Thursday, 30 July 2015

MFSRadio Presents: The Essential Rufus Thomas by Funkyman

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MFSRadio Presents: The Essential Rufus Thomas
Compilation selected by Funkyman


Biography by Richie Unterberger (AMG):
Few of rock & roll's founding figures are as likable as Rufus Thomas. From the 1940s onward, he has personified Memphis music; his small but witty cameo role in Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train, a film which satirizes and enshrines the city's role in popular culture, was entirely appropriate. As a recording artist, he wasn't a major innovator, but he could always be depended upon for some good, silly, and/or outrageous fun with his soul dance tunes. He was one of the few rock or soul stars to reach his commercial and artistic peak in middle age, and was a crucial mentor to many important Memphis blues, rock, and soul musicians.
Thomas was already a professional entertainer in the mid-'30s, when he was a comedian with the Rabbit Foot Minstrels. He recorded music as early as 1941, but really made his mark on the Memphis music scene as a deejay on WDIA, one of the few black-owned stations of the era. He also ran talent shows on Memphis' famous Beale Street that helped showcase the emerging skills of such influential figures as B.B. King, Bobby Bland, Junior Parker, Ike Turner, and Roscoe Gordon.
Thomas had his first success as a recording artist in 1953 with "Bear Cat," a funny answer record to Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog." It made number three on the R&B charts, giving Sun Records its first national hit, though some of the sweetness went out of the triumph after Sun owner Sam Phillips lost a lawsuit for plagiarizing the original Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller tune. Thomas, strangely, would make only one other record for Sun, and recorded only sporadically throughout the rest of the 1950s.
Thomas and his daughter Carla would become the first stars for the Stax label, for whom they recorded a duet in 1959, "'Cause I Love You" (when the company was still known as Satellite). In the '60s, Carla would become one of Stax's biggest stars. On his own, Rufus wasn't as successful as his daughter, but issued a steady stream of decent dance/novelty singles.
These were not deep or emotional statements, or meant to be. Vaguely prefiguring elements of funk, the accent was on the stripped-down groove and Rufus' good-time vocals, which didn't take himself or anything seriously. The biggest by far was "Walking the Dog," which made the Top Ten in 1963, and was covered by the Rolling Stones on their first album.
Thomas hit his commercial peak in the early '70s, when "Do the Funky Chicken," "(Do The) Push and Pull," and "The Breakdown" all made the R&B Top Five. As the song titles themselves make clear, funk was now driving his sound rather than blues or soul. Thomas drew upon his vaudeville background to put them over on-stage with fancy footwork that displayed remarkable agility for a man well into his 50s. The collapse of the Stax label in the mid-'70s meant the end of his career, basically, as it did for many other artists with the company. In 2001, Rufus Thomas was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. Later that year, on December 15, he died at St. Francis hospital in Memphis, TN.


Part 1
01  - Do The Funky Chicken
02  - Ditch Digging
03  - Preacher And Bear
04  - Funky Way
05  - Funky Mississippi
06  - The Breakdown (Part 1)
07  - Funky Robot
08  - Funkiest Man Alive
09  - Do De Funky Pinguin
10 - (Do The) Push And Pull, Part I
11 - Cherry Red
12 - I Came Home This Morning
13 - I Think I Made A Boo Boo
14 - Can't Get Away From This Dog
15 - Night Time Is The Right Time
16 - 44 Long
17 - Itch And Scratch (Part 1)
18 - Greasy Spoon
19 - In The Midnight Hour
20 - Down Ta My House
21 - If There Were No
22 - I Want To Hold You
23 - Baby It's Real
24 - Miss Bunny
25 - Barefootin


Part 2
01 - Wang Dang Doodle
02 - I Can Do Bad By Myself
03 - That Woman Is Poison
04 - Rock Back
05 - Soul Food
06 - Can't Ever Let You Go
07 - Tutti Frutti
08 - Sisters' Got A Boyfriend
09 - Do The Push And Pull
10 - Funky Hot Grits
11 - Boogie Ain't Nuttin' (But Gettin' Down) (Part Two)
12 - Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown
13 - Ya Ya
14 - I Know You Don't Want Me No More
15 - Walking The Dog
16 - We're Gonna Make It
17 - Stop Kicking My Dog Around
18 - Ride Your Pony
19 - Rocket 88
20 - Little Sally Walker


Part 3
01 - Sixty Minute Man
02 - Sixty Minute Man (Part 2)
03 - The Preacher And The Bear
04 - Love Trap
05 - The World Is Round
06 - 8-6-3
07 - Funkiest Man Alive
08 - Turn Your Damper Down
09 - Do The Funky Penguin
10 - Funky Bird
11 - Get Up Offa That Funk
12 - Sophisticated Sissy
13 - World Is Round
14 - Walking The Dog
15 - The Dog
16 - The Memphis Train
17 - The Memphis Train
18 - Mashed Potatoes
19 - Can Your Monkey Do The Dog
20 - What Do You Want Me To Do
21 - Cause I Love You


Music selected by Funkyman
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Monday, 27 July 2015

Record Of The Week: Fatback Band - NYCNYUSA 12''

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Fatback Band
''NYCNYUSA'' 12''


Label: Spring Records PRO 021
Format: Vinyl, 12", Promo
Country: US
Released: 1977
Time: 6:30

Credits:
Arranged By Gerry Thomas
Co-producer Gerry Thomas

Notes:
Arranged By Gerry Thomas
Co-producer Gerry Thomas
Promotion Copy Not For Sale (Special Disco Version For Radio Programming Only)

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Saturday, 25 July 2015

Disco Hustle: Various Artists - Hustle Hits! (D-Lite Rec.,1975)

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Various Artists
''Hustle Hits!''
( LP De-Lite Records (US), 1975 )
Catalog # DEP-2019


Tracklisting:
A1 Crown Heights Affair ''Dreaming A Dream'' (3:45)
A2 Gary Toms Empire ''7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Blow Your Whistle'' (5:08)
A3 Kool & The Gang ''Spirit Of The Boogie'' (4:52)
A4 Yambu ''Sunny'' (4:32)
A5 Kay-Gees, The ''Hustle Wit Every Muscle'' (3:20)
B1 Gary Toms Empire ''Drive My Car (New Disco Version)'' (5:44)
B2 Crown Heights Affair ''Every Beat Of My Heart (New Disco Version)'' (5:20)
B3 Kool & The Gang ''Mother Earth'' (5:39)
B4 Zakariah ''The Girl From Ipanema'' (5:07)

Credits:
Producer - Al Santiago (tracks: A4) , Bill Stahl (tracks: A2, B1) , Britt Britton (tracks: A1, B2),
Freida Nerangis (tracks: A1, B2) , Kool & The Gang (tracks: A3, B3) , Randy Irwin (tracks: B4),
Rick Bleiweiss (tracks: A2, B1) , Ronald Bell (tracks: A3, A5, B3)
Vocals - Caty Sevilla (tracks: A4) , Lesette Wilson (tracks: A4)
Written-By - Antonio Carlos Jobim (tracks: B4) , Bobby Hebb (tracks: A4),
Britt Britton (tracks: A1, B2) , Don Boyce (tracks: A3) , Freida Nerangis (tracks: A1, B2),
George Brown (tracks: B3) , John Lennon (tracks: B1) , Kool & The Gang (tracks: A3, B3),
Norman Gimbel (tracks: B4) , Paul McCartney (tracks: B1) , Roger Cook (tracks: A2),
Ronald Bell (tracks: A3, A5, B3) , Vinicius De Moraes (tracks: B4)

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Kool & The Gang
''Spirit Of The Boogie''



Crown Heights Affair
''Every Beat Of My Heart (New Disco Version)''


Notes:
Sleeve notes: A5, B1, B2, B4 available for first time on LP.
Back cover includes "How to hustle"-instructions.

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Original post: 12/03/2009

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Friday, 24 July 2015

MFSRadio Presents: Beat Wave Vol.4 - The Go-Go Scene

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MFSRadio Presents: Beat Wave Vol.4
The Go-Go Scene


Tracklisting:
01. Trouble Funk - The Good To Go Break (JP Edit)
02. Trouble Funk - The Beat
03. Trouble Funk - Pump Me Up
04. Trouble Funk - Hollyrock
05. Experience E.U. Unlimited - Doing The Cabbage Patch (Instr.)
06. T.T.E.D. All Stars Featuring Kasanova Kev - Good To Go-Go
07. Trouble Funk - Good To Go
08. The T.T.E.D. All Stars - All Wrapped Up In One (Vocal Instr.)
09. Trouble Funk - Trouble Funk Express (Instr.)
10. Redds & The Boys - Movin' & Groovin'
11. Trouble Funk - Drop The Bomb
12. Rare Essence - Body Moves
13. Experience Unlimited - E.U. Groove

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Total Time: 00:59:21
Radio Program/ Music by JP
''Beat Wave'' - A My Favourite Sound© Radio/Inagroove© Records Production, 2015
MFS©: The Only & Original Since 2006

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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Pharaoh's World Session #2 - Jul 18th, 2015

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Pharaoh's World Session #2 - Jul 18th, 2015


Tracklisting:
1 - Ether - Beira
2 - Massive Attack - Lately
3 - Pete Dunaway - Supermarket
4 - Azymuth - Dear Limmertz
5 - Ronnie Marks - Some Lonely Heart
6 - Freddie Hubbard - First Light
7 - The Isley Brothers - Who's That Lady
8 - Cloud One - Dust To Dust
9 - Jackie McLean - On The Slick Side
10 - Weldon Irvine - I Love You
11 - Carlos Garnett - Mystery Of Ages
12 - The Reality Band And Shows - Gangster Boy
13 - Nancy Ames - Eso Beso
14 - Slok - Brasilian Jazz
15 - Sergio Medes/Brasil '88 - Magic Lady
16 - Crown Heights Affair - Love Me
17 - Tullio De Piscopo/Billy Cobham/OMar Hakim/Lester Bowie- Drums In The Air
18 - Madrid De Los Austrias - Cleo In Madrid
19 - War - Flyin Machine (The Chase) (Sensei Sweetdaddy edit)
20 - SJNRL Re-Edits Vol. 8 - Untitled (Devil) Edited by Volcov

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Monday, 20 July 2015

David Hudson - Pump It 12''

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David Hudson
''Pump It 12''''


Label: Alston Records  ALS-403
Format: Vinyl, 12", 33 1/3 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1979

Notes:
Written-By Earl Kenneth King, Jr., Willie Clarke
Time: 6:09
Distributed By – T.K. Productions
Phonographic Copyright (p) – T.K. Productions, Inc.
Published By – Sherlyn Pub. Co.
Published By – Lindseyanne Music

Credits:
Horns – Mike Lewis (tracks: A)
Producer – Willie Clarke
Remix – Michael Arato (tracks: A), Steve Thompson (tracks: A)
Remix [Engineer] – Michael Barbiero (tracks: A)

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Sunday, 19 July 2015

Andy's Groove Merchant Show Update

Andy's Groove Merchant Show Update


Show 33
Into The Blues - Joan Armatrading from Into The Blues
Shake A Hip/Last Lover - Zoom from Zoomin'
Stars In Your Eyes - Herbie Hancock from Monster
Introduction/February Moment - Herbie Hancock from An Evening With Herbie Hancock
I Thought It Was You - Herbie Hancock from Directstep
Superfly - Young Holt Unlimited from Plays Superfly
Montuno/Get Ready - The Afro-Latin Soultet from Wild!
Thriller/Wonderwall - A Touch Of Brass from Live & Cookin'
Tell Me About It Now - Grover Washington Jr from Paradise
Tobacco Road - Eric Burdon & War from Anthology of War
The World Is A Ghetto - War from The Music Band 2
Brainlifter - Jeff "Tain" Watts from Blue,Volume 1
Latin America - Cedar Walton from Soundscapes
Things You Do - Bobby Watson from Tailor Made

Plenty of grooves and moves in this show. Lots of Herbie in part 1 as a treat for fans who couldn't make his London show, some classic Grover and War and I finish off with a contribution from the fantastic Bobby Watson.

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Show 34
Can't Hide Love/Love Eyes - Art Webb from Love Eyes
Tres Amigos - UFO from Bon Voyage
Stolen Moments - UFO from No Sound Is Too Taboo
Listen Love - UFO from V
You Can't Even Walk In The Park - Johnny Pate from OST Shaft In Africa
Snakebone - Lou Donaldson from Say It Loud!
Carter's Blues - Doug Webb from Last Trane To Georgia
Flead Dancing - Hubert Eaves from Estoric Funk
Don't Ask My Neighbour/Daisy Mae - Raul De Souza from Don't Ask My Neighbour
Liberated Fantasies - George Duke from Liberated Fantasies
Capricorn Rising - Richard Evans from Richard Evans
Cellar Groove/Night In Tunisia - The Tilden Webb Trio from Cellar Groove
Cats - Urbanator from Urbanator
Midtown Blues - The Essence All Stars from Jackie's Blues Bag
Urban Samba - Urban Knights from Urban Knights

Groove on Baby! I pick some of my all time favourite tracks,Art Webb,UFO,George Duke (Keep in touch for a great special coming soon) and the mega funky Johnny Pate. Enjoy!

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Monday, 13 July 2015

George McCrae - Don't You Feel My Love 12''

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George McCrae
''Don't You Feel My Love 12''''


Label: Sunshine Sound Disco 212
Format: Vinyl, 12", 33 1/3 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1979
Remix – Michael Arato, Steve Thompson
Time: 7:00

Notes:
Distributed By – T.K. Productions, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sunshine Sound Disco
Credits:
Producer – Casey/Finch
Written-By – H.W. Casey-R. Finch
From the LP "We Did It" (TK-610 R)
Produced for Sunshine Sound Enterprises, Inc.
Sherlyn Pub Co., Inc. & Harrick Music, Inc. (BMI)
1979, Sunshine Sound Disco, a div. of Sunshine Sound Enterprises, Inc.

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Sunday, 5 July 2015

MFSRadio Presents: African Queens Part 2 - Female Sounds From The '70 Disco Era (Big City Beats Vol.21)

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MFSRadio Presents: African Queens Part 2
The Other Side Of Midnight
Female Sounds From The '70 Disco Era
(Big City Beats Vol.21)


The Ladies & The Songs:
Asha Puthli - The Devil Is Loose
Charo - Dance A Little Bit Closer
Claudja Barry - Dancing Fever
Gladys Knight - You Bring Out The Best In Me
Martha High - Showdown
Norma Jean - Sorcerer
Pam Todd & Gold Bullion Band - Let's Get Together
Patti Labelle - Music Is My Way Of Life
Teri De Sario - Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You
Venus Dodson - Night Rider
(Tracks are not in set order)

Only Original 12'' Disco Mix & 7'' Versions
Selected by JP
2015 Inagroove© Productions

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MFSRadio Presents: African Queens - Female Sounds From The '70 Disco Era (Big City Beats Vol.20)

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MFSRadio Presents: African Queens
Female Sounds From The '70 Disco Era
(Big City Beats Vol.20)


The Ladies & The Songs:
Andrea True Connection - Call Me
Gloria Gaynor - Anybody Wanna Party (Radio Version)
Janice McClain - Smack Dab In The Middle
Joanne Spain - Elevator
Linda Fields & The Funky Boys - Stop
Marlena Shaw - It' s Better Than Walking Out (RSM Re - Edit)
Marsha Hunt - On The Other Side Of Midnight
Penny McLean - Lady Bump
Phyllis Hyman - Loving You - Losing You (Single)
Ritchie Family - African Queens Medley (Full Length LP Version)
(Tracks are not in set order)

Only Original 12'' Disco Mix & 7'' Versions
Selected by JP
2015 Inagroove© Productions

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