FULL CONCERT: Bill Withers – 1973 BBC (Soul, Jazz, Blues)

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Bill Withers is one THE story tellers, check this short BBC live concert originally broadcast from 1973.

An absolutely beautiful

Both audio and video are as broadcast by the BBC.


00:00:00:00 Ain`t No Sunshine
00:03:18:11 Lonely Town, Lonely Street
00:09:14:16 Grandma`s Hands
00:11:40:18 Use Me
00:16:01:00 Let Me In Your Life
00:20:15:18 Lean On Me
00:24:47:08 Harlem
00:29:19:00 end

SYDNEY SOUL & FUNK: Dojo Cuts feat. Roxie Ray – Take From Me (NEW RELEASE)

Sydney soul/funk outfit DOJO CUTS return with a super soulful second album entitled “Take From Me”, once again featuring the sizzling, smoky vocals of Miss Roxie Ray. This much anticipated follow-up to their debut full-length sees the band taking it back to the roots of soul, but at the same time giving a nod to contemporary funk. With the liner notes written by Russ Dewbury (A Night At The Jazz Rooms) and the support of the entire Daptone Records family aka Gabriel Roth, Neal Sugarman and Homer Steinwess, this Aussie outfit prepares for what is without a doubt a significant step forward in the band’s musical journey.

This is the album where all of Dojo Cuts’ experience and hard work reaches its deeply soulful zenith, with mellow moments – such as in “I’d Rather Go Blind”, “I Can Give” and title track “Take From Me”, as well as gritty straight-up funk pieces like “Mamacita”, “Sonny’s Strut” or the Marva Whitney & James Brown classic “What Do I Have To Do”. Add to that some slices of feel-good crossover soul such as in “My Lovin’ Is All About You” and first single “Easy To Come Home”, and the result is a guaranteed instant classic! The secret is out indeed, Dojo Cuts are ready to rock your world!


PRINCE SYDNEY CONCERT AFTER PARTY Tribute – HOSTED BY SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’S + Friends @ Civic Hotel (Upstairs) Free Entry


This SAT MAY 12TH @ (Upstairs @ Civic Hotel)

Music by Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends; Phil Toke, JuzzLikeDat, C-Man, DJ Jon & Johnny Bones

Up Stairs @ Civic Hotel

EMAIL US soulofsydney@gmail.com or JOIN THE GROUP FOR INFO HERE

Prince after-party Facebook event HERE

DEEP HOUSE, SOULFUL, JAZZY HOUSE: Sylk 130 – Last Night A Dj Saved My Life

King Britt at his finest hour with a classic House remake of the DISCO masterpiece “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life“, taken from his 1997 album “When The Funk Hits The Fan” that features everything from Jazz, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop as well as a few Soulful House cuts like this.

King Britt Presents Sylk 130 – When The Funk Hits The Fan

Narration 2:21
Jimmy Leans Back 2:42
City (5-6 Theme) 5:09
The Reason 4:53
E.R.A. 3:33
Gettin Into It 4:30
When The Funk Swings 7:14
Season’s Change 6:01
13 1:32
Red Handed 1:09
Taggin & Braggin 3:18
Incident On The Couch 1:04
Gorgeous 5:04
A Day In The Life 3:42
New Love 6:17
Uptown 4:33
Last Night A DJ Saved My Life 5:07
When The Funk Hits The Fan 5:36

BEATS, HIP HOP: J Dilla Bday Tribute Mix, Caratgold LIVE @ Soul of Sydney Block Party #5

Tan Cracker’s Soul Club

New Venue, New Date, Quality Black Wax All Night Long!

It’s been a small while between our much talked about parties but fear not as we’re back at a new venue that compliments what we do with aplomb.

A dark space laced with antique furniture, incredible hand painted art on the walls and a nice deep RED keeping things sexy and warm + top notch sound to FEEL our unique wax recordings.

Friday 10th Feb is the date to lock in your diary so do so at once as your not going to want to miss this one! Limited capacity as always.



Tom Tutton

Boogie Monster


Gian Arpino

will be joined by

Burn Hard (Motion)


Mase Boogie (Paper Plane Project)

playing the magical sounds of S.O.U.L music.


Rhythm & Blues

Latin/Brazilian Heat

Deep Funk

Modern Soul/Disco




Plus $5 drinks between 8-10pm. (house wine, beer & spirits) + no cover charge if your in b4 9pm. In addition to this there will some complimentary food platters too.


THE BEIRUT GROOVE COLLECTIVE presents: Black Christmas ‘James Brown Tribute’ Feat James Locksmith (JembeMusic)


Our good mate James Locksmith of JembeMusic put me on to this dope event on this weekend in Beirut where a posse of SOUL, FUNK & Rare Groove fans are throwing it down in homage to the musical legacy of James Brown at the annualBlack Christmas‘.


(In Memory of the Fifth Anniversary of JAMES BROWN’s Death)

For the third X-mas in a row THE BEIRUT GROOVE COLLECTIVE keeps the tradition of funk, soul, rare groove and breaks in this city and the Middle East, alive. However this time we are getting closer to the heart of the action by taking over the former infamous CLUB SOCIAL where three of THE BGC DJs used to spin regularly (DJ Stickfiggr, Ernesto and Ramsay Short).
This time THE BEIRUT GROOVE COLLECTIVE commemorate the fifth anniversary of James Brown’s death, with long list of DJs, artists and visual artists. To top it all off, this year Supreme Sandwiches and Samosas will be on sale from Firas Yatbokh!

  • Natalie “Baby” Shooter (Opening act)
  • Brother Jackson ( afro-funk/hip-hop) + Heavy G (Hard funk)
  • Chris Bail (dance music)
  • DJ Spindle aka Ernesto ( rare groove,deep funk, breaks)
  • James Locksmith (nu-disco, afrobeat)
  • DJ Wah ( Italo-Disco)

Visuals by Nadim Saoma

“In Memory of James Brown” an art project by Tom Bone,Jeanne Fouchet, Semaan Khawam, Lilly in the rain aka Nanou, Ernesto and short fuse.

Shortfuse Film will be releasing their music video for BGC collaborator Wriggly Scott aka DJ Solo’s new single entitled “Hierarchy/Anachy”.

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