Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Top 5 Lists: Mark de Clive-Lowe, P-Money and Christopher Tubbs

Top 5 Lists

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Top 5: Favourite Shows I Played In 2013
1. Los Tres Marks with Money Mark and DJ Nu-Mark at Bootleg Theater (LA)
2. SF Jazz with Eric Harland, Chris Daddy Dave, Lil John Roberts (San Francisco)
3. CHURCH LA with Leon Ware and Jody Watley at The Lift (LA)
4. REMIX:LIVE at Amano (Berlin)
5. Harvey Mason with Patrice Rushen at Jazz in the Pines (Idyllwild, CA)


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Top 5: Stone Cold Grooves
1. Barry White - Strange Games and Things
2. B.T. Express - This House Is Smokin'
3. Leon Haywood - B.M.F. Beautiful
4. Isaac Hayes - Joy
5. Roy Ayers - We Live In Brooklyn, Baby


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Top 5: Soul Songs
A couple of these are veering into soulful disco territory, but that shouldn't be a problem if, like me, you have two feet and aren't afraid to use them (badly).
1. Atlantic Starr - When Love Calls
Thanks to ex-Electric Chair resident Kelvin Andrew for putting me onto this b-side killer. This is one of my all-time favourite end of night records, right up there with Ned Doheny's 'Give It Up For Love'.
2. The Emotions - Rejoice
This album cut (taken from the 1977 album of the same name) came to my attention via witnessing DJ Maurice Fulton play his 10min edit to rapturous reception at a party I booked him for in London. I'm pleased to report the original is even better. Wildly uplifting.
3. Exit - Detroit Leaning
Creating by the one man band consisting of the psychedelic artist George Gullet. Originally from Detroit, George relocated to California in 1980 and soon afterwards began to reminisce about the "D". He decided to take home-studio action and recorded 'Detroit Leaning', a synth string's drive through a dark neighbourhood of Motor City. Deep vibes.
4. Yaw - Where Will You Be
Always makes me feel a little nostalgic and wobbly during my darker hours. This Chi-Town modern classic by male vocalist Yaw completely knocks it out of the park on this Nina Simone-esque outing. Blistering on so many levels.
5. Donny Hathaway - The Ghetto (live version)
Hamish Clark from Breaks Co-Op played this to me sometime in the mid-'90s one slightly hazy summer's afternoon. It is 15min of mind-blowing musicianship and consciousness. Real people feeling, questioning, communicating and celebrating real life. I remember thinking 'why am I even attempting music production?' after hearing this record. Life-changing.

All taken from issue #3 of the Soultearoa Shakedown fanzine.

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