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luv274

luv274 Up Tempo

Up Tempo

a dancefloor uprising as only the Jazz Amnesty Sound System can inspire. bringing you up as the tempo rises.
image : Ebony Erl
Tracklist
  1. Ain’t No Sunshine – Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Polydor (1973) > buy link
  2. The Hump – Yusef Lateef – Atlantic (1973) > buy link
  3. Chicken Giblets – Dizzy Gillespie – Tribute Records (1969)
  4. Sambortica – Bobby Hughes Experience – Ultimate Dilemma (1999)
  5. Hole In One – Powerhouse – Peer International Library Limited / Yellow Productions (1975/1996) > buy link
  6. Antoine – Quintonal – F H / Jazzaggression Records (1976/2015)
  7. Exactly Like You – Carmen McRae – Quintessence Jazz Series (1978) > buy link
  8. Hold On, I’m Comin’ – Reuben Wilson – Blue Note (1969/1995) > buy link
  9. Mambo Inn – Billy Taylor Trio with Candido – Prestige / BGP Records (1954/2014) > buy link
  10. Moonlight – Nu Tropic – Compost Records (2002) > buy link
  11. Sambita – Henri-Pierre Noël – Hpn / Wah-Wah 45s (1979/2012) > buy link
  12. Diamant – Marius Cultier – Fiesta Records / Isma’a (1975/2001) > buy link
  13. Why Don’t You Talk? – 4hero – Raw Canvas Records (2007) > buy link
  14. Friday Night Rush Hour Blues – Ray Pizzi – Pablo Records (1977)
  15. My Favorite Things – Outkast – Arista (2003) > buy link

luv270

luv270 Head Talks

Head Talks

a far out mix of groovy spoken word from the minds of poets, jazz legends, disc jockeys, junkies, actors, gurus, aliens, storytellers, schoolhouse rockers, beatniks, writers, rebels, proto-rappers, messengers and freaks.
image : Jim Flora
Tracklist
  1. What Time Is It? – Ken Nordine ft. The Fred Katz Group – Dot Records / MCA (1957/1983) > buy link
  2. I Am Strange – Sun Ra – Norton Records (1957/2010) > buy link
  3. excerpt from Timothy Leary, Ph. D. Speaks On L.S.D. – Dr. Timothy Leary – ESP Disk (1966) > buy link
  4. Scenes In The City – Charles Mingus – Bethlehem Records / Get Back (1958/2001) > buy link
  5. Blues At Dawn (by Langston Hughes) – Doris Belack – United Artists Records (1968)
  6. Walking Through Harlem – Universal Messengers – Turbo Records / Barnyard Records (1971)
  7. My People – Duke Ellington – Contact / Flying Dutchman (1964/1970) > buy link
  8. Jazz Poem (by Carl Wendell Hines) – Vinie Burrows – Spoken Arts (????)
  9. Mama’s Place – Bing Day – Mercury Records / Pesky Serpent Records (1959/2009) > buy link
  10. Poems From The Unpublished “Book Of Blues” – Jack Kerouac ft. Al Cohn & Zoot Sims – Hanover / DOXY (1959/2011) > buy link
  11. Dog – Bob Dorough Quintet – World Pacific Records / Pesky Serpent Records (1958/2009) > buy link
  12. Plastic Pattern People – Gil Scott-Heron – Flying Dutchman (1970) > buy link
  13. Wailers – Amiri Baraka – Giorno Poetry Systems (1982)
  14. Bird’s Word – The Last Poets – Blue Thumb Records (1972) > buy link
  15. Jack And The Beanstalk – Al Jazzbo Collins And The Bandidos – Impulse! (1967) > buy link
  16. Burroughs Called The Law – William S. Burroughs – Sub Rosa (1986/2008) > buy link
  17. Heh Heh (Chuckle) Good Morning Sunshine – Melvin Van Peebles – A&M Records (1971)

luv260

luv260 Ten Circles With Holes In The Middle

Ten Circles With Holes In The Middle

ten records by ten artists that are considered pioneers in the realm of free jazz. some of the first jazz musicians to look at their instruments and say “what more can I do with this?” people who took improvisation, self expression and even jazz itself into whole new dimensions. listen freely to Ten Circles With Holes In The Middle.
image : SDL
Tracklist:
  1. Iron Man – Eric Dolphy – Douglas (1969) > buy link
  2. The Circle With A Hole In The Middle – Ornette Coleman – Atlantic (1970) > buy link
  3. 27 Cooper Square – Marion Brown Quartet – ESP Disk / Base Record (1966)
  4. There Is The Bomb – Don Cherry – Blue Note (1966/1969) > buy link
  5. In A Sentimental Mood – Archie Shepp – Impulse! (1966) > buy link
  6. N508-10 (4G) – Anthony Braxton with Chick Corea – Arista Freedom (1971/1977) > buy link
  7. Enter, Evening (Soft Line Structure) – Cecil Taylor – Blue Note (1966) > buy link
  8. The Waltz – The Art Ensemble Of Chicago – BYG Records / Get Back (1969/2002) > buy link
  9. Holy Family – Albert Ayler – ESP Disk / Get Back (1965/1998) > buy link
  10. Peace On Earth – John Coltrane – Impulse! / ABC Records (1966/1972/1978) > buy link

luv254

Clinging To Stars

it was the 1930’s and the US was in a Great Depression. money was tight, jobs were scarce and the country was running on empty. at the time popular music oscillated between reflecting on the reality of the situation and an uncontrollable urge to forget it and think about better days. keep in mind these recordings are 80 years old so the fidelity between songs may vary.
Tracklist
  1. (Potatoes Are Cheaper, Tomatoes Are Cheaper) Now’s The Time To Fall In Love – Victor Young and His Orchestra ft. Fran Frey – Brunswick (1931)
  2. Ragamuffin Romeo (from The King Of Jazz) – Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra ft. Jeanie Long – Columbia (1930) > buy link
  3. Are You Makin’ Any Money? – Chick Bullock and His Levee Loungers – Perfect (1933) > buy link
  4. Honey Hush – Eddie Cole’s Solid Swingers – Decca (1936) > buy link
  5. Got The Jitters – Adrian Rollini and His Orchestra – Oriole (1934) > buy link
  6. Lulu’s Back In Town (from Broadway Gondolier) – Dick Powell – Brunswick (1935) > buy link
  7. I’m A Ding Dong Daddy – Louis Armstrong and His Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra – Okeh (1930) > buy link
  8. Hong Kong Blues – Hoagy Carmichael – Brunswick (1938) > buy link
  9. Remember My Forgotten Man – Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra ft. Helen Rowland – Banner (1938)
  10. It Ain’t Necessarily So – Paul Robeson – Columbia Masterworks (1938) > buy link
  11. You Let Me Down (from Stars Over Broadway) – Kay Thompson & Her Boys – Brunswick (1935)
  12. When I Get Low I Get High – Chick Webb & His Orchestra ft. Ella Fitzgerald – Decca (1936) > buy link
  13. Come Up And See Me Sometime (from Take A Chance) – Cliff Edwards – CBS (1933) > buy link
  14. You’re An Old Smoothie – The Smoothies – Bluebird (1939)
  15. Dinah (from The Big Broadcast) – The Mills Brothers with Bing Crosby – Brunswick (1932) > buy link
  16. Most Gentlemen Don’t Like Love (from Leave It To Me) – Mary Martin with Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra – Brunswick (1939)
  17. There’ll Be Some Changes Made – The Boswell Sisters – Brunswick (1932) > buy link
  18. Heart and Soul – Connie Boswell – Decca (1938) > buy link
  19. Two Sleepy People (from Thanks For The Memory) – Bob Hope and Shirley Ross with Harry Sosnik and His Orchestra – Decca (1938) > buy link

luv251

Yearly Contemplation

closing out the year with a collection of songs by jazz artists that represent their searching souls. a mix of heavy and uplifting to help get your head on straight for the upcoming challenges the new year will bring. here’s hoping we will all walk down freedom’s road together and drink from the plenty cup.
photo : Dated Soul
Tracklist
  1. Contemplation – Doug Carn ft. Jean Carn – Black Jazz Records (1973/1998)
  2. Won’t You Open Up Your Senses – Horace Silver Sextet ft. Andy Bey – Blue Note (1970) > buy link
  3. Freedom Death Dance – Eugene McDaniels – Atlantic (1970) > buy link
  4. Shape Your Mind To Die – Leon Thomas – Flying Dutchman (1972) > buy link
  5. Incognito – Oneness of JuJu – Black Fire (1975/1993) > buy link
  6. Root In 7/4 Plus – Maulawi – Strata Records, Inc. / Universal Sound (1974/2005)
  7. What We Need – Tribe – Tribe Records / Universal Sound (1973/1996)
  8. Black Maybe – Gary Bartz Ntu Troop – Prestige (1972)
  9. Brown Baby – Nina Simone – Colpix Records / DOXY (1962/2012) > buy link
  10. The Rain – Eddie Gale – Blue Note / 4 Men With Beards (1968/2003) > buy link
  11. The Man part c. Reach For A Star – Duke Edwards and The Young Ones – Prestige (1968)
  12. The Voyage – Hannibal and The Sunrise Orchestra – MPS (1975)
  13. Love Is Everywhere – Pharoah Sanders – Impulse! / ABC Records (1973) > buy link
  14. The Creator Has A Master Plan (Peace) – Louis Armstrong ft. Leon Thomas – Flying Dutchman / Irma (1970/2000) > buy link

luv250

Wintor

the final mixtape of this year’s seasonal series is an aural journey through winter that will help us get through the coldest night of the year with dreams of flowers that will bloom again.
image : Elaina Grainey
Tracklist
  1. Winter Now – Broadcast – Warp (2003) > buy link
  2. excerpt from Winter – Walter Carlos – Columbia (1972)
  3. Father Christmas – Ryuichi Sakamoto – Virgin (1983) > buy link
  4. Little Drummer Boy/Silent Night/Auld Lang Syne – Jimi Hendrix – Experience Hendrix / Legacy (1969/2010) > buy link
  5. excerpt from Wind/Hail Storm from an Alpine Blizzard – Syntonic Research, Inc. (1979)
  6. Winter 2 – Vivaldi Recomposed by Max Richter – Deutsche Grammophon (2012) > buy link
  7. Winter Prayers – Iron and Wine – Nonesuch (2013) > buy link
  8. California Dreaming – George Benson – CTI Records (1971)
  9. Coldest Night Of The Year – Twice As Much and Vashti – Immesiate / Dicristina (1966/2007) > buy link
  10. Iced Cooly – Boards Of Canada – Music70 / Warp (1995/2002) > buy link
  11. Ice Capades (Moog Music ’67) – Van Dyke Parks – Bananastan (1967/2011) > buy link
  12. Skating – Vince Guaraldi Trio – Fantasy (1965) > buy link
  13. Winters Love – Animal Collective – FatCat Records (2004) > buy link
  14. Wintertime Love – The Doors – Elektra (1968) > buy link
  15. Hutchinson Jail – Lee Hazlewood – Reprise / 1972 (1966/2014) > buy link
  16. Snowbird – Anne Murray – Capitol (1970) > buy link

luv249

The Dahling Limited

does your party have the blahs? for a quick remedy pop on the latest mixtape of swinging sixties sounds from sweet daddy luv. it’s a surefire way to light up your affair. you’re welcome dahling.
image : Francine Anjoux
Tracklist
  1. Soul Bossa Nova – Quincy Jones – Mercury / Wax Time (1962/2013) > buy link
  2. Jungle Beat (from The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) – Hugo Montenegro – RCA Victor (1966)
  3. Out Of Nowhere – Bob & Phil and the Orchestra – Project 3 Total Sound (1966)
  4. Operation Smash (from Hawaii Five-O) – Morton Stevens – Capitol (1969) > buy link
  5. Blues A-Go-Go – Lalo Schifrin – Verve (1965)
  6. It Ain’t Necessarily So – Doc Severinsen – Command Records / Sparton (1966)
  7. Holy Flypaper (from Batman) – Nelson Riddle – 20th Century Fox Records (1966) > buy link
  8. Sunshine Superman – Enoch Light’s Action – Project 3 Total Sound (1967)
  9. Bee’s Knees – The John Barry Seven – Parlophone / EMI (1958/1979) > buy link
  10. Big Noise From The Jungle – Sandy Nelson – Sunset Records (1967) > buy link
  11. Theme From ‘The Munsters’ – Jimmy Smith – Verve (1965)
  12. Sneaky Search (from The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.) – Teddy Randazzo – MGM Records (1967) > buy link
  13. What Now My Love – Urbie Green – Project 3 Total Sound (1967)
  14. The Tiber Twist (from The Pink Panther) – Henry Mancini – RCA Victor (1963) > buy link
  15. The Chelsea Memorandum – Lalo Schifrin – MCA Records (1967)

luv247

The Collapsable Universe

the 1970’s were electric. synthesizers had crept into daily life, titillating eardrums with sounds from the future. in this environment, jammed full of new technologies, jazz mutated into elaborate soundscapes with layers and textures and grooves.
image : Zane Gnomimia
Tracklist
  1. Balek – Placebo – CBS / Music On Vinyl (1973/2014) > buy link
  2. Galaxy – Eddie Henderson – Blue Note (1975) > buy link
  3. Space Odyssey – Marcus Belgrave – Tribe / Universal Sound (1974/2004) > buy link
  4. The Cheshire Cat Walk – Maynard Ferguson – Columbia (1976) > buy link
  5. Sofistifunk – Return To Forever ft. Chick Corea – Polydor (1975) > buy link
  6. Synthesizers Dance – Miroslav Vitous – Warner Bros. (1976)
  7. Nothing To Declare – Wolfgang Dauner – ECM Records (1970)
  8. Hittin’ On 6 – Tony Williams – Columbia (1979) > buy link
  9. Jasper Country Man – Bobbi Humphrey – Blue Note (1974) > buy link
  10. High Stakers – Airto Fogo – Decca (1976)
  11. Delta Six / Brighter Days – Stanton Davis And The Ghetto Mysticism Band – Cultures Of Soul Records (1976/2013)

luv236

I Like The Boogaloo

since teaming up with Andy Williams and starting the Jazz Amnesty Sound System i have been getting more and more into various strains of Latin music, Latin jazz and the almighty boogaloo. here is my first mixtape of Latin rhythms, welcome to the party.
photo : from the cover of Joe Bataan‘s Mr. New York And The East Side Kids LP
Tracklist
  1. Welcome To The Party – Har-You Percussion Group – ESP Disk – CuBop (1969/2010) > buy link
  2. Hit De Bongo – Tito Puente and his Orchestra – Tico Records / Follow Me (1970/2000)
  3. Alex Mambo – Machito – Tico Records (1963) > buy link
  4. Lucy’s Spanish Harlem – Louie Ramirez – Mercury / Secret Stash (1967/2012)
  5. Skinny Papa – Willie Colón – Fania Records (1968) > buy link
  6. El Pito – Joe Cuba Sextet – Tico Records / Soul Jazz (1966/2000) > buy link
  7. Ron Con Con – El Chicano – Shadybrook Records / Soul Jazz (1976/1998)
  8. Harlem River Drive (Theme) – Harlem River Drive – Roulette Records (1971) > buy link
  9. Pedro Navaja – Willie Colón and Rubén Blades – Fania Records / Strut Records (1978/2011) > buy link
  10. Aguanta La Lengua – Joe Bataan – Fania Records (1971) > buy link
  11. Pete’s Boogaloo – Pete Rodriguez – Tico Records / Secret Stash (1966/2012)
  12. Use It Before You Lose It – Bobby Valentin – Fania Records / Strut Records (1967/2011) > buy link
  13. Take A Trip – The Latin Blues Band ft. Luis Aviles – Speed Records / Secret Stash (1968/2012) > buy link
  14. Acid – Ray Barretto – Fania Records (1968) > buy link
  15. Raices (Roots) – Bobby Matos and the Combo Conquistadores – Philips / CuBop (1967/1998)
  16. Quítate Tú – Fania All-Stars – Fania Records (1972) > buy link

luv233

Arranged Arrangements

this mixtape is an arrangement of arrangements dedicated to the arrangers. the ones who’s job it is to take a composition and make it the best it can be.
Tracklist
  1. The Magnificent Seven – John Barry Seven – Columbia / EMI (1961/1979) > buy link
  2. Kelly’s Heroes – Lalo Schifrin – MGM Records (1970)
  3. March With Hope – Hugo Montenegro and his Orchestra – RCA Victor (1968) > buy link
  4. Hot Gold (from After The Fox) – Burt Bacharach – United Artists Records (1966) > buy link
  5. Out On The Rolling Sea When Jesus Speak To Me – Van Dyke Parks – Warner Bros. / Bananastan (1970/2011)
  6. Holy Thursday – David Axelrod – Capitol (1968) > buy link
  7. Tiger In The Night – Mandingo – Studio 2 Stereo (1973)
  8. Kriminal Theme – Les Maledictus Sound – Canusa / Dagored (1968/2000) > buy link
  9. Seven Keys For Seven Doors – Brother Jack McDuff – Blue Note (1970)
  10. Blue Jungle – Les Baxter – Capitol / So Far Out (1959/2013) > buy link
  11. Slalom (Original Single Edit) (from Slalom) – Ennio Morricone – Dagored (1965/2000) > buy link
  12. The Enchanted Sea – Martin Denny – Liberty Records (1959/1961) > buy link
  13. Bilbao Song – The Gil Evans Orchestra – Impulse! / DOXY (1961/2013) > buy link
  14. The Seventh Seal – Scott Walker – Philips (1969) > buy link
  15. Lawman – Al Caiola – Sunset Records (1961)
  16. Finale (from The Magnificent Seven) – Elmer Bernstein – Sunset Records (1966) > buy link