Category Archives: funk ‘n’ soul

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

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)