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Soulsides 14 July 2017
July 15, 2017, 4:51 am
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Soulsides presents

Two guys who love to boogaloo…Microgroove and Claude Mono

Listen to the re-stream here – select 14 July 2017

PLAYLIST

Soul Generation

Them Two – Am I A Good Man

Vernon Garrett – Keep On Forgiving You

The Soul Brothers Inc – That Loving Feeling

Jimmy “Preacher” Ellis – Baby I Love You

Professor Earl Lett – We Oughta Get Together – The Story of Professor Earl Lett

Mickey and the Soul Generation – Iron Leg

Mickey and the Soul Generation – Football – Iron Leg: The Complete Micky and the Soul Generation

Lenis Guess – Why Why Whyd She Leave Me?

Mickey and the Soul Generation – Mystery Girl – Iron Leg: The Complete Micky and the Soul Generation

Gate – Chocolate Puddin – Praise Poems Voulme 5

Dusty Springfield with Burt Bacharach – The Look of Love – Casino Royale OST

Kadhja Bonet – Remember the Rain (Live) – The Visitor

Tom Jones with Portishead – Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child- Reload

Scott Cunningham Band – Anita – Praise Poems Volume 5

Don Gardner – You Love Is Driving Me Crazy

Roy Porter Sound Machine – Love You – The Story Of Roy Porter Sound Machine 1971-1975

Seeds of Fulfilment – Solemn Solitude

Odyssey Group – Midnight and You

The Three Js – Chalito – Praise Poems Volume 3

Billy Storm and the Tempests   Apologise

Carol Veal – H’way of Love

William Cummings – Your Soul Searching Love

Clarence Reid – I Get My Kicks

Adrian Younge – Winter Is Here (Instrumental) – Something About April !! (The Instrumentals)

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles – Going To A Go Go

Betty Boo – Spellbound – Detroit a go go

P.J. – TLC

Joe Mason – Let It Out – Totally Wired Volume 5

Turner Brothers – Cause I Love You

Sisters of Love – You’ve Got My Mind

Sisters of Love – Now is the Time

Tom Jones and Ella Fitzgerald – Sunny

 

 

 

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el ritmo eastern block party
March 23, 2017, 12:54 pm
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Come to the Eastern Bloc….The el ritmo Eastern Block Party is on again on Tuesday night at Victor’s flat above RTRFM. Bring vodka and perhaps some jazz and funk records. DJ Claude will be bringing the new hi fi system he got in the West. Check out some of his new grooves at his blog post. Tell everyone to make sure they get there as with the new state restrictions and the clampdown on kooky music there is unlikely to be a re-stream…there may be some cassettes…be warned there is hi-fi and lo-fi…

HQ Mixcloud Bootleg Cassette here

If you dig jazz then you might also dig this – “Meet me at the Jazzkeller…Bring Jazz…”

PLAYLIST of some of the tracks but some are just unknown…

Vladimir Vasilkov – Woodpeckers Don’t Get Headaches\

DJ Soulviet – SovietFunkTrailers (excerpt)

c.j. plus – Soviet Funk Expo (Excerpt)

Zeljko Kerlata – The Newcomer

Henryk Debich – See You At The Disco Tonight

Novi Singers – My Own Revolution

Hiedi Bruhl – Berlin

Hildergard Knef – Ich Wart auf Die Nacht

Gelsominos Magic Voice from 1977

Victor Kiswell Archives – I Can’t Stop

Horst Jankowski – Das ist der Morgen

Anita Pallenberg – Stones Muse Supreme

Lottie and Leherb – Irre Gut – Funky Frauleins- Female Beat, Groove, Disco, Funk in Germany 1968-1978

Omega Omega 2 – Kérgeskezü Favágók – Well Hung Well Hung: 20 Funk-Rock Eruptions From Beneath Communist Hungary – Volume 1

Labaratorium – Funky dla Franki (Joakim Remix) – Various – Iron Curtain Revisited  Crippled Dick Hot Wax Records

Tri Plus Dva – Vitok (soviet jazz easy listening, 1966, USSR)

Anne Hathaway – Russian Accent (Valentines Day)

Hildegard Knef – Im achtzigsten Stockwerk

Yugoslavian PsychJazz-Funk – Aleksandar Subota – Corazon (1976 LP)

Peter Herbolzheimer MPS Rhythm Combination & Brass – El Soul Condor

Henryk Debich – See You At The Disco Tonight

Kuno & the marihuana brass – marihuana mantra

Günter Noris – Gemini

Daniel Pemberton – Escape From East Berlin –

Eduard Khil – Mr. Trololo

Soviet Space Disco 1978

Soviet Disco

Eolika – Falling Stars – Melodiya 1980

Zdravstvuj Pesnya (Здравствуй, песня)- Marathon (Soviet electro space disco, 1982)

 

 

 

 

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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

PLAYLIST

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

 

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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

PLAYLIST

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

 

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Boogie Scene Mix Videos
July 17, 2010, 6:29 am
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more very funky stuff…




Photos by the legendary Jamal Shbazz



peoples potential unlimited
July 17, 2010, 5:55 am
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peoples potential unlimited – where its at

Have been seriously getting into Peoples Potential Unlimited (PPU) Records and Tapes, the Washington DC label doing it with RESPECT for the eighties obscure boogie scene and the discovery of old cassettes in people’s garage sales or the treasures at the back of record collections. Still just in thier infancy they are doing kind of like what  Numero Group have been doing for the obscure seventies funk and soul scene and the discovery of old reel to reel masters in ex-session musos basements. I have bought a few 45s but I feel I will be buying a lot more…

There is a great interview with Founder Andrew Morgan on the DC-List.

“A few weeks back, the Library of Congress selected 25 songs it found significant enough to preserve into perpetuity. You could say Andrew Morgan is doing the same thing — except he’s a lot more genre-specific. Morgan is the force behind Peoples Potential Unlimited Records (PPU), a mail-order business focused on resurrecting and preserving the dance tunes from the early 1980s sometimes known as boogie-funk. If you’re having a hard time conceiving this sound, think of Madonna on her first album or even better, D-Train. Now imagine those folks with little money and no major label backing. You’ve now entered Andrew’s crate-digging world. What started out as a hobby selling flea market vinyl on eBay for the animator, UNC-Greensboro grad and Northern Virginia native has turned into a boutique label that’s allowed him to form bonds with artists who probably thought only their mothers knew they made an album — and, in some instances, still live with their moms…”

 Read the article and interview here

California Flight Project on PPU

JERRY J JOHNSON, captain of California Flight Project has had his hands on the controls since the 70s, soaring far above the radar, and never landing until now.  The Berkley California group has been performing and recording for years, even today, but their title “California Flight” was released only a few years ago on CD-R. For unknown reasons a vinyl record never launched in ’80.  So with PPU at co-pilot it’s time for this sublime soul vessel to take off.  Attention all passengers your California Flight number 1980 will be taking off shortly. Our destination will be to all radio stations, disc jockeys and discotheques, please secure your headphones for the sounds you are about to hear.. California Flight’s gonna take you for a ride. 7″inch black vinyl with picture sleeve.

Buy it  here

Earcave the Soul Boogie Shop run by the PPU collective is here

check these out ON FIRE…

Tri-Star – Unreleased Funk on PPU

Glass Pyramid on PPU

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claude mono the trip – volume 1
May 30, 2010, 12:00 pm
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As Claude alwas says … its the set not the song …  and this is mind expanding …

TWO FORMATS 
stream live on soundcloud here
download reel to reel high quality for your headphones  here

PLAYLIST – claude mono – the trip – volume 1

mike oldfield – hergest ridge excerpt

the orb – little fluffy clouds live

alan parker – dull grey clouds

yoko ono – walking on thin ice

grace jones – private live in dub

sidney, george and Jackie – papa was a rolling stone

special agent dale cooper and audrey horn

10cc – I’m not in love

dj shadow – dark days

blondie vs portishead – sour glass

kanamit – joyful grass and grape 1

u2 – mysterious ways – solar plexus mix

sally eaton – flower in the air – hippie goddesses mix

oasis – falling down – amorphous androgynous mix

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