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Caribbean Trip – El Ritmo
June 19, 2013, 11:31 am
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Its Tuesday night – time for your global hi fi journey…

Ths week take a trip to the Caribbean with guest host John Safari Naughton from one of our favourite record buying haunts Safari’s Record Shack – he’s the man with the with the vintage vinyl!!!

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Mighty Sparrow – Congo Man

Lord Kitchener – Limbo

Blind Blake – Love Alone

Jazz Ja – Calypso Jazz

The Wailers – Shame and Scandal

Byron Lee and the Dragonaires – Sell The Pussy

Lord Creator – Big Bamboo

The Mighty Fire Steel Band – A Hard Days Night

Admirals Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Band – Time Is Tight

Fabulous Five Inc – Shaving Cream

Sparrow and his Troubadors – My Son Cha

The Revolution of St Vincent – The Little You Say

Rupert and the Rolling Coins – Are You Ready

Lynn Tait – Stepping Up

Hopeton Lewis – Funky Kingston

BBKS Expedition – For The Love of Money

Lee Arab and Sound Dimension – Now

Prince Moonie – See A Man’s Face

Marcia Griffiths – Women A Come

Ella Andell and King Shorty – Hello Africa

Poser – Kaya  Grass

Boogsie – Celebration

Boogsie – Boogie Kanso

Kalyan – Disco Reggae

Taboo Combo – Lets Do The Groove

The Desperadoes – Dont Leave Me THis Way

Beckett – Coming Higher

Lord Shorty – Drum Spirits

Rootsman – Funking Radio Station

Derrick Cara and Trinity – Dont Stop Till You Get Enough

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el ritmo in space
June 13, 2012, 12:34 pm
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Its 2012: NASA, the Russians, and the Chinese Space Exploration Program are all moving further and deeper into outer space and the exploration of Mars and our outer galaxies. At the same time the El Ritmo DJs are moving further inwards, deeper into hi-fi inner space – into aural kooky deep space. In 1962 with the introduction of the Stereo Action LP series, RCA heralded “spectacular sonic illusions of motion, directionality and depth.” Not content to program simply for ears, RCA provided a “visual” component to audio through harmonics and stereophonic orchestration – and crazy LP covers!!. The goal of the RCA Engineers then, and the goal now of the El Ritmo DJs “is to create musical movement so real, your eyes will follow the sound.” This Tuesday night its music but not as you know it…

A Hi Fi audio quality fully remastered Mixcloud here (no talking)

PLAYLIST (also check out lots of videos and links on the show playlist here)

Ronnie & Clyde Zero One – Peter Thomas Warp Back to Earth 66-99

Carl Sagan – Great Winds Excerpt – Cosmos OST

Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra – Love 71 – Peter Thomas Warp Back to Earth 66-99

CQ Excerpts – CQ OST

Mellow – Codename Dragonfly  – CQ OST

Mellow – Love On The Moon  – CQ OST

Jacques Dutronc – Le Responsible  – CQ OST

Stefano Torossi  – Sixth Dimension – Stroboscopica Volume 2

I Marc4 – Matto Grosso – Stroboscopica

Space Girl – Lush Bath Bomb

Air with Jean Jacues Perrey – Cosmic Bird

Air – Casanova 70 (The Secret Of Cool Mix)

Erol Alkan – Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve – Zodiac Excerpt

The Zombies – The Time of The Season

John Keating – The Unknown Planet – Space Experience

Hugo Montenegro – Aquarius

Paul Jones – Aquarius

Rosko – Peacemaker – La Guepe Volume 3

Salsoul Orchestra – Salsoul 3110

Tico Allegre Allstars – La Odissa De Tito

Bob Crewe Generation – Barbarella OST Excerpts

Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited – Theme From Stella Interstellar – The Fluid Soundbox

Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited – The Case – Plays Lost TV Themes

Barbarella (The Irresistible Force Remix)

Bob Crewe Generation – Angel Is Love (Claude Mono Reconstruction)

Bob Crewe Generation – Barbarella OST Excerpts

James Last – Walking in the Rain – Hair

John Keating – The Unknown Planet – Sounds Unlimited

I Marc 4 – Hyde park – Strobiscopica

Switched On Rock – Jumpin Jack Flash

Synthesiser Sound Machine – Apache

Dick Hyman – Green Onions – Age of Electronicus

John Schroeder Orchestra – Soul Trek – Space Age Soul

Sven Libaek – Inner Space (not on download)

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el ritmo – Tuesday night in Rio
November 3, 2011, 12:58 pm
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… well not just Rio…

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Arnold Schwarzenegger – In Rio               

River Ocean – Love and Happiness- Brazilian Beats 2

Masters at Work feat Liliana – Brazilian Beat – Brazilian Beats 1

Escravos De Jo Jo – Friends From Rio 2 -Brazil Love Affair

Juan Laya and Jorge Montiel – Sex Machina                                                                                

Iva Meirelles Funk n Lata – Baile Funk Medley – Brazil Beats 5

Cumbria Alivianada – Stayin Alive             

Astrud Gilberto – Donlt Leave Me Baby – September

Apollo Nove – Inexpliticata – Apollo Nove

Franko Xavier – Tema Do Amor Amando – Franko Xavier

Anontonio Adolpho – Piorque Hoje E Dominga – Soul of Brazil

Som Tres – Jungle – Soul of Brazil

Mo Horizons – Quando Ne Vee (Soul Surfers Remix) – Some More Horizons

Ennio Morricone – Bianco Rosso Everdone – Bossa

Ennio Morricone – Ritratto D’Autore – Bossa

Antena – Bye Bye Papaye – Canini Del Sol

Astrud Gilberto – Holiday – September

Johnny Alf – Oxum – Funky Brazil

Tafo – Karye Pyar – Sounds of Wonder

Mohammod Nuri – Biya Bar-e Safar Bandim – Pomegranates

Sitart Beat – Sitart Beat – Sitar Beat

Kolyanji Anandji – Dharmatma Theme Music – Sitar Beat

Don Sebresky – Guru Vin – Verve Psychedelic Jazz

Bill Plummer and the Cosmic Brotherhood – The Look of Love – Bill Plummer

Serge Gainsborourg – Cadevires En Sorie – Les Annees Pschedeliques

Serge Gainsborourg – La Horse – Les Annees Pschedeliques

Serge Gainsborourg and Jane Birkin- 69 Anee Erotique – Jane et Serge

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el ritmo
October 29, 2011, 5:51 am
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Seu Gorge – The Model

Jane Weaver’s Europeum Alluminate Mixtape    Artist Unknown

Pedro Gomez – Hippie

Sergio Mendes and the Black Eyed Peas – Mas Que Nada

Frank Walton – Safari

Wilson Das Neves e Conjunto – Pick Up The Pieces

Tito Puente – Last Tango In Paris

WAW featuring Willie Bobo – Descarga El Bobo

Le Ry-Co Jazz – Pi Pi Poh

Fusiion – Tocato Y Fuj

Los Hurricanes – Good Golly Miss Molly

The Brisk – El Juego Del Amor

Marta Kubisova – Já Tu S Tváří Neměnnou

Marta Kubisova – Neps Dal

Enrique Kynch – Pantalocitos Calientes

Enrique Lynch – Ballando Con Dolores

Cal Tjader – I Want You Back

Joe Acosta – All Night Long

Artist Unknown – I Wish I Knew?                    

Eric and Ryan Kilkenny – Bongo Avenger

Lemon – Mr Bongo

Tim Love Lee – Wack Wack

Los Chiccaros – Chiccaros Boogaloo

Sal Davis – Mankini

The Cutlass Band – Obiara Wondo

Andre Tanker – Swahili

Nsambei – Vecchio

Manu Dibango – African Boogie

The Tempos – Save Me

Gabo Brown and Ochestra Poly Ritmo – it’s a Vanity

William Ongeeber – Better Change Your Mind

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July 10, 2011, 10:53 am
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LIsten Here


Jimmy Castor – Psycho Man – 45

Benny Poole – I Can Dig It – 45

Nathaniel Mayer – I Don’t Want No Bald Headed Woman Telling Me What To Do – 45

The Animals – I am Crying – 45

General Crook – Till Then – 45

Betty Everett – The Shoe Won’t Fit – 45

Martha Reeves – No One There – 45

Natural Yoghurt Band – Track 1 – Tuck In With …

Beastie Boys – B Boys In The Cut – 45

Jimmy Smith – Bashin – 45

Fathers Children –  Linda – Who’s Gonna Save The World

Fathers Children – Fathers Children – Who’s Gonna Save The World

The Accumulated Gestures  – Woman Pt1 and 2 (feat Odette Mercy) – A Permanent Impermance

The Accumulated Gestures – You Don’t Have To Go – A Permanent Impermance

Mayer Hawthorne – Your Easy Lovin Aint Pleasin Nothin – A Strange Arrangement

Albert King – I Love Lucy – King of the Blues Guitar

Ramsay Lewis – You Made Me So Very Happy – The Piano Player

Ralph Graham – I Don’t Want To Play The Game – Differently

Ronnie Dyson – The More You Do It – The More You Do It

Gene Harris – Koko And Lee Roe – Nexus

Pharoa Sanders – Gotta Give It Up – Love Will Find A Way

Smokey Robinson – Wanna Know My Mind – Smokey

Eddie Senay – Phase 1 – Step By Step

Eddie Senay – Aint No Sunshine – Hot Thang

Do It Again – Terry Callier – Turn You To Love

Margaret Singana – Why Did You Do It – Tribal Face

The Step Kids – La La – EP

Willie Wright – Right On For The Darkness


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June 11, 2011, 12:01 pm
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Make It Feal Real — oh yeah — Make It Feel Real

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Wilson Pickett – Engine No 9 (Kenny Dope)

SJOB Movement – Stone Funk

The Cutlass Band – Obiari Wando

Rabbits and Carrots – Give It Up Turn It Loose

Andre Tankier – Swahili

Baby Charles – Jackson Fingers

Gil Scott Heron – Space Shuttle

John Mayer and DJ Logic – Inner City Blues (live)

Numero meets Shoes – Eccentric Breakbeats

Scott Cunningham – Morning Madness

Mell Britt – Shell Come Running Back

TK Murray – Brown Sugar

Stapel Singers – Trippin On Your Love

TL Barret – Like s Ship

Eddie Kendricks – Date With the Rain

The Impressions – Potent Love

Chairman of the Board – Morning Glory Life and Death

Lee Fields – My World

Isley Brothers – Ohio

The Stepkids – La La

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