BILL WITHERS (RIP) – A TRIBUTE PODCAST


Sending our prayers up for one of our music worlds finest, Rest in Peace BILL WITHERS who sadly passed away earlier this week.

We lost one of the finest Soul storytellers ever, the great Bill Withers was one of our biggest musical influences.

He moved the Soul & R&B world with his music, his warm voice, and vivid pictures he painted with his song-writing, releasing seminal classics like Use Me, Lovely Day, Lean of Me, Ain’t No Sunshine just to name a few.

Here is a 90 minute mix of some of our favourite original Bill Withers cuts, remixes and some edits. We hope you enjoy..

Run Time – 90 Min’s

Track Listing
1.Bill Withers – Intro / Grandmas Hands [Live]
2.Bill Withers – For My Friend [Live]
3.Bill Withers – Naked And Warm [Heaven!]
4.Bill Withers – You
5.Bill Withers – Use Me [Rhythm Scholar Mo’Funk Remix]
6.Bill Withers – Steppin’ Right Along
7.Bill Withers – Lonely Town, Lonely Street
8.Bill Withers – Soul Shadow
9.Bill Withers – Kissing My Love
10.Bill Withers – Sweet Wanomi
11.Bill Withers – Just The Two Of Us [Edit]
12.Bill Withers – Lovely Day [Touch Radiomusic Mix]
13.Bill Withers – i Wish You Well
14.Bill Withers – Then y Ou Smile At Me
15.Bill Withers – The Same Love That Made Me Laugh
16.Bill Withers – It Ain’t Because Of Me Baby
17.Bill Withers – Lovely Night For Dancing
18.Bill Withers – Oh Yeh
19.Bill Withers – Ruby Lee
20.Bill Withers – Take It All In And Check It All Out
21.Bill Withers – She Wanted To [Get On Down]
22.Bill Withers – Harlem [Eamon Harnick Edit]
23.Bill Withers – Who Is He [Groove Assassin Mix]
24.Bill Withers – i Cant Write Left Handed [Live]
25.Bill Withers – Lean On Me

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JAZZ,BLUES,HIP HOP: Booker T Jones Live in Sydney + Booker T Jones – Everything Is Everything Feat. Questlove (Lauren Hill Keyboard Cover)


Booker T Jones in the HOUSE! I only just heard about the live show this Thursday at the Metro Sydney presented by who else… Niche Productions.

Niche Productions is ecstatic to present Booker T. Jones – live and direct from Memphis, Tennessee. From legendary Soul-Funk staples like ‘Green Onions’, ‘Time Is Tight’ and ‘Melting Pot’ to producing for Bill Withers and Willie Nelson, the multi instrumentalist and producer has most recently teamed up with ?uestlove and The Roots for his new album The Road From Memphis and now he is bringing his explosive show down under with his razor sharp band.

Booker T. Jones + Special Guests
Friday 30th September – Perth – The Bakery
Tickets: http://www.nowbaking.com.au/ – On sale NOW

Sunday 2nd October – Southern Blues Festival – NSW
Tickets: http://www.bluesfestival.tv/ – On sale now!

Thursday 6th October – The Metro – Sydney
Tickets: www.metrotheatre.com.au/ – On sale NOW

Friday 7th October – HiFi Ballroom – Melbourne
Tickets: www.thehifi.com.au – On sale NOW

Saturday 8th October – Caloundra Festival – QLD
Tickets: www.caloundramusicfestival.com/ – On sale now!

www.bookert.com
www.nicheproductions.com.au

‘HAPPY MOTHERS DAY’ Mixtape Feat. Grover Washington Jr, James Brown, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Gwen McRae, Snoop Dogg, Q Tip & Tupac


Blessings to you & your loved ones, here is our selection of our Mothers Day inspired Soul & Hip Hop tunes that should go down just about right on a sunny Sunday.

“This is a man’s world, But it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl”

James Brown – Man’s World

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'HAPPY MOTHERS DAY' Mixtape Feat. Grover Washington Jr, James Brown, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Gwen McRae, Snoop Dogg, Q Tip & Tupac


Blessings to you & your loved ones, here is our selection of our Mothers Day inspired Soul & Hip Hop tunes that should go down just about right on a sunny Sunday.

“This is a man’s world, But it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl”

James Brown – Man’s World

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Playground Weekender Poolside Funk & Disco Mix Tape


Playground Weekender Poolside Funk & Disco Mix


Here is another special FUNK & DISCO ‘thank you’ mix put we put together for anyone who was part of the magic of Playground Weekender 2009.

‘To everyone we connected with,  shared the dance floors with & especially those rocking it pool side on Saturday morning.

Shine on you crazy diamonds & THANK YOU for the memories !

Can’t wait for next year’

Download HERE

Play HERE

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Track List

  1. Intro Barack Obama
  2. Bill Withers- Lovely Day
  3. Gwen McCrae- Funky Sensation
  4. John Davis Monster Orchestra- Ain’t That Enough For You
  5. James Brown- Funky President
  6. The Commodores- Brick House
  7. Average White Band- Pick Up The Pieces
  8. First Choice- Love Thang
  9. Angela Winbush- I Love You More
  10. Convertion- Lets Do It
  11. Komiko- Feel Alright
  12. Geraldine Hunt- Cant Fake The Feeling
  13. Richard T Bear- Sunshine Hotel
  14. Lenny Williams- You Got Me Runnin (Krivit Re edit)
  15. The Salsoul Orchestra- You’re Just The Right Size
  16. The Salsoul Orchestra- Salsoul Rainbow/Obama Victory Speech
  17. Diana Ross- No One Gets The Prize
  18. Diana Ross- The Boss

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Peace

Soul Of Sydney

Feb 09

‘Change’ Makes You Want To Hustle: A Revolutionary FUNK & SOUL Tribute to The Newest Funky President….. Barack Obama [Recorded Nov 2008] by SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s


With the Obama inauguration around the corner & the majority of the world already celebrating the 44th president of the United States, I though it would be a good time to share our own tribute to the nation’s first black President.

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OBAMA: Power To The People by Nubian Eagle @ Flickr

This one is a tribute mixtape by SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s  & It features some of our favourite funk, soul & disco artists, including: James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Roy Ayers, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, Herb Alpert, Issac Hays, George Clinton, Lonnie Liston Smith, & George Benson just to name a few blended with samples from the Barrack Obama election night Speech & Martin Luther King ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech.

Mixed by SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s 

Running Time: 74 minutes

DOWNLOAD: HERE

 

Track List

  1. The Love Unlimited Orchestra – Midnight Groove,<Soul Of Sydney Edit>
  2. Fatback Band – Mister Bass Man
  3. The Head Hunters- God Made Me Funky
  4. The Honey Drippers- Impeach The President
  5. The O’Jays- Give The People What They Want
  6. James Brown- The Boss
  7. Bill Withers- Lovely Day
  8. Herb Alpert – RiseYObama EDIT>
  9. James Brown – Funky President
  10. Maceo & The Macks – Soul Power ’74
  11. Donald Byrd- Change- Makes You Want To Hustle
  12. Curtis Mayfield- Right on For The Darkness
  13. Stevie Wonder- Black Man
  14. The Blackbyrds- Rock City Park
  15. Odyssey- Going Back To My Roots
  16. John McLaughlin- Planetary Citizen
  17. Issac Hays- Theme From S.H.A.F.T
  18. The Beginning of The End- Funky Nassau (Part 1)
  19. George Clinton – One Nation Under A Groove
  20. Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground
  21. Lonnie Liston Smith- Expansions
  22. George Benson- You Can Do It < Phil Toke & Soul of Sydney ‘I Have A DREAM EDIT’
  23. Roy Ayers- Evolution