DJ Moogaloo’s been sweating over the Indo-Jazz Fusion and Bollywood breaks and beats in order to bring to you this fabulous sitar groovers mix – we’ll be spinning a few of these at forthcoming RPMs so come prepared to wig out!
I took part in a CD swap for verygoodplus.co.uk in 2011 and this is the mix I came up with. It is kind of representative of my tastes in music, so a bit of a mixed bag and as it is aimed at fellow record collectors most of it is quite obscure and all from original vinyl (Except the last track which was never released and was recorded of the TV).
I came up with the title “Joy of Funk” partly a play on words of “Joy of Sex” but mainly because I felt that what tied it all together was a celebratory joyousness. There is nothing moody of deep here, just a groovy uplifting mix of great tunes.
We have electronic belly dance, bollywood, funk, library music, hammond organ groovers, tropicalia, Brazilian Telenova Soundtracks and anything else that I like. Hope you enjoy them to 🙂
Journey to the East – a sitarsploitation wig-out!
Ae Naujawan Hai Sab Kuchh Yahan – Kalyanji Anandji
Come Here Calcutta – Johnny Pearson
You Keep Me Hanging On – Paul Mauriat
The Letter – Nirvana Sitar And Strings Group
His Latest Flame – Ananda Shankar
Mas Que Nada – Alan Lorber Orchestra
I Can See For Miles – Lord Sitar
Journey To The East – Bill Plummer And His Cosmic Brotherhood
Eight Miles High – Bob Thiele And His New Happy Times Orchestra / Gabor Szabo
Paint It Black – Folkswingers
These Boots Where Made For Walking – Balsara And His Singing Sitars
Sitar Sitter – The Scottmen
Delhi Discoteque – Johnny Pearson
Groovy Delivery Boy – Frank Devol
The Lonely Rider – Ananda Shankar