Saturday, January 03, 2009

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, Jan 3
Theme of today's show was Jazzy And Playful. Watch out!

Marlena Shaw - Woman of the ghetto
Freddie Hubbard - Red clay
Thelonius Monk - In walked Bud
Lonnie Smith - Straight to the point
Mario's tuna - Waste of money (Resense 006)
Sunset Serenaders Steel band - Summertime
Grace Jones - Pull up to the bumper
Troublefunk - Pump me up
Gwen McCrae -Funky sensation
Timmy Thomas - Why can't we live together? (Shoes dub edit)
Prof Oz - Waves and skank (Grant Phabao remix)
Pitch black - 1000 mile drift (International observer remix)
Cleo Laine - Come back to me
Ramsey Lewis - The in crowd
Eartha Kitt - I want to be evil
Theo Buckford and Raymond Harper -Ska-ta-brain
Kyenie - Lambs bread (Prison oval rock riddim)
Joey Fever - Nuh follo (Prison oval rock riddim)
The Game - Hate it or love it inst
Mayer Hawthorne - Just aint gonna work out
Commodores - Rapid fire
James Brown - There was a time (Kenny Dope remix)
Wrexx'n'effect - Wreckxshop (Jamaican mic)
Benga - B4 the dual
Kolab - Sideways (Dub asylum remix)

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

RIP Eartha Kitt, Freddie Hubbard
Farewell Eartha, Freddie.

"Always blunt about her beliefs, Kitt made her feelings about Vietnam known as she attended a White House lunch hosted by Lyndon Johnson's wife in 1968, when her fame was near its peak.

"You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed," she told the group of about 50 women. "They rebel in the street. They don't want to go to school because they're going to be snatched off from their mothers to be shot in Vietnam." For the next four years, Kitt performed almost exclusively overseas." Link

Watch Eartha's finests moments on youtube. My fave tune of hers -"I want to be evil". Check the lyrics. "I wanna be evil, I wanna be mad, But more that that I wanna be bad... I wanna be nasty, I wanna be cruel, I wanna be daring, I wanna shoot pool..."

Monday, December 29, 2008

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, Dec 27
Continued from last week's show, today's show was a bunch of my favourite tunes and musical moments from the past year. Hope you liked em!

Dark angel -Free da mind
Rob Tex presents the Jimi mixes - Foxy dub
Gabriella Cilmi -Sweet about me (Ashley Beedle dub mix)
Jazmine Sullivan - Need u bad (Moody boyz remix)
James Brown - The bose (Geisha Boys remix - Gamm doin James vol 4)
UBB - I believe in miracles
Mr scruff - The clock
Beanfield feat Baijka - Tides (Carl Craig - C's movement #1 remix)
Overproof sound system - The model
Budamunky - Wednesday
Ray Barretto - O elephante (Shh remix)
Natural yoghurt band - Soft cheese
Car crash set - Dreams
Rodriquez - Sugar man (off the excellent album Cold Fact, reissued this year)
Kingites - Polynesian panthers
Unitone hifi - Up to eleven
Me and you - Last night (Bassnectar remix)
Nina Simone - Taking care of business (Pilooski remix)
Beat conductor - Caribbean path
V.V. Brown - Crying blood (Andrew Weatherall remix)
Mayer Hawthorne - Just aint gonna work out
Kova and Miles - Clap clap inst
Roberta Flack - Go down Moses (she's playing here in February 09)
MMW - Let's go everywhere
Dazz band vs Whitefield bros - Let it whip (B.cause half time remix)
Miles Davis - Freddie Boi (Applejuice kid remix)
Holiday reading
Try this for size...
"The James Brown Collection (Christie's). A 208-page book, gorgeously sorted by the color of the artifacts. Reproduced are handwritten letters ("Polydor is trying to kill me off"), break-up notes, hair supplies, living room sets, sunglasses, and a rainbow of S-E-X jumpsuits. Also online, but less elegant." Hat tip to WFMU.

And The Year In Music old and new from O-Dub.

Also, this watch... damn! Just, damn!