Category Archives: funk ‘n’ soul

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

luv244

Warning To The Cold

seems there have always been hard times. even though most of these songs were recorded over 40 years ago a lot of the sentiment rings as true today as it did then. as i’m sure it did 4 decades before that , and will 4 decades from now unless we give more power to the people.
photo : Ben Waldman
Tracklist
  1. Harlem – Bill Withers – Sussex (1971) > buy link
  2. Concrete Reservation – Syl Johnson – Twinight Records (1970) > buy link
  3. Smiling Faces Sometimes – The Undisputed Truth – Tamla Motown (1971) > buy link
  4. Ghetto : Misfortune’s Wealth – The 24-Carat Black – Enterprise / 4 Men With Beards (1973/2014) > buy link
  5. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) – Marvin Gaye – Tamla (1971) > buy link
  6. South Carolina (Barnwell) – Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson – Arista / Rumal-Gia Records / TVT Classics (1975)
  7. Henceforth – Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Polydor (1973) > buy link
  8. People – Chocolate Milk – RCA (1975) > buy link
  9. Hard Times – Baby Huey – Curtom (1971) > buy link
  10. The Devil Is Dope – The Dramatics – Volt (1973) > buy link
  11. Living For The City – Stevie Wonder – Tamla Motown (1973) > buy link
  12. Mean Machine Chant – The Last Poets – Douglas / Light In The Attic / Vampi Soul (1971/2002) > buy link
  13. A Man – Key & Cleary – Mark Records / Chocolate Industries (????/2012) > buy link
  14. (For God’s Sake) Give More Power To The People – The Chi-Lites – Brunswick Records Corporation (1970) > buy link
  15. People Make The World Go Round – The Stylistics – Avco Records (1971) > buy link
  16. Love To The People – Curtis Mayfield – Curtom (1975) > buy link

luv200

Soulful Love

as the 200th mixtape for dj luv’s records this mix had to be something special. so i put together a mix of soulful love for my partner in life, without whom none of this would be possible. i would be crumpled up on the side of the road without her sweet understanding love. she’s the sunshine in our happy home and it’s simply beautiful. this is dedicated to the one i love.
photo : Tooter + Tooter Smoocher
Tracklist
  1. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder – Motown (1972) > buy link
  2. Move Me Baby – Gwen McCrae – RCA Victor (1974) > buy link
  3. You’re A Sweet Sweet Man – Aretha Franklin – Atlantic (1968) > buy link
  4. Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Tamla Motown (1968) > buy link
  5. I’m Stone In Love With You – The Stylistics – Avco Records (1972) > buy link
  6. Soulful Love – The Impressions – Curtom (1969) > buy link
  7. Simply Beautiful – Al Green – Hi Records / Hostile Records (1972/2001) > buy link
  8. You & I – Black Ivory – Perception Records / BBE Records (1971/2012) > buy link
  9. Make Yours A Happy Home – Gladys Knight & The Pips – Buddah Records / Quality Records (1976/1981) > buy link
  10. Feel The Need In Me – Detroit Emeralds – Westbound Records (1972) > buy link
  11. Kissing My Love – Bill Withers – Sussex (1972) > buy link
  12. My Love Is Yours – The Sisters Love – Motown / Soul Jazz Records (1973/2006) > buy link
  13. Sweet Understanding Love – The Four Tops – ABC Records (1973) > buy link
  14. I Wouldn’t Change A Thing – Coke Escovedo – Mercury (1976) > (searching for buy link)

luv207

Funky Ass Road Trip

it was just over 40 years ago when my buddies and i piled into a van to make our way around the great U.S. of A. we always checked out local bands along the way and ended up hearing some really great music. it was a crazy ride and these tunes are pretty much all i can remember from that funky ass road trip.
image : our funky ride
Tracklist:
  1. It’s Just Begun – The Jimmy Castor Bunch – RCA Victor (1972) New York, NY > buy link
  2. I Stayed Away Too Long – Manual B. Holcolm – Diamond Jim Recording / Luv N’ Haight / Ubiquity (1969/2008) Detroit, MI > buy link
  3. Take Me – Fabulous Souls – Lamp Records / Stones Throw (1971/2002) Bloomington, IN > buy link
  4. The Funky 16 Corners – The Highlighters Band – Three Diamonds / Mark IV Records / Stones Throw (1968/2002) Indianapolis, IN > buy link
  5. Color – LA Carnival – Pacific Ave Records / Stones Throw (1971/2002) Omaha, NE > buy link
  6. I Just Want To Be (Like Myself) – Robbie Hill’s Family Affair – Seattle West Recording Corp. / Light In The Attic (1972/2004) Seattle, WA > buy link
  7. Move In The Room – Dawn and Sunset – DT&V Records / Luv N’ Haight / Ubiquity (1972/2006) San Francisco, CA > buy link
  8. South Side Funk Part 2 – The Soul Seven – Soultex Records / Stones Throw (1969/2001) Dallas, TX > (searching for buy link)
  9. Give It Up – Lee Dorsey – Amy / Soul Jazz (1969/2001) New Orleans, LA > buy link
  10. Funky Cat – James Knight and The Butlers – Cat / Soul Jazz (1971/2003) Miami, FL > buy link
  11. Can We Rap – Carleen and The Groovers – CJB / Stones Throw (1972/2001) W. Columbia, SC > buy link
  12. Amen, Brother – The Winstons – Metromedia Records (1969) Washington, DC > buy link
  13. You Gotta Come A Little Closer – Soul Brothers Six – Phil L.A. Of Soul / Soul Jazz (1973/2001) Philadelphia, PA > buy link
  14. The Gangs Back Again – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite Records (1969/1971) Jersey City, NJ > (searching for buy link)

luv201

Sweet Daddy’s

Rhythm & Soul Revue

a sweet daddy luv soul dance party filled with r & b grooves and rockin’ rhythms; come shake a tail feather baby.
image : sweet daddy luv
Tracklist:
  1. See Saw – Don Covay – Atlantic (1965/1985) > buy link
  2. I Love The Way You Love Me – Mary Wells – Motown / Rumble Records (1961/2013) > buy link
  3. Shake A Tail Feather – The Five Du-Tones – One-derful / MCA (1963/1988) > buy link
  4. Do The Bird – Dee Dee Sharp – Cameo (1963) > buy link
  5. Shake – Otis Redding – ATCO (1965/1972) > buy link
  6. I Say Love – The Isley Brothers – Wand / Sundazed (1962/2012) > buy link
  7. I Just Can’t Help It – Jackie Wilson – Brunswick / Epic (1962/1983) > buy link
  8. Dear (Here Comes My Baby) – Bob-B-Soxx and the Blue Jeans – Philles Records / Sundazed (1963/2011) > buy link
  9. Where You At Jack – Little Mummy – Federal / Vampi Soul (1960/2010) > buy link
  10. See See Rider – La Vern Baker – Atlantic (1962/1985) > buy link
  11. Uncle Willie’s Got A Thing Going On – Willie Dixon & The Big Wheels – Federal / Vampi Soul (1964/2010) > buy link
  12. Zig Zaggin’ – The Capitols – ATCO (1966) > buy link
  13. Hold On, I’m Comin’ – Sam & Dave – Stax / Atlantic (1966/1985) > buy link
  14. Way Over There – The Marvelettes – Tamla / Rumble Records (1961/2013) > buy link
  15. Buttered Popcorn – The Supremes – Motown – (1962) > buy link
  16. Frankenstein Twist – The Crystals – Philles Records / Sundazed (1963/2011) > buy link
  17. Twistin’ The Night Away – Sam Cooke – RCA Victor (1962) > buy link
  18. Burnt Toast And Black Coffee – Mike Pedicin – Federal / Vampi Soul (1961/2010) > buy link

luv188

Funkapus Wormhole

a mix of future funk that flipped my lid when I was a kid, high on sci fi and ready to fly. now let the records spin and get into the groove i’m in with the bass, drums and synthesizin’. from one far out mister for all my extraterrestrial brothers and sisters. take a dip in the Funkapus Wormhole.
photo : George Duke (R.I.P.) from the back cover of The Aura Will Prevail
Tracklist:
  1. Prelude / Gamin’ On Ya – Parliament – Casablanca (1976) > buy link
  2. Moonfunk – Maxayn – Capricorn Records (1974) > (searching for buy link)
  3. A Place In Space – Kool and the Gang – De-Lite Records (1977) > (searching for buy link)
  4. Trapezoid – Mingo Lewis (1976) > (searching for buy link)
  5. Dark Vader – Instant Funk – Salsoul Records (1979) > buy link
  6. I Sho Like To Ride On Your Star – Gene Page – Arista (1978) > (searching for buy link)
  7. Jam On The Groove – Ralph MacDonald – Marlin Records / RCA Victor (1976) > (searching for buy link)
  8. War Ship Touchante – The Brides of Funkenstein – Atlantic (1978) > (searching for buy link)
  9. Love Vibrator – Johnnie Walker – New Detroit / Chocolate Industries (????/2012) > buy link
  10. The Kumquat Kids – Eddie Henderson – Blue Note (1975) > buy link
  11. If You Got Funk, You Got Style – Funkadelic – Warner Bros. / Get Back (1976/2005) > (searching for buy link)
  12. Palm Grease – Herbie Hancock – Columbia (1974) > buy link
  13. Spaced Cowboy – Sly & The Family Stone – Epic (1971) > buy link
  14. Spaced Out – The Undisputed Truth – Motown (1975) > (searching for buy link)
  15. Foosh – George Duke – MPS Records (1975) > (searching for buy link)
  16. Vanish In Our Sleep – Bootsy’s Rubber Band – Warner Bros. (1976) > buy link