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Jazz Excursions on a Sunday Afternoon
May 08, 2012 05:16 AM PDT
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This is a little mix with some records that have been on my mind of late. As ever it's all vinyl.

Duke Ellington and John Coltrane- In A Sentimental Mood
Pharaoh Sanders- Astral Travelling
Michael White- The Blessing Song
Marcus Belgrave- Space Odyssey
Yusef Lateef- Hellbound
Grover Washington Jr- Loran's Dance
Breakwater- You Know I Love You
Chico Hamilton- Mysterious Maiden
Wornell Jones- It Must Have Been Love
Dionne Warwick- You're Gonna Need Me

Rare Groove Show preview: 9th May 2012
April 27, 2012 07:18 AM PDT
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A preview of the next Rare Groove Show.

If you're downloading this PLAY YOUR PART and follow at www.twitter.com/@raregrooveshow and Facebook: THE RARE GROOVE SHOW.
Join both and give me a shout.

Tracklisting appears at the end of the show.


Christmas Hip Hop Vinyl Boom Bap Attack
January 04, 2012 04:51 AM PST
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Here's a show I did for Shoreditch Radio (www.shoreditchradio.co.uk) to see out 2011. For those of you who listen regularly you'll notice that this is quite a departure from the usual RARE GROOVE SHOW playlist.

There's always room for good hip hop which acknowledges its own soul and jazz roots. My favourite hip hop generally comes from the period 1993-1996 when sampling by A Tribe Called Quest, Pete Rock, DJ Premier and their contemporaries was at its best.

Listen, enjoy, comment!

Winter 2011
December 19, 2011 03:33 AM PST
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I've decided to see the year out with some wintry vinyl vibes from Pharoah Sanders to Leon Ware.

In this rare instance I am providing a tracklisting. Do the right thing and do not download these tracks for free. Pay the artists and respect those who dig.

Pharoah Sanders- Love Will Find A Way
Stevie Wonder- Superwoman
Erykah Badu- Green Eyes
Patrice Rushen- Settle For My Love
4 Hero- Another Day
Vikter Duplaix- I See The Sun
Silhouette Brown- Casualties of Honey
Wesley Alexander- Falling For You
Teena Marie- Portuguese Love
Leon Ware- Rocking You Eternally
Junei- Let's Ride

Tribute to Marvin Gaye
October 03, 2011 08:47 AM PDT
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At www.shoreditchradio.co.uk each presenter was asked back in May 2011 to record an 'Artist Analysis' of someone who had been an inspiration to our respective shows. Four obvious names sprung to mind for THE RARE GROOVE SHOW: James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Roy Ayers and Marvin Gaye- the bedrock of jazz influenced soul music.

James Brown and Stevie Wonder went pretty quickly to other presenters. I didn't feel I could do something new with Roy on my turntable and mixer set up and I was also missing one or two rarer tunes. So I went- very happily- with Marvin Gaye who, of these four, was the singer I started listening to earliest. Marvin also reflected the melancholy mood I was under at the time due to 'flu and I knew which of his songs I'd start the tribute with. You'll hear in my voice that I was suffering with a heavy cold.

Here it is: Do tune in to THE RARE GROOVE SHOW- every other Wednesday on Shoreditch Radio and download other shows at www.shoreditchradio.co.uk

Shoreditch Radio Taster PARADISE GARAGE
September 20, 2011 02:05 AM PDT
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Here's a sneak preview- without voiceover- of my forthcoming Shoreditch Radio Show (broadcasting Wednesday 21st September at 10.00 GMT)

Please listen live and support THE RARE GROOVE SHOW on www.shoreditchradio.co.uk

Summer Sunday
August 23, 2011 09:45 AM PDT
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A few summer vibes that inspired me one Sunday. Enjoy, donate if it moves you and find me fortnightly on www.shoreditchradio.co.uk for The Rare Groove Show
Disco Show
July 05, 2011 08:52 AM PDT
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I came to disco fairly late. A Joey Negro compilation for Harmless Records first sparked my interest in bands such as Wood, Brass and Steel, The Universal Robot Band, First Choice and crossover artists such as Candido. Around the same time I also developed an interest in one of the most inspiring of all DJs- Larry Levan. A role model for any aspiring eclectic DJ, Levan would play literally anything and never allowed himself to be hindered by genre.

Since then I have begun to dig into labels such as Prelude, P&P Records, Salsoul and the major labels such as Columbia and Atco (part of Atlantic) that supported artists such as Ashford and Simpson who produced a succession of smooth quality disco hits in the late 70s. Patrick Adams is a producer I love and although his compositions don't feature heavily in this mix I will upload a Patrick Adams special in the future.

This mix was in three parts originally and formed a www.shoreditchradio.co.uk RARE GROOVE SHOW back in the week that Loleatta Holloway died during March 2011. I have spliced it together, as best I can, to become 1 hour long 'mix'. Loleatta features on the wonderful disco classic- Love Sensation.

I hope you enjoy it. Feedback or questions about the tracklisting is always welcome. If you wish to read in more detail about disco music then I recommend TURN THE BEAT AROUND: The Rise and Fall of Disco by Peter Shapiro.

Please remember to follow at Facebook 'Rare Groove, Soul and Boogie Podcast' page, at www.twitter.com/@raregrooveprops and on Shoreditch Radio-www.shoreditchradio.co.uk

Thank-you for your support.


Summer's Coming: www.shoreditchradio.co.uk
June 02, 2011 09:52 AM PDT
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This is a recent 'RARE GROOVE SHOW' from Shoreditch Radio presented by yours truly and recorded on 25th May 2011.

Please support and click onto www.shoreditchradio.co.uk a new start up radio venture with a fantastic mix of chat, comedy and music from dubstep to boogaloo.

If you would like a shout out on THE RARE GROOVE SHOW or events mentioned email me: raregrooveprops@gmail.com or follow me on

If you enjoy THE RARE GROOVE SHOW and would like to hear more shows please tell Shoreditch Radio! You can find them on Twitter: www.twitter.com/@shoreditchradio


Voices of East Harlem- Can You Feel It
Bob Dorough- Three Is A Magic Number
Steely Dan- Peg
Brass Construction- Time Is Running Out
Donna McGhee- It Ain’t No Big Thing
Ronnie Laws- Always There
Harvey Mason- Till You Take My Love
Gene Ammons- Jungle Strut
Michael White- Let Love Be Your Magic Carpet
Melissa Morgan- Fools Paradise
Raw Silk- Do It To The Music
Patrice Rushen- Number 1
Howard Johnson- So Fine

My Kind of House
May 13, 2011 03:28 AM PDT
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A short mix of some favourite house records on the soulful tip to see you into the weekend sunshine.

Masters At Work- I Can't Get No Sleep
Norma Jean Bell- I'm The Baddest Bitch (Moodymann mix)
Elements of Life- You Brought The Sunshine Into My Life
Blaze- Wishing You Were Here- Joey Negro Mix
Blaze- Time For Love
L'il Louis- Do U Love Me?
Byron Burke- Harmattan
Nikki St Nicholas- Music Is My Life
Barbara Tucker- Beautiful People
Wall of Sound- Critical
Peven Everett- Burning Hot

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