Lipsmackin'Thirstsqwenchin'LatinJazzFunkin'BrazilianRhymin'LoveSongs for your consideration!
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All mixes featured here are done for my own personal use and help make the journey to and from the daily grind go so much better! so I thought I'd put them out there to share, After all ,We all got to have freedom!
Here's a YouTube clip of one of my favourite bands The Peddlers, founded in Manchester in1964 the trio consisted of drummer Trevor Morais (check out the clip to see this man lay down a groove!) bassist Tab Martin the only guy I've seen who makes playing the bass look cool sitting down! and underpins their jazz/loungecore sound and then the icing on the cake,the deep earthy vocals and funkfilled keyboard skills of Roy Phillips like a cross between Ray Charles and Georgie Fame he completes this ensembles massive sound! Although they were well recieved by those in the 'know' and had various residency's in London such as the Scotch of St.James Club and even recorded their first album 'Live At The Pickwick' at one such venue,they never reached the dizzy heights that they should have and after various albums released between 1967 and 1972 ( which have been used by beatdiggers and samplers everywhere, they finally called it a day.
'Take Ivy' the reprint of whats considered to be the holy grail of 'Trad' and 'Ivy League' devotees worldwide and shows a collection of photos shot on the campuses of America's Ivy League universities during the 1960s, published by powerhouse books, for more info the link is HERE
The Bossa Nova book of origional cover art from the 1960s published by Soul Jazz books,featuring stunning modernist and revolutionary designs that reflect the exciting idealism of Brazil at the start of the 1960s heres the LINK for more info