November Mix

Our latest mix features a bit of soul and some other surprises to end the month with.

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1 – In Motion Collective – Jesse’s Jing
2 – Gene Washington & The Ironsides – Next to You
3 – Lady Wray – Piece Of Me
4 – The Ghosters – Hey Lover
5 – Alba & The Mighty Lions – Matemática (Instrumental) 
6 – The Resonaires – Standing With You
7 – DeRobert & The Half-Truths – Cop Cars and Taxis
8 – Camellia Hartman & The Soulful Saints – Return the Favor

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Five of their best: Jazz organist Brother Jack McDuff

Jack McDuff 25 Sep 1961, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. Photo Francis Wolff (Source)

Brother Jack McDuff was a prolific jazz organist who released over 50 albums, and appeared on session with Willis Jackson, Bill Jennings, and George Benson. 

We previously wrote about his career, but now we’re highlight five of his best albums. Read our picks here.

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October Mix

Artwork via The Specials – Ghost Town single

This months mix has a bit of a ska and reggae for something different.

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1 – The Speacials – Ghost Town
2 – Sister Nancy – Bam Bam 
3 – Jennifer Lara – I Am In Love
4 – Toots and the Maytals – 54-46 Was My Number
5 – Yellowman – Zungguzungguguzungguzeng
6 – Babe Ruth – The Mexican
7 – Booker T & The MG’s – Melting Pot

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Organ Donar – A jazz organ mix

A Hammond organ – via Wiki Commons

Our latest mix collects songs featuring the organ, including work by Dr Lonnie Smith, Giorgio Moroder, Alan Hawkshaw, and of course some Brother Jack McDuff.

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1 – Dr. Lonnie Smith – Spinning Wheel
2 – Memphis Black – Why Don’t You Play the Organ, Man
3 – Jack McDuff – Oblighetto
4 – Jack McDuff – Moon Rappin’
5 – Giorgio Moroder – Tears
6 – The Mohawks – The Champ (Extended Mix)

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The Rap Attack — Five early hip hop hits you may have missed

Grandmaster DST, photographed by Patricia Bates for Rap Attack (1984)

We’ve detailed five early rap singles we think are worth a look, after reading about them in David Toop’s Rap Attack book. Starting in 1979, these are truly old school.

You can read the article here, and listen along to our mix on Mixcloud.

1 – Joe Bataan – Rap-O Clap-O
2 – The Younger Generation – Rappin All Over
3 – Spoonie Gee – Spoonin Rap
4 – The Sequence – Funk You Up
5 – Spoonie Gee & The Sequence – Monsert Jam
6 – The Deuce – Think About It
7 – The Fearless Four – Rockin’ It
8 – Fearless – Creepin’ Up On Ya

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Film Review: Sisters With Transistors

Maryanne Amacher in Sisters With Transistors (2021)

Sisters With Transistors is a documentary telling the stories of several female electronic music pioneers. The film is currently touring festivals around the world, and is available to stream in some countries now.

Read our review here.

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Five of their best: Anika

Anika in Change music video

Ahead of the release of her new album Change, due out Friday 23 July, we’ve listed five key tracks from across Anika’s career. Read here.

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