EPISODE 386: Our resident vibe creator, DJ PHIL TOKE laying down positive party vibes at last month’s SOUL OF SYDNEY REUNION JAM covering some massive musical ground with this one, dropping everything from BEAT-HEAVY B-BOY BREAKS, FUNK, HIP HOP, DISCO & even sneaking in the rocky theme, some AFRO-LATIN HOUSE vibes & some 80’s synth goodness.
Track List / 1. Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force – Planet Rock 2. Too Short – Blow Your Whistle (Bootleg Remix) 3. Carole King – I Feel The Earth Move (Remix) 4. Q-Tip & Michael Jackson – Brethe & Stop (Remix) 5. Gq – Lies 6. Splendor – Take Me To Your Disco (Remix) 7. Sam Jam – Dance & Chant 8. A Taste Of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie 9. Syl Johnson – Ms Fine Brown Frame 10. The Human League – Don’t You Want Me Baby 11. Unknown – You Should Be Dancing 12. Celia Cruz & Jose Marquez – Un Bembe Pa Yemaya (Jose Marquez Remix) 13. Brian Boncher – Ritmo Celoso 14. Janet Jackson – That’s The Way Love Goes [Club Mix 12”] 15. Hankyovain – Gt (Edit) 16. Delia Renee’ – You’re Gonna Want Me Back [Remix] 17. Bill Conti – Rocky Theme / Gonna Fly Now [Edit] 18. Carl Carlton – She’s A Bad Mama Jama 19. Stargaze – You Can’t Have It
What an amazing party this was, it warmed the heart seeing people smile and dance again, THANK YOU to everyone who came down to the jam, we hope you enjoyed it and hope you enjoy this recording.
We have always been massive fans of GOSPEL music, it was such a nice surprise to see our good friend MARCEL VOGEL put out this very special 2 hour selection of sanctified GOSPEL inspired FUNK, SOUL & DISCO warmness on his facebook page yesterday.
We are absolutly loving this new release MGIC by our brother EDSEVEN featuring the smooth vocals of New York’s TAN BROWN. The new EP is the first
Edseven has made a name for himself in Sydney as one of this finest selectors, it has been so special seeing him slowly carve our a niche globally too as a dope producer over the last few years too.
This latest EP on Inner Tribe Records is one we have been listening to & playing for a while, new cut infused with 90’s Boom-Bap & Neo-Soul Flavours and also features dope remixes by the likes of Spacek, Kid Sublime, Peret Mako.
Check out the links and more info below.
01. MGIC feat. Tan Brown 02. Heart Wars 03. I Need You To feat. Tan Brown & Phat Kat 04. I Need You To (Dancefloor Dub)
All tracks produced by Edseven. Vocals by Tan Brown & Phat Kat. Mixing by Peret Von Strurmer. Mastered by Beyond June. 2021 (c) Inner Tribe Records .
Our good friends at GROOVESCOOTER are presenting the Australian Premiere of the documentary Mr. SOUL! at Golden Age Cinema this monthon the pionerring TV host Ellis Haizlip who hosted New York city’s SOUL show with an incredible mix of A-list music guests, poetry, performance and Black politics three years before SOUL TRAIN.
ABOUT / America’s first “Black Tonight Show” was New York City’s SOUL!, with its host Ellis Haizlip ensuring the revolution would be televised! This critically acclaimed documentary features rare live performances and interviews from the likes of the legendary Al Green, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Ashford and Simpson, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Black Ivory, Bill Withers, The Last Poets, Odetta, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Nikki Giovanni, Merry Clayton, Mandrill, Kool & the Gang, Toni Morrison, Stokely Carmichael, Patti LaBelle, Roberta Flack, Muhammad Ali, Sidney Poitier, and many more. Launched in 1968, SOUL! went on to be the first nationally broadcast all-Black variety show on television, merging artists from the margins with post–civil rights Black radical thought. At a time of great turmoil and social unrest in America, SOUL! became a platform for political expression and the fight for social justice. By 1973, Ellis Haizlip had produced over 130 hour-long shows featuring a dazzling array of A-list guests.
WHY YOU SHOULD SEE THIS FILM
From 1968 to 1973, the public-television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of black literature, poetry, music, and politics—voices that had few other options for national exposure, and, as a result, found the program an improbable place to call home. The series was among the first to provide expanded images of African Americans on television, shifting the gaze from inner-city poverty and violence to the vibrancy of the Black Arts Movement. With participants’ recollections and a bevy of great archival clips, Mr. SOUL! captures a critical moment in culture whose impact continues to resonate. Featuring Questlove, Harry Belafonte, James Baldwin, Kathleen Cleaver and many more. The soundtrack features original performances from the SOUL! series and new artists Robert Glasper performing original music score. The story unfolds with Blair Underwood as the voice of Ellis Haizlip, in a series of vignettes that are both poignant and intimate, revealing the interiority of Haizlip’s thoughts and the impetus behind Mr SOUL!.
We love that Sydney is slowly coming back to life after the covid hibernation. Our good friends at GROOVESCOOTER are back working their magic presenting a host of the music-related film’s this year at Golden Age Cinema from this month.
The first instalment is Prince: Sign O’ The Times Exclusive Screenings.
Check out more info below and be sure to follow their page for more dope music releases, film screenings, events killer music projects.
Screening: (Confirm date & times at links above) Fri 6 Nov 2020 Sun 8 Nov 2020 Fri 13 Nov 2020 Sat 14 Nov 2020
PRINCE – Sign O’ the Times
Presented by Groovescooter Exclusive to Golden Age Cinema & Bar, these rare cinema screenings of this critically acclaimed concert film showcase the late PRINCE at the height of his live performance powers, and coincide with the October 2020 deluxe reissue of the album of the same name. Performing 13 numbers, music legend Prince and his band are captured in a high-energy concert film like no other. Neon signs flash above the stage – suggesting the honky-tonk district of a big city – and between numbers there are vignettes of street life. SHEILA E, BONI BOYER and CAT provide rhythmic, vocal and physical pyrotechnics, while SHEENA EASTON appears in a film within a film with U GOT THE LOOK.
In constant motion and never far from center stage, is PRINCE himself, Minnesota’s charismatic virtuoso giving the performance of a lifetime.Rarely seen on the big screen and labeled “ONE OF THE GREATEST CONCERT MOVIES EVER MADE” – alongside TALKING HEADS’ STOP MAKING SENSE (which had people dancing and singing in the aisles when Groovescooter last screened it at Golden Age) – SIGN O’ THE TIMES is an audio and visual cornucopia. Tracks like LITTLE RED CORVETTE/HOUSEQUAKE, IF I WAS YOUR GIRLFRIEND and HOT THING get dynamic workouts by a band featuring the above-mentioned stars alongside bassist LEVI SEACER Jr, guitarist MIKO WEAVER, keyboardist DOCTOR FINK and a super horn section. Alongside well-known tracks are a cover of CHARLIE PARKER’s NOW’S THE TIME and the kind of kinetic drum solo that only the legendary percussionist SHEILA E can deliver.
Groovescooter are happy to be back in the cinema after Covid19 put an abrupt stop to years of continuous music-related film screenings. We have a bunch of new docs announcing soon, if you’d like to be first in the know and be notified of giveaways, sign up to our e-news: http://eepurl.com/dS9bz
Funk legend Maceo Parker has just released ‘Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo,‘ his first studio album in eight years, via Mascot Label Group’s new imprint, The Funk Garage. Described by American Songwriter as “ten sizzling selections that haul buckets of funk,”thealbum finds Parker’s signature punchy saxophone sound partnering with New Orleans funk royalty to cook up a fresh selection of soul and funk classics, as well as Parker originals. The album was recorded at New Orleans House of 1000hz with Andrew “Goat” Gilchrist and producer Eli Wolf (Norah Jones, Madlib, Al Green).
‘Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo’ blends raw, old school funk with the flavors of New Orleans, featuring collaborations with Ivan Neville, Nikki Glaspie, Tony Hall, and a host of local musicians. The funky flavor of the city weaves its way through the album, as Maceo and the band take on iconic songs from Mississippi masters like Dr. John (“Right Place, Wrong Time”) The Meters (“Just Kissed My Baby”) and Allen Toussaint (“Yes, We Can Can), as well as Aretha Franklin’s “Rock Steady,” Prince’s “The Other Side of the Pillow” and David “Fathead” Newman’s “Hard Times.” We also get funky workouts from Parker’s own back catalogue on ‘M A C E O’ and ‘Cross The Track,” the staple song of Giles Peterson’s iconic WAG Club in Soho, London in the 1980s.
It is almost impossible to separate which came first – Maceo or the Funk. He has played with each and every leader in the funk genre, starting with James Brown in the 1960s before jumping aboard the Mothership Connection with Parliament-Funkadelic, and later spending a decade collaborating with Prince.
Maceo’s career as a band leader began in 1970, and since embarking on a second solo career in 1990 he has released a catalogue of stunningly evocative releases from Maceo and All The King’s Men ‘Doing Their Own Thing’ (1972) all the way to 2012s ‘Soul Classics.’ This is not to mention working with titans of the music world such as Keith Richards, Bryan Ferry, Living Color, Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction and De La Soul. He has also been sampled by hip hop icons including the Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac and Busta Rhymes.
In the 1994 documentary ‘My First Name is Maceo,’ George Clinton said, ”You just transcend things and just be energy and beautiful, that’s where Maceo can play and sing, to me, that’s where I really enjoy Maceo the most.”
“One of the things that I have enjoyed about being an artist is that sooner or later it’s time to record new material. Somehow, this time around, we decided to cover some tunes. So, that’s what this album is all about. In the studio, you have the luxury of recording songs by groups that you have enjoyed throughout the years.
Once you become a recording artist, there’s a satisfaction that you are now part of the collective group of artists that you admire.
Maceo & All the King’s Men was the first band I formed after leaving James Brown’s group. There is a sense of pride when, as a musician, you reach a level where your own material is in stores and being played on the air. It’s almost like graduating from local musician to world-renown artist. So it was fun to revisit two songs from that period.
I’ve always been inspired by everyone, simply everyone who has worked with Ray Charles, including the Raelettes and Hank Crawford, so it’s especially nice to have included a David “Fathead” Newman tune on the album. I’ve worked with the Meters, with Dr John and Aretha Franklin over the course my rather long career, so it’s a pleasure to include some of their songs.
More than anything I miss Prince. He was a genius, so it was special to re-record a song he and I had once toyed with idea of releasing and give it that special New Orleans feel while also referencing the person I most admired growing up, the Genius Mr Ray Charles.” – Maceo Parker
‘Soul Food Cooking With Maceo’ Track List 1. Cross The Track 2. Just Kissed My Baby 3. Yes We Can Can 4. M A C E O 5. Hard Times 6. Rock Steady 7. Compared To What 8. Right Place Wrong Time 9. Other Side of the Pillow 10. Grazing In The Grass