Acid Jazz, Volume 13 – Turn Your Card

Acid Jazz, Volume 13 – Turn Your Card

Volume 13 in full effect.  On tap: UFO, Rebirth, Jamiroquai, Ronny Jordan, Collective Peace, Electric Wire Hustlers, Slakah THe Beatchild, Anthoiny Valdez, Repercussions, Inner Shade, SOS, The Family, Workshy,  Dee C. Lee.

Acid Jazz, Volume 13
 

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Tracklisting:

01 – United Figure Organization – United Future Airlines
02 – The Rebirth – Everybody Say Yeah
03 – Jamiroquai – Summer Girl
04 – Ronny Jordan – Slam In A Jam
05 – Collective Peace – Track VI
06 – Electric Wire Hustle – They Don’t Want
07 – Slakah The Beatchild – Macheeto
08 – Anthony Valdez – Good Looking (Featuring Bird)
09 – Repercussions – Turn Your Card
10 – Inner Shade – Tell Me Something
11 – Swing Out Sister – Who’s Been Sleeping
12 – The Family – Suzannah’s Pajamas
13 – Workshy – Love Squall
14 – Dee C. Lee – Things Will Be Sweeter

Anyone who asks you will tell you that it’s rare when I listen t radio stations, but when I do, one of my alltime favorites is WCLK- Jazz Of The City, whch keps me going every day w which makes these podcasts easier to put out. From United Future Organization from Japan to Dee C. Lee from England, this became more global when reinforces the fact that music is universal.

The things I am hoping you will notice in the mix is the bea that was the scrath that was used in “Love Squall,” the quirkiness of Swing Out Sister andSlakah THe Beatchild, the funk brought to you by The Family, and the arrangement of the Dee C. Lee track which is quite subime. Repercussions “Turn Your Card” was chosen because the album “Earth And Heaven” was relayed to me from a friend almost 10 years ago and was no small feat to find. The track “Turn Your Card” has a special place in my heart. Shoutouts go to Ricky, AR, Ronald, Mr. Fresh, and Kat. Hope you enjoy.

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Acid Jazz, Volume 12

Acid Jazz, Volume 12

Volume 12 in full effect.  On tap:  Madhouse, Jazzanova with Paulk Randolph, 4Hero, Afro Elements, The Hue, Albin and Kelli Sae, Jhelisa, Atjazz and Clara, Daniel Crawford, The Family, Phony Ppl, Kero One, Workshy, Hardkandy, Damani, Nicola, Solaa, Terace Martin
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Acid Jazz, Volume 12
 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Madhouse – Ten
02 – Jazzanova – Let Me Show Ya Featuring Paul Randolph
03 – 4Hero – Look Inside
04 – Afro Elements – Take A Look At Yourself
05 – The Hue – Slick (featuring Ladybug Mecca)
06 – Albin Janoska – All I Wanna Do featuring Kelli Sae
07 – Jhelisa – Sally’s Knocking
08 – Atjazz – Sense Of Life featuring Clara Hill
09 – Daniel Crawford – The One featuring Vikter Duplaix
10 – The Family – Mutiny
11 – Phony Ppl – John Jay.
12 – Kero One – Fly Fly Away
13 – Workshy – Blue Murder
14 – Hardkandy –  Dunks
15 – Damani – Now That’s Love (featuring Musiq Soulchild and Robert Glasper)
16 – Nicola Kramer = So Long
17 – Solaa – Sylphlike featuring Ladi6
18 – Terace Martin – With You

This has been a joy to make as usual.  While there haver been many tribute to Prince, there weren’t many that played to his jazz funk side, as is prevalent in Madhouse and The Family. The Hue featuing Ladybug Mecca, Kero One, and Damani bring hip hop into the mix, while  Phny Ppl injects some insanity into the mix as well.  Tracks from Daniel Crawford and Albun Janoska were very new to me and I look forward to hearing more from them as well.    Hope you enjoy.

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Acid Jazz 11: Everything Is Changing

Acid Jazz 11: Everything Is Changing

Wrapping up the year. More podcasts to come- but now, here we go…..

Acid Jazz 11: Everything Is Changing

 

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01 – Groove Collective – Everything Is Changing
02 – Towa Tei with Amel Larrieux and Viv- Time After Time
03 – Jazzanova wih Georg Levin, Clara Hill, and Nicola Kramer – Let Your Heart Be Free
04 – Atjazz with Stepanie Hernandez and Dawne B. – With You
05 – Beady Belle – Lose And Win
06 – F-Mob – Be Bop To Hip Hop
07 – Tower Of Power – Souled Out
08 – The Super Phonics – Give A Little Love
09 – D-Influenc – Good Lover
10 – Jungle Brothers – I Get A Kick Out Of You
11 – Jamiroquai – When You Gonna Learn (Digeridoo)
12 – Q-Tip – Blue Girl
13 – Freak Power – Chang My Mind
14 – Izit – Don’t Give Up Now
15 – Swing Out Sister – All In Your Mind / O Pesadelo Dos Autoresy

Drops by  DJ Diva – The Mixtress Of R&B, Big La – Todd Kelley, and Macedonia of BSOTS,

This year has been cataclysmic on both personal and political fronts.  This had been on the back of my mind for a while.  so it was cathartic to just get it out there,

Kicking it off with Groove Collective was par for the course. he track always motivated me.  I then felt that I needed a little Towa Tei in the mix, since there are several tracks of his that give that acid jazz, mellow feel.  The fact that Amel Larrieux and Vivian Sessions (!) are in there is a major bonus.  Jazzanova and Atjazz are followed up with Beady Belle’s “Lose And Win” and F-Mob’s “Be Bop 2 Hip Hop” – shoutouts go to Foster and McElroy.

Tower Of Power and The Super Phonics  pick up the pace, which are then followed up by D-Influence and a little Red Hot + Blue from Jungle Brothers.  Jamiroquai and Q-Tip continue the vibe.  Freakpower, Izit, and Swing Out Sister bring the podcast to a mellow close.

Shoutouts go to Marcellus, Joaqquino, and WCLK who reinforce the fact that soul and jazz are in fact alive and well.   Have requests? Send an email to ejflavors at gmail dot com. For those who’d like to subscribe to these podcasts, enter this link manually into iTunes. Take it light.

 

Swing Out Sister

Swing Out Sister

By request, and quite a bit of brain power, internal struggles, and lot of time, I present to you:

Swing Out Sister: One

 

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01 – Twilight World [Superb, Superb Mix] (It’s Better To Travel)
02 – Surrender (It’s Better To Travel)
03 – Am I The Same Girl (Get In Touch With Yourself)
04 – My State Of Mind (Beautiful Mess)
05 – Get In Touch With Yourself (Get In Touch With Yourself)
06 – Everyday Crime (Get In Touch With Yourself)
07 – Ordinary People (Living Return)
08 – Better Make It Better (The Living Return)
09 – All I Say, All I Do (Beautiful Mess)
10 – Where In The World (Kaleidoscope World)
11 – Forever Blue (Kaleidoscope World)
12 – Happy When You’re High (Filth And Dreams)
13 – That’s The Way It Goes (Living Return)
14 – Out There (Beautiful Mess)
15 – Certain Shade Of Limelight (Where Our Love Grows)
16 – After Hours (It’s Better To Travel)

Swing  Out Sister: Two

 

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01 – Breakout (It’s Better To Travel)
03 – Stoned Soul Picnic (Shapes And Patterns)
03 – Somewhere In The World – (Shapes And Patterns)
04 – Don’t Let Yourself Down (Lving Return)
05 – Something Every Day (Beautiful Mess)
06 – La La [Means I Love You] (Living Return)
07 – Beautiful Mess (Beautiful Mess)
08 – Incomplete ithout You (Get In Touch With Yourself)
09 – Happy Ending (Where Our Love Grows)
10 – Notgonnachange (Get In Touch With Yourself)
11 – Heaven Only Knows (The Best Of)
12 – Butterfly (Beautiful Mess)
13 – Stop And Think It Over (Living Return)
14 – You Already Know (Shapes And Patterns)
15 – Something Out Of This World (Shapes And Patterns)
16 – Where Do I Go (Somewhere Deep In The Night)
17 – Shapes And Patterns [Reprise] (Shapes And Patterns)

This took quite a bit of time and thought to put together, as with any great group. Having time constraints and placing the best known cuts along with the absolutely sublime can be an intensive process – but is well woth it. Having been around since 1985, Swing Out Sister’s Corrinne Drewery and Andy Connell (and former member Martin Jackson, who left after the first album “It’s Better To Travel”) have been consistently releasing albums soulful and jazzy, sunny and somber, with the old school vibes infused with new techniques- and they all work flawlessly.

I could not have done this alone, of course, to try to maintain my sanity. Shoutouts go to Shim, Joaquino, Macedonia, DJ Diva, James Madison, Alethea, Lisa, Ricky Mac, Paul E., TGrundy, Damone! and The BlacqueHoney Lounge for seeing me through this ordeal – well worth it.

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Workshy

Workshy

If you are familiar with Swing Out Sister, Basia, or Matt Bianco, then I believe that you’re going to like this.  As described on one of the fan websites, they are “somewhere in between Matt Bianco and Swing Out Sister, with a little bit of Sade and Burt Bacharach thrown in” which I agree with wholeheartedly – and personally I’d throw some Michael Franks lyricism and Incognito sensibility as well.

Workshy: One

 

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01 – Sleepwalking (The Golden Mile)
02 – I Saw The Light (The Golden Mile)
03 – Love Is The Place To Be (The Golden Mile)
04 – Never The Same (Ocean)
05 – Half A Mind (Ocean)
06 – Master Plan (Ocean)
07 – But Alive (Heaven)
08 – Finding The Feeling (Coast)
09 – Too Late (Under The Workshy Influence)
10 – Blue Murder (Coast)
11 – All In The Mind (Under The Workshy Influence)
12 – Something Sweeter (Under The Workshy Influence)
13 – I Get High (Under The Workshy Influence)
14 – True To Life (Under The Workshy Influence)
15 – Way I Feel Today (Unforgettable Collection)
16 – Light Of Day (Unforgettable Collection)
17 – Never The Same (Coast)
18 – All Or Nothing (Allure)

Workshy: Two

 

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19 – Got It All Together (Allure)
20 – Dive Into Love (Allure)
21 – Somebody (Allure)
22 – Love Squall (Clear)
23 – End Up Here (Clear)
24 – Let It All Go (Clear)
25 – Got It All Clear (Clear)
26 – The Reason (Clear)
27 – You Want It, You Got It (Clear)
28 – Get It On (Clear)
29 – Forever (Mood)
30 – How It Is (Mood)
31 – The Girl In Question (Mood)
32 – The Penny Drops (Mood)
33 – Call On Me (Smile Again)
34 – Throw Away The Key (Bittersweet)
35 – Better Days (Bittersweet)
36 – Out Of The Cold (Smile Again)
37 – You Go Your Own Sweet Way (Heaven)

During an IM conversation from the one and only Ricky Mac from the UK, he pointed me to  the Youtube video for “Half A Mind,” which unfortunately has since been removed.  The song affected me so much that I went to Spotify and was even more impressed by them and then went to Amazon and promptly purchased everything I could from them. With the assistance of Joaquino, I was able to find and purchase even more.  The biggest impact that they had upon me was the fact that they have been out as long as Swing Out Sister and Matt Bianco, but I had never heard about them until now, more than 15 years.  They’ve managed to infuse acid jazz, pop, lite soul, and jazz as well seamlessly.  It was extremely, extremely difficult to pull this and keep the limit to 2 podcasts, which means that you will be hearing more from them as time goes on.

Now, trying to come up with an explanation of each track is extremely difficult as I like all of the tracks in the mix.  “Half A Mind” started the ball rolling for me, “Sleepwalking” kept it moving, and tracks like “Somebody,” “Got It All Together” and “I Get High” are just three of the tracks that keep me going. As you can see, the list goes on and on.  I’d invite you to sit back, relax, and take a listen, and let me know what you think.

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Acid Jazz 10: Free Your Mind

Acid Jazz 10: Free Your Mind

Number 10.

Acid Jazz 10: Free Your Mind

 

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01 – Pride ‘n’ Politix – Felt Your Love
02 – Omar – Positive
03 – ALS – Walk
04 – Guru featuring Chaka Khan – Watch What You Say
05 – Incognito – Closer To The Feeling
06 – Swing Out Sister – Get In Touch With Yourself
07 – Beady Belle – Ghosts
08 – Jamiroquai – Smile
09 – The James Taylor Quartet – Free Your Mind
10 – Soil & “Pimp” Sessions – Jazzman In The Rave
11 – Modernday Soothsayers – Talkin’
12 – Jhelisa – All I Need
13 – Big Muff – Feel What You Know
14 – Esperanto – Sweet Feelings
15 – D-Influence – Running Away

This podcast had been in the back of my mind for the better part of 6 months.  During the morning and afternoon drives from work when I listened to WCLK, I would always think of another song that could be put on the playlist. I’m glad to finally put it together and give props to both old school joints as well as the new, independent joints that never get played.

I kicked it off with Pide n Politix’s “Felt Your Love.” This track was one of my favorites off their album “Changes” which was released in 1991 with very little promotion..   When I realized that Colonel Red was actually the lead singer of the group, I was floored.  One of Omar’s first tracks released, “Positive”  follows up quite nicely, while ALS continues the positive vibe, slowin it down a little with the new track entitled “Walk.” Guru and Chaka (!) kick it up a notch, paving the way with “Closer To The Feeling,” from Incognito’s Tribes, Vibes, and Scribes LP.

I don’t think I can say enough about Swing Out Sister, Beady Belle, or Jamiroquai, three of my favorite bands of all time. SOS flows effortlessly with “Get In Touch With Yourself,” Beady Belle puts a tinge of drum-and-bass into the jazz-influenced track “Ghosts,” and Jamiroquai mellows it out with the wonderful track “Smile.”  Those three tracks pave the way for an increase in tempo with JTQ’s “Free Your Mind” and the funky tune from Soil and “Pimp” Sessions “Jazzman In The Rave.”

This paves the way for Modernday Soothsayers who I had not heard of until Marcellus Nealy introduced me to it an reinforced the fact that acid jazz is still alive and kicking.   You will be hearing more from him, and them,  this year.  Those who know me know how much I love Jhelisa, so it goes without saying that “All I Need” is in the mix. Big Muff follows up with “Feel What You Know,” followed by Esperanto’s “Sweet Feelings” and concluded with the D-Influence smooth track, “Running Away,” with a little help from Bluey.

Shoutouts go to Marcellus, Joaqquino, and WCLK who reinforce the fact that soul and jazz are in fact alive and well.   Have requests? Send an email to ejflavors at gmail dot com. For those who’d like to subscribe to these podcasts, enter this link manually into iTunes. Take it light.

 

Bluey, Volume 2

More from Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick.  Ready?

Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick. Volume 2.
 

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01 – Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing – Incognito
02 – Everything Is Good 2Nite Ft. Incognito – Kloud 9
03 – Shadows On The Sun (When You’re Not Here) – Loop Session
04 – The Principles Of Love – Incognito
05 – I Can See The Future – Incognito
06 – Time – Light Of The World
07 – I Shot the Sheriff – Light Of The World
08 – Pete’s Crusade – Light Of The World
09 – True To Myself – Incognito
10 – Where Do We Go From Here – Incognito
11 – Are You With Me – Inner Shade
12 – Let’s Go Back (Featuring Omar) – Dira
13 – Spellbound And Speechless – Incognito
14 – Marrakech – Incognito

This is yet another balancing act for Bluey – and of course, based on this, there will be a volume 3.  Most of it is self explanatory, but there are a couple  of things worth noting.  First, I have got to mention the Kloud 9 track that I had never heard before –  it’s a nice collaboration.  The Light Of The World cuts  reinforce the fact that they were quite underappreciated.   Finally, the Loop Records CD is  a fine CD, and Shadws On The Sun is icing on the cake.

Shououts go to Mr. Fresh, Ricky, Paul, Brother B, and James.  Got requests? Send an email to ejflavors at gmail dot com. For those who’d like to subscribe to these podcasts, enter this link manually into iTunes. Also, please be sure to check out on GROOVMNT always keepin’ you in the loop. Take it light.

Bluey, Volume 1

…and I’m back after a week of some mishaps, but I’m glad to be back, with a new backdrop. The music is still there, but there’s a few adjustments that need to be made. Check the details out here – and while you’re doing that, download and listen to the tribute to Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick.

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01 – More Of Myself – Light Of The World
02 – Beautiful Days (Dan’s Uplifting Beats Mix) – Fantastic Plastic  Machine
03 – Visualise Yourself (And Your Mind) – Light Of The World
04 – Parisienne Girl – Incognito
05 – Make You Smile – Brenda Russell
06 – Roots (Back To A Way Of Life) – Incognito
07 – Nights Over Egypt – Incognito
08 – Aspects – Light Of The World
09 – Where The Wind Blows – Citrus Sun
10 – London Town – Light Of The World
11 – Shadows And The Light – Maysa
12 – Tell Me Something – Inner Shade
13 – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Incognito
14 – River In My Dreams – Incognito
15 – I Love What You Do For Me – Incognito
16 – Are You With Me – Inner Shade
17 – Still A Friend Of Mine – Incognito

Balancing between real life and putting together is of course a very challenging act but worth the effort. Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick is a man of many faces. He is primarily known for creating and nurturing the band Incognito, but has also been an instrumental voice with the bands Citrus Sun and Light Of The World. He has also worked with many acts, and because of this, cannot be contained to just one podcast. This mix contains, in addition to the bands listed above, Brenda Russell, One Nation, Maysa, Jocelyn Brown in Nights Over Egypt, Pamela Anderson in Roots (Back To A Way Of Life) and others which I haven’t mentioned here due to lack of time. Enjoy, and please remember, that there will be more volumes coming – believe me.

Check out more information about Bluey here. Shououts go to JD and Emeka Okoye.
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Acid Jazz, Volume 9: Firefly

It’s about that time. Number nine….

Old School Wednesday – Acid Jazz, Volume 9: Firefly

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01 – Jamiroquai – Love Foolosophy (Mondo Grosso Love Acoustic Mix)
02 – Incognito – Marrakech
03 – Maysa – Let It Go
04 – Deborah Anderson – U Make Me Want To…
05 – Freak Power – Getting Over The Hump
06 – Cleveland Lounge – Good Thing
07 – Maysa – J.F.S.
08 – Count Basic – Jazz In The House
09 – The Brand New Heavies – Day By Day
10 – Ronny Jordan – So What!
11 – Janita – Firefly
12 – Guy Monk – Feeling Right
13 – Brooklyn Funk Essentials – Stickman Crossing
14 – Nina Simone – See Line Woman
15 – D*Note – Now Is The Time
16 – James Taylor Quartet – Love The Life
17 – Ronny James – The Jackal

I’m loving this as usual and hope you do too. Once again, special thanks to Mr. McCarthy for doin’ thir thing, and doin’ it well. Got requests? Send an email to ejflavors at gmail dot com. For those who’d like to subscribe to these podcasts, enter this link manually into iTunes. Take it light.

Acid Jazz, Volume 8: Stay This Way

Got another one for you. By requestr:


Old School Wednesday – Acid Jazz, Volume 8: Stay This Way

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01 – Carleen Anderson – True Spirit
02 – Jamiroquai – Space Cowboy
03 – Jhelisa – Hold My Peace
04 – A Tribe Called Quest – Footprints
05 – Sunburst Band – Here Comes The Sunburst Band
06 – Incognito – Good Love
07 – Reel People – Butterflies
08 – The Brand New Heavies – Stay this Way
09 – Corduroy – Skirt Alert
10 – The Rebirth – This Journey In
11 – D*Note – Lost & Found
12 – Brooklyn Funk Essentials – Blow Your Brains Out
13 – Galliano – Better All The Time
14 – N’Dea Davenport – Bring It On
15 – Koop f/ Cecilia Stalin- Waltz for Koop

With Acid Jazz blends, I decided to lift the phrase “Old School” off of it, since Acid Jazz is more of an underappreciated genre than one tht gets a lot of recognaition and airplay. It also allowed me to pull out more tracks. like The Rebirth, Koop, abd Reel People – gems that do not get the recognition they deserve. It helps being able to pull out some N’Dea Davenport and A Tribe Called Quest also. Good stuff. Shoutouts to Alana G, Macedonia, Hyps, TGrundy anbd Mr,. McCarthy for doin’ thir thing. Got requests? Send an email to ejflavors at gmail dot com. For those who’d like to subscribe to these podcasts, enter this link manually into iTunes. Take it light.

Acid Jazz, Volume 7

Unemployed Employment Challenged but pushing on. Lots of mechanical problems but it’s finally out….

Old School Wednesday – Acid Jazz, Volume 7

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01 – Brand New Heavies – Never Stop
02 – Incognito – Wild and Peaceful
03 – Groove Collective – Everything Is Changing [Swag Remix]
04 – D-Influence – I’m The One
05 – Fmob – Be Bop 2 Hip Hop
06 – Donald Byrd – (Fallin’ Like) Dominoes
07 – Swing Out Sister – Everyday Crime
08 – Izit – Sharing Our Lives
09 – Nuyorican Soul – Nautilus [Mawtilus]
10 – Blackbyrds – Dreaming Of You
11 – Digable Planets – For Corners
12 – Ronny Jordan – So What_
13 – Dee C Lee – When You Were Mine
14 – Jamiroquai – Half the Man

Took me a while, but it’s up- with BNH and Incognito of course, with hip hop from FMob and Digable Planets and even breakbeats from D-Infliuence. Good stuff. Shoutouts to Alana G, Michael A, G-Force, and Macedonia. Got requests? Send an email to ejflavors at gmail dot com. For those who’d like to subscribe to these podcasts, enter this link manually into iTunes. Also, please be sure to check out on Flowink.com always keepin’ you in the loop. Take it light.

Acid Jazz, Volume 6

Let’s do it. This is the first OSW of this week, as there will be one coming your way by this weekend. No voices from yours truly on this one (still having issues with that), but all good music, thanks with the gracious hand of Mr. Ricky McCarthy….we present

Old School Wednesday: Acid Jazz, Volume 6

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01 – The Brand New Heavies – Midnight At The Oasis
02 – Incognito – Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing
03 – Drizabone – Real Love
04 – The James Taylor Quartet Feat Alison Limerick – Love Will Keep Us Together
05 – Mica Paris – My One Temptation
06 – Jhelisa – Brightest Star
07 – Jamiroquai – Too Young To Die
08 – Martine Girault – Revival
09 – Sandals – Nothing
10 – Jason Rebello – Summertime
11 – Count Basic – Jazz In The House
12 – Jhelisa – Friendly Pressure
13 – Omar – There’s Nothing Like This
14 – Green Finger – Dr. Bong

Love this. Many thanks to Ricky for doing his thing. And please, check out the Bajanrascals Podcast. You’ll be glad you did, trust me.
Great podcasts over there.

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OSW: Acid Jazz, Volume 5

There’s a Philly Soul OSW pulled from the archives for your pleasure following this podcast- so scroll down to check it out. This week, it’s time for the fifth installment:

Old School Wednesday: Acid Jazz, Volume 5

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01 – Brooklyn Funk Essentials – Mizz Bed-Stuy
02 – Freak Power – Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out
03 – Jungle Brothers – Straight out the Jungle
04 – Kiss the Sky – Living for You
05 – The Brand New Heavies – Day Break
06 – Guru – Lost Souls (Featuring Jason Kay, Stuart Zender, Wallace Collins And Darren Galea)
07 – Jamiroquai – When You Gonna Learn? (Digeridoo)
08 – D-Influence – Midnight
09 – The K Collective – Keep It Coming
10 – Young Disciples – All I Have in Me (Young Ideas Mix)
11 – Repercussions – Love Like The Sun
12 – Vanessa Daou – Two to Tango
13 – Incognito – Still A Friend Of Mine
14 – Jhelisa – Baby God

You gotta love it. Incognito’s in the mix as is The Brand New Heavies – widely considered pioneers of the acid jazz movement. Rappers The Jungle Brothers and Guru (with a little help from Jamiroquai and the crew) are also in the mix. Young Disciples feature vocals by Carleen Anderson, and Repercussions feature vocalist Nicole Willis. Kiss The Sky (AKA Paul Hardcastle with vocals by Jaki Graham) and D-Influence- both artists from the UK – are included here. Brooklyn Funk Essentials, Freak Power, Vanessa Daou, K-Collective, and Jhelisa nicely round out the space. Got requests? Send an email to ejflavors at gmail dot com. For those who’d like to subscribe to these podcasts, enter this link manually into iTunes. Also, please be sure to check out on Flowink.com always keeping you in the loop. Take it light.

OSW: Acid Jazz, Volume 4

Back from Podcamp 2.0 which was a beautiful thing, no doubt. The trip to NYC was inspiration for this OSW:

Old School Wednesday: Acid Jazz, Volume 4.

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01 – D-Influence – Changes
02 – Donald Byrd – Sister Love
03 – Brooklyn Funk Essentials – The Creator Has A Master Plan
04 – Swing Out Sister – Don’t Let Yourself Down
05 – Carleen Anderson – Nervous Breakdown
06 – Bob James – Nautilus
07 – Incognito – I Love What You Do For Me
08 – James Taylor Quartet – Summer Fantasy
09 – Jhelisa – Whirl Keeps Turning
10 – Stylistics – People Make The World Go Round
11 – Repercussions – Test Of Time
12 – Herbie Hancock – Chameleon
14 – Loose Ends – Choose Me

Let’s see, where do I begin? Well, we start off with D’Influence’s Changes, one of the tracks from the their initial release Good4We. That track grooves you right into Donald Byrd’s Sister Love, from the 1973 album Street Lady. Brooklyn Funk Essentials’ The Creator Has A Master Plan is a rendition of the original Pharoah Sanders track. It’s followed by Carleen Anderson’s Nervous Breakdown, which marked my official introduction into acid jazz. I tracked down Bob James’ Nautilus after I heard the remake of the track from Nuyorican Soul (a very, very solid album).

Incognito’s track I Love What You Do For Me is from Vibes, Tribes and Scribes, continuing on to James Taylor Quartet and Jhelisa’s Whirl Keeps Turning from Galactica Rush. The Stylistics extended version of People Make The World Go Round (reintroduced by Zero 7’s Anotherlatenight) leads the way into Repercussions’ Test Of Time, another solid LP. Herbie’s Chameleon is from the 1973 album Headhunters. After Herbie’s track, the mix is then concluded by Loose Ends’ Choose Me from A Little Spice.

The podcast is here for your listenin’ pleasure, so if you’re so inclined, take a listen [coming soon]. Special thanks to Macedonia for the much needed push, and especially for those people I met at Podcamp NYC 2.0, which was very enligtening (as a matter of fact, it was so good, I’ve already started planning for the next trip to NYC, believe that.) For those who’d like to subscribe to these podcasts, enter this link manually into iTunes. If you have requests or questions, send an email to ejflavors [@] gmail [.] com. Take it light!

OSW: Acid Jazz, Volume 3

As promised, the third wave:


Old School Wednesday: Acid Jazz, Volume III.

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01 – The Brand New Heavies – Spend Some Time
02 – Incognito – Good Love
03 – Najee – Mysterious
04 – Jocelyn Brown – I Am the Black Gold of the Sun
05 – Jhelisa – Hold My Peace
06 – Angie Stone & Guru – Keep Your Worries
07 – JazzHole – Is It Still Love?
08 – Shola Ama – I Love Your Ways
09 – D-Influence – Phuncky Times
10 – Maysa – What About Our Love?
11 – Donald Fagen – The Nightfly
12 – Carleen Anderson – Ain’t Givin up on You
13 – Jamiroquai – Everyday
14 – Sade – Never as Good as the First Time

Carleen Anderson and her cousins Jhelisa and Pamela (lead vocals in Incognito’s Good Love), are present here. I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun is one of my favorite tracks from Nuyorican Soul, and I am a big fan of Maysa’s “All My Life” album as evident by What About Our Love? Along with Shola, Jamiroquai and the others, this is a little something that will please acid jazz fans.

Take it light.