OSW: Acid Jazz, Volume I

This was a labor of love. Presenting:

Old School Wednesday: Acid Jazz, Volume 1.

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Podcast/mix available here. [Click to play or right click-save as to download.]

01 – Brand New Heavies – Dream On Dreamer
02 – Young Disciples – Apparently Nothin’
03 – Izit – Izit Everywhere Part 2
04 – Soul Family Sensation – I Don’t Even Know If I Should Call You Baby
05 – D-Influence – Journey
06 – Repercussions – Turn Your Card
07 – Light of the World – London Town
08 – Incognito – I Love What You Do For Me
09 – Galliano – Welcome to the Story
10 – Digable Planets – Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
11 – Groove Collective – Everybody (We the People)
12 – Donald Byrd – Love Has Come Around
13 – Swing Out Sister – Ordinary People
14 – Bobbi Humphrey – Harlem River Drive

The two groups The Brand New Heavies (with N’Dea Davenport) and The Young Disciples
(featuring vocals by Carleen Anderson) start off this set, followed by the duo Izit with Izit Everywhere. Soul Family Sensation’s wonderful track I Don’t Even Know If I Should Call You Baby leads up to one of my all-time favorite groups from England, D-Influence, with Journey.

A wonderful track from Repercussion’s Earth And Heaven follows, entitled Turn Your Card.
Light Of The World, the precursor to the group Incognito, follow with London Town. Since Light Of The World is in this mix, it stands to reason that they are followed up by Incognito’s I Love What You Do For Me.

Galliano’s Welcome To The Story and Digable Planet’s well known track Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like That) is followed by Groove Collective’s Everybody (We The People). One of my favorite tracks from Donald Byrd, Love Has Come Around is followed by Swing Out Sister’s underrated Ordinary People and the entire set is capped off with the incomparable flautist Bobbi Humphrey’s Harlem River Drive.

This time I don’t have my voice included due time constraints and recording issues. I hope to fix these issues for the next ‘cast. Hope you enjoy. Special shoutouts go to J. Brotherlove, Mr. Fresh, and Chica for pushin’ it on through. Enjoy.

6 comments on “OSW: Acid Jazz, Volume I

  1. james madison says:

    Come on! Love Has Come Around by Donald Byrd!!
    I was in either in 3rd grade or going to 4th when this gem came out. Beautiful, beautiful times man. My Grandparents on my Dad’s side were here in Brooklyn, New York (The trips to Long Island!) Talking to my Grands in the South on the phone.
    Comics, cartoons fun times in public school, art, music. All the things a young’n needed! Wow!
    With all the great things I’ve seen and experienced it brings joy to look back on everything,
    Man, of the many things I’m gratetful for I must include my memories.
    Thabks for the chilled out Jazzy vibe. Great Spring music.
    It’s a Wonderland EJ. Carry on!!!!!!

  2. Thierno says:

    It’s not a ‘Mr. Fresh’ playlist unless it’s got Incognito in it (he turned me onto Incognito so, thanks, Fresh) – haha.
    EJ, nice mix, as always. Thanks

  3. Well done. You may also want to note that vocals for Soul Family Sensation were done by Jhelisa before she went solo and gave birth to the acid jazz classic “Friendly Pressure”.

  4. tgrundy says:

    EJ: Changing up and surprising us with a little jazzy vibe this week, eh? Very nice, sir, very nice!
    I have to agree with James about the Donald Byrd cut, as a matter of fact, that whole era for DB (early 70’s to early 80’s, especially the albums produced by The Mizell Brothers) remains one of favorites. And to follow up DB with Swing Out Sister and Bobbi Humphrey makes for a real nice musical sound to finish out the mix with. (BTW, speaking of BH, I see on her website that she remade “Harlem River Drive” in a more uptempo version on a 1994 release called “Passion Flute”; anybody have this version? I would love to hear it.)
    Hey EJ, tomorrow’s Thursday and you know what that means… a new TPTD mix on RIBS! Also, I am now really “trackin’ the SITES, trackin’ the SOUL!” with the new SoulSites Aggregator page I just created. I hope people like it and find it useful.

  5. chica aka ms. orchidophile says:

    Thank you as always, EJ! I love it! 🙂

  6. D'West says:

    E-This Acid Jazz is the hook….I didn’t get the chance to holla this week, but you forgot one….
    Mr Ronnie Jordon!!!!!
    What’s your flavor for next week? Holla back, as you know, I got one for you!

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