The Claude Mono Blog

I Read The Bible – Christian AOR
October 22, 2016, 9:38 am
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Something to listen to while you study the word. Discovered at the impeccably credentialed  AOR Disco

el ritmo kooky grooves
September 26, 2016, 4:59 am
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Claude Mono’s el ritmo kooky grooves… essentially unessential…el ritmo the Tuesday Night Hi Fi Journey on RTRFM.

I brought in a box of music and just went for it – freestyle – no playlist – just the kooky grooves – it went really well – essentially unessential…

There was something wrong with re-stream so I have loaded up the full set in HQ Mixcloud.

Re-stream here –  select 20 Sep – video links in the playlist for all the tracks but the re-stream is broken so go the Mixcloud

HQ Stereo Mixcloud here


Mort Garsen – Aquarius – Electronic Hair Pieces

John Keating – The Unknown Planet – Space Experience

Bob Crewe Generation – Pygar’s Persecution – Barbarella OST

Marvin Hamlisch – Bond 77 – The Spy Who Loved Me OST

Something About April – Lovely Lady (instrumental) – Something About April Instrumentals

Joe E – Come On Sign – Enjoy The Experience

Praise Poems – Warmth – Praise Poems

David Axelrod – The Edge – Live at Royal Festival Hall

Morris Dow & Eastern Sound – Black Child – Praise Poems Vol 4

Monophonics – Hanging On – Sound of Sinning

Scott Cunnningham Band – Morning Madness

April Fulladoza – Sunlit Horizon

The Beastie Boys – Lighten Up – The In Sound From Way Out

Kid Loco vs Godchild – Chut bebe dort – Kid Loco vs Godchild

The Polytones – Burning Spear – Black Feeling 2

Kid Loco vs God Child – Dans C’cas La Nuit – Kid Loco vs God Child

Larry Covin – Masquerade – Praise Poems Vol 2

Something About April – Sittin By The Radio (instrumental) – Something About April II Instrumentals

Stringtronics – Tropicola – Mindbender

Lee Arnold Trio – Funky Chimes – The Might Mellow Vol 3

Bill Conti – Reflections – Rocky OST

St. Vincent’s Supersound Latinaires Orchestra – Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again – St. Vincent’s Supersound Latinaires Orchestra

Life – 2001 – West Indies Funk Vol 2

Bei Bei and Shawn Lee – East – Into The Wind

Ennio Morricone – Matto, Caldo, Soldi, Morto… Girotondo – Vergogna Schifosi

Project IV feat. Robin – Just A Little More Time – Praise Poems Vol 3

Gary Schneider – Cast Your Fate To The Wind – Enjoy The Experience


Soviet Funk Trailers
June 18, 2016, 7:36 am
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Crate diggers and Jazzheads all know of this Youtube video…


The ‪#‎SovietFunkTrailers‬ project is a set of Funk, Soul & Rare Groove edits from USSR films created and mastered by DJ Soulviet (a.k.a. TenDJiz). DJ Soulviet is best known for his Soulviet Trilogy project consisting of 3 albums: CommoNasm, De La Soulviet, Q-Tipokratiya. Those albums were created by blending acapellas of American hip-hop artists (Common and Nas, De La Soul, Q-Tip) with instrumentals composed from Soviet Soul and Jazz samples.


Black and Blue Radio Show 15 January 2016

black and blue Jan 2016 edit (Medium)

A sweet little guest host spot on the legendary Black and Blue Radio Show Friday Night on RTRFM  – musical explorations of a deep and funky persuasion – ‘very funkapolitan’

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Jef Gilson Big Band – Up To The Light – Jef Gilson Big Band

Louis Armstrong with Leon Thomas – The Creator Has a Master Plan

John Coltrane – Acknowledgement – A Love Supreme

Ballistic Brothers – Love Supreme – 12

Alexander Robotnick – Love Supreme – Giovanotti Mondani Meccanici with Alexander Robotnick

Tri-fire – Receiving End – Tri-fire Volume 1

Uku and Maryn – Suggestive – 12

Usje Sukatma – Waiting For Your Love – PPU 45

Circle City Band – Magic – Circle City Band

Bozeman and Roberts – Workin Mama – 12

Guitar Red – Disco From A Space Show – Personal Space (Electronic Soul 1974 – 1984)

Prince – Mountains – Extended 12

David Bowie – Golden Years (The Captain Tez Remix)

David Bowie and Grace Jones – Dream to the Rhythm Mash Up

Donnell Pittman – Love Explosion – Ultra High Frequencies: The Chicago Party

Robbie M – Lets Groove – Lets Groove

Dr Otto Gomez – Love Junky

Moodymann – I Cant Kick This Feeling When It Kicks

King So So – Disco in the Sky

Noo – No More

Wagon Cookin – I’m Gonna Make You Dance (Spirit Catcher Remix)

Ballplayers – American Worker

David Bowie / Pat Metheny – This is Not America (Silinders re-rub\)







Sunshine Soul Mixtape
January 2, 2016, 7:07 am
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soulsides sunshine soul 2016 crop (Medium)

Its a heat wave… and Claude Mono is popping fire hydrants Bronx style with two hours of very funky jazzy sunshine soul – a soundtrack that is like a cool breeze on a hot still day

It was too hot to be outside so I made a mixtape of the tracks played on the RTRFM Soulsides Radio Show New Years Day Special 2016.

Here – Re-stream the show – select 1 Jan 2016 edition

Here – Mixcloud HQ Audio Mix


Intro – New York Heat Wave – Popping Fire Hydrants

Bill Withers – Lovely Day – Greatest Hits

Seu Jorge – Everybody Loves the Sunshine – Seu Jorge And Almaz

Wee – Leavin You Alone – You Can Fly On My Aeroplane

Ju Par Universal Orchestra Beauty and the Beast – Moods and Grooves

Isaac Hayes and Millie Jackson – Sweet Music Soft Lights and You

Kool and The Gang Summer Madness (Roy Ayers Vocal) – Light of Worlds

Jimmy Owens – Whats The Use – Jimmy Owens

Moody – Lonely Jelly- The Gentle Rain

The Jackson Five – Skywriter – Maybe Tomorrow

Artist Unknown – Let The Children Play – Boddie Acetates Box

Eddie Fisher and Allan (Dealth) Merry and Yodi Gang – Homeboy Pt1 – Eccentric Soul  The Young Disciples

Shirley Brown – Love Starved – Sweet Taste Of Sin

Sweet Stuff – Freaky To You – California Soul

Eramus Hall – Your Love is My Desire – Your Love is My Desire

Prophets of Peace – Get It On – Purple Snow

Embryo – Knast Funk – Apo-Calypso

Rodney Trotter – Space Nigga – California Soul 2

Dee Felice Trio – There Was A Time – James Browns Funky People 3 Vol 3

Freddie Cole – Brother Where Are You – What Is Wrong With Groovin

Johnnie Taylor – Steal Away – Wattstax Deluxe Edition

Edna Wright – Oops Here I Go Again – Strange Soul –

Gil Scott Heron – I Think I’ll Call It Morning – Pieces Of A man

Isaac Hayes – Menage a Trois – New Horizon


Best Videos of 2015
December 24, 2015, 5:52 am
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from a series of four … the other three plus key links here

filmed live and in one incredible take – you need to know that….

the more you get to know about Ariel Pink the more that you want to know more  – from my 7 songs in 7 days post

Deluxe Edition – Funky Space Reincarnation
December 24, 2015, 5:33 am
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soulsides deluxe edition 2015 crrop (Medium)

Funky Space Reincarnation – trippy folky funk and cosmic space soul jams…

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Nostalgia 77 and the Monster- Angels and Demons /
Lonnie Liston Smith and the Cosmic Echoes – Expansions /
Kashmere Stage Band – Aint No Sunshine – OG Version /
Eunice Collins – At The Hotel /
Symphonic Four – Who Do You Think Your Fooling Part II /
The Dave Hamilton Voices – Because I Love You /
Cosmic Funk – Lonnie Liston Smith /
Marvin Gaye Funky Space Reincarnation Morales Mix /
Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues shoes edit /
Shoes vs. Numero – Electric Breaks and Boogie /
Lonnie Liston Smith – Sais (Egypt) /
Asha Puthti – Space Talk /
Linda Lewis – Waterbaby /
The Stepkids – Shadows on Behalf /
Connie Price and the Keystones – Fuzz and Them /
D’Nell – 20:20 /
Experience Unlimited – Funk Consciousness /
Dexter Wansel – Life On Mars /
T Dyson and Company – Its All Over /
4Hero – Morning Child (Landau Orchestra Remix) /
The Stepkids – La La /
Marvin Gaye – I Want You (Vocals and Rhythm) /