Category Archives: funk ‘n’ soul

luv372

luv372 Reigning The Swamp

Reigning The Swamp

deep grooves scraped from the bottom of the melting pot and mixed together to create a gumbo that’s full of country heat and down home funky soul.
image : Enola Gray
Tracklist:
  1. Occapella – Lee Dorsey – Polydor (1970) > buy link
  2. Cabbage Alley – The Meters – Reprise (1972) > buy link
  3. I Walk On Guilded Splinters – Cher – ATCO / Soul Jazz (1969/2011) > buy link
  4. Who Is He (And What Is He To You)? – Bill Withers – Sussex (1972) > buy link
  5. Cajun Moon – J.J. Cale – Shelter Records / Mercury (1974/1984) > buy link
  6. I’m Glad You’re Mine – Al Green – Hi Records (1972) > buy link
  7. Papa, Woncha Let Me Go To Town With You – Bobbie Gentry – Capitol (1967) > buy link
  8. Light Blue – Bob Darin – Direction / Light In The Attic (1969/2012) > buy link
  9. El Diablo – ZZ Top – London Records / Warner Bros. (1976) > buy link
  10. Marposa / Butterfly – Benitez And Nebula – Vaya Records / Soul Jazz (1976/1998) > buy link
  11. The Ballad Of Hollis Brown – Leon Russell – Shelter Records / Philips (1974) > buy link
  12. On The Road Again – Canned Heat / Blind Owl Wilson – Liberty / Sutro Park / Mississippi Records (1968/2016) > buy link
  13. Spaced Cowboy – Sly & The Family Stone – Epic (1971) > buy link
  14. What Do You See In Her – Inell Young – Libra Records / Soul Jazz (1972/2008) > buy link
  15. A Joyful Process – Funkadelic – Westbound Records (1972) > buy link
  16. Peace Frog – The Doors – Elektra (1970) > buy link
  17. Who’s Making Love – Tony Joe White – Monument / Soul Jazz (1969/2012) > buy link
  18. How Long (Betcha’ Got A Chick On The Side) – The Pointer Sisters – Blue Thumb Records (1975) > buy link
  19. Hey Pocky A-Way – The Wild Tchoupitoulas – Island (1976) > buy link
  20. Life – Dr. John – ATCO (1973) > buy link

luv358

luv358 All Purpose Funk

All Purpose Funk

All Purpose Funk unclogs the mind, frees the heart and moves the body. it’s “deep groove” funknology makes it good for all occasions; whether you’re warming up for an evening on the town, midnight raving or having a post party rendez-vous… this funk’s for you. so try All Purpose Funk – if it’s good to you, it’s good for you.
image : Beddie Lee Waizer
Tracklist
  1. Why I Sing The Blues (live) – The Pazant Brothers ft. Betty Barney – BGP Records (1969/2017) > buy link
  2. 6-3-8 – Rufus Thomas – Stax (1972) > buy link
  3. (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away – Dr. John – Atco (1974) > buy link
  4. Funky Belly – Warren Lee – Wand / Soul Jazz (1968/2008) > buy link
  5. Swamp Walk – Dyke & The Blazers – BGP Records (1967/2007) > buy link
  6. Grinning In Your Face – The Pointer Sisters – Blue Thumb Records (1974) > buy link
  7. Life Is What You Make It – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite Records (1973) > buy link
  8. Just Kissed My Baby – The Meters – Reprise (1974) > buy link
  9. Kool-Pick – The Nite-Liters – RCA (1971)
  10. Take Him (You Can Have My Man) – Jean Knight – Stax (1971) > buy link
  11. Use Me – Bill Withers – Sussex – Music On Vinyl (1972/2012) > buy link
  12. You & I – Betty Davis – Island (1975) > buy link
  13. Funkadelic Sound – Little Beaver – Cat / Soul Jazz (1972/2003) > buy link
  14. If It’s Good To You – Eddie Bo – Scram Records / Soul Jazz (1969/2008) > buy link
  15. The End Of Our Road – The Temptations – Gordy / Motown (1972) > buy link
  16. Games People Play – Lee Dorsey – Polydor (1970) > buy link

luv348

luv348 Point Of No Return

Point Of No Return

your boyfriend’s back and you’re shakin’ all over. this year your summer crush stirs a heatwave that lasts all summer long, maybe even longer. your relationship is stronger and your love deeper than ever before. maybe you will break each other’s hearts, or maybe you’ll be true. no matter what the future brings, you have to see it through.
photo : Bob + Susan deep in love
Tracklist
  1. My Boyfriend’s Back – The Angels – Smash Records (1963) > buy link
  2. Give Him A Great Big Kiss – The Shangri-Las – Red Bird / Charly Records (1964/1980) > buy link
  3. Baby I Love You – The Ronettes – Philles Records / Sundazed Music (1964/2012) > buy link
  4. Hello There Angel – Marvin Gaye – Tamla / Rumble Records (1963/2014) > buy link
  5. The Way You Do The Things You Do – The Temptations – Gordy / Motown (1964/1973) > buy link
  6. Baby Workout – Jackie Wilson – Brunswick / Epic (1963/1983) > buy link
  7. Heatwave – Martha Reeves and The Vandellas – Gordy / Rumble Records (1963/2014) > buy link
  8. Shakin’ All Over – The Swinging Blue Jeans – Imperial (1964) > buy link
  9. Something About You – The Four Tops – Motown (1965/1974) > buy link
  10. Point Of No Return – Gene McDaniels – Liberty Records / United Artists (1962/1975) > buy link
  11. I Took My Baby Home – Kinks – Pye Records /Earmark (1964/2003) > buy link
  12. One Room Paradise – Aretha Franklin – Columbia (1964) > buy link
  13. Signed, Sealed, And Delivered – James Brown – King Records / Polydor (1963) > buy link
  14. Stand By Me – Little Eva – Amy / Real Gone Music (1965/2017) > buy link
  15. Till There Was You – The Beatles – Parlophone (1963) > buy link
  16. A Summer Song – Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde – World Artists Records (1964) > buy link

luv332

luv332 Future Seed Blossoming

Future Seed Blossoming

this is the story of a boy falling in love with his parents record collection. this is the story of the musical & personal evolution of a dj. this is the story of African-American struggles told through the prism of the 1970s & 80s. this is the story of a sample that spans almost two decades. this is the story of a future seed blossoming.
image : from the Hip Hop Family Tree comic book series by Ed Piskor.
Tracklist
  1. Summer In The City – Quincy Jones – A&M (1973/1976) > buy link
  2. Shinning Symbol (from Coffy) – Roy Ayers ft. Wayne Garfield – Polydor (1973) > buy link
  3. The Wrecking Yard (from Cleopatra Jones) – Carl Brandt – Warner Bros. (1973)
  4. Tropicola (from Black Dynamite) – Nino Nardini – Bruton Music / Wax Poetics Records (1972/2008) > buy link
  5. Right On For The Darkness (from Dead Presidents) – Curtis Mayfield – Curtom / Capitol (1973/1996) > buy link
  6. Three AM… I Love You Mama (from Cooley High) – Freddie Perren – Motown (1975)
  7. Must Be Something – Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Arista (1975)
  8. excerpt from radio promo ad for Trouble Man – XXX Black Label (1972)
  9. “T” Plays It Cool (from Trouble Man) – Marvin Gaye – Tamla / Motown (1972) > buy link
  10. The Hitmen (from Dolemite) – Rudy Ray Moore and the Soul Rebellion Orchestra – Generation International (1975) > buy link
  11. God’s Lonely Man (album version with alternate ending) (from Taxi Driver) – Bernard Herrmann – Arista / Waxwork Records (1976/2016)
  12. Mean Machine Chant – The Last Poets – Douglas / Light In The Attic / Vampi Soul (1971/2002) > buy link
  13. Mean Machine – The Last Poets – Douglas / Light In The Attic / Vampi Soul (1971/2002) > buy link
  14. Las Vegas Strut (from Blackjack) – Jack Ashford – SES Records / Soul Jazz (1978/2009) > buy link
  15. How We Gonna Make The Black Nation Rise – Brother “D” with Collective Effort – Clapper Records / Soul Jazz (1980/2005)
  16. Watch The Closing Doors! (Extended Club Mix) – I.R.T. (Interboro Rhythm Team) – RCA Victor (1982)
  17. intro to Subway Theme (from Wild Style) – Grand Wizard Theodore – Animal Records / Beyongolia (1983/1998) > buy link
  18. Cuckoo Clocking (from Wild Style) – Chris Stein – Beyongolia (1981/1998) > buy link
  19. Timebomb – Public Enemy – Def Jam Recordings (1987) > buy link
  20. Stop The Violence (Extended Mix) – Boogie Down Productions – Jive (1988) > buy link
  21. excerpt from Wake Up Finale (from Do The Right Thing) – Bill Lee and The Natural Spiritual Orchestra – Columbia (1989) > buy link
  22. Rhythm (Devoted To The Art Of Moving Butts) – A Tribe Called Quest – Jive (1990) > buy link
  23. Nights Interlude – Nightmares On Wax – Warp (1991) > buy link

luv329

luv329 Half Crazed Joon

Half Crazed Joon

stomp your hands and clap your feet. the sweet daddy has delivered a mix of heavy dance floor jazz for those who are ready. this is something you might hear at the Jazz Amnesty Sound System‘s monthly at the Sala Rossa where luv and cohort Andy Williams supply Montreal with a Saturday night’s worth of ass wigglin’. come on in and shake what your mama gave ya.
image : Jived by Jim Flora (1954)
Tracklist
  1. What’s Up With The Underground? – Linkwood – Firecracker Recordings (2005/2008) > buy link
  2. Theme De Yoyo (Skinnerbox Edit) – Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Darkroom Dubs (2014)
  3. Beautiful Sun – The Messengers – Messengers Records (2004)
  4. Racubah – The Lafayette Afro-Rock Band – Superclasse (1974/1999) > buy link
  5. El Galleton – Tempo 70 – Mericana Records / Soul Jazz (1972/1996) > buy link
  6. The Funky Side Of Life – Sound Directions – Stones Throw (2005) > buy link
  7. Lowrider – Yussef Kamaal – Brownswood Recordings (2016) > buy link
  8. Tribute To Horace Silver – Goodshine – Easy Breezy Records (2004)
  9. Roll On The Left Side – Knut Kiesewetter Train – MPS Records (1970) > buy link
  10. Rã-Monk – Eval Manigat – Public Transit Recordings (2007) > buy link
  11. Maddox – Charles Hilton Brown – Ampex Records / Schema (1974/2000) > buy link
  12. Cogaxa – Henri-Pierre Noël – Hpn / Wah-Wah 45s (1979/2012) > buy link
  13. La Descarga del Bobo – Willie Bobo – Verve / Follow Me Records (1967/2000) > buy link
  14. Balenottera – Sandro Brugnolini – Vampi Soul (1970/2010) > buy link

luv311

luv311 A Wonderful Dream

A Wonderful Dream

you never really got over you summer crush and it has been almost a year since the last time you saw each other. this collection of late 50s / early 60s soul, pop and rock’n’roll soundtracks the wonderful dream you have had since then of awkwardly meeting again, rekindling your puppy love and taking it to the next level, all the while having an amazing summer. here’s to hoping it comes true.
photo : Mr. Randal D. Woufe
Tracklist
  1. Only Sixteen – Sam Cooke – Keen / RCA Victor (1959/1962) > buy link
  2. Way Over There – The Marvelettes – Tamla (1961) > buy link
  3. A Wonderful Dream – The Majors – Imperial / United Artists Records (1962/1975) > buy link
  4. Whispering Bells – The Del Vikings – Fee Bee Records / Atlantic (1957/1986) > buy link
  5. Pretty Little Angel Eyes – Curtis Lee – Dunes Records (1961) > buy link
  6. A Certain Girl – Ernie K-Doe – Minit / Capitol (1961/1985) > buy link
  7. I’ve Got My Mind Set On You – James Ray – Caprice (1961)
  8. My Baby Doll – Mike Berry & The Outlaws – Decca / Mr. Suit Records (1961/2013) > buy link
  9. Look At The Stars – The Bobbettes – Atlantic / Official (1957/1989) > buy link
  10. Angel Baby – Rosie & The Originals – Highland Records / Rhino Records (1960/1987) > buy link
  11. Make The Night A Little Longer – The Shirelles – Scepter / Sundazed (1962/2013) > buy link
  12. Sweet Nothin’s – Brenda Lee – Decca / MCA (1959/1973) > buy link
  13. No Particular Place To Go – Chuck Berry – Chess (1964/1984) > buy link
  14. Blue Jeans And A Boy’s Shirt – Glen Glenn – ERA Records / Fantastic Voyage (1958/2013) > buy link
  15. Weekend – Eddie Cochran – London Records / United Artists Records (1960/1971) > buy link
  16. Do You Love Me – The Contours – Gordy / Warner Bros. (1962/1979) > buy link
  17. Let’s Talk About Us – Jerry Lee Lewis – Sun Record Company / Rumble Records (1959/1961/2012) > buy link
  18. Can’t You See – The Impressions – ABC-Paramount / WaxTime (1963/2014) > buy link
  19. Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide – Marvin Gaye – Tamla / Rumble Records (1961/2013) > buy link
  20. Some Kind-A Wonderful – Little Eva – Dimension / Rumble Records (1962/2013)
  21. We Belong Together – Ritchie Valens – Del-Fi Records / Rumble Records (1959/2014) > buy link

luv308

luv308 We Call On You

We Call On You

we call on you to come to a space where the outer edges of jazz meet far flung free funk and the unhinged intensity of the players carry you to new dimensions.
photo : The Amazing MacArthur Maze Maze
Tracklist
  1. Kitty Bey – Byron Morris & Unity – E.P.I. Records / Universal Sound (1974/2001) > buy link
  2. Energy – Earth, Wind & Fire – Warner Bros. (1971) > buy link
  3. Shakey Jake – Joe McPhee – CjRecord Productions – Bo’Weavil Recordings (1971/2014) > buy link
  4. Theme De Yoyo – Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Nessa Records / Universal Sound (1970/2000)
  5. Tulsa Black – Cecil McBee – Strata-East / Universal Sound (1974/1997)
  6. Kai – Steve Reid – Mustevic Records / Universal Sound (1976/2004)
  7. Sun Watcher – Albert Ayler – Impusle! (1969) > buy link

luv286

luv286 Following The Current pt1

Following The Current part 1

this fall i will be teaching a Personal and Cultural Enrichment class at McGill University called Following The Current : A Brief History Of Electronic Music. this, the first of a three part mix, covers the years 1952-1979 and outlines some of the artists and music that will be discussed. for more info on the class and how to enroll click on
photo : electricity
Tracklist
  1. Beton-Studie – Karlheinz Stockhausen – DOXY (1952/2011) > buy link
  2. Main Titles-Overture (from Forbidden Planet) – Louis and Bebe Barron (1956/1978) > buy link
  3. Over The Rainbow – Paul Tanner with Andre Montero and his Orchestra – Omega Disk / Aero Space Records (1959)
  4. Daisy Bell – Max Mathews – Cacophonic / Finders Keepers (1961/2013)
  5. Telstar – The Tornados – Decca / Mr. Suit Records (1962/2013) > buy link
  6. Doctor Who Theme (Original 1963 Version) – Delia Derbyshire and Ron Grainer from BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Harkit Records (1963/2013) > buy link
  7. Girl From Venus – Jean-Jacques Perrey & Gershon Kingsley – Vangaurd (1966) > buy link
  8. Tomorrow Never Knows – The Beatles – Parlophone (1966)
  9. Daily Nightly – The Monkees – Colgems / Rhino (1967/1986) > buy link
  10. excerpt from Silver Apples Of The Moon Part II – Morton Subotnick – Nonesuch Records (1967)
  11. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major : Second Movement – Walter Carlos – Columbia Masterworks (1968)
  12. Peace Three – Paul Beaver & Bernard L. Krause – Nonesuch Records (1968)
  13. Cybernaut – Tonto’s Expanding Head Band (Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil) – Atlantic (1971/1975)
  14. Girl Blue – Stevie Wonder – Tamla / Motown – (1972)
  15. Rain Dance – Herbie Hancock – Columbia (1973) > buy link
  16. Movements Of A Visionary – Tangerine Dream – Virgin (1974/1977) > buy link
  17. Assault On Precinct 13 (Main Theme) (from Assault On Precinct 13) – John Carpenter – Record Makers (1976/2003) > buy link
  18. Disco From A Space Show – Guitar Red – Mod-Art / Chocolate Industries (1976/2012) > buy link
  19. I Feel Love – Donna Summer – Casablanca Records (1977) > buy link
  20. Rocket U.S.A. – Suicide – Red Star Records (1977/1999) > buy link
  21. United – Throbbing Gristle – Industrial Records (1977/1981) > buy link
  22. Trans-Europe Express / Metal On Metal – Kraftwerk – Capitol (1977) > buy link
  23. Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop) – Parliament – Casablanca Records (1978) > buy link
  24. Fantastic Man – William Onyeabor – Wilfilms Records / Luaka Bop (1979/2013) > buy link
  25. I Nearly Married A Human – Gary Numan + Tubeway Army – Beggars Banquet (1979) > buy link

luv278

luv278

Un Rayo Del Sol

a ray of sunshine with a Latin – African – Brazilian – Caribbean – South American affection. the kinda party that keeps the whole world groovin’.
image : Karl Sumfinerauther
Tracklist
  1. Un Rayo Del Sol – Chakachas – Polydor (1972) > buy link
  2. Tema De Alma Latina – Bobby Matos and the Combo Conquistadores – Philips / CuBop (1967/1998)
  3. I’m On My Way – Candido – Blue Note (1970) > buy link
  4. New Bell – Manu Dibango – Atlantic (1972)
  5. Aposta – Toni Tornado – Odeon (1972) > buy link
  6. Mazurka Cacodou – Eddy Louiss – Barclay / Isma’a (1968/2001)
  7. Ah Diggin’ Horrors – Mighty Sparrow – Ra / Strut (1974/2012)
  8. Honoré – Les Chanteurs Des Isles Du Vent – 36 (1977)
  9. Baila Rosita – Los Guacharacos – Domino Sound (2009)
  10. Ican – Poncho Sanchez – Concord Picante (1984) > buy link
  11. Whey You Want To Touch It For – Small Island Pride – Cook Records / Stag-O-Lee (1959/2014) > buy link
  12. Birimbau – Dom Um Romaro – Philips / Soul Jazz (1964/2011) > buy link
  13. Azucar – Los Huamelulas de Pepe Roman – Cariño / RCA (1972)
  14. Aseni – Orlando Julius and the Afro Sounders – Philips / Voodoo Funk Records (1973/2011) > buy link
  15. VolksVolkswagen Blue – Os Brazões – RGE Discos / Moi J’Connais Records (1969/2012) > buy link
  16. Cloud Nine – Mongo Santamaria – Columbia (1969) > buy link
  17. Positive Action – Buddy Pipp’s Highlifers – Honest Jon’s Records (2013) > buy link

luv272

luv272 Sweeter Than Ever

Sweeter Than Ever

seems there hasn’t been a soul dance party in the Record Canyon for a long time. that has been rectified and it was sweeter than ever.
image : Junior Weatherbea
Tracklist
  1. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever – Four Tops – Motown (1966/1974) > buy link
  2. Come To Me – Mary Wells – Motown / Rumble Records (1961/2013) > buy link
  3. I’ve Got A Claim On You – Betty Everett – One-derful / Fantastic Voyage (1962/2013) > buy link
  4. Do The Ginger Snap – Little Bobby Moore – King Records / Vampi Soul (1962/2010) > buy link
  5. Rock Me In The Cradle Of Love – Dee Dee Sharp – Cameo (1963) > buy link
  6. Knock On Wood – Archie Bell & The Drells – Atlantic (1968) > buy link
  7. Black Betty – Don Crawford – Verve Folkways (1966)
  8. I’ve Got The Money – James Brown – King Records / Polydor (1966/1986) > buy link
  9. Shout Bamalama – Otis Redding – King Records (1968) > buy link
  10. Cool Jerk – The Capitols – Atco (1966) > buy link
  11. Deep Soul Pt.1 – Rob Buford – Camelot Records / Light In The Attic (1967/2004) > buy link
  12. I Want To – Little Jewel – Tay-Ster / Rojac Records (1967/2013) > buy link
  13. Tired Of Trying – Jean DuShon – Atco / Fantastic Voyage (1961/2014)
  14. Quicksand – Martha Reeves and The Vandellas – Gordy / Rumble Records (1963/2014) > buy link
  15. The Popeye Waddle – Don Covay – Cameo / Fantastic Voyage (1962/2014) > buy link
  16. I Love The Way You Love – Marv Johnson – United Artists Records / Capitol (1960/1985) > buy link
  17. Heaven Must Have Sent You – The Elgins – V.I.P. (1966) > buy link