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Thursday, February 28, 2008


Originally formed in 1994 as an octet (under the name Galactic Prophylactic) and including singer Chris Lane and guitarist Rob Gowen, the group was soon pared down to an instrumental sextet of: guitarist Jeff Raines, bassist Robert Mercurio, drummer Stanton Moore, saxophonist Ben Ellman and Hammond organist Rich Vogel, later adding Theryl DeClouet on vocals.

The group was started when Raines and Mercurio, childhood friends from the Washington D.C. area, moved to New Orleans together to attend college at Tulane and Loyola Universities, and became enamored of the local funk scene, populated by such legendary acts as The Meters and Dirty Dozen Brass Band and inspired by local legends such as Professor Longhair. There they teamed with noted New Orleans drummer Stanton Moore, saxophonist/harmonica (now producer) Ben Ellman, and Rich Vogel. In 2004, the band parted ways with vocalist DeClouet, and now continue as an instrumental group. They have been releasing ground breaking albums consistently since 1996. The lasted album includes a who's who's of underground MC's called From the Corner to the Block (anti)
Over the years, the band's sound has evolved from organic New Orleans funk to a more modern style, incorporating elements of hip hop, electronica, fusion, and jazz. This change has been largely characterized by the increased use of electronic effects on guitar, bass, saxophone, and drums. Drummer Stanton Moore uses phrase samplers to sample a rhythm which he can then play over, producing intricate and layered drum sounds. Ben Ellman, saxophonist and harmonica player, often distorts his instruments to the degree that they sound similar to an electric guitar.

Coolin' Off (1996)

1. Go Go
2. Welcome To New Orleans
3. Something's Wrong With This Picture
4. Funky Bird
5. Stax
6. Church
7. On The One
8. Mystery Tube
9. Doo Rag
10. Percussion Interlude
11. Everybody Wants Some (Part 1)
12. Everybody Wants Some (Part 2)
13. Everybody Wants Some (Part 3)
14. Goodnight

Crazyhorse Mongoose (1998)
1. Hamp's Hump
2. Love On The Run
3. Crazyhorse Mongoose
4. Witch Doctor
5. Metermaid
6. Change My Ways (Part 1)
7. Change My Ways (Part 2)
8. Denny's Village Rundown
9. Tighten Your Wig
10. Cafe declouet
11. Start From Scratch
12. Quiet Please

Late for the future (2000)

1. Black-Eyed Pea
2. Baker's Dozen
3. Thrill
4. Century City
5. Jeffe 2000
6. Doublewide
7. Running Man
8. Vilified
9. As Big As Your Face
10. Hit The Wall
11. Action Speaks Louder Than Words
12. Bobski 2000
13. Two Clowns
14. Untitled - (Hidden Track.

We Love 'Em Tonight (2001)

1. Crazyhorse Mongoose
2. Moog Marmalade
3. Bobski/Jeffe 2000
4. Villified
5. I Get Lifted
6. My Mind Is Hazy
7. Baker's Dozen
8. Blue Pepper
9. Lumpology
10. Working In The Coal Mine
11. Shibuya
12. Two Clowns
13. Sweet Leaf

Galactic Vintage Reserve (2003)
1. Welcome To New Orleans
2. Something's Wrong With This Picture
3. Doublewide
4. Tighten Your Wig
5. Century City
6. Jeffe 2000
7. Go Go
8. Start From Scratch
9. Bobski 2000
10. Get A Head On
11. The Green Minute (Previously Unreleased)
12. Metermaid
13. Quiet Please
14. Sew Sew Sew (Live)
15. Doo Rag (Live) (Previously Unreleased In The U.S.)

Ruckus (2003)


From The Corner To The Block (2007)

01. What You Need feat. Lyrics Born
02. ...And I'm Out feat. Mr. Lif
03. The Corner feat. Gift Of Gab
04. Second And Dryades feat. Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
05. Think Back feat. Chali 2Na
06. Bounce Baby feat. Z-Trip
07. Hustle Up feat. Boots Riley
08. Sidewalk Stepper
09. From The Corner To The Block feat. Juvenile & Soul Rebels Brass Band
10. Squarebiz feat. Ladybug Mecca And Nino Moschella
11. Tuff Love feat.Trombone Shorty
12. No Way feat. Lateef The Truth Speaker
13. Fanfare
14. Find My Home feat. Vursatyl And Ohmega Watts

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Keb Darge's Legendary Deep Funk Vol. 1, 2 & 3

Keb Darge is a Scottish DJ of the genres of Northern Soul and Deep Funk music, and is possibly the best-known DJ of such genres.
The legendary out-spoken Scotsman has been around the nothern soul & funk scene since the start and began his career as a dancer at the Wigan Casino. Soon he started collecting and buying Nothern Soul in UK and from regular trips to the US and was starting to play around and in Wigan (including the casino). After the casino closed in 1981 he had gained a respectful reputation as a DJ.
He moved to London at the age of 22 and decided to start living a normal life and quit DJ'ing, but was quickly playing Nothern-soul again due to heavy demand by old wigan promoters. He brought the scene to London and drew the nothern punters that had moved to London after the wigan scene dissolved. After a few years, the nothern scene faded, Keb sold his music collection but he still had a loft filled with 'junk' music (according to himself) that he had picked up in the states that was to-be classified as "Deep Funk" later on.
So in 1989 house music arrived in the UK, and Keb decided to play the funk grooves after a trip to Japan. He managed to get a regular night at a acid-jazz club called 'The Wagclub' and he finished there after a period. And around 1992/93 he met fellow collector Snowboy on the first funk-only night in London called 'Deep Funk', named by Keb (that he later used as a name to describe the sound) but arranged by the owners of the club (Club Ormones).
After a time, Snowboy and Keb wanted to push the funk sound further and they decided to start their own night in an old restaurant. The nights failed due to the domination of house and shut down after a few months.
Not so long after, they got a tip for a new location that was a strip-club in Soho called Madame Jo-Jo's. The location was perfect and they manage to arrange a weekly night to start with. The nights took off fast and are today the leading funk nights in London. Later on the strip nights closed and the venue became a full time music club.
Today he holds a weekly spot at the club (Legendary Deep Funk nights), traveling around the world DJ'ing, and running the label Kay-Dee Records with Kenny Dope.
He has achieved legendary status by far with a 60's & 70's musical knowledge second to none that is perfectly reflected on his BBE compilations.

Keb Darge - Legendary Deep Funk Vol. 1 (1997)

01 . The Fun Company - Zambezi
02 . Ray Frazier & The Shades Of Madness - I Who Have Nothing
03 . Frank Penn - Gimme Some Skin
04 . Prophet Soul - Kick The Habit
05 . The Ufos - Too Hot To Hold
06 . Timothy Mcnealy - Sagittarius Black
07 . Pearly Queen - Quit Jive'In
08 . Billy - Put Your Own Words To It
09 . Cross Bronx Expressway - Cross Bronx Expressway
10 . Smokin' Shades Of Black - Grease Wheels
11 . Judge Suds & The Soul Detergents - The (Rockin') Courtroom
12 . Big Bo Thomas & The Arrows - How About It
13 . The Originals Orchestra - Who Dunt It
14 . Lil Ray & The Fantastic Four - Soul Power
15 . Dave Serrano - Ou-Wee Man
16 . Ronnie Keaton - Going Down For The Last Time
17 . Joyce Williams - The First Thing I Do In The Morning
18 . Norwich Street Extension - Can't Fight The Feeling
19 . Family Of Eve - I Wanna Be Loved By You
20 . Family Of Eve - Please Be Truthful

Keb Darge - Legendary Deep Funk Vol. 2 (1998)

01. The Golden Toadstools - Silly Savage
02. B O Junior - Coffe Pot
03. T J And Teh Group - Blues For The Bs
04. James Polk And The Brothers - Power Struggle
05. Aalon Butler And The New Breed - Gettin Soul
06. Googie Rene - Firebird
07. The Fabulous Firebird - Psycho
08. Carleen And The Groovers - Can We Rap
09. Ricky Calloway And His Nt Express - Get It Right
10. Billy Paul And The Upsetters - Sissy Walk
11. Leon Gardner - Natural
12. Bad Medicine - Trespasser
13. Rappers - Krunchberry Beast
14. Joe Washington - Blueberry Hill
15. Society - Society
16. The Blenders - You Got It All
17. Beverly Crosby - That Didnt Stop Me
18. Harris And Orr - Spread Love
19. Ramsey And Co - Love Call
20. Sons Of The Kingdom - Modernization

Keb Darge - Legendary Deep Funk Vol. 3 (1999)

01. Prince Valiant - Back Yard
02. Lee Sykes - Lock Jaw
03. The Dynamic Concepts - Funky Chicken
04. The Unknown - Pad Out
05. Freedom Now - Sissy Walk
06. Franciene Thomas - I'll Be There
07. Reggie Saddler - Raggedy Bag
08. Johnnie Morisette - I'm Hungry
09. Arthur Monday - What Goes Around Comes Around
10. Paul Jackson - Quack, Quack, Quack
11. Dayton Sidewinders - Funky In Here
12. River City - Fell Into A Bag (Ian Wright Remix)
13. Enrique Olivarez - Al's Place
14. The Personations - Future 2
15. Black Fur - Feel The Shock
16. Scacy & The Sounds Of Sunshine - Sunshine Pt. 1
17. Brass Horizon - We Just Want To Play
18. Willie J. & Co. - Boogie With Your Baby
19. Record Player - Free Your Mind
20. Courtial - Losing You

Texas Funk: Hard Texas Funk 1968-1975/21 Rare & Unreleased Cuts

This is the kind of funk they've been hiding from you all these years -- the real deal, the heavy stuff, the type of work that's made driving around the country looking for rare 45s so worthwhile! This material's the kind that makes a trip like that happen -- super-rare funk from Texas, dug up by the Jazzman posse, and given the stamp of approval by DJ Shadow! The package is a perfect introduction to the lost heritage of Texas funky work -- as it not only includes 21 searing tracks of funk (some of the best we've heard compiled in a long time!), but it also features a breakdown of the different scenes in the state, and a full set of notes on each tune, complete with an image of the original 45! The whole thing's unbelievable -- as well researched as it is hard and funky, and a delight to the ears throughout. Titles include "Give Everybody Some" by Mickey & The Soul Generation, "Sissy Strut" by Joe Bravo, "Soul Pot" by The Soul Ones, "Every Man For Himself" by The Road Runners, "Super Funk" by Vern Blair Debate, "Soul Pride" by Little Joe & The Latinaires, "I Turn You On" by Latin Breed, "Funky Stuff" by Little Jr Jesse & His Teardrops & The Tears, "Funky Chick" by The Majestics, and "Do Your Thing (parts 1 & 2)" by Zapata.

Texas Funk: Hard Texas Funk 1968-1975/21 Rare & Unreleased Cuts
Label - Jazzman
Released - 2004
Style - Funk, Jazz, Soul, Lee Library

1. I Turn You On - Latin Breed
2. Reach Out (And Give Me Your Hand) - Tickled Pink
3. Get Down - Sunny & The Sunliners
4. Funky Chick - Majestics
5. Funky Stuff - Little Jr. Jessie & His Teardrops
6. Sagittarius Black - McNealy, Timothy
7. Evil Ways - Brothers Seven
8. Do Your Thing - Zapata
9. There's Got To Be Someone For Me - Groove Merchants
10. Give Everybody Some - Mickey & The Soul Generation
11. Every Man For Himself - Road Runners
12. Super Funk - Blair, Vern Debate
13. Soul Pot - Soul Ones
14. Who Will Be Next Fool - Tyson, 'Little' Jimmy & The Highway Robbers
15. Sissy Strut - Joe Bravo
16. Funky Smunk - Brothers Seven
17. Power Struggle - Polk, James & The Brothers
18. I Got The Feeling - Bobby & The Premiers
19. Clean Up Man - Finley, Eddie & The Cincinatti Show Band
20. Soul Pride - Little Joe & The Latinaires
21. Psycho - Fabulous Mark III

VA - Let the Groove Move You

The groove will definitely move you here -- as the set's an incredible batch of modern deep funk numbers, all hand-picked for the mighty Freestyle label! The 20 track package is like finding DJ case stuffed with some of the best 45s around -- all underground nuggets from labels like Daptone, One Note, RD, Tru Thoughts, and more. There's plenty of James Brown influences running through most of the tracks here -- hard drums, tight rhythms, searing horn work, and hard soul vocals galore.

01. Apples - Attention
02. Bamboos & Alice Russell - Step it Up
03. Boogaloo Investigators - Let's Work a While
04. Breakestra - Got to Let Me Know
05. Budos Band - Budos Theme
06. Clarence Foster & the Internal - Fry Chicken in your Hotpants
07. Cookin' on 3 Burners - Cressy St Breakdown
08. Kashmere Stage Band - Superstrut
09. Limp Twins - Another Day in the Life of Mr Jones
10. Marva Whitney - Am What I Am
11. Naomi Davis - Wind your Clock
12. Natural Self & Alice Russell - Don't Need this Trouble
13. New Mastersounds - Give Me a Minute
14. Orasio Garcia & Young Musicians Aware - Outer Space
15. Poets of Rhythm - More Mess on my Thing
16. Quantic Soul Orchestra & Alice Russell - Pushin on
17. Quartertones - Caffeine
18. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - Genuine
19. Soul Snatchers - Get Yourself Together
20. Speedometer - The Speakeasy

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Quantic Soul Orchestra

Stampede 21/04/03

The Quantic Soul Orchestra's debut album Stampede arrived courtesy of Will Holland, a.k.a Quantic. Having already released two acclaimed albums under his Quantic guise The 5th Exotic and Apricot Morning, Stampede is his strictly sample-free, all-live project. Influenced by super-heavy original funk, soul, jazz and afro-beat, the band consists of 11 highly talented musicians and features the golden voiced Alice Russell, who applies her sultry vocals to three of the albums tracks, including the band's breathtaking cover of 4Heros classic Hold it Down. Stampede hit the shelves in April of 2003 and has since received a wealth of fervent accolades from the music press, club and radio DJs alike. The album also includes a new vocal version of crowd pleaser Super 8 by Jon Hughes and the timeless Babarabatiri penned by Benney More/Titu Puente.

1. Stampede
2. Raw Ingredients
3. Walking Through Tomorrow (Super 8 Part 3)
4. South Coastin
5. Something That's Real
6. Hold It Down
7. Assassin
8. Terrapin
9. Bararabatiri
10. Take Your Time Change Your Mind


Pushin' On 09/05/05

The multi-instrumentalist funk supremo that is Will Holland returns with a second recording from his full band, The Quantic Soul Orchestra. QSO have bedded in their sound through a series of barnstorming live appearances over the last couple of years, and Pushin' On sees them at the very top of their game. It's hard not to be effusive about an album as good as this, which sees Holland's remarkable song-writing and feel for the genre reflected in a satisfyingly gritty, low-fi seventies funk sound. There are no album tracks on here--every one's a winner--but special mention should go to the blistering cover of Mr Scruff's dancefloor banger, "Get A Move On" and to the incomparable Alice Russell: it takes some guts for a female vocalist to cover a timeless Nina Simone song like "Feeling Good", but the Brighton diva succeeds in spades, breathing new life into a much-loved classic. Between his Quantic, Quantic Soul Orchestra and Limp Twins projects, Will Holland has proved to be an extremely gifted and prolific musician and tunesmith, and this is his best work to date. More importantly, he's funkier than George Clinton's platforms: sitting still through this album is not a viable option.

1. Introducing… The Quantic Soul Orchestra
2. West Pier Getdown
3. Pushin On
4. That Goose On My Grave
5. Feeling Good
6. The Conspiritor
7. Hands Of My Love
8. Hold On Tight
9. Get A Move On
10. Paintings And Journeys
11. End Of The Road

Spanky Wilson & The Quantic Soul Orchestra
I'm Thankful


Since she burst onto the scene in the late 1960's, Spanky Wilson has performed and recorded with the likes of Marvin Gaye, Sammy Davis Jr., Lalo Schifrin, Jimmy Smith, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Pretty Purdie, and Willie Bobo. Renowned as a soul, blues, and jazz singer, she's released seven albums under her own name, and tracks like "Sunshine Of Your Love" and "You" have become DJ and collector favorites worldwide. "I'm Thankful" is a stunning collection of 21st century jazz, funk, big band, and soul music. "Filled with burbling bass lines, a stabbing horn section, sweeping strings, and chunky guitars...proof that they haven't yet built machines that can replace human musicians"

1. I'm Thankful
2. A Woman Like Me
3. Blood From A Stone
4. Don't Joke With A Hungry Man (Part 2)
5. Don't Joke With A Hungry Man (Part 3)
6. That's How It Was
7. Message To Tomorrow
8. Waiting For Your Touch
9. You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover
10. I'm Thankful (Part 2)


The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Tropidelico (2007)
Release Date: October 22, 2007

01. Tropidelico
02. Panama City
03. She Said What
04. Melodius Wayfarer
05. Regi Bugalu
06. Interlude
07. Lead Us To The End
08. San Sebastian Strut
09. Marrakech
10. Who Knows
11. Father
12. Los Olvidados


Thursday, February 14, 2008


Let's Boogaloo

1) Diplomats of Solid Sound - Don't touch my popcorn
2) Skeewiff - Nitty Gritty
3) Boogaloo Investigators - Let the groove move you
4) Joe Bataan - Chick a boom
5) The Harvey Avern Dozen - Never learned to dance
6) Link Quartet -
7) The Village Callers - Hector
8) MiniVip - La strada della moda
9) Stoned Soul Pic Nic - Koo Koo Land
10) Willie Bobo - He's that way
11) Nicola Conte - Jazz pour Dadine
12) Ray Barretto - Teacher of love
13) Monguito Santamaria - El Dorado
14) Gerardo Frisina - Sophisticated Samba
15) Cal Tjader - Ode to Billie Joe
16) SoulStance - The time has come

A1 The Hypnomen - Need no doctor
A2 Ray Barretto - New York Soul
A3 Eddie Bo & Inez Chetnam - Lover & A Friend
A4 Speedometer - Just keep on
A5 Frank Popp Ensamble - Breakaway
A6 MiniVip - Menage
B1 The Slow Shushy Boys - Slush Puppy
B2 Skeewiff - The spider
B3 Bronx River Parkway - Qui?nes Que Resolverio
B4 Spoon bender - Hot carrier
B5 Link Quartet - Italian Playboys

1) Alan Moorehouse - Beatcoma
(Chappel) storming library sound
2) Fred Hughes - Don't let it happen to us
(Brunswick) northern soul
3) Yvonne Fair - Say yeah yeah
(Dade) R&b / northern
4) Brand New Rhythm - Getting' Down
(BRN records) hot funk
5) Guy Morris - Hot pants party
(Tramp Records) deep funk
6) D. Glover / G.Crockett / G.Glover - Jazz Cat
(Chappel) storming library sound
7) Karminsky Experience feat. Rory More - Calhoon Road
(Karminsky) groovy hammond beat
8) Lefties Soul Connection - Bouning balls
(Olsky Records) deep funk
9) Funky Nassau - Look what you can get
(Henry Stone Music) latin funk
10) Pete Thomas - Funky Skunk
(Chappel Music) storming library sound
11) D. Glover / G.Crockett / G.Glover - Latin Soul Strutt
(Chappel) storming library sound
12) Minivip - Miss Augusta
(Record Kicks) hammond groove
13) Link Quartet - Spider baby
(Record Kicks) freaky hammond funk
14) Stoned Soul Picnic - Ain't gonna tell no one
(Soul Cookers) groovy funk
15) Dansettes - Oh my (feat. Jaime)
(Hammondbeat Records) R&b funk
16) Sweet Vandals - I've got you man
(Funkorama records) deep funk

1. Thirty Three - The New Mastersounds - (deep funk)
2. Dont Pretend - The Belles - (northern soul)
3. Boogaloo Le Bron - Lebron Brothers - (latin boogaloo)
4. Cards On The Table - The Diplomats - (R&b mod)
5. No Controlling Me - Baby Charles - (deep funk)
6. One Way Street - Little Ann - (northern soul)
7. She Lights My Fire - Osaka Monaurail - (deep funk)
8. You're Wasting My Time - Billy Ganrer - (deep funk)
9. Keep It Coming - Bobby Garrett - (northern soul)
10. Taking Over - Ralph Robles - (latin boogaloo)
11. They Say - The Ovations - (northern soul)
12. Ton Of Dynamite - Frankie Crocker - (deep funk)
13. Got To Get Me A Job - Ann Alford - (sister funk)
14. That's What I Want To Know - James Carr (northern)
15 Melao Para El Sapo ? Eddie Palmieri - (latin boogaloo)
16. Dynamite -The Harvey Averne Dozen - (latin boogaloo)
17. Papa's got a brand new bag - Sweet Vandals (funk)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

MojoClub Dancefloor Jazz collection

Mojo Club

One of the most tasteful clubs in hamburg is the "Mojo Club". It opened up in 1991 and had several side activities like a shop, a lounging club and a record series.

The starting point was the music, from the beginning they called it "Dancefloor Jazz". It is jazz music from the 60's and 70's, that is very danceable. When they started to play that kind of music, it was new in the club and dance scene, because in the 60's that style of music hardly found its way over the ocean from america and in the 70's it were mostly intellectuals who listened concentrated to the virtuosly playing musicians instead of dancing. So they had to build their audience up by organising a lot of parties in different locations until they felt the time was right to open a club of their own.

They found a room on the famous "Reeperbahn", which is the main street of Hamburgs red-light- and also the amusement- and partydistrict. Before it was a musical instrument shop, so they had to improvise a club. They rent a sound-system and installed some slide projectors with images of 60's jazz musicians to produce the right mood. First they only opend on saturdays but soon found some like minded dj's to do the friday that concentrated on a more modern aspect of jazz: electric jazz.

They called the club "Mojo-Club". Mojo is somekind of positive magic in the carribean voodoo-cult. The term was familiar because it appeared in the jazz-music, so they took it as the name for the club. A friend of them, Marion Schnelle, did a logo, and for the flyers they had some rudimentary rules like "never use serif-fonts" as a first step of visual identity.

In 92 the Mojo-crew opend a shop where they sold old and rare records and also clothes, club couture mostly from england that you couldn't get somewhere else in Hamburg. Their style was mod-orientaded and also reached to old-school Adidas stuff. Even a hair-cutter was included in the shop, so you could get everything you need for a satisfied clubbers lifestyle!

That year they also released the first Mojo Club - dancefloor jazz sampler. It contained unknown songs from the 60's to early 70's by artists like Jimmy Smith, Roy Ayers, James Brown, Kool And The Gang and Nina Simone. The record was a big success, so it became a series, The club became very famous, people started waiting in a queue and the dj's made a tour through germany.

1995/96 times changed. The shop was closed and the Mojo people cared more about the music and the club again. Drum and bass came, the Mojo Club invited nearly all of the Metalheadz djs and the new loungin' music of Kruder and Dorfmeister who also played made Mojo-clubbing fresh again. A second record series ("Electric Mojo") was started with now two volumes and two remix albums. Raphael Marionneau developed a strict corporate identity for the mojo club that gave the club a strong identity. He also does his own club-night at the mojo club. On wednesdays it's time for "Le Cafe Abstrait". Raphael carries a lot of sofas into the club and plays relaxing chill-out music.

Next to the Mojo Club was a chinese family restaurant, the "Mandarin". Instead of selling and serving food the restaurant was in businesses like selling travels, copying asian soft-porns and cutting hair in their restaurant rooms. Someday in 1999 the family suddenly disappeared and left the rooms like they were. the Mojo people immediatly felt like using those rooms for something special. They built "a club without dancing" into the large frontroom called "The Mandarin". Chouches and small wooden walls that divide the seat-groups but not the room in small units.

Cool retro modern furniture with a lot of chinese noble-kitsch, like a giant dragon on the ceiling with red glowing eyes. They serve exquisite drinks and play a stimulating lounge music. After a year the Mandarin was so overcrowded, that they decided to open a backroom as a more private club, as quiet oasis. You need a special key-label to access it, therefore it's more relaxed and if you want you can play video games that are integrated very nice into the furniture.

Two weeks ago a third club was opend up. It's called "Mandalay". This time it's again a club with a dancefloor, but the name, the styling and the music are closer to the lounge feeling of the Mandarin. We checked it out last week-end and were astonished how many people were there, although they didn't do any advertisement like flyers or posters for it. leif told us, that they have two more rooms to open there, so we're very curious how they will look like...

Mojo Club
Address: Reeperbahn 1, 20359 Hamburg, Germany

Modern Dancefloor Jazz Vol 1

01 Stay Loose - Jimmy Smith
02 Watermelon Man - Fred Wesley & The JB's
03 He's A Superstar - Roy Ayers Ubiquity
04 No Hay Problema - Art Blakey
05 Burning Spear - Kenny Burrell
06 Cantaloupe Island - Hugh Masekela
07 The Popcorn - James Brown
08 Duji - Kool And The Gang
09 The Selma March - Grant Green
10 In And Out - Brian Auger
11 See Line Woman - Nina Simone
12 No. 9 - Jack Daugherty
13 Big Schlepp - Dave Pike
14 Last Night - Georgie Fame

01 For What It's Worth - Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
02 Hicky Burr - Quincy Jones
03 You Can't Love Me If You Don't Respect Me - Lyn Collins
04 Hagalo - Mandrill
05 Boo-Go-Loo - Les McCann
06 Put Your Gun Down Brother - Riot
07 Gator Tail - Lee Dorsey
08 Mr. Clean - Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Bass
09 SHHHHHH! (For a Little While) - James Brown
10 Monticello - Monty Alexander
11 Swimmin' Home Baby - Willis Jackson
12 Fingertips - Little Stevie Wonder
13 Johnny Shaft - Sammy Davis Jr.
14 That Kaycee Thing - Nathan Davis Quintet

01 Work To Do - The Isleys
02 Samba Do Suenho - Cal Tjader
03 Overtime Man - Donald Covay
04 Outrageous - Johnny Pate
05 Sayin/ It & Doin' It Are Two Different Things - Bobby Byrd
06 Fallout - Roland Kirk
07 Why And How - Mark Murphy
08 Crickets Sing For Anamaria - Marcos Valle
09 Happy Brasilia - James Last
10 Mathar - Dave Pike
11 Cravo e Canela - Milton Nascimento
12 Terra Samba - Fritz Pauer
13 Blood Donors Needed (Give All You Can) - David Ruffin
14 Mais Que Nada - Alan Lorber Orchestra
15 Samba Blim - Tamba 4
16 Fiesta - Klaus Doldinger
17 Get Out Of My Life, Woman - Dee Dee, Barry And The Movements
18 Zabuda - Junior Mance
19 Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Live - Odyssey

01 Light My Fire - Shirley Bassey
02 Zazueira - Elis Regina
03 Jimmy Jean - Ellen McIlwaine
04 Dyambo - Hugh Masekela
05 Hummin' - Roy Ayers
06 Hit Or Miss - Odetta
07 Transmazonica - Tania Maria
08 Oba, La Vem Ela - Jorge Ben
09 Give Me Some Of That Good Old Love - Willie Hutch
10 Sweet Darling Think It Over - Junior Wells
11 Hold Out Your Hand - Karin Krog
12 Balanca Pema - Ronaldo Mesquita
13 Pai - Baden Powell
14 Sunny - James Brown, Dee Felice Trio
15 Return Of The Prodigal Son - Joe Lee Wilson
16 Use It Or Lose It - Gotham
17 Pretty Brown Skin - Edwin Birdsong
18 Easin In - 'Edwin Starr
19 Try To Relax - Ballin' Jack

01 Sunshine Of Your Love - Ella Fitzgerald
02 Solar Level - Johnny Almond Music Machine
03 Young Generation - Dakota Station
04 Mano Caetano - Maria Bethania
05 Ponteio - Edu Lobo
06 Hold Me, I've Got To Leave You - Jonny Teupen
07 On Broadway - Jess Roden
08 Guru - Vin' - Don Sebesky
09 Cinnamon And Clove - Lee Evans
10 Tema Rio 65 - Trio Rio 65
11 Troublemaker - John Cameron
12 Hair - Galt MacDermot
13 Bat Macumba - Gilberto Gil
14 Woman , Woman - Johnny Bristol
15 California Soul - The Gimmicks
16 Move Your Hands - La Clave
17 Revelation - Charles Earland
18 Season of The Witch - Julie Driscoll

Modern Dancefloor Jazz Vol 6

01 Summer in the City - Quincy Jones
02 My Kind Of Sunshine - Dieter Reith
03 Thank You (Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Again) - Hearts Of Stone
04 Sittin' On My Knees - Dave Pike
05 Ponta De Lanca Africano - Jorge Ben
06 Bolero 75 - James Last
07 Feedback Brother - Peter Herbolzheimer
08 Salsation - David Shire
09 Etude In The Form Of Rhythm & Blues - Paul Mauriat
10 Psyche Rock - Michel Colombier, Pierre Henry
11 Here I Am Baby - The Marvelettes
12 Aquarius - George Shearing
13 Jungle Fever - Chakachas
14 Just Bring It Out - Wolfgang Dauner
15 Funky Like A Train - The Equals
16 Free - Seawind
17 Saiupa - Bossa Rio
18 Blues A Volente - Baden Powell

01 Give me your love - The Sister Love
02 Strange Games & Things - Love Unlimited Orchestra
03 Mundo Deserto - Elis Regina
04 Sambao - Walter Wanderley
05 Nao Bate o Coracao - Eumir Deodato
06 Wouri - Manu Dibango
07 Who Is She - Gladys Knight And The Pips
08 In Memory Of - Randy Weston
09 (Somebody Got) Soul Soul Soul - The Wild Magnolias
10 Take Us Down To The River - Michael Naura
11 Calypso Blues - Marvin Gaye
12 Roots - Willie Bobo
13 Praise The Lord - Mary Lou Williams
14 El Soul Condor - Certain Lions And Tigers
15 Maracaibo - Michel Legrand

01 Love The One You're With - The Supremes & The Four Tops
02 Sophisticated Wheels - Gabor Szabo
03 Dona Flor - Tania Maria
04 Boogie Bossa Nova - Quincy Jones
05 Thoughts Of Home - Jimmy Witherspoon
06 Back In The U.S.S.R. - Ramsey Lewis
07 I Love Every Little Thing About You - Syreeta
08 Move Me No Mountain - Love Unlimited
09 Two By Two - Eddie Fisher Quintet
10 I Like To Do It - The People's Choice
11 Sir Henry The Dancer - Casey & His Group
12 Noir C'est Noir - Johnny Hallyday
13 Big Mama Cass - Don Sebesky
14 I Belive In Miracles - The Jackson Sisters
15 Descarrego - Emilio Santioago
16 O orvalho vem caindo - Meirelles
17 Can't Sleep - Joanne Grauer Featuring Lorraine Feather
18 Day By Day - Greetje Dauffeld

01 Never Felt So Free - Free Orbit
02 Blues For We - Mel Brown
03 Love Train - Pete Belasco
04 Nofretete's Headache - Eric Thoner
05 Who Got The Number - Pigmeat Markham
06 Gogo Sitar - Kahuna Kawentzmann
07 Party Music - Francis Lai
08 Contraband - Gustav Brom
09 Le Coeur Qui Jazze - France Gall
10 Calamaty Lul - Ivan Julien
11 Theme From S.W.A.T. - Rhythm Heritage
12 Kaloule Woman - Malinga Five
13 Platano Split - Ben
14 Got Some (News For You) - Manolo
15 Bite You - Bo Diddley
16 Triangulo Dos Biquinis - Erasmo Carlos
17 Para Lennon & McCartney - Zimbo
18 Blues In The Galaxi - Groove Galaxi
19 Soul Vibrations - Dorothy Ashby
20 Midnight Bossa Nova - Ingrid Hoffman
21 Come Into Knowledge - Ramp

Modern Dancefloor Jazz Vol 10

cd 1
01 Dusty Springfield - Love Power
02 Esther Satterfield - Love Music
03 Bobby Bloom - Fanta
04 Gary McFarland - Bloop Bleep
05 Earl Grant - House Of Bamboo
06 Manny Corchado - Chicken & Booze
07 Lou Rawls - Everywhere I Go
08 Davy Jones - Sophisticated Sissy
09 Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll & The Trinity - Break It Up
10 Rob Agerbeek Quintet - The Chair Dance
11 Eddy Louiss - Mazurka Cocadou
12 Georgie Fame - Hot Stuff
13 Nara Leao - Cacara
14 Gato Barbieri - Fiesta
15 Joao Donato - Banaeira
16 Tim Maia - I Don't Know What To Do With Myself
17 Smoked Sugar - I'm A Winner
18 Lenny Williams - Choosing You
19 Peaches & Herb - Freeway
20 The Miracles - Ain't Nobody Straight In L.A.

cd 2 bonus tracks, limited edition

01 The Younghearts - Wake Up & Start Standing
02 1619 B.A.B. - For Your Love
03 Candido - Candido's Funk
04 Wilson Simonal - Noves Fora
05 Alcione - Acorda Que Eu Quero Ver
06 Nelson Riddle - It's Your Turn
07 Milton Nascimento - Gira Giro
08 Lyn Collins - Me And My Baby Got Our Own Thing Going
09 Shorty Long - Here Comes The Judge
10 T-Bone Walker - Poontang
11 Dave Mackay & Vicky Hamilton - Blues For Hari
12 Friedrich Gulda - Blues Fantasy
13 Irene Reid - Hey World, Let Love In
14 Etta James - Quick Reaction & Satisfaction
15 Arthur Prysock - Another Time, Another Place
16 Eddie Kendricks - Girl You Need A Change Of Mind Part 1 & 2
17 Marvin Gaye - You're The Man

01 Della Reese - I Got The Blues
02 The London Jazz Four - Things We Said Today
03 Mel Torme - Right Now
04 Diana Ross & The Supremes - He's My Sunny Boy
05 Barbara Acklin - Am I The Same Girl
06 Gordon Staples And The String Thing - Strung Out
07 Sugarpie Desanto - The Woo-Pee
08 Marvin Holmes - Ooh Ooh The Dragon
09 Steve Pepper & Sir Shree - Elephant?s Trunk
10 Ambros Seelos - Mabusso
11 Rose Royce - - Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
12 Coke Escovedo - I Wouldn?t Change A Thing
13 Nolen & Crossley - Salsa Boogie
14 Michel Camilo - On The Other Hand
15 Quartette Tres Bien - Boss Tres Bien
16 Oscar Brown Jnr. - Barra Limpa
17 Rosinha De Valenca - Tema Pro Luis
18 Puzzle - State Of Mind
19 Gloria Scott - That's What You Say
20 Lexia - Lady Rain

Modern Dancefloor Jazz Vol 12

1 Feeling Good
2 Z 'Avez Pas Lu Kafka
3 Pop Mod
4 Stand Up And Be Counted
5 Pick Up The Pieces One By One
6 Blows
7 Willie Chase
8 In The Name Of Love
9 Joker
10 Crazy Love
11 Long Skirt Baby Blues
12 V 2
13 Latin Soul
14 Ran Kan Kan
15 Bayu Bayu
16 Le Mauvais Numero
17 The Rock
18 Ape Shuffle
19 Let The Music Play
20 Cheap Lovin'

Modern Dancefloor Jazz Vol 13

01. Melvin Sparks - If You Want My Love
02. The Souljazz Orchestra - Insurrection
03. Joe Bataan - Chick-A-Boom
04. Robert Lowe - Put Your Legs Up High
05. Kelly Gordon - Independently Poor
06. Maynard Ferguson - Wack-Wack
07. Roberto Roena - Take Five
08. TNT Boys - Musica Del Alma
09. Joey Pastrana - My Shingaling
10. Chris Clark - C.C. Rider
11. The Shirelles - No Sugar Tonight
12. Toby Lark - Twenty-Four Hours
13. Tuomo - Don't Take it Too Hard
14. Mario Molino - Gli Angeli Del 2000
15. Don Ellis - Theme From 'The French Connection'
16. The Stance Brothers - Roll Call
17. Aiff - The Seduction
18. Dyna-Might - Borracho
19. Osaka Monaurail - Alligator Bogaloo
20. Energie Du Verre - Rockin' Habanera

Budos Band II

Like the deadly scorpion of the album's cover, The Budos Band's second release, The Budos Band II, creeps stealthily over the hot desert sand. It is with unmistakable purpose that each beat of the music drives forth, one footstep of many to carry the Scorpion toward it's meaning. With his tail arched high in readiness, he maneuvers patiently under the scorching desert sun, and chooses his prey. He strikes without warning and without remorse. The venom of his sting, true to its reason; his victim, ever-intoxicated.

With it's twenty-two legs, three horns, and hallucinogenic venom, The Budos Band, the un-heralded emperors of Instrumental Staten Island Afro-Soul, continue to rule. The band commands their listeners to follow them on their second journey into the depths of their poisonous vision. While their debut album was itself heralded as a groundbreaking exploration of funk, afro-beat and soul music, few could predict that their second effort would not only match but surpass the realm of mind-expansion embodied on their first sessions. Through ten exciting new instrumentals recorded live at Daptone's House of Soul in Bushwick, Brookyln, The Budos Band pours themes at once resonant and ethereal over Herculean rhythms.

1. Chicago Falcon
2. Budos Rising
3. Ride Or Die
4. Mas O Menos
5. Adeniji
6. King Cobra
7. His Girl
8. Origin Of Man
9. Scorpion
10. Deep In The Sand

The Budos Band (2005)

The Budos Band is the quintessence of Staten Island Soul. Their exciting new afro-influenced take on instrumental music has been captivating listeners at gigs across the Tri-State area. Eleven pieces in all, their group consists of drums, bass, guitar, electric organ, two trumpets, baritone saxophone, and a percussion section employing bongos, congas, tambourine, guiro, clave, shekere and cowbell. Their music has been described as “compelling”, “unbridled”, “psychedelic”, “innovative”, and above all “soulful.” However, like many majestic things, their sound had humble beginnings.
The core of the band met as youths while all participating in an after school jazz ensemble at the Richmond Ave. Community Center, in Staten Island, New York. It wasn’t long before their common hunger for the rougher stripped down sounds of Soul Music brought them together for late night ferry rides into Manhattan, where they would sneak in the back door of the No Moore Club downtown to hear bands like Antibalas, the Sugarman Three, and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. It was there, in that basement hothouse packed with the only the hippest James Brown fanatics and Fela Kuti disciples, where the kernels of instrumental Afro-Soul were first sown into the fertile minds of these talented young men. Kernels which would later germinate and grow into the roots of their strong unique sound. After meeting resistance from the band director about the direction they were trying to take the music, they left the Community Center to form Los Barbudos, (spanish for “the bearded ones”) a name which was later trimmed to The BudosBand after one of the boys shaved. With the recruitment of a few horn players from the neighboring borough of Brooklyn, the band began to practice regularly, exploring the outer cosmic boundaries of afro-beat and soul music from the safety of their tiny concrete rehearsal space on Sand St. As they learned and grew together, their music matured, expanding and settling into a groove as deep and as broad as the Hudson Bay itself. By the time they had arranged a chance to play for a Daptone A&R man, their sound had hardened to a diamond. They were signed on the spot and scheduled to go into the studio immediately for a recording session where they would proceed to cut a full length album in the better part of three nights.
Their debut, self-titled album on Daptone Records is hard evidence of their eruption onto today’s Funk and Soul scene. The dramatic peels of brass and sax poured so liberally over sparsely orchestrated rhythm arrangements intone moods which are in one instant hopeful and sinister, urgent and nostalgic, buoyant and depthful beyond measure. The record opens with a lone prowling bass line that circles it’s listener four times before the fierce calculating rhythms of the drums and percussion join in. It is not, of course, until the barks and howls of the horns join the fray when we are able to hear the full spectrum of the band’s voice. The musicians claim the secret to their enormous sound is a selfless approach to rhythm: each man finding his own place and purpose in the greater landscape of the measure. However, any observant listener can hear that it is something far more simple and rare that elevates their sound beyond the sphere of cognitive reason and into that far greater realm of pure feeling: The Budos Band have Soul, on the inside. And it’s strong!!!
01. Up From The South
02. T.I.B.W.F
03. Budos Theme
04. Ghost Walk
05. Monkey See, Monkey Do
06. Sing a Simple Song
07. Eastbound
08. Aynotchesh Yererfu
09. King Charles
10. The Volcano Song
11. Across The Atlantic

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