The Rare Groove Show
Rare Groove, Two Step Soul, Jazz and Boogie
July 31, 2012 06:27 AM PDT
New things in the Rare Groove Show camp. A new home by the sea, a new record room, many many new pieces of hot vinyl and a new way of pressing my own things via www.dubstudio.co.uk. New Directions! This is a mix I did on the soulful house tip- with the emphasis very much on soul after being reunited with a part of my collection from storage. As ever everything is on vinyl and unedited.
May 25, 2012 02:01 AM PDT
In the mid-nineties the ‘Soul Jazz Records’ label quietly released a series of compilations which were a huge influence on fans of black music, jazz dance and provided a summation of the time after seminal club events, such as Gilles Peterson’s Dingwalls Sunday Sessions in Camden Town. The excitement of Acid Jazz had faded and these songs had come out of a club context and into people’s homes and onto serious playlists. A large list of songs had somehow become related to each other and come to define the jazz scene in London. They had something to say to clubbers and ex club goers. Most had been discoveries of influential Djs like Peterson, Paul Murphy, Chris Hills and Baz Fe Jazz; all names- with the exception of Peterson- that have been lost to some extent in more recent times. Soul Jazz had begun to have a major influence from its shop in Ingestre Place, Soho, London and would go on to release the influential 100% Dynamite Series, compilations from underrated labels such as Tribe and Black Jazz and a great deal of overlooked Latin and Nu Yorican music from the likes of Papete and Ocho. The ‘London Jazz Classics’ series, however, was defining for label and shop. London Jazz Classics consisted of 3 albums of disparate songs and styles from the laid back jazz grooves of Michel Sardaby and the UK’s Robin Jones 7 to the urgency of Patsy Gallant. Soul Jazz also threw in some songs of heavy relevance to those from the hip hop scene such as the Brooks Brothers ‘Forty Days’. All the songs were cool, virtually impossible to find on vinyl and the packages cleverly gave you curated information about recording sessions and musicians. These three LPs have become a touchstone for DJs and are long deleted. This mix involved pulling down the LPs and simply playing a selection from all three- something which gave me great pleasure over the hour. If you like the mix please do check out Soul Jazz Records and their shop- still in Soho but moved to Broadwick Street and renamed ‘Sounds Of The Universe’ www.soundsoftheuniverse.comJazz Excursions on a Sunday Afternoon
May 08, 2012 05:16 AM PDT
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
April 27, 2012 07:18 AM PDT
A preview of the next Rare Groove Show.
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Tracklisting appears at the end of the show.Christmas Hip Hop Vinyl Boom Bap Attack
January 04, 2012 04:51 AM PST
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!
December 19, 2011 03:33 AM PST
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
October 03, 2011 08:47 AM PDT
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
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.ukSummer Sunday
August 23, 2011 09:45 AM PDTA 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
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.
Thank-you for your support.
A series of eclectic mixes from my vinyl record collection- check for regular updates and downloadable classics.
For Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.twitter.com/@raregrooveshow Welcome to my podcast page. This podcast is about my record collection. I’ve been collecting original soul, jazz, boogie, hip hop and breakbeats for many years and have witnessed scenes such as broken beat and trip hop come and go. Podomatic gives me the opportunity to do something active with my large room of vinyl. I hope there'll be a few surprises and some rare cuts along the way and if you have comments about what you’d like to hear please email me email@example.com. Everything will be on vinyl-no editing, no cds, no Mp3s or downloads. I also have a radio show, THE RARE GROOVE SHOW & blog on www.shoreditchradio.co.uk Radio shows live by their statistics, loyal support and listener numbers. If you like what you hear or if you want to know about tracks, record stores or vinyl please email. Please donate if you like this podcast. Any donations received go towards keeping vinyl alive!
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