Monday, April 24, 2017

Hadley Caliman ‎"Projecting" 1976

The Oklahoma born jazz saxophonis Hadley Caliman made this LP in San Francisco for Catalysist Records in 1976. Projecting (wich is include Kenny Jenkins on bass, among others) is a groovy post/hard bop jazz album with elements and vibes of latin jazz and soul-jazz. Groovy!


Larry Young "Larry Young's Fuel" 1975

This is legendary keyboard player Larry Young's fantastic LP from 1975, incredible groovy and uptempo jazz-funk with a whole lot of soul and early disco as well. On half of the tracks the ultra cool female singer Linda "Tequila" Logan made an incredible work. SO GROOVY!


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Speedometer "Downtown Funk 74" 2017

Well, britain's old cult record label KPM Records is back, their funky library music from the 70s are legendary. Speedometer (support the band here) released their first single in 2000 already, and are a highly acclaimed soul/funk (mostly) instrumental orchestra. Downtown Funk '74 from 2017 actually sounds like it was recorded in 1974 - very groovy 70s cinematic funk, and it has the typical sound of KPM, incredible great!


El Michels Affair "Return To The 37th Chamber" 2017

The instrumental combo El Michels Affair is from New York City, and this is their latest album Return To The 37th Chamber. Their music is retro tinged funk and soul, sometimes with vibes of both jazz and hip hop, and it's very cinematic. Support the band here. Groovy!


Saturday, April 22, 2017

VA - Country Groove 14 (1968-1977)

Well, here is a new mixtape I made inspired by the lovely compilations Country Got Soul 1 & 2 (Casual Records), Country Funk 1 & 2 (Light In The Attic) and Delta Swamp Rock 1 & 2 (Soul Jazz Records). None of the songs appears on the titles I mentioned above.

01. Charlie Daniels - Big Man (1970)
02. Billy Joe Royal ‎- Helping Hand (1969)
03. The Hagers - Gamblin' Man (1970)
04. Roy Orbison - Casting My Spell (1970)
05. Travis Wammack - Love Rustler (1975)
06. Roger Morris - The Vigil (1972)
07. Link Wray - Rise and Fall of Jimmy Stokes (1971)
08. Emmett Finley - Where He Cried Last (1971)
09. Hill, Barbata & Ethridge - Long Ago (1971)
10. Bones - Potatoes (1973)
11. Charlie McCoy - Working Man Blues (1975)
12. Rick Roberts - Drunk And Dirty (1972)
13. Lee Hazlewood & Ann Margret - Sweet Thing (1969)
14. The First Edition - Charlie The Fer De Lance (1968)
15. Jesse Winchester - The Nudge (1970)
16. Ben Atkins - Cross My Mind (1971)
17. Finnegan & Wood - Tend To Your Own Business (1972)
18. Gary Farr - Certain Lady (1973)
19. Ed Sanders - Albion Crags (1973)
20. Dennis Linde - Ghost Riders (1977)


Thursday, April 20, 2017

VA - Groover's Paradise 8! 18 Global Grooves From 1967-2016

Well, here is a mixtape I made with world wide groovy stuff from 1967-2016. You will get 70s UK disco, italian library music, latino cocktail, pure funk, ethiopique modern groove, dub disco, japanese soft rock, german electronic valium soul, and much more.

01. Pretty Purdie ‎- Funky Donkey (1967)
02. Roberto Delgado ‎- Mas Que Nada (1969)
03. Disco Dub Band - For The Love Of Money (1976)
04. Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - Straight Up (2012)
05. Mickey Moonlight - Interplanetary Music (2008)
06. Klaus Schønning - Havmågen (1979)
07. Hailu Mergia - Hari Meru Meru (1985)
08. Belaboris - Yo Vanhassa Talossa (1984)
09. Orgone - Cali Fever (2010)
10. Woima Collective - Puno (2010)
11. Snakeye - Choked Up (1975)
12. Ennio Morricone - Allegretto Per Signora (1970)
13. Raze de Soare - Fereastra Ușă (2015)
14. Miskotom - Downtown (2016)
15. Adrian Gurvitz - Untouchable And Free (1979)
16. Bread & Butter - Japanese Woman (1980)
17. Romano Mussolini - Blues For Alexandra (1974)
18. Sarr Band - Magic Mandrake (1977)


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Steve Reid "Rhythmatism" 1976

Lovely album by the New York jazz drummer Steve Reid from 1976. The music is a spiritual mix of both post-bop-jazz and experimental with african vibes. Great work by David Wertman (bass), Les Walker (piano), Arthur Blythe (slto sax) and Michael Keith (trombone). Groovy!


New Edition "Candy Girl" 1983

Classic 1983 debut LP from Boston's New Edition, with a young Bobby Brown. Candy Girl is full of pleasant funky soul/r&b with elements of hip hop, and some Jackson 5ish pop (Popcorn Love). Groovy!


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Duke Bootee "Bust Me Out" 1984

Duke Bootee was a highly acclaimed studio musician and a member of Sugar Hill's studio band. In 1984 he released this LP, the A-side is groovy rap, the B-side is straight 80s funk (even onne reggae tune). Groovy!


Monday, April 17, 2017

VA - Dancehall Dayz 2 (More Jamaican Sounds 1983-1985)

Well, here is another mixtape I made with jamaican dancehall/reggae from 1983-1985. Hope you dig it. Groovy!

01. Robert French - Cut Eye Cut Eye (1985)
02. Papa Monkey - Waterman Style (1985)
03. Tippa Irie - All The Time The Lyric A Rhyme (1984)
04. Brigadier Jerry - Jamaica Jamaica (1984)
05. Captain Sinbad - Eyes Of The Tiger (1983)
06. Sugar Minott - Dancehall Business (1984)
07. Barrington Levy - Black Roses (1983)
08. Eccleton Jarrett - Raindrops (1983)
09. Edi Fitzroy - Pressure (1985)
10. Light Of Love - Melting Pot (1984)
11. Reggae George - Armagiddeon Man (1985)
12. Prince Hammer - Africa Dance Hall (1983)
13. Millo B - Bad Boy Skank (1984)
14. Coco Tea - Too Much (1985)
15. Glen Judah - Mr. Collie Man (1983)
16. Louie Lepkie - Musical Bomb (1984)
17. Junior Delahaye - Stormy (1983)
18. Peter Metro And Zu-Zu - Calypso Calypso (1983)
19. Wayne Smith - Borrow Borrow (1984)
20. White Mice  - Dally Stylie (1985)


Felix & Jarvis "Same" 1983

This 1983 gem is a danceable cocktail of rap, funk, disco, electronic, scratchin and breakdancin. Felix & Jarvis were from Detroit and this was their only effort, but what a knockout! Groovy!


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sonny Sharrock "Black Woman" 1969

Black Woman is a very groovy and spiritual free jazz LP from 1969 by New York jazz guitarist Sonny Sharrock, released on the Vortex label. Groovy!


Sonny Phillips "Black Magic!" 1970

A very groovy and funky soul-jazz LP from 1970 by the cool Alabama born pianist Sonny Phillips. Groovy!


T-Ski Valley ‎"In The 80's" 1984

In The 80s is an amazing set by Bronx T. Ski Valley (aka Tyrone Cox) from 1984, one of the early era of hip hop/rap's best LP's. Sure the album is heavy influenced by Grandmaster Flash (and other Sugar Hill acts), but the album sure stands on it's own. His "version's" of Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing (Sexual Rapping) and Michael Jackson's Billie Jean (Billie Jean Valley Rap) is just a few highlights on this masterpiece. Groovy!


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Prince Charles And The City Beat Band ‎"Combat Zone" 1984

The Boston born multi instrumentalist, producer and engineer Prince Charles Alexander made this funky and electronic old school hip hop LP back in 1984. There are vibes of p-funk and rap as well. Groovy!


Creation Rebel "Psychotic Jonkanoo" 1981

Creation Rebels Psychotic Jonkanoo from 1981 is one of the absolutely best british dub & roots reggae productions ever. This is producer and dub genius Adrian Sherwood as it best. Groovy!


Friday, April 14, 2017

The Soul Society "Satisfaction From The Soul Society" 1968

The Soul Society seems to have made this effort only, maybe they just were a groovy studio group? This LP from 1968 includes uptempo covers all over, a very funky album with vibes and elements of latin such as soul, even some psychedelic guitars and bongo drums for your plesure. Groovy!


Sounds Of The City Experience "Same" 1976

Not very much is known about the american group Sounds Of The City Experience, they released this groovy soul LP in 1976, wich today is rare as hell. The album got funky vibes as well as light feathered disco. Jazzman made a reissue on both cd and vinyl in 2013. Groovy!


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Gene Harris/The 3 Sounds "Same" 1971

Arranged by Monk Higgins and produced by George Butler, this is one of the grooviest and most funky albums that Blue Note ever released. It's hard to understand why the LP never got a reissue the last 30 years. Gene Harris and his The 3 Sounds were almost veterans at the time, and well etablished and highly aclaimed jazz musicians. For lovers of early 70s jazz-funk/soul-jazz. Ultra-groovy!


Three Times Dope ‎"Original Stylin'" 1989

Three Times Dope were a hip hop/rap group from Philadelphia, they released their debut LP Original Stylin' in 1989. The music is typical hip hop of it's time, with groovy and gentle elements of soul and funk. Dig it.