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El Ritmo – Calypso ‘Safari’
February 8, 2013, 9:49 am
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vintage calypso

safaris record shack logo cropped

Life at RTRFM is wonderful and tropical as Claude relaxes with special guest John Safari’s Record Shack Naughton who lays down the whole show on his only night off ahead of the big opening. Its fantastic – the man is a genius and you are going to love these sounds – lots of exclusives and vintage vinyl rarities – Claude had to work hard to persuade Mr Safari to let us keep a little playlist as a souvenir.. it’s one of El Ritmo’s best ever Tuesday night parties…










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Big Bamboo – Lord Creator

No More Vodka – King Arrow

Jerk – Mighty Sparrow

Spanish Calypso – The Lion

Oye Come Va – Admiral’s Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Orchestra

Hip Hug Her – Roland Alphonso

Woman of the Ghetto – Phillis Dillon

Be Thankful – Donovan Carless

War – Generation Gap

Shaft – Big Youth / Prince Buster All Stars

Leonide – Les NSB and Jacques Phillippe

Viva La Soul – Legendary

Soul Revival – Zap Pow

Dat Soca Boat – Mighty Shadow

Yoga Styling – Phase 2 Presents Boogsie

Cissy Strut – Pete Eye Trio

Dont Leave Me This Way – Desperadoes – we love Philly Calypos

Carnival Madness – Mighty Explaires

Shake Yuh Bam Bam – The Mighty Swallow

Sweet Music – Kalyan

Time is Tight – ATCSO

Bongo Night – Roy Alton

Kaya Grass – Poser

Dance and Shake Your Tambourise – Sly and Robbie

Bird in Hand – Lee Scratch Perry and The Upsetters

IMO – Black Truth Ryhthm Band

Peace and Coke – The Black Knights

Heaven and Hell is on Earth – 20th Century Steel Band

For The Love of Money  – BBKs Expedition…. too funky

Funky Like a Train – The Equals

Gimme Some More – Sound Studio Band

45 sleeve (Medium)

LP5 (Medium)

LP4 (Medium)

LP 1 (Medium)

LPs 2 (Medium)

LP3 (Medium)

london calypso

… and don’t forget …

Check out Safari’s Record Shack in Arcade 189  at 189 William Street

Check out the amazing London Is The Place For Me – Volumes 1 – 6 at Honest Jons Records

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S.O.U.L.sides radio show
August 15, 2009, 8:54 am
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bobby blackbird soulsides

The weekend starts here….Microgroove kicks of this months show early and big with his birthday present –  Billy Larkin and the Delegates on an original LP pressing and the legendary Pigmy then its soul jazz and Hammond burners, soul 45s, driving funk and beats for two hours  – listen for Reuben Wilson getting stoned out of his mind with the Chilites classic, and Lee Field My World Parts 1 and 2 spliced together by Mr Mono and a show exit thanks to Kate Bush covering Marvin Gaye – what?    

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Woody Herman – The Hut

Billy Larkin and the Delegates – Pigmy

Lou Donaldson – Signifying

Young Holt Limited – Country Sticker Joe

Richard Groove Holmes – Soul Message

The Watson Sisters – Love Light of Mine

Baby Washington – Go On

Little Willie John – You’re a Sweetheart

Annakonda – Wheedles Groove

Emeli Sande and Marco with the DT6 – Takes

Barbara Mason – You Better Stop

Kings Go Forth – High On Your Love

The Fabulous Souls – Take Me pt1 and pt2

Harvey and the Phenomenals Soul and Sunshine

Barbara King – What I Did In The Street

Shanon Jones and The Dapkings – Keep On Looking (KD Mix)

Billy Martin with the Soul Jets – Funky Feeling

Edwin Start and Blinky – Well Find A Way

Don Covay and the Godfathers – Mercy Mercy

The Favourite Sons – That Driving Beat

The Attack – Feel Like Flying

Carlos Malcolm – Pound for Pound

Girma Beyene –  Ene Negn Bal/Monesh

Rasputin Stash – Ooh Baby

Reuben Wilson –  Stoned Out of My Mind

Frozek Steak –  Popcorn

Low Fidelity Jet Set Orchestra –  Danger Boogaloo

Lack of Afro –  Live at The Club

Enzo Bontempi –  Bangarang

Orchestra Henryk Debich –  Bez Metalu

Lee Fields –  My World pt 1 and pt2

Kate Bush – Sexual Healing

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