Category Archives: funk ‘n’ soul

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

luv040

AMPMFM2 Radio’s Summer Fun Mix 2006!

this is a radio special Sloppy Joe did during his brief stint at WNDE back in 2006 (seems he had a different definition of “hits” then the station did). a fun mix of music designed to compliment the heat with groovin’ and good times. we hope you all have a great summer.
image : sweet daddy luv
Tracklist:
  1. WNDE All Hit Music station ID – Concrete Concepts – Concrete Concepts (????)
  2. Come Go With Me – Del-Vikings – Mercury (1957) > buy link
  3. Multiply – Jamie Lidell – Warp (2005) > buy link
  4. Where I’m From – Digable Planets – Blue Note (1993/2005) > buy link
  5. WNDE All Hit Music station ID – Concrete Concepts – Concrete Concepts (????)
  6. L’Encule Le Plus Cool De La Planete – Cuizinier – Disque Primeur (2005) > (searching for buy link)
  7. Yes We Can Can – The Pointer Sisters – Blue Thumb Records (1973) > buy link
  8. WNDE All Hit Music station ID – Concrete Concepts – Concrete Concepts (????)
  9. Hell Yes – Beck – Interscope (2005) > buy link
  10. Feel Good Inc. – Gorillaz – Parlophone (2005) > buy link
  11. Sittin’ On The Dock of the Bay – The Voltage – Fat City Recordings (2005) > (searching for buy link)
  12. Flop We – DJ/Rupture ft. Junior Cat – Tigerbeat6 (2004) > buy link
  13. WNDE All Hit Music station ID – Concrete Concepts – Concrete Concepts (????)
  14. Lysine – Max Tundra ft. Becky Jacobs – Domino (2002) > buy link
  15. What It Look Like – Spank Rock – Big Dada (2006) > buy link
  16. Time Has Come Today – The Chambers Brothers – Columbia / Knight Records (1966/1990) > buy link
  17. Kick Yo Booty – Crazy Girl – Tummy Touch (2005) > buy link
  18. WNDE All Hit Music station ID – Concrete Concepts – Concrete Concepts (????)
  19. Turn Into Something – Animal Collective – Fat Cat (2005) > buy link
  20. Freedom of ’76 – Ween – Grand Royal (1994) > buy link
  21. WNDE All Hit Music station ID – Concrete Concepts – Concrete Concepts (????)

luv169

Do I Feel Lucky?

this collection of original soundtrack works and tv library music has a touch of the funk and it could blow your head clean off. so you have to ask yourself one question : do i feel lucky?
well do ya,
punk?
photo : Dirty Harry
Tracklist:
  1. Dirty Harry’s Creed (from Dirty Harry) – Lalo Schifrin – Aleph Records (1971/1998) > buy link
  2. Breakaway (from Space : 1999) – Barry Gray – RCA (1976) > buy link
  3. Soul Full Of Gold (from Mackenna’s Gold) – Quincy Jones – RCA (1969) > (searching for buy link)
  4. Stars and Rockets (from Chariots Of The Gods) – The Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra – Polydor (1970/1974) > buy link
  5. Acapulco (Shake) (from Colpo Rovente) – Piero Piccioni – Easy Tempo (1970/1999) > buy link
  6. School’s Out (Benji’s Theme) (from A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But A Sandwich) – Hubert Laws Group – Columbia (1978) > (searching for buy link)
  7. Emotions (from Medium Cool) – LeRoy Holmes Orchestra and Chorus – United Artists Records (????) > (searching for buy link)
  8. Bad City Boys (from Mary Jane) – Mike Curb and Lawrence Brown – Side Walk / Reel Time (1968) > (searching for buy link)
  9. Borman Six Girl Got To Have Soul / Worth – It (from Putney Swope) – Charley Cuva – Fortune Teller Records (1969/2006) > (searching for buy link)
  10. Big Action (from Puppet On A Chain) – Piero Piicioni – DC Recordings (1970/2001) > (searching for buy link)
  11. Bamboo Bird Cage (from Enter The Dragon) – Lalo Schifrin – Warner Bros. (1973) > buy link
  12. Big John – Paolo Zavallone – Bosworth Music & Co. Ltd. / Trunk Records (1996) > (searching for buy link)
  13. Yo Yo (from Carwash) – Norman Whitfield – MCA (1976) > buy link
  14. Down Home – Nick Ingman – Music De Wolfe / Soul Jazz (1973/2012) > buy link
  15. Long Focal Rock (from Madame Claude) – Serge Gainsbourg – Philips (1977) > (searching for buy link)
  16. Road Runner (from The Hanged Man) – Bullet / Alan Tew – DC Recordings (1975/1998) > (searching for buy link)
  17. Call Me Mr. Tibbs (Main Title) (from The Call Me Mr. Tibbs) – Quincy Jones – United Artists Records (1970) > buy link
  18. The Riot (from R.P.M.) – Barry DeVorzon & Perry Botkin, Jr. – Bell Records (1970) > (searching for buy link)
  19. Hard Hitter – Keith Papworth – Music De Wolfe / Soul Jazz (1975/2012) > buy link
  20. Hap’nin’ (from Lialeh) – Bernard Pretty Purdie – Bryan Records / Light In The Attic (1974/2003) > buy link

luv161

Love’s Gonna Change Your Mind

a classic dialogue between man and woman about the trials, tribulations and uplifting power of love.
image : 1970s Greyhound Bus Lines advertisement
Tracklist:
  1. Bring Back My Yesterday – Barry White – 20th Century Records (1973) > buy link
  2. In The Rain – The Dramatics – Volt (1971) > buy link
  3. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers – Sussex (1971) > buy link
  4. It’s Raining – Irma Thomas – Minit / Change Records (1962/2008) > buy link
  5. I Can’t Stand The Rain – Ann Peebles – Hi Records / Cream Records (1974/1985) > buy link
  6. Come And Get These Memories – Fontella Bass – Checker (1965) > buy link
  7. (Loneliness Made Me Realize) It’s You That I Need – The Temptations – Tamla Motown (1967) > buy link
  8. You Should Have Treated Me Right – Ike & Tina Turner – Sue Records Inc. / Unart (1962/1967) > buy link
  9. Bewildered – James Brown – King / Polydor (1963) > buy link
  10. In And Out Of My Life – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Gordy / Motown (1972) > buy link
  11. Turn Back The Hands Of Time – Tyrone Davis – Dakar Records / Atlantic (1970/1985) > buy link
  12. What I See – The Three Degrees – Neptune Records / Soul Jazz (1969/2004) > (searching for buy link)
  13. I’m Still In Love With You – Al Green – Hi Records/ Motown (1975/1982) > buy link
  14. Lovin’ You – Minnie Riperton – Epic (1974) > buy link
  15. Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got) – Four Tops – ABC / Dunhill Records (1972) > buy link
  16. You Send Me – Aretha Franklin – Atlantic (1968) > buy link
  17. Talking About My Baby – The Impressions – ABC-Paramount (1964/1982) > buy link
  18. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross – Motown (1970/1981) > buy link
  19. Love Lots Of Lovin’ – Lee Dorsey and Betty Harris – Sansu Records / Soul Jazz (1968/2000) > buy link

luv154

Sloppy Joe’s Saturday Morning Fun Mix 4!

every Saturday morning, as a kid, Sloppy Joe stumbled up the stairs, made a big bowl of sugary cereal, hit the couch and turned on the cartoons. the swirl of colors, commercials, music, strange voices, unreal plot lines and odd sound effects distorted time and space and forever altered his perception of life.
image  : Patrick “Eel” O’Brian a.k.a. Plastic Man
Tracklist:
  1. The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel – Sugar Hill Records (1981) > buy link
  2. “Hey You Guys!” intro to The Electric Company Theme – Rita Moreno – Children’s Television Workshop (1974) > (searching for buy link)
  3. Police Woman – Henry Mancini – RCA (1976) > (searching for buy link)
  4. excerpt from Escape To Witch Mountain – Eddie Albert – Disneyland Records (1975) > (searching for buy link)
  5. We Hear You – Luke Vibert – Planet Mu (2009) > buy link
  6. Freaky Flow – DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist – Mo Wax (2005) > (searching for buy link)
  7. Housework – Carol Channing – Arista (1972) > buy link
  8. We’ll Be Right Back (Radio Edit) – Steinski & Mass Media – 4th & Broadway / Island Records (1986) > (searching for buy link)
  9. Melody – DJ Nu-Mark – Up Above Records (2004) > (searching for buy link)
  10. Every Day Is Like Sunday – Reggie Watts – Third Man Records (2011) > (searching for buy link)
  11. Bouncin’ All Over The World – The Globetrotters – Kirshner (1970) > buy link
  12. excerpt from Jelly Dancers – Bruce Haack & Miss Nelson – Dimension 5 Records / Emperor Norton Records (1999) > (searching for buy link)
  13. No Diggity – Hackney Colliery Band – Wah Wah 45s (2011) > buy link
  14. You Gotta Believe – The Pointer Sisters – MCA Records (1976) > buy link
  15. Paul Revere (Instrumental) – Beastie Boys – Def Jam Recordings (1986) > (searching for buy link)
  16. excerpt from Roosevelt Franklin Counts – Roosevelt Franklin – Children’s Television Workshop (1974) > buy link
  17. Pinball Number Count (DJ Food Re-edit) – The Pointer Sisters – Sesame Street / Ninja Tune (1975/2003) > buy link
  18. My Little Donkey (Mi Burrito) – Choco The New Harlem Sound – Celluloid (2004) > (searching for buy link)
  19. Can’t Stop It – DJ/Rupture ft. Max Turner – Tigerbeat6 (2004) > buy link
  20. The Magic Number – De La Soul – Tommy Boy / London (1989) > (searching for buy link)
  21. Three Is A Magic Number – Bob Dorough – Capitol (1973) > (searching for buy link)