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A Road to Somewhere by Magowl on  Mixcloud
Here’s a  selection of songs I was going to play at a gallery opening a little bit back, but my laptop broke (I got some gym time in carrying around a ton of vinyl instead) so I threw this together afterwards.  As usual I’m not really a DJ so it’s not beat-matched or anything; just good songs. 
It seems the mixcloud widget refuses to show up, no idea why. But if you click the link above it’ll take you to the mixcloud page and you can check the mix out there.

A Road to Somewhere by Magowl on Mixcloud

Here’s a selection of songs I was going to play at a gallery opening a little bit back, but my laptop broke (I got some gym time in carrying around a ton of vinyl instead) so I threw this together afterwards.
As usual I’m not really a DJ so it’s not beat-matched or anything; just good songs.

It seems the mixcloud widget refuses to show up, no idea why. But if you click the link above it’ll take you to the mixcloud page and you can check the mix out there.

Merl Saunders & Aunt Monk - You Can Leave Your Hat On
Label: FantasyCat#: F-9503Jazz-Funk, USA, 1976RYM / Discogs
Note: No audio for this on the net that I could find. But below is a tune from another album of his from the same period.

Merl Saunders & Aunt Monk - You Can Leave Your Hat On

Label: Fantasy
Cat#: F-9503
Jazz-Funk, USA, 1976

RYM / Discogs

Note: No audio for this on the net that I could find. But below is a tune from another album of his from the same period.

Henry & Louis - Deliverance
Label: Cup Of Tea Cat#: COT 023 TripHop/Downtempo, UK, 1995
Discogs

Henry & Louis - Deliverance

Label: Cup Of Tea
Cat#: COT 023
TripHop/Downtempo, UK, 1995

Discogs

Pop Da Brown Hornet – Black On Black Crime/G.P. Connection (12”)
Label: Smoke Cat#: SMOKE002LP HipHop, USA, 1996
RYM / Discogs
Note: Dark Skinned Assassin is visiting on G.P. Connection. Produced by RNS. I’ll take a new pic of this in a little bit as it came out kinda blurry.

Pop Da Brown Hornet – Black On Black Crime/G.P. Connection (12”)

Label: Smoke
Cat#: SMOKE002LP
HipHop, USA, 1996

RYM / Discogs

Note: Dark Skinned Assassin is visiting on G.P. Connection. Produced by RNS. I’ll take a new pic of this in a little bit as it came out kinda blurry.

Booker Ervin - Lament For Booker Ervin
Label: EnjaCat#: ENJA-2054Jazz, USA, 1975RYM
Note: The video below was the only song I found on the tube and is a tribute to Mr. Ervin by Horace Parlan (which is the 2nd track on the b-side of this LP). Here’s a copy/paste comment from RYM…

The story behind the one song on this album by Booker Ervin is really  funny.  Booker Ervin, best known for his smokin’ pyrotechnic tenor sax  playing with Charles Mingus, was booked along with a bunch of other  saxophonists to play at a concert in Europe.  There was so many bookings  that Booker was only supposed to play 15 minutes.  Well, Booker wasn’t  going to go along with that!  Instead he played one deadly song and  soloed like mad for 27 and a half minutes.  The crowd was in awe.  If  ever there was an underrated jazz saxophonist, it’s Booker Ervin.  The  other track on this recording is a touching solo piano tribute to Booker  by Horace Parlan, who was part of the lineup on October 29th, 1965.
-  Zappaholic

Booker Ervin - Lament For Booker Ervin

Label: Enja
Cat#: ENJA-2054
Jazz, USA, 1975

RYM

Note: The video below was the only song I found on the tube and is a tribute to Mr. Ervin by Horace Parlan (which is the 2nd track on the b-side of this LP). Here’s a copy/paste comment from RYM…

The story behind the one song on this album by Booker Ervin is really funny.  Booker Ervin, best known for his smokin’ pyrotechnic tenor sax playing with Charles Mingus, was booked along with a bunch of other saxophonists to play at a concert in Europe.  There was so many bookings that Booker was only supposed to play 15 minutes.  Well, Booker wasn’t going to go along with that!  Instead he played one deadly song and soloed like mad for 27 and a half minutes.  The crowd was in awe.  If ever there was an underrated jazz saxophonist, it’s Booker Ervin.  The other track on this recording is a touching solo piano tribute to Booker by Horace Parlan, who was part of the lineup on October 29th, 1965.

-  Zappaholic

Street - StreetLabel: Verve ForecastCat#: FTS-3057(Psych-) Pop/Rock, USA, 1969RYM
Note: They have a Jefferson Airplane thing going at times (one of the songs below for instance). Not a bad album by any means, although it’s a bit inconsistent.

Street - Street

Label: Verve Forecast
Cat#: FTS-3057
(Psych-) Pop/Rock, USA, 1969

RYM

Note: They have a Jefferson Airplane thing going at times (one of the songs below for instance). Not a bad album by any means, although it’s a bit inconsistent.

Detroit Emeralds - I’m In Love With You
Label: Westbound Cat#: WB 2018 Soul, USA, 1973
RYM / Discogs

Detroit Emeralds - I’m In Love With You

Label: Westbound
Cat#: WB 2018
Soul, USA, 1973

RYM / Discogs

Indelible MC’s – Fire In Which You Burn/Collude Intrude (12”)
Label: Rawkus Cat#: RWK 133-1 HipHop, USA, 1997
RYM / Discogs
Note: Co-Flow, Juggaknots and J-Treds, need I say more?

Indelible MC’s – Fire In Which You Burn/Collude Intrude (12”)

Label: Rawkus
Cat#: RWK 133-1
HipHop, USA, 1997

RYM / Discogs

Note: Co-Flow, Juggaknots and J-Treds, need I say more?

I need to take some pics which why I’m lagging behind a bit with the posts. Light is horrible atm though, so tomorrow if it improves. I’ve not run out of records, not to worry :)

Gábor Szabó - High Contrast
Label: Blue Thumb Cat#: BTS 28 Soul-Jazz/Fusion, USA/Hungary, 1971
RYM / Discogs

Gábor Szabó - High Contrast

Label: Blue Thumb
Cat#: BTS 28
Soul-Jazz/Fusion, USA/Hungary, 1971

RYM / Discogs

Mixtapes

I added another static page (they’re located up on the right on the main page) for my Mixtapes. I made six of them for a now defunct page called Connaisseur ‘70 and so far I’ve made one under my own name (the Italo+ one for Italo Week). I’ll make more as I like doing them, but it won’t be a weekly thing or anything like that, I’ll just make one when I get that feeling.

Also, they’re all available for download, but I don’t have time to post up the links right now. I’ll get on it either later on today or early tomorrow.

Edit:

Ok, the dl links are up as well.