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Touch da funky Booty

funky floor breakz feat. tracks by Minimatic, Skeewiff, Tom Jones, Nancy Sinatra, Nu Balance, Benny Page and Lily Allen

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Classics Revisited

Classics Revisited
Download Compilation by HØDj
15 songs, 1:09:19 total time, 96.2 MB
1. ?Where Do I Begin (awayTeam Mix)? by Shirley Bassey (5:35)
An appropriate first track, taken from the Shirley Bassey Remix Album: Diamonds Are Forever. The awayTeam do a great job of using lush instrumentation against Bassey?s fantastic voice, o­nly to throw a really mellow rhythm in that fits perfectly. A rare instance of a remixer not trying to over-ride the original tracks feel with their own; here we have something fresh that remains true to the initial output.
2. ?Hanging Round The Bee Tree / Wow (Instrumental) (Mixed by DJ Morpheus)? by The New Rotary Connection / Five Deez (3:57)
A lot of people love DJ Morpheus, but I?m not o­ne of them. I?ll admit he?s good, but the o­nly release I?ve ever heard of his that I loved was In My Bag, a truly mellow collection of oddities. This first track from the album, a mixing of The New Rotary Connection and The Five Deez, remains a highlight in my collection.
3. ?Speak Low (Bent Remix)? by Billie Holiday (4:21)
This track, available o­n the Verve Remixed 3 compilation, is another brilliant retooling of a classic. The title ?Speak Low? might not sound familiar to you, but when you hear Billie Holiday belting out the lyrics it will click in your mind. And Bent?s remix could?ve been the original for all the casual listener knows; that?s how clean and crisp it sounds.
4. ?Whatever Lola Wants (Gotan Project Remix)? by Sarah Vaughan (4:40)
From the Verve Remixed 2 compilation. You can?t mistake the music for the original in the least, mainly since the song is so famous, but this rendition is quite striking and the classic structure meets glitch dance sound blends just right.
5. ?Sing, Sing, Sing (RSL Remix)? by Anita O?Day (6:07)
It takes a few moments for this remix to warm up, but o­nce it gets going it is quite memorable. Another track from the ever impressive Verve Remixed 3, the highlight is the improve sound given to the music while Anita O?Day scats? an impressive feat for an electronic producer to duplicate.
6. ?How Long Has This Been Going o­n (MJ Cole Remix)? by Carmen McRae (4:57)
From the first CD in the Verve Remixed series. MJ Cole, not o­ne of my fav musicians, does an admirable job here. While the music doesn?t quite fit, it does work. And Carmen McRae?s ever-memorable vocals make this is a fantastic listen, regardless of any shortcomings in the mix.
7. ?Sinnerman (Felix Da Housecat?s Heavenly House Mix)? by Nina Simone (4:35)
Felix Da Housecat is a guilty pleasure of mine; I intellectually know his brand of house music shouldn?t be impressive, but something about always catches my attention. And, of course, ?Sinnerman? is o­ne of my favorite Nina Simone songs. It was like a marriage in Heaven for me. Wait ?til you hear the intro instrumentation; simple and elegant.
8. ?Big Spender (Wild Oscar Mix)? by Shirley Bassey (5:04)
I have no clue who Wild Oscar is; never heard of him outside of this mix. But what a mix it is. If Fatboy Slim were involved with this remix album then this is what his contribution would?ve sounded like. And I truly believe that Fatboy Slim is brilliant when it comes to this style of remix (listen to his track o­n the Moulin Rouge soundtrack if you doubt me).
9. ?Meditate? by Aretha Franklin & DJ Ian Head (2:29)
From the second ?side? of DJ Ian Head and Evolve o­ne?s amazing Soul Reborn mixtape. Using samples of Aretha Franklin, DJ Ian Head composing quite the interesting track. There?s something about the fact that it?s almost completely made of partial lyrics that makes me repeatedly listen to it.
10. ?Fidelity (Remix by Blockhead)? by Regina Spektor (4:30)
I don?t know anything about the singer, Regina Spektor, but she does have a beautiful voice and a great range. Blockhead, per usual, delivers some amazing beats and instrumentation. The original version of this song is available o­n Regina Spektor?s Begin To Hope album. This track, to the best of my knowledge, has never been officially released, but it certainly should be? Blockhead should do an entire album with Spektor.
11. ?Shut Your Mouth (Diplo Remix)? by 3rd Bass (4:11)
Another track that?s never been officially released, at least to the best of my knowledge. Dilpo gives his trypically South American flavor to this track, but it really works well here. The hushed tone of the vocals just blends into the primal nature of the beats. I?m not familiar with the original, to be honest, so I don?t know how much this truly differs?
12. ?State Of The Union? by Roberta Flack & Evolve o­ne (2:21)
Okay, so the opening of this track doesn?t quite feel right for this compilation. But, for some reason, I like the contrast of style thrown in here; ?rap? introduction and all. From the first ?side? of DJ Ian Head and Evolve o­ne?s amazing Soul Reborn mixtape.
13. ?Is You Or Is You Ain?t My Baby? (Rae & Christian Remix)? by Dinah Washington (4:58)
Another fantastic, classic song that could have been horribly maimed but instead came out sounding as fresh as it surely was when first released. The use of echo is a little overdone o­n the vocals, but the minimal nature of the music probably didn?t sound very good without the extra body the vocals are given with the effect. Regardless, it works.
14. ?Supernatural Thing? by DJ Bobby B (6:38)
15. ?Lift Off? by DJ Bobby B (4:56)
The last two tracks come from The Kottonmouth Kings? DJ Bobby B?s Diggin? In The Crates mixtape. The songs are an amalgalm of various tracks seemlessly strung together to form a cohesive whole. A truly amazing listen from a talented DJ


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JayDouble U – Funk & Soul Selection 2

JayDouble U – Funk & Soul Selection 2

01. Lalo Schifrin – Secret Code
02. Blue Mitchell – The Message
03. The Meters – Rigor Mortis
04. Commodores – I Feel Sanctified
05. Atomic Rooster – The Rock
06. Bobby Valentin – Keep The Faith
07. Southside Movment – Save The World
08. The Meters – Look-Ka Py Py
09. Hank Johnson – You Lost Your Thing
10. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Genuine
11. Ray Barretto – Hard Hands
12. Calypso King & The Soul Investigators – Gator Funk Pt. 1
13. Spanky Wilson – Sunshine Of Your Love
14. The Ernie Freeman Combo – Comin’ Home Baby
15. Johnny Harris – Stepping Stones
16. Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band – Bongolia
17. Kool & The Gang – Jungle Jazz
18. Mark Ronson Ft. Alex Greenwald – Just

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Apart from being o­ne of America’s leading scholars and pundits o­n Black public culture, Mark Anthony Neal is also a music junkie at the core. I had approached him a few months ago to collabo o­n some Soul Sides post but with his busy schedule, writing about a book a month (or so it seems), he couldn’t commit to anything right away. Then I saw this posting from last month – part of his Critical Noir columns for AOL’s Black Voices site: Revolutionary Mixtape — Songs That Made the Movement. It was great column about the intersection beteween the Black Civil Rights and Power Movements and the music of those eras. However, for a mixtape, there wasn’t any, you know, actual music to go along with the column.

That’s where we come in. So here it is, the Revolutionary Mixtape Revisted (done with M.A.N.’s permission):

Originally written by Mark Anthony Neal, Feb. 2005

“The spirits do not descend without music” — Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones), ‘Blues People

Does the movement make the music or does the music make movement? It is a classic chicken-before-the-egg question that has challenged scholars of history and critics of popular music for some time. There’s little doubt though, that for the descendents of formerly enslaved Africans in the United States, music has been a vital aspect of their experience. More so than the literature or visual art and dance that have captured our experience, music has been the primary repository for our anger, fears, desires, pleasures, hope and spiritual beliefs. If you want to get a sense of where the black community at large is at any given time, just listen to our music. This was never more the case during the era of the civil rights and Black Power movements when songs like ‘We Shall Overcome’ and ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ were the o­nly armor that marchers wore. Below is a mixtape of the songs that made the movement.

‘(I Wish I Knew How) It Would Feel to Be Free’ — Nina Simone
From Heart and Soul (RCA, 1972). Also available o­n Anthology.

Many of the hard-core activists from the period, including the late Kwame Toure (Stokley Carmichael), considered Nina Simone the “voice” of the civil rights movement. While a track like ‘Mississippi Goddamn’ captures the anger that often surfaced in Simone’s personality, it is the more restrained ‘(I Wish I Knew How) It Would Feel to Be Free’ (written by Dr. Billy Taylor) that really captures the emotions of the period.

‘We’re a Winner’ — The Impressions
From We’re a Winner (ABC, 1968)

With classic recordings like ‘Keep o­n Pushin’,’ ‘Amen’ and ‘People Get Ready,’ Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions helped to mainstream the ideas of the civil rights movement with non-threatening pop anthems. Perhaps this is why so many folk were in a tizzy when Mayfield’s music became more concretely political beginning with ‘We’re a Winner’ — some stations refused to play the song. It was no longer about a “piece of the pie”; Mayfield was talking about a “takeover.”

‘Young, Gifted and Black’ — Aretha Franklin
From Young, Gifted and Black (Atlantic, 1972)

When you are arguably the most important black female vocalist of the 20th century (Billie Holiday notwithstanding) and you were literally raised in the bosom of the movement (courtesy of your daddy The Rev. C.L. Franklin), every note you sing is gonna take o­n an enhanced significance. And indeed, throughout the 1960s Aretha’s voice was used in the service of the movement many times. But her most political recording didn’t come until 1972 with the release of ‘Young, Gifted and Black.’ It was Franklin’s rendition of the title track — a song written and initially performed by Simone in tribute to her friend, the late playwright Lorraine Hansberry — that lit a fire in the still emerging post-civil rights generation as witnessed by John Singleton’s use of the song in the film ‘Higher Learning.’

‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ — Sam Cooke
From Ain’t That Good News (RCA, 1964)

With the exception of Ms. Billie’s ‘Strange Fruit’ or Coltrane’s ‘Alabama,’ there is perhaps no other song recorded by an African American in the 20th century that makes you stop dead in your tracks the way Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ does. Mournful, sullen and majestic, the song was Cooke’s final gift to a movement that was losing dreamers to shotgun blasts by the day.

‘I Don’t Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door, I’ll Get It Myself)’ — James Brown
From Sex Machine (Polydor, 1970)

JB’s ‘Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud)’ seems like a more obvious choice, even with the little Asian-American and Caucasian kids who sang background o­n the tune. Whereas ‘Say It Loud’ was a popular “feel good” anthem, JB’s more pronounced Black Nationalist do-for-self politics was o­n display with ‘I Don’t Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door, I’ll Get It Myself).’

‘Express Yourself’ — Charles Wright and the 103rd Street Rhythm Band
From Express Yourself (Warner Bros, 1969)

Throughout the 1970s Gamble and Huff revolutionized the concept of politics o­n the dance floor. But years earlier it was a slice of West Coast funk from Charles Wright that captured the style politics of the generation that emerged in the aftermath of the marches, sit-ins and murders. This “free to be black and me” anthem would be recovered nearly two decades later when Dr. Dre paid tribute to Wright with N.W.A.’s version of the song.

‘Walk Tall (live)’ — Julian “Cannonball” Adderley
From Country Preacher (Capitol, 1969)

Back when our man Jesse Jackson Sr. was lovingly known as the “Country Preacher” he often opened up Operation Breadbasket offices to the popular musicians of the day. In October 1969 it was Cannonball Adderley’s funky soul-jazz that was in the house. Rev. Jackson’s introduction to ‘Walk Tall’ is worth the price of admission alone.


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Dr Auratheft

Kill That Sound.mp3   07.07.2005 72,4MB Kill That Sound, wild styling and free styling in a seventies reggae deejay style, mixed by Dr. Auratheft.
Pink And Blue Notes.mp3   07.07.2005 66,8MB Pink & Blue Notes, jazzed-up-down-tempo collection, mixed by Dr. Auratheft .
Africa Wakbarr.mp3   08.06.2005 63,6MB Africa Wakbarr, a collection of African funk and psychedelic tracks, mixed by Dr. Auratheft.
Montego Bay Wedding.mp3   08.06.2005 59,0MB Montego Bay Wedding, blazing Jamaican horns and souljazz classics, mixed by Dr. Auratheft.
(X-Rated) Urban Chutney.mp3   08.06.2005 58,3MB (X-Rated) Urban Chutney, a collection of urban club tracks, mixed by Dr. Auratheft.
Random Stamina Volume XI.mp3   15.03.2005 55,7MB Random Stamina Volume XI: Old Skool Ragga Classics, mixed by Dr. Auratheft.
Small’s Paradise Grindin’.mp3   22.02.2005 58,0MB Small’s Paradise Grindin’, In Memoriam Jimmy Smith 1928-2005, mixed by Dr. Auratheft.
Bam Bam.mp3   18.01.2005 60,3MB Bam Bam (Jamaican Mento Mixxx), a collection of mento classics, mixed by Dr. Auratheft.
Tsunami Terror Mixxx.mp3   07.01.2005 59,8MB Tsunami Terror Mixxx, a compilation of Sri Lanka dancehall & hiphop, mixed by Dr. Auratheft.



1 Charlie Parker: Night In Tunesia
2 Ray Charles: Mess Around
3 Charles Mingus: Pithecanthropus Erectus
4 DJ Food: Dark Lady
5 The Doors vs. Snoop Dog: Riders o­n The Storm RFX
6 Herbaliser ft. Jean Grae: Twice Around
7 Madlib: Please Set Me At Ease/Intermezzo
8 Dollar Brand: Bombella
9 Cinematic Orchestra: Drunken Tune
10 Jaffa: Sneakin? (Vocal RMX)
11 Outkast: Pink & Blue
12 Hint: Count Your Blessings
13 Illo: Ultraviolet
14 Baby Mammoth: 1 (Seven Up)
15 Nuff Styles vs. Capelton: Nothin? Beat Trial RFX
16 Amerie: o­ne Thing (Siik RMX)
17 The Overton Berry Trio: Superstar
18 Charlie Parker: Crazeology

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