis Redding, John Lee Hooker, King Curtis, Muddy Waters and many others. This is his debut LP from 1962, King Curts band are backing him, and it's a damned groovy rough electric blues album with a touch of bonewreckin' "rock" in numbers such Man Of Stone and Train Done Gone. Truly one of the best albums ever cut.


Monday, August 29, 2016

VA - SKA'65

Here is another mixtape I made with jamaican ska, this time with swingin' tracks from 1965. Groovy!

01. Baba Brooks - Duck Soup
02. The Dynamites - Walk Out On Me
03. Sir Lord Comic & The Skatalites - Lon Chaney
04. Granville Williams Orchestra With Ernes Ranglin - Popeye Ska
05. Busters All Stars - Vera Cruz
06. C Hyman - The Ska Is Moving On
07. Owen And Leon Silvera - Woman
08. Senior Pablo - Senorita
09. Prince Buster - One Step beyond
10. Delroy Wilson - Somebody Has Stolen My Girl
11. Clancy Eccles - Miss Ida
12. Val Bennett & His Selected Group - Atlas
13. The Zodiacs - Renegade
14. Roland Alphonso - Culation
15. Lee Perry - Trial and Crosses
16. The Virtues - Your Wife And Mother
17. Bongo Man Byfield - Where Is Garvey
18. Don Drummond - Stampede
19. The Gaylads - Gal & Boy
20. Llans Thelwell And His Celestials - Mughead Ska

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Ernie Hines "Electrified" 1972

Ernie Hines had such a wonderful voice back in the early 70s, he recorded a couple of extraordinary groovy southern soul singles for Stax/We Produce 1970-72. Electrified was released in 1972 and brings together most of the tunes. This is in my opinion one of the strongest soul albums from the early 70s - sadly they didn't include the single killer-track Help Me Put Out The Flame on this LP - lord knows why. Groovy!

Steve Alaimo ‎"Starring Steve Alaimo" 1965

Well, he wasn't the first american who recorded ska, but he was definitely one of them. This LP from 1965 is Steve Alaimo's ska adventure - and it's a very charming and great record, he's version of I Won't Let Go is a killer. Groovy!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

VA - Let England Shake! Funk Soul & Disco From Great Britain 1980-1983

Her is two mixtapes I made with funk, soul and disco (there are a couple of jazz-funk tunes also) from Great Britain 1980-1983. Let England shake!

01. Beggar & Co - Mule (Chant No. 2) (1981)
02. The Evasions - Wikka Wrap (1981)
03. Kadenza - Let's Do It (1983)
04. Light Of The World - I Shot The Sheriff (1980)
05. Proton Plus - Pay Up (1982)
06. Cloud - All Night Long (1981)
07. Wide Boy Awake - Slang Teacher (1982)
08. Ritual - Sore Lip (1980)
09. Status IV - Lovin' You (1983)
10. Central Line - Don't Tell Me (1981)
11. Direct Drive - Time's Running Out (1981)
12. Chaz Jankel - Glad To Know You (1981)
13. Rexy - Nervoso (1981)
14. Incognito - Summer's Ended (1980)

01. David Joseph - You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me) (1983)
02. UK Players - You Make Me Feel (1983)
03. Spencer Jones - How High (1982)
04. Underground (Nigel Martinez) - Behind My Back (1981)
05. Touchdown - Ease Your Mind (1982)
06. Multivizion - Work To Live, Don't Live To Work (1981)
07. Loose Ends - In The Sky (1982)
08. Freeez - Southern Freeez (1981)
09. McKenzie & Gardiner - From Time (1983)
10. Touch - Keep On (1982)
11. M.C. And His Great Googa-Moogas - Keep Your Shoes - Keep Your Shoes On (Say Yeah) (1982)
12. David Grant - Holding On (1983)
13. Second Image - Star (1982)
14. Morrissey Mullen - Come And Get Me (feat Carol Kenyon) (1982)

Friday, August 26, 2016

Dennis Brown ‎"Words Of Wisdom" 1979

In 1979 when Words Of Wisdom first was released has Dennis Brown already got a hit with Money In My Pocket a couple of times (the first single version is from 1972). This is one of my favorite roots reggae albums of all time. Groovy!


Trio Mocotó "Same" 1973

A true classic in the samba soul/rock/funk genre from this brazilian group. This is their second LP from 1973 - groovy!


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Celeste "Cinco E Triste Da Manha" 1978

Moody female vocals from Brazil. This  LP from 1978 has a nice mix of laid back songs with a more uptempo funky feel. Groovy!


Archie Bell & The Drells "Strategy" 1979

Strategy from 1979 was Archie Bell & The Drells last LP. It's a groovy mix full of nice soul, funk and laid back disco.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Geraldo Pino & The Heartbeats "Let's Have A Party" 1974

Geraldo Pino was Nigerias own James Brown, no question about that. This LP from 1974 is a true classic in the funky afrobeat genre. Groovy!


Pat Kelly "Lonely Man" 1976

A groovy and rootsy reggae LP from 1976 by the lovely Pat Kelly! Do the reggae!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Orquesta Flamboyan Con Frank Dante "Different Directions" 1970

This is a very groovy and soulful latin album from 1970. I believe the group were from New York. Funky stuff!


Johnny Colón ‎"Tierra Va A Temblar" 1975

This is Johnny Colón's great LP from 1975 - Tierra Va A Temblar! Do the boogaloo!


Monday, August 22, 2016

Mel Tormé ‎"A Time For Us" 1969

Mel Tormé made som really great records back in the 60s, but in my opinion A Time For Us from 1969 is finest moment, along with Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head from the year after, both released on Capitol and non of them has been proper reissued. It's a shame, cause this is damned groovy!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Coke "Same" (1975)

Coke were from Florida and made this LP in 1975 - It's a very groovy mix of latin soul and funk. Groovy!


Saturday, August 20, 2016

VA - Hot Shots Of Reggae 1977!!!

Here is a mixtape with jamaican reggae from 1977. Do the reggae!

01. Swingin Stars - Pastime Paradise
02. Boston Jack - Great God Over In Zion
03. Gideon Jah Rubbaal - Love Rasta
04. Devon Irons - Jerusalem
05. Bobby Bristol - Going Home
06. Abe Broadway - Take Away
07. Doran Hector - Destruction
08. The Clarkestars - Never Gonna Give Up
09. Richard Burgher - Look Out For the Devil
10. Rising Son - Jah Jah Robe
11. Knowledge - Fools and Their Money
12. Bongo Gene aka Gene Campbell - Skyjack
13. Basil Miller - Rasta Shall Overcome
14. Baby Hughie - Cherry Tree
15. Vallin Miller - People Want No War
16. Clyde Mcnash - Bound To Regret
17. U-Brown - Control The Heathen
18. Leroy Smart - Fittest Shall Survive
19. Black Jade - I've Got To Get Back Home
20. Junior Peterkin And The Idrins - Babylon Take I Down

Friday, August 19, 2016

VA - French Fried Funk (Groovy Sounds From 70s France)

Here is a mixtape I made with some 70s groovy sounds from France. You get jazzfunk, library music, early electronics, souljazz, funk, disco and more. Have yourself some french fried funk!

01. J.P. Decerf & Myriam Chadcar - Like The Wind You Are (1979)
02. Christian Gaubert - Sweet And Fool Like A Child (1979)
03. Gabriel Yared - Vocals Action (1975)
04. Guy Pedersen - Les Copains de la Basse (1970)
05. Eric Framond - Ghetto (1976)
06. Bun Hunga & His Combo - Travelling On Rhythms (1973)
07. Harlem Pop Trotters - Penwick (1975)
08. Bernard Estardy - Riviera Express (1973)
09. T.N.T.H - Hippopotamus (Part 1) (1972)
10. C.C.P.P. - Prancaï (1975)
11. Guy Boyer - Aventure Et Tambourin (1970s)
12. Alain Goraguer - Deshominisation (1973)
13. Patricia Botton - Disco (1978)
14. Pierre-Alain Dahan & Slim Pezin - Electronic Mutation (1976)
15. Daniel Janin - Black Night (1975)
16. Paul Rey - Funky Junky (1978)
17. Chute Libre - Jerba (1977)
18. Jacky Giordano - Tablasse (1977)
19. Cortex - I Heard A Sigh (1979)
20. Nick Perito - Tango In Paris (1973)

Ezy & Isaac "Soul Rock" 1974

Well - this must be the toughest album cover ever made. Ezy & Isaac (both have been members of Fela Kuti's High Life Bnad) were two dudes from Nigeria recorded this funky afrosoul album in Italy 1974 called Soul Rock with a 12 piece group called The Funky Fella. Groovy!


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Toño Quirazco Y Su Hawaiiana ‎"Jamaica Ska" 1965 & "Ska Vol. II" 1966


Here is the two amazing LP's by Toño Quirazco when he (and his combo) doing the mexican ska. The albums are from 1965 and 1966, and they are very charming. The mexican ska culture has lived ever since, and today is huge. This is groovy?

Toño Quirazco Y Su Hawaiiana ‎"Jamaica Ska" 1965
Toño Quirazco Y Su Hawaiiana "Ska Vol. II" 1966

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sylvia Vrethammar "Stardust & Sunshine" 1975

Sweden had a bunch of really great female singers in the jazz/soul/bossa genre in the 70s - Lill Lindfors, Monica Zetterlund, Alice Babs, Nannie Porres, Sylvia Vrethammar and some others, Sylvia is  arguably the swedish bossa princess since the late sixties. This LP, Stardust & Sunshine from 1975 really shows Syvia's capacity. She do splendid versions of some jazz standards (Sentimental Journey and My Melancholy Baby), groovy and funky versions of pop tunes (Harper Valley PTA and Mrs. Robinson), she also do a great version of Stevie Wonder's You're The Sunshine Of My Life. Sylvia is still performing and are groovy as usual.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Ebo Taylor "My Love And Music" 1976

Here is Ebo Taylor's debut LP My Love And Music from 1976. Ebo was one of the more profilic acts in Ghana back in the 70s and 80s. The music is funky afrobeat, with a touch an early incarnation of highlife. Groovy!


VA - Ballabili (Beat, Funk & Grooves From The 60s & 70s Italy)

Well, here is a mixtape I made with some groovy sounds from Italy. Most of the tunes are from different films and televisions series/program. This genre called library music, and it was huge way back in Italy in the 70s, I guess the genre was bigger in the UK, france and Germany only? However, it's damned groovy. has some sensational funk and beat with elements of both jazz, bozza and pop (sometimes a bit psychedelic). Do the spaghetti!

01. Manfred Hubler & Siegfred Schwab - She Killed In Ecstasy (1970)
02. I Marc 4 - Boxes (1970)
03. Nino Rapicavolii - Club '69 (1975)
04. Franco Micalizzi - Laure (Vers.Coro.) (1976)
05. Piero Umiliani - Topless Party (1968)
06. Roberto Conrado - High Slope (1971)
07. Nino Rapicavoli - Diritto (1975)
08. Stelvio Cipriani - Night Club Girl (Vers. 2) (1971)
09. Barigozzi Group - Arcavolo (1969)
10. Alessandro Alessandroni - Domenica In Riviera (1969)
11. Paolo Casa - Pop Deli (1973)
12. Berto Pisano - Little Snack Bar (1969)
13. Ennio Morricone - Allegretto Per Signora (1970)
14. Amedeo Tommasi - Gemini (1971)
15. Giovanni Fusco - La Corruzione (1963)
16. Agatha Neel - Soleil de Minuet (1971)
17. Ernesto Nicelli - Cocktail Beat (1972)
18. Giuliano Sorgini - Mad Town (1974)
19. Luciano Simoncini - Alameda (1970)
20. A.F. Lavagnino - Space Devils (1967)


Monday, August 15, 2016

Eddie Palmieri ‎"Molasses" 1966

Here is a fantastic LP by the legendary Eddie Palmieri. Molasses was released in 1966, and it's full of groovy latin - descarga, cha-cha, salsa and bolero. It's hard not to do some elegant moves to this one.


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Joe Isaac Henderson "Give A Helping Hand" 1975

Well, this is some kinda holy grail for collector's of soul, soul/gospel and 70s black music. I know nothing about Joe Isaac Henderson (1950-1999), except he was in the US army in Vietnam, and recorded this LP in 1975, released  on Piggylo Records. Give A Helping Hand includes nearly everything - gospel tinged soul, northern soul (some says), country, funk, a slow blues tinged big band nummer. Please notice that Henderson himself declared he's a "soul country man" on the front cover! The music is really groovy in parts, and has a nice D.I.Y. atmosphere through the whole album. This is definitely worth some listenings! Groovy!


Saturday, August 13, 2016

VA - Back In The U.S.S.R. (Funky & Groovy Sounds From The Soviet Union 1971-1979)

Well, here is a mixtape I made with funky and groovy sounds from the Soviet Union 1971-1979. You get hard instrumental funk, groovy bossa, some cool swingin' vocal groups, soulful disco, library music, jazz-funk, etc. Keep on keepin' on!

01. Sovremennik Orchestra - Hello Sovremennik! (1974)
02. Andrei Petrov - Modniy Tanec (1977)
03. Collage - Mets Neidude Vahel (1978)
04. Kobza - Progulka (1972)
05. Jaan Kuman Instrumental Ensemble - Terminus (1976)
06. Marju Kuut - Maskeraad (1976)
07. Pavel Aedonitsky - Serebryanye Svadby (1979)
08. Raduga - Day Is Breaking (1979)
09. Viktor Ignatyevs Ensemble - Krasye Maki (1974)
10. Ariel Ensemble - Otdavali Molodu (1973)
11. Yuri Morozov - Neizyasnimoe (1978)
12. Vyacheslav Mescherin Ensemble - Boat Trip (1975)
13. Gennady Gladkov - Attraction (1974)
14. Vodogray - Vospominanie (1978)
15. Pesnyary - Rushniki (1971)
16. Melodiya - Pochemu (1973)
17. Orfeij - Zugre (1979)
18. Charivny Guitars - Go Away (1979)
19. Aleksey Ekimyan - Vanskaya Legenda (1979)
20. Aleksander Zatsepin - Tanec Shamana (1974)

Steve Black "Village Boogie" 1979

THIS is funky stuff - Steve Black's LP Village Boogie! from 1979, one of the best albums that came out of the 70s Nigeria, it's full of uptempo funk, disco and soul, all in the nigerian way. Groovy!


Michael Henderson "Solid" 1976

This is bass player Michael Henderson's debut solo effort. Solid was released in 1976 and it's a fantastic LP full of great deep funk and Motown influenced soul, of course you get a dozen of Henderson's significant fat bass riffs too! High five to Buddah Records for putting the ultra cool shot of Henderson on the front cover;-) This is groovy!


Friday, August 12, 2016

Los Amaya ‎"Nuevos Exitos" 1973

Los Amayo were a duo from Barcelona, Spain, they were two brothers of ethinic roma, and in their youth they were playin a lot at romany parties. In 1971 they got succes in Spain while combining the catalan rumba and flamenco with electrified guitar driven pop. They were a big act in Spain during the 70s, and this is their 3rd album, wich also includes some moody elements of  psychedelia (not enormous) and nice fuzzy guitars as well. A very groovy, uptempo and moody album with a lot of handclapping!


VA - Descolados Yrmao! Funky Sounds From Brazil 1969-1974

Well, here is a mixtape I made with funk (or tunes that has a more funky vibe) from Brazil 1969-1974. There is nothing remarkable - just a swingin' mixtape you can groove to. Put on your hot pants and do some popcorn!

01. Fernando Mendes - Não Vou Mudar (1973)
02. Os Diagonais - Não Vou Chorar (1971)
03. Som Tres - Homenagem A Mongo (1969)
04. Célia - A Hora É Essa (1972)
05. Bebeto - Mister Brown (1973)
06. Toni Tornado - Podes Crer Amizade (1971)
07. Eduardo Araujo - Madrugada (1970)
08. Marisa Rossi - Deixa Eu Te Amar (1970)
09. Os Brazões - Tão Longe De Mim (1969)
10. Teo Azevedo - O Novo De Hoje Já É Velho Aquia (1974)
11. Erasmo Carlos - Grilos (1972)
12. Trio Mocotó - Tudo Bem (1974)
13. Rosa Maria - Compacto (1972)
14. Os Tremendões - The Name Of The Game (1970)
15. Wilson Das Neves - Soulful Strut (1969)
16. De Savoya Combo - Jogaram o Caxangá (1969)
17. Wanderléa - Mane Joao (1974)
18. Emilio Santiago - Brother (1975)
19. Getulio Braga - Meu Pai Obaluaê (1974)
20. Sèrgio Murillo - Toda Colorida (1972)


El Chicano "Viva Tirado" 1970

From Los Angeles El Chicano made some really great Soul-Jazz meets Latin-Rock albums in the early 70s - Viva Tirado is their debut from 1970. Sometimes the guitars and groove reminds me of Made In Swedens first LP With Love (there are elements of early rootsy jazz-rock). This album is a groovy set of raw covers only (Cantaloupe Island, Eleanor Rigby, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Comin' Home Baby, etc). This a festivus for august! Groovy!


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Willie Hutch "In Tune" 1978

Here is a late LP by the legendary Willie Hutch. Half of the tunes here are written by the mighty Norman Whitfield. 5 of the 8 songs are uptempo soul/funk with a groovy disco edge, the others are smooth ballads. A great one!


Marlena Shaw "Sweet Beginnings" 1977

Well, I'm also one of those who get bananas over Marlena Shaw's ultra groovy album The Spice Of Life from 1969. But, she actually made some really cool stuff in the mid to late 70s too! Sweet Beginnings from 1977 is a groovy smörgåsbord with soul, funk, disco, attitude and political messages, sometimes with a nice touch of jazz. It's time groove brothers and sisters!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Elias Rahbani ‎- Mosaic Of The Orient (Näi, Buzuk & Guitar) (1972)

This is El Rahbani's first LP from 1972, it was recorded in Beirut, Lebanon with producer Farid Abul Khair, wich intention was to bring together the eastern sound of näi (arabian flute), bouzoki, tablas with western rhythms. The tune Dance Of Maria has been heavily sampled for it's break beats by several hip hop acts. This instrumental album delicate weaves between psychedelic folk music with funk. Groovy!


Johnny Zamot ‎"Introduces The Boogaloo Frog" 1969

This is just a great latin and guaguancó record by the famous bandleader and percussionist Johnny Zamot. It's easy to fall in love with the groovy album cover, and the music definitely not dissapoint you. Groovy!


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Chicago Gangsters ‎"Blind Over You" 1975

Don't get fooled by the ridiculous cover! Chicago Gangsters did two fantastic and funky soul albums in the mid 70s. Blind Over You from 1975 is their debut and it's so groovy.


Jimmy Sabater ‎"El Hijo De Teresa/Teresa's Son" 1970

Jimmy Sabater was the "velvet sound" of latin soul, this LP from 1970 is one of his most remembered. The LP has a very american soul/funk production, and it's also includes some straight groovy american funk tracks. But, off course it's full of tasty latin boogaloo!


Tony Bizarro "Nesse Inverno" 1977

Here is Tony Bizarro! I know nothing about this guy - but he sure looks like Ron Jeremy's  handsome cousin from Sao Paulo, and he recorded this LP 1977 in Brazil. The music is a well produced mix of deep Philly soul, deep funky rhythms and some groovy echoes of brazil. I believe that Tony wanted to do an Isaac Hayes album (sadly his voice didn't really match all over), but thanks to some good musicians and a great producer the album are really tasty. Groovy!


Monday, August 8, 2016

Norman Connors ‎"Slewfoot" 1974

This is a very groovy jazz-funk affair by Norman Connors, with great R&B-brass, some fusion and the lovely guest vocalist Jean Carn. It's hot in there! Other musicians on Sleewfoot is Lonnie Liston Smith, Gary Bartz and Ron Carter - I think you got it - groovy!

Groove Holmes "Night Glider" 1973

Richard "Groove" Holmes was THE groover, in my opinion the grooviest organ player of them all. This LP from 1973 is incredible funky and groovy, very nice production with a great funky band. Groovy! (don't be scared I used the word "groovy" four times above;-)

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Melvyn Price "Rhythm and Blues" 1974

In the middle of the sixties Melvyn Price packed his congas and trombone in Detroit and moved to Sweden. He met his wife Doris Antonsson and get three sons (all of them are musicians in  Sweden), in 1974 they released this LP by themself (Meldor Records). It's a very groovy, jazzy and funky instrumental album with touches of world music (both african and brazilian). Together with musicians like Björn Alke, Jon Dill, Fredrik Norén, Björn Wolff and Ed Epstein they recorded this album. The album didn't sell well and the LP is today a collector's item (maybe cause of the misleading title? Well, it's full of beautiful rhythm, but there ain't much blues, definitely not Rythm & Bues). The album been reissued by Wax Poetics in 2008. This is Groovy!


Friday, August 5, 2016

Gregory Isaacs "Slum In Dub" 1978

This is probably my absolute favorite dub album of all time. Slum In Dub was released in 1978 by Gregory Isaacs, who some years later would by one of Jamaica's biggest stars with his more significant lovers rock reggae. But this LP is totally different - a raw, dark and dusty dub explosion.


Thursday, August 4, 2016

VA - The Bristol Syndrome 2 (Trip Hop & Beyond 1996-2013)

Here is another mixtape I made with Trip hop from 1996-2013. This was definitely not a try to do a complete or fair picture of the genre - just a swingin' mixtape with new and old favorites.

01. Markus Kienzl - Reach Out (2009)
02. Anitek - Lost Hours (2011)
03. Sound Me - Inside (2014)
04. Massive Attack - Man Next Door (1998)
05. Crustation with Bronagh Slevin - Purple (1997)
06. Amon Tobin - Easy Muffin (1997)
07. Roudoudou - Peace And Tranquility To Earth (1998)
08. Skin 4 - Frequencies Flyers (2007)
09. Zavala - Just An Old Flame (2011)
10. Dr. Octagon - Blue Flowers (1996)
11. Glen Porter - She Cries (2008)
12. Anthea - Can't Be You (1998)
13. Hooverphonic - 2Wicky (1996)
14. A Quiet Revolution - Hell Is A Closed Door (2001)
15. Terranova - Plastic Stress (1999)
16. Manu Beats & Sceno - Clásico (2013)
17. Beth Orton - Stars All Seem To Weep (1999)
18. Dr. Quandary - Bedouin Drums (2013)


VA - The Bristol Syndrome (Trip Hop & Beyond 1994-2014)

Here is a mixtape I made with Trip hop from 1994-2014, a genre that came out of Bristol and has it's throne in the city. The scene may has it commercial peak in the mid to late 90s (with the big acts like Portishead, Massive Attack, Tricky, Morcheeba, etc) but it still feelin' fine. The genre has ramifications in different electronic styles as nu/future jazz, downbeat, soul, dub, psychedelia (dopey) and r&b - and best of all, it's groovy! This was definitely not a try to do a complete or fair picture of the genre - just a swingin' mixtape with new and old favorites. 

01. Mononome - Understanding (2014)
02. Thallus - Lonely Roads (2010)
03. DJ Andy Taylor - Dream Girl (2013)
04. Architect - Les Pensées (2013)
05. Laika - Almost Sleeping (1997)
06. Wax Tailor - Que Sera (2004)
07. Karminsky Experience Inc. - Something For Madeleine (2003)
08. Alif Tree - Forgotten Places (2006)
09. Zero 7 - Destiny (2001)
10. G Bonson - Stop (2013)
11. Gramatik - Late Night Jazz (2009)
12. Hopscotch - A Faker (2002)
13. Backini - Go Go Killer (2003)
14. Kid Loco - A Grand Love Story (1997)
15. Quantic - Archipelago (2005)
16. DJ Ezasscul - The Jazzy View (2011)
17. Pretty Lights - We Must Go On (2013)
18. Portishead - Sour Times (1994)
19. Clutchy Hopkins - 2-15 (2005)
20. Poldoore - But I Do (2012)


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Brazilian Octopus "Same" 1969

This is a very groovy little record, a set that mixes jazz, latin and bossa in a very unique way. The drums are a bit funky, and the organ and vibe has a great jazzy feel, so are the flute. Lovely rhythms all over from the Brazilian Octopus. Groovy!


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

VA - SKA '66

Here is a mixtape I made with lovely Jamaican ska from 1966. I reserve that one or two songs may be from 1967 because information about the years varies around these recordings:-) Do some trains!

01. Lord Brynner & The Sheiks - Congo War
02. Don Drummond & The Skatalites - Chinatown
03. Bob Andy - I've Got To Go Back Home
04. Joe Higgs - Dinah
05. Lester Sterling with Baba Brooks Band - So Long
06. The Rulers - Copasetic
07. The Soul Brothers - Sugar Cane
08. Alton Ellis & The Flames - The Preacher
09. Raymond Harper - Ska-Ta-Brain
10. Hugh Godfrey - It's A Mad World
11. Horell Dawkins - Cling To Me
12. The Flames - Little Flea
13. The Skatalites - King Salomon
14. Andy & Joey - You're Wondering Now
15. The Moving Brothers - Don't Play That Song
16. Prince Buster & Slim Smith - The Prophet
17. Roland Alphonso - Jericho Chain
18. The Silvertones - True Confession
19. Delroy Wilson - Jerk All Night Long
20. King Sporty Justin Yap & The Skatalites - Lawless Street

Monday, August 1, 2016

VA - Late Night Grooves

Here is a mixtape I made with groovy stuff from all over the world 1970-2016.  The tape was a try to do a groovy, but with a more laid back feel, a more "late night" atmosphere. And, it was inspired by the great series of "Late Night Tales", wich now have been releasing "mixtapes" for at least 15 years now. This compilation includes soft funk, dark synth noir, library music, slowdisco, chill, dreamy ambient electro grooves, soft pops from Brazil, and MUCH more. Groovy!

01. Domenique Dumont - Comme Ça (2015)
02. Juan Demonio - Es Cana (1975)
03. Bob James - Nautilus (1974)
04. Ryo Kawasaki - Hawaiian Caravan (1982)
05. Virna Lindt - Underwater Boy (1984)
06. Dip In The Pool - On Retinae (1989)
07. Popcorn - Song For You (1983)
08. Napoleon Cherry - Stay With Me (1993)
09. The System - Find It In Your Eyes (2016)
10. Rexy - Running Out Of Time (1981)
11. Claudia - Com Mais de 30 (1971)
12. Janko Nilovic - Roses And Revolvers (1970)
13. Lil Peep - The Way I See Things (2015)
14. Joan Bibiloni - Migas (1987)
15. Lumumba - Sing With The Birds (1974)
16. Cortex - Huit Octobre (1971) 
17. Evihna - Esperar Pra Ver (1971)
18. The Roger Webb Sound - Moon Bird (1971)