DJ Moogaloo: Soul Flavoured Jazz Divas mix

This month DJ Moogaloo has really pulled out all the stops and compiled a superb series of mixes themed around female jazz singers making soul records. This is one of our favourite subjects and you’ll hear many of these records played at RPM regularly.

Here is another between the gaps genre, when great female jazz singers get groovy, some just dabble with the odd track, or LP and others like Marlena Shaw sit right in the middle of the two. They do end up with a unique quality soulful sound, often with scatting.

Here are the links for Parts 1 and 2; Part 3 is in the works too, you lucky people!

Soul Flavoured Jazz Divas

Part 1
Night Owl – Cleo Laine
Save Me – Nina Simone
Get Ready – Ella Fitzgerald
Woman Of The Ghetto – Marlena Shaw
Compared To What – Della Reese
Inner City Blues – Sarah Vaughan
Let’s Wade In The Water – Marlena Shaw
Hey Jude – Ella Fitzgerald
Funkier Than A Mosquito’S Tweeter – Nina Simone
Aquarius- Cleo Laine
Part 2
Sunshine Of Your Love – Ella Fitzgerald
My Love’s A Monster- Clea Bradford
Right Now – Salena Jones
Liberation Conversation – Marlena Shaw
Willie And Laura May Jones – The New Zealand Jazz Orchestra
Catch A Robber The Toe – Sylvia Mcneil
It Was A Very Good Year – Della Reese
Ain’t Got No; I Got Life – Nina Simone
California Soul – Marlena Shaw
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DJ Moogaloo’s funky bag of pipes mix

Did you know that it’s possible to get funky with a set of bagpipes? Us neither. So DJ Moogaloo got busy on the old ones and twos once again and proved us wrong with this incredible array of crazy, tooting parpy grooviness… no kilt required!

Bagpipes were never meant to be funky. Their imprecise drone sound was meant to signal the threatening sound of a Scottish clan on the march and to inject fear into their enemies, not make you nod your head and wig out.

Well this does not seem to have stopped some crazy people from adding a pinch of the funk to the bagpipe sound.

Some are traditional bagpipe music, just with funky drums, driving bass and maybe some freaky electronics, others are out and out funk, with the bagpipe woven in.

I don’t have a vast collection of this sort of thing, and I think even the short mix here might try some people’s endurance, but it is good fun.

Funky Bag of Pipes

 behttp://www.mixcloud.com/speedlounge/funky-bag-of-pipes/

Scotch On The Rocks – Robert Murphy
Listen Heah – Bros In Co-Op
The Hens March To The Midden – Jimmy Pride
Malika – Rufus Harley
Pop Pudding – Robert Murphy
The Funky Beggerman – Jimmy Pride

DJ Moogaloo: Journey to the East – sitarsploitation mix!

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 🙂

http://www.mixcloud.com/speedlounge/journey-to-the-east-a-sitarsploitation-wig-out/

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

DJ Moogaloo’s new mix! Joy Of Funk

DJ Moogaloo’s been digging in those speed lounge crates again and produced this monster of a mix, one of our favourites yet!

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 🙂

The Joy of Funk

http://www.mixcloud.com/speedlounge/joy-of-funk/

All Along The Watchtower
By Hair Rave Up
1
Não Vou Ficar
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By Roberto Carlos
2
Heartbreaker
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By B B King
3
Ben Koyluyum
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By Hakki Bulut
4
Beachnut
By Colleen And Teddy
5
Lucrecia Mac Evil
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By Bruce Forsyth
6
The Hold Bag
By B G Soul Brothers
7
Hum Bhi Jhoote
By Rahul Dev Burman
8
Now Is The Time For Love Part 2
By Darrow Fletcher
9
Tema De Kiko
By The Youngsters
10
If You Hold My Hand
By Donna Hightower
11
When Love Goes Wrong
By El Klan
12
Money
Buy
By Little Richard
13
For Once In My Life
Buy
By Louis Prima
14
I Love You
By Shish Mahal
15
The Odd Couple
By Alan Haven
16
Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon
Buy
By Cliff Richard
17
You Were Right I Was Wrong
By Trevor Duncan
18
Reggae Rrrrrr
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By Raffaella Carrà
19
Revenge
By Ray Mcvay
20
Baby Hold On (Soul Source Version)
By The Mohawks
21
Lonesome Traveller
By Roger Whittaker
22
Ah Ya Zein
By Omar Khorshid
23
I Feel Good
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By Quincy Conserve
24
I Walk On Guilded Splinters
By Johnny Jenkins
25
Satisfaction
By Johnny Harris Orchestra
26

See you in April, we’re back to the third Saturday of the month and have some VERY special new tracks to debut…

DJ Moogaloo: Speed lounge for freaks mix

DJ Moogaloo has been busy again slaving over hot decks to produce this new fabulous grrrroovy mix for your listening pleasure!

This is a mix I did for The Farmhouse Pub/Club/Restaurant in Canterbury, UK jukebox. Speedlounge is a genre my friend Jeremy coined when I tried explaining the kind of music I was planning to play at a night I was putting on, I said “it’s like Lounge music only not slow, but fast and danceable”, he replied “oh you mean Speed Lounge” and it stuck.

If you like big funky orchestral sounds that make you wiggle involuntarily you will like this.

Speed Lounge for Freaks

Speed lounge for freaks

Uptight
By New London Rhythm & Blues Band
1
“Bodybuilding”
By Werner Müller
2
Vehicle
By Ray Mcvay
3
Cat Walk
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By Pete Moore
4
Daydream
By The Baker Street Philharmonic
5
Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
By Petula Clark
6
Discotheque
By Augusto Alguero
7
I’M A Man
By 101 Strings
8
Hit The Road Jack
By Helen Ready
9
Lulu’s Theme
Buy
By Johnny Harris
10
Mexican Flyer
By Ken Woodman
11
Lonley One
By Tom Jones
12
Soul Mate
By New London Rhythm & Blues Band
13
Soul Thing
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By Keith Mansfield
14
Mission Impossible / Norwegian Wood
By Alan Copeland
15
Stilletto
By Chico Rey & The Jet Band
16
Stroke It
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By Ingfried Hoffmann
17
One Mint Julep
By El Klan
18
Supercharger
By London Studio Group
19
Theme From 2001
By Ray Mcvay
20
The Letter
By John Rowles
21
They Call Me Mr Tibbs
By Ray Mcvay
22
Sunshine Superman
By Wynder K. Frog
23
The Girl Can’t Help It
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By Cliff Richard
24
Following-You
By Ted Atking
25
Trouble Spot
By Chico Lopez
26
You’re Hip, Miss Pastorfield
By Fred Karlin
27
My Way
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By Hugo Montenegro
28

DJ Moogaloo: Brown Paper Funk mix

And to top it all off, DJ Moogaloo’s also been digging through his fantastic collection of obscure tracks by famous 60s and 70s artists to find a selection of incredible, rare tracks that you may not already know by artists that you definitely will!

You may be suprised that 60s Pop stars such as Cliff Richard, Liza Minnelli, Sandie Shaw, Cher and Johnny Mathis have all flirted with the funk. Now I would like to point out that these are not Grade B funk records, but every bit as good as those funky 45 rarities, sometimes better as they had high production values and often a big orchestra to play with.

http://www.mixcloud.com/speedlounge/brown-paper-funk-unexpected-funky-groovy-tunes-by-run-of-the-mill-60s-pop-stars

The Girl Can’t Help It
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By Cliff Richard
1
Evil Ways
By Johnny Mathis
2
Night Owl
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By Cleo Laine
3
Reviewing The Situation
By Sandie Shaw
4
Brother Where Are You
By Jack Jones
5
She’S About A Mover
By Peters & Lee
6
Land Of A Thousand Dances
By Walker Brothers
7
Show Me
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By Lulu
8
Hard To Handle
Buy
By Tom Jones
9
La La La La La
By Cliff Richard
10
Up-Up And Away
By Sammy Davis Jnr
11
Hit The Road Jack
Buy
By Helen Reddy
12
Rain
By Petula Clark
13
Lucretia Mac Evil
Buy
By Bruce Forsyth
14
Love Loves To Love Love
Buy
By Lulu
15
Beginnings
By Astrud Gilberto
16
Lonely One
Buy
By Tom Jones
17
A Little Less Conversation
Buy
By Elvis Presley
18
Spinning Wheel
Buy
By Shirley Bassey
19
Use Me
Buy
By Liza Minnelli
20
Love Power
Buy
By Dusty Springfield
21
Let Yourself Go
Buy
By Elvis Presley
22
Ain’t Nothing But A House Party
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By Cliff Richard
23
Feelin’ Alright
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By Lulu
24
Route 66
By Sandie Shaw
25
I Walk On Guilded Splinters
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By Cher
26
Looking Out My Window
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By Tom Jones
27