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Fred P
November 26, 2012 02:13 AM PST
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A quick mix made up of tunes from an artist I've been checking by the name of Fred P. P records under his own name and under the name Black Jazz Consortium creating dark but jazzy deep house with strings of the kind I love. It seems we share a few influences as Fred P has mentioned a love of the West London Broken Beat scene and 4hero.

Check the Black Jazz Consortium Soundcloud Page here:


Coastal Soul
July 31, 2012 06:27 AM PDT
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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.

To find more mixes from me try http.//danbouquet.podomatic.com, follow RARE GROOVE SHOW on Soundcloud and @raregrooveshow on Twitter.

London Jazz Classics
May 25, 2012 02:01 AM PDT
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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.com

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.

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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
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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

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