This Monday morning we have a special treat for you here at Flea Market Funk. Over the weekend I had the pleasure of guesting once again on The Diggers Union Local 1200 radio show Enjoy and Be Educated on BBOX Radio here in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn. Both Hevehitta and DJ Unexpected are seasoned diggers that have been in the game for a long time. Their show has been gaining a lot of momentum, and they have some pretty heavyweight guests lined up in the upcoming months. Each week, the radio show has a theme, and for this week’s show, August 17th, Flea Market Funk was present for their Talkin’ All That Jazz series. This particular show was part 2 of their tribute to CTI Records discography and the great Creed Taylor. Both of the hosts knew that I was a huge CTI head, (as a lot of us diggers are), and invited me to bring down some records, talk about my love for the label, and of course spin a set. I grabbed a huge stack of the discography that included CTI and Salvation and represented FMF on BBOX that afternoon. DJ Unexpected went in deep as well for the first half of the show, we then spoke a bit about the label and our love of the music before I finally went into my set. I included a few known tracks from Creed’s stable but made sure to add in a bunch of not so popular tracks in there to show the depth of Creed Taylor and his diverse scope of artists.
Here’s the track list from my set:
Idris Muhammad – Loran’s Dance
David Matthews – Space Oddity
Joe Farrell – Canned Funk
Bob James – Feeling Like Making Love
Quincy Jones – Hummin’
Milt Jackson – Metal Melter
Stanley Turrentine – Introspective
Esther Phillips – Disposable Society
Johnny “Hammond” Smith – Star Borne
Esther Phillips – Mr. Magic
Hank Crawford – Sugar Free
Hubert Laws – Fire and Rain
George Benson – Dance
Ron Carter – Barretta Theme
Lalo Schifrin – Most Wanted Theme
George Benson & Joe Farrell – Flute Song
Antonio Carlo Jobim – Stone Flower
Nina Simone – Baltimore
Johnny “Hammond” Smith – Peace Train
Listen to the full show on the Diggers Union Local 1200 mixcloud page.
More show info at their Podomatic page.
The show is also having a pledge drive of sorts to keep this kind of programming on BBOX. If you’d like to donate (any amount small or large), you can do so here.