24 Dec 2011

Groove Garden by expressyourselve....

is the promised mix with newer acid jazz music that I tell some weeks before.

It represents mostly the daily music in some of my favorite clubs from the time of middle 90's till 3.th millennium begins. For me was that time the best part of my life.

I was working as a DJ 92-95 then I went to „serve father land“ J, after it I went to school to graduate and had as usual lot of time, so I lived in a center of the city, just had to cross through the underground parking house and step into a night life.

There were in a radius of 300 meters several clubs, like SUB, Palo Palo, Baggi, Liquid or G-Eleven, Bombastic, Zaza, Diablo Latino…. J

And my favorite Bars, like Pepe's and Jungle….

So you can imagine what a life was that.

Acid Jazz of newer generation, we had Acid Roots with initiators of the movement and Fresh Generation with already some of outstanding artist of the direction, is in my eyes the best what could happens to the modern music generation after the, for me, flop of Funk in the 80’s with this period of electric drums, I can’t hear this music, I am very sorry for the people who like it but for me is this just with very few exceptions absolutely no go.

For me the newer Acid Jazz Generation brought the music to blossom again, the history of music was written again after the important of all movement the late 60’s and 70’s Rock & Roll, what will be major topic of next year.

The combinations of different styles that flow into Acid Jazz don’t have any comperation, unique, Jazz with Hip Hop elements, with turntables fragments, dance elements and eternal number of facets….

This one is pure Acid Jazz mix from the middle 90’s with exception of two songs from MC Soolar and Arrested Development, but I saw that they just fit better into rhythm development of the mix with some of their newer songs.

So let us see the artists from this mix with a bit of background information.

Ronny Jordan, Ronald Laurence Albert Simpson born on 29 November 1962 in London, is a guitarist at the forefront of the acid jazz movement at the end of the twentieth century.
Additionally, Jordan can be included in several other jazz genres such as urban jazz, jazz funk, crossover jazz, and smooth jazz.
He came to prominence after being featured on Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1, which saw release in 1993.
He was also one of the artists whose recordings are featured on Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool a compilation album released in 1994 to benefit the Red Hot Organization.

He has also been the recipient of many awards, including The MOBO Best Jazz Act Award as well as Gibson Guitar Best Jazz Guitarist Award.
His 2000 release, A Brighter Day, was nominated for a Grammy award in the Best Contemporary Jazz Album category.

His song "The Jackal" gained prominence when C. J. Cregg lip-synched it in an episode of The West Wing, you can find it on album The Quiet Revolution from 1993.

Dana Bryant grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She made her poetry debut in 1991; in 1995, she released her first book of poems, Song of the Siren and the following year her debut solo album, Wishing from the Top.

She has performed in Europe and Japan with artists such as Speech (of Arrested Development), Zap Mama, PM Dawn and Ronnie Jordan.

You can find the song Dominican Girdles on her 1996 album Wishing from the Top.

Lalomie (Lomie) Washburn was an R&B Singer Song Writer.

She was born on August 25, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee and went on to sing backup with such legends as Ray Charles, Ike & Tina Turner and Chaka Khan.

She wrote songs for and with Rufus & Chaka Khan, New Birth, Buddy Miles, The Brothers Johnson and Aretha Franklin.

She signed with the Parachute label in 1977, where she released her first album My Music is Hot.

She went on to launch a solo career, which drew a large following in Germany in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1992 she released several 12" singles, and in 1997 a second (self titled) solo album.

She came back to Omaha to do a small tour when in her mid fifties.

She died on 18 Sept 2004 in Los Angeles.

In 2005 she was inducted into the Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame.

Try my love song you can find on same titled album from 1996 with 2 version of the song from 1991.

Soulstaff to this group I was not able to find further information, but the song Set my soul free - Soulstaff feat Fred Wesley you can find on following compilations,
Soul of the City from 1993 and Acid Jazz Nr. 1 from 1996, producers are Carsten Völkel & Ralf Droesemeyer.

MC Mell'O' comes from Battersea in south London, he was a member of various crews such as The 52 Flash Kru, the SAS (Strawberry all-stars) and Truly Unique, before getting caught up in the fledgling rap scene emerging in the late 1980s.

His only solo album Thoughts Released (Revelation I) from 1990 is now considered to be one of the true classics of the British hip hop scene's early years, and is widely sought after amongst fans of the genre.

Unfortunately, following the release of this album and its single "Open Up Your Mind" 1990, Mell'O' and his record company had a dispute over the terms of his contract, which kept a follow up album from being released.

In the following years, Mell'O' had trouble settling with any one record company.

After a long period of being away from solo work, where he continued to collaborate with a wide variety of other artists, Mell'O' released "Give Them What They Want" in 2005.

Arrested Development is an American alternative hip hop group, founded by Speech and Headliner as a positive, Afrocentric alternative to the gangsta rap popular in the early 1990s.

It took the group three years, five months and two days to be offered a recording contract, when Chrysalis Records sent A&R director Duff Marlowe to Atlanta's Bosstown Studios to meet with the group's manager Michael Mauldin.

Arrested Development had already been offered a single deal for the song "Tennessee," hence the name of the first album, 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of..., which produced several hit tracks.

These included "Tennessee", "People Everyday", and "Mr. Wendal," all of which hit the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100.

The group won two Grammy Awards in 1993 for Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, and were also named Band of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine.

3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of... was the number-one album in the Village Voice's 1992 Pazz and Jop Critic's Poll.

A few months later, the group was approached by film director Spike Lee, to compose a song for his upcoming biopic based on the life of Malcolm X.

The group then recorded "Revolution," which appeared on the oldies-dominated soundtrack for the film, as well as the second half of its closing credits when the film was released in 1992.

Sao Paulo song you can find on the album Since The Last Time from 2006.

MC Solaar, born Claude M'Barali, March 5, 1969, is a francophone hip hop and rap artist.

He is one of the most internationally popular and influential French rappers.

MC Solaar is known for his complex lyrics, which relies on word play, lyricism, and inquiry. In the English-speaking world, Solaar was signed by London acid jazz label Talkin' Loud and recorded with British group Urban Species and the late Guru, member of the acclaimed New York duo Gang Starr.

Claude M'Barali was born in Dakar, Senegal to parents of Chadian origin. When he was six months old his parents immigrated to France where they eventually settled in the Paris suburb of Villeneuve-Saint-Georges.
At age twelve he went to Egypt for nine months where he discovered the Zulu Nation and became fascinated with the rapping styles of Afrika Bambaataa.

He studied languages at the Jussieu university campus and was a post-graduate in philosophy.

He coined the stage name MC Solaar in his teens from his graffiti tags "SOAR" and "SOLAAR". The song Paris Samba you can find on one of his newer albums Chapter VII. 

Erica Williams, better known as Simple E, is a former R&B singer who’s 1994 single "Play My Funk", made the Billboard charts.
Simple E was signed to Fox Records, who then released her only album, Colouz Uv Sound on October 11, 1994. Two singles were released, "Blue Jeans" and "Play My Funk" which reached 72 on the Billboard Hot 100. Simple E appeared on Cherokee's 1999 album I Love You...Me.

Blacknuss is Swedish group founded in 1990 among the movement of Acid Jazz.
The musicians and DJ’s behind the collective released several albums and 12” as recognition of their work was in 1997 Grammy award of Swedish music industry for modern Dance music.

By this time most people in Sweden have heard the story of how Martin Jonsson and Conny C. Lindström started the club at Jazz club Fasching and how they named it after an album by Rashaan Roland Kirk.

The song Dinah you can find on 12” Dinah and album Gold.

Noel McKoy is the genuine godfather of British soul – a singer-songwriter with a voice like honey who’s long and distinguished career has seen him working with some of the biggest names within his chosen genre.

McKoy made his debut back in the late 1980’s at the start of the acid Jazz explosion.

McKoy formed a group with members of his family. Called simply McKoy the band recorded a critically acclaimed debut album, called Family and delivered a number of street-soul classics on his own label.

A career at the front line of the British soul scene followed. Duets with Mica Paris, Juliette Roberts, Beverly Knight and Vanessa Simon have been interspersed with projects with the likes of Nu Colours, Snowboy, Omar and The Sounds Of Blackness.

The Album Family is from 1991.

DJ Krush is Hideaki Ishi from Tokyo, Japan, is a producer and DJ known for his atmospheric instrumental production which incorporates sound elements from nature and extensive use of jazz and soul samples.

Ishi dropped out of school at an early age and joined a local gang, and a few years later, the yakuza.

He was inspired to become a hip hop musician, and made the firm decision to become a DJ after he saw the movie Wild Style.

Meanwhile Ishi is one of the most respected artists and producers in the hip hop industry, both in Japan and abroad.

Just wanna touch her you can find on compilation Rebirth of the cool vol. II from 1994.

Digable Planets is an American alternative hip hop trio based in New York City, composed of Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler (from Seattle), Mary Ann "Ladybug Mecca" Vieira (from Silver Spring) and Craig "Doodlebug" Irving (from Philadelphia).

They released their debut album Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space) in 1993, where you can find the song Rebirth of Slick, and their follow-up album Blowout Comb in 1994.

Shortly after this release the trio parted ways, citing "creative differences", though they've re-united to perform shows in more recent years.

Marvin Young is born on May 10, 1967, but he is better known by his stage name Young MC.

He is an English-born American singer and actor.

Young MC established himself as an artist, first releasing "I Let 'Em Know", "The Fastest Rhyme", and "My Name Is Young" in the spring of 1988 on a blue-label 12-inch vinyl.

From the fall of ’88 to the spring of ’89, Young MC recorded the rest of his debut album "Stone Cold Rhymin'" while completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from USC. He made a deal with his parents that if his music career did not succeed that summer, that he would attend graduate school in the fall of 1989. Both “Bust A Move” the single, and “Stone Cold Rhymin’” the album would achieve multi-platinum status before the end of 1990. J

I come off you can find on the album Stone Cold Rhymin' as opening song.

Dream Warriors were a Canadian hip hop duo from Toronto, Ontario, comprising King Lou and Capital Q.
Described as "a pair of deft, intelligent rappers" by Allmusic, they were major contributors to the jazz rap movement of the early 1990s.

Their 1991 debut album, And Now the Legacy Begins, is considered one of the finest alternative hip hop records of the golden era.

The album spawned the hit singles "Wash Your Face in My Sink", "My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style", and "Ludi". The first two singles hit the Top 20 in the UK, while in their own country, the album went gold and collected a Juno Award.

So I hope you will like this mix with astonishing music.


01. The jackal - Ronny Jordan
02. Dominican girdles - Dana Bryant
03. Try my love - Lalomie Washburn
04. Set my soul free - Soulstaff feat Fred Wesley
05. Open your mind - M.C. Mello
06. Sao Paulo - Arrested Development
07. Paris samba - MC Solaar
08. Play my funk - Simple E
09. Dinah - Blacknuss
10. Family - McKoy
11. Just wanna touch her - DJ Krush
12. Rebirth of Slick - Digable Planets
13. I come off - Young MC
14. My definition of a boombastic Jazz style - Dream Warriors 

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