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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Playlist 12/08/2018

Don't Tell It - James Brown

Music for My Brother - O.G. Funk

Billy Bass Nelson of O.G. Funk

Funky Nassau pt 1 & 2 - The Beginning of the End
Sing a Simple Song - The Noble Knights
Stoned Soul - Artie Christopher

Chick Beans - Calypso King & The Soul Investigators
People Don't Get What They Deserve - Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Everglades pt 1 & 2 - JD & The Evil's Dynamite Band

LP Cover for Soul Explosion by the Daktaris (1998, Desco)

Eltsuhg Ibal Lasiti - The Daktaris
Waiting for the Juice - The Unstoppable S. Robinson and his Marvelaires
Talking About a Good Thing - Naomi Shelton

Steppin' In Her I. Miller Shoes - Betty Davis

Promo photo for Baby Huey & The Babysitters

Hard Times - Baby Huey & The Babysitters
Hard Times - Curtis Mayfield

Lover's Theme - Bob Cunningham
March of the Goober Woobers - Forty Seven Times Its Own Weight

LP Cover for Harlem River Drive (1971, Roulette)

Seeds of Life - Harlem River Drive
How You Gonna Get Respect (When You Haven't Cut Your Process Yet) - Hank Ballard Along with the Dapps

LP Cover for There It Is by James Brown (1972, Polydor)

King Heroin - James Brown
I'm A Greedy Man - James Brown
There It Is - James Brown

Hey Fellas - Trouble Funk
Rockit - Herbie Hancock
Impeach the President - The Honeydrippers

45 Label for "Show-Stopper" by Iron Knowledge (1973, Tammy)

Show-Stopper - Iron Knowledge

Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) - The Jacksons

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Playlist 12/01/2018

Walk On By - Isaac Hayes

Fat City Strut - Mandrill
Shake Everything You Got - Maceo Parker
Let the Sun Shine In - Galt MacDermot Trio
Aht Uh Mi Hed - Shuggie Otis
There It Is - The Soul Command

Looking for the Perfect Beat - Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force
Humphrey's Overture - Paul Humphrey
Do Your Thing - Lyn Collins
Wait Until Tomorrow - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
What Does It Take To Turn You On? - Sons of Slum

Sons of Slum

I Ain't the Same - Alabama Shakes

Full Side Funk: Side A of Mandrilland (1974, Polydor)

Positive Thing
Positive Thing +
Skying Upward
The Road To Love

Rubber Biscuit - The Chips
It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me - Barry White
Last Night a DJ Saved my Life - Indeep


Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Santana
Float - Tirogo
Warpath - The Isley Brothers
Goin' Down - Allen Toussaint

Allen Toussaint

Dissinfordollars - Bernie Worrell
There Was a Time - Six Pack
Breakin' Bread - Fred & The New JBs
Spirits Up Above - Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

No show this week

So sorry all -- it's Thanksgiving weekend and the Campus Center will be locked up tight on Saturday, so there will be no show this weekend. What shame since it's my birthday that day & I was really excited about sharing some songs with you all.

"Music on the One" will be back in December, but remember holidays are coming soon, and I'll be out of town for most of them, even if the building is open on the weekends at all.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Playlist 11/17/2018

Groove Lounge (A Full-Side Extravaganza)

Welcome to Casa Del DJ EZ Reader. Would you like a glass of wine? I got the Riunite on ice just the way the old dogs drink it. We'll just chill here while the sounds paly. I chose some appropriate music, a few favorite sides of Funk.

Baby Don't You Know - Vicki Anderson

James Brown, Get On the Good Foot (1972, Polydor)

LP Cover for Get on the Good Foot by James Brown

Side 4
Ain't It a Groove
My Part/Make It Funky (pt 3 & 4)
Dirty Harri

Funky Run-through pt 1 & 2 - The Poets of Rhythm

Germany's The Poets of Rhythm

The Mohawks, The Champ (1968, Pama)

LP Cover, The Champ by The Mohawks

Side 1
The Champ
Hip Jigger
Sweet Soul Music
Dr. Jekyll & Hyde Park
Senior Thump

Live Wire - The Meters

Breakthrough - Isaac Hayes

The Bar-Kays, Soul Finger (1967, Volt)

LP Cover for Soul Finger by The Bar-Kays

Side 2
You Can't Sit Down
House Shoes
Pearl High
I Want Someone
Hole in the Wall
Don't Do That

Messie Bessie - Shirley Scott

Philadelphia's Queen of the Hammond B-3 Organ, Shirley Scott

Cymande, Promised Heights (1974, Janus)

LP Cover for Promised Heights by Cymande

Side 1
Pon De Dungle
Equatorial Forest
Brothers on the Slide

Undisco Kidd - Funkadelic

Inside cover for Tales of Kidd Funkadelic by Funkadelic (1976 Westbound). Artwork by Pedro Bell

James Brown, Get On the Good Foot

Hank Ballard, James Brown collaborator and solo artist

Side 2
Recitation by Hank Ballard
I Got a Bag of My Own
Nothing Beats a Try But a Fail
Lost Someone

'Tis Your Kind of Music - Graham Central Station

Graham Central Station
Cajun Moon - Herbie Mann

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Playlist 11/10/2018

Energy - Earth Wind & Fire

LP Gatefold for Phew! by Claudia Lennear (1973, Warner Brothers)

Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky - Claudia Lennear
Mean Machine Chant/Mean Machine - The Last Poets
Never Get Enough - Bobby Byrd
Mind Power - James Brown
Cholera - El Rego et Ses Commandos de Cotonou-Dahomey

LP Cover for Reflections by Gil Scott-Heron (1981, Arista)

B Movie - Gil Scott-Heron
Give It Up or Turn It Loose - Lyn Collins
Memphis Soul Stew - Funkgus
Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
All Night Long - The Mary Jane Girls

Full Side Funk - The JBs, Doing It To Death (1973, People)

La Di Da La Di Day
You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight [prelude]
You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight


Jam On It - Newcleus
Soul Food - Frankie Seay & the Soul Riders
Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley, Your Tie's Caught in Your Zipper - Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band
Groove the Funk - Aktion
Dap - Porgy Jones
What's a Telephone Bill - Bootsy's Rubber Band

LP Cover for Ahh.. The Name's Bootsy, Baby by Bootsy's Rubber Band (1977, Warner Brothers)

What's the Use of Getting Sober (When You Gonna Get Drunk Again) - Louis Jordan
Jerkin' the Dog - The Mighty Hannibal (w/ St. John & The Cardinals)
Take Me the Next Phase - The Isley Brothers

El Combo XingĂș

Black Power - El Combo XingĂș
Night of the Thumpasaurus Peoples - Parliament

No 11/03/2018 show

Sorry. Circumstances beyond my control.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Playlist 10/27/2018

Healing Power of Funk

Mothership Connection (Star Child) - Parliament

(Most of) Side A of Breakestra's The Live Mix vol 2 (2000, Stone's Throw)

Jagger the Dagger
Summer in the City
Bubble Gum
Just Kissed my Baby
Getting Nasty
It's the JB's Monaurail
Funky Drummer
Crumbs Off the Table

Loran's Dance - Idris Muhammad
Moment of Truth - Earth Wind & Fire
Just Enough Room for Storage - James Brown
Rigor Mortis - Cameo

Melting Pot - Booker T & The MGs
The Boo Boo Song - King Coleman
Lady Jane - Mandrill
Off Into a Black Thing - Willie Henderson & The Soul Explosions
It's Your Thing - Cold Grits

Check Your Bucket - Eddie Bo
What's Up Front That Counts - The Counts
Kool It (Here Comes the Fuzz) - Kool & The Gang
T Plays It Cool - Marvin Gaye
You Can't Love Me, If You Don't Respect Me - Lyn Collins, The Female Preacher
Cissy Strut - The Esso Trinidad Steel Drummers

Hey Fellas - Trouble Funk
Rat Kissed the Cat on the Naval - U.S. Music
Loose Booty - Parliament

Full-Side Funk:

African Rhythms by Oneness of Juju (1975, Black Fire)

LP Cover for African Rhythms by Oneness of Juju

African Rhythms
Funky Wood

Mr. Hot Pants aka Across the Track - The Believers