Welcome To The Blog!

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!

All selections from my own collection.

Friday, 27 December 2013

Put Your Warpaint on Baby! Because We are Stepping Out Tonight!!

 Here we go, the final mix for 2013 and to help celebrate bringing in the New Year!
That's all folks...Enjoy!!!!    

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Saturday, 16 November 2013

AOR : Digging For Pearls.

Yes People!....another monthly episode of music to get you in the mood, to have a groove, some sounds to keep you bound, to be amazed, to ride the wave and engage, to help you dig deep and keep the faith!!!...
Todd rundgren / The James Walsh Gypsy Band / Ed Motta / Toto / Jorge Santana / Samuel Purdey / The Doobie Brothers / Babadu / The Beauty Room / Christopher Cross / Tears For Fears / Jazzanova / Metropole Orkest / Jonathon Jeremia / Danny Wilson / The Step Kids / Archie Whitewater / Barbara & Ernie / Shinataro Sakamoto / Steely Dan / Ian Wilson / Leon Ware / Donald Fagen / Al Jarreau / AM & Shawn Lee / Hall & Oates / Bozz Scaggs / Kinsman Dazz / Average White Band

Michael McDonald the AOR King! was going to be included but was on so many backing vocal duties I thought I would save him for another time!

Inspiration provided by Ed Motta and his wonderful AOR album (get it!) Zaf and Marks brilliant Americana Rock your Soul series (get them!!) and the fantastic AOR Disco site especially for the heads up on the Samual Purdey 'lost' album ( beg,borrow or buy!!)

Finally, dedicated to Thomas who went to California to live the dream from Leeds via Nottingham, who I knew for a few short years back in the day, and turned me on to some of these sounds....I hope you found the peace you were looking for.

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Not tonight Darling.....I've Got JAZZHEAD!!

Now then music lovers!!!! Some Acoustic Solutions to give you Absolution for when you get JAZZHEAD!!!!

The following can be taken sonically without prescription:

The Fantastic Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics / The Impressive Alex Puddu / The Legendary Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland Big Band produced by the Sophisticated Gigi Campi/ The Innovative Detroit Jazz Composers Ltd. / The Sublime Ramsey Lewis Trio with percussion,brass & Strings conducted by the Superb Richard Evans  / The Original Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble produced by The Excessive Madlib / The Atmospheric Sao Paulo Underground / The Down & Funky Herb Geller / The Exotic Tino Contreras /The Hot & Humid Tanger Trio & Ensemble Mondain / The Stylish Georgie Fame & The Harry South Big Band / The Illustrious Jef Gilson / The Uplifting Clarke Boland Sextett with the Percussive Fats Sadi / The Powerful Trio Valore /The 21st Big Band Sound of Webster Wraight Ensemble / The Deep & Soulful Sam Sanders.

As allway's ENJOY!!!!
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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Northern Soul: Keeping The Faith. The Culture Show BBC2 25th September 2013

Preview of NORTHERN SOUL an illustrated history. Here's the brilliant Culture Show programme on the phenomenon that is Northern Soul a uniquely (Northern) British subculture presented by Paul Mason an 'old' soul boy who takes a personal journey back to 'Keeping The Faith' and featuring Elaine Constantine whose forthcoming film (and labour of love) not surprisingly, titled Northern Soul, has exclusive clips featured, and looks pretty damn fine!!!!and what makes the this programme especially poignant is the interviews not only with some of the original participants of this 1970's youth culture but also the newer 'Young Soul Rebel's' who seem to have the same passion and outlook that will keep the faith for the years ahead.                                                                
 Northern Soul the film teaser.  
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Thursday, 5 September 2013


Here we go again....more selections from my vinyl collection for your immediate consideration...have fun!!
In the mix we have...Jr. Walker and the All Stars/James Brown/Carla Thomas/Michael McDonald/Dominick Martin/Samuel Purdey/The Ethiopians/The Supremes/AM & Shawn Lee/Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers/Christian Prommer's DrumLesson/Carole King/The Step Kids/La Lupe (Sinden Remix)/Shawn Lee and Princess Superstar/Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra & Mark de Clive-Lowe/Kid Creole & the Coconuts/Jaan Kumman Instrumental Ensemble/The Dynamites/The Rascals/Kon/Georgie Fame & The Harry South Big Band/Lucas Santtana/Los Hacheros/Steve Winwood/Voyage/Larry Nozero/Abahambi...enjoy!!

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Thursday, 1 August 2013

The Beat Boutique!

It's that time people!!!
more Grooves for your listening pleasure from The Beat Boutique!!!
in the mix are the following....
Ezechiel Pailhes(fantastic album-get it!)/Morning,Noon & Night/Gladys Knight & the Pips/Slave one of my all time favourite Funk bands along with the Ohio Players and Cameo,so the passing on of core members 'The Hansolor' Marc Adams Bassist extraordinaire and Mark Hicks guitarist and vocalist is sad news indeed  /Mad House/Dominick Martin (another brilliant album!)/Lucas Arruda/Undisputed Truth/The Spencer Davis Group with a very young Steve Winwood on vocals and Hammond B-3 organ/Swans Way/Spandau Ballet/The Detroit Jazz Composers Ltd/Pockets/Leroy'SugerFoot'Bonner leader of my absolutely favourite band of all time has passed on as well,I kid you not from the first time I heard them ( back in 1975 when I was 15! up to now and 53 in 2013!!)they are still the band and music that as grabbed me by the balls!!! and I include Punk & New Wave in that mix!! so he's gone but the music thankfully lives on,here's a version of Fire that captures SugerFoot and the Player's in all their glory!!! and the way the audience reacts at the end, shows the energy and musicianship that years of jamming and playing together had made this ensemble the best!!! also seeing Leroy playing his double neck guitar,I'm sorry kicks Yes,Jimmy Page and Genesis in to the long grass for me. /Los Hacheros/Kid Creole & The Coconuts/Maze/As One/Machine/Tanger Trio & Ensemble Mondaine (you must track this down and listen,the whole album is incredible!)/Scritti Polliti,that's all for now folk's,enjoy!!.
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Saturday, 6 July 2013

Space Grooves.

Heads up!
for your moving and grooving listening pleasure some of the following in no particular order: Mala/Cerrone/ABC (the original mix before having the Trevor Horn sheen added)
Will Downing /Broadway/Machine,
(written and produced by the legendary August Darnell!!)/DTrain
/Black Science Orchestra/Chic,(fantastic at Glastonbury,the end with the audiance joining in with 'Get Lucky' is just magical!!!) /Manzel/GiorgioMoroder (from the Battlestar Galactica album!) /Manfredo Fest/
R.I.P.Mandre(described as a techno-funk pioneer and music-technology innovator,way ahead of his time,do you think he inspired these couple of fine fellows with their stage image? Hmm mm,or maybe he has left it to them to carry on with the mission, because in his earthly guise of Andre Lewis he has moved on to the next level,and taken his sound frequencies to another universe )/Change(with Luther Vandross)/Soul to Soul, and last but not least Sea Level with the classic Sneakers 54!..And yes this mix was 'inspired' by the new Daft Punk single and album especially 'Get Lucky'with the magnificent Nile Rodgers( you should read his excellent autobiography 'Le Freak'
what a story!) and  how the album was being recorded 'old school',
away from the normal for now 'digital' platform and more to back in the
day valves and tubes 'analogue', bearing in mind they could afford the budget which would be beyond most musicians these days! anyways takes me back to  my younger days and shows that good music is never forgotten.........
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