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luv429

luv429 Adamantine Wallop

Adamantine Wallop

an aural glimpse into that formative moment in jazz, spanning the end of the 50s through to the beginning of the 60s, known as hard bop. sounds were changing. bop was changing. jazz was changing. times were changing. nothing wrong with that when it yields such fine results.
image : Mooney Strongbottom
Tracklist:
  1. Talkin’ About – Tina Brooks – Blue Note (1961/2021)
  2. Jacqui – Clifford Brown and Max Roach – EmArcy / Verve / UMe (1955/2021)
  3. Ee-Ah – Sonny Rollins – Prestige / DOXY (1961/2016)
  4. Arietis – Freddie Hubbard – Blue Note (1962/2014)
  5. Move – Lou Donaldson – Blue Note (1958/2022)
  6. Ugh! – Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers – Elektra / Savoy Records (1957/1977)
  7. Going, Going, Gong! – J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding – Impulse! (1961)
  8. The Late Late Blues – Milt Jackson and John Coltrane – Atlantic (1961)
  9. Love For Sale – Julian “Cannonball” Adderley – Blue Note (1958)
  10. It Ain’t Necessarily So – Grant Green – Blue Note (1962/2020)
  11. Love Walked In – Sonny Clark – Blue Note (1957/2022)

luv428

luv428 Modern +

Modern +

in the late sixties and early seventies the drinking water in Europe started to show traces of the funk. initially showing up in major urban centers it slowly spread all over the continent. by the late seventies funk was rampant and the long term affects are still being felt today. here are a few examples of what happened to the music coming out of Europe after the contagion of funk first started creeping in. fortunately, there was no turning back.
image : The Royal Beatrice Raphelena
Tracklist:
  1. The Recluse – Cymande – Janus Records / Mr Bongo (1974/2018)
  2. Drug Song – Janko Nilovic – Editions Montparnasse 2000 / Underdog Records (1975/2015)
  3. Use Me – Ultrafunk – Contempo / Trading Places (1975/2020)
  4. Ode To Billy Joe – Karin Krog & Dexter Gordon – Sonet / Light In the Attic (1970/2015)
  5. Halucal – Cos – Plus Records / Finders Keepers Records (1974/2021)
  6. No Way – Keith Papworth – Music De Wolfe / Fat Beats (1975/2022)
  7. The Feed-Back – The Group – RCA Italiana / Schema (1970/2014)
  8. Vitamin C – Can – United Artists Records / Spoon Records / Mute (1972/2017)
  9. Funky Dla Franki – Laboratorium – Polskie Nagrania Muza (1976/2016)
  10. Rien Ne Va Plus – Funk Factory – ATCO Records / Be With Records (1975/2016)
  11. 1973 Carmen Avenue – Airto Fogo – Decca / Pharaway Sounds (1976/2017)
  12. Hromovka (Thunderhouse) – Emil Viklický Studio Big Band – Vampi Soul (1979/2009)

luv420

luv420 luv's 420 joint

luv’s 420 joint

when dj luv’s records started i had the idea of making a mixtape dedicated to marijuana. every mix up here was made in a haze of pot smoke so it was inevitable that time and inspiration would coalesce into luv’s 420 joint. an epic journey that crosses many genres and eras exhibiting how this glorious weed is for everyone and all can reap it’s benefits. to quote Louis Armstrong :
“We did call ourselves Vipers, which could have been anybody from all walks of life that smoked and respected ‘gage’. That was our cute little name for marijuana… We always looked at pot as a sort of medicine, a cheap drunk and with much better thoughts than one that’s full of liquor… the respect for it (gage) will stay with me forever. I have every reason to say these words and am proud to say them. From experience.”
so from one viper to another, happy 4/20. now take a hit off luv’s 420 joint.
image : Don Willis on weed
Tracklist:
  1. excerpt from The History Of Marijuana : A Child’s Garden Of Grass (A Pre-Legalization Comedy)Ron Jacobs – Elektra (1971)
  2. I’m Gonna Get High – Tampa Red and The Chicago Five – Bluebird / Stash Records Inc. (1937/1977)
  3. excerpt from Turning Arnold On (from Arnold’s Wrecking Co.) – East Coast Records (1973)
  4. Weed – The High & Mighty – Rawkus (1999)
  5. excerpt of Turning Arnold On (from Arnold’s Wrecking Co.) – East Coast Records (1973)
  6. Smokin’ Cheeba-Cheeba – Harlem Underground – Paul Winley Records / Demon Records (1976/2020)
  7. excerpt from Physical Effects : A Child’s Garden Of Grass (A Pre-Legalization Comedy)Ron Jacobs – Elektra (1971)
  8. Theme From Mary Jane (from Mary Jane) – Mike Clifford – Sidewalk / Reel Time (1967/2012)
  9. subway train from The New CBS Audio-File Sound Effects Library – Columbia Special Products (1977)
  10. Big High Song For Somebody – Roy Glenn – Pesky Serpent Records (????)
  11. subway train from The New CBS Audio-File Sound Effects Library – Columbia Special Products (1977)
  12. Killin’ Jive – The Cats & The Fiddle – Bluebird / Fantastic Voyage (1939/2013)
  13. excerpt from Toledo Window Box – George Carlin – Little David Records (1974)
  14. Till Sun’s In Your Eyes – DJ Vadim ft. Motion Man and Blurum 13 – Ninja Tune (2002)
  15. excerpt from Toledo Window Box – George Carlin – Little David Records (1974)
  16. Mary Jane Is To Love – Sweet Smoke – Jan-Gi Rcords / Amy / Stoned Records (1968/1997)
  17. excerpt from 1st Gear, 2nd Gear (from Up In Smoke) – Cheech & Chong – Warner Bros. (1978)
  18. Sweet Leaf – Black Sabbath – Vertigo / Warner Bros. (1971)
  19. Marijuanaut’s Theme – Sleep – Third Man Records (2018)
  20. excerpt from Making Love : A Child’s Garden Of Grass (A Pre-Legalization Comedy)Ron Jacobs – Elektra (1971)
  21. Mary Jane – Rick James – Gordy – (1978/1984)
  22. excerpt from Love Of Grass – The Conception Corporation – Cotillion (1970)
  23. I Love Marijuana – Linval Thompson – Trojan Records / Music On Vinyl (1978/2019)
  24. Free The Marijuana – Audio Active ft. Bim Sherman – On-U Sound (1994)
  25. excerpt from Cruisin’ With Pedro De Pacas – Cheech & Chong – Ode Records (1971)
  26. Bring Me Weed – Sherwood & Pinch – On-U Sound / Tectonic (2013)
  27. excerpt from 1st Gear, 2nd Gear (from Up In Smoke) – Cheech & Chong – Warner Bros. (1978)
  28. One Toke Over The Line – Brewer & Shipley – Kama Sutra / Geffen / Universal Music / Music On Vinyl (1970/2019)
  29. excerpt from Fear And Loathing In Las VegasJohnny Depp – Geffen / Universal Music / Music On Vinyl (1998/2019)
  30. excerpt from Psychological Effects : A Child’s Garden Of Grass (A Pre-Legalization Comedy)Ron Jacobs – Elektra (1971)
  31. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 – Bob Dylan – Columbia (1966)
  32. excerpt from I Tried It Once, It Just Gave Me A Headache – Lenny Bruce – Lenny Bruce / Comedy Dynamics (1964/2020)
  33. All The Jive Is Gone – Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds Of Joy – Decca / Stash Records. Inc. (1936/1976)
  34. Quinton’s On The Way (Skit) – The Pharcyde – Delicious Vinyl (1992)
  35. Pack The Pipe – The Pharcyde – Delicious Vinyl (1992)
  36. excerpt from The Alphabet Song – David Peel & The Lower East Side – Elektra (1968)
  37. Greenery – Quasimoto – Stones Throw Records (2005)
  38. One Draw – Rita Marley – Tuff Gong (1981)
  39. excerpt from Love Of Grass – The Conception Corporation – Cotillion (1970)
  40. Big Spliff – Ralph Thomas – Zebra Jazz / Soul Jazz Records (1980/2009)
  41. excerpts from A Better World (Are You Cool With That?) – Bill Hicks – Comedy Dynamics (1993/2016)
  42. excerpt from Everything They Tell You About Pot Is A Lie (Play The Sitar) – Bill Hicks – Comedy Dynamics (1993/2016)
  43. Cosplay – Panda Bear – Domino (2015)
  44. excerpt from Listening To Music : A Child’s Garden Of Grass (A Pre-Legalization Comedy)Ron Jacobs – Elektra (1971)
  45. Sin Semilla Kaya Dub – The Upsetters – Clocktower Records (1981)
  46. Acapulco Gold Filters – Cheech & Chong – Ode Records (1971)
  47. Marijuana In My Brain – Dillinger – Jamaica Sound / Radiation Roots (1978/2019)
  48. Stoned Again (from Arnold’s Wrecking Co.) – Adom – East Coast Records (1973)
  49. I Got Stoned And I Missed It – Shel Silverstein – Columbia (1972)
  50. Up In Smoke (from Up In Smoke) – Cheech & Chong – Warner Bros. (1978)
  51. Illegal Smile – John Prine – Atlantic (1971)
  52. excerpt from The History Of Marijuana : A Child’s Garden Of Grass (A Pre-Legalization Comedy)Ron Jacobs – Elektra (1971)
  53. Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die (Solo Version) – Willie Nelson – Legacy (2013)

luv421

luv421 Skipped A Beat

Skipped A Beat

to appease everybody out there demanding that i make an all experimental percussion mixtape i have finally succumbed to the pressure. Skipped A Beat has got everything you were looking for : modern classical greatest hits, rock drummers off the deep end, newspaper drum sticks, sirens, Moog drums, unhinged jazz workouts and weirdo sound explosions. the music is 97% percussion instruments played by solo artists or drum ensembles. you’re welcome.
image : Pia Stapilton
Tracklist:
  1. Drumming Part I – Steve Reich and Musicians – Elektra Nonesuch (1987) > buy link
  2. Mbira – Olatunji – CBS (1966)
  3. Side Looking Radar Image – Bruce Ditmas – Chiaroscuro Records / Finders Keepers Records (1977/2015) > buy link
  4. Dripstone Shift – Drums Off Chaos – Nonplace (2018)*** > buy link
  5. Persephassa (Fin) – Iannis Xenakis performed by Les Percussions De Strasbourg – Philips (1971) > buy link
  6. Onomatopoeia – M’Boom – Columbia (1980) > buy link
  7. The Swift And Sordid Purification Of Jimi Jihad – Michael Zerang – Holidays Records (2019) > buy link
  8. Ionisation – Edgard Varèse performed by Robert Craft conducting The Columbia Symphony Orchestra – Columbia Masterworks (1972) > buy link
  9. The News – Andrew Cyrille – Ictus Records (1978)
  10. Aussi Long Que Large – Jacques Thollot – Futura Records / SouffleContinu Records (1971/2019) > buy link
  11. Drum Ensemble – Art Blakey, Elvins Jones (first solo) & Charlie Persip (second solo) – Roulette / Disques Vogue (1960/1969)
***track played at wrong speed, on 33rpm instead of 45rpm.

luv417

luv417 No Difficulty

No Difficulty

music is so relaxing, a calm port in the stormy world in which we live. this mixtape is so easy to listen to, with layers of lo tempo grooves blended together for a sound that melts in your ears. alternating between a grab bag of jazz, trip hop and library records it’s a mix you should have no difficulty getting lost in. an easy listen for easier times.
photo : dadrafdaja
Tracklist:
  1. excerpt from intro to Bass City Roller – DJ Food – Ninja Tune (1995) > buy link
  2. Underground Agent – Paul Kass – Parry Music Ltd / Lo Recordings (1977/2002) > buy link
  3. Brother Foster Through The Phones – Two Lone Swordsmen – Warp (1999) > buy link
  4. Themenläden (Out Of Lugano 2 arranged by Peter Thomas) – Die Sterne – L’Age D’Or / Epic (1997)
  5. Blue Shadow – Alan Parker – Music De Wolfe (1973/2019)
  6. The Look Of Slim – Monk Higgins – Solid State Records / Capitol / Real Gone Music (1968/2018) > buy link
  7. Sao Paulo Nights – Jackson Conti – Kindred Spirits / Madlib Invazion (2008/2021) > buy link
  8. Blue Pearl – Semuta – Lee Lamber / Whatmusic.com (1979/2002) > buy link
  9. The Zoo – Jamzoo ft. Steve Kuhn – Brainfeeder (2016) > buy link
  10. Solstice – Brian Bennett – DJM Records / Isle Of Jura Records (1978/2017) > buy link
  11. Gentle In The Night (Rehung by Skye ft. Tony Vegas on cuts) – Bullet – DC Recordings (1998)
  12. Smokey Joe’s Dilemma – John Cameron – KPM Music / Be With Records (1972/2019) > buy link
  13. Ayo Ayo Nene – Mor Thiam – Jazzman (1972/2008) > buy link
  14. Chunkothy – Wagon Christ – Ninja Tune (2011) > buy link
  15. Crust – Flying Lotus – Warp (2021) > buy link
  16. The Long Tail – The NJE with Adrian Sherwood – Sartorial Records (2019)
  17. Coffee Cold – Galt MacDermot and his Mid Manhattan Rhythm Section – Kilmarnock (1966) > buy link
  18. Fantasia Pt. 1 – Lloyd Miller / The Heliocentrics – Strut (2010) > buy link
  19. Superwoman – Yesterday’s New Quintet – Stones Throw (2004) > buy link
  20. Mile High Swinger (ver. a) – Alan Hawkshaw – Themes International Music / Be With Records (1974/2018) > buy link
  21. Unicorn – Dizzy Gillespie & Lalo Schifrin – Pablo (1977) > buy link
  22. Treasure Island – Jessica Lauren – M.E.L.T. 2000 (2000)
  23. Cha Tatch Ka – Bernard Estardy (La Formule Du Baron) – CBS / Born Bad Records (1971/2018) > buy link
  24. Ritratto D’Autore (Moonstarr Remix) – Ennio Morricone – Compost Records (2003) > buy link
  25. Passarinho – Vasconcelos Sentimento – Far Out Recordings (2021) > buy link
  26. Creator SOS – Nightmares On Wax ft. Haile Supreme and Wolfgang Haffner – Warp (2021) > buy link
  27. Road Of The Lonely Ones – Madlib arranged by Kieran Hebden – Madlib Invazion (2021) > buy link

luv410

luv410 The Start Of A Lovely Day

The Start Of A Lovely Day

this past Sunday some buddies from Montreal dj collectives the Jazz Amnesty Sound System, Canicule Tropicale and Tupi Collective spent over eight hours in the park playing uplifting music for the folks that came for some afternoon delight. it was very fun. this mix is a sketch of how the day started with luv behind the decks. i was going for a groovy mix of soul jazz with distinct Sesame Street flavors and some churchyard vibes for good measure. it was a lovely day.
photo : Parc Saint-Viateur
Tracklist:
  1. Nothin’ Can Stop Me Now – Horace Silver – Blue Note (1973) > buy link
  2. Footin’ It – George Benson – A&M / CTI Records (1968) > buy link
  3. No Sweat – The Dave Pike Set – Relax / Disques Wagram (1969/1998)
  4. Stoned Soul Picnic – Roy Ayers – Atlantic / Music On Vinyl (1968/2014) > buy link
  5. The Golden Striker – Eddie Harris – Janus Records (1970) > buy link
  6. Flatjacks – Willie Rodriguez Jazz Quartet – Riverside Records / BGP Records (1963/2014)
  7. Red Clay – Jack Wilkins – Mainstream Records / Wewantsounds (1973/2018) > buy link
  8. Smilin’ Billy Suite (Part II) – The Heath Brothers – Strata-East / Alpha Omega Recordings (1976/1998)
  9. Precious Mountain – Cedar Walton – Columbia (1978) > buy link
  10. Fire Eater – Rusty Bryant – Prestige (1971/2017) > buy link
  11. Shortnin’ Bread – The 3 Pieces – Fantasy (1975) > buy link
  12. In The Back Of The Churchyard – Julius Brockington – Today Records (1973)

luv405

luv405 Sound As A Pound

Sound As A Pound

it’s good for the soul. it’s kind to the mind. it’s gonna make you shake your behind.
it’s jazz funk found, sound as a pound, gettin’ you up to get down.
photo : Céline Henry
Tracklist:
  1. Rockin Julius – Billy Brooks – Crossover Records Co. / Wewantsounds (1974/2020) > buy link
  2. More Mess On My Thing – The J.B.’s – Now-Again Records (1969/2019) > buy link
  3. March Of The Goober Woobers – Forty Seven Times Its Own Weight – Fable Records / Jazzman (1975/2019) > buy link
  4. Mr. Thomas – Donald Byrd – Blue Note (1973) > buy link
  5. Shifting Gears – Johnny Hammond – Milestone / BGP Records (1975/2015) > buy link
  6. Back To Front – Powerhouse – Peer International Library Limited / Yellow Productions (1975/1996) > buy link
  7. The Harlem Buck Dance Strut – Les McCann – Atlantic / Get On Down (1973/2018) > buy link
  8. Boogie Joe The Grinder – Ultrafunk – Contempo / Trading Places (1975/2020)
  9. Power – Ray Barretto – Fania / Craft Recordings (1970/2020) > buy link
  10. そうらん節 (Soran Bushi) – Tadao Sawai, Kazu Sawai, Takeshi Inomata, Norio Maeda, Hozan Yamamoto – RCA / Mr Bongo (1973/2020)
  11. One More Time – Billy Martin – Trans-World – Return To Analog (1970/2019)
  12. Watusi Dance – Funk Factory – ATCO Records / Be With Records (1975/2016) > buy link

luv399

luv399 Sweet Daddy Got You Covered

Sweet Daddy Got You Covered

a collection of quirky covers of popular tunes. if that’s what you’re lookin’ for then sweet daddy got you covered.
photo : Crafting Leads
Tracklist:
  1. 2001 Sprach Kazoostra -The Temple City Kazoo Orchestra – Rhino Records (1978) (original written by Richard Strauss and used as the theme for the movie 2001 : A Space Odyssey)
  2. Eleanor Rigby – Gershon Kingsley’s First Moog Quartet – Audio Fidelity (1970) > buy link (original by The Beatles)
  3. Good Vibrations (Kundalini Mix) – Psychic TV – Temple Records (1984) (original by The Beach Boys)
  4. Gone Daddy Gone – Gnarls Barkley – Warner Bros. Lex Records (2006) > buy link (original by Violent Femmes)
  5. The Model – Big Black – Touch and Go (1987) > buy link (original by Kraftwerk)
  6. Ashes To Ashes – LB – Output (2000) > buy link (original by David Bowie)
  7. That’s All – Clare And The Reasons – Frog Stand Records (2009) > buy link (original by Genesis)
  8. He Hit Me – Grizzly Bear – Warp (2007) > buy link (original by The Crystals)
  9. Jambalaya – The Residents – Ralph Records (1986) > buy link (original by Hank Williams)
  10. Midnight Cowboy – Faith No More – Slash Records (1992) > buy link (original written by John Barry as the theme for the movie Midnight Cowboy)
  11. Baby I Love Your Way – Scorpio Universel – Macaya Records (1979) > buy link (original by Peter Frampton)
  12. Ooh Child – Kamasi Washington – Young Turks (2018) > buy link (original by The Five Stairsteps)
  13. Light My Fire – The Burbank Philharmonic – Bravo / RCA Victor (1970) (original by The Doors)
  14. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) – Cornershop – Wiiija Records (1997) > buy link (original by The Beatles)
  15. Peng! 33 – Iron And Wine – Sub Pop (2003/2017) > buy link (original by Stereolab)
  16. Danny Says – Tom Waits – Anti – (2006) > buy link (original by The Ramones)
  17. We Will Rock You – Taut French Joel – Planet Mu (2000) (original by Queen)
  18. God Bless The Child – Fifty Foot Hose – Limelight / Aguirre Records (1968/2017) > buy link (original by Billie Holiday)
  19. Planet Rock – Jason Moran – Blue Note (2002) > buy link (original by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force)
  20. Give Peace A Chance – Louis Armstrong & His Friends – Flying Dutchman / Ace Records (1970/2018) > buy link (original by Plastic Ono Band)

luv398

luv398 The Next Day

The Next Day

there is much work to be done as we head into The Next Day, so let’s get it started with the forward propulsion of these 21st century jazz delights. this mixtape is dedicated to my long time J.A.S.S. partner Andy Williams. i am missing our sessions in the Record Canyon, hopefully we will be able to meet there again real soon.
photo : Hugo Rodas
Tracklist:
  1. Yūgen – Sven Wunder – Piano Piano (2020) > buy link
  2. tremendoce – Otis Sandsjö – We Jazz (2020) > buy link
  3. Haumea – Planet Battagon – On The Corner Records (2020) > buy link
  4. And There They Stood – Steiger – Sdban Ultra (2018) > buy link
  5. Du Morgon Au Moulin-À-Vent – Jahari Massamba Unit – Madlib Invazion (2020) > buy link
  6. New Heights (Visions of Aisha Malik) – Kamaal Williams – Black Focus Records (2018) > buy link
  7. Bronsgebuzze 8.2 – De Beren Gieren – Sdban Ultra (2019) > buy link
  8. Afloat In Dub – The NJE with Adrian Sherwood – Sartorial Records (2019) > buy link
  9. Spinning Leaf – STUFF. – Gondwana Records (2018) > buy link
  10. Devastation – The Heliocentrics – Madlib Invazion (2020) > buy link
  11. Distant Mode – Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Gary Bartz – Jazz Is Dead (2020) > buy link
  12. Max Brown – Jeff Parker & The New Breed – International Anthem Recording Company / Nonesuch (2020) > buy link

luv394

luv394 A Shade Of Blue

A Shade Of Blue

well, it finally happened. she kicked me out. it’s over. i’m left to my own devices, picking up the pieces of my life. all i got going for me is this dingy, run down, lonely hotel room, a bottle of whiskey, some reefer, the night, the rain and some blue jazz on the radio. it’ll do for tonight. after i sleep this off i will deal with tomorrow.
image : Lionel
Tracklist:
  1. My One And Only Love – Grant Green – Blue Note (1962/1985/2019) > buy link
  2. You’ve Changed – Yusef Lateef – Prestige (1961/1966) > buy link
  3. N.Y.C.’s No Lark – Bill Evans – Verve (1963/2013) > buy link
  4. Everything Happens To Me – Tina Brooks – Blue Note (1958/1980/2019) > buy link
  5. Drad-Dog – Miles Davis Sextet – Columbia (1961) > buy link
  6. What’s New – Ahmad Jamal Trio – Argo / Cadet (1958) > buy link
  7. Le Fleurs Africaines (African Flower) – Duke Ellington / Charlie Mingus / Max Roach – United Artists Jazz / Blue Note (1962/2020) > buy link
  8. What Is There To Say? – Sonny Rollins – Riverside Records / Milestone (1957/1973) > buy link
  9. Time After Time – Ben Webster – Verve (1959) > buy link
  10. Alicia – Eddie Harris – Exodus Records (1961) > buy link
  11. Modal – The Joe Harriott Quintet – Columbia / DOXY (1963/2014) > buy link
  12. Something I Dreamed Last Night – John Coltrane – Prestige (1958/1965/1990) > buy link