Today I have an all vinyl, brand new mix I did exclusively for Dust & Grooves. For those of you unfamiliar with Dust & Grooves, it’s a photo project by Brooklyn photographer Eilon Paz. Dust & Grooves profiles all sorts of vinyl collectors through out the world in their record rooms. I was profiled in 2009, and since then Eilon and I have been collaborating on projects, listening to records, and spreading the word about vinyl. This mix is a bunch of sides I dig. While they might not be the rarest of cuts, they all have one thing in common: a sweet groove that you can’t deny. Whether it’s Soul Jazz, Jazz Funk, Soul and Funk, or even some Brazilian music, they will keep you moving. Better yet, it’s an all vinyl mix, and most of the records were dug up in the field by myself. With the exception of the Ebony Rhythm Band and the Melvyn Price (each reissued by Cultures of Soul and Wax Poetics respectively) and The Minx OST, these sides are all original vinyl. Like I said earlier, they may not all be the most popular cuts, but I wanted to explore some other sides off of some really solid records. The short organ groove off of Black Caesar is dope as hell, while the original Beastie Boys sample from “Car Thief” by Funk Factory is a Jazz Funk Fusion bomb, out of the ordinary Dennis Coffey & the Detroit Guitar Band and Gilberto Gil mix with reissued heat from Wax Poetics and COS, as Black Heat facemelts a slow track and Jimmy Smith covers James Brown (off of one of the most solid Jazz Funk records to date). There is even some pre-Daptone/ Truth & Soul/ Soul Fire heat off of the Pure label and some deep Rocksteady with Skatalites founding member Rolando Alphonso. All live and all in one take, this mix is all served up to you in through Mixcloud. Enjoy listening to the mix as much as I enjoyed making it.
Flea Market Funk x Dust & Grooves: Get That Itch All Vinyl Mix Tracklist
James Brown – Dirty Harri/Polydor
Funk Factory – Rien Ne Va Plus/ Atco
Melvyn Price – VooDoo Love Dance/Wax Poetics
The Cyrcle (Off of The Minx OST) – The Rigging/ Flying Dutchman
O’Donel Levy – I Wanna Be Where You Are/ Groove Merchant
Dennis Coffey & the Detroit Guitar Band – Wind Song/ Sussex
Jimmy McGriff – Ain’t It Funky Now/ Capitol
Ebony Rhythm Band – Light My Fire/ Cultures of Soul
Soul Providers – Soul Tequila/ Pure
Gilberto Gil – Jeca Total/ Phillips
Black Heat – Street of Tears
Rolando Alphonso – Moodorama/ Studio One
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