Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Jeanette Thomas-Shake Your Body 12"

Jeanette Thomas-Shake Your Body

I have recently had a few requests for some classic house tracks. This classic release came out on Chicago Connection Records in 1987 and has been rocking dancefloors ever since. The track has been sampled countless times over the years, most notably by Roger S back in 1994 for his track "Shake". Enjoy this slice of house music history!

Fresh Gordon-Beat of the Street 12"

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Stezo-Bring The Horns

Crazy Noise was the sophomore LP effort from the EPMD dancer turned rapper - Stezo. This LP has so many great tracks, but I thought I would hit you with the track that first introduced me to his sound -"Bring The Horns". Great golden era hip hop flashback.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dr.J Fine Tuned Funk 45" Mix

Here is a new mix I put together today consisting of all funk on 45"(you know, those little records mom and dad used to play). No Serato, no computer editing, just a stack of 45"s, 2 turntables and a mixer. Everything from raw funk to smoothed out boogie gems here - enjoy!

Part One - Boogie Down
Who's Getting It Now-Chocolate Milk(RCA)
Get It Up-The Time(Warner)
Dance Floor(Part 1)-Zapp(Warner)
Shine Your Light(Instrumental)-The Graingers(BC)
Love(Is Gonna Be On Your Side)-Firefly(Emergency)
Take Some Time Out For Love-Salsoul Orchestra(Salsoul)
Take Your Time Do It Right(Part 1)-S.O.S Band(Tabu)
Do I Do-Stevie Wonder(Tabu)
Get On The Floor-Michael Jackson(Epic)
Super Rat-Motorcyle Mike(Hodisk)
Part Two - The Raw
Dukey Stick(Part 1)-George Duke(Epic)
We Funk The Best-B-H-Y(Salsoul)
House Party-Fred Wesley(RSO)
Funky Music-Ju-Par Universal Orchestra(Ju-Par)
You're The One(Part 1)-Little Sister(Atco)
Bus Stop-Oliver Sain(Abet)
Get Off Your Seats and Jam-South Side Coalition(Brown Dog)
Inside America(Part 1)-Juggy Murray Jones(Jupiter)
Peace Pipe-B.T. Express(Scepter)
Computer Game-Yellow Magic Orchestra(A&M)

Herman Less-Chairman of the Board 45"

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Blog News

Lots of new stuff to post in the upcoming weeks. I have had a tremendous amount of emails in regards to the radio shows that I have been posting. Nice to see they are appreciated! I will be posting lots of new Humphries, Knuckles and Red Alert shows in the next few months, along with a few other radio show rarities. I just finished ripping a bunch of classic reggae 45"s, some rap 12" and some great funk gems as well. I will try to continue posting on a daily basis when possible, so check back frequently. Also, I have had some requests for classic house 12" recently and will try to get some of those up shortly. Thanks for your continued support of this blog - glad you are enjoying the posts!

Hunt's Determination Band - Problems

Based out of Flint Michigan, this dynamic funk band laid down some serious gritty goodness. Problems? Not that I can hear!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Aleem-Confusion 12"

Aleem are identical twins Taharqa Aleem and Tunde Ra Aleem. The brothers began their recording career with Jimi Hendrix's Cry Of Love and Rain Bow Bridge, as The Ghetto Fighters. (They also shared the same apartment with Jimi). With Leroy Burgess as featured lead vocalist they formed Aleem in New York during the early '80s and originally released hardcore dance songs on their own label, NIA Records. These included 'Hooked On Your Love', 'Get Down Friday Night', 'Release Yourself' and 1985's 'Confusion', which resulted in a deal with Atlantic Records. In 1986 they recorded Casually Formal, and worked together as producers on acts including Fonda Rae, Caprice, Captain Rock and Process & The Doo-Rags. The NIA label also became home to such notable rappers as Marley Marl and MC Shan and helped develop the careers of MC's such as Sparky D. After Nia folded, the twins opened up their own recording studio in the late '80s.(Info courtesy of Discogs). Here is a 12" vinyl rip of Confusion. Enjoy!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Mr. Magic-Magic's Message

Legendary rap radio pioneer Mr. Magic put together this 12" single on Posse Records back in 1984. Produced by Spyder D and mixed by another legend in his own right, Mr. Patrick Adams. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tony Humphries Radio Mix

Nobody on the planet creates a deep house vibe like Tony - soulful house at it's best...

Wednesday, April 8, 2009