Friday, 3 December 2010

The Christmas Get Down...

It's coming up to that time of the year again when we all celebrate and remember the life of one of the greatest human beings to ever walk the face of planet earth. That's right party people, December 25th is the date that marks the passing of a true great - the Godfather of Soul, Mr James Brown.

It goes without saying he was one of the most influential musicians of our ti
me and has left us with an immense catalogue of both solo material and production work for countless other artists' records. I own a LOT of J.B. related vinyl yet there is a whole heap more that I still need! The man was prolific as hell and definitely lived up to the title 'Hardest Working Man In Show Business'.

On Saturday the 18th of December, alongside the rest of the Vinyl Veterans and Positivity crews, I will be playing a set of James Brown influenced Hip-Hop down at The Black Lion in Brighton. Golden Era material that lifted more than a fair chunk of funk from the Minister of the Super, Super Heavy stuff. What better way to warm you up and ignite some Christmas spirit?

Kicking off at 9pm and running through til 3am (FREE ENTRY), DJ's Mac McRaw, Rob Life, Matt The Hat, Bobby Boucher, Foly, Southpaw, Tipster, OMC, Extract, Scratchy M
uffin and myself will be playing nothing but J.B. related material all night long. That's basically a 100% guarantee for having a good time!

I'm gonna try and get a J.B. mix uploaded on here sometime before Christmas, for now though, to wet your appetites, here's a few cut-n-paste classics I've recorded and converted this morning. All of these records are easily obtainable online and since it's the 'season for giving' I've included links to available copies for sale on Discogs (click the track titles below)
. Enjoy!

R.I.P. James Brown (May 5, 1933 – December 25, 2006). Thanks for the music!

Salaam Remi "J.B.'s 40th Anniversary Mix"
(1997, U.S. Promo 12")

DJ Format "Stealin' James (Parts I & II)"
(2007, Limited Edition, U.K. 12")

Norman Cook & Steetsahead "Payback - Final Mixdown"
(1988, Urban, U.K. 12")

Coldcut "The Payback Mix"
(1988, Urban, U.K. 12")

Froggy & Simon Harris "Froggy Mix (Sides 1 & 2)"
(1985, Boiling Point, U.K. 12")

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