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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Playlist 09/01/2018

Walter "Junie" Morrison

Super J - Junie
In the Pocket - Boots
Why Not Start All Over Again - The Counts
Get Down with the Get Down - Melvin Sparks

LP Cover Cosmic Slop by Funkadelic (1973, Westbound)

March to the Witch's Castle - Funkadelic
The Goose pt 1 - Parliament
Humpin pt 1 & 2 - The Unstoppable S Robinson & His Marvelaires
Jungle Boogie - 24-7 Spyz

LP Cover for With a Lotta Help From My Friends by Junior Mance (1970, Atlantic)

Don't Cha Hear Me Calling to Ya - Junior Mance
Whole Lot Of Lovin' - Elsie Mae "TV Mama"

LP Cover for We the People by The Soul Searchers (1972, Sussex)

Full Side Funk - "We The People" by the Soul Searchers

We the People
Your Love is so Doggone Good
It's All in Your Mind
Soul to the People

Robert Lowe

Back to Funk - Robert Lowe
South Side Funk - Soul Seven
Mellow Mellow Right On - Lowrell
Mother Popcorn (live) - James Brown
Ball of Confusion - The Temptations
Ripplin' - Ripple

Double Cross - The Sugarman Three

LP Cover for Money Talks by The Bar-Kays (1978, Fantasy)

Monster - The Bar-Kays
Psyche - The Jimmy Castor Bunch

LP Cover for Be Nice to the People by Question Mark (1977, EMI)

Scram Out - Question Mark

Friday, August 24, 2018

Dog days

I've been hearing how August brings its own form of seasonal affective disorder, and brother let me tell you, I been feeling it. I have a ton of new used LPs to share but no energy to engage them. So I think I'm going to skip the show on Friday, August 24th. There's just one more week after that of the summer and then school starts again, so things will be more back to normal soon enough.

Come back on August 31st and we'll talk, okay?

Friday, August 17, 2018

Playlist 08/17/2018

Second to last Friday show for the summer:

RIP The Queen of Soul, 1942-2018

Rock Steady (alt mix) - Aretha Franklin
Ain't Necessarily So - Aretha Franklin (w/ Ray Bryant Combo)

Moonshine Heather (Takin' Care of Business) - Parliament

LP Cover for King & Queen by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas (1967, Stax)

Tramp - Carla Thomas & Otis Redding
Dance to the Music - The Bar-Kays
Forty-First Street Breakdowne - Naomi Davis & The Knights of 41st Street
Catapult - Naomi Davis & The Knights of 41st Street

The Lafayette Afro-Rock Band

Hihache pt 1 - The Lafayette Afro-Rock Band
Shame Shame Shame - Shirley & Company
Do Do Baya - El Rego et Ses Commandos

... And the Gods Made Love
Have You Ever Been (to Electric Ladyland)
Crosstown Traffic

James Marshall Hendrix

Rainy Day, Dream Away
Little Miss Lover - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
My Friend - Jimi Hendrix

Ain't She Sweet - Bernie Worrell

LP Cover for Black Grass (1973, Shelter)

Lock, Stock, and Barrel - Black Grass
Funky John - Johnny Cameron & the Camerons
Give Me Your Love - Curtis Mayfield
Gangster of Love pt 1 & 2 - Jimmy Norman

The Chicago Gangsters

Gangster Boogie - The Chicago Gangsters

LP Cover for Oh Yeah by Charles Mingus (1962, Atlantic)

Eat That Chicken - Charles Mingus
Pig Snoots, pt 1 - Natural Bridge Bunch
Earl's Backyard Barbecue - The Soul Providers
More Peas - Fred Wesley & The JBs

45 Label for "Cold Bear" by The Gaturs (1971, Gatur)

Cold Bear - The Gaturs

Full-Side Funk

Paul Humphrey & The Cool-Aid Chemists (1971, Lizard)

LP Cover for Paul Humphrey & The Cool-Aid Chemists

Side 2
Baby Rice
Ain't That Peculiar
Funky L.A.

Z. Z. Hill

I Think I'd Do It - Z.Z. Hill
Take Me to Mardigras - Bob James

LP Cover for From a Whisper to a Scream by Esther Phillips (1971, Kudu)

Home Is Where the Hatred Is - Esther Phillips
Never Found a Girl - Joseph Henry & The Mighty Imperials
Take It As It Come pt 1 - Charles Bradley & Sugarman & Co.

LP Cover for Sign O' The Times by Prince (1987, Paisley Park)

It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night - Prince

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Adventures in the Crates

This is why digging in the dusty crates is totally worth it:

A copy of "Maximum Stimulation" by The Jimmy Castor Bunch (1977) decorated with fan art.

Here is a copy of the unadorned LP jacket, courtesy of Discogs.com

Where did it come from? Who did that? And when? The mind reels. Also, they knew what they were talking about: the album is boss, and I'm usually skeptical of anything released after 1976, when disco really started going strong in the mainstream.

Also found this:

Really groovy gospel-infected album. Surprisingly light on the Jesus, just full of tasty songs that make you feel like church but still respect your beliefs.

Friday, July 27, 2018


So my last show, on July 20th was cancelled because of technical issues. I think I figured it out -- the auxiliary input cable at the station is malfunctioning & receiving only input from the right channel. My laptop tests perfectly. That's good, since that's an easy fix for the station.

The problem is that that was my last show for the next three Fridays, as I'll be out of town. So I'm looking forward to playing again on August 17th. I got a bunch of great new records & I'm eager for you all to hear them, including this one:

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Playlist 07/13/2018

Ballad of a Sad Young Woman - Wrinkar Experience

Good Ol' Funky Music - The Meters
Frenchy the Tickler - Johnny K Killens & The Dynamites
Love City - Sly & The Family Stone

Back Cover of Fishbone (1985, Columbia)

Voyage to the Land of the Freeze-Dried Godzilla Farts - Fishbone
So Glad You're Mine - Timothy McNealy
We Need Money - Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers

LP Cover for Full of Fire by Al Green (1977, Hi)

Full of Fire - Al Green
Sookie Sookie - Don Covay & the Jefferson Lemon Blues Band
Yearnin' Learnin' - Earth Wind & Fire

Mighty set
Mighty Mighty (Spade & Whitey) - Curtis Mayfield
Mighty Mighty - Baby Huey & The Babysitters
Mighty Mighty - Earth Wind & Fire

Disco diva Sylvester

You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) - Sylvester
Sticky Sticky Sock a Poo - The Mighty Continentals
Kick the Blanket - The Mighty Imperials
Somebody in the World for You - The Mighty Hannibal

LP Cover for Thrust by Herbie Hancock (1974, Columbia)

Palm Grease - Herbie Hancock
Ye Ye De Smell - Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Africa 70

Don Byron

Mango Meat - Don Byron & Existential Dred
Travelin' at the Speed of Thought - The O'Jays
The Doctor and the Kidd - People Under the Stairs
Walkin' the Dog - Rufus Thomas
Black Cobra pt 2 - Curly Davis & the Uniques

Full-Side Funk

LP Cover for The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein by Parliament (1976, Casablanca)

The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein by Parliament

Gamin' On Ya
Dr. Funkenstein
Children Of Production
Getten' To Know You

Bobby Byrd showcase

Bobby Byrd himself

If You Got a Love You Better (Hold on to It)
Hot Pants... I'm Coming Coming Coming
I'm Not to Blame
Doin' the Do
Hang-ups We Don't Need (The Hungry We Got to Feed)
Sayin' It and Doin' It (Are Two Different Things)
Never Get Enough

One Way

Cutie Pie - One Way

Friday, July 6, 2018

Playlist 06/29/2018

Swan Fever - People Under the Stairs

Sing - Bernie Worrell
Truth'll Set You Free - Mother's Finest

Mother's Finest

Ride Your Pony - Lee Dorsey
School Boy Crush - Average White Band
Midnight Theme - Manzel
I Like Girls - Fatback


Silk - Mandrill
My Lover's Prayer - Otis Redding
Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe - Barry White
Pon De Jungle - Cymande

LP Cover for Promised Heights by Cymande (1974, Janus)

The Makings of You - Curtis Mayfield

Upside Down - Fela Kuti & The Africa 70
Camelot Time - J Hines & the Fellows

45 Label for "Camelot Time" by J Hines & The Fellows (1973, DeLuxe)

Licking Stick/Licking Stick (live) - James Brown

Full-Side Funk: There's a Riot Goin' On, side 1 - Sly & The Family Stone

Original LP Cover for There's a Riot Goin' On (1971, Epic)

Luv N' Haight
Just Like a Baby
Family Affair
Africa Talks to You "The Asphalt Jungle"
There's a Riot Goin' On (ghost track)

Upside Down - Diana Ross
Body Slam! - Bootsy Collins
Double Dutch Bus - Frankie Smith

LP cover for Children of Tomorrow by Frankie Smith (1981, WMOT)

Tribute to Early EWF

Inside Cover from Head to the Sky (1973)

Remember the Children - Earth Wind & Fire
Energy - Earth Wind & Fire
C'mon Children - Earth Wind & Fire
Evil - Earth Wind & Fire
Kalimba Story - Earth Wind & Fire
Ain't No Harm to Moan (Slave Song) - Earth Wind & Fire
Power - Earth Wind & Fire

Mighty "O" - OutKast

CD Cover for Idlewild by OutKast (2006, LaFace)