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Get Claude – el ritmo
September 6, 2017, 1:39 pm
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”Claude…You’re not supposed to blow the bloody turntables up!!”

Mixcloud HQ Mixtape here – just the music

Show re-stream here  – Select 5 September 2017 – does include Claude talking

PLAYLIST

Roy Budd Meets MB – Get Carter (Heavy Drum Mix)

Burning Banzai – Carter Takes a Train

Stereolab – Get Carter

Stefano Torossi – Fearing Much

Giancarlo Gazzani – Under Drama

Goblin – Death Dies

Group Modular – Acid Wheels

Big Boss Man – Oh my Gawd

Psychemagik – Spiced Odyssey

Bobby Hughes Combination – Seasons/Goi(Vegetarian remix)

The Mad Flute – Snatch OST (uncredited)

Nicola Conte – Kind of Sunshine

Sun Ra – Stardust From Tomorrow(Gerardo Frisinas Tomorrow Remix)

Andrea Daltro – Kiua

Pathless – Goddess

Folk & Røvere – Fotihouse

The Karminsky Experience – Exploration (Medeski Martin & Wood Mix)

Thievery Corporation Vs Nicola Conte – Bossa Per Due

The James L Estraunge Orchestra – Closer

The James L Estraunge Orchestra – Groovin You

Serge Gainsbourg- Melody Nelson(Molecule remix)

pedro gonez – Hippie

Soledad Miranda – El color del amor

Sergio Mendes – After Sunrise

Sergio Mendes – Crystal Illusions (Memorias De Marta Sare)

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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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“Nice track – who is that?” – Claude’s Best of 2016
December 15, 2016, 3:05 pm
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I know everyone who is even just slightly cool hates ‘list season’, but not me, I love it and reading the lists – well a few of them – the ones created with way too much passion. It is my most compelling reason to take a pause for the cause and contemplate what actually was some the best music I heard during the year? The lists of others often help as they remind me of tracks that I would have simply just forgotten about – these days often played a few times and then just buried in a hard drive folder five levels down probably never to be accessed again. Never have that problem with 45s. I am so uncool I even like around list time going back to see what I picked last year and if it’s still ok? – of course being involved with The Golden Apples of the Sun means a Best of 2016 will be pretty loose genre-wise, have no order, and include songs not even from 2016 only here because I first heard them this year and that is good enough for me… enjoy…

Claude

El Michels Affair feat. The Shacks – Strange Boy

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The story goes that Max Shrager brought the soft whispered Shannon along with him to the studio. Max was playing guitar on a track produced by Leon Michels — the producer and co-founder of Big Crown Records — and Michels needed a vocalist. They put Shannon in the booth to try it out. It was her first time ever recording. Then, in one take, the song “Strange Boy” had a singer who completed the vibe. The Shacks were born. Last year I was very big on David Holes and his Unloved project with Guilty of Love in my best of 2015. The Shacks fit effortlessly into a special place in my music collection amongst bands like Unloved and Death and Vanilla. This track really was a standout.

 

BP Fallon & David Holmes – Henry McCullough

All rights reserved ©Jen Maler Photography

All rights reserved ©Jen Maler Photography

David Holmes: “I received a phone call from BP Fallon the day before Henry McCullough’s funeral. He was heart broken having lost his dear friend and asked could he stay at mine after he returned from the funeral. After I picked him up from the train station he asked me if he returned early enough could we record something. I started working on the music that day and then I had an idea which was to record something about Henry and their relationship. When BP returned that evening I sat him down in front of the microphone and this happened in one take! We both knew we captured a very special moment that couldn’t have been created at any other moment – magic. ”

 

The Invisible – ‘Life’s Dancers’ (Floating Points Remix)

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Seriously on point jumpers and one of the best remixes of the year. A nine minute beauty stab touched by the hand of Floating Point….

The Glass – Michael Nau

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I had never heard of Michael Nau or of his bands Page France and Cotton Jones. I first heard ’The Glass’ on Sean Rowley’s radio show. Sean being a key source for music that often stays with me on repeat and also often finds its way into my ‘bests songs of the year’. It has some subtle very Timmy Thomas-esque lo-fi electric drums and then this amazing vocal – think Lee Hazlewood… his debut album ‘Mowing’ was released November 2016.

 

DINERS – Fifteen On A Skateboard

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“Fifteen On A Skateboard focuses on the joy of bombing a hill. A Skateboard” paints a vivid picture of youth, where teenagers chase simple pleasures, like the wind in their hair or a two-stair set that’s just begging to be ollied”. AV Club. Sounds like a love-child born of a dangerous liaison.between Ariel Pink and Harry Nilsson.

 

Beyond The Wizards Sleeve – Creation

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Another perfect genre-mixing indiepop electronic slightly 60s kind of thing that you can play again and again and which has a great video. Goes perfectly before or after Modular

 

MODULAR – Fiebre En La Disco

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Part of the sprawling Spanish pop label Elefant that simply can do no wrong Modular released their third LP in 2016 and I am a big fan.“Fuga Al Paraíso is full of their trademark impeccable pop melodies, a solid collection of analogue synthesizers, and that certain combativeness that they acquired from their kraut influences is an album focused on dance, in a tribute to the disco music of the 70s, That means a lot of pop, kraut, some lounge music, touches of sabadabada and lot of ingenuity”. Perfect pop/disco with a great video.

 

Gary Davenport – Sarra

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Gary Davenport founded both Closet Records and Texan post punk/folk-wave group Mannequin. ‘Sarra’ was written for a 17 year old English girlfriend who he was crazy about, much to the detriment of his band relationship. The young lovers eventually broke up and out of consideration, he never officially released the 100 copies which sat in a box for the next 30 years. Released in July this year by Noise In My Head offshoot Efficient Space, the Sky Girl compilation has got a lot of attention from the DJs within the Golden Apples collective who love everything about it

 

 Myron & E – Going In Circles

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Actually released in 2013 but who cares. Here because I only picked up the Broadway LP as part of a little 2016 haul of second-hand records from Safari’s Record Shack. And Microgroove did not get it when he was there before just me. Amazing album with this track taking it to another level – a classic. Timmon Records in Helsinki, Finland – the home of Myron & E’s band & collaborators The Soul Investigators – have released their own custom versions of the Myron & E recordings, cut right at home in the Timmion Cutting Laboratory – check them out.

BadBadNotGood – Lavender (Feat. KAYTRANADA)

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December 2016 saw my favourite gig of the year. BadBadNotGood still flying under the radar. They played jazz, they played it wiggly with beats and they played it straight, and they played with no vocals – just the grooves – and best of all a packed main room full of kids at Capitol were digging the jazz…this is a crazy video

 

Autumn Leaves (feat. Anthony Kerr) · Kathryn Williams

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Sublime jazz wrapped in gossamer fine silk vocals. Is it a classic from the late 60s – no its from 2016. Kathryn Williams has teamed up with revered jazz musician and vibraphone player Anthony Kerr, to create an album of complete re-imaginings of classic jazz standards, including brand new single ‘Autumn Leaves’. Previously performed by greats such as Eva Cassidy, Doris Day, Edith Piaf and Frank Sinatra, Kathryn and Anthony’s version of the infamous song is hushed and delicate – Williams’ signature vocal tip-toes over lush, rich vibraphones.

 

Farbror Resande Mac – Chemtrails

Gets it just right for deep listening – leave on repeat – essential travelling companion – actually from 2016 but only discovered this year by me

 

Tele Novella- Heavy Balloon

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Possibly almost an afterthought Tele Novella caught my attention because it included some of the original members of Voxtrot responsible for another of my all time indiepop favorites. This one is more here for its kooky video.

more….

Best of 2015 (Golden Apples)

Best Videos of 2015

Top Ten of 2014

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a totally wired feel good jazzy soul trip
October 29, 2016, 4:05 am
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Soulsides presents a totally wired feel good jazzy soul trip hosted by Claude Mono

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show re-stream here – select 28 Oct 2016

PLAYLIST

Cookie Thomas – Black Velvet Soul

Gloria Rosebud Black – Would You Believe

Jack Jacobs – I Believe Its Alright

Freddie Cole – Brother Where Are You

Eunice Collins – At the Hotel Pt1 and Pt2

Booker T and the MGs – McLemore Avenue

The Royal VII – Its An Explosion

Bobby Byrd – Lost In The Crowd

Toby Cooper – The Guru

Brooklyn People – Peace and Love

The Undisputed Truth – Big John Is My Name

James Mason – Sweet Power Your Embrace

artist unknown – track unknown – crate diggers help please??

Tony Hester – Spaceland

Jimmy Conwell – Cigarette Ashes

Stanley Mitchell – Get It Baby

Jerry & The Medicine Men  – The Medicine Man Part 2

The Fabulous Mark III – Psycho (Pts. 1 & 2)

US Warren – The Drop

Frank Huston – Old Man Me

Herbie Mann – Hijack

Jack Jacobs – I Believe It’s Alright

Kent Schnieder – The Church is within us oh Lord

Gloria “Rosebud” Black – Would You Believe.

Lewell Williams – The Lonely Hunter

Elois Scott – Broadway Love

Jorge Darden – Alone Again

Wendell Harrison – Farewell To The Welfare Pt. 1

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Black and Blue Radio Show 15 January 2016

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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’

Listen Here

PLAYLIST

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\)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunshine Soul Mixtape
January 2, 2016, 7:07 am
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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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